How are we connected with the astral world?


The infinite astral world is the true world. Everything in this world of ours was first conceived astrally. The blueprints of this world were created first in the astral world. This world has many limitations but the astral world has no limitations.

We came from the astral world and we shall return to it after death, but why wait for death? If you can go to the astral world consciously now, you will certainly be able to go there consciously after death. You will also be able to come back to the earth plane consciously if you wish.

It is foolish to think that your physical body is permanent. It seems real now, but it will disappear. Then where will your soul go? To the astral world, of course. Your soul goes to the astral world now, when you are asleep, but you are not conscious of it. When you are dreaming or seeing visions, you are in the astral world. It is your attachment to this material world that has made it seem so real, but it has limited you. You must become acquainted with your base of operations: the astral world.

It is important to spend more time in the astral world. Live there now by deep concentration upon peace and calmness. By increasing the intensity of your concentration and the depth of your calmness, you can be in the astral world.

No Limitations in the Astral World

Here on the earth plane, the differences between solids, liquids, and gases are very plain. We know that if we jump from the solid shore into the liquid ocean, we will drown.

There are no such limitations in the astral world. In the astral world we can cognize the shore as solid and the ocean as liquid, but we don’t drown if we jump into the astral liquid. In the astral world, we can glide through both solids and liquids. We can differentiate the solids from the liquids, but we know that both are manifestations of light. That is why Jesus was able to walk on the water. He realized that both the earth and the water were made of astral light.

The law of relativity has delusive power. In this earthly life, for instance, we find that our body cannot go through a wall. In the astral world we realize that both the wall and our body are made of light, and we are able go through a wall of light with our body of light.

Activity is Very Desirable

Activity is wonderfully effective for doing good things — if your mind is centered upon God. Be “calmly active and actively calm.” You must remain calm even in the midst of noise. The ability to do this shows the astral influence upon you. When you live in the astral world, you will be guided by the unlimited Supreme Power within you.

The real control of the physical body is in the astral world. Any trouble that arises in the astral world cannot be cured by physical means. You must go to the astral world to find the cause of the trouble. If a house is lighted and a certain wire doesn’t give light, you will have to go to the dynamo. If there is something wrong with the dynamo, the whole house will be in darkness. So it is with disease. Any trouble that is situated in the astral world will have to be corrected there.

By entering the astral world, we learn the cause of all diseases and the secret of our existence. We know what happens after death and before we are born. The astral world is the factory from which everything is produced.

True freedom can come only by living in the astral world. In the physical world you will become distracted trying to cope with your problems unless, mentally, you live more in the infinite astral world. Fly away from your material troubles by living more in the astral world. When your earthly bad karma is burned up, you will return to the astral world and remain there forever, unless you desire to return to Earth to finish some important good work which you started.

Meditation Exercise

Keep your mind at the spiritual eye at the point between the eyebrows. If you concentrate long and deeply through the spiritual eye, you will get the right answer to any problem. Meditate until the light of God appears. Never go to sleep until you have contacted the divine joyful vibration of God.

No matter what happens, always remain in the mental sphere of happiness born of meditation. Concentrate upon the great peace within, and you will see the shadow of earthly limitations melting away. Eventually you will see that behind this motion picture of delusion there is a world eternal, the infinite astral world.

From Inner Culture, July 1941.