QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY DICTATION
On this evening the answers to the questions were dictated to me by the
guides without me going into trance. In this process I am fully
conscious but receive impressions of the answers.
Question: How do we know if we have guides?
Answer: Everybody has a guide - at least one. And the way guides make
themselves known to their 'person' varies a lot from person to person.
Look for things which occur regularly and for which you can't think of
an explanation - perhaps a breeze on a cheek when you are in a closed
room, or something like that. Or you might have a prickle up your back
or on your hands, or something like that. But something that occurs
regularly. They might make themselves known by a smell in the air, or
it might be a physical manifestation, perhaps a door that opens or
something like that. The ways in which they make themselves known to
you are just so different that you can't really give a definite answer.
I am being told for you, watch for a feeling of warmth on your face.
In addition to guides everyone also has helpers and helpers are usually
people who have known you during your life in the world, and for some
reason they have decided to come back and be with you. They stay for
varying lengths of time, whereas your guides are more or less
permanent. Although you can have changeovers in guides.
You always will have at least one of your guides with you, although
they tend to come and go. Some guides will sort of 'go off' and do
other things and they come back to you.
You can also talk to your guides and helpers, you can ask for their
guidance and help if you are in a real difficulty that you can't sort
out for yourself. Or you can ask them to give you that extra bit of
guidance if there is something difficult you have to do, or that sort
of thing. Even if you don't feel their presence they will always hear
you - there will always be someone to hear you .
Sometimes you can ask very strongly or deeply for your guides to show
him or herself to you. You may have to persevere for quite a while, and
you may have to contend with the fact that for some reason your guides
don't want to show themselves to you. In that case, of course, you
have to respect their wishes. But very often if either in the evening
or early in the morning, you very strongly and deeply ask them to make
themselves known to you, (they may show themselves.) You may have to
persist for a while. Perhaps the strength of desire has something to
do with it, but persistence certainly does.
Question: How valid are procedures like the I Ching as used by the
Answer: It is as valid as any other method. Like most of these things
it is better when it is used as a focus for the attention then when it
is used strictly as a 'cookbook' method. A good practitioner will
always be able to go one or two steps beyond the literal interpretation
of the set interpretations. It should be kept under control, by that I
mean that you don't have to use it for every aspect of your life.
Things like the I Ching are best kept for when you have a specific
problem - if you start using it for all sorts of questions every day,
it sort of dissipates it or trivialises it. It tends to keep it more
on the surface level rather than going into the full meaning that you
could get out of it. What I meant with that is that if you are using
it for yourself constantly, or if another person is constantly asking
you to use it for them. Of course, if you are giving several readings
a day with different people it is a different type of thing, but don't
be constantly using it for yourself several times a day.
Its one of those things which was developed as a result of someone's
psychic perceptions. It was developed as a tool for really important
questions. About the most important one in the time when it was being
developed in China was forecasting a babies life to give guidance to
the parents and those around the child. At that time this was the most
important question anyone could ever ask. Another occasion when it
should be ideally used is at weddings and marriages. It could also be
used when setting up a business or starting out on a journey - those
kinds of situations. Used in this way it can be a very valid
procedure, but like all other methods of divination it depends a lot on
the ability, experience and psychic ability of the user. You can get
something from it on a superficial level from somebody who has just
learnt the 'cookbook' type of approach, but you get much more from
somebody with psychic abilities because they can go one step further
and relate it to other areas of life.
Question: What does the spirit world think about uranium mining.
Should it be left in the ground because we don't have a valid use for
it, and too much of it could fall into the wrong hands?
Answer: There is a very good positive use right now in treating cancer
Everything has its place in the scheme of things. In a way it is a step
in our progress which you can't really halt - we have got this
tremendous development of technology at the moment, and it all forms
part of the progress round the world. There is nothing inherently bad
with it, it boils down, like a lot of other things, to the use in which
it is put. As you realise there are some quite serious uses (meaning -
negative, warlike uses), to which it could be applied. But, on the
other hand, it could be the one thing that has prevented a serious war
breaking out. There have been many situations when, if we hadn't had
these weapons, a war could have broken out. But because of the fear
that the other side might use nuclear weapons, it has been sort of
'calmed' down. But man is very ingenious and has help from the other
side. In a way Spirit was guiding the development of all this. If you
go back through history and right back to Madame Curie and the
pitchblende. Remember what they are always saying, everything has its
good and bad points.
