Ramadahn by Ursula Roberts
a spirit choose a particular body and come to earth at a
certain time so that conditions will be right to obtain the
theory this is so, but in fact when the spirit comes to take
hold upon its bodies it will forget many of the theories and
original purposes as it becomes enmeshed in the life of the
earth. Our teaching is to help each one to regain the
realisation of their identity as a spirit using the body for
purposes of experience rather than being a body with a vague
we always come in a body?
all spirits incarnate. There are certain cleansings
undertaken by some spirits who feel responsible for the
errors of a past experience so some return in a body while
others stand by and help. Spirits also enter the atmosphere
of earth to work through a medium or to use one as a channel
through whom blessing may be released, as with those
dedicated to nursing, healing or surgery, or of work in
which they try to lead a body of people unto greater truth.
In doing these things each will find he has to contend with
earth's ignorance, dissensions if he is a priest or teacher,
selfishness and hatred if a leader of a nation. But each, as
they fulfil their work, will have around them a group of
spirits who are also engaged in trying to cleanse the earth
of its weight of woe.
if we find ourselves in a body we dislike?
There are many in this state-even as
there are many who wish they did not live in the house they
occupy-because the experience becomes hard and bitter and
each one desires to escape the lesson. But it is wise to
continue to the end with the realisation you are using the
body for a short season. Through this use you will bring the
greatest degree of good to the earth.
is the difference between soul and spirit?
is the subtle, indestructible, divine manifestation while
soul, which is composed of the fine mental and emotional
bodies, is the being through which the spirit manifests.
Why do we lack
awareness that we have a soul and a spirit?
you enter your life experience the soul body and the
physical body become closely interblended, especially when
there is a good state of health and energy between the two.
Therefore the best method to gain self-realisation is to
withdraw your attention and say: "Which part of me is
acting? Which part is thinking? What is it within me which
says I do not know of my spirit?" It is not the mind, not
the heart, nor yet the body; that in you which says who am
I? That is it!
what stage does the spirit enter the body? If it is
pre-physical birth, what happens in the case of a still-born
spirit may be near a woman, seeking life, for some while
before the actual moment of conception. The joining to the
actual growing foetus body comes about when there is a
quickening or movement within the mother's womb, but the
spirit may be conjoined and waiting within the area of the
mother for some while before this happens.
When a child is born and the physical
body is not able to retain life, the soul and spirit
together have touched the vibration of the mortal world and
have formed the nucleus of the soul bodies. These bodies
will then continue to grow and develop within the regions of
the spirit world. Here, spirits who have great love and
wisdom tend and care for these infant souls. The soul body
grows and develops under the stimulation of movement, sound,
and in the exchange of love one to the other, even as a soul
is nourished on the earthly plane by the exchange of love
expectant mother often looks radiant and is at the peak of
her health. Could it be because she has this second spirit
so. It is imparting spiritual energies to her to aid in the
formation of this new soul body.
the case of a miscarriage, why does it frequently occur
around the fourth month?
the incarnating spirit is not sufficiently strong to retain
its hold in creativity upon the body which is developing. It
may seek another opportunity for incarnation.
this why it is often the first pregnancy that miscarries?
that case, are abortions wrong before the period of
quickening in that they are denying a soul entry?
are many who have questioned this. What is termed
abortion-the violent termination of the development of the
infant body-brings about shock to the spirit who is
hovering, trying to seek incarnation, but even more than
shock; sorrow because of rejection. Surely it would be wiser
to use means to prevent conception of a body which is not
desired, and that men and women learned to control the
passions of their sexual bodies. Surely, too, it would be
better and wiser if infants were brought into your mortal
world to be nurtured and loved instead of this harsh
thrusting of them back into the life of the spirit.
have said there are seven spirits in an affinity or group.
Does this. mean there are some spirits guiding from the
spirit world others who are in an earthly incarnation?
regarding affinities in the soul group, sometimes one, two
or three may enter into any earthly incarnation while the
others watch or guide from the spirit realm. Some may remain
away from earth in the high clear light of the purer spirit
places, but always, because there is unity between them,
there is a telepathic link which can be strengthened at any
time. When there is only one in the earthly realm you will
say, "Here is one who is always lonely, who seeks hither and
thither without fulfilment or rest, because those who are in
attunement are not to be found on earth."
