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Schooling about life lessons Agree: 12 divider Disagree: 0


Both Agreements and DisagreementsAs you have gone through your life review when you first crossed over, you now become part of a schooling about those lessons that you went to earth to learn about this last time and have a much more in-depth understanding about why you went and what you did and why you didn't do it. And the spirit guide is there to help you understand the choices you made or the reasons that you did not learn that lesson or the reasons that you didn't even become aware of the fact that you were there on earth to learn lessons. There will be no judgment.

AgreeWhen people in trance speak of being part of a soul cluster group, they are talking about a small primary unit of entities who have direct and frequent contact, such as we would see in a human family. Peer members have a sensitivity to each other which is far beyond our conception on Earth...Members of the same cluster group are closely united for all eternity. These tightly-knit clusters are often composed of like-minded souls with common objectives which they continually work out with each other. Usually they choose lives together as relatives and close friends during their incarnations on Earth.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 87-88, 1996

Agree I want to summarize what I have learned about the basic principles of soul group assignments: Spirit guides have a wide variety of teaching methods and instructional personifications depending upon group composition.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 105-106, 1996

AgreeEvery soul has a spiritual higher power linked to its existence. All souls are part of the same divine essence generated from one oversoul. This intelligent energy is universal in scope and so we all share in divine status. If our soul reflects a small portion of the oversoul we call God, then our guides provide the mirror by which we are able to see ourselves connected to this creator.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 122, 1996

AgreeIn my work, guides are sometimes described as guardian angels, although our personal teachers are beings who have incarnated in physical form long before graduating to the level of guides. An intimate soulmate in discarnate form can also come to the gate to comfort us in times of need.

Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
pg. 39, 2003

AgreeRegardless of the specific energy treatment received by the soul at the gateway to the spirit world, most all returning souls will continue on to some sort of healing station before finally joining their groups. Most recovery areas for the returning soul involve some kind of orientation back to the spirit world. This usually includes a preliminary debriefing of the life just completed. Much more in-depth counseling will take place later with guides in group conferences and with our Council of Elders.

Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
pg. 90, 2003

AgreeMany of my clients speak about being in research library settings soon after rejoining their soul groups. I have to come to accept the idea that it is a standard learning imperative that we begin to study our past lives in depth right away...Everyone tells me the location of the Life Books is seen as a huge study hall, in a rectangular structure, with books lined along the walls and many souls studying at desks who do not seem to know each other.

Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
pg. 150, 2003

Agree...there is no one after-death reality, but [that] each experience is different. Generally speaking, however, there are dimensions into which these individual experiences will fall. For example, there is an initial stage for those who are still focused strongly in physical reality, and for those who need a period of recuperation and rest. On this level there will be hospitals and rest homes. The patients do not yet realize that there is nothing wrong with them at all. In some cases, the idea of illness is so strong that they have built their earthly years about this psychological center. .. They are given various kinds of treatment of a psychic nature, and told that the condition of that body is being brought about by the nature of their own beliefs. There are also training centers. In these the nature of reality is explained in accordance with an individual's ability to understand and perceive it...some individuals do not undergo any such periods, but because of development and progress during their past lives, they are ready to begin more ambitious programs.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 129, 1994

AgreeNow in this time of choosing [between life state] all of these matters are considered, and suitable preparations made, but the planning itself is all a part of experience and of development. The in-between existence, therefore, is every bit as important as the period that is chosen. You learn to plan your existence, in other words. You also make friends and acquaintances in these rest periods whom you meet again and again - and only, perhaps, during in-between existences. With them you may discuss your experience during reincarnational cycles. These are like old friends.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 155-156, 1994

AgreeBut there is no fault, and 'death' is painless. And now, what happens next? Just this: the person who has just passed into spirit lands goes to his own self-appointed place. At the very outset, this would seem to suggest that I have overlooked what is known as ?judgment?, where every man shall be judged according to his merits and rewarded or condemned? received into heaven, or sent to hell. No, I have not overlooked it, because there is no such thing as being judged at any time, either by the Father of the Universe or by any single soul that lives in the spirit world. There is no Judgment Day. Man, himself, is his own judge. His thoughts, his words, and his deeds, registered upon his mind, are his only judge, and according to how his earthly life has been lived, so will his place be in these lands of the spirit world. This is another natural law, and like all the laws of the spirit world, perfect in its operation. It requires no interpreters of it, no exponents of it. It is self-acting and incorruptible, and, what is most important, it is impartial and infallible. The old idea of a Recording Angel, whose especial function is to inscribe in a great book all our good deeds and all our bad deeds, is poetic enough, but completely wrong. We do our own recording for ourselves, and this is one instance at least when we speak truly! We cannot hide our bad deeds, but, also, we cannot conceal our good deeds. I am using the word deeds in a general sense. What really counts in our earthly lives is the motive behind our deeds. Our motives may be of the highest, but the actual deed may have a poor external appearance. The richest services are most often those that are performed without a fanfare of trumpets. So many of us here in the spirit world are surprised when we discover that some small service that we have done?and immediately afterwards forgotten?has helped us in our spiritual progression to an extent that we should scarcely have thought possible. But here we see things in their proper light, that is, in their true light, because they are registered within ourselves in their true light. So you see, we need no one to condemn us. No one could condemn us more strictly, more exactly, more truly and efficiently than we do ourselves. When we come to the spirit world at our dissolution we thus find ourselves in the precise environment for which we have fitted ourselves. That environment may be one of darkness or of light, or it may be one of gloomy greyness. But wherever it may be, we have ourselves to thank, or blame for it. (from channeled spirit of Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson)

Here and Hereafter, Anthony Borgia
pg. Chapt1, 1968

AgreeThe whole crude conception of being damned for all eternity arises from a totally wrong conception of the Father of the Universe, a grotesque conception that has found its supporters throughout the centuries, and that has, in consequence, put fear into the hearts of mankind. It is a man-made belief without the slightest foundation in fact. And it is not long before a newcomer to the spirit world finds out that the whole idea of eternal damnation is an utterly impossible one. They see at once that the whole spirit world lies before them in equal right with their fellow human beings, and that the God of whom they were always rather frightened when on earth is a Father of unlimited and illimitable benevolence, and One, moreover, who could never breathe vengeance upon any one of His children. That in itself is an illuminating discovery which is of great service to the newcomer to spirit lands, since it at once opens his mind to the truth. (from channeled spirit of Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson)

Here and Hereafter, Anthony Borgia
pg. Chapt1, 1968

AgreeQuestion: When we leave the physical body, where do we go?, the minister asked. Ans: You go where you want to go, Now, when your ordinary, waking conscious mind is lulled in the sleep state, you travel in other dimensions. You are already having experiences in these other dimensions then. You are preparing your own way. When you die you go into these ways that you have prepared. There are various periods of training that vary according to the individual. You must understand the nature of reality before you can manipulate within it well. In physical reality you are learning that your thoughts have reality, and that you create the reality that you know. When you leave this dimension, then you concentrate upon the knowledge you have gained. If you still do not realize that you create your own reality, then you return, and again you learn to manipulate, and again and again you see the results of your own inner reality as you meet it objectified. You teach yourself the lesson until you have learned it then you begin to learn how to handle the consciousness that is yours, intelligently and well. Then you can form images for the benefit of others, and lead and guide them. Then you constantly enlarge the scope of your understanding.

The Seth Material, Jane Roberts
pg. 144-145, 2001


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I do firmly believe that universal forces are at work that pull us inexorably toward the deserving results of our actions.

—Robert J. Ringer