“This is what immortality is, and you can no more forfeit immortality than live without breathing.“
A friend told me that she was having a hard time with the idea of talking to a past life. She had had regressions and said it didn’t feel like the description the guys had given and I had passed on. So I asked them for something on the difference between a completed life and an in-process life.
[January 6, 2006]
(10:40)… I know the difference of course – you gave it to Rita and me some time ago in one of the sessions – but would you care to address the subject here?
And if we said no? We smile.
Here is the concept we laid out. Remember, now, a concept is meant as an assistance, not as an idol. And on the other hand, it is as the joke you cited last night – “Please don’t bite my finger; look where I’m pointing.” With these complementary caveats, we proceed.
Move your frame of reference from your life in a body, lived one moment of time-space sequentially at a time, to the other part of you that lives outside of – therefore beyond – time-space. That part of you contains all versions of your life, for as you know each decision, each alternative possibility is fully lived out, though you necessarily are aware of only one version at a time as “real,” the others being regarded as “theoretical” or even “fantasy.”
[This is another long story. For the moment just bear in mind that this is the framework they are working from.].
Contact between individuals is never merely person to person on a Downstairs level. If it is contact between people in bodies, there is Downstairs contact, but more significantly there is contact Upstairs to Upstairs, so to speak. You might think of the communication as going from your Downstairs to Upstairs to the other person’s Upstairs to their Downstairs – and back again. This will become more understandable when you reflect upon things you know about someone’s hidden inner state “intuitively.”
Now, when one in a body contacts another who is not in body – what you might call a past life – the only communication is Upstairs to Upstairs and then down to you on a Downstairs level. But who is it that you are contacting? It depends largely upon your expectations until you know what the situation is (what we’re in the process of explaining); then it becomes a matter of what you intend.
The part of a “person” – we put the word in quotes merely to remind you that you aren’t as much separated individuals as you usually think you are – the part that is outside time and space comprises (among other things!) all versions of an individual, and every moment of all versions of that individual, and a sort of summing-up of the individual. Now, this Upstairs, this completed-person, is alive and conscious, and is conscious not merely of that one life but of everything around it including you. So, you talk, and you talk to a being who on the one hand is the very spit and image of the person, and on the other hand is an eternal being in full conscious relatedness, and on the third hand, so to speak, may be part of your Guys Upstairs!
Let us state this slowly and plainly, without flourish or exaggeration or metaphor: This is what immortality is, and you can no more forfeit immortality than live without breathing.
So – that is what it means to speak to the completed self. If on the other hand you choose to speak to, say, Frank in 1955 – if you choose to speak to the self-in-process rather than the completed-self — here is where complications begin. Because even that self-in-process is connected to the completed-self. How could it not be? So there will be bleed-through as it knows what it “should not” know.
Worse (for you), you will be tying on to one version, not the sum of all possible versions, and you may obtain what we might call a false precision. Worse yet, you may tie onto one version one time, another at another time, and then where is your coherent story?
You – Frank – had problems with brother Smallwood’s story. Suppose you had latched on to an in-process Smallwood?
Enough for now. If any have questions, that will serve as the point of departure.
My thanks as ever.
And ours in return.