More Wisdom of
Ramadahn by Ursula Roberts
Incarnation and Reincarnation
There are many, many reasons why
spirits come into the mortal life. Some come because they entered
into the mortal existence and did not complete the fullness of the
life they had undertaken, which had been shortened because of famine
or disease. Others choose to take another earthly existence because
in a previous time they had set into motion forces in the earthly
world that were destructive, which still continue to reap vibrations
of disease or destruction. Having passed through the experience of
death and seeing this, they wish to return to stop the vibrations of
inharmony by endeavouring to sow greater love and greater peace in
the mortal world.
Into the realm of your agriculture
there do come men and women who, having in previous times, destroyed
the herbage, the forests, and laid waste the crops, and those who
pillaged, fired and destroyed that others did starve and who now
wish to discover new means by which earth may be used a little more
tenderly, to bring about greater fertility and a greater prosperity
that may be shared between earth's children.
There are others who choose to
return into the earthly incarnation with the express desire of
mending the broken and wounded bodies of humankind, for these in a
previous life had created war and destruction, overcoming by their
will people whom they had killed and enslaved. Such take hold upon a
new body and enter into a family where they may have the opportunity
of creating harmony and recreating bodies that are imperfect and
broken. Then of such it will be said: “He is a wonderful healer; she
is a wonderful doctor; how beautiful it is that we have such souls
taking their incarnation in the mortal world”. But we of the spirit
often see that their purpose is in the righting of the balance,
which was upset in previous times of the earthly life.
Others come because they are simply
lovers of the planet. In previous life existences they had loved the
gentle fields and loved the creation. These become known as the
“Light Bringers” or the “Saviours” or the “Saints” - those who share
love amongst earth's children, which is not the love of the body or
the love of the emotions but the love of the soul, which you will
call compassion. Such lovers of the world simply give
themselves to serving, or saving, or cleansing or harmonising some
section of your mortal world. Such come not because they owe a debt
but because they are aware of the need of the planet. So they work
with those higher spirit ones, whom you sometimes call the “Angelic
Ones”, who are endeavouring slowly but surely to transmute and to
cleanse the whole aura, or the whole soul, of your earthly planet.
The devout ones and the mediums in
your midst: some of these choose to come back into the mortal life
to be channels, or mediums, for spirits such as myself who is now
teaching through this medium.
There are others in the mortal life
who have earned their mediumship, or their spiritual faculties,
through other existences, or even in the schools of the spirit, and
they come to shed light and to bring spirit truths and spirit
comfort to earth's children.
we have other bodies?
around and about each one of you there is the flowing ethereal
body (the body of your soul) which interpenetrates the mortal
body of flesh and holds into unity the myriad activities of all the
moving cells, the atoms, of which your mortal body is composed . . .
Even as your mortal body is nourished upon the energies of air and
water and food, and it becomes subject to the subtle energies that
flow from the stars and from the earth itself, so your ethereal body
is similarly strengthened and nourished. As you stand upon the soil
of your world your etheric body receives energy from the soil; when
you stand out in the stillness of the night and you uphold your
hands towards the starry heavens, then indeed you receive through
the ethereal hands that control your fleshly ones, energy from the
starry heavens and this energy strengthens your etheric body.
Also, you have other bodies which
need to be strengthened and nourished from time to time, for when
you come to the ending of your life in the mortal body and you move
out into the ethereal realms of the spirit, then you need other
bodies with which to take your way to other places of experience.
One of the most important of these
is the body of feeling, the body of love, which is sustained
and nourished whilst you are in your earthly world by contact from
individual unto individual, by the interplay of the radiations which
are sent from one to another in the gentleness of friendship, in
conversation, in understanding, in the clasp of the hands in love,
and in the exchange of the tokens of affection. So it is good and
right that each one of you conjoin yourselves in harmony unto your
little groups - which you call your circles - wherein you may sit in
quietude and exchange sympathy, love and understanding one between
the other, for in this there is a healing because it is a
nourishment of this subtle soul body. But if there is no nourishment
given, then indeed when that one comes to the closure of the earthly
life, they will have what could be termed a shrunken part of the
soul body, which will need much healing, much love, lavished upon it
in the healing homes of the spirit.