But when that one opens the spiritual
mind and comes into unity with the spirit forces, then
indeed do they discover great joy and abundant comfort, for
the others of the group will reveal themselves and the
loneliness will be healed. In your world the idea is held
that affinity only applies to man and woman, but I say there
are seven in the soul group.
on that idea, are the experiences of the earthly one
imparted to those still in the spirit realms? Do they learn
from those experiences?
for even as a drop falls into a cup of water
imparting its colour or flavour to the whole fluid, so the
experiences of the one will bring understanding to the
others. When the seven are again united within the pure
places of spirit, then there is enrichment and understanding
from the sharing of their mutual experiences.
two people on earth previously have been part of a twin soul
Quite frequently one may choose to enter into the life
incarnation simply to give comfort and love to the other if
the other half of this twin soul has chosen to endure a life
experience of extreme difficulty.
it is possible to meet souls from an earlier incarnation,
why have they not progressed onwards?
may remain static because they are aware of the particular
lonely or difficult incarnation being undertaken by the one
entering the mortal life. In the spirit world there are no
limitations of time, so what may seem a long time in earthly
measure may be but a short time in the measure of spirit
ties of love and kinship seem to bind us, preventing us from
doing what we desire?
binding surely teaches you how to love those surrounding you
without becoming completely absorbed in the affairs of your
family and friends. When you come to know that you yourself
are a spirit using your body for a time in this
relationship, then you learn to give some part of yourself
while retaining a kinship and understanding with the higher
forces of life.
we incarnate, are we destined to have certain difficult
experiences, regardless of how hard we try to live a pure
for you are born into an environment which often has been
planned before you entered your earthly body. You choose the
soil into which the roots of your experience will sink. This
means a certain choice is made as to nation, place, family,
and the climate of opinion in which you may find yourself
when you enter the earthly life. So you may be born into a
Jewish or Christian family or into the family of an
agnostic, and each will give you a certain atmosphere of
thought, a soil from which you may gain some earthly
experience. Then, as you move through the pattern of your
life, certain events occur which will test either your
strength, understanding, or involve you in some greater
comprehension of the world, some fuller unfoldment of your
spiritual mind. Within this broad outline of events you have
choice and freedom of will to do as you please.
purpose is there for one forced to live in isolation and
the most important lessons is first to learn how to be
separate, then how to come into unity once more. The spirit
in its pure state knows a wonderful sense of joy and unity
in the spirit existence: soul flows unto soul, thought flows
unto thought of others, and love is a wonderful unity. Yet
to learn how to be alone is a necessary lesson. Some spirits
take their plunge into the mortal life that in their
separation and loneliness they may realise again their true
spiritual identity as spirit, separate from the body but
acting through it into the mortal realm. Yet upon that
spirit plane they may learn to be in unity with the spirit
group, the great creative power, but they may only come to
appreciate the beauty of this unity and love when they have
sojourned for a while in loneliness, in apartness, in the
isolation of mortal existence.
Until you have learned separateness you
cannot know the value of contributing your own personal
aspect of understanding unto the whole group, the whole
unity of life, for each spirit gains an identity particular
to itself, and through this it goes forth to enrich and
re-create in other spheres and places by the knowledge it
is one's own identity?
identity is the core which lies at the centre of your soul.
Your mental and emotional bodies have absorbed radiations
from the men and women who have surrounded you, and as you
go into your inner search for self realisation, so you must
discover how much of your outer personality is that imposed
upon you by your parents, what part you absorbed from your
teachers and from those you have loved. When you have
understood this, you may find deep within there is another
part of yourself, that which sought knowledge and reached
out in the desire for love and understanding-that inner
part-this is your real self. Spiritual development, the
unfoldment of spiritual understanding, becomes in essence a
search to discover your own real self.
is the reason for incarnation?
are many reasons, but for those to whom I speak it is
threefold. First, to gain experience, experience which can
only be gained in the world of matter itself. The Master
Creator has set upon the great string of existence myriads
of worlds and stars, innumerable states of life. The living
soul cannot know these places simply by thinking about them.
The spirit learns by experience, by contact, and so gains
knowledge of the creativeness which lies within himself.
The second reason is to learn to master
earth's forces: the great forces of heat and cold, of
attraction and repulsion, the powers of the air, the mighty
winds which would blow you hither and thither. You master
these forces that your existence may continue through the
physical body, and as you do so, you also master the
instrument through which the will of your spirit is
expressed. You learn to control your hungers, the desires
which draw you, and so inevitably you come at last to master
the emotions, the feelings, angers and loves. If this were
taught in your youth you would not allow yourself to be
tossed this way and that by your appetites and anxieties,
but instead you would know that the great challenge of life
is to overcome.
When you realise mastery, then you can
fulfil the third great reason for incarnation, the
transmutation, or cleansing of the soul of the earthly world
by imparting to it some quality of your own spirit which
will cleanse, enrich and beautify it.
Sometimes your creative efforts may be
in forming a body through which another spirit may come into
the earth. Do not despise this action of the creativeness of
life, but undertake it with reverence, understanding the
privilege of creating a body through which a beautiful
spirit may come into the ensoulment of the earthly world.
So, first you come to learn, secondly to
master and thirdly to contribute something of love, a
pattern of beauty, a restoration of harmony, a bringing
forth of healing.
