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“How Do I”

The following poem was written and contributed by my cousin several years after the passing of her beloved husband and soul mate. Including her heart-felt poem on The Soul Channel reminds us of the indivisible connection between physical life and our eventual return to our spiritual home. Teresa captures so eloquently what so many people feel at the passing of a loved one:  being alone; emptiness; a cascade of multi-sensory memories; the need for direction, a path forward; and the realization that we are not really alone in God’s universe. Thank you, Teresa, for sharing your heart and for expressing what so many feel.

How do I find my “I” in we? Where did it go? We did everything together.
How do I separate “I” from we? We were one! We thought so much alike.
Is it distance in time that will do this? Time has gone by. We were such good friends.
Death has not worked for me; he is still here, in a feeling, a thought, a kiss, a tear, a smell…I can go on and on.
Be silent, be still, just listen; maybe I can hear the direction of purpose; I’m still here.
What do I want? What is next for me? Where do I go from here?
God knows I am listening, but do I hear and remember what was once told to me?
We is really God and me!

Written by: Teresa Kelly
April 17, 2012

Learning to Love Myself

(An article by contributing author L.nizyeva)

I’ve read heaps of different books on how to live healthy and happy; all these books said pretty much the same, that the main (and probably the only) source of human suffering is simply a deficit of unconditional love. It does not mean that unconditional love disappears or goes away somewhere; it always remains within us, for God gives this irrevocable gift — the gift of unconditional love — to everyone at the moment of creation and continuing through birth into physical life. It means we were all created as souls and as humans filled with love, with the ability to love and to be loved unconditionally. Then, for most of people, physical life turns that around so that we experience absent or lost love and we spend a lifetime searching for to discover it again.

This concept of unconditional love may seem, on one hand, very easy — it is total, complete, unending, without any conditions at all. It is beyond the duality of the material world; there is no good and no bad; it is unconditional; there are no conditions for true love. On the other hand, I found it very complicated to apply the principle of unconditional love in my own life. I just could not imagine how, because knowing this concept does not automatically mean that I become truly (unconditionally) happy immediately. It takes time to learn to love ourselves unconditionally and this path to unconditional love is very unique for everyone.

One of the greatest Russian writers, Leo Tolstoy, started his novel Anna Karenina with the following phrase: “Happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”. The family I was born into was classically unhappy in its own way. My parents had problems with alcohol, and regularly made scandals so I grew up in an atmosphere of jealousy and fears (a full range of fears actually). In other words, this stressful atmosphere was very far from unconditional love.

In my childhood, I did not have a consistent example of a relationship based on love and mutual respect. Of course, this fact adversely affected my grown-up life. Since my childhood I suffered from severe depressions that, with time, tended to grow deeper and to last longer. That was frightening, but I’ve never applied to any psychologist or psychotherapist, simply for the reason that it was just not so popular in Russia as it is becoming nowadays. That is why, in order to resist somehow these depressive states, I began to read books on psychology and to apply (at my own discretion) selected techniques. It helped for some time, but then suddenly I regressed again and again up toward becoming completely desperate.

I went through many periods of self-doubt, blaming myself for lost relationships, for an absent long term partner, for guilt, for making insurmountable relationship errors. This year, many of my greatest fears have come to bear simultaneously: fear of losing a job; fear of losing a father who had a severe stroke in February; fear of having to care for a potentially invalid father for perhaps years (which leads to a suppressed fear of my own mortality); and fear of losing a potential loving life partner.

A real, qualitative shift happened to me when, to my greatest fortune, I met Dr. John Kelly more than one year ago and worked with him on the Russian translation of his book Listen With Your Heart. It was Dr. Kelly who explained to me very clearly and in exceptional detail the concept of unconditional love, how it works on the soul level, and that the opposite of unconditional love is fear. And it was Dr. Kelly who suggested that I try the following (an extract from his email):

Taking into account that the human body is 87% water, then the water becomes positive and beautiful and healthy if you focus on positive, loving words and music and images. My theory is that wearing positive words and symbols can stimulate this positive, loving water energy process. You can find hearts to wear (ring, pendant necklace, earrings, heart undergarments, etc.). You can even stick a label on your garment somewhere (perhaps hidden on a bra) with the words “I love you” or “thank you”. Multiply the love-stimulation effect by beginning and ending each day by looking in the mirror and saying “I love you, Lara; you are beautiful and magnificent.”

