LIFE AFTER DEATH: KNOWLEDGE TO DISPEL FEAR - PART FIVE
A Channeled Lecture by Djwahl Kuhl (DK) Presented May 24, 1985
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Greetings to you along the path. It is I, D.K. Tonight, although communication conditions are not at the best we shall attempt to continue our transmission of information concerning life after death. The information that we are attempting to transmit at this time concerns what the majority of humanity will discover upon the transition.
There are three basic conditions that the newly deceased human spirit encounters at the passing over. The first condition is associated with the etheric vehicle and the etheric level of existence. In this condition the individual inhabits a vehicle that is an exact duplicate of their physical one. This creates a great deal of confusion for them for no one can see them, although they can see everyone. They may see their own bodies but not recognize the perspective of being on the outside. Even when one looks in a mirror one cannot truly appreciate the degree of separateness that is encountered when one is no longer attached to the physical body.
And so the person sees, hears, smells, breathes, all of the physical conditions operating, but no one can see them. No one responds to them. They find that their consistency is such that they cannot touch a physical object. Their hands go right through it. This creates more confusion. Most entities in this state are eventually drawn back to their bodies, which in many instances are the cause of much commotion.
Relatives, loved ones, friends of course, in this western society, are drawn to the deceased, the inanimate physical body. This is the focal point. Although the spirit no longer inhabits it, people are programmed to pay honor to the shell. This creates a great deal of anguish for the person, for the entity that is fixated at the etheric level. They see this inanimate body which they recognize as a body, but they cannot identify with it. It does not look like them to them. They look like them. They cannot understand why all the people that they care about, all the people with whom they have associated are creating such a commotion over this dead individual. For they are not dead. But no one will pay attention to them.
Needless to say, the state of consciousness at the etheric level is a confused one. The perceptions are in a sense a combination of physical plane with elements of the astral. This confusion causes the individual to wander in anguish, to appeal to those whom they can clearly see to beg for assistance. There is a strong tendency for them not to see the nonphysical sources of assistance that exist. For they are more oriented to the physical plane than to the spiritual. They perhaps catch glimpses of those who have passed before. However, as in life, as people normally do when such glimpses occur, they are discounted as being imagination or optical illusions. As was mentioned a good deal earlier this is why the tradition of attempting to create a harmonious atmosphere upon the passing over of an individual was originated.
In all there are seven levels that one encounters upon leaving the physical. The two others that are most applicable to people in general are the astral level and the domain of the concrete mind. We shall work to discuss them in greater detail when communication conditions are more conducive to an accurate transmission.