In this article I’d like to examine the phenomena of an astral body. What is it….do we have one, or it ALL simply a wild hallucination of nothingness? Now, you MAY be sort of rolling your eyes and thinking what difference does whether we have a real “body” per se in the astral realms matter!
But…if you are spiritual warrior and consciousness cowgirl like myself, you realize that this MAY in fact have far more bearing on the truth of “self” than any other question you can ask..:-)
The Astral Body Explained
Most people who have a near death experience, a spontaneous astral projection or even those who can “consciously” project, will describe a body of light that OFTEN is loosely connected to the physical self. (often times through the “silver cord” which has been described for hundreds of years)
The further that you travel into the astral realms, the more likely this cord is to disappear, giving your ethereal body FAR more freedom than when it’s connected to your physical shell.
But is it FORM, energy, or something completely different?
It depends on who you ask…and to be honest, what you believe.
My belief is that obviously, pure consciousness is the source of our truest selves...and within that frame the physical bodies disappears into a loving and primordial light.
But – I do believe that is FAR beyond where most folks “go” during most projection experiences (although some do) and closer to the plane of normal existence, we have a more substantial form.
Of course different belief systems preach different small details, but the over arching truth is that your spiritual self is indeed eternal, a smaller piece of a fabric in a large and wonderful evolving tapestry that lies beyond.
Allowing that part of you to “leave” the body and experience that life now is just about the most wonderfully exciting and transformational journey you can make!