I received this professional prescription from Dr. Kelly on the 25th of March and started this — let’s call it self-love therapy — on the same day, although I was quite skeptical about it. I started to write myself love messages on ordinary semi-transparent self-adhesive stickers which are used in every office and stuck them directly on the skin hidden under my bra. Here I use my fantasy to the full in writing compliments to myself, and it is such fun!

It turned out to be a good habit to start a new day with writing myself creative love messages on bright colorful stickers, even if I am in a hurry (which is typical in the mornings on working days). I prefer to be late than to go without my beautiful secret stickers! Sometimes it all seemed to me absurd, I did not believe this technique could somehow help me, but day by day I kept on wearing them mechanically, almost automatically. And they worked, because at least two times everyday I thought of unconditional love as I read these messages:  once in the morning when I put stickers on and again in the evening when I took them off. (I do not know why, but I can’t throw them away; so I collect them carefully in a special box). I keep on wearing them; and who knows, maybe I’ll do it all my life, if needed, because it is definitely worth doing and surprisingly effective.

Heart symbols — I bought self-adhesive hearts and stuck them on my computer (at home and at the office) and on the windscreen in my car. Every time I get sad or feel pessimistic and I see these hearts; they remind me of the love concept, and I smile, feel warmth inside me, and my mood and thoughts turn in a positive way.

          

I also found a Swarovski heart pendant I bought many years ago; in the past I wore it only occasionally, now I wear it more frequently. Although it is very simple, it surprisingly draws people to me; they find this pendant very beautiful and elegant, and they make compliments and ask where I got it (it is sold in every Swarovski shop). It seems my heart pendant makes other people feel happier also, and their happy energy has a positive effect on me and the water in my body; perhaps they will find a heart to wear themselves and change their lives?

I also practiced positive affirmations quite regularly while looking at myself in the mirror. I also used to say, silently to myself, love messages directed to any liquids in my glass (it is mostly water, but it can also be tea or coffee) before drinking, and I’m sure it also works. Sometimes I meditate in the following way:  I focus on my heart chakra and visualize green light coming out of it. (Green is the color of healing.)

Over more than 5 months of this self-love therapy I’ve achieved amazing results. The following positive changes happened on all three levels:

  1. On the physical level: in general I sleep better; I feel myself better (and I do believe that I look better and healthier, because I regularly get confirmations of it in the form of compliments both from men and women); and I have more energy. One more detail — here I have to go into be quite intimate — I used to suffer substantially from premenstrual syndrome. (It was a disaster; I had physical pains, awful headache, weepy mood, increased irritation, etc.). This syndrome is very often explained by the medical community as an absolutely normal. There are medicines against periodic pains for women…I also took such medicines regularly. Once I read somewhere that menstrual pains are NOT normal (and here I agree; it is normal to feel good, happy and healthy, not the opposite), and that such pains indicate problems in relations with men (and father in particular). Of course I worried about it, taking into account that I have been single for a very long period of time in my life. After I started practicing this self-love therapy, to my great surprise I realized several months ago that I do not need to take any pain pills. I no longer experience any “normal pains” and significant mood swings (so that I completely forgot about having such pains or mood swings).
  2. On the mental (psychological) level: I feel more confident; I’m more stress-resistant than earlier; and I’m able to overcome arising stressful situations much easier and faster without falling into panic and wasting a tremendous quantity of the valuable energy which I need so much to achieve my personal goals in this life. In general, my frequent panic states have almost gone away; my mood is more stable; I react different to ordinary events; I try to respond to everything with love and compassion. Although I do not always succeed in being loving and compassionate, it is more often that I want to smile than to be upset, allowing me to control my emotions.
  3. On the soul level: this is the most complicated part, because it is hard to observe, to indicate, as the treatment process occurs without notice. Yet I believe my intuition has improved significantly; I can recognize now signs and warning messages of coming events. My relations with my parents, family members and other people have significantly improved. This occurred because I began to accept this life and actions of others much more easily, and I finally allowed the family and other people to be simply themselves. Moreover I allowed myself to be me and without extra ultimatum-like requirements. It is so great to enjoy everything that happens here and now!