So, beloved ones, be generous with
your love, be generous with your friendship and be kind one to the
other. Praise each other, for praise is surely a sign of loving
kindness, and when you meet those who seem to be unlovely and
unlovable, recall to yourself that they are unlovely and unlovable
because they are in need of love. Even if you cannot speak words,
let your heart open in compassion unto them, that you may nourish
the heart and heal the soul at its source, from your own richness of
love within yourself. For as you give forth love, kindness, and the
goodness of your soul, so eternally are you renewed, replenished,
remoulded, and nourished from the great eternal source of Divine
There is another body which will be
of value to you when you come to the end of your earthly life
existence. This could be called the body of intelligence,
globe-like in its shape, nourished by the interchange of thought
from person to person, and by the indrawing of energy in the quiet
moments of concentration and meditation, when you absorb from the
higher regions of the spirit that energy which nourishes this more
subtle part of your bodies - your soul . . .
When you finally come to the
departure from your mortal body and you move step by step through
the spirit spheres, then you may be given the opportunity to develop
even higher and more ethereal bodies, in which to express your
spiritual will in the years which are still to unfold.
But whilst you are in your earthly
body, fulfilling your daily occupations, it is sufficient for you to
know that you need to maintain nourishment for the physical body,
maintain nourishment for the ethereal body, and for the nourishment
of your mental and emotional bodies. By quietly and persistently
seeking to enrich yourself through sound and music, through the
feasting of your eyes upon symbols expressed in the beauty of
sunlight, blossoms, and symbols which man has created, you do stir
and nourish the subtle body of your thinking and intellect, so that
step by step and phase by phase, you may unfold and strengthen all
your faculties in these seasons of your earthly life.
one's true self is one's spirit, how does one's memory and brain
work together - and does one need a brain?
need a brain, beloved one, whilst you are living in this earthly
world, because if you are not able to use your brain, then you are
not able to accomplish control over the many things which are
occurring all about you. But your memories are not entirely confined
to your brain; therefore, when you come to the end of your life's
experience, and your brain ceases to respond to your spiritual will,
you will still retain memories that are distinct from the brain's
action, but whilst you are using your mortal body as an instrument,
you need your brain cells to respond to the will or the desire of
mind is spirit?
is true. The mind will continue when you have left the use of your
mortal body, and in that mentality there are stored many memories
and many talents, but to express them in the mortal world you need
to have some brain cells.
this mind the memories of past incarnations?
is true but not of everything, because an important part of your
earthly and your spiritual existence is in forgetting as well as in
remembering. Therefore, you may not remember all that you ate when
you were an infant in your last incarnation, for that memory is
unnecessary, even as you may not remember what you ate in your
infancy in this life.
does the spirit enter a new-born child?
are three moments in which this may occur. 1. For some while
before conception the spirit may be near a woman seeking life. 2.
Often the spirit is conjoined unto the developing infant body when
the body is quickened or begins to move. 3. Sometimes the spirit may
not join until the breath is drawn and it enters into the mortal
did we come from before we had our first incarnation?
you had your first incarnation in the mortal world you may have been
anywhere in the great vastness of the starry universe. For although
you regard yourself as a man or a woman, standing with two legs,
looking with two eyes, holding out two hands, in your inner self you
are but a spark of light, and it is the spark of living light within
your soul that moulds the atmospheres into which you come and which
eventually results in the form of a physical mortal body. But you
may equally have been incarnated as a spark of light with a body
that was tubular in shape; or you may have been incarnated into a
region wherein your body would have had the multiple facets of
crystalline formation; or you may have been in another region where
your spark of light could have been incarnated in the midst of a
cube, for throughout all the various regions there are many
differing geometric shapes which go to compose the shape and the
being of that special planet . . . But you have come into this
watery planet in which the shape of the soul is as a globular being.
In your mortal world the symbol of the perfection of creation is
invariably that which is circular or globular, and so this is your
present state . . But I would say to you: forget this mortal and
bodily identity and realise yourself as the golden spark that
is the radiant light in the heart, in the centre of your
we choose our parents and the circumstances into which we are born?
this is so, especially if you belong to the stream of spirits who
are coming into earthly incarnation down - from above.
