What I call the Mystic Passage is the journey taken by my client, myself and the Spirits into the realm of death. It’s a place of deciding your fate in terms of the decision to leave your body, making peace with that decision and getting guidance and help from the Spirits for the transition. This is also the time/space of connecting with the Akashic record keepers. This Mystic Passage in my journeys, takes place on the 7th level of the upper world.
The Akashic records (akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning “sky”, “space” or “Aether”) is a term used in theosophy to describe a compendium of mystical knowledge encoded in a nonphysical plane of existence. These records are described to contain all knowledge of human experience and the history of the cosmos. They are metaphorically described as a library and other analogues commonly found in discourse on the subject include a ‘universal computer’ and the ‘Mind of God’. Descriptions of the records assert that they are constantly updated and that they can be accessed through astral projection. the concept originated in the theosophical movements of the 19th century, and remains prevalent in New Age discourse”. From Wikipedia
This journey into the dark or rather the transition of death, involving helping people “cross over” started some years ago with a fateful call in the middle of the night. These are the calls you hope you never get and yet there you are at 2am listening to your best friend who is in Chile hiking with some high school students, telling you that her son has been in a terrible accident in Hawaii and doesn’t know if he will live thorough it. “He’s in a coma, please go find him and see what’s going on”. After I recover from this news, crying with my dear friend, I tell her to call me back in 15 minutes. First, I can’t believe my ears as this friend Fran and her husband Jim lost another child just a few years before in a freak accident. I remember well that phone call in the might and that journey to Colin, 10 years old at the time, finding him walking around his house wondering what happened. That journey was about showing him he died, explaining what happens next and taking him to the loving, waiting arms of ancestors to cross over (psycho pomp) and come back, which he did by orchestrating his memorial service. I’ve know this family for over 25 years. Fran is my best friend. That memory haunted me as I readied myself for the journey to Keenan.
I pulled myself together, got out my drumming cd and journeyed to find Keenan. I went to the upper world to speak with my Ancient grandmothers. They are my counsel and I go to them for my divination work. They immediately shook their heads in a ‘No” fashion meaning to me that Keenan wasn’t going to make it. As I looked away from them I saw Keenan in a prone position with a sheet over him. I was heartbroken. It was almost too much to bear and I took myself out of the journey as his mother was calling in a moment.
The phone rang and Fran wanted to know what happened. I first asked her what she felt was going to happen and she said she didn’t think Keenan was going to make it. I then told her what I saw. We cried. She then asked me to go back and show him all the reasons to live and if he still didn’t want to live with the results of the accident leaving him with one arm and blind, she would understand, but to please wait till she got home from Chile as she was wait listed on the next flight which would take 24 hours of travel to get to him. “No problem”, I said.
Back I went to the Ancient grandmothers and this time I saw Keenan as ‘spirit’ as well as viewing him under the sheet. I spoke to him of all the reasons for living and how loved he was and how much his mom wanted to dance at this wedding and play with his children in hopefully a near future. He listened and told me how he really didn’t want to live with these disabilities and that while he loved his parents he was not happy nor had he been very happy for some time. Colin was there with him, not saying a word. I tried as much as I could to convince him that life changes and all the help he would get and how much he meant to all of us and to please think about it . He said he would.
I came back out of the journey and the phone rang again to Fran’s voice asking me what happened. I related the information and she told me his vital signs were better since we spoke last. Keenan said he would wait either way till his Mom arrived. The next phone call from Fran was from the hospital. Keenan had taken a turn for the worse, he was bleeding out and she could not “see” him in his body. She felt he left and she understood this was his choice. While she would’ve done anything for him to stay, Fran understood how Keenan would not want to live in this compromised condition and then told me to go back and tell Keenan that she could not bear to sit next to his bed for a long time while he was in a coma waiting for his body to die. If he didn’t want to live to please just leave and it was alright, she understood.
Fran’s presence of mind always amazed me. Back I went to the upper world and there was Keenan and Colin seemingly having some conversation about all of this. I asked Keenan what he wanted to do and he decided it was all too much trouble to come back to his body. He wasn’t happy and he really wanted to be with his brother and move on. I told him what his mother said and he was fine with leaving his body as he didn’t want anyone to suffer a lengthy death. I looked to the grandmothers for the next step and they showed me these two shamans who arrived in robes of white and faces I couldn’t see. I asked who they were and was told they were the Akashic record keepers. I told them that Keenan didn’t want to live and could they please assist the body dying in Ordinary Reality, whereupon they ran what looked like some lasers up and down the body until a beautiful gold thin card almost the length and breath of the body lifted out. I asked what this was and was told this was Keenan’s Akashic record to be filed with the library.
