The Spiritual Ladder

In the light of reincarnation life changes its aspect, for it becomes the school of the eternal Man within us, who seeks therein his development, the Man that was and is and shall be, for whom the hour will never strike.

Annie Wood Besant

Past Lives/Reincarnation is part of who I am.  The belief is rock solid.  When Ms Besant says life becomes school, that’s a comparison I’ve made myself.  In my own comparison, I’ve said that with each life we live we move beyond the last life or we are promoted to the next grade or next life.

If we don’t learn what we need to in our next life then we end up repeating the same life lesson until we do learn much like Groundhog Day, which I now understand is a parable for reincarnation, because that’s what I choose to see it as.  You only have to have a bit of an understanding of Reincarnation to see the parallels.

We keep making the same mistakes again and again until we learn the lesson.  That’s the entire theme of the movie.  If you’ve seen the movie but not without this added piece to the puzzle go back and rewatch it.  I bet you’ll never see it again without thinking about this new theme.

Learning our lessons is what Reincarnation is all about.  The object is to continue moving forward, continue climbing the spiritual ladder until we reach a state where we can decide for ourselves whether to continue journeying into the physical.

Until we reach that point, that status, we have no choice but to return.  We can choose when to return and which human form to take.  How does that work?  You may wonder?  As souls, we congregate in a hall, lets call it The Incarnation Room, where we are able to view various lives.

Depending on where we were in a previous life can help determine which life we will choose when we incarnate this time.  When we are in the Incarnation Room, viewing a prospective life, we are able to see everything that will happen in that life; and when we incarnate in the life we choose, once we become cognizant and are able to communicate, our memories of the time in the hall are erased.

The act of crashing into our bodies act as one erasure.  As we mature intellectually we lose the remaining memories we have.

If you want further information on this, might I recommend a book by Michael Newton called Journey of Souls.

If we learn the lessons we are meant to in our new life when we meet the same experience in our next life we can move forward.  Much like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.  Every Time he stepped off the curb, he fell into the icy puddle.  He kept repeating that same experience util he learned not to.  Only then was he able to move forward.  It is the same way with Reincarnation.  There is a reason we keep having the same challenging experiences in each of our lives.  Some may consider the reason punishment.

Wrong!

There is no punishment.
God does not work that way
God is not vengeful.  Never was and never will be.

The same experiences continue to recycle through our lives for the same reason we keep recycling.  It is all about learning lessons, moving forward, climbing that spiritual ladder I mentioned earlier.

If we all come back, I bet you’re asking why we don’t recall our previous lives.  We are not meant to.  That would be cheating.  If we knew where we were challenged in a previous life we would know what choice to make in this new incarnation.

Some of us have recollections.
Some of us experience Deja Vu.

That’s our clue.  That’s our key to understand that we have a lesson to learn coming up shortly.  We need to pay attention to every message we feel.  Let’s not forget that those in the spiritual realm cannot communicate literally.  Our spiritual entities can only speak in metaphor, can only speak symbolically.  With that knowledge in hand, we as the physically incarnated must learn to decipher the metaphor, the symbolic.

Okay.  So how do we do that?  I bet you want to know.  There is no right answer here.  My answer, my solution, what works for me may not work for you.  You may think my solution is odd, is silly.  Let’s face it.  You may call me crazy.

I see everything as Divine.
I see everything as coming from Spirit.

There is no other way for me to view the world.  This is what I choose.  For me, as I’ve learned through my forty plus years during this, my latest incarnation; life spirituality, faith whatever; everything comes down to choice.

As Einstein says:
There are two ways to live:
you can live as if nothing is a miracle; or you can live as if everything is a miracle.

I choose that everything is a miracle.
What do you choose?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

An Ongoing Connection

A soul mate is an ongoing connection with another individual that the soul picks up again in various times and places over lifetimes. We are attracted to another person at a soul level not because that person is our unique complement, but because by being with that individual, we are somehow provided with an impetus to become whole ourselves.

Edgar Cayce

I discovered Edgar Cayce many years ago by purchasing several of his books on reincarnation at a New Age (Boy how I dislike that word) store in Madison, Connecticut called Down to Earth.  The store has since closed, but it was a business I spent quality time at.

Soul mates.
Do they exist?
Is there one person for everyone?

I believe soul mates exist.  No surprise there, right?  But one soul mate for each of us?  That’s a more challenging concept for me.  Are soul mates supposed to be in love with with each other?  Not if you’ve read Journey of Souls.  Dr. Michael Newton who wrote Journey of Souls implied (at least in my opinion) that souls connect with each other on many levels.  Just as the quote above shows, souls can connect as family, as friends as business partners.