Summarizing the above: It is very hard to see any changes while working on yourself. There are no significant visible changes in my life, I’ve not yet found the right partner for my life. Yet there are still qualitative changes in my life that I can feel and notice every day: I’m getting happier; I’m more optimistic about my future; I feel more in control of my life; and I feel myself more or less ready to accept any situation in my life and to live my life by more consciously appreciating each moment.

Imagine all this happening as a result of a pendant, a few stickers, and some positive affirmations of self-love at least twice every day! Maybe it is really true that the water that makes up our bodies and even the world around us truly reacts to messages of love and appreciation.

Lessons from Water Crystals — Dr. Masaru Emoto

Water! It covers two-thirds of our planet, and the human body is roughly 80% water. We cannot live without water; moreover, if the water we consume is toxic in any form, we will become ill or perhaps even die. Is there anything we can do from a spiritual perspective to improve the quality of the water we consume or the quality of the water already in our bodies? YES!

Improving the Quality of the Water We Consume

Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered in 1994 that the crystalline structure of a water molecule is affected no only by the environment but also by the emotional energy in the vicinity of the water. If we share our negative or angry energy with water or direct it at water, the crystalline structure degrades extremely fast — in as little as ten minutes. Yet the reverse is also true.

According to Dr. Moto in his book The Hidden Messages in Water, we can change the crystalline structure of water by showing letters (words) to the water, showing pictures to the water, playing music to the water, or even praying to the water. The consistent results of his hundreds of experiments confirm that negative words, pictures, music (e.g., acid rock), and prayers can destroy the crystalline structure. In this same way, positive and loving words, pictures, music and prayers can convert horribly distorted water crystals to beautiful works of art in mere minutes.

Consider the source of the water you consume and the energy to which that water has been exposed. Change its energy through positive words, pictures, etc., and you will substantially improve the quality of the water you consume.

Improving the Quality of the Water Already in Our Bodies

Given that our bodies contain roughly 80% water, and recognizing that water is impacted by the negative and positive energetic vibrations around us, then we must recognize that those same energies impact the water in our body. If we surround ourselves with anger, fear, darkness, distrust, hatred, jealousy, contempt and so forth, then the structure of the water in our bodies will degrade substantially. The same can happen if you surround yourself with negative, angry, imbalanced people. The net effects on your body include a weak immune system, emotional imbalance, difficulty focusing, and an increased susceptibility to any other form of dis-ease (illness, injury, mental instability).

Once again, the reverse is also true: surrounding yourself in a well-lit, positive, loving environment and including positive, loving people in your life will have a rapid, substantial, net positive impact on the quality of the water in your body and the quality of your physical life. Your immune system will improve sharply, your emotions will come into balance, what used to be difficult can become much easier to accomplish, and your life will have considerably less stress.

Where do We Begin?

We can use Dr. Emoto’s approach to improving the quality of water in general. Begin by learning to love yourself, and surround yourself with as many positive, loving friends as possible. Read positive, loving books and periodicals; avoid those which inspire anger and fear. Re-evaluate the television programs you watch (especially dark movies and the angry side of television news broadcasts). Re-evaluate the music you listen to (is it fun, comforting and delightful; or is it hard on the mind and ears, filled with anger). Examine your spiritual focus — engage in positive spiritual discussions; if you know how, pray for a more positive, loving energy within and around your body at all times, and pray for other positive, loving people to enter your life.

For many people, loving yourself is a very difficult thing to do, as so many people feel that they do not deserve to be loved, even by themselves. Perhaps most of their early life was absent love, or perhaps they experienced terrible relationship break-ups or the loss of the most loving person in their life; so how can they learn to trust loving anyone again, including themselves? Again, let’s use Dr. Emoto’s approach to changing the crystalline structure of water and apply it to changing the quality of the water in our bodies with the intent of changing our lives:

