I FOUND THIS QUITE INTERESTING, ENJOY! ALTHOUGH I MUST SAY MY TRADITIONAL PRACTICE, IFA/ORISA TEACHES OTHERWISE, WITH IFA EVERY PROBLEM HAS A SOLUTION, AND ALL THINGS CAN BE CHANGED WITH THE CORRECT RITUALS AND SACRIFICES…..ANYHOW THIS PIECE IS A GOOD READ!!
Reincarnation is an important truth that you must understand to achieve spiritual progress. It is an essential part of the foundation of God’s Plan of Salvation. This book will lay the groundwork for the worldwide acceptance of this truth that will take place in the next 40 years, 1998 – 2038.
Your spiritual record reflects your entire existence since the instant you were created. Every thought, every word, every act of yours of every lifetime is reproduced by it in a recording like a film. It is a Book of Life, into which everything is entered. It is a phonographic and motion picture record that retains and reproduces everything. It is a film which does not lie, and whose revelations cannot be denied, and it is the evidence by which in the end on Judgment Day all of your lifetimes in summation will be judged by your Creator.
Your path through life is one of tests. Its nature and length are fixed in advance, out of your control, and this you cannot change, do what you will. The turning points on that path are specific times of duty at which you have to pass those tests, and at the end, corporeal death awaits you. Whether or not you do your duty as you go depends on yourself. If you pass the tests, your spirit will continue to progress in the spiritual levels until it reaches its final goal, union with God. If you fail to pass you must reincarnate and take the tests over again until you can meet them successfully.
The “Christian” religions do not recognize this truth. They do not know that the Creator works like an architect who first draws his plans for the erection of a building. These plans do not give all the details of the interior construction of the building nor of the materials to be used for that purpose, but only the outer framework.
In a similar way, God has laid out the ground lines for your life structure, according to which your life is fixed in outline, leaving you free to decide upon the interior details, according to your own decisions.
Death and the span that lies between your birth and death are predestined and out of your control. The hour of your death could be written on your birth certificate. Therefore no one, not even the best physician, can save your life. Your physical body will die at the appointed moment. Why does this seem so strange to some of you? Isn’t God the Master of life and death?
Just as a human architect can make ulterior alterations in his plans, so it is within the realm of possibility for God, by way of exception, to permit changes in your destiny. The power of lengthening or shortening the time of your life rests with Him alone.
So, as you can now understand, this lifetime your are presently living is generally under God’s control and plan, with your free will making decisions in harmony or disharmony with God.
The reincarnation of your spirit, spiritual mind, and soul as a unit takes place according to fixed laws. Every spirit is chosen for the baby it incarnates into. God decides this according to past life activity. In many cases spirits of the lower spiritual levels are compelled to enter a certain newborn. This compelling is due to the Law of Cause and Effect and the spiritual mistakes those particular human spirits committed in their previous lifetimes. This compelling or forcing is done for the good of the spirits who otherwise would remain in the Hereafter too long after physical death. Lower level spirits can progress much further and sooner in the material world than in the spiritual world by observing and interacting with material Creation. This is the essence of God’s Plan of Salvation.
Under the right conditions, reincarnation can be observed. Heat and light affect spiritual energy manifestations, because of this, childbirth should take place in a cool and dimly lit environment in order to witness the spirit entering the newborn. If you were to use the light of only one candle during childbirth, you would see a flash of light enter the baby at the moment of the first breath. It would come from above and enter the mouth with the first inhalation. This is the spirit reincarnating.
Also, you could witness the spirit leaving the body as a flash of light at the moment of physical death with the last exhaled breath if you were in the dark or with very little light.
All spirits of those of the deceased, who because of the lives they led on Earth have been condemned to a lower (inferior) spiritual level, are waiting in the Hereafter to be reincarnated. Reincarnation is the only way these lower spirits can progress. How profoundly ignorant followers of religions and scientists are who do not recognize this truth.
Yet, even though what I write here is truth, it is such only in the minds of those who are intelligent and knowledgeable enough to accept it. Those who are religiously confined, the closed-minded scientists of this world and its rulers, who are in no way spiritually educated, will never understand these truths until they change their way of thinking from a grossly materialistic type to a spiritual one and seek the truth.
