Previously, we examined a fictional account of an arrival in the Borderlands, and we learned that they’re the first realm most people experience when they pass on. It’s in this place that they work through unresolved karma or trauma (some of which can be caused by their death) before greeting the higher fourth-dimensional realms.
One can stay in the Borderlands for as long as they see fit, and only when they’re ready will they leave this plane and embark on the next phase of their evolutionary journey. Depending on their actions in life, they’re provided a setting to grow and learn lessons in, and after their karma is cleared, they can join their family, friends, etc. in the higher realms.
I’m sure some people stay in the Borderlands for a lot longer than others, and entire families might convene there before collectively moving up to the next state of fourth-dimensional consciousness. Others might breeze through the Borderlands quickly and easily, and our rate of progress depends entirely on our choices.
Here, we’re going to examine real quotes from our fourth-dimensional sources (as opposed to a fictional story) that describe the Borderlands and what it’s like to arrive there, meet with departed friends and family, etc.
Like the other fourth-dimensional planes we have yet to examine, a lot’s been said about the Borderlands and the assistance one receives from their departed family and their transition guides when they first arrive.
In our first quote, the spirit leader Imperator tells his channel, Stainton Moses, about the condition of a woman who recently arrived in the Borderlands.
“She is being gradually roused from the torpor into which she fell. She will continue long in a state of weakness and development, and gradually gain spiritual strength before being removed from her present state. She is tended by spirits in the place set apart for those who need fostering care.
“Many who are withdrawn prematurely or roughly, are tended by those spirits who devote themselves to the work in a special sphere set apart for them near the earth on which they have been incarnated.” (1)
The ‘place set apart for those who need fostering care’ is the Borderlands, and as we continue with Imperator’s report of the woman’s condition, we’ll learn more about these realms and the assistance she received.
Imperator continues, telling us that disparaged souls are gathered in the Borderlands for assistance with rediscovering their spiritual faculties and adjusting to fourth-dimensional life.
“This is the intermediate sphere of rest, in which spiritual functions are developed, and that which is lacking is supplied. Such a sphere there is near to each world, and into it the weary and suffering, the spiritually famished, the prematurely cut off, are gathered, that they may be nourished and tended by ministering angels.
“There they must … remain till they are fit to progress. Then they go to their sphere, take up their progress, and are developed by degrees. A harbour of rest after a stormy passage.” (2)
One can’t move on from the Borderlands until they’ve completed a sufficient amount of inner work, and only when their guides can see that they’re truly ready for the life beyond this plane will they be able to advance. From the description we were given last week, this seems like a pretty great plane to exist on, so one doesn’t have to be in a hurry to move on from it.
It’s basically pointless for people on earth (i.e. mediums) to try to connect with people who are in the Borderlands, because they’re in the midst of a very personal and powerful journey with Source, Imperator tells us.
“None from that sphere can be permitted to manifest on your earth. They are housed in the garden of the Lord, and may not be exposed to the rude blasts of your air. Cease to wish. The effect of your wish is but to disturb. Pray, rather, that your friend may fare well in the charge of her guardians.” (3)
Eventually, everyone in the Borderlands will move on and maybe even communicate with their loved ones on earth, but it’s best to let those who are there now complete the work ahead of them without interruption. They have a lot of learning to experience, and by the time we ‘see’ them again, they could be totally different people.
This doesn’t mean we won’t still be close with them, though, and when we finally meet with them again, we might find that they’d long excelled from the first plane and waited for us from a pure state of consciousness.
Silver Birch tells us that the Borderlands are basically a replica of the third-dimensional earth.
“The next stage of life to earth is a replica of your world of matter. Were it not so, the shock for the many who are uninstructed and ignorant would be more than they could stand. And so it has to be accomplished by very easy stages. The next stage of life resembles your world.
“That is why so many do not know that they have passed beyond the physical.” (4)
Mike Swain, who passed away in a car accident, tells us that he ‘flipped a switch’ and arrived in a different state of consciousness.
“I decided that Heather and I couldn’t do better than go along with [Uncle Mark] so we did. It was simply a question of ascending gradually into the sky until all of a sudden we were in this beautiful pasture. I can’t say how long it took us to leave the earth plane. It was rather much like flipping a radio dial from one station to another.
“When you turn the knob you take for granted that another station will be awaiting your pleasure; you don’t think there’s anything unusual about it. That was how we moved from your world to our new one.” (5)
The etheric body switches over to a new realm when the physical body ceases to live, and some people might actually feel the effects of this dimensional change. Some might wonder why they seem to be in a lighter and freer place than they were a moment ago, but the ones who arrive in the Borderlands will notice that that this plane’s a lot like earth.
A sailor who drowned in an oil tanker that was hit tells us about the beautiful things he saw when he exited the tanker.
“It all seemed so queer, and as we walked I saw that we were going towards what looked like a sunrise, the best I’ve ever seen, and I turned to look back over the way we had come, and the stranger put his hand on my shoulder and said ‘Not yet, you must go on out of the Valley of the Shadow of Death and then you can return [to earth] if you want to.’
I said ‘Oh, I don’t care’ and I went on in a dazed sort of way until we came to a kind of garden, but it wasn’t enclosed. It was on the hillside with lots and lots of flowers; oh, they were lovely!
“By this time I had realised that we were not walking in the water any more and I felt so tired and sleepy, and my feet refused to go any further. The stranger suggested that we should rest so I sat down on the grass and was soon asleep.” (6)
The sailor probably woke up in the Borderlands, where he was told all about his passing and the work he had left to do before he could move on. A lot of channeled accounts describe sunny, hilly meadows with beautiful flowers, and this probably exists to convey the beauty of the fourth dimension and help the recently deceased feel a little more comfortable.