  • Words — Tell yourself daily that you love yourself; in fact, twice daily (when you awaken and just before going to sleep) is much better. Write positive, loving notes to yourself (“I love me” or “I am a beautiful person”); leave them in places around your home where you will see them often; and carry them with you in a pocket or any other place where you will see or feel them frequently. Do this every single day of your life; a simple and highly effective device for communicating with and changing the quality of the water in your body and the quality of your personal life.
  • Pictures — Look in the mirror; tell the face you see that you are beautiful and lovely and deserving of love. Keep a favorite photo of yourself in your purse or wallet, and remember to look at it often — that is the picture of the person who most loves you in life. If you have them, put other pictures around your home that remind you of those who love or loved you, including pets.
  • Music — Eliminate from your music collection the music that makes you sad or angry or stressed. Play the music that takes you to a time when you were loved, or play music that is all about love and loving relationships. Play it again and again and again until you memorize every word, every note and cannot get that positive, loving energy out of your mind.
  • Prayer — Simplest approach of all: ask God for assistance, for He loves you unconditionally. Ask your spirit guardian, guide or teacher for assistance with every challenge in your life, for they also love you unconditionally. The message here is to invite those energies — those incredible and unconditionally loving energies — to participate in your life…and do this every single day of your life.

How long will it take? It is up to you: a few days, a few weeks, a month or more. What I can share with you is that you will begin to feel better the moment you begin, and you will progress every day that you maintain this approach consistently. One day at a time; every day of your life. You have nothing to lose; it is easy to do; and it will cost you nothing but a few minutes of your time each day — a FREE prescription for improving the quality of your life!

I look forward to hearing from you as to your progress in learning to love yourself unconditionally and improving the quality of your life. Perhaps you will share your experiences so that others will learn from your courage and the methods you have already employed to improve your life?

Long on Promises – Short on Self-Commitment

Have you noticed that most people fall short when it comes to delivering on some of their promises? People tend to keep promises more frequently among close family members; less often do they fulfill promises made to friends and co-workers; least often to neighbors and acquaintances.

Is a promise the same as a commitment? Commitments are typically considered to carry an increased level of reliability; yet all too often, both promises and commitments have the same level of degraded delivery.

Taking this a step further, a contract between two people is considered as binding in terms of delivery, whether it is a business contract or a personal contract, such as a marriage contract. Some people believe that a contract represents the ultimate level of commitment; yet we discover that even contractual agreements are not always reliable and often fail to deliver on the contracted promise or commitment.

If promises, commitments and contracts are known to fail, what does work? What can we count on? What drives us personally to deliver on intent? Interestingly enough, it is self-commitment — a commitment you make to yourself. It is like saying, “Regardless of our mutual promises and commitments, I am committing to myself to do this or that.” Here is why self-commitment works:

  • Most people can rationalize or excuse their failure to deliver on a promise or commitment to others, typically blaming it on some unfortunate turn of events or blaming the other person for not holding up some aspect of the agreement that was supposedly intended even if not included in the commitment discussion (i.e., it was really your fault that I failed). The more you practice this slight-of-hand, the better you become at not fulfilling your promises and commitments to others — and the less reputable you become.
  • In contrast, when you commit to yourself, you have no one else to blame for your personal failure. In fact, a commitment to yourself supersedes any commitment made to others and regardless of how weak the other person’s intensions are at fulfilling their side of the bargain. For example, you may commit to another to achieve A, B and C, yet commit to yourself only to achieving A if the challenge becomes too great; which do you think is more likely to be achieved? Similarly, an athlete may commit to his coach and even to his team to invest the maximum effort toward achieving the objective; yet the consistent winners are those who make that non-retractable commitment to themselves.
  • When you commit to yourself, the terms are typically simple with a clear-cut deliverable that would be difficult to work around. An example might be, “I will commit to completing my college degree no matter how long it takes”. Or perhaps, “I commit to remaining in this relationship no matter how difficult it is to bear; yet I also commit to end the relationship if it becomes physically abusive”; in this case, a clear commitment with a clearly defined limitation; both are simple and important to the soul in terms of life lessons learned.
  • Most important of all, when you commit to yourself — a commitment to and mutual agreement with your soul — you are also making a commitment to that aspect of yourself which is God (or your personal divinity). Such a commitment involves and redirects all of your personal energy toward that inescapable commitment to the combined you, your soul and God. In so doing, you are including God’s energy in the equation, and the three of you will work persistently toward fulfilling your unwavering commitment.

