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Posts tagged: John J Kelly

eSpirit Publishing Signs with CD Baby for Recording Distribution

The Soul Channel’s brand for meditation recordings and publications is ‘eSpirit‘. Meditation recordings created by John J. Kelly and Jeff Moen have been listed on the eSpirit meditation recording site for several months, allowing participants in The Soul Channel to listen to recordings at no cost and to purchase/download individual tracks or full albums; this service will continue.

Over the past 24 hours, we have signed with CD Baby to distribute our recording albums through major recording outlets, including:  Read More…

Q&A — Atonement and Karma, 09/19/2011

[From time to time I receive questions through email or blog comments about spiritual and soul therapy issues. I know in my heart that these delightful inquiries from a few kind people actually respond to similar questions by many participants in The Soul Channel. So I have decided to share portions of the questions and responses without identifying the source of the inquiry.]

Question:

How does the process of experiential learning as part of multiple lives fit in with God and the Christian concept of atonement?

Edited Response:

The concept of atonement (making amends for misdeeds and wrong-doing) is a cornerstone of many religions, especially Christianity. For Hinduism and Buddhism, the concept is “bad karma”, recognizing that there are both bad and good deeds in physical life (bad and good karma); one is rewarded or punished in one life for the deeds in a previous life. How you believe atonement occurs is one of the important tenets of your personal faith; thus any discussion on the matter creates the possibility of shaking one’s faith; I applaud your courage, and I will do my best not to crack that foundation.

We come into this world to experience that which we cannot experience in the total love environment of the soul side, and we make this journey with the blessing and the unconditional love of God, who has given us free will. In this world with billions of people, some are perceived as truly evil, while others are perceived as true humanitarians and philanthropists; most fall somewhere in the middle of these extremes; the diversity of the extremes of human nature offers an infinite number of combinations of possible interactions, both positive and negative. In planning our lives, we obtain assistance from experienced souls who will not be in physical form at the same time we are; and we make agreements and commitments with other souls for various relationships and interactions, again including actions which might be perceived as good or bad from different individual perspectives. These concepts lead to the following considerations: Read More…

Q&A — Our Relationship with God Across Multiple Lives, 09/19/2011

[From time to time I receive questions through email or blog comments about spiritual and soul therapy issues. I know in my heart that these delightful inquiries from a few kind people actually respond to similar questions by many participants in The Soul Channel. So I have decided to share portions of the questions and responses without identifying the source of the inquiry.]

Question:

Assuming there is a possibility that a soul can have multiple physical life incarnations, how can a soul live many different lives and still maintain a relationship with God? If one has salvation in this life, but not in the next or previous lives, who wins?

Edited Response:

You and your soul are never separate from God; you are essentially one and the same, eternally connected. It is a difficult concept to understand, given the transcendent nature of the Creator of all existence.

Consider the following example: the cells in your right index finger are separate from the cells of your left little toe; yet they are part of, and contribute to, the whole of your physical body. Similarly, the red blood cells rushing through your heart are separate from the air molecules in your lungs, yet they must learn to co-exist within the blood stream for your body to survive, for your brain to think, for your vocal chords to sing. The energy which enters and moves through your body is separate from the air in your home or office, yet both the transient energy flowing through your cells and the transient air which moves into your lungs and provides oxygen to the bloodstream are critical to your physical existence, your physical health, and your soul’s ability to experience physical life. All of this is part of what we call Earth, and that is part of God’s universe, which is an integral part of God and which continues to exist by the sustaining energy provided by God.

So when one speaks of salvation, what are they being saved from? You have always been and will always be a part of God, and the very worst that could ever possibly happen to you is that your physical body may die early, such that your soul returns to your spiritual home sooner than planned. When one speaks of this life, the past life, and the next life, it is important to recognize that all physical lives are a part of the continuing life of the soul, and the soul always returns home between physical lives. Read More…

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