When this takes place there is a very definite choice of parent,
choice of environment, and also frequently a realisation of some
part of the pattern which may affect the nation into which you may
But in your earthly world at this
time there is a stream of spirits moving upward from a less
developed planet of experience; many of these are forcing their way
into incarnation, not all aware of the conditions into which they
may be born, and they do not have sufficient knowledge to choose
their pattern of existence.
So you have a meeting place within
your world of those coming for specific experience and those coming
upward from another planet. Some of them, coming hastily, meet
experiences which are strange and unfamiliar, and some of them come
without preparation and therefore they are rejected by the parents,
or the mother with whom they sought incarnation.
all spirits of the same age?
who has only touched the earthly life for a short period in infancy,
or in childhood, will continue to grow in the soul body until a
state of maturity is attained, and those who may live in the earthly
body until the body has become very weak and aged, on leaving it
will attain to a body which is not aged or weak but reveals the
maturity of the soul.
a person has had several incarnations on this plane, how will he or
she be identified after arrival in the spirit world?
you come to the closure of your earthly life you will at first be
met by those whom you loved most closely in this present
incarnation. After a period of time you will meet with friends who
have been linked to you, who may have manifested as guides and
helpers belonging to different nations, different places of
experience, but who are still part of the whole soul pattern and
unity. Sometimes after a period of time in the spirit life, you may
prefer to change your identity from the one adopted in this English
land, and to take up once more your identity of another land,
depending on your feeling of greater fulfilment in a previous
But I would say that you keep your
true inner identity; you maintain the same Divine spark of creative
life, or light, from one life experience into another.
designates to whom a spirit shall reincarnate, or when or where'?
one designates this. When the incarnation is completed and you or
your dear ones continue in their experience into the spirit spheres,
it may be within your own awareness, or consciousness, that you
desire to return because you have something special which you want
to do, or some balance which you need to recreate in the atmosphere
of earth. If there is such a thought or desire, then you will be
taken to the place of Waiting. There you will be shown - by those
whose task it is to aid in such a work - in a great mirror the
conditions of the mortal world into which you may desire to return.
So, if you have been one who was incarnated long ago in Egypt, as
you gaze into the mirror of your world you may desire to see the
familiar place that you knew long ago. But you will see that now it
is blurred (because of different peoples, different landscapes,
different happenings) and so you may decide “No, I do not wish to
return to that land because I have a particular work I would desire
to do, so I would like to go into a place where it is fertile and
green and filled with flowing waters, for I remember how I died of
thirst when I lived in that land long ago”. If then you decide that
you would like to be born into the pleasant English land, the mirror
will be pointed (focussed) a little more clearly until you will see
men or women for whom you feel an affinity, a harmony, a liking.
Then you may be shown that if you
enter into that condition you may inherit a weakness of the body,
which would mean that you would have to struggle with illness or
with some other condition. But because you feel so strong an
attraction you will still decide that is the parent and that is the
place where you want to go. So, by your spiritual will, you will be
taken stage by stage through the various ethers until you form your
bodies, and eventually you are conjoined unto the aura of the one
who is to bring you into birth.
many reincarnations do we need to have?
do not need to have many incarnations, but quite often there may be
a series of six or of twelve if the particular soul is trying to
understand, or develop, certain soul qualities, so there may be
incarnations under the differing astrological influences which
govern life on your mortal plane, until the soul, having gained
fullness of wisdom, can then progress through the regions of the
spirit, without any necessity of return to the earthly world, unless
it is to give some very special kind of service.
a spirit incarnate more than once into the same family with the same
if the spirit seeks life through a body and finds it impossible to
retain a hold over that particular body, it may seek to come back
again into that same family environment, if it is drawn by affection
or even by the desire of those who are there.
have spoken of spirits coming to earth to experience love - would
spirits not be more able to experience love in the spirit word?
