In order to ascend, we have to deal with the detrimental energy stuck in the astral body. According to Ethan Vorly, the unresolved karma or crystallization of a lifetime is housed in the astral body that surrounds the physical human body. He says that if someone dies and is not cremated, the energy accumulated in the astral body remains in the earth plane where it can affect other people as it awaits the former soul’s return to an Earth body to claim it (in utero or childhood) and pick up where it left off. If there is enough dense (slow-vibrating) energy in the astral body it can stabilize to the point that it takes on persona and a plasma-like structure (See http://www.entityclearing.com/clearing.htm).
Those who are in an Earth body naturally have karma they have brought in from past lives and have gained during their current life. This is the stuff that makes us feel so bad even as we are allowing it to be transmuted and are forming more authentic and healthy patterns. Ascended masters and those on purer planes of consciousness are available to assist us in the process of personal clearing as well as helping us serve as conduits to transmute negativity for others. Many empathic people do this without a clue as to why they cry when others cry, feel sick when someone they love is ill, or absorb the detrimental energy of their environment in order to neutralize it.
In my book for empaths, Whose Stuff is This?, I mentioned that we should not take on the task of transmuting the negativity and pain of others. I still think it is best to allow others to learn the lessons their souls have setup in the experiences they encounter. However, it has come to my awareness that some souls are in body now for the exact purpose of transmuting the suffering of others to help them “catch up” in the ascension process.
I do not recommend using your physical body (clairsentience) for this task. Instead of using your lower chakras for clear sensing/feeling to glean information, use your upper chakras (particularly the third eye, which is the sixth chakra located between your eyebrows) to get a clear knowing and vision about the work that needs to be done. This method accesses the faster-vibrating energy of the spirit realm rather than your physical body and the slower vibrating energy of the earth plane to transmute.
Personally, I call upon St. Germaine to bring his violet flame of transmutation to neutralize detrimental energy. I've been doing this for many years now and it works great!
SHIFTING INTO PURER CONSCIOUSNESS: How to Embrace and Integrate Multidimensional Frequencies will be a follow up of Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You. See http://whosestuffisthis.com/ for more information.