QUESTION: Masters My mother has full blown Alzheimer’s. Several mediums have brought my mother through, particularly a reading I had a few months ago. She had much to say. Whilst I understand that people who have dementia can spend time in spirit, I’m curious because obviously her physical body is still on the earth plane. So, does everyone have the ability to be in spirit this way and it is their mind / body that doesn’t enable them to or if they astral travel, they don’t remember it? What is it about Alzheimer’s people that allows their mind/soul to be in spirit – but people without the disease aren’t able to do this? ~Lynnie, U.K.
ANSWER: Humans are souls having a physical experience. Their souls are never completely contained within their physical shell; there is always a part that is connected to the rest of the souls in the universe, and aspects of themselves that are continuing other projects they have undertaken.
On a physical level, the human consciousness is what people believe is the sum total of the “person” they know as the one inhabiting a particular body. Consciously functioning humans restrict access to their soul to what can be reached through the normal channels of communication with the human body.
There is always an aspect – generally called the Higher Self – of the soul of which the conscious mind is mostly unaware. This area contains the recordings of everything in which that soul has ever engaged. Unless the human reaches into it in hypnosis or deep meditation, it is a shadow not recognized.
When the normal human consciousness is non-functional (coma) or disconnected (Alzheimer’s disease), the Higher Self is still reachable on the spiritual plane. The soul has to give permission for this to occur. One wishing to communicate asks the soul if it desires to use this channel as a means of letting those around know the status of the human body. Some deny access because of life lessons between them and the would-be communicator.
Every soul has the ability to travel throughout the universe at any time. Whether or not its consciousness accepts this as a possibility plays a large part in what is “remembered” when the conscious parts of the mind retake control. One may practice connecting with their Higher Self in meditation and hypnosis to establish a pattern of behavior.