The Spirit World Chronicles: The Borderlands – Meeting Departed Loved Ones – Part 1/2

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Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

The Spirit World Chronicles is an ongoing series based on channeled accounts of what the afterlife is like. Some of the material examined in this series dates back to nearly a century ago, and the referenced sources discuss a wide range of topics that have to do with life after death and the conditions of the realms beyond.

If you’re reading this, you probably have some idea that death as we perceive it isn’t the end of life. Even though the physical body dies, the spirit encapsulated within it goes on to the next, more advanced stage of consciousness, which is known by a lot of different names.

Like some seekers, I choose to refer to the place we go when our bodies die as the fourth dimension, because it’s the next natural stage in our growth and evolution.

We’re currently incarnate in the third dimension, experiencing life from within the heavy meat suits we’ve taken on that we call ‘bodies’, but when our bodies cease to function, we’ll be back in a more refined state of consciousness and our perceptual freedoms will be much less limited than they are here on earth.

Feel free to believe in life after death or not, but if you don’t, you won’t appreciate this report or the plentiful other reports that have preceded it.

I’ve published all of these reports under the name The Spirit World Chronicles, and I’d like to pick them back up with a discussion about the manner in which departed souls convene with their loved ones in the fourth-dimensional realm known as the ‘Borderlands’.

Those of you who kept up with my previous reports about life after death will know that the Borderlands is the initial fourth-dimensional realm a departed soul goes to, and it’s in this realm that they’re able to realize they’ve physically died and adjust to the conditions of the fourth dimension, which are quite different from the earth’s.

It’s been said that the fourth dimension resembles the third in some ways, but in others, it’s completely different. This can especially be said for the higher fourth-dimensional realms, which we’ll eventually study, but for this report, we’ll stick to the Borderlands, which we still have a lot to learn about.

One of the things we have yet to learn about the Borderlands is that departed spirits communicate with their fellow departed loved ones there, and we’re going to learn about this natural phenomenon here.

Personally, I have a few departed family members who I can envision meeting up and hanging out in the Borderlands and beyond, and if nothing else, the material we’ll examine from our channeled sources in the fourth dimension is comforting to those who’ve wondered if the consciousness of the people they’ve lost is still intact.

It is, but just where an individual goes when their body dies depends on their actions in life; how they chose to live and treat others. Living in love will almost always guarantee a positive experience of the ‘afterlife’, but living for greed and hatred could make the experience more difficult.

This isn’t because there’s some stern judge who appoints us to the place that’s best for us based on those actions when we die – it’s because we create our reality, in the third and fourth dimensions, and we’ll naturally gravitate to whatever qualities we fed on earth, whether they were lighted or considerably darker.

With all of this said, we’ll examine some quotes from our fourth-dimensional sources about the meetings that take place between newly departed spirits and their loved ones who passed away before them.

Mike Swain tells us that his family was there for him when he passed on.

“All our family, even the ones we didn’t know when we were on the earth, were here to welcome us. They made us feel wanted and very much at home!” (1)

Donald Macleod tells us about the rejoicing that took place as someone he knew arrived in the Borderlands.

“All were rejoicing at the return of the wanderer.” (2)

A sailor who passed away tells us that his father was there for him when he entered spirit.

“Dad came to me soon after I realised [I was dead] and we had a great time together. It seems queer to call him Dad, he’s younger than I am now, at least he looks it.” (3)

It’s interesting to think that certain characters we were familiar with in life will change their form to appear younger in spirit, but it makes perfect sense. Why remain old if you can be young again? It might’ve been confusing for the sailor to perceive his father in such a way, but I’m sure it didn’t stop him from recognizing the man.

No matter what age they are, it’d be hard not to recognize our own family!

W.T. Stead, who passed away on the Titanic, describes what it was like to walk around with his father and another friend.

“I found myself in company with two old friends, one of them my father. He came to be with me, to help and generally show me round. It was like nothing else so much as merely arriving in a foreign country and having a chum to go around with. That was the principal sensation.

“The scene from which we had so lately come (the Titanic) was already well relegated to the past. Having accepted the change of death, all the horror of our late experience had gone.” (4)

The grief Stead felt as he physically died was replaced with pure joy and wonder at the realm he was now experiencing, he shares.

“It might have been fifty years ago instead of, perhaps, only last night. Consequently our pleasure in the new land was not marred by grief at being parted from earth friends.

“I will not say that none were unhappy, many were; but that was because they did not understand the nearness of the two worlds; they did not know what was possible, but to those who understood the possibilities, it was in a sense the feeling, ‘Let us enjoy a little of this new land before mailing our news home’; therefore there was little grief on our arrival. (5)

It’d be difficult not to be a little disappointed or depressed given that they’d just left their friends and family on earth, but the interesting new realm they were now in, as well as their realization that death isn’t the end of life, probably helped alleviate some of the emotional pain.

