There are entities that either have not made it this far after physical death, or will be diverted from the normal route.
1. These are souls who have been so severely damaged they are detached from the mainstream of souls going back to a spiritual home base.
2. The number of these abnormal souls is not large. However, what has happened to them on Earth is significant because of the serious effect they have on other incarnated souls.
3. Two types of displaced souls:
(a) Those who do not accept the fact that their physical body is dead (they fight going to the spirit world because of anguish). Displacement is of the soul’s own choosing.
(b) Those souls who have been subverted by, or had complicity with, criminal abnormalities while in a human body. Spiritual guides deliberately remove these souls from further association with other entities for an indeterminate period.
4. In both (a) and (b) above, the guides of these souls are intimately concerned with rehabilitation.
5. The first type are what we call ghosts.
(a) These spirits often have unpleasant influences on those of us who would like to finish out our own human lives in peace.
(b) These displaced souls are sometimes falsely called “demonic spirits” because they are accused of invading the minds of people with harmful intent.
(c) The troubled spirit is an immature entity with unfinished business in a past life on Earth.
(d) They may have no relation to the living person who is disrupted by them. Some people are convenient and receptive conduits for negative spirits who wish to express their querulous nature; someone who is in a deep meditative state of consciousness might occasionally pick up annoying signal patterns from a disincarnated being.
(e) These unsettled entities are not spiritual guides. Real guides are healers.
(f) More often than not, these uncommon haunted spirits are tied to a particular geographic location.
(g) They are damaged souls as evidenced by confusion, despair and even hostility to such an extent that they want their guides to stay away from them.
(h) Possessing spirits can be persuaded to leave and eventually make a proper transition into the spirit world.
6. In a spirit world governed by order, with guides to assist, how can the maladaptive souls be allowed to exist? Perhaps it could be that:
(a) We still have free will even in death
(b) Since we endure so many upheavals in our physical universe, then spiritual irregularities and deviations from the normal exodus of souls ought to be anticipated as well.
(c) Ghosts only represent a divided portion of a disturbed soul’s energy; the rest having returned to the spirit world for reunification.
(d) Discarnate, unhappy spirits who trap themselves are possibly part of a grand design and when they are ready, they will be led away from the Earth’s astral plane to their proper place in the spirit world.
7. The second type of displaced (disturbed) souls is far more prevalent; these are souls who have been involved with evil acts.
8. The major question is: Is a soul culpable or guilt-free when it occupied the offending criminal brain? Is the soul-mind or human ego responsible, or are they the same?
9. It appears that the 5-sensory human can negatively act upon a soul’s psyche. We express our eternal self through dominant biological needs and the pressures of external stimuli though these are temporary to the incarnated soul. Some souls are not fully assimilated although there is no hidden, sinister self within our human form; people not in harmony with their bodies feel detached from themselves in life.
10. The above condition does not excuse souls from doing their utmost to prevent evil involvement on Earth. This is apparent in the case of human conscience.
11. Negative forces emanate from ourselves. Hearing an inner voice which may suggest self-destruction to ourselves or someone else is not a demonic spiritual entity, an alien presence nor a malevolent renegade guide. The destructive impulses of emotional disorders inhibit soul development. For instance, excessive craving and addictive behavior, which result from personal pain, inhibits the expression of a healthy soul and may even hold a soul in bondage to its host body.
12. The extent of contemporary violence does seem to indicate we have more souls “going wrong” today than in the past. Indeed, in every bloody era of Earth’s history, there have always been a significant number of souls unable to resist and successfully counter human cruelty. Certain souls, whose hosts have a genetic disposition to abnormal brain chemistry, are particularly at risk in a violent environment.
13. Since souls are not created perfect, their nature can be contaminated during the development of such a life form. However, all souls are held accountable for their conduct in the bodies they occupy.
14. No soul is inherently evil; soul immaturity does not automatically invite malevolent behavior from a damaged human personality. The evolution of souls involves a transition from imperfection to perfection based upon overcoming many difficult body assignments during their task oriented lives.
15. Souls may also have a predisposition for selecting environments where they consistently don’t work well, or are subverted. Thus, souls may have their identity damaged by poor life choices. Once again, they are held accountable for their conduct.
16. In the next chapter (Chapter 5) it will be shown how souls, with the benefit of guides, receive an initial review of their past life before moving on to join their friends. But,
(a) what happens to souls who have, through their bodies caused extreme suffering to another?