Before you make a promise…before you commit to another…examine your intent at the level of your heart and the level of your soul. Is this promise, this commitment, truly a part of your life plan? And what are the boundaries, limitations and duration of that commitment? Can you make the exact same commitment to yourself regardless of the degree of sincerity, reliability or commitment of the other person? Can you accept that any failure to achieve the commitment you made to yourself is your failure? Are you ready to share this discussion with your partner so that you both understand the true root, language, limitations and duration of the commitment? Are you really ready to infuse your relationship with this level of sincerity? If you cannot do this, if both of you cannot make the same level of commitment to yourselves and to each other, then your contract is sown with the seeds of failure.

Self-commitment — nothing offers a greater certainty of delivering success. Take the time to learn this critical life skill. Commit to including self-commitment in every significant relationship and challenge in your life.

Perhaps this point is best driven home through the video “No Worries” by Nick Vujicic (video 6 on The Soul Channel VFR page) — enjoy.

Parallel Lives

The recent post Simultaneous Lives introduces the concept of a soul experiential experiments across multiple lives at the same time. On the Soul Side, such experiments may be happening simultaneously, yet on the physical plane they may play out across hundreds of years, which gives them their sequential flavor. Different decades, centuries and even millennia of earth time introduce very different experiential challenges.

In some cases, two soul mates may engage in identical experiments with the primary variable being the century in which the experiment takes focus. The struggles introduced by different Earth eras impose different and extreme impacts on relationships and the associated degrees of ’absent love’. Many people see such similar soul experiments as ‘parallel lives’ occurring as a collection of past lives. Again, this is a reference to what is happening in Earth time; on the Soul Side, all such experiments could be happening simultaneously, as discussed in the previous post.

Yet this discussion would not be sufficient without examining an important alternative concept for parallel lives. If God allows a soul to experience multiple lives in order to obtain a more complete understanding of the experiential lesson(s), then God could certainly allow a soul to experience two or more physical lives taking place on the Earth plane during the same period of time, perhaps even today.

Michael Newton is the author of an intriguing book entitled Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives. His subsequent book, Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives, was awarded “Metaphysical Book of the Year” in 2001. In his books, Dr. Newton discusses the concept of parallel lives as the incarnation of a soul into more than one body at a time to speed up incarnations and spiritual growth. An example might be a male engineer living in the western part of North America; at the same time, the same soul may be experiencing a physical life as a woman living on a farm in eastern USA with a husband and children. Here again, on the Soul Side, where time does not exist, the soul is simultaneously experiencing the two lives just described.

In his various books and interview, Dr. Newton also discusses the need for a soul to look at its future lives and life plans, as well as its previous lives and lessons learned, in order to optimize the planning and the conditions of the current life. He explains that time on the Soul Side is more about motion than chronology; thus there is no past, present and future from the soul perspective of time. This concept emphasizes the interconnectedness of the many experiential lives of the soul and how one life can impact another. For further information on Michael Newton and these interrelated topics, you may wish to view this Youtube link.

As a final comment, the book Fragmented Souls very briefly discusses the concept of parallel lives. It points out that at least some cases of ‘parallel lives’ are actually situations of soul fragmentation. Fragmented Souls provides an actual case study as an example.

Sequential versus Simultaneous Perspectives

[This post was revised on May 8, 2012.]

The recent post Simultaneous Lives introduces the concept of a soul experiential experiments across multiple lives at the same time. It is interesting to note that souls on the Soul Side have differing perspectives on this concept depending on which plane of existence they are observing. Here again it is important to remember that the concept of chronological time does not really apply to the Soul Side.

In a recent hypnotherapy session, my client was guided to a very relaxed diagnostic level of hypnosis. In such cases, it is best if the client retains some level of awareness of what is happening — an observer level, which best occurs between the alpha and theta states of consciousness. At that level — which is consistent with brain wave patterns of roughly 8 – 10 cps — it is easy to connect with the Soul Side Support System, including souls, guardians, guides, teachers, etc. During hypnosis, all information is coming through the client’s vocal cords, so the challenge for the therapist is to separate channeled Soul Side information and philosophy (the good stuff) from client bias (filtering of the information received).

During the hypnotherapy session, the client’s spirit guide was asked to comment on the concept of sequential lives versus simultaneous lives. The guide relayed the following:

  •  When I look at events taking place on the dimension of my own existence, I perceive them as occurring sequentially.
  • Yet when I look at events on the physical dimension, from the broader perspective of the Soul Side, I see the entire package of physical events or lifetimes from beginning to end as if they are already completed.
  • Everything is relative to the dimension from which you perceive events and lifetimes.