always, for there are some spirits who are moving upward into your
mortal plane, coming from a more distant star or planet wherein love
is not known to them, as it is known on earth; where they dwell it
is cold and crystalline and therefore they come into the mortal life
seeking to find love. Some of those who come in this particular
fashion are those who, you will say, are a little deficient in the
development of the brain understanding, but because of their
simplicity so they attract love from earth’s dwellers and this is
the reason for their coming. Having been made aware of the warmth of
love, then they move into the spirit regions and there learn other
some people who are born with physical handicaps volunteer to be
incarnated with these handicaps, or would they be paying for
something they had done in a past life?
come, not volunteering to use an imperfect vehicle, but because in
the creation of the more subtle bodies which are essential before
the physical one is animated, they will either be careless or they
will make some mistake in the creation of either the body of the
ethereal self or the mental or the emotional parts. Sometimes they
may carry within themselves a remembrance of some ancient error or
hurt, and as they come they may reflect this into the forming
bodies, resulting in an imperfect body which they struggle to use
through the times of the earthly incarnation. But, as I have said
before, some come seeking love, and their very helplessness or their
lack of ability draws forth from earth's dwellers some protective
lovingness which gives to this soul comfort, understanding, warmth,
which they would not have received in any other fashion. As earth is
moving forward in its years of evolution, so there will come a
greater degree of the mastery of the great healing life forces, and
men and women will begin to learn how to give a greater degree of
aid to these whom you call damaged, either in brain or in soul.
Through that strength and healing a greater control of the
imperfect body will be attained - indeed, this is already
is it not possible to remember our previous lives?
is not possible to remember if the veils of forgeffulness have been
thoroughly brought through your consciousness. I would say to you
not all should desire to remember their previous life experience,
for not all of these were happy ones. Those of us in the spirit who
are able to help the beloveds to have some memory of the past, only
allow this if it is a memory which is kind and good and helpful. So
regard the forgetfulness as kindness to the soul, the same as you
would regard the forgetfulness of a child in your life today. If you
have a child in your care who passes through a painful experience
such as the burning of a limb or the injury of a hand, after the
injury is healed, do you not make a great effort to help the child
to forget the pain and the suffering, by taking that child into
newer and happier conditions, by trying to build a new fund of
memories which will help the unhappy experience to be forgotten?
Similarly, as you come back into a new life, you are helped to
forget the past experiences, especially if they were unhappy ones.
a spirit comes to this earth it may take on the body of a man or a
woman. Is there any reason for that choice, or is it purely chance?
is reason for that choice, for within man is to be found the more
positive principle of the active intellectual body, and within woman
is to be found the more negative principle of the active emotional
body. Therefore, the spirit desiring experience will form the bodies
according to the experience that it desires. Sometimes the spirit,
in entering into its incarnation, may shape the body differently for
its purpose, and may bring about a balance of these two principles,
and then you will say: “This is a being who is neither male nor
female”, but always there is reason for the choice.
Avatar in India by the name of Sai Baba - what is he?
is a reincarnation of a man who lived his life in India and became
what is known as a “holy man”. Having gathered new wisdom and
inspiration in the regions of the spirit, he then became involved in
the being of this one whom you call Sai Baba, I would say he is a
very highly - spiritually enlightened person.
is the spirit view of abortion?
you are speaking of abortion of the life before birth, then I would
say it is not in accordance with the law of life, nor with the law
of the spirit, that the soul should be separated from the body once
it has gained a control over the developing infant body. But very
often the incoming spirit does not conjoin to the foetus until the
foetus is quickened, and therefore if there is a termination prior
to that time, it is not always harmful to the soul.
is the appearance of a spirit incarnating into a body?
spirit in its essential state could be likened to a shining spark of
light which gathers around itself what you could describe as a
globe, or an aura, to form a nucleus of energies - and another globe
form which becomes, as it were, the nucleus of the body of feeling.
