WALKING IN THE GARDEN OF SOULS
your life. Imagine your life not as it is now and not how it used to be, but
imagine the way love songs, fairy tales and bedtime stories told you it was
going to be. Imagine waking up one fine morning from a soft bed into luminous
sunlight, beginning each day feeling warm, well fed, well loved and well cared
for. Imagining moving effortlessly through your day, surrounded by the people
you love, working at a job that brings you a sense of such joy and
accomplishment that you love being in service to others.
returning home at the end of your lovely day to a beautiful warm house filled
with the smiling faces of those you truly love, where there are good things to
eat and evenings are spent by a glorious fire, laughing with careless abandon.
Imagine drifting outside and walking under a star-filled sky where fire flies
dance in the warm breeze.
walking in a beautiful garden-just over a hill of constant torment, past the
rocks of hurt and anger; over the brook of constant worry, past the weeds of
intolerance and hatred, to a place of such perfect peace that even the ground
feels soft and receptive beneath your feet. The fire of true love can be
rekindled there by a carpet of heather, and reconciliation with the past can
happen in an open field of understanding, lit by a golden sun of forgiveness.
Turmoil and anguish disappear under
a shady tree. Trouble never lived here and peace will never leave. No one
ever grows old, no one ever becomes ill and no one ever dies. Welcome to the
world of the hereafter-welcome to the Garden of Souls.
is a Garden of Souls…It is a place where we once lived and it is also where we
will return…The Garden waits for all of us who have the courage to travel the
bumpy and crooked roads of the earth until they eventually broaden, smooth out,
and lead us there.
is a place of unusual beauty and peace, where the love and understanding that
somehow eluded us on earth can be found as abundant as the oxygen we breathe…
though we have no conscious recollection of it now, we were once born of this
world and we understood it well…but living on earth we have become so easily
disarmed by the circumstances of life here and the struggles we have to endure,
that our disappointments and despair have eroded the memory of that place and
diminished in our hearts the wonderful light from the Garden…We forget that we
are on the earth to learn strength in our adversity, to learn peace in our
struggle, to learn joy in our sorrow. This is the understanding that leads us to
knowledge and our knowledge that leads us back to the Garden.
are all human, and in our humanness we tend to regard any trouble that comes our
way as a personal attack against us. We work and work, trying to be the people
we think will win us a place in the here-after, but our work is done more out of
fear rather than the actual understanding of why we must face struggle. Life
tears on, we watch loved ones, opportunities, and happiness slip like sand
through our fingers, and we become disillusioned-we begin wandering aimlessly
through perhaps the most important learning experiences of our lives.
fall from our purpose here has not escaped the notice of the souls in the
hereafter, who by their very caring nature are concerned for our spiritual
lives. They know very well that the difficulties we endure while we are on the
earth-and how we cope with and overcome them-will be perhaps the toughest test
of our faith and spirit. They also know that these trials are a necessary part
of our lives in order to fulfill the goals we had set for ourselves when we last
left the garden.
souls know and they understand,, because they themselves were once part of the
challenge of life on earth. They remember from their own experiences here that
hope, understanding and acceptance are lessons that may take a lifetime to
learn. Now that they have entered the Garden, and their struggles have paid off
so handsomely, they want to help us keep to our purpose here, so that we can
share in the reward of returning to the Garden when it is our time to return.
are living at the dawn of the most spiritual age the earth has seen. In my own
lifetime I have noticed significant changes to people everywhere, in both heart
and mind. Some of the seeds from
the Garden have fallen in our path, and we are beginning to allow them to take
root within us. Whether it is because we want to, we are changing and reckoning,
with the possibility that there may very well be a happy ending to the story of
our life on earth.
or not we had intended it to be this way is of no consequence-we now have
nowhere else to walk but forward, toward the light of hope. How pleased the
souls must be-they have been watching us from a distant garden, and know we are
beginning to listen with our hearts. Ideas in religion, belief in life
hereafter, and first hand accounts from people who have seen the garden of Souls
with their own eyes are not laughed at. More people want to believe than scoff,
and it has been estimated that now nearly one third of the population of this
planet believes without question in the existence of life hereafter. Never in
any time in my life have I seen such a strong need for spiritual fulfillment as
in the past few years. Maybe we have lost the arrogance that tells us we are the
center of the universe, or maybe it is the admission that surviving without hope
and peace is not surviving at all.
from FREE YOURSELF by Michael Newton
soul has such majesty that it is beyond description. I tend to think of souls as
intelligent light forms of energy. Right after death, souls suddenly feel
different because they are no longer encumbered by a temporary host body with a
brain and a central nervous system. Some take longer to adjust than others.
energy of the soul is able to divide into identical parts, similar to a
hologram. It may live parallel lives in other bodies although this is much
less common than we read about. However because of the dual capability of all
souls, part of our light energy always remains behind in the spirit world. Thus
it is possible to see your mother upon returning from a life even though she may
have died thirty Earth years before and reincarnated again...
'Same Soul, Many bodies' by Dr Brian Weiss...
Some interesting information to ponder about:
...Also a few patients have told me that souls can split and have simultaneous experiences...
...Reincarnation was written in the New Testament until the time of Constantine, when the Romans censored it. Jesus himself may have believed in it, for he asked the apostles if they recognized John the Baptist as Elijah returned; Elijah had lived nine hundred years before John...
often wondered why the 'children' should have to suffer for the fault of the
And then I read this:
...The old testament says that the sins of the father are visited on the
children into the third and fourth generation, that we are being affected
negatively by what our fathers did before us. But WE are our fathers, just as we
will be our children. The sins of our own past will haunt our presents until we
can understand them and earn absolution. The sins of this lifetime will darken
our futures, but as we acted wisely in the past, so our present is made lighter.
If we act humanely now, we will bring our future selves closer to the One.
Same Soul Many bodies by Dr Brian Weiss