This process was developed by William Swygaard in the late 1950s and shared through the book, ¨Multi-Level Awareness and Multi-Plane Awareness.¨ This book has been out of print for over three decades and copies are extremely rare. Multi-Plane Awareness (MPA) is designed to allow the experiencer the opportunity to integrate the bodies of each plane of consciousness that are simultaneously occupied in full consciousness, which is often unavailable to normal human consciousness.
It is important to note that one needs to have developed sufficient understanding of the existence of these levels of consciousness. If you have not gone deeply into your own psyche or altered states of consciousness, then this will probably seem obscure or simply not true for your current experience of life. Scientifically, this understanding appears to be reaching some level of acceptance.
Dr. Stephen Hawking’s work and M theory incorporates mathematical models of hidden dimensions of our physical world. Psychospiritual studies also indicate that there is much more to our ‘reality’ than the physical world we enjoy.
To offer some insight as to how one might have other bodies on other planes of consciousness, let us look at a simple mathematical example. We use roughly 10% of our brains with the 5 senses we all know about – sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. We are aware of the ‘clare-alls’ and the ‘tele -bies’ such as clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance, claircognizance, clairgustance, telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, etc. (see: Psychic Senses).
Could there be more? Undoubtedly.
How many senses do we really have? Imagine a simple ratio – 5:10 as X:90 and solve for the value of X. To make it simple, the number is 45. So by deductive reasoning we can imply that there are as many as 45 more senses with the other 90% of our brain. We may also infer that these 45 senses may be distributed in somewhat of a ‘finer’ sense (pun intended) through 9 other bodies of a different rate of vibration than the condensed form in the physical realm. This is the premise for Multi-Plane Awareness. Swygaard’s research revealed that 9 bodies were consistently experienced by his subjects in various contexts and purpose, residing on other levels or planes of consciousness. What would happen if we brought them all into our awareness?*
This process is for adepts or experienced OBE travelers and can cause undesirable situations if one who has not developed their understanding and life experience in multidimensional consciousness. It is to be conducted in a quiet space with meditation music, or background noise such as a small waterfall for home/office use, being optional. You will need to plan for about two-hours of time for this process.
It is advised that a skilled facilitator is used; one who has gone through the process as well and had some time to integrate the consciousness into their own experience, as their bodies will be interacting with the others during this experience as part of the process. It is necessary to only explain the process briefly, sharing that they may witness other images in addition to their perspective bodies, although it is not required for success.
I am available to conduct workshops and/or facilitate multiplane or multilevel awareness sessions in person. I have several selections of workshops that are stellar tidbits of cosmic consciousness imparted in a fun-filled and investigative presentation.
The Process Procedure…
This process is for establishing the awareness and integration of each of the bodies we have on other planes of consciousness. These bodies range in scope of being from human to galaxian and beyond to pure light…Source. Each plane has a body and a name and is just as real on its plane as the experience of the participant is on the 3rd plane, our physical world. The participant is informed that a vocal link will remain so that he/she may be in constant contact with the facilitator, reporting the events as if watching a movie. This is usually a process that an adept at meditation is able to complete. The challenge is to suspend analysis of the mind and to just ‘experience’ and report it as live coverage of your journey.
It is also imperative that the voice contact with the participant be maintained. It is important that the participant is lucid enough to be able to accomplish this or the process is impossible. They are asked to just observe and report, not to attempt to analyze what they are seeing… just report back as an observer. The intellect will attempt to decipher in the beginning, so it is necessary to just be an observer now, totally and completely, reporting what is being seen to the facilitator. A trained and tuned-in facilitator will manage the process at the participant’s speed of surrender, entering fully into the experiencer and reporting observer. It may sound strange but once the process begins it will make complete sense.
The facilitator records, either on paper or by a recording device, the images, names of the various bodies and messages that the participant experiences. This is a sacred process and ONLY those who are able to move into this state of Being are taken any further. They must be able to still the mind and just BE in the experience. Otherwise, damage to the psyche of the individual may occur. It is imperative that extreme caution is observed in this process. The use of a centering prayer of protection or invoking your allies and guides in preparation is useful as well.
The Process Engaged…
A skilled facilitator or Hypnotherapist is general the best person to guide this process with the participant. First, the participant is guided through a relaxation and opening process. This is done by taking several deep breaths and clearing the mind of outer interferences, acknowledging the protection of the Masters and Angels for this process and thanking them for their participation, or whatever protective prayer you wish to perform. This may take a short time, or several moments depending on the state of the participant.
Next there is a process of visualizing the light body, seeing the skin becoming light initially. Then the participant visualizes this light body expanding slightly.. perhaps only 12-15cm.. first expanding from the feet, pausing for a moment, and then returning. The same is done from the top of the head, and from each side of the body, forward and backward. The same is then repeated at a distance of 30cm and returning after each area of expansion. The prepares the participant to release their light body, while remaining consciously available to report what they see and hear or sense on each plane.
The time for this process varies, again according to the ability of the individual. Then the entire light body is expanded and contracted in the same way, first 12-15cm and then 30cm and returned. Once this process of getting familiar with visualizing and sensing the light body is complete, the light body is expanded slightly and then allowed to move above the body, at a distance of 30cm or so. The consciousness of the participant is then allowed to shift, or move, into the light body.
