Veil Ten ~ The Illusion of Death by Suzanne Lie
By Suzanne Lie, 12/26/2015
“The Illusion of Death”
"Hello. Lady Astrea are you here?"
This is very unusual. She is always here as soon as I arrive. Or, perhaps, I'm not here yet? If I'm not here yet, then I have no idea how to travel in this land. It does not matter how far I walk because the world around me changes even if I stand still. This place doesn't feel quite the same. I can't explain it but there's something different. It looks the same, but it doesn't "feel" the same. I am beginning to become frightened. How did I get here and how can I leave? Where did I come from? I can hardly remember where I'm going. I must think of the Lady. She can read my thoughts and she said she would always answer when I call her with my heart. That should be easy as it is beating very hard now.
"Dear Lady, I call you. Help me. Direct me."
Suddenly, I feel something like a wind and I see a flash of Light. Now everything still looks the same, but it feels different. It feels like the right place and before me is Lady Astrea smiling like a proud mother.
"Very good, my one, you remembered your lesson and kept your faith."
"But what happened?" I ask.
"It was time for you to learn discrimination. As one travels in their mind they must learn that the process is very different from traveling with their bodies. Their feeling world becomes their compass and their thoughts direct their movement. You did very well for your first solo flight."
"What do you mean 'solo flight'?" I ask very confused.
"Before, I directed you here by the beam of my thoughts, but now you remembered where you wanted to go so you directed yourself. You are growing, my dear.
"But come now, it is soon your time. Can you remember what is happening on Earth now?"
"Well, let me see. I must concentrate. I'm afraid I got rather upset on my solo flight and, as you have said, when I'm emotional it is very difficult to concentrate."
"Take some slow deep breaths, my dear, and center your awareness on the point behind your forehead and between your ears. Now feel your heart and see a ray of light that travels up from your heart and into that point. Allow that point to serve as a projector, to display a picture on the inside of your forehead at the point between and slightly above your eyes. Concentrate. Make sure the ray of light from your heart is unbroken. When that connection is made, the picture will be automatic."
It is very difficult at first, but the Lady is right as always. As soon as the connection is made, I see a picture but it is very unpleasant. I see a very old woman, small and frail, lying on a hospital bed with tubes connecting her to machines. I know that she is dying, as she is ‘not in her body' but rather floating above it. I begin to cry and this makes the picture go away.
"Who is it, my dear?" says Lady Astrea in a steady, comforting voice.
"It is my grandmother. Now I remember why I came here myself this time. I came here with a request. I wanted to release the 'Illusion of Death' so that I could assist my dear grandmother in her transition. It appears that I performed some kind of ceremony to help her. But I can't remember much right now.”
"Come, my one, Lady Leto can help you."
As I enter the circle this time, the Ladies are dressed in translucent white. They look like two beautiful Light Beings and they are smiling in loving recognition. For the first time they speak:
"At your request, my dear, we release the 'Veil of the Illusion of Death."'
And, as they remove the veil, I hear Lady Leto saying:
"Dear one, you did indeed assist your grandmother while on Earth. There is a degree of fear within your personality regarding astral travel; therefore, you are unable to cross over with clear recognition of what had happened. We are glad to help you remember your Earth challenge. It is this remembering that will help you to conquer your fear.”
"Two ceremonies were actually performed. One was performed while you were awake. Then you asked for it to be continued on another level while you were asleep. The waking ceremony you will remember as soon as you cross back to the other side. However, you must remember that normal dream language arises from your animal brain and not from your higher cortex.
“In order to remember your highest sleep or astral experience you must be able to function from a high cortical level in bringing the information over to your conscious Earthly mind. To achieve this memory takes great practice and total control of your emotions because they will automatically lower the cognition down to the animal brain. Since you still harbor fear of the astral, and in this case fear of 'death', you were unable to bring forward your dream experiences to your Earthly life and your Earthly experiences to your dream life.
"I will now recount your astral ceremony. Master Jesus and Mother Mary assisted in the ceremony due to your grandmother's chosen faith in this life. You stood at the threshold with Lady Astrea and Archangel Michael, while I directed your grandmother's vision towards Jesus and Mary. Your grandmother's personal Angel brought her two 'dead' husbands from the other side to her along with other family members who have crossed over. Your grandmother then became aware that 'death' is not the end, but instead the beginning. However, she still holds to her daughter and is afraid to make a decision. Her life has been focused around learning to live for herself. She was born in an era when a woman's goodness was measured by her ability to live for others. This she did. And now, as she did not live for herself, she must die for herself. Be patient with her and love her through the process.
“All of her life she surrounded herself with strong people who would not give her time to do things and make decisions for herself as it was not their way to be so 'slow.' Accept your grandmother now in her manner of decision. She has gained the needed information and is constantly and almost consciously attended by her Angel. Love her and allow her to find her own way to learn her lessons and free herself into the light.
