QUESTION: Masters I recently had a paranormal encounter. I was chanting a sacred phrase called the Daimoku, “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo”. I was chanting and there was a person ahead of me wearing a yellow jacket. Basically, I saw this person’s face shift dramatically appearance a couple times. It switched to that of a Caucasian male with a straight black beard and then to that of a black male. What and who is it that I have encountered? What does it signify? ~Shean United States

ANSWER: While in your deep meditative state, created by your chanting, you entered into an area between dimensions. This is possible to do any time that you free yourself from conscious concentration on the third-dimensional physicality and open completely to the universal energy around you.

In this place, you begin to be able to see the soul energy of those near you. What this does is allow you to tap into their akashic records, seeing some of the lives they have led. This can be very useful in everyday life if you wish to see the strongest energies carried by the person to whom you are talking.

By strongest energies we mean those characteristics which they have brought forth to continue working on from past lives. These traits may permit you to see that they are not being honest in what they are saying or that they have the truth and integrity of a sainted person.

What you observed goes by many names, but transfiguration, morphing, or seeing another’s soul are probably the most commonly used terms. This occurrence came into your life so that you would be aware of how far physical sight is able to penetrate into the spiritual realm.

When you share a space with another human, ask their soul: “Who are you really?” and you will see their soul reveal other aspects of their existence. You can do this intentionally by staring into the eyes of a partner in a dimly lit space while holding off your blinking process as long as possible. This teaches your eyes to go beyond their regular space and reach into the peripheral dimensions.

You can also get more conscious information about your own previous lives by staring into a mirror in dim light, searching your own eyes. Either practice, pair or single, may show you an entire scene out of your past with clothing, background, and even events. The more you can attain that meditative state which allowed you this first glimpse, the easier it will be.