I externalised from the sleeping body and stood beside the bed. I saw the escort to my right. He instructed me to, “Stand and watch”.
My lessons often commenced with such a command but this time he stated it more firmly than usual, as if risks were involved if I do anything else.
Then right in front of me appeared a woman whom I instinctively recognised as not being human, although she seemed to be of perfect human form. I sensed she was a high ranking female creature of another world; seemingly the nature world.
Her face was flawless pale, features sharp and perfect, her eyes like steel. She was dressed in a green cloak, had leaves and foliage about her and precious stones adorning her, as if they were part of her.
She looked at me briefly. Her power was palpable. I sensed she could destroy me as easily as she looked at me. I sensed she had no tolerance for me or for humans like me, and was present before me only at the request of the escort; otherwise she would have had nothing to do with me.
She turned her attention to the escort. I sensed they knew and respected one another, but there was no outward sign of it.
The escort stepped back and directed my attention towards the right, to a space between the woman and himself. There appeared a large black screen several metres square. The blackness had limitless depth.
The escort spoke the word, “Fire”. The woman raised her hand towards the screen and passed her hand across the screen. The blackness within the screen became alive with vibration.
The escort then spoke the word, “Air”. Again the woman raised her hand and passed her hand across the screen. The blackness changed. It was just as black and just as deep, but its vibration now was different to before. It contrasted with the previous vibration. It was of a different type.
The escort spoke the word, “Water”. Again the woman raised her hand and passed her hand across the screen and again the blackness changed. Just as black and just as deep, but its vibration of a different type again.
The escort spoke the word, “Earth”. The woman raised her hand towards the screen and again the blackness changed. Just as black, just as deep, and the vibration of a different type again.
The woman disappeared. The escort too was gone. For the briefest moment I stood alone. Then there was a sucking sensation and I was back within the body on the bed.
That lesson was about the year of 1991. For many years afterwards this particular lesson bewildered me and left me with questions.
What are the elements, fire, air, water and earth? How did the darkness and seeming deep emptiness of the screen vibrate like it did? And how did it change its vibration to different types as if different angles of vibration? Who was the woman? What sort of creature was she? What and where is the world she is from? And the most bewildering question of all; why me? Why was I given such a lesson on a subject matter that I could barely comprehend and that seemed so occult in nature? And what is the relevance of such a lesson to my life?
It would be many years and many more lessons and trials before I would gain the answers to these questions. And then of course, more questions would ensue.