The sailor then tells us about the wonderful realm he awoke to.
“It’s grand, just GRAND! I wish my Mother could know about it. We are in a far better land than the one we left, and it’s all O.K. I’d love her to see it.” (7)
The fourth dimension is definitely a ‘far better land’ than the third, because the intense lower-dimensionality is replaced with an understanding of one’s higher dimensional abilities, as well as the indescribable state of consciousness one hones them in.
The incarnate lightworkers and starseeds are working to anchor the fourth dimension onto earth by practicing our higher-dimensional abilities, and the more we practice them, the more and purer fourth-dimensional energy we’ll bring through, uplifting the rest of humanity in the process.
W.T. Stead, who passed away on the Titanic, tells us about his group’s intense yet steady entrance into the Borderlands.
“It was a curious journey that. Far more strange than anything I had anticipated. We seemed to rise vertically into the air at terrific speed. As a whole we moved, as if we were on a very large platform, and this was hurled into the air with gigantic strength and speed, yet there was no feeling of insecurity….
“We were quite steady. I cannot tell how long our journey lasted, nor how far from the earth we were when we arrived, but it was a gloriously beautiful arrival. It was like walking from your own English winter gloom into the radiance of an Indian sky. There, all was brightness and beauty.” (8)
He continues, telling us that he and his group arrived at a place that’s reserved for people who are traumatized at the time of their death.
“We saw this land far off when we were approaching, and those of us who could understand realized that we were being taken to the place destined for all those people who pass over suddenly – on account of its general appeal. It helps the nerve-racked newcomer to fall into line and regain mental balance very quickly.
“We arrived feeling, in a sense, proud of ourselves. It was all lightness, brightness. Everything as physical and quite as material in every way as the world we had just finished with. (9)
The ‘general appeal’ is probably the fact that this plane looks so much like the physical earth yet offers a greater level of freedom and enjoyment, and I’m sure one of the great things about the Borderlands is the fun one’s able to have in them.
Yes, this plane requires focused inner work, but after a particularly difficult lifetime in the lower vibrations, there’s no reason for a soul (or a group of souls) not to soak up the fourth-dimensional sun and enjoy the new, less inhibited realm they were provided.
Of course, the higher fourth-dimensional realms will feel even better than the Borderlands, but it all comes down to doing what works best for us – even if it means staying in an enjoyable realm before we do the work that’s required to enjoy ourselves even more in a higher realm.
Stead also tells us that his departed friends and family (and the friends/family of everyone he was with) were waiting in the Borderlands for them to arrive.
“Our arrival was greeted by welcomes from many old friends and relations who had been dear to each one of us in our earth life. And having arrived, we people who had come over from that ill-fated ship parted company. We were free agents again, though each one of us was in the company of some personal friend who had been over here a long while.” (10)
I wonder if groups of people who pass away together stay in touch. Some people will obviously part ways, never to really see or hear from each other again, but I wonder if some souls don’t bond over the fact that they came into the fourth dimension together.
In our final quote, Stead tells us that when the realization set in that he’d passed on, he grew worried about his family on earth.
“I was … surprised to find a number of friends with me, people I knew had passed over years before. That was the first cause of my realizing the change had taken place. I knew it suddenly and was a trifle alarmed. Practically instantaneously I found myself looking for myself.
“Just a moment of agitation, momentary only, and then the full and glorious realization that all I had learnt was true. Oh, how badly I needed a telephone at that moment! I felt I could give the papers some headlines for that evening. That was my first realization; then came a helplessness – a reaction – a thought of all my own at home – they didn’t know yet.
“What would they think of me? Here was I, with my telephone out of working order for the present.” (11)
Luckily, Stead (and plenty of other fourth-dimensional souls) was able to communicate with his loved ones and the rest of humanity, giving us a wealth of fascinating reports about their passing and the conditions of the fourth dimension, which is a much more complex realm than we have yet to discover.
We’ll continue to talk about the Borderlands for a while, and when we’re done with them, we’ll move on to the higher fourth-dimensional realms (as well as the lower) and learn about each of them accordingly. I probably wrote back in our second installment that we haven’t even scratched the surface, and after so many reports, we still haven’t.
We still have a lot to learn about the various fourth-dimensional realms we’re believed to be traveling through in preparation for our entrance into the fifth. Since we’ve been given so many independent descriptions of these realms from channeled sources who’ve long affirmed each other’s words, we have more to learn than we can grasp.
Our cup runneth over with descriptions of the fourth dimension, and as long as these descriptions continue to be given, I and plenty of others will continue to write about them.
Wes Annac – Wholly interested in the realms beyond the physical.
- Stainton Moses, More Spirit Teachings. Spirit Writings. Electronically published by Meilach.com. http://www.meilach.com/spiritual/books/morest/mst02.htm, n.p.
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- Silver Birch Anthology. Ed. Wm. Naylor. London: Spiritualist Press, 1974; c1955, 56.
- Jasper Swain, From My World to Yours: A Young Man’s Account of the Afterlife. New York: Walker, 1977, 55.
- Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, Many Mansions. (London, etc.: Rider and Co., n.d.), 29.
- Loc. cit.
- William Thomas Stead, The Blue Island. Experiences of a New Arrival Behind the Veil. Estelle W. Stead and Pardoe Woodman, eds. London: Rider, n.d, 40-1.
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- William Thomas Stead, The Blue Island. Experiences of a New Arrival Behind the Veil. Ibid., 37-8.
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