It’d take a master not to be upset at the time of their death, but this passage from Stead goes to show that grief doesn’t have to overtake the recently deceased.

Again, it comes down to how one chooses to live their life on earth, and if they embrace love and selflessness, they’ll have a much easier time adjusting to the fourth dimension and they might even be able to communicate with a receptive medium on earth if they practice.

Communicating with an earthly medium can be just as difficult in the fourth dimension as connecting with a fourth-dimensional soul is on earth, but with love in one’s heart and the willingness to explore their abilities, anything’s possible – especially from the other side of the veil.


  1. Jasper Swain, From My World to Yours: A Young Man’s Account of the Afterlife. New York: Walker, 1977, 55.
  2. P.I. Phillips, Here and There. More Psychic Experiences. London; Corgi Books, 1975, 15.
  3. Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, Many Mansions. (London, etc.: Rider and Co., n.d, 29.
  4. William Thomas Stead, The Blue Island. Experiences of a New Arrival Behind the Veil. Estelle W. Stead and Pardoe Woodman, eds. London: Rider, n.d, 46.
  5. Loc. cit.

Concluded in Part 2 tomorrow.


  1. Wes,

    I have many questions. My mind never stops when it comes to this subject as well as many others in regards to spirit. I’m curious to know your thoughts on reincarnation and how this might be addressed in the 4th dimension and beyond.

    If one has endured many lifetimes and in many different forms (sex, race, etc.), then obviously we would have to assume that we would have many upon many departed family and friends.

    This thought is somewhat overwhelming to me and I’m just curious to know your thoughts on this. When you have a moment, this is. : )

    Much love and a big thank you.



    • That’s a very interesting idea! Perhaps we meet up with every relative from every past life (as long as they aren’t in another incarnation, of course), and our higher memory could be reinstated when we’re back in a higher state of consciousness so we remember everyone we wouldn’t have recognized in this life.

      One thing’s for sure – we’d be one big astral family!

      Much love 🙂


  2. I have a brother with Alzheimer disease. On the 8th of September, his birthday, during a meditation, I had the feeling he was next to me, and I understood that he wasn’t in his body anymore, but in his Higher Self, or in the Borderland as you call it. I felt a very strong warm beam of love around me. But his body is still functioning in this old people’s home. ? A walk-in? Indeed his face isn’t anymore the same, and he behaves differently. My mother had the same problem, she started to swear while she was a very sweet soul before.
    We are very puzzled by this pfenomenon. We try to persuate this walk-in to leave my brother, but he seems to be afraid for the judgments. Can you share your thoughts about this?. Thank you.
    My brother lives in Holland, we live in France, We are not able to see him any more, too old, !


    • Hello Elisa,

      I’ve heard that when a person’s in their final stages of transitioning, a big part of their consciousness will start to exist in the etheric realms. Do you think your brother is near death? If he is, it could very well be that he’s spending time on both planes, so to speak (the earthly and the etheric).

      Hope I could help. 🙂


      • Thank you. Could we say that a walk in is that part of his consciousness that is still with him.
        Apart from his alzheimer disease he is healthy and so to speak not near death. He has always loved classical music, operas, So he may be spending time in the etheric realm to enjoy his music.!! So you don’t believe in walk-in or an entity taking hold of this body. ? My husband and I have often the feeling that we have entities in our aura, we help them to move on , to feel better. What do you think?


      • It’s an interesting idea, and I definitely believe there are some walk-ins out there. My understand about walk-ins is that when it’s decided for another soul to come in and take over the original one’s body, an agreement is subconsciously forged with both souls and a gradual process of walking in/out can result. He could’ve subconsciously made this choice, and that could be why he’s spending so much time in the etheric, but I couldn’t say for sure.

        Maybe it’s like you said – he’s enjoying his music!

        Much love 🙂


  3. So when we go to the borderland, we are being judged for our actions during life, people like Hitler,Stalin, etc.
    who are not as happy as all these good people are when they arrive there. On the other hand I read that these people through their wickedness awakened millions of people.They had their role to play, which they accepted before coming.I thought that in Borderland, good/:bad , duality, doesn’t exist, I too like Pocahontas am full of questions , I should know the answers at my age. (82).! Looking forward to the Borderland and your answer. With light and love.Elisa


    • Some people (and channeled sources) don’t believe there’s a life review at all, Elisa. I suppose it comes down to each individual’s experience – some might experience a life review and others might not. I do know that we’ll experience exactly what we expect to experience.

      As far as the Hitler/Stalin thing, I can’t tell you what the afterlife is like for anyone who’s part of ‘team dark’. I’m sure even the wickedest soul eventually works their way through all of their karma and finds the light.

      Hope I could help. Much love 🙂


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