The Seventh Monad: From Death to the Astral Interval
Michael channeled by Victoria Marina-Tompkins

Q: What are the stages of the 7th monad? Can Michael explain how self-motivation can influence the positive progress of this monad?

A: Well of course the seventh monad begins with the last breath and it is at this time that the fragment usually exits the physical body, although it has been known to happen prior to that especially when a comatose state has been induced due to the nature of the illness or the trauma, and the essence can choose at that time to exit the body and remain in what we might call a 'holding pattern' until the body itself ceases. There are fragments who choose to learn about the death process this way of course, for in fact in this way they have a front row seat so to speak for witnessing the reactions of those fragments who are maintaining the physical body and there is much learning that can occur in this way. Once the last breath has occurred then the fragment is in the first stage of the seventh monad which we will call transition. From this point the fragment begins to have awareness, if this is not already so, that death has occurred, and this stage moves immediately to ... the second stage which is structural by nature, and is the dissolution or breakdown of components and includes the permanent shutting down of the remaining body systems which are often circulatory and organ related. The body's organs may or may not have completely stopped at this point and this process has to do with the move towards cessation of all functioning.

This stage then leads to the third or more active stage from an essence view point which is when the energetic body detaches from the chakra system which holds it in place. There is a pulling that occurs at this stage, but we will also say that this can be facilitated in advance when skilled practitioners loosen the threads which have served as anchors into the physical body. We will call this phase detachment. It is during the third phase then that the essence leaves the body entirely and moves toward the astral plane in earnest. Now we are aware of fragments who have experienced the initial stages of the seventh monad only to be revived and return to the physical body. This is a valid experience and one that many of you have had during your incarnations.

It is then at the fourth stage where the essence chooses whether to continue to the next stage of the process, and it is at the fourth stage of review, which is not unlike the fourth phase of the sixth internal monad, that a decision is made. However, at this 'checkpoint', there is most often a communication that goes hand in hand with other members of the entity who are available for consultation. (phase five)
Therefore the fourth [review] and fifth [communication] stages of this monadal transition work together in most cases, although it is possible for the fragment to return on his or her own without the assistance of the non-extant fragments should the physical body be rejuvenated by other physically extant fragments or if the body is still viable. For you see, these stages can move so quickly that there is often not a moment to lose in the process and there can be substantial overlap.

If the essence has then chosen to continue fully into the astral plane and to the interval in between lives, the deathscape then becomes activated at this time. If a fragment has chosen to see his friends and family, then this is when the picture will become more focused and for an interim period the essence experiences the 'proposed' deathscape. The physical body continues in the shutting down process, minutes pass, and the time of death is often pronounced here or at the conclusion of stage seven. The sixth phase is called connection (with the greater whole) and the seventh and final phase is the direct transcendence of spirit or essence and the final termination of all bodily functions has occurred. At this time both must occur for the seventh monad to be fully completed.

The first stage of the interval in between lives often includes the phase of acceptance of death, which does not come easily to many fragments who are ill prepared, confused, or without a source of spiritual foundation on which to draw when this occurs.

Eventually of course all fragments will understand what has transpired and will move into the stages of "life between life", but this can be drawn out depending on the soul age of the fragment and the manner through which death was experienced. We wish to note here that fragments can become stuck in any of these phases. This monad is not without 'complications'.

In terms of preparation for this transition, much can be accomplished through the use of guided imagery and the calling of entity mates and other helpers well in advance of the actual transition. This warrior [Victoria] is aware of the various techniques utilized by indigenous cultures, especially those of ancient Egypt where fragments would create a deathscape in great detail during the healthy part of their life, and this would be drawn in the form of a map with very specific directions and instructions. This would be cast on jewelry which would be worn around the neck as the time for death drew near, or would be kept inside a small amulet or pouch which was guarded by a close friend or relative. At the time of death, this object would then be placed with the fragment. This action of course was not nearly as important as the attention which was paid to the creation of the deathscape itself prior to the transition. You might consider this like drivers training and that it is the practice which goes into the efforts prior to death which contribute to the overall ease that the fragment experiences at the termination of life. Of course it is also true that when trauma occurs any fragment can 'lose sight' of even the best laid plans and preparations. However, once the fragment has shaken off the fear which often accompanies the initial stages of the 6th and 7th monadal transitions, then it is more possible to get back on course and this includes a direct move to the mid astral plane. We will also say here that many younger soul fragments experience a large amount of fear primarily due to their lack of experience in the process. This usually does improve as the fragment learns about life and death on the physical plane.

© 1999 Victoria Marina-Tompkins

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