A single mother, twenty-eight years old, was drinking heavily, lost in self-pity at her impoverished and solitary condition. Weighed down by the responsibilities of single parenthood she came home one day and collapsed on her bed. Rapidly, she was transported to another world.
Her vision was posted on the NDERF.org (Near Death Experiences Research Foundation) website, which contains many accounts of NDEs experienced by people of every country, language and culture.
Jean’s First Experience
Jean’s other worldly experience wasn’t her first. She had a memory, which stayed with her, submersed, since the age of three. She had forgotten the encounter, but it came back up from the deep recesses of her mind after her second experience. Jean describes what she felt when she was just a small child:
“At that time, a ball of white/gold light came into my bedroom and communicated with me. Telepathically, it told me I had something to do toward the end of my life. I do not remember what it told me I had to do, but I do remember saying to the light, “That is beyond me, I can never do that.” The light told me, “You’ll grow into it.” The Presence in the Light was sweet, soft, warm, loving, supremely intelligent and totally good.”[i]
Occurrences like what happened to Jean are not random flights of fancy or malevolent spirits playing games. When you feel the aura of love, the tingling of overwhelming comfort, you should know you are in the presence of a spirit from the heavenly realm. A lower spirit doesn’t possess the inner love and light to bask another being with warmth.
Nothing is by chance when a celestial spirit visits. The message Jean received at three was meant to be recalled at a later date. Jean is destined to play a part in a key event.
While we believe ourselves to be masters of our own fate, nothing is further from the truth. We live multiple lives and in-between our physical sojourns on earth or other planets, we reside in the spirit realm. As a spirit we know our goal is to ascend in the ranks of spirits, to become a pure spirit, free of all base emotions.
The great secret of life is that in death we don’t change, we are the same person. It is for that reason, to become a better person, is why we must take on a physical cocoon. Only by living with a dense outer shell and in a world full of distracting emotions can we train ourselves to remain loving, fraternal, and honest through thick and thin. And until we do, we shall come back life after life.
The Supreme Intelligence is patient and allows us all the time we require to determine how to remove stains from our character. We are immortal spirits, born from some sort of intelligent seed and selected to become a special type of spirit. A spirit who is in human form (or variation thereof) who is picked to go through training in order to become a responsible member of the spirit world.
By the very fact that all of us have incarnated on earth, means that we are relatively immature spirits who can’t yet control our emotions and are unable to completely fill our inner being with love. According to Spiritism, earth is one of the places where the character of young spirits is molded.
Hence, every major episode of our lives have been or will be orchestrated by the spirit realm. Each trial is meant for us as a lesson, either to remind us of something we have done wrong in a past life or a vital experience that has been assigned.
Jean has a life to live, but she also has a role to play in some future event which could be the fulcrum of another person’s life. Therefore, Jean was visited at age three and at age twenty-eight she was going to be pulled out of class to teach her the importance of her life on this small planet.
To learn more about predestination and how we are part of the planning for our next life, read my book The Case for Reincarnation – Your Path to Perfection.
Jean’s Adult Experience
Alone, dispirited, and dreaming of losing weight so she could find a man to pull her and her child out of poverty, Jean had reached the end of her rope. She couldn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. She flopped herself on the bed in an attempt to blank out the presence of the world, and then:
“I almost immediately fell into myself – imploded. I experienced a sense of speed like being on a toboggan – a whooshing sound – and fell rapidly through a tunnel of blue, satin light. At the end of the tunnel was a clearing and in its center a “blue bag”. The bag was organic and like the sac containing a baby. A birth sac. Its shape was organic and roughly pear-shaped, with an opening at the top. I floated to the top of the sac and when I did, “knowings” began to spew out of the bag. By “knowings”, I mean a complete, four-dimensional understanding of a concept or idea without it’s coating of words. Have you ever heard something a hundred times and then one day you “knew” what it meant? It is very difficult to describe my experience in words because it was pre-verbal. Anyway, the “knowings” were popping out of the top of the bag as thick and fast as popcorn popping out of a pan. I tried to grab some so I could take them back with me and put words on them so I could remember them. But they were too numerous and happening too fast to get hold of. I “knew” that what I had found was the sum total of all “knowing” or wisdom of all people for all time – past, present and future. All wisdom comes from this pool of collective knowing and all we learn goes into the pool for the use of everyone.”[ii]
Jean entered an entirely different world, a world where she had little reference from her time on earth. What she saw in images could have, in reality, been vastly dissimilar, but she could only interpret what she could, given her frame of reference.
