Unchanging Spiritual Truth
When experiencing our human lives in our earthly adventure as ageless, timeless souls, we forget the unchanging spiritual truths that shed the light of understanding on the sufferings we must endure.
Many spiritual teachers, from ancient prophets, to Jesus to Buddha, to more modern ones such as Earnest Holmes, Charles Fillmore, Thomas Troward, Harvey Hardman, Joseph Murphy, White Eagle and Vera Stanley Alder, seek to assist mankind’s struggles. They urge and inspire us to a more enlightened perspective of often horrendous and seemingly unbearable sufferings. The increased understanding does not change nor alleviate the suffering, yet provides a wider sense; a spiritual view, that gives purpose to the struggle that is beyond "earthly" perspective. It is seeing through new lenses--as if one has an increased prescription of eyeglasses that refines and magnifies the view through those glasses.
Knowledge that the soul's earth life has a plan and a spiritual goal has been substantiated by the scholarly, laborious and scrupulous research of Dr. Michael Newton, Richard Sutphen and Dr. Ian Stevenson whose work reveals profound insight into the purpose of an earthly life.
A close friend, a long-term Buddhist and spiritual devotee, was mourning the recent death of her brother to whom she was very close, and was unable to master the grief and deep emotions of her loss. She contacted a a wonderful psychic who was able to lead my friend past the earthly view and to remember the path of "soul" life.
When my friend called to relate the immensely helpful time with the psychic, she also wanted to share a story the woman had told her that was an example of the sustaining force and impact of previous lives on present earthly experience.
A girl had come to the psychic as a last resort of help; she had spent years in traditional Psychiatry and Psychology; therapy with no lasting relief. Her crippling problems and symptoms remained; never lessened nor alleviated by help from many talented, altruistic professionals. She had been severely abused, in every conceivable way, by her parents since a very early age. During her session with the psychic, the girl went deep into the past where she revealed a terrible past life: World War II in Germany.
She was about 10 years old when their town was bombed and destroyed by the Allies and her parents killed. Unable to care for her in the devastation of their town, the people sent the girl to live in a Concentration camp, not as a prisoner, but to work in any capacity which the German soldiers chose. Her "job" was to smother the little babies that arrived in the camp, with their mothers as prisoners, and were taken away.
When the girl's life ended and she was home in Spirit, she was not "judged" as taught by Church dogma--her soul carried the extreme weight of that experience and she sought in her current lifetime to "balance" what she herself could not bear as a soul. The great and enduring gift of free will allows the individual soul to choose and decide its own path; though Guides and Masters offer help, solace, wisdom and advice.
A great psychic, such as the special woman helping this girl, does not just reveal the soul's past experience; spiritual guidance and insight compassionately provided is meant to shed the light of wisdom and understanding on what has been seen and re-experienced in the psychic session. She urged the girl to view the past life through the lenses of Higher Mind, of Unchanging Spiritual Truth. And the psychic offered the girl an important consideration; that the girl's parents were courageous souls who had agreed while in Spirit to be her parents in this current lifetime to assist the girl in accomplishing the Soul Plan she had planned prior to coming again to earth--knowing that they would be hated and despised as her abusive parents.
As Dr. Newton's many years of work has proven with countless souls, the girl made her plan in Spirit, and fulfilled that plan in this, her current life.
The years she had spent in traditional therapy had not relieved her pain; but in her session with the psychic, a great weight was lifted as she "saw' through spiritual eyes.
The intense emotional, often physical pain we suffer living our earthly lives doesn't change as we apply this view, this insight, this spiritual perspective.
We still suffer and struggle to bear what sometimes seems "unbearable".
But spiritual teachers offer help in the effective "tools" of Prayer and Forgiveness.
Remember that "Prayer" is just an old-fashioned word for a way of "thinking", and forgiveness when continually and intentionally applied is a healing balm whose efficacy may be truly magical as it affects mind, body and spirit.
Climbing the ladder of consciousness means that our human perspective and view of our earthly experience is constantly changing--we begin to see our relationships to other humans through "open" eyes, so that the struggles, the intense difficulties, the abiding pain has a Soul Purpose; seeking to more fully understand that purpose which will ultimately lead to peace, poise, serenity and lasting joy.