The body then turned to ash, Keenan and Colin waved goodbye and with my mouth hanging open I returned from the journey. I thanked everyone and cried. The phone rang shortly telling me Keenan had passed and thank you for taking care of this. I then flew off to Hawaii to help my dearest friends with the Ordinary reality part of Death.
This experience was the first of quite a few of these opportunities to bring people to the Mystic Passage who feel they are ready. The next one was a good friend of mine who was dying of cancer, bed bound and on morphine all the time. I asked her if there was something I could do to help and she said she wanted to leave, was ready and didn’t want to stay like this anymore. She told me she and her husband were ready for the transition.. I told her I would try. I journeyed to the Grandmothers again, saw my friend Alice there and the Akashic record keepers were there. I explained to her what I knew about this procedure and asked if she was truly ready. She said she had been ready for a long time. The Akashic record keepers used their lasers on her, retrieved her record and her body turned to ash. Her Spirit thanked me and walked away. She passed within the week.
The next person was someone I didn’t know personally who, was dying of Aids. He was a friend of Fran’s who wanted to pass as his body was destroyed by the disease and his partner didn’t know why he was still here suffering. I said I’d be honored to be part of this experience and would see what I could do. When I went to the upper world to meet my Grandmothers, John (not his real name) was there looking very confused. I explained who I was and what was going on. I said I would bring him to this place of transition if he wished and he said he would be grateful for this and the only thing that kept him in his body was he didn’t see anyone to help him pass over and he was afraid. With that, a group of his ancestors came to meet him and showered him with loving kindness and promised they would be there for the crossing. He was safe and loved and well taken care of by the Ancestors. Johns’ whole demeanor showed relief and he said he was ready. It’s always amazing to me how the Spirits are always there just ahead of the asking. The Akashic record keepers were there in the ready, never saying a word, they proceeded with their record removal, the body turned to ash, John left with his ancestors and I came out of the journey. Two days later John’s body ceased to exist with great gratitude from his partner.
In another case similar to these, one person wanted to help his family and didn’t realize in his condition that it was not possible. He was unable to move, speak, see or hear. He was incontinent and on large amounts of morphine for his pain. He had cancer. When I invited him to come meet me in the upper world so we could talk about what was happening, he welcomed that opportunity and kept expressing that he wanted to help his family. I showed him what he looked like in ordinary reality and then explained to him that should he decide it was time to leave his body (which was going to happen in a month,the dr’s said) I would try to help him with the aid of the spirits to leave now and he could help his family from the other side. We had a long conversation and his current and previous wife showed up with his daughter in the upper world quite hysterical about his dying and there was a big family healing. Then he told me he was ready and willing to go as he wanted to be able to be with his family in a helping way. the Akashic record keepers took care of him while the family members received some healing work from the grandmothers. I was told that he would pass in 2 days. He did. Everyone was surprised and relieved. The interesting part of this was he was really unable to speak but was able to make himself heard by the family to say goodbye and tell them not to fight with each other. He had also been given a beautiful golden guardian angel to help him pass over. I saw the pictures of his ceremony of the family putting his ashes in the water and everyone saw the ashes rise up from the water in an image of him with a golden shape next to him that they told me they thought was an angel. It was amazing. the family didn’t know ahead of time about the work we did. I then told his daughter what happened and she thanked me as she knew her father didn’t want to be like he was.
I’m writing these experiences in the hope that it could help others who wish to leave and can’t find their way. I believe it’s my job as a practitioner to help end the suffering. My compassionate spirits are very helpful in this experience, doing healing work on the client, explaining what will happen, what the options are and leaving the choice to the client. This is the Mystic Passage and we are here to serve. The grandmothers explain everything to me and I’m the intermediary.
I don’t take this work lightly and I’m very honored to be part of this experience for people. I also check on them after the passing, for their families at a later time. It’s all a privilege for me to serve in this way. The Mystic Passage has opened my eyes in so many ways around my concept of death, the Akashic records and the wonderful Akashic record keepers in Non ordinary reality. I’m very grateful for having my compassionate spirits/Ancient grandmothers show me a way I can help these people. I’d like to thank the families of the people who’s story I’ve shared for allowing me the honor of being in their lives in this very intimate way. Your family members are in safe keeping. Many blessings, Shoshana Avree, email@example.com, www.shaman-inspirit.com