A soul mate however indicates a deeper connection.  In most people’s opinion, a soul mate implies a loving relationship.  Husband/wife, a close intimate relationship.  Could it be however, that soul mates may also be best friends.  Brian Weiss who wrote the book, Only Love is Real wrote in that book:
Sometimes soul mates decide not to get married.

That quote by Brian Weiss implies that not all soul-mates travel together as intimates, that they can certainly be best friends.  In Journey of Souls as well as many other resources I’ve seen it has been written that our soul mates in one incarnation may be a brother, a sister.  In another incarnation your soul mate may very well wind up as your husband or wife.

See?  Since as Journey of Souls indicates, we all travel in our individual soul groups and since those in our soul groups are so matched to us, it could be said that each of the souls in our group are soul mates.  I clearly understand, however, that the direct connotation of the word implies an intimate relationship.  But what is intimate?

Dictionary.com defines intimate as:
Characterized by a close or warm personal relationship.
I like the thought that Edgar Cayce puts forth here that:
We are attracted to another person at a soul level.

According to Edgar Cayce’s first sentence in this passage:
A soul mate is an ongoing connection with another individual that the soul picks up again in various times and places over lifetimes.  Cayce doesn’t appear to imply that soul mates are always intimate in the strictest sense of the word.  Before reading a plethora of books on the subject, I was of the understanding that the word soul mate indicated what many think, that it meant a loving intimate relationship.

After experiencing all that I have and researching the subject as much as I have I am now debating whether a soul mate must be an intimate?  Can your soul mate be your best friend?  I’d have to say yes.

What do you think?  Would love to hear from some of you in the comments below.

Take a look at Journey of Souls.
Read Brian Weiss.
Read some Edgar Cayce.

See if after doing your own research you arrive at a similar conclusion.

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Heaven/Who Goes And For How Long?

And because we are, somehow, better than they, we get to go to heaven and they don’t. Christians will tell you outright that they believe that.

Neale Donald Walsch


This is SIMPLY what NDS says.  I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with the statement, except to say I’ve heard the same sentiment echoed in some quarters as well.  Whether we agree or not, that sentiment is out there.

Maybe it’s true that Christians go to Heaven.  But does that mean all other religions are left out?  Excluded?  Do you now understand why I feel Religion is exclusionary?  This is the PERFECT example.

Why does one movement, one organization have providence over another?
What right does Christianity have to say:
Yes Christians go to Heaven.  And to further subjugate, to further exclude, not even all Christians get into Heaven.  If that’s the case, then which Christians get in and which do not?

Yes I believe we ALL go somewhere after transitioning  In fact I’ll go further and say I believe we all go to the same place regardless of faith.  I know I’m hooked on Michael Newton’s Journey of Souls.  That’s only because I particularly resonate with that theme.  While I sincerely and wholeheartedly believe Heaven does indeed exist as a waystation, a place of transitioning, a place of rest for the weary souls who have sloughed the physical.  I don’t know whether Heaven is a long term eternal home for most of us.  I may be in the Christian Minority with that worldview.

I believe everyone who transitions goes to the same place regardless of faith, worldview or belief system after we pass.  Can you imagine the challenge one would face if everyone who transitioned went somewhere different?  That would be quite the logjam wouldn’t it now?

–How would we be able to find our soul groups (Those people we incarnate and reincarnate with time and again?)
–How would we travel through time and space together if we didn’t all end up in the same transitory way station.
–How is it that when we have Near Death Experiences, we all share the same vision?

If each worldview went somewhere different, wouldn’t we experience that place and not the tunnel?  And not the congregation of souls of those we knew in our lifetime?

Taking all of this into account, it only stands to reason for me, for my paradigm, for my worldview, that we do indeed all transition to the same place.

There is no discrimination.
There is no exclusion.

Heaven?
Nirvana?
A transitory waystation?

Much like we all communicate to the same God, we all transition in the same place.

What do you believe?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Dying Is Not The End

“Time,” the Captain said, “is not what you think.” He sat down next to Eddie. “Dying? Not the end of everything. We think it is. But what happens on earth is only the beginning.

The Five People
You Meet In Heaven

Death and Dying?
I know!
–You’re thinking how can that be positive?
–You’re thinking; but Chris you are always writing about upbeat topics and I see you have an entire category devoted Death and Dying.
–You’re thinking are you trying to bring us down?