Based on this simple discussion we can extract that:

  • Observers (humans) on the physical Earth dimension will always perceive time chronologically, and all events and lifetimes taking place on the Earth dimension will be perceived as occurring sequentially. When a human channels the Soul Side, the human is doing so from the middle of a lifetime and is focused on what is happening in the ‘now’ time from their own perspective.
  • Observers on any soul dimension will perceive events and lifetimes taking place on the Earth dimension as occurring simultaneously.
  • From the Soul Side dimension, it is somewhat like looking at an entire set of Olympic games on a single DVD, allowing the soul to move back and forth to examine or replay any specific event over and over again.

Simultaneous Lives

An active participant to The Soul Channel asked a question about the recent post on Relative Soul Age, which included the phrase “those who believe that all physical incarnations occur simultaneously”.  The reader asked, “What do you mean by this, and where can we look to understand this concept more?” I responded:

As used herein, the concept of ‘simultaneous incarnations’ refers to all physical lives being played out simultaneously, allowing the soul to observe the effects of changes in one life on another life.

Given the complexity of the concept of simultaneous lives, I promised to write a separate article about it — this article.

Chronological events can occur sequentially or simultaneously. In this case, the word ‘simultaneously’ applies to two or more activities which are going on at the same relative time, but events taking place in one modify what is happening in the next. Let’s examine this further with an example, and recognizing that the concept of time is not significant on the Soul Side. (After all, if God has no beginning and no end, and if all souls he created exist into eternity, what is the value of ‘time’ in such a dimension.)

For this example,  assume that a soul seeks to understand better the concept of unconditional love. The soul chooses to learn this through a series of experiential lessons on the Earth plane across a series of ten physical incarnations. During each of these physical lives, the soul chooses different degrees of ‘absent love’ (perhaps one completely lonely life with no love; others with infrequent loving relationships; perhaps another with a life-long life). Experiencing the absence of love in one or more physical lives is an important experience for every incarnated soul. On the Soul Side, love is eternal and unconditional.

You cannot know love without experiencing its opposite. You cannot understand what it is like to be loved until you have experienced what it is like not to be loved, to close your eyes to all the love that comes toward you, even the unconditional love which I maintain within you. You experience this absence of love through fear. Moreover, you cannot fully understand love unless you experience and understand all of the emotions between love and fear, such as anger, hatred, prejudice, jealousy, vengeance, passion, compassion, caring, sharing, generosity, acceptance, forgiveness, forgiving, and more. Only when you have experienced and fully understand all of these emotions can you fully understand love and choose for yourself that state of emotion that will define who you are into eternity. (From the book Listen With Your Heart.)

Looking at our example from the soul’s perspective, the ten experiential lives represent ten experiments; the research subject is the same for all ten lives; only the inputs and the degree of ’absent love’ vary from one experiment to another. In some laboratories, each experiment must begin and run its full course to a proper conclusion before the next experiment can begin. Such experiments are sequential:  one after the other, and recorded chronologically as experiment 1, then experiment 2, and so forth.

In contrast, very large laboratories have the capability of running all ten experiments at the same time, or simultaneously. For our purposes, we will assume that experiment number 1 is on the left side of our large laboratory, experiment number 10 is on the right side, and the other experiments are set up sequentially between 1 and 10 — yet all are running at the same time. Some experiments may take a little long to run their full course, but all begin at about the same time and run concurrently or ‘simultaneously’ for at least some significant period of time.

The experienced researcher is probably very knowledgeable about this type of experiment and has developed a reliable intuition about the results based on personal experience and extensive experience recorded by billions of other researchers. Therefore, our researcher is able to predict the likely outcome of some experiments with a high degree of accuracy long before they run their full course. In an effort to maximize the efficiency of the experimental processes, our creative researcher chooses to link all ten experiments together, such that making small adjustments to experiment 3 can selectively impact the course and outcome of experiments 2, 6 and 7.

So we can see that multiple experiments can run simultaneously and can be constructed such that any one of them can impact the others sequentially and vice versa.