Socrates, who was a precursor to Jesus, talked about the vast differences between the plane we live on and the spirit world. He presented to us, through Plato, what it must be like to go from a three-dimensional world to a four-dimensional realm. He did this through the allegory of the cave. The men in the cave could only detect a two-dimensional universe. Let me refresh your memory:
“Plato has Socrates describe a gathering of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from things passing in front of a fire behind them, and they begin to give names to these shadows. The shadows are as close as the prisoners get to viewing reality. He then explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall do not make up reality at all, for he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the mere shadows seen by the prisoners.”[iii]
Here is more detail on the prisoner’s return to the cave after he had seen the outside world:
“Plato continues, saying that the freed prisoner would think that the real world was superior to the world he experienced in the cave; “he would bless himself for the change, and pity [the other prisoners]” and would want to bring his fellow cave dwellers out of the cave and into the sunlight.
The returning prisoner, whose eyes have become acclimated to the light of the sun, would be blind when he re-enters the cave, just as he was when he was first exposed to the sun. The prisoners, according to Socrates, would infer from the returning man’s blindness that the journey out of the cave had harmed him and that they should not undertake a similar journey. Socrates concludes that the prisoners, if they were able, would therefore reach out and kill anyone who attempted to drag them out of the cave.”[iv]
This allegory is usually interpreted from an epistemological point of view, which is a long word describing how we look at things (belief) from our own base of knowledge.
Plato ended the story with Socrates telling Glaucon (the pupil he was talking to):
“This entire allegory, I said, you may now append, dear Glaucon, to the previous argument; the prison-house is the world of sight, the light of the fire is the sun, and you will not misapprehend me if you interpret the journey upwards to be the ascent of the soul into the intellectual world according to my poor belief, which, at your desire, I have expressed whether rightly or wrongly God knows. But, whether true or false, my opinion is that in the world of knowledge the idea of good appears last of all, and is seen only with an effort; and, when seen, is also inferred to be the universal author of all things beautiful and right, parent of light and of the lord of light in this visible world, and the immediate source of reason and truth in the intellectual; and that this is the power upon which he who would act rationally, either in public or private life must have his eye fixed.”[v]
Plato has Socrates tell us directly to” interpret the journey upwards to be the ascent of the soul into the intellectual world”. Which, is the spirit world, for only in that realm are we allowed to fully use our intellect without the presence of numerous physical and emotional distractions. Only by transcending the influence of current society and leaving behind what we are told on a daily basis; what is good for us and what we should desire, can we begin learning what life is like out of the cave. For that is the reason we are on earth; to rise above the fray and become loving and caring individuals, even in the face of immense pressure to conform to what we know isn’t right.
At Least One more Dimension in the Spirit World
There is also a second message. Notice how the prisoners only detect two dimensions in their analysis of life. The philosopher escapes and for the first time sees, not only length and width, but also depth. He sees a three-dimensional world.
Our world is three-dimensional. In the book Beyond the Veil, by the Rev. G. Vale Owen, the spirit Astriel tells him the spirit world is at least four-dimensional. Spirits can see length, width, depth and also time. They are able to focus on an object and see the past and the future. This is what Jean saw, she just didn’t see the object, she “knew” the object’s beginning, middle, and end throughout time. This is what she meant by using the word “knowings”, her perception of the universe around her was of a higher degree that we could conceive of.
Plugged Into the Matrix
Another aspect that Jean revealed is her ability to access information. Jean saw a “blue bag” that was a conduit to a massive amount of information. She visualized a data link that allowed her to tap into whatever her thoughts asked for. She probably didn’t realize how to control her mind well enough to throttle the process so she could fully enjoy the flow of information coming to her.
Spiritism tells us that we are all connected, that we are part of God’s universe and that even our thoughts that radiate from our minds, can be intercepted. A high spirit who knows how to read the data, will know who sent the thoughts, their location, their feelings, everything about the person. We are an open book to the superior beings who make up the Spirituality.
As Jean continued her journey, she would learn how we are connected.
