reincarnation a truth? If so, why do a surprising number of spiritualists profess not to
believe in it and why is there such confusion on this issue?
And now in giving such an answer, there are so many factors to be
considered. Yet we would offer these. See that manner in which the Christ taught. He never
gave emphasis to that of reincarnation, this was done for a purpose. For rather than
projecting the idea of incarnating again and again on this plane to accomplish a purpose,
He pointed to that development that goes beyond the need for manifesting in the physical
or the human body many times.
Then the teaching of these to prepare the self for another lifetime in
this plane would have pointed to something less than that ultimate goal of returning to
the Father. Thus He spoke not of the intermediate stages, or the many lifetimes that might
be required for attaining such soul growth, but pointed directly toward that home of the
soul or the returning to the Father Himself, thus giving no emphasis to reincarnation. For
this is only a tool for such growth, for such steps toward the Father. So it is not His
purpose in giving emphasis to such exists.
Then as to those who are referred [to] as the spiritualists, see that
which they worship. For what is their attention placed on? It would be placed not on
returning to at-one-ment with the Father, or returning to that utmost expression of being
again with Him. Yet their consciousness would only be given to communicating with those
who have passed into the netherworld or the interbetween. That plane particularly of
those souls not caught in higher development or seeking the Father, but rather hovering
about and showing that interest in things of the flesh or things of this world and those
who remain on this plane.
But seek to communicate with those whose attention or mind is pointed ever upward
toward the Father. Yet, these [will] be reluctant to communicate with those of Earth, for
their interest is not upon the Earth or the things of the Earth. It would be
understandable then that those who seek to keep spirits bound about the plane of the Earth
for the possibility of communicating, would not be willing to accept the idea that these
go beyond and are offered the opportunity for coming again.
Would this then deny the possibility of communicating with such souls
as left consciousness or left the physical some years hence or centuries even? Not so, for
understand that built on this plane is personality, is consciousness, is achievement, and
these remain a part of the soul's records. Then, that which would be contacted by the
spiritualist as that consciousness of the voice, that personality of the one who would be
brought and manifested, exists in a very real way. Yet that soul is not bound to the
Earth, for the personality was left on this plane as the soul went beyond. Then the soul
went beyond. Then the soul has not been contacted, but that personality or that which is
discarded, is Earth bound, may yet be contacted even centuries hence.
Then one is not wrong and the other right. Yet, there are levels of
understanding. If there be the ability to understand these things, then there is not so
as souls free to choose the age in which we will come back - the time or period of history
that we choose, or can we sense the souls we will have future contact with and does this
Infinite Intelligence direct us?
This is so very difficult to explain in words or the limitations of
language. For we would say yes, that each soul could be attracted to those
conditions best for him. Yet, it is as also true that the infinite knowledge of the Father
Himself would direct those possibilities to give guidance, yet not supersede the will of
that soul. For that soul is given much opportunity yet not free reign as to assuming this
condition or this time and place.
But there are those as have been referred [to] as the Lords of Karma.
Or, that you might be better able to understand: There are those controls of conscience,
the higher self that is the nature of God, that have contact with the angels themselves.
So there is much opportunity for advice, for direction, for assistance, for help from
those higher levels of consciousness. Yet there is Free Will or the opportunity to
enter those conditions that are best for each individual souls development. Then
[there is] not so much a conscious choice, but that which was built in life creating those
conditions under which one must manifest in the next.
Then that choice is made now on this plane as to what conditions you
would enter in the next life. Upon what would you place your consciousness and what
would you value? Those things will you be attracted to, and if they be those things of the
flesh, pain and corruption is sowed here, so will it manifest. As the tree falleth so
shall it lie. Or in such a manner shall the body be picked up again in the manner that you
laid it down.