Q: What do people do all day in the spirit world?
It is felt that the state that the person finds themselves in at the time of death will determine much of what they perceive in the afterlife. If a person is not prepared for their death and, in fact, clings to the notion of life, they may find themselves in a “duplicate” reality to their lives on earth. They will find themselves repeating the same actions, same thoughts and preoccupations that trapped them on the earth plane. They may find themselves in an almost never ending loop of preoccupation until such time as they have a realization about the state they’re and can be guided towards the Light and an enlightened view of their death. . .
This is why it is so important for people to die well. . .in a state of grace and serenity. This is why so many psychics are asked to help family members to do “release work” on the departed soul. If a soul is trapped in their journey. . . someone needs to guide them on. Very often these departed stay close to the scene of their departure. Near a person or place where they feel a connection. And they can “hear” and feel the energies of this plane. They themselves may be too fearful to let go. . . because their view may be that there is nothing to go to. . . and the fear keeps them attached to this plane.
So. . .to answer your question:
Some souls will be trapped by fear and pain and until they are released or can come to the awareness that they have died and need to go on. . they will “recreate” their earthly lives but without the real emotional connections that they felt on the earth plane. They may sense that something is not quite right about where they are and their confusion and sometimes panic will prevent them from experiencing the reality of their situation. This is perhaps the saddest state of all.
Souls who have prepared for death and have no fear about moving on can also recreate a life, so-called, that can be constructed much the same way an earthly life can be created. But I think and feel that there are some important distinctions here. I believe that people are reunited with their “soul group” that group of like vibratory beings who have a similar purpose/task that they are committed to. Some soul groups are dedicated to healing, social reform, spiritual advancement etc. In this state they can reconnect with that purpose, review their lives, pick the next opportunity for re-incarnation that will be serve their soul advancement and the fulfilment of their earthly purpose. I don’t think that people reunite with their earthly families. . .necessarily. . .unless that family member is part of their soul group. I think that they can have contact with those family members that have passed on. . . but the reunification happens with the soul group. They pursue those interests, developed on the earth plane, that may have given them pleasure, like gardening!, and my sense is that this state would appear just as “real” as that on the earth plane.
Rumour has it that there are fields upon fields of souls laying in what they think are their graves, waiting for Christ to be reborn so they can rise again… One thing I know for sure, some souls are very busy on the other side – Seth for example dictated numbers of excellent works to Jane Roberts from the other side. It is said by many that John F. Kennedy has been actively involved in encouraging many peace initiatives – and his brother Robert in the breakdown of some of the major unions and mobs… from the other side. And I can think of at least two times when I was called to help others cross over because they had been called to perform some work from the other side and they needed to be sure they could cross safely…. (heaven only knows why I was called to do this work, another of life’s amazing mysteries….) From everything I have seen on my sojourns over, some souls spend their time off in some dimension in quiet contemplation, meditation, focussed on generating some specific healing, awareness, or energy – or on sorting out their own problems. Some are lost in their old lives and ways, self-absorbed, confused about where they are and why things aren’t quite working the way they expect. And others are very busy, moving around between dimensions, studying in one the great schools of learning there … making music, dancing, playing basketball, whatever….
Life one the other side is simpler, and as varied as on this, perhaps even more so.
Q: Do spirits sleep?
Given that these beings are existing in another dimension and non-corporeal, the need for sleep to recharge the body would not be necessary. However, yes spirits do rest, some are in deep sleeps and may not wake for years depending on their evolution. Some say that those who perpetrated evil and destruction on their fellow man are often kept asleep. Anybody heard from Hitler?
I for one am hoping I can get a good long sleep after this lifetime… from what I have seen, some souls will take a prolonged rest, a kind of sleep… and some souls are asleep on the other side – just as they were here… “Sleep” is about consciousness, and just as some of us are more conscious than others here on Earth – and some walk like the living dead, in a coma. It is the same on the other side. Some souls are simply not conscious of their spirituality and could therefore be considered “asleep”…
Q: Do they perform bodily functions? Do they have sex?
Good question!! I suspect not. . .since we’re talking about a non-corporeal/energetic state of being. I’d like to think that “sex” would be more on an energetic level. . . a fusion of energies with one’s soul group/source. More akin to the notion of tantra. There is a closeness of spirit not flesh.
I have heard numbers of stories of dysfunctional souls that have had sexual encounters with the living. In my understanding, these are souls that haven’t made it all the way across, disembodied spirits who are so attached to the material world – or someone they once loved here – that they haven’t “lifted off” yet. Once a soul fully clears the earth plane, it seems that relationship is very much on the spiritual level, a sharing of energy and ecstasy, a pure loving that I think alludes us as physical beings.