Teach your children the purpose of life,
that they may no longer be sucked down into the whirlpools
of negative thought and wrong impressions. Be sure that you
give out light, love and forgiveness in all your thoughts,
words and actions.
we return to earth for another experience, are we affected
by our previous aura?
but not all people using a physical body today have lived in
the earthly world previously. There are many planets and
worlds in which the soul may learn its lessons. Here within
your earth there are many souls coming from less developed
planes of experience, to be taught and to blend with people
who have experienced it before. But there are some who have
lived not once but many times with a mortal body, and they
bring with them certain radiations, a spiritual aura which
contains qualities gained in a previous time of living. Thus
there are some who know instinctively how to live, to teach,
to create music, to unfold earth's finer forces. Sometimes
they know also in their inner consciousness what they wish
to do and achieve in their present incarnation.
we reincarnate, do we marry the same person again?
Where there is extreme love in a previous experience and the
man and woman were not able to remain together in harmony,
and died with a great longing to live life on earth
together, then they may enter again into earth's atmosphere
for this purpose. But it is more usual for one who has had a
previous life experience to meet or become partnered to a
spirit of a differing experience because each come to learn
a new lesson.
We talk so much of the many incarnations
the spirit may undertake, yet it is your present incarnation
that is fraught with a most important destiny. Try to
withdraw your mind sometimes from consideration of what you
were, or even of what you will be, into the thought that if
you can live now to the highest and fullest of your ability
then you are making the best use of the treasure of time
which the great Master Creator has granted unto you.
Even the fleeting moments can be made
golden with joy and fruitful with love. Do not destroy them
by regret. When sorrow, frustration and hopelessness press
in upon you, if you cannot bring joy into being, instil into
the living moments the thought of peace, thus shall you make
the best use of you present incarnation.
karma something to do with one's return to this planet?
simply a word which embodies the law of sowing and reaping.
If you take an earth experience and sow no seeds of
harmfulness, neither hurting nor destroying creation nor
bringing harm to the soul of the world, then there may be no
reason for you to return to outwork a karma. Your karma
should be to sow in the times of your earthly life harmony,
love, truthfulness and cleansing light, then you are sowing
with good seed. When you leave your earthly body you will
reap the result of such a sowing. Your karma may carry you
forward into a further life of progress in the spirit
do some people have distorted, imperfect bodies?
spirit, in forming its being and entering the earthly life,
comes into conflict with great currents of thoughts and
tides of feeling that have been impressed upon the ethers by
people who have incarnated before. Thus the spirit may find
that the mind or body is strongly influenced by religious or
racial prejudice in the community of that place. The
sensitive spirit, feels this tide flowing against it, may
not be able to combat it completely. You will see the effect
as distortion in the vehicle which the spirit has made.
There are many forces and tides which
affect each individual person. The one who knows that he or
she is spirit will easily overcome these great tides of
feeling and retain their own identity. But the one who feels
that only the body and mind are important, will be swept
into the great racial and religious currents of war and
Teach your brothers and sisters they are
spirits using their bodies and minds, then they will be able
to shift the emphasis of consciousness from the mortal to
the immortal self. Thus shall you bring healing not only to
the body and mind, but to these great streams of influence
left upon the earth by past generations.
about these poor unfortunate babies who are born without
hands? Will they be compensated?
some are poor and unfortunate you must remember that life is
a very large and wide circle of experience, and there is
life before this earthly body as well as after. Sometimes
men and women, who in a previous time of existence have
ignored the usefulness of their hands or deprived others of
the use of theirs, may choose to return to earth to learn
how hard it is to be without such a tool, that in the
wideness of experience they may truly value all the
faculties which the Master Creator gives unto them.
such a disability be the result of resentment in a past
much resentment as neglect. Often those who have been rulers
or in positions of high power and who have ordered that
their subjects for some small offence are deprived of the
use of their hands, when they come into the spirit life may
view what they have done differently. Then, with a deep
sense of regret, on reincarnating they come minus the use of
There are others who on entering the
mortal life may see a possibility of certain imperfections
in the body, but think that they are strong enough to
overcome them. Always the soul is compensated for its time
of weakness: always it gains knowledge by such experience.
is there so much sorrow, suffering and pain in the world?
you retain your awareness of spiritual reality, seeing that
all this is but a passing thing, you can live through all
the experiences of your world without too great a suffering
or pain, for you will not allow yourself to become too
deeply immersed in the changing activities of your world.
You are souls and spirits of light and beauty, and have an
identity which is wider and greater than this which you know
at the moment. This mortal existence is but a flowing
pattern, a passing thing, and the reality is the spirit, the
soul. It is in what you learn from the world of matter that
the importance of your incarnation comes.
about old people who are bedridden and blind or deaf? It
seems they are not learning anything. Why are they not freed
had been wise, they would have sought to learn lessons of
patience in the earlier seasons of their experience, but by
the goodness of the Great Power, often a longer span is
given unto some souls that they may learn lessons more
completely and so bring their treasures into the spirit
realm with them. So what appears to be a punishment, or an
unjust or bitter experience, is in itself a blessing, but
the blessing will not be revealed until the life journey is