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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.

Soul Groups and Soul Mates

In January 2012, I posted an article entitled “What is the Soul”. The article concludes:

“…that which survives the physical life of a human being is the spiritual aspect and is referred to as the ‘soul’. And stepping backwards, any aspect of a human which existed before conception is also part of that same spirit or soul. Thus we recognize that the soul is that aspect of each of us which survives physical death and continues to live on into eternity.”

A reasonable question might then be: “Do we have any friends or ‘family’ on the Soul Side? Will that aspect of our personality that lived before conception and which will continue to live into eternity live with others we have known before?”

The simple answer is ‘yes’; we refer to that soul family as our ‘soul group’, and our soul friends are commonly referred to as our ‘soul mates’. Yet that is a very simple answer indeed, for there are many competing perspectives on soul groups and soul mates. In the next few articles (posts) we discuss these concepts from multiple perspectives and in the following articles, some of which are still under development:

 

Life Plan

From a soul perspective, what is a ‘life plan’?

A life plan provides structure, purpose and objectives to the physical life journey. Imagine if everyone came to the planet with no sense of purpose at all; life would be much more difficult than it already is for most people, and much of the opportunity to focus on specific learning opportunities would be lost or wasted. Life would be entirely about reaction with very little independent proactive thinking. Read More…

Stretching the Heart of Our Soul

We often wonder about the ups and downs of relationships, which seems to be a recurrent rhythm in almost everyone’s life. Do such stresses on the heart actually provide a benefit to us or to our soul? Perhaps we can illustrate this concept with an example chart something like the one below. Please bear with me for a bit of technical analysis of soul interactions.

The vertical axis of our example chart represents the relative energy we invest in a relationship; it might also be considered as the energy of attraction. When we first meet someone special, the relationship spirals upward geometrically and often passionately (the first rising curve at the left of the chart); then it peaks (at energy level 15) and slowly declines so as to stabilize at a somewhat lower energy level (10).  Read More…

Protecting Your Personal Energy System

An excellent comment posted to a recent article on The Soul Channel (Take Responsibility for your Energy) prompted me to write on the topic of personal energy protection which stretches far beyond the concept of energy interaction among living people. This is an important spiritual consideration and a common component of soul therapy. It also opens the door to the domain of entity attachment to your energy field. Read More…

Book Review — “Heaven is for Real”

While walking through the grocery store this past weekend, I ran across a fairly new book entitled Heaven is for Real for Kids: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. It was published in 2010 and became #1 on the NY Times best seller list in March 2011, with more than 1.5 million copies sold to date. What caught my attention was that the book is about a boy named Colton who had a near death experience when he was not quite four years old. Over the next year or so, Colton periodically and spontaneously related intriguing bits of information about his experience in “Heaven”, including meeting his great grandfather (who died before Colton was born), his miscarried sister (who no one had told him about), angels, Gabriel, Jesus, Mary and even God.

I am an avid fan of books which discuss near death experiences, life-between-lives, and the struggle to be born into a physical life. I especially appreciate when such events are related by small children, as I consider that such children typically apply very little filtering (personal bias) in terms of the information received — aside from being a child observer with limited understanding and a limited vocabulary. Very young children still have memories of their spiritual existence before physical life began, and many continue to communicate with “spirit friends” until age five or even later.

Such is the case with Colton Burpo. I see this young boy as an honest conveyor of what he experienced, observed and was told while visiting the Soul Side. This is a very important perspective, for any such information which is considered to be credible must be balanced against my own spiritual beliefs. In some cases, this can lead to a transcending spiritual experience that can shake, and perhaps subsequently strengthen, the foundation of personal faith, just as it shook the bedrock of faith for Colton’s father and mother.

The events which unfold in the book are related by Colton’s father, Todd Burpo, who is the pastor at Crossroads Wesleyan Church in the small farming town of Imperial, Nebraska, USA. The town of Imperial and parishioners from other small regional towns play an important role in Colton’s experience and somewhat miraculous recovery. Their generosity and prayer remind us that there is no such thing as spiritual coincidence; everything happens for a reason, and so most blessings happen in response to personal and community requests through prayer. Read More…

Q&A — Instinct versus Soul Side Communication, 09/17/2011

[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:

Where do hunches and gut instincts come from? Do voices and visions really exist; if yes, then do they come from our Soul Side Support System? Why do people seem to experience voices and visions more commonly when the life of a family member is in jeopardy?