"After the ceremony you came here to my temple for the removal of the Tenth Veil and asked that it be the 'Veil of the illusion of Death. 'The 'Veil of Death' is thin indeed. It wavers in the wind and is translucent in the sun. One can almost see the other side, can almost hear the calls of loved ones, and can almost know the meaning of life. But even though the step is short and the veil is thin, once across, the steps are final. Once across, the veil is denser, the time is ended and the space is over. Now the heart has found its Home and the yearning can subside. The journey is complete.
“My one, the journey of life goes not from birth and into 'death,' but rather from 'death' into 'death.' For 'death' is an illusion of a quantum scale. The transition of 'death' is not a step, but instead, a leap. On the other side of 'death,' life lives in the opposite. So to come to one's 'death,' one really comes to one's Self. Once the 'Veil of The Illusion of Death' is lifted, one knows eternity. One knows that they are truly constant and truly one with the universe."
Master Hilarion continues: "'Death' and birth are the same and differ only in semantics. When one dies to one side of the veil, they are born to the other. One reason why travel in the astral is so difficult is because it holds the fear of all those who did not know that fact and were afraid of that transition. However, as soon as they could find their guides, they were able to move into a higher vibration. They then left their fear behind. That fear was then absorbed by the primal masses of thought forms and these thought forms have become the 'devils' and 'demons' and other forces of darkness. These forces of darkness live off of fear and are repulsed by love.
"Since these beings of fear live just beyond the veil, many can feel it and interpret these feelings as fear of 'death.' However, they are really experiencing ‘fear of fear.’ 'Death' is not lack of existence, but instead another kind of separation. When on Earth, one is separated from the conscious knowledge of and interaction with their friends and guides on the other side. On the other side, once 'dead,' one is separated from the conscious knowledge of their friends and guides on Earth. However, even this separation is an illusion for in truth, all is one. Separation is a state of consciousness, not a state of 'life' or 'death.' If one is able to achieve a state of consciousness that allows communion with all life while in the body, this ability will be carried across the threshold. Remember that Earth is a schoolroom and that anything that is learned there shall be yours for all eternity. Consciousness is your only eternal treasure."
Apollo now adds: "'Death' is life and life is 'death.' Beyond the illusion of death the truth prevails that life and 'death' are two sides of one coin. The two sides of a coin differ only in the symbols that they each represent. Life and death are different sets of symbols that represent existence within a time/space, dense, physical structure and another set of symbols that represent the higher vibration of existence beyond the physical. The transition from physical to non-physical is experienced as 'death' whether or not the one can return. Therefore, it is vital for one to be free of the illusion of death and the incumbent fears of 'death' that often accompany physical existence.
"One of man's major evolutionary lessons is to learn that he is not the body but is only using the body as a focus of attention so that evolutionary lessons can be learned. When man was lower on the evolutionary scale, it was necessary for him to learn to own his body so that he could use it effectively. These 'gods' in the making looked around their schoolroom Earth to find a physical structure that seemed inhabitable for them. They found a type of ape that could raise to a standing position to better view the world and also had strong mating and tribal traditions. These beings appeared to be the most appropriate of physical structures available and the ‘gods’ knew they could quicken the evolution of the species by inhabiting it with their higher spiritual and mental capacity.
"However, many chose not to take this risk of entering such a dense structure and chose instead to weave a finer body for themselves from the etheric substance about them. For many years and eons the separation between these two groups was strictly obeyed. Each felt that the other had chosen a different path. The end goal of each, however, was the same: to raise their vibration into perfect Spirit. With the downfall of Lemuria and Atlantis, the rules of separation were relaxed. Many of the finer beings mated with those with 'ape-man' bodies and their offspring further quickened the evolution of the animal-man. However, the animal-man qualities were stronger and generally overpowered those of the etheric beings. After the fall of Atlantis, many of the areas of Earth were too dense for the etheric beings and they had to retreat to certain areas where the vibration could be maintained at a higher rate.
"However, as Earth continued on its devolutionary path, many of these 'high' places withdrew into the ethers taking with them the lighter or often called, Faerie Beings. These Faerie Beings stand at the threshold between the two worlds. They have very different values and philosophies than humans, but since both beings came from the same first cause, they are truly of the same evolution. Faerie Beings who raised their consciousness became Angels and Archangels whereas humans who raised their consciousness became Ascended Masters. Advancement into Light can be achieved from both sides of the veil. The Faerie Kingdom, not bound by time and space as it is known on the physical world, does not experience change as ‘death.’ But they do release one ‘body’ to expand into another. This treatise has been presented to you to help you understand that death is merely the passage into a new life.”
As I walk from the circle, my mind is a blur of images and feelings. Although this is more than I can understand, I will hold it in my mind until I grow into it. I am returning now …