The Reverend Owen’s mother, who communicated to him in his book, which is a collection of four of his books, Life Beyond the Veil, in The Lowlands of Heaven section, talks about what color is the sky and other interesting tidbits. She tells us:
“As we gaze out over the wide plains and valleys of the Heavenly Lord, we are scarce able to remember the effect of the atmosphere of earth as it had relation to our vision of terrestrial things. But we do remember certain qualities which here are absent. Distance is not obscured, for instance. It fades away. Trees and plants do not appear for a season, and then die. They bloom perpetually, and then, when plucked, they are fresh for a long time, but they do not droop and wither. They, too, fade, or melt, away into the atmosphere. This same atmosphere is not always white. In the neighborhood of the City of the Prince Castrel there is a sense of golden sunshine all around. It is not a mist, and does not obscure, but bathes all things in its golden radiance without invading the various colors themselves. In other places it is of a faint pink or blue. And every region has its own peculiar tint, or sense, of color, according to the nature of the people and their employment and bent of mind.”
Once we understand that the spirit realm is composed of radiated thought and a lighter physical element (ethereal atoms), we shouldn’t be astonished at the interaction of thought and the environment. In the spirit world ideas are action, models radiating from a spirit’s mind causes the less dense vibrations of the spirit realm to conform to the conception that was formed by their thoughts.
Hence, the logical construct of the landscape in the distance doesn’t merely go out of focus, it loses its form. As one walks onward, the dominate views of the inhabitants of the next region replaces the notions of the last region. Therefore, the scenery changes, not because of weather, soil conditions, or other environmental factors, but because of the preponderance of the thinking processes of the spirits living in that area.
The same logic applies to the color of the sky. It conforms to the desires of the populace. G. Vale Owen’s mother confirms this hypothesis:
“The tint of the atmosphere seems to be governed by this principle; but also it is reflex in its actions on the people themselves. Especially is this the case with visitors from other regions. The more highly developed, on coming into a new tract of country, are able to tell by this alone the general character and occupations of the people there. The influence, however, very quickly extends to themselves. It does not change them in character, of course, but it does affect their sensations, and is almost instantaneously seen in the changing hue of their robes.
Thus, as one visits a strange district, one very speedily begins to feel, within and without, that sense of brotherhood and sisterhood which is one of the most delightful of blessings I have found. Everywhere you go you find brothers and sisters. Try to think of it and see what it would mean if it were thus on earth. Then the Angels’ greeting of Peace and Goodwill indeed would be realized and earth would be the ante-chamber of the Heavenly Home.”
Imagine, approaching a city, immediately feeling if this is the type of place for you and if you would find kindred spirits here. The Law of Affinity, which is the concept of like attracts like, gathers those good souls into regions within heaven. Once a spirit has advanced, she or he is attracted to the next level and so on. Life as a spirit is an eternity of moving upward. Sometimes very slowly, and other times rapidly.
Our opportunity to raise ourselves higher in the least amount of time is during our short stay on earth in a heavy body. Only in this manner may we alter our character through episodes which are meant to teach us. Only by taking to heart and undergoing true transformation may we be allowed to venture higher in the spirit realm.
Therefore, we should be thankful for our life on earth, no matter how terrible we may think it is at times. Much effort and planning has gone into our new incarnations.
I have written about the constant guidance and love that we walk in every day in my book, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life. We are not cast off onto a strange planet with an uncertain future without support. We are watched over and subtlety pushed forward to finish our assigned trials. Whereupon, if we have tried with all of our might and treated most people with respect and honor, we shall enter that narrow gate to heaven.
Owen, R. G. (2012). The Life Beyond the Veil. Pahrump, NV: Square Circles Publishing.
 Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 93
 Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 94