Edited Response:

Hunches and instinct come mostly from experience, both from this life and from past lives. If you are an expert in automobile mechanics and someone describes the symptoms of a problem with their car, the experience of the expert will suggest a probable (hunch) cause. The same applies to experienced medical doctors who instinctively know the most probable illness based on patient symptoms. Experienced military personnel in combat seem to be reading the hostile environment all the time so as to develop a ‘second sense’ as to what the dangers might be around the next corner. And the more enduring the duration of related experience — decades or lifetimes — the more intuitive the expert and the higher the degree of accuracy.

Of course, some hunches and apparent instinct come from the Soul Side. Most notably this includes warnings from protective guardians, bits of awareness and knowledge passed along by spirit guides, insights offered by spirit teachers, perhaps even a prayer answered directly by God. What we can be certain about is that we are NEVER alone; stated another way, we are NEVER, never alone; and advice and guidance come both in response to requests from our conscious minds and as a matter of maintaining and assisting the life plan of the soul.

You asked further about voices and visions; yes, those come from the Soul Side Support System. There are three mechanisms for obtaining such premonitions or advance information:

  • Clairvoyant — an individual who is able to receive visions of events to come;
  • Clairaudient — an individual who is able to hear information (voices) about events to come; and
  • Clairsentient — literally, “clear feeling” or “knowing what cannot be known;” receives thoughts, vibrations or disturbances in the energy field, or experiences pain or emotions of another person, any of which translate into precognition (often associated with “hunches); also can receive information about events to come through dreams, including daydreams or meditation. Read More…

Meditation 2011-08-31 – Transcending Experiences

Introductory Remarks

One of the most important aspects of The Soul Channel is the opportunity to read channeled sessions. This is the first such channeling session, which was accomplished using automatic writing. This process is discussed extensively in a previous two-part Automatic Writing article/post. I prefer the automatic writing approach to channeling while using a computer, as the channeled information is captured on the screen without the burden or error associated with later recall.

For this two-way (ask and receive) channeling session, all items in italics are questions or comments by the author; all other information is channeled.

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2011-08-31

During a client reading yesterday, the activities involving the entity Adam were quite interesting. May I communicate with him again?

Of course, John. I am always here.

That opens one of the eternal questions: Why are entities and souls from the Soul Side “always here” and available at the slightest request? Read More…

Belief in the Existence of the Soul

Belief in the Soul is an Option of Life

It is not necessary to believe that you have a soul. Neither is it necessary to believe in life after physical life or even to believe in God. Your choice of belief systems is an option of life, just as you may choose the details of your religious beliefs. In fact, most atheists reject the concept of the soul, just as they reject the existence of God; for if one chooses to reject God, then he would normally also reject the concepts of eternal life, life beyond life, and any alternative dimensional existence which would correlate with the definition of the eternal soul.

Here is another critical component of belief systems which you can personally and individually choose to accept or reject: if we are spiritual beings having a short-term physical existence, then physical life is not an accident of the universe. We are here for a purpose — an experiential purpose. That purpose and the key experiences of our physical life are controlled primarily by our individual soul, including how long we live, the illnesses of our life, and when we die. Read More…

Automatic Writing — Part 1

History of Automatic Writing

One of the most common forms of channeling information from the Soul Side is a personal “automatic writing” session. This concept will be new to many readers, while it is actually a common practice with a long history. Automatic writing derived over time from the concept of “free association writing” used in psychoanalysis as first developed by Sigmund Freud. Yet its roots date back to the early “stream of consciousness” concept found in early Buddhist scriptures (specifically, in the Digha Nikaya; reference Steven Collins,
Selfless Persons: Imagery and Thought in Theravada Buddhism
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Cambridge University Press, 1982).

In 1890, the psychologist and philosopher William James published his Principles of Truth. James’ description of the mind-world connection described in terms of the “stream of consciousness” had a direct and significant impact on the development and expansion of “stream of consciousness writing.” This is commonly associated with the modernist movement in literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Stream of consciousness writing guides the reader to visualize or perceive a character’s point of view through the written equivalent of the character’s thought processes. Examples of stream of consciousness writing include Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (1873), William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury (1929), and Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer’s July’s People (1981).  Read More…

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