We are souls that have a body. Thus, the body is nothing but a vesture for the soul.
The body does not think; thought is elaborated by the thinking soul. The body does not love; love is experienced by the soul. The body does not desire; desire is a craving of the animal soul. The body is nothing but a vesture for the soul.
During the hours of sleep, the soul leaves the body and visits all of those places that are familiar to it.
During the hours of sleep, the soul wanders through the sacred mountain that the saints of the Gospels speak about.
The Bible speaks about the mountain in the following verses.
“And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said. While he thus spoke, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen. And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.” – Luke 9: 28-37
The mountain that the Gospels talk about is outer space.
During the hours of sleep, all souls go up into the mountain, and wandering, visit different places; they go where their heart takes them.
During dreams, our souls converse with distant beings, converse with other souls, and can converse with the angels.
When it is stated that Christ, Peter, John, and James went up into a mountain to pray, and that Christ is transfigured in the presence of them, we have to understand that their bodies of flesh and bones slept, while their souls prayed outside their bodies, in the mountain.
Every human being can visit the mountain at will. What is important is to comprehend that we are souls that have bodies, and that we can enter and leave the body at will.
Every Christian can learn to leave their body at will.
The clue is the following:
The person must lie in bed. When feeling as if already dozing, the person must placidly get up from bed, being careful of not awakening from sleep.
Thereafter, they will leave their room and perform a small jump with the intention of floating, and thus, flying, each one can go where their heart takes them. Any mother may visit her distant son, see him, and talk with him. The husband may visit his distant wife, see her, and she in turn may do the same.
This is not a mental practice. It is not a mental issue. When we state that the Christian must placidly rise from bed, this must be done as it is described, yet taking care of the sleepy state, because the power to enter "the mountain" is in the sleepy state.
What is important is to abandon laziness, and get up from the bed at the moment of dozing.
In the mountain, any soul can converse with the virgin of Carmel, and with the beloved son of her womb.
The most holy virgin of Carmel weeps for all women, and cares for all humans.
In the mountain, the virgin of Carmel is dressed in her Carmelite tunic.
She bears a Carmelite and brown mantle over her head, she carries a scapular in her hands, and a crown is wound upon her head.
This is the brunette virgin, the virgin of the mountain.