“I left the blue bag and immediately found myself high above the earth. I could look down and view the curvature of the earth, its colors and the shape of its waters and continents. I was not only above space, though, I was also above time. I could see the movement of the people and ideas that had shaped and been shaped by history. At each period in history, I experienced the total “feel” of that period, including its music, architecture, styles of clothing, political thinking and literature. It was like a vast march of people from different times with different world-views, all working together. Like removing the top of a gigantic piece of machinery and observing all the wheels, cogs and pulleys working together. On the surface we see none of this, but take off the top and we can see it. My vision took off the top. I “knew” that we are all connected with each other – like mountain climbers with ropes around their middles. When one of us falls, we pull the others down. When we climb up, we help others up. We’re all in this together. I “knew” that what we observe as empty space between us is not empty. We are like marbles in a sheet of glass. You don’t see the glass, you see the marbles. But the glass holds the marbles together. We are held together by an invisible substance that is around us and between us. It is invisible to us, but it is real. I saw that life on this planet was not random, there is a giant plan. The plan, however, is on a scale that is incompressible to us. Our minds are too finite to grasp it.”[vi]
Earlier, when Jena was three, she was told she have a function to perform at some time in the future. Take that single fact and extrapolate it to the earth. Not just a destiny for each person living, but a plan for entire nations, races, cultures, and continents.
Jean’s metaphor of pulling together like mountain climbers is apt. Spiritism tells us that the history and future of the earth is like an upward spiral. There are cycles we must go through and there are times when destruction is called for. Like mountain climbing, when there are occasions of people losing their grip and falling, but the descent is halted by the safety rope, each catastrophe that befalls humans is controlled. One step back, to relearn certain important lessons, then two steps forward.
The Fall of Rome
Emmanuel tells us that during the republican era of Rome’s history it became a great power. The dominating authority of the entire Mediterranean Sea. The Spirit world envisioned Rome growing by spreading its good practices and bringing a civilized aspect to their nearby nations. Regrettably, Rome’s leaders tasted power, as Emmanuel describes:
“Instead of extending its ties through education and harmony, it allowed itself to become captive to a host of aggressive and ambitious spirits, widening its influence in the world with the ballistas and catapults of its warriors.”[vii]
The Romans had brought much advancement, the concept of the family, active citizen participation, the importance of education, honor in business dealing, and organizational structure of institutions and in building infrastructure, to the ancient world. The Spirit world wished to save these gifts; therefore they attempted to rectify the errors of Rome with the coming of Christ, during Augustus’s reign. The advent of Christ and his followers could not right the ship, Emmanuel comments about the fall of Rome:
“The weakness and impenitence of human beings did not allow them to understand that Christianity had been called to the role of governance solely to educate the sentiments of those who governed, preparing them to take enlightenment and fraternity to the other peoples of the earth, who, at the time were regarded as barbarians by the culture of the Empire.”[viii]
What follows the fall of Rome truly demonstrates the power of the Spirit Kingdom, Emmanuel reports:
“The spiritual authorities, under Christ’s aegis, renewed the educational processes of the European world – at the time just starting today’s civilization – by calling all human beings to life in the field so that, by tilling the soil and being in contact with nature, they could learn more effectively.”[ix]
How many historians marvel at the fall of a great civilization into utter darkness, the loss of learning, medicine, and political system; how could this have happened? It was the mass re-education of an entire population, required to bring Western Civilization up to the next level.
This is the scale of what Jean observed. An intricate plan, that isn’t cast in stone, but continually reevaluated, to determine if the collective human existence on earth is advancing to the proposed goal. Within this plan are details for each of us. We, individually and collectively, are constantly being monitored for progress toward objectives. Targets that are meant to be signposts as to the maturity of the human race. Once we reach a stage where there are no wars, no hate, no envy, then we shall be free of this planet of atonement and graduate to a more civilized school.
How the Spiritual Universe is Structured
Next, Jean was shown the building blocks of the cosmos:
”I was shown a ball that was convoluted and contained all surfaces. For years after my experience, I looked for someone who could explain this to me. I would take a strip of paper and twist and attach the two ends together. “What is this?” I’d ask. Finally, years later, I met a physicist who told me it was a Mobius strip. I told him I had seen a solid round ball that was like this Mobius strip. The physicist said that would be a Mobius solid. Pure mathematics has proven a Mobius solid can exist, he said, but our three-dimensional minds could not envision one. I told him I had seen one. He just shook his head. During my experience, I was told that all time is “now” and all space is “here”. I believe there was more to this middle part of my experience that will be revealed to me when the time is right.”[x]
Jean may have glimpsed the primary building block of the universe. This object, from which all is created by modifying the various forms, densities, and vibrations of it, is called, by Spiritism, the Universal Fluid. And it was first brought to us in the middle of the 19th century.