Question: When people die who have no belief in life after death, or no
other Christian beliefs, how do their guides contact them? Are they
still looked after?
Answer: They start off in the same way that they do with everybody,
there is a sort of 'welcoming party'. The Near Death Experience studies
have shown that its a pretty general thing to find a sort of rural
setting. And lots of people who have these experiences describe
walking across a meadow or walking along a country lane, that sort of
thing, and meeting up with someone. Many of these people have not had
any sort of religious ideas at all and so were probably people like the
ones you have in mind at the moment. So this condition isn't
necessarily one that will lead to difficulties in the Spirit World. In
some ways people who have no real beliefs when they pass over are
better of than people who have very strong set ideas - particularly
those people who believe that you are going to sleep until the last
trump. They have told us before that sometimes they have to go so far
as to dress up as the Archangel Gabriel going about blowing a trumpet
in order to get through to some of them. So its not necessarily a
difficult situation. The Near Death experiencers sort of just accepted
those beings, relatives who they knew were dead. And that seems to be
the way, actually, take them by surprise, to get talking to them before
they realise 'Oh this person is dead'. By the time they realise that,
the link has already been made. It doesn't always work and we can get
rescues from this kind of situation.
We feel that the biggest difficulty comes from people who are 'closed
in' on themselves. Now, this kind of person can be a religious type
just as easily as they can be a non-religious type of person. Its not
having this capacity of going out, of being receptive. You must know
people in the material world who are sort of 'closed in' on themselves.
They get very dogmatic about things, you can't reason with them. And
you can see that, if you try, they are not even listening to what you
say. This causes more problems than not having any belief at all, of
being completely irreligious.
The rural type settings are usually presented to them because people
have the concept that this is something pleasant. And you are much
more likely to relax when you are walking in a country scene.
The main criteria is the personality characteristics of the person.
They also might come into the category of those who believe they are
going to sleep until the last trump. It can lead to difficulties but
not always. That person might become a rescue case. Eventually the
person will become aware that there are things going on and most
typically too, they don't realise that they are dead. They could be
these people who are still in their material surroundings, but are
confused because they have these strange house guests whom they have
never met before, who won't speak to them. Or they go shopping and
nobody will take their money and they get free rides on the buses and
this sort of thing. That is another consequence.
Question: Suppose you have a person with a strong belief pattern, a
good believing orthodox Hindu, who believes absolutely that he must be
re-born because he has not become enlightened in this life He
practices Yoga but he hasn't succeeded, he still is not enlightened. So
he dies, so he believes that he must re-incarnate. How over-ridingly
strong is that kind of belief in driving him to reincarnate.
Question: Can the guides talk him out of it? Can he be convinced, or
in most cases does he automatically go on with his belief and is back
Answer: In most cases that sort of person will reincarnate. You see,
there are shades of belief about this reincarnation - some people
believe that you have a period in the Spirit World before you
reincarnate, other people believe that there is a set period before you
reincarnate, others believe that you reincarnate immediately. So that
is one of the factors to take into account. Also whether they really
DO, deep down desire to reincarnate. They may have these beliefs, but
in the very core of their being they may not really want to reincarnate
back in the world. That is another factor which may prevent them
Question: Does a reincarnation as an animal actually happen?
Answer: It CAN, but not very often, because once you have been a person
you are sort of, carried along with our outlook on life, the
possessions, that sort of thing. So even if you believe it is
possible, or even if you believe that you deserve to be, then your
thought patterns are already set and so that will mitigate against it.
So it is extremely rare, but I wouldn't like to rule it out altogether.
They (the guides) would hate to give a definite 'No', but it is
Question: Do we make contact with our guides in the dream state?
Answer: You can do. You have all sorts of experiences with your guides
when you are asleep but you don't very often remember it. You can have
contact on the astral level, which if you remember you would probably
interpret as a dream, though if you are very perceptive you will be
aware that there is a difference in quality between a dream and this
experience. Sometimes you can have contact with them in a dream if
that is an easier way for them to come through to you. They may feel
that they can give you more information that way than the direct
contact on the astral plane.
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