It then moves unto the earth atmosphere from which it draws to
itself a body of etheric matter, but all is like a little glowing
ball or globe, and as it draws near to the earthly body then it is
anchored, or moored, to the semblance of the embryonic physical
body. So, even in your time, when you consider yourself to be a
fully-grown individual, you are still enmeshed in the slightly
globular body which you call your aura.
know of a lady who lost six babies; what is the reason for this?
would say that this lady had some basic weakness in the actual
physical structure of the body and maybe subject to some changes in
the etheric atmosphere, but the infant souls may try to come again
for love of her into incarnation through her, so she has not
necessarily ‘lost’ all that number of babies, but maybe one or two
who were unable to maintain their contact with her.
younger a person dies, will they come back quicker?
always, for there is much time of growth here in the life of the
spirit. Sometimes it may not come back at all if it has completed
its purpose, although in some special cases, if it has been unable
to hold its body it may choose to come again to the same parent.
it true that two people on the earth plane could previously have
been part of a twin soul in spirit?
this is true, and quite frequently one may choose to enter into the
life experience for the simple wish of giving love and comfort to
the other, if the other half of this twin soul has chosen to endure
a life experience of extreme difficulty.
reincarnation always through our own self-will?
is invariably through your own self-will if it is a re-entry into
this life of the earth. But if you come for the first time (and
there are many who come for the first time into the mortal body)
then this is not always brought about by self-will, but sometimes by
a great attractive force - the natural laws of the mortal world. If
it is a soul coming for a very particular reason, then it will come
in the care and guidance of the Ones of Light.
it always the same spirit and soul that incarnates, or would it be a
different spirit each time?
is a different aspect of your own Divine spark. Think of a
spark of light, and as you gaze upon it you will see that pure light
becomes divided into various colours - even the purest and the
smallest piece of light contains within itself varying degree of
colour contained in the one pure spark.
So your particular spark of
individuality is expressed in varying bodies for differing reasons,
but the inner identity, is the same. . . It is not necessary that
every one has to come back again to take hold upon another physical
body. For there are many planes of serving, many schools of
learning, and there are many spheres in which the soul may continue
to serve, to develop and to express its delight.
we get a forecast of the conditions to which we are going?
this is true. Not that the whole of your life is predestined or
planned but certain important happenings are chosen by you
before you incarnate. In your pre-birth condition you will see the
outline of certain happenings, which you will accept and live
through, but as you take your life day by day so you paint into that
pattern variations of detail. You may live that life simply by
saying. “This is what I have chosen”, or, you may live that life by
embellishing the pattern with golden threads of joy and of laughter.
You may weave into that same pattern glorious colours of
self-sacrifice, love, kindness and service, which are not really
essential because they are not the chosen pattern, but they are
your embellishment of the pattern and the totality of the
greater service that you are giving to the planet which is giving to
people who terminate their lives before they fulfil their experience
come back at another tine to continue that experience?
in all cases, for there are many planes of experience in the regions
of the spirit, but if a soul feels regret at not having continued
the life experience and has the desire to return, then indeed this
may be so.
they live a full earthly lift?
they will come back to lead a full life and possibly extend the
years of experience beyond the normal span, because they would be,
as it were, counter-balancing that which was incomplete in a
previous life, so it might be they will live to what you will term
great age. But there is no invariable rule about this.
it true that we have a spirit helper with us from the time we are
you enter into the physical body you come with a companion who is
often termed in the language of religion “an angel”, or in the
language of Spirit “a spirit”. It is a friend who has known you when
you came into the spirit life and who will greet you again when you
come to the ending of your life. And that companion will, from time
to time, link with you during your life experience.
there incarnation on other planets?
of you who are incarnate in your earthly world now are those who
have either taken a life's existence upon the planet Venus or else
are progressing towards that planet, and those who have known a
life's experience there know very much the meaning of love. They are
people who ‘outflow’ lovingness which is natural unto themselves,
because this is largely the quality that is developed upon Venus.
The body which is used there is less dense than the physical body
you now use, it is more elongated, more ethereal and the light
shines more from within the centre, rather as a flame shines within
the centre of a lamp.
There are also many souls taking
their first incarnation in your earthly world, who come from the
planet Mars. These are those who are undeveloped in human
intelligence or who are content with very simple and elementary
things of the mortal life. Often because of their lack of the love
element they war with each other, fight, quarrel and destroy. But
there comes into being on your earth planet a meeting together of
spirits of both kinds, so that the love from the higher spirits may
uplift and redeem some of the more crude aspects of those coming
into their first state of existence, who express themselves in
selfishness, wilfulness, and often a desire for war. Because of the
meeting together of these two forms of incarnating life, the earth
world becomes a great plane of transmutation and of cleansing.