Candlelight.kk wrote:In this video medium Charlie Kelly takes a look at the theory of 7 realms in the spirit world and looks at how we can open our minds to see more and feel more
I was decidely unimpressed by this presentation. Way too much waffling around, way too little explanation.
Yes, I think
I can work out the message that Charlie was trying
to bring across there - in an attempt at answering one of the questions put to him in the most recent live session, although it didn't come across as a very clear explanation ...
The question under reply was from (it would seem) from a person in the very early stages of mediumship development, where it would appear they were wondering if perhaps when trying to communicate with spirit in an exercise, how can they trust that the information they might receive is 'on the level', so to speak
- i.e. the level where spirit communication is 'supposed to'
come from, and what if it was actually coming from someone on, say, a 'lower level' of the spirit world ... just out to cause mischief.
I think the point that Charlie was trying to make there was twofold: In addressing that specific questioner, he explained, first & foremost, how mediumship communication is facilitated when the mind is in the 'Theta'
stage; clearing the mind of all day-to-day thoughts, tensions, stresses ... (Gordon Smith talks of this 'Theta' state of mind, he calls it being in 'The Now', the quiet place where we can invite Spirit to come and join us without interruption - a meeting of minds)
. Reaching this place is different for everyone; some need some sort of guided meditation, some need the ritual of maybe going to a room or place that they create in their mind, with a chair or bench where those in spirit will come and sit to communicate with them - and there are others who don't need any of that, they can bring themselves straight to that place. You get to instinctively know
the precise point when your guide has arrived there to meet you as they each have their own distinctive 'calling card' which you can recognize.
Sorry ... trying to keep this as short as possible, and keep to the point ... Basically, everyday thoughts, worries, anxieties etc. will hinder the reaching of this Theta state. The person that asked the question had her mind working overtime, worrying about whether the communication was coming from the 'right level' etc - those thoughts intruding in the desired process ... not only that, but this notion of The Seven Levels, or Seven Realms(?) precise and exact - seven? Everyone says that, so it must be so.... The point Charlie was making there (I think
) is that Spirit is infinite
, Spirit is timeless
, as is consciousness, and we are all part of that consciousness. The realms of Spirit are infinite. It knows no bounds, save for those we create with our own minds. Where did this idea, this number of SEVEN originate from? We hear it everywhere, although some contradict and say there are 9, others are convinced there are 5 .....
Just as time is a man-made concept - to try and bring a sense of order to our earthly living, so too is this constructed 7-realmed world of Spirit that we are all equally part of.
People need certain guidelines in order to make sense of our existence. Constructed religions create these guidelines, many of which are in conflict with each other. Religions are man-made, and so are the guidelines. In the great scheme of things, what does it really matter?
There is mention in the Bible:
Some further reading and perspectives on the various Spirit Realms:
Seven Heavens is a part of religious cosmology found in many major religions such as Islam, Judaism and Hinduism and in some minor religions such as Hermeticism and Gnosticism. The Throne of God is said to be above the seventh heaven in Abrahamic religions.
- Seven Spheres of the Spirit World
The spirit world is comprised of seven concentric numbered levels or spheres. The idea of spheres in the afterlife is an ancient one and appears in the literature of a number of religions. They are called, 'spheres' because they encompass the Earth, which is a sphere itself - a globe. Each sphere has several planes of habitation within them. These levels have fixed lines of demarcation, which a spirit cannot pass through until its condition, and vibration are comparable to the plane above.
- Seven Levels of Spirituality - Where Are You?
- Spheres of the Spirit World
McKenzie described the spirit world as a set of seven spheres that surrounded each planet in the solar system.
- Seven Heavens