The facilitator can either write the participant’s responses or record them for future review. Once the light body is allowed to rise above the physical body and the consciousness is projected into it, the participant is asked to allow his/her light body to enter the 4th plane of consciousness, immediately above the 3rd plane, which is our normal waking environment. This is done by asking them to allow their light body to rise up into this 4th plane with their conscious awareness intact. Ask them to pause and observe the scene for a moment, allowing whatever is necessary to appear to them.
After a moment, ask them what they are seeing, knowing that something may have been presented. This does not always occur, although it is the norm. Ask them to describe what they are seeing in as much detail as they can offer. After this process is completed, ask them to request that their body on this plane reveal itself to them in a recognizable human form… male, female, or androgynous. Assure them to know that it will and then ask them to wait until it appears and to announce when it does. The body on each plane may be male, female or androgynous. Ask them to describe it in as much detail as possible and do the same on each of the successive planes as well.
After the body appears, there may be some instantaneous communication that the participant will report. Listen in detail and record their experience. Then ask them to inquire of the name this body is known by on this plane and record that as well. If the participant begins to share communication again, allow them to do so as this is a process of flow, gently guided by the facilitator. When this communication is complete, the participant is then asked to look into the eyes of their body on this plane and feel the connectedness of love and oneness. Then ask the participant to allow the two bodies to merge with the result being that the participant is able to SEE through the eyes of the body on this plane and report back what they witness. They will be ONE at this time.
It may be necessary to prompt them to remember to just observe and accept whatever is presented without question… leave the intellect alone… they are only observing and reporting. Their experience will be discussed in detail at the end of the session. The facilitator may also experience some indications – visual or thoughtful prompts – that will assist the experiencer in their journey. They are an observer in the process, simply reporting what they experience.
After a few moments of observing and reporting these observations, the participant is asked to now continue their journey by allowing their combined bodies to ascend to the next plane, through intending to do so and relaxing to allow it. It often happens quite naturally without much effort at all. The same process is performed as on the 5th plane, observing first, calling for their body, asking its name and so on. This is continued up through the 12th plane of consciousness. Everyone seems to have the same experience of the 12th plane and that will become apparent over time.
The length of time required will depend on the amount of information each body shares with the participant. It is also important to keep them aware that these are their bodies and they are just as real on their perspective planes as the human form is on the 3rd plane. Time required for each plane may vary according to information exchange and experience reporting of the participant. Occasionally there will be recognition of familiarity with a particular body, having witnessed it before in either a dream or vision. This may demonstrate just how connected they already are as evidenced by their familiarity.
Once the 12th plane is achieved, the return trip is now necessary. The 12th plane usually evokes a sense of bliss, with the participant wanting to remain on this Creator level. Most participants experience the Pure Light and Union in ONENESS on this plane as this is the highest plane on the levels of human consciousness available at this time. Other planes will become available after the evolution of the participants consciousness is in alignment with these 9 other bodies that are associated with this physical world.
It is recommended that a slow return be used, allowing the participant to leave the various bodies on their respective planes on their return to the 3rd plane of consciousness. Occasionally there may be one who, hearing the prompt for the return, may choose to immediately return to the physical body. Although this is not recommended, it indeed may be the natural process for them at this time in order to integrate these bodies into a working relationship with their conscious mind. When this process is complete, and the participant is back into the physical state, it is desirable to discuss their experience in as much detail as they feel necessary. The facilitator, as their skill progresses, may also witness shared images or forms as well as is the nature of this work.
This process may be used repeatedly with the objective of bringing all the bodies into alignment with the physical and needs to occur at the level of growth and comfortability of the individual. Enjoy the process and recognize the insights within your own Being, being careful to always maintain focus on the participant during these sessions. It will greatly bless you both as each reaches a more integrated experience of ONENESS. Be thankful.. Be humble…share the ONENESS of Creation and Creator.
A few words of caution… One who chooses to return at the first prompt may experience being awakened in the wee hours of the morning from a deep sleep. They may experience sounds, voices, music, or a variety of other things. It is a natural part of the process as these subtle vibratory bodies will want to let their presence be known. It may be disconcerting to the experiencer initially as they may not relate or understand what is happening. Fear not, it will subside as they get more comfortable with their selves.
* I did not follow the promptings of the facilitator who took me through my first experience of this process. Instead, I brought all the bodies back (opened my eyes immediately after the prompting to begin the process of returning). For several weeks I would awaken in the early hours of the morning with so much ‘noise’ in my room that it was rather disconcerting. I did not understand what was happening at all at first. I’d had enough experience to know I wasn’t going crazy, yet it was still really weird. I advise against such practices.
It wasn’t until a dear friend, who happened to have a Doctorate in Parapsychology, perceived many ‘beings’ in my room. She was awakened just as I had been, only she could not understand how I could even sleep with them because they were so pronounced in her consciousness. It was then that the ‘realization’ struck… this was me… my bodies and their slivers of consciousness… that was all around me now. The only reason I could perceive them was that the silence of the morning allowed the subtle energies to become more present… louder if you will… in those moments. Don’t believe a thing I say, though. Test it.
William Swygaard’s explanation of Multi-Level Awareness