I proclaim to the entire world the wonderful Plan of Salvation conceived by God in His infinite intelligence and wisdom, a Plan which was hidden, but which is perfect and will not change until all fallen spirits return into His Kingdom. Understanding reincarnation is one of the keys to understanding this Plan.
When you are separated from your material body by corporeal death you enter into the respective parallel spiritual level comparable to the spiritual level of your existence on Earth. You remain there until you are reincarnated on Earth. If you have not progressed you are reincarnated in the same stage as often as may be necessary to fit you for reincarnation in a higher one. The number of Earthly lifetimes you must live is totally a result of the spiritual progress that you accomplish, without exception this is true.
There is no retrogression of your spirit from one stage of progress to a lower one even though you may remain at the same stage for a long time, even up to a hundred lifetimes or more. You do not retrograde into a lower level because although you may have fallen back in one respect you will have advanced in another, so that a balance is struck.
Here too you see your loving and merciful Creator at work.
Also, you never reincarnate into an animal, plant, rock, insect or anything other than a human body.
A human spirit which, when its body dies, has not progressed during its incarnation must be reincarnated again and again into the same spiritual level until it is fit to enter the next higher stage. That is true in every case, if during a lifetime on Earth you have not advanced to the thirteenth spiritual level on the road leading to God, you must go through life again as an Earth human being. Every life is an examination, if you fail to pass, you must try again until you succeed. That is a divine law that applies with equal force to all.
Of all these facts “Christendom” and many other “religions” of today are clearly ignorant.
There is no human being perfect in every way; such human beings do not exist. If they did, mortals would no longer be what they are, and the material body would cease to be, and reincarnation would be done away with.
In my explanation of God’s Plan of Salvation, I called your attention to the very important fact that even the highest of created spirits is exposed by incarnation to the danger of being overcome by Evil and to being persuaded to desert God. This danger threatened even Immanuel Himself Who was fully aware of it. On more than one occasion He was at the point of succumbing to the assaults of evil.
Within the truth of reincarnation and the Law of Cause and Effect, which is, “What Ever You Do Will Be Done Unto You”, the word “sin” is used not to designate transgressions due to human nature, from which not even Immanuel was free, but with reference to the free will disobedience and wickedness which severs you from God, the sins whose wages are spiritual death.
To further explain the Law of Cause and Effect I will define exactly what a cause is. A cause is composed of three parts: first, a logical and consistent thought process, second, certain and specific actions, third, a good or evil component. Each cause will produce certain effects, which in turn produce more causes. Therefore, if you do good, more good is produced and if you do evil, more evil is produced.
Remember, whatever good you do will return unto you, and whatever evil you do will also return unto you, either in this lifetime or in a future one. There is no escaping punishment for the wicked and every good deed will be rewarded. This is not just true about your deeds, but also every thought you think and every word you speak. Consequently, except for destiny, which is God’s will, you create your own future.
The whole material Creation is waiting to be delivered from the bondage of physical existence, by this I mean the stones, plants, flowers, animals and Humans. Such earnest expectation is possible only where a spirit exists in the state of incarnation, accordingly, throughout Creation there are spirits, clothed in various “bodies”, rising through the spiritual levels. They are the rebellious spirits, which in the beginning resided in glory and splendor as God’s obedient children and as His holy spirits, but who later became disobedient and were exiled from their Father’s house.
But exiled though you may be, you remain God’s children to this day. You long to return to the home of your Father and strive to rid yourself of the vesture of substance in which you are clothed, as during the birth pangs a child struggles to escape from the confines of its mother’s womb. You were not subjected to that garment of flesh by your own will, but by reason of the will of God, Who so clothed you in His mercy, in order that by trial and purification you might prove yourself worthy of being saved.
All material beings long for such Salvation, even though you may not know the way to it nor have the end in view, you long for the day on which, purified and freed from the bondage of corruption, you will once more be called a child of God. This longing is present to a greater extent in the righteous people.
In regards to reincarnation, sin and damnation, a “doctrine” to which the false religions cling with astonishing tenacity, although it was never taught by Immanuel, is that of an “eternal Hell”. This is a false and absurd teaching that they seem unwilling to surrender.