The Spirits Book, by Allan Kardec, written in the 1850s, codifed the Doctrine of Spiritism. Spirits transmitted their answers to questions posed by Allan Kardec to various mediums throughout Europe. Only when multiple mediums wrote similar answers to the same question was it entered into
The Spirits Book.
Jesus promised us the Consoler, the Spirit of Truth to tell us more. Spiritism is that vehicle, the method whereby high spirits communicate to us new information about our purpose on earth and how we migrate from spirit life to earthly life in our quest to improve. We are also presented with the basic tenets of how our entire cosmos was created and operates.
Question 30 in The Spirits Book asks the following:
“30. Is matter formed of one element or of several elements?
Of one primitive element. The bodies which you regard as simple are not really elementary; they are transformations of the primitive matter.”[xi]
Hence, all matter, organic and inorganic is composed of the same universal fluid. Our current science has postulated the same principle under the name “String Theory”. According to Wikipedia “String Theory” is:
“The starting point for string theory is the idea that the point-like particles of particle physics can also be modeled as one-dimensional objects called strings. String theory describes how strings propagate through space and interact with each other. In a given version of string theory, there is only one kind of string, which may look like a small loop or segment of ordinary string, and it can vibrate in different ways. On distance scales larger than the string scale, a string will look just like an ordinary particle, with its mass, charge, and other properties determined by the vibrational state of the string. In this way, all of the different elementary particles may be viewed as vibrating strings. In string theory, one of the vibrational states of the string gives rise to the graviton, a quantum mechanical particle that carries gravitational force. Thus string theory is a theory of quantum gravity.”[xii]
String theory tells us there is no such thing as empty space, strings are everywhere. The same information was supplied in The Spirits Book:
“36. Does an absolute void exist in any part of space?
No, there is no void. What appears like a void to you is occupied by matter in a state which escapes the action of your senses and of your instruments.”[xiii]
The spirit world told us in the 1850s there is no such thing as an absolute vacuum. There is always something everywhere in our infinite universe.
Spiritist literature also foresaw the advent of the Big Bang Theory. In the book Genesis – Miracles and Predictions According to Spiritism, in the section titled “The Universal Creation”, we are told, by spirits, communicating to Allan Kardec in the 1850’s how it all began:
“The primitive cosmic matter contained the material, fluidic and vital elements for all the universes that unroll their magnificence before eternity. It is the fertile mother of all things, the first grandmother, and what is more, the eternal generatrix. This substance from which all the sidereal globes have come has not disappeared; this power is not dead, for it still gives birth incessantly to new creations, and receives incessantly the reconstituted elements of the worlds that have been effaced from the book of eternity.”[xiv]
The “unrolling” is the filling of our particular physical universe from the primitive element bursting upon the scene, caused by the thought of God, to start the creation cycle. Over billions of years, from the start of a tiny seed, galaxies, solar systems, planets and life began. This one element is used for everything. We are told:
“The ethereal matter, rarified to various degrees, and which is diffused throughout interplanetary space; that cosmic fluid that fills the universe, rarified to various degrees in the immense regions rich in clusters of stars; condensed to various degrees where the stellar sky does not yet shine; modified to various degrees by different combinations according to their locations in the expanse, is nothing more than the primitive substance in which reside the universal forces, from which nature has taken all things.”[xv]
Hence, from one element, called Universal Fluid, by Spiritists, comes all matter. Gold, silver, water, and iron are made up of the same element. What we see as molecules and atoms (and the building blocks of atoms) which construct molecules are all derivatives of the Universal Fluid. We are told:
“This fluid penetrates bodies like an immense ocean. In it resides the vital principle that gives rise to the life of beings and perpetuates it on each globe according to its condition, a principle which in its latent state lies dormant as long as no voice calls upon it. By virtue of this universal vital principle, every creature, mineral, plant, animal or other – because there are many other kingdoms of nature whose existence you do not even suspect – knows how to appropriate the conditions for its existence and lifespan.”[xvi]
This fluid is molded to become whatever it needs to be. It is transformed by thought. When the Spirituality created the universe, He created it by thought to be composed of an element which is able to be formed into many combinations by thought and to follow logical rules, a type of programming the behavior of the object for all eternity, until a superior thought modifies it.