I believe that humans have a tendency to limit the immense possibilities that God extends to the Soul Side. Souls instinctively yearn to learn; they are consummate researchers, seeking more knowledge, more experience and further evolution…and preferably in the most efficient way. If humans have the ability to run simultaneous experiments and introduce sequential impacts among them, then why would God not give that same or greater ability to the soul? And wouldn’t God also allow a soul to participate in multiple experiences simultaneously; in other words, apply different aspects of the soul energy into each experiential incarnation? Or do humans simply impose limitations on spirituality by restricting such soul possibilities.

People know that the changes they make in their lives today impact the quality of their lives tomorrow. This is true for a single life, just as it is true for future lives. If you do not learn the lessons of this life today, then you will surely recreate a more challenging version of this physical life experiential lesson to take place in a future life. What you do today writes the record for tomorrow. This also means that you can recognize the weaknesses and imperfections of your current existence and persistently change your life for the better; in so doing, you rewrite the record of your future lives. Most spiritualists already know this; now we are adding the dimension that our sequential actions have a concurrent impact on our other lives.

Relative Soul Age — Messages from Michael

Several recent articles posted on The Soul Channel discussed Souls, Soul Mates and Soul Groups, Twin Souls and similar soul manifestations. This article continues the discussion by examining relative soul age.

Some people believe that all souls were created at the same moment; some believe a soul is created at the moment of birth; while still others believe they are created in discrete groups. Individual beliefs on the matter are related in part on whether or not the individual believes in multiple physical lives, including past lives. One group that believes souls are created in discrete groups is the ‘Michael group’, which is actually many groups that follow the ‘Michael teachings’. It is important to note that, in this case, Michael does not refer to St. Michael the Archangel; it refers instead to the name of the last physical incarnation of one ‘fragment’ (similar in concept to one ‘soul’ incarnation) of the Michael entity on the earth.

The Michael teachings are based on two extraordinary books: Messages From Michael and More Messages From Michael, both of which were authored by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. The source of information for both books came from channeling sessions by Yarbro and her friends via the use of a Ouija board. For participants seeking more detailed information on the Michael teachings, refer to the official Messages from Michael website, and I certainly encourage those who are pursuing a broader spiritual perspective to purchase the Michael books to balance or perhaps even integrate some of the remarkable discussions with their own personal belief system. Read More…

Avatars, Infinite and Transcendent Souls

A recent article on The Soul Channel weblog introduced the concept of a ‘walk-in’. A walk-in is essentially a high-minded entity who is permitted to take over the body of another human being who wishes to depart [the physical life journey]. Some spiritualists confuse the concept of a walk-in with an ‘avatar’ (the spirit kind, not the movie kind), but they are quite different.

In her book entitled Strangers Among Us, best-selling author Ruth Montgomery introduces the avatar concept. She describes an avatar as “a superior or perfected soul who returns for a time and then withdraws to the spirit realm, coming and going into physical being at will, but no always wearing the physical body itself. By contrast, those who wish to become Walk-ins have to stay until that life is terminated through normal means, with the body dying.” Some avatars were walk-ins in previous physical incarnations. Read More…

NASA — Relative Size

Consistent with The Soul Channel’s efforts to provide inspirational concepts and information, we have added this NASA link to the Inspirational Web Links at the footer of each page. This amazing NASA link was created by Cary and Michael Huang. It is scalable using either the mouse or the horizontal scroll bar, allowing the user to zoom in or zoom out to compare the relative size of the known and estimated physical universe beginning from extremely small subatomic matter (1x10E-35 m) to the projected size of our universe (1x10E27 m), an incredible 62 orders of magnitude. Every teacher on the planet should have this link in order to share it with their students.

It is important to remember that scientists and spiritualists estimate that this is but one physical universe; others may exist and even other dimensions. If we assume that only 7 universes exist of comparable average size, and if we further assume that each has 7 dimensions, then the combined size is at least 49 times the size of NASA’s scalable projection for our universe. If we sum these individually and eliminate any ‘empty’ space among these universes and dimensions, we arrive at 3038 orders of magnitude, which is far beyond the comprehension of human beings.

All of this and more is contained within, and sustained by, that which religions and spiritualists refer to as the the divine Creator, which is but part of why we refer to God as transcendent (beyond comprehension). That makes it all the more amazing that soul mates are ever able to find one another. May we suggest that you always treat your soul mates with loving care.

“Thank you for participating in The Soul Channel!” — John