In The Spirits Book, we are told that spirit can be reincarnated as either sex. But we aren’t told if spirits alternate or stay the same sex in life after life. In the books by Francisco C. Xavier, we learned that families tend to reincarnate and spirits of one sex tend to remain in that gender.
Higher spirits, lose their gender, for after countless years of lives and experiences they have balanced the characteristics of both sexes.
Hence, it appears that changing gender is a slow evolving process for many spirits. But, in the book Action and Reaction, one of the Andre Luiz series of books, psychographed by Francisco (Chico) C. Xavier, we learn of other reasons why spirits are sent back to earth in a different gender than the one they had last time.
Silas, who is Andre’s mentor talks about the alteration of gender for a spirit from one life to another:
“Considering that, in essence, sex is the sum of the passive and positive qualities of the person’s mental field, it is natural for the predominantly female spirit to linger for centuries on the evolutionary pathway as woman; likewise, the predominately male spirit will tarry for a long time in the experiences of man. However, on many occasions, when the man tyrannizes the woman, denying her rights and committing abuses in the name of his supposed superiority, he distorts himself to the point that, unconscious and imbalanced, he is led by the agents of the Divine Law to a pain-filled reincarnation in a woman’s body so that, in extreme inner discomfort, he may learn to venerate woman as his sister and companion, daughter and mother before God. The same applies to the offensive woman, who, after dragging the man into lust and criminality, creates for herself a terrible mental alienation that she takes with her after the grave, thereby requiring internment in man’s body so that, in the webs of her unhappy emotions, she may construct within her the respect she owes to man before the Lord.” [Action and Reaction, 2010, p. 205]
Therefore, for those who take advantage of their sex to harm the other will spend time in the same type of body as their previous victims. It is the corollary of the Golden Rule, that is used to teach us our wrongs, “Others will do unto you, as you have done unto them”.
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