This programming of the object is mentioned in the next paragraph in Genesis:
“It is very important to be aware of the idea that the primitive cosmic matter is endowed not only with the laws that ensure the stability of the worlds, but also with the universal vital principle that forms the spontaneous generations on each world to the extent that conditions manifest for the successive existence of beings, and when the hour sounds for the appearing of the children of life during the creation period.”[xvii]
In summary, in the 1850s Allan Kardec brought to us the concept of a unifying element, that which is the fountainhead of all matter in the universe, which is directed and ruled by thoughts from not only God, but from superior spirits. Spirits, who have been trained to create with their mind. This is what Jean saw in her NDE, a totally connected universe, derived from simple elements, and controlled by a Universal Intelligence.
What Spiritism and Jean is telling us is that we are on earth at this moment, surviving our trials, paying for our past debts, gaining new experiences, so one day, we too may be worthy of manipulation of matter by our will.
One may express doubts about the processes presented by spirits to the small group of pioneering Spiritists, first gathered by Allan Kardec, but we shall see that this message has been told, not only from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.” Genesis 1:2
But from many other religious texts. Most started with an idea, a thought, an intent to create the world. Now, thanks to the Spirit of Truth, as promised by Jesus in the New Testament, Spiritism is revealing more information about the creation of our universe.
In the 20th century, we were given more to ponder.
The Universe Explained
The structure of the physical and spiritual universe is revealed once again in the book, Life Beyond the Veil, in The Lowlands of Heaven section. The book was psychographed in the 1920s. It was a communication to the Rev G. Vale Owen from Astriel in the spirit world that introduces the basis on which all objects are composed:
“Every star, as you know, is itself a center of a system which comprises in itself not only the planets in revolution round the star, but also the particles of matter which suffuse that system, but are too sublimated to be cognized by any system of chemistry which is possible to those who dwell in physical bodies, and in their research are compelled to use both material instruments and material brains. These particles are between the purely material and spiritual, and indeed may be used both in the physical and the spiritual economies. For the two are merely two of many phases of one progressive economy, and act and react each on the other, like a sun and his planet.”[xviii]
Astriel is restating the fact, accepted in the spirit realm that everything flows from one source. We were told the same in Allan Kardec’s Genesis, in Chapter VI, which was dictated to the Parisian Spiritist Society in 1862 and 1863, by the spirit Galileo. In the beginning of the section entitled “Matter”, he states, “Nevertheless, we can establish as an absolute principle the fact that all substances, known and unknown, no matter how dissimilar they may seem, whether from the inner composition point of view or from the aspect of their reciprocal action, are in fact nothing more that varieties into which it is transformed under the direction of the innumerable forces that govern it.”[xix]
Astriel is making it clear that not only is our physical universe composed of Universal Fluid, but the spiritual realm is also made of variations of the prime element. Next, Astriel exposes how the transformation of the primary elements are accomplished and some of its properties:
“Gravitation is applicable to these particles also on both sides, and it is by means of this force – as we will call it, as being a name you know, and also very little understand – that we cohere these particles together and are able, from time to time, so to clothe our spiritual bodies as to become visible to the photographic plate, and sometimes to the human eye. But we do more than this, and over a wider range. Were it not for these particles all space would be dark; that is, no light would be able to be transmitted from planet or sun or start to earth; for it is because of the reflection and refraction of these that the rays are visible. Not that they are transmitted, for their transmission and passage depend on other elements of which we will now say no more than this; It is not the rays of light, nor is it the so-called light-waves which are visible to the human eye, but their action on these minute particles which, on the impact of these rays, become visible as waves.”[xx]
As String Theory postulates that strings interact with each other and vibrate in different states, a high order spirit has hinted at a similar process. Light doesn’t travel in a beam, but flows like a wave across a tapestry composed of countless threads, acting and reacting to each other. As the threads vibrate their intensity is revealed and we can see the pattern of the carpet.
Astriel notifies Vale Owen that the spirit world doesn’t wish to supply humankind with the answers, since the effort to advance scientifically is part of our collective endeavor. But, they will give us hints as to what are possibilities of further research. With this in mind, Astriel explains the basic underlying theme of our existence:
“The stars, then send forth their light. But in order to send it forth they must first possess it themselves. And as they are not self-constituted personalities, in order that they may have it they must be given it. Who does this, and how it is done?”[xxi]
“As they are not self-constituted personalities” is the key concept to grasp. When Astriel speaks about the stars, powerful suns which generate immense energy, he implies that since they aren’t distinct intelligent beings they don’t possess actual power, they are only channels for power. In our life we playfully give personalities to inanimate objects, we personify that which we believe could represent human-like behavior. Children cartoons exemplify this, such as the sun talking or the ocean inviting a child to swim.
What Astriel is saying is these purely natural objects that operate via the Laws of Physics, are actually controlled by spirit administrators who have personally determined the operation of the object. Astriel now reveals the full extent of the power of the spirit realm:
“Now, of course, it is easy to answer ‘God, for He is the Source of everything.’ That is true enough, but, as you know, He employs His ministers, and these are without number, and each unit with an allotted task.
The stars receive their power of transmitting light from the presence of myriads of spiritual being about them, all ordered and regulated in their spheres, and all working in conjunction. These have the stars in their charge, and it is from them that the energy proceeds which enables the star to do its appointed work.”[xxii]
Let us think about what Astriel has said. There is an intelligent being behind the workings of the universe. Pulling levers, starting and stopping, regulating, and measuring what we see as the natural evolution of the cosmos. It is as if the mythology of the ancients came back to life, and Apollo’s chariot really did bring the sun out every morning.
Have we regressed into time-worn superstitions? No, for the spirits have told us that human advancement is like a spiral, not a straight line. That we must go through a materialistic phase, which de-emphasizes spirituality, in order to accomplish the scientific discoveries required to return to a balance between materialism and spirituality.
The spirit world has determined that we are ready to re-learn certain truths. That we are connected, at a deeper level than most of us could comprehend, to the spirit realm. That our ties to the earth, to wealth are but temporary achievements. Our real goal is to better ourselves, to be prepared to take up the job of running the universe.
If we didn’t get the message at first, Astriel explains the true operation of our environment:
“What we want you to understand is that there is no such thing as blind or unconscious force in all God’s Kingdom of Creation. Not a ray of light, not an impulse of heat, not an electrical wave proceeds from your sun, or any other star, but is the effect of a cause, and that cause is a conscious cause; it is the Will of some conscious being energizing in a certain and positive direction. These beings are of many grades and many species. They are not all the same order, nor all of the same form. But their work is controlled by those above them, and these are controlled by powers of higher grade and sublimity still.”[xxiii]
In effect, we live in a universe, a solar system, a planet that is not only inorganic balls of fire and lifeless rock, for these are what we see. We can only detect the outside machinery, we can’t see the workers behind the wall, the massive effort to run, calibrate, and measure the output of the cosmos. Jean was given the opportunity to, as Dorothy did in the Wizard of Oz, to peer behind the curtain and see how everything really worked.
In addition, we are incapable of deciphering the different types of beings which contribute to our welfare. Whatever our imagination supplies probably falls short of the reality. Astriel attempts to pull the curtain back even further, so we may catch a glimpse of the legion that works for our benefit.
“And so these great balls of matter, whether gaseous or liquid or solid, whither star or comet or planet, are all held together, and their forces energized and given effect not by the operation of some mechanical law, but by conscious live beings at the back of, and working through, those laws. We use the word ‘conscious’ in preference of ‘intelligent’, because the latter term would not accurately describe all the ministers of the Creator. As you understand the word, indeed, it would describe only a very limited number. And it may surprise you to know that those to whom you would apply the term are those which stand between the lower and the higher. For while the lower workers are not really beings of intelligence, the higher are more sublime than the term would imply.”[xxiv]
Hence, the higher the level the more connected you are to God, as to finally discard your human form and become one with the Supreme Intelligence. Where there is no delineation between male and female, race, nor any other measure that we are so fond of, only an unimaginable will. A force so omnipotent that it approaches the One Who Created All.
Jean Returns to Earth
After being presented the gift of peering into the depths of the universe, Jean comes to the end of her journey. She is taken to a group of spirit benefactors:
“I moved from this vantage point back into that beautiful blue light. I came into the picture from the right, front and slightly at an angle toward the center. Before me, there was a group of “essences” of people. If you refined a field of flowers to a single drop of perfume, that would be the essence of the flowers. These essences of people were like drops of water in a bucket of water – they were individual, but collective. They were grouped together in a triangle shape – like bowling pins are set up – with the apex of the triangle toward me. There was one essence that stood slightly in front of the others. I had the sense that this one spoke for the others but was not in authority over them. As I came near them, I was immediately aware that this group knew me better than I would ever know myself, accepted me totally, and loved me completely. The love that came out from them washed over me in waves and was so pure and strong I could not bear it. I was one of them and always had been. They knew it and I knew it. The one slightly in front communicated with my heart and mind and told me I could not stay, I must go back. The presence felt masculine, although I did not identify it as any known spiritual figure. I begged him not to send me back. He told me very firmly that there was something I had to do, but that they would be there for me and I could come back to them when I had finished my work.”[xxv]
As foretold when she was three, Jean still had work to do on our little planet. Unbeknownst to her, she had worked with the group of spirits she encountered before. She planned out her life on earth with the help of the spiritual beings she was now feeling strong waves of love from. This is why she agreed to return, in her heart she knew it was always in the cards to live out her time on earth.
When Jean grows old and she leaves the earthly life, that same group will be there to meet her and welcome her back to her real world, the spirit universe.
Upon her return, it was hard, at first to readjust to life:
“I immediately popped back outside and rose from the bed, with a deep down anger that I was back here. For weeks I was angry at having to come back, but then I set my self toward doing whatever it was I was supposed to do here. This experience changed my life and I made many worthwhile changes in my life as a result of having had it. I let go of some bad behavior and commenced a dedicated spiritual search that has taken me into all sorts of rich and interesting places.”[xxvi]
Jean’s friends in the spirit world knew exactly what to show her in her NDE to trigger the correct response. They had to free her of her self-pity and force her to get on track. She had business to perform on earth. While no one gave her a precise job description, Jean realizes that her guardian angels will subtly guide her in the correct direction.
Hidden from our view, each one of us has a spiritual mentor watching over us and sending us encouragement and signals. We need to be able to recognize when we are on the wrong path by being alert to what the spirit world is communicating to us. I explore how I had been guided by the spirit world, for years without my realizing it, until an event forced me to reconsider everything I thought I knew. I write about my experiences in my book 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life.
Read Jean’s story and other near death and other experiences in my book, The Spirit World Talks to Us. Learn what the spirit realm is trying to tell us and how we can change our lives to the better.
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[vii] Xavier, Francisco C., On the Way to the Light, EDICEI, p. 102
[viii] Xavier, Francisco C., On the Way to the Light, EDICEI, p. 138
[ix] Xavier, Francisco C., On the Way to the Light, EDICEI, p. 149
[x] NDERF.org, “Jean’s NDE”, n.d., http://www.nderf.org/NDERF/NDE_Experiences/Jean’s_NDE.htm, (accessed April 12, 2016)
[xi] Kardec, Allan, The Spirits Book, White Crow Books, Question 30, p. 71
[xiii] Kardec, Allan, The Spirits Book, White Crow Books, Question 36, p. 74
[xiv] Kardec, Allan, Genesis – Miracles and Predictions according to Spiritism, EDICEI, pp. 123-124
[xv] Kardec, Allan, Genesis – Miracles and Predictions according to Spiritism, EDICEI, p. 124
[xvi] Kardec, Allan, Genesis – Miracles and Predictions according to Spiritism, EDICEI, p. 124
[xvii] Kardec, Allan, Genesis – Miracles and Predictions according to Spiritism, EDICEI, p. 125
[xviii] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, pp. 122-123
[xix] Kardec, Allan, Genesis – Miracles and Predictions according to Spiritism, EDICEI, p. 115
[xx] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 123
[xxi] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 123
[xxii] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 124
[xxiii] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 124
[xxiv] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 124
[xxv] NDERF.org, “Jean’s NDE”, n.d., http://www.nderf.org/NDERF/NDE_Experiences/Jean’s_NDE.htm, (accessed April 12, 2016)
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