(b) how is it held accountable in afterlife?
(c) is there a heaven and hell for good and bad deeds?
17. This is where the traditionally religious and the metaphysically oriented are at opposite poles. The former believes all souls do not go to the same place although more moderate theology no longer stresses the idea of hellfire and brimstone for sinners. The Christian purgatory is defined as a transitory state of temporary banishment for sins of a minor nature against humanity; it is supposed to be a place of atonement, isolation and suffering. When all negative karma is removed, these souls are eventually allowed into heaven. On the other hand, souls committing major (deadly) sins are banished to hell forever.
18. The metaphysically inclined would insist:
- no one is denied entrance into the kingdom of afterlife;
- All souls are given the opportunity to transmute back into the spirit world the same way, irrespective of their association with the bodies they occupied.
- There is no residence of terrible suffering for souls, except on Earth.
- All souls go to one spirit world after death where everyone is treated with patience and love.
19. However, certain souls do undergo temporary separation in the spirit world, and this happens at the time of their orientation with guides. These are usually souls whose influence was too weak to turn aside a human impulse to harm others. They will go into seclusion upon re-entering the spirit world and don’t appear to mix with other entities in the conventional manner for quite a while.
20. It is also noted that beginner souls who are habitually associated with intensely negative human conduct in their first series of lives must endure individual spiritual isolation. Ultimately, they are placed together in their own group to intensify learning under close supervision. This is not punishment, but rather a kind of purgatory for the restructuring of self-awareness with these souls. It is also not uncommon for maladjusted spirits to return back to Earth directly after a period of seclusion in order to expunge themselves as soon as possible by a good incarnate performance.
Most errant souls are able to solve their own problems of contamination. The price we pay for our misdeeds and the rewards we receive for good conduct revolve around the laws of karma.
“Yes, souls do bear responsibility for their involvement with flawed human beings who wronged others savagely in a life – I knew one such soul”
“He…had hurt a girl…terribly…and did not rejoin our group…there was extensive private study for him…he did so poorly while in that body…punishment is…wrong interpretation…it’ regeneration…you have to recognize this is a matter for your teacher…the teachers are more strict with those who have been involved with cruelty.”
“He did come through the same spiritual gateway when he died…but he did not meet with anybody…he went directly to a place where he was alone with his teacher…after awhile…not long…he returned to Earth again as a woman…where people were cruel…physically abusive…it was a deliberate choice…my friend needed to experience that…”
“Did this soul blame the human brain of his former host body for hurting the girl? No, he took what he had done…back into himself…he blamed his own lack of skill to overcome the human failings. He asked to become an abused woman himself in the next life to gain understanding…to appreciate the damage he had done to the girl.”
“If he did not gain understanding and continued involving with humans who committed wrongful acts, could he be destroyed as a soul by someone in the spirit world? No…you can’t destroy energy exactly…but it can be reworked…negativity which is unmanageable…in many lives…can be readjusted…not by destruction…remodeling.”
1. No study of life after death would have any meaning without addressing how karma relates to causality and justice for all souls.
2. Karma by itself does not denote good or bad deeds. Rather it is the result of one’s positive and negative actions in life.
3. The statement, “there are no accidents in our lives,” does not means karma by itself impels. What it does is propel us forward by teaching lessons.
4. Our future destiny is influenced by a past from which we cannot escape, especially when we injure others.
5. We are given the ability to make mid-course corrections in our life and having the courage to make necessary changes when what we are doing is not working for us. By conquering fear and taking risks, our karmic pattern adjusts to the effects of new choices.
6. At the end of every life, rather than have a monster to devour our souls, we serve as our most severe critic in front of teacher-guides; we decide on the proper mode of justice for our conduct. This is why karma is both just and merciful.
7. There is no set path of self-discovery designed for all souls. Souls are given the time and opportunity to make changes for growth. Souls who continue to display negative attitudes through their human hosts must overcome these difficulties by continually making an effort to change.
8. Souls must learn to cope in different ways with each new human being assigned to them.
9. The permanent identity of a soul stamps the human mind with a distinctive character which is individual to that soul. However, there is a strange dual nature between that soul mind and the human brain.
10. No negative karma remains attached to a soul who is willing to work during their many lives on this planet.