Working with Spirits

Introduction to the Planes, Realms & Spirit Interactions

it is a time of bridging, where many beings are encountering each other for the first time, or reuniting after many millenia. In this section, I will explain and illustrate some of the differences between beings in different realms, and share some basic principles of working with non-physical beings and spirits.

This is by no means a comprehensive guide, and I caution any student to take great care when working with beings in the Etheric, Astral, Causal, Spiritual, and Celestial Realms.

The Realms of Study

I discuss three of the primary realms used for Magical Purposes in my section “The Three Realms ::: Practical Magical Applications,” but here I will cover an introduction into a wider range of areas for spiritual study. I will work my way “down” from the Celestial, and include a brief introduction of each.

Each of the Realms or Planes encompasses all the Realms below it. Think of it like a sphere of consciousness, starting with the largest sphere (the most conscious) and as you go down through the Planes, ones consciousness becomes more focused only on specific aspects of creation. The first three realms I discuss can be understood best by the general state of consciousness that resides within them, while the latter three are better understood by the properties of experience that manifest through them.

The Celestial Realm

Often simply referred to as the “Heavens” or the “Angelic Realm.” This is to be distinguished from the “afterlife,” however, in that this is actually an area of the spirit world where each being has realized on some level that they are One with the Creator (Infinite Eternal Mother Father God Divine Essence), usually through an experience of receiving Divine Love into the Soul or awakening the Eternal Mind. Here you will almost always find beings who seek to serve your highest and best good, and are willing to assist anyone who asks for their help. The most brilliant beings in this realm are Avatars, Archangels, and Perfect Masters.

The Spiritual Realm

Also known as the “Spirit World” as more of a catch-all term for the “afterlife.” This is an encompassing plane for almost all the ways of experiencing creation WITHOUT realization that one is a literal “Child of God,” or part of the Creator Source. The layers of the Spirit World vary from places where beings are unconsciously creating great suffering and “hellish” torment to places of great beauty and “scientific” clarity. Many of the great thinkers of the Ages reside here, until they come to realize their own nature as co-creators.

The Causal Realm

Probably one of the most misunderstood of the Realms. Here the raw template of creation is playing itself out through the basic laws of the Creator. Those who are not conscious of their own nature as individual Beings, who simply believe that death means “deletion” tend to end up in this intermediary space before unconsciously manifesting their consciousness back into the lower Realms of experience. In some religious traditions, this is similar to “pergatory,” an area of unconscious “waiting,” experienced until the self begins to questions its existence and finds itself experiencing itself once again.

The Astral Realm

Where everything is constantly changing and shifting with thoughtforms, literally the “Dreamstate” of Creation. In fact, this is where many of your Dreams take place, whether you are exploring this realm from inside your body or are journeying outward to explore the “Templates” of the Physical and Etheric Realms in the Astral. This is the experiential Realm of the mind, where those beings who are engaged most deeply with their own reflection. Celestial beings have great fun playing with Creation in this realm, while unconscious beings are often lost in the myriad dreams of the mind here.

The Etheric Realm

Also known as the Subtle Realm, this plane is less structured, just as Emotions tend to be less formulated and solid than thoughts. It is like the Breath of Creation, a permeable Energy field that carries vibrations from one space or time to another. Each action you take or feeling you have is like a musical tone, which is carried through this layer of reality until it is “heard” or received by someone or something else. Sometimes old “songs” remain in spaces for very long periods of time, and you can feel this old music when you enter those places. Being the closest to the physical, thoughts that move great amounts of “energy” or “e-motion” tend to materialize in the physical shortly after “coagulating” in Etheric forms.

The Physical Realm

Also known roughly as the”Gross World,” this is where these field layers condense into the Material World. In Dreams, Thoughts and the Astral Realm, you may be in one part of the world at one moment, and in another location the next. In the Subtle Emotional Realm, resonance still travels through Space-Time very quickly and easily, and can be in multiple places at the same time. In the Physical, the fabric of Space-Time becomes thicker, and the apparent separation between different “places, things, or substances” is the most obvious way of experience Creation.

Sovereignty & The Trinity

One of our most potent gifts in working with any of the realms is to understand the Trinity. When we are working with Spirits, or with other people, we must remember that every interaction and relationship is based on three primary fields of awareness.

1. Self (our own Self-Awareness and reflection)
2. Other (any other Being or Consciousness we perceive as distinct from our own)
3. Divine (the Infinite Eternal Mystery of all possible interactions)

This Trinity actually becomes a tool for conscious engagement when we remember that any interaction involves all three fields of awareness. If we are faced with another Being or Entity with whom we are experiencing conflict, we can bring the awareness of the Trinity to that being by simply seeing a Triangle of Pure Light (often Golden, White, or Silver) surround that being in a circle around them. This act calls in awareness of the Trinity, which forces the other being to suddenly be aware of themselves, of you, and of the Divine purpose of your meeting.

It is very difficult to stay in a state of conflict or opposition when the Divine perspective touches an interaction. The Infinite Eternal Mystery of all possibilities reveals that there is a Purpose for all interactions, and that purpose eventually resolves in Love. Awareness of the Self, Other, and the Divine at the same time, can cause any individual to suddenly become self-conscious, self-less, and engage their Higher-Self all at once.

I’ve actively used this simple technique to end fights in the physical world, as well as face very dark spirits in other realms.

To be fully successful, one must first practice engaging the Divine Perspective on your own, and take the time to really feel what it feels like to be IN the Trinity yourself. After some time, proficiency will emerge, and you will understand more deeply how to use this technique with others with whom you wish to create greater harmony.

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