Do they perhaps imagine that they can accomplish more with poor humanity by preaching a barbarous untruth, than by preaching love and mercy? What trouble they go through to find support for this untruth. They say that a so-called “mortal sin” must entail eternal punishment, seeing that it is an unforgivable affront to God. That is a wholly mistaken, man-made idea. No spirit can affront God unforgivably and incur unending punishment. In comparison to God all created spirits are mere children.
God as our loving forgiving Father is eager to forgive you if you will sincerely ask for forgiveness and prove your sincerity by changing your ways. A sin is a spiritual mistake.
God would not condemn you eternally for making a mistake anymore than you would eternally punish your child, who you love immeasurably and unconditionally, for making one. The concept of an eternal Hell is obviously the product of an evil heartless mind. God’s mercy is unending and perfect.
Anyone with a logical and reasoning mind who thinks for himself can see the absolute absurdity of this false religious teaching.
Mainly religions use this “doctrine” to frighten people into their churches. This is an evil tactic, among many, to gain control over their lives and to steal their wealth.
If you think for yourself with logic, I know I have convinced you with my explanation, that there can be no authority in the Bible or anywhere else to support their ungodly and totally untrue doctrine of an everlasting Hell.
The truth is, the duration of the punishment given to the various spirits depends upon the spirits themselves. The longer you persist in your rebellious attitude, the longer your exile and the longer your penalty. Not even God knows when the individual spirits will come back to Him, since their return depends upon their own free will, and as I have told you, all decisions at which spirits are free to decide, lie outside of the scope of God’s foreknowledge of events.
The truth is, the tortures of Hell are complete and total darkness, horrible imprisonment in Satan’s dungeons, and many other types of extreme misery, including the violent attacks of the most evil spirits who exist. The duration of these punishments will equal thousands or even millions of Earth years. Now you have a clear conception of where you will be going on Judgment Day if you choose to disobey God. The tortures of the spirits in Hell are in reality good for their Salvation, however cruel the proceeding may seem, and however incomprehensible to you as not being in accord with God’s mercy. The tortures of Hell are merely an evidence of the love of God. The disposition of the spirits of the Pit can be cured only by the pains and tortures that they have to endure, no other way exists, but to all, even to the most hardened, the hour will come when, by their tortures, they will be brought to see the error of their ways and will rise up and go to their Creator.
It is because the religions of today have no true conception of the great story of Creation that they are so incorrect in all of the most important questions relating to reincarnation and the Hereafter. For the same reason, they are unable to explain neither the origin of the human soul, nor the sin of the revolt against God that rests upon that soul, nor the purpose of material Creation. Their “teachings” in regard to all of these questions are wholly absurd and erroneous.
The teachers of such teachings do not stop to consider their absurdity.
When you learn that your spirit came into this life bearing the iniquity of former existences in the spirit world and thousands of lifetimes on Earth, the mystery of your situation on Earth is solved in an instant.
Because you are now aware of the great revolt against God in which you once participated, as well as previous incarnations in human form, you can see the possibility of having karma of sins for which your present life must make atonement, and of course, this is also true of children. If you will bear this in mind, you will be less often tempted to exclaim in the hour of deep distress, “What have I done to deserve this?”
Just as the religions have established a false doctrine as to Hell, their entire conception of sin as a whole is erroneous.
God draws a distinction between the sin of departing from Him and the sins of the faithful committed by reason of human nature. The first treason was the great revolt of the spirits led by Lucifer. That was the first “sin unto death”.
For the ability to return from the kingdom of the dead in spirit, to the Kingdom of God, no one needs to place one’s dependence upon any human institution, be this an organized religion or a clergy, as claimed by the denominations of today and in particular by the Catholic Church. He who has strayed from God may at all times communicate in spirit with God, the Father, and from Him receive pardon and strength to live righteously, without the aid of human intermediaries or church buildings, regardless of how many millions of dollars it cost to build them, or how “beautifully” they are decorated, or how long they have been in existence.
The Catholic Church, for example, on the contrary, teaches the necessity of the so-called “Sacraments” as the means of achieving Salvation, and since these sacraments can be dispensed only by “priests” ordained by “bishops”, that church possesses in that false doctrine a perfect stranglehold on its followers to its organization, since according to its teachings, no one can attain unto God except through the mediation of a member of the priesthood.
This is obviously the work of the Evil Spiritual Powers.
These so-called sacