The Astral Body
You perceive yourself as being solid and physical, limited to a body. You are made up of light, endless mind. The way you see life is a limited state of mind.
We have a body, but we also have a subtle body, a body of energy that looks like our physical body. The subtle physical body is made up of energy, of light that vibrates at a very high rate so the human physical eyes can't see it.
When you see someone's aura, it is an outer reflection of the subtle physical body. It is about the same shape as the physical body, although it can become thousands of things.
Inwardly the sun also has an energy field, it has an aura, so does the earth, so does the moon, and so do all the planets. We're affected by those auras. It's not something that you really want to reason out.
Just as we have a physical body, so we have an etheric body and the etheric body is made up of energy, of light.
Just as your physical body is composed of tissue, organs, bones, and different parts, so your subtle physical body has many different parts.
There are seven primary centers, junctions, within the subtle physical body. These are called the seven chakras.
The subtle physical body is made up of strands of luminous energy, and the energies are flowing through them constantly in the etheric plane. Above the subtle body is the causal body.
All of us have an aura, a body of energy linked to different planes of awareness. Some have the ability to access more planes of awareness then others because of past lives, because of practice in this life.
Just as there are primary colors from which all of the others come forth when they're combined, so there are primary vibratory qualities of energy and light within us.
The subtle physical body protects the body's physical health. It is the radiant life force that is you. When you get sick, it is because there is a problem with your subtle physical body.
The astral is the supporting ground for the physical dimension.
Our physical health is dependent upon energy. We have a short lifespan compared with past Yuga's.
When something goes wrong with the body of energy that surrounds and protects your physical body, it will later show up in your physical body. The problem always starts in the subtle physical, and then manifests in the physical.
The integrity of the subtle body is totally important. As the subtle body wears, we get sick. That is why, eventually, the body dies - it's because something happens to the subtle body.
When you see a deterioration in the skin or the hair particularly, you're having problems with the subtle body. You're taking in too much bad energy. You're just on the wrong circuit.
If there are problems with the subtle physical body, it's very hard for the kundalini to flow.
The subtle physical body protects the body's physical health. It is the radiant life force that is you.
As we grow up, we are exposed to hate and greed and anger and jealousy and peanut brittle and all kinds of things, our subtle body erodes. The subtle body must be intact to transmit the kundalini.
A child is imprinted not by simply teaching. But their attention is like soft clay. The attention field of adults is stratified. They are like hard clay and we push them on each side of the child's attention field.
We are all carrying the imprints of our most ancient ancestors. Not simply in the genetic code, but in the imprints of attention that are passed on.
You can move in and through the astral worlds once you have gained control of your subtle body. The astral worlds are the back corridors of eternity!
Some people travel to other dimensions in their astral bodies when they meditate. But astral traveling doesn't bring a person lasting happiness. If astral traveling is not done properly, it can be quite dangerous.
The astral dimensions afford you opportunities to have experiences and gain insights into the structural nature of how dimensions are made up and phased together.
There's really no pain in the realm of the higher astral. A lot of spirits are playing mini-golf having a good time.