When I was falling asleep last night, just as I was losing consciousness, I felt Aon’s spirit (astral body?) embracing me.
It felt similar to the “out of body” experiences I’ve had quite often before, and this was not the first time I’ve felt Aon’s presence next to me. But when I woke up in the middle of the night I couldn’t remember anything more about what happened.
Then I imagined this scenario: Aon finds himself in the presence of a Being of Light made up of millions of tiny dots of beautiful lights. He feels an overwhelming sense of Acceptance and Unconditional Love.
“Aon”, says the Being.
“Who are you?” asks Aon.
“I’m Leigh”. “Leigh???”
Aon is surprised. “Are you a god?”
The Being immediately laughs, “Hahahahaha!! No more than you are!!”
“Did you die too?”
“No, I still have that human body on earth. We can be in many places at the same time. Time doesn’t even exist outside the physical world. It’s an illusion.”
Then a very realistic scene appears where Leigh is crying uncontrollably over what has happened. Aon asks if Leigh on earth doesn’t understand that he’s perfectly fine in the spirit world.
“He knows enough to know you’re fine”, says the Being. “But he misses you. You were so childlike and innocent to him, like his adopted son. And he feels bad that he didn’t do more to help you in those last 5 weeks. He keeps replaying those events over and over in his mind.
It’s common for humans who are trapped in a prison-body in a prison-world. It all seems absolutely real to them, remember?”
“Yes. What can I do to help him…er…you?”
“I can teach you how to connect with him when he’s asleep and in an out-of body-state. When humans fall asleep their consciousness leaves physical reality and they enter into other realms of reality, the same as when you die. The only difference is that when you die you no longer have a physical body to return to. They remember these journeys as ‘dreams’ when they wake up.”
[My best friend and Thai roommate, Aon, died at age 25 on August 14, 2012.]
[This article was previously published by the same author on www.thezenspirit.com]