Q: Do they wear clothes, and change clothes? (Do they have fashions?)
They come in clothes for our benefit. But in spirit they may not have a whole body. Many of the souls I see manifest as pure light and I long ago noticed that the clothes a spirit ‘wore” during an encounter with me had meaning. My dead mother-in-law, for example, always wears a hat when she comes to see me – and the type of hat will usually tell me something about the message she has for me.However, I doubt that she is wearing anything on the other side, or that she needs too…
Q: Do they consume anything? (Soul food?)
Food is not necessary. If there’s any feeding going on on the other side, it’s at an energetic level. I believe that some spirits quite literally feed off the energy of others, believing they can amass power in this way. And by the same token, I have seen spirits heal and rise up to higher dimensions as a result of the prayers and love generated by those left behind.
Q: How do they live—in single rooms? Dormitories? Houses? Camps?
What does the mind project? I suspect that beings would project living spaces for themselves that would approximate the kinds of dwellings that were familiar and favorable on earth. If they needed to! Beyond that, the need for private space, per se, is probably not the issue here. When united with the energies of your soul group you find yourself. . .”safe” and “sheltered” through the fusion of energies.
I have visited some amazing structures on the other side, halls of pure crystal, rooms built of sounds, pure colours vibrating to create different shapes… but my sense of these structures is that were symbolic, ephemeral, a “mind construct” that enabled me to get the feel or the sense of purpose of this particular focal point in the universe.
Q: What do people do who are reunited from different generations? That is, do many generations of families stick together in some way?
There is a general greeting and joyous reunions. Remember we have been together in soul families b: A soul crossing over will often be met by family members and friends who have passed on before, and I have a sense that, where necessary to work out old issues, some of these may hang together for a time on the other side. But everything I have read and experienced says that we ultimately gravitate to our own soul groups – where we often encounter old friends and family from many different lifetimes…
Q: Is there any type of romantic pairing among spirits?
I think that there is an energetic pairing with another provided that they are in the afterlife together. . .not one in a physical body. . .and one as an energetic body. when two people who are soul mates find themselves, either in body or “out” there is an automatic blending of their auric system and the memories of being united with Source are very present in them.
There are soul groups and pairs that complement each other and are joyful to reunite in a place where there is no human interference. Just as some of choose to partner, or to work with a team or even a large organization, souls also will align their energies for a time and purpose, as it suits their need to evolve and grow.
Q: Can people be reincarnated? If so, how is it done?
It is felt that people do reincarnate. Some without prior consciousness of their past lives, others, in a more deliberate and thoughtful manner. While we may not remember all of our past lives, the awareness of those lives begins to come to light as we seek to strip ourselves of the fear and anxiety that plague humankind. I believe that when we become self-realized, that is: answering those questions like Who am I and what is my purpose. . . we are able to reincarnate with far more awareness.
I have often thought that our current population explosion is because everyone on the other side wants to be present on planet earth for this momentous occasion of the millennium shift, the birthing of a new era… I believe that after we die, we spend a time contemplating what we have accomplished in terms of our soul’s evolution and that we then consciously choose what our next experiences will be… perhaps with the help of loving guides, angels and the One.
Q: And at what time following death (do we reincarnate)?
This seems to vary. The being will wait until exactly the right configuration of time opens up. The right circumstances, genetics, family, social structure and so on. . . .to best advance its development. There are souls that return immediately and those that have waited 100’s and 1000’s of years dreading their return. About 40 year intervals seems sort of an average. It depends greatly on earthly experiences and evolvement.
I believe that many of the problems I have experienced in this life are because I returned too soon – from what I can tell, within one year of my death. Some folks arrive here quite familiar in their deeper consciousness with our styles and habits, while others seem to find it very difficult to accept our modern ways – I think this has something to do with the fact that some souls have been long away from here, too much happened here while they were gone, so they have trouble adjusting.
Q: Is it possible to contact the spirits via modern telecommunications technology, or by any technological means?
I have had a number of strange experiences where spirits have worked through my computer, left messages in my email or on my answering machine. For some years I’ve had a lot of trouble with electronic equipment – tape recorders may or may not work during a reading, and we have burned out more phones than we can count over the years… I’ve been able to get help with failing equipment occasionally, to “see” where it was blocked… but I have been suspicious of the photographs and sounds I’ve heard recorded that have been touted as real… it’s too easy, especially now, to create special effects.
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