No!  If you understand anything about me, you certainly know that my feelings on death.  Death is not the end.  There is no end.  I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase:
The Circle of Life.

What is a circle but a never ending loop?  Life cycles through over and over.  I believe God was the first Green Living provider.  God was Green before Green Living was even in vogue.  Ok.  Now you’re thinking, Where is Chris going here?  I bet.

Well, let me explain:
Green means in one definition to recycle, right?  Well what’s the best way to recycle us, our essence?  By returning our souls, our essence continually, right?  I do believe we return over and over as anyone who has read this blog clearly understands.

If we do return again, that how can death be the end?
If we do return again, then how can death not be a positive?

We all need time to sleep, or in the case of transitioning, to rest our souls for a period of time.  I came to understand the need to rest our souls after reading Michael Newton’s Journey of Souls.  In that book, Newton lays out the process of transitioning, clearly and let’s us know why we need time to recover from our previous life.

Death is not the end.
Death is only the beginning.

Death shouldn’t be devastating.
Death should be celebratory.

I’ve mentioned a Television show called I Survived… Beyond and Back here before in a post called:
Highest Tribute To The Dead.  In that post, I wrote:
there is one story of a man who crashed his motorcycle.  In the recounting of his story, he said that now when he hears that someone has passed over, he thinks, Lucky Bastard, you’re going home.

That’s exactly how I feel about death.
.
Death is not the end!
Death is only the beginning!

How do you feel?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

The Point of Death

It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over.

Jim Morrison

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Okay.  Let’s hear from all of you.  How many of you fear death?  I subscribe to SOME of what Jim Morrison is saying here, specifically the last sentence:
At the point of death, the pain is over.

I certainly understand his point that life hurts more than death.  I don’t necessarily agree with it however.  Life is what we make of it.  If you’re angry all the time, if you’re depressed all the time, if you spend your life as a victim, then yes, life CAN hurt more than death.  I don’t live my life that way so I see life as joyful, as a gift.

I certainly don’t fear death.  I may not want to die, but not wanting something and fearing it are two totally different things.  I believe when die/transition, the physical pain IS over, however after reading Journey of Souls, I’m convinced even more that our spiritual selves endure and because a part of us continues to live on, we will all experience spiritual pain.  I don’t believe Jim Morrison was taking spiritual pain into account when he referred to the pain being over.

Spiritual pain is the motivation we need to return to the physical.  When we realize there are things left undone in our last incarnation and when those events begin weighing us down, putting pressure on us to make them right, we may feel a gravitational force pulling us in the direction of a new incarnation.

Spiritual pain is perpetual.
Physical pain is transient.

Spiritual pain can hurt more than physical pain however, as it is the master motivator.  And anything that motivates change can result in any number of hurts.  Change wouldn’t be change if it didn’t cause a bit of pain.

Death is simply one of those changes that hurts.  It doesn’t hurt the one who has transitioned.  It only hurts those left behind.  What if you knew however, that everyone who was important to you in your incarnation would be with you again in transition?  I beg you all to read Journey of Souls.  If you do, I sincerely believe you will come away with a new respect for death.  You will no longer fear it.  You may not welcome it as I don’t welcome it, but when the time comes for your latest incarnation to transition, you will no longer be afraid.

So what IS the point of death?
It’s a transition.
It’s a time to reflect on your last incarnation.
It’s a time to rest.

Death is not something to fear.

The adage that we die alone?
That’s a myth.

The moment we transition there are those right beside us.  Our guides help us to our soul groups.  Our soul groups are with us in life and in death.  The people closest to you during your incarnations?  Your best friend?  Some in your incarnated family?  The people you have a strong psychic connection too?  These are your soul group.  They will ALWAYS be with you.  Maybe playing different roles in each incarnation.  Your best friend in this lifetime may have been your brother or your sister in a previous life.  The point is that everyone important in your life has always been in your life and will always be a part of your life.  The only reason to fear death is the loss of loved ones; but if we are always together even in death then why fear losing our friends, our mates, our families.

There is no death
There is nothing to fear.

Everyone who plays a significant role in our lives,
Everyone who is important to us,
Everyone we love and who loves us back
will be in our lives and in our death through eternity.

Think about it.  Why would someone who is SO important to us, such a huge part of the fabric of our lives be torn away from us for eternity?  If they are that important to our wellbeing, doesn’t it just make sense that we’d see them again after we transition?  And if we see them in transition, doesn’t it also stand to reason that we’d incarnate with them again?

See?
There is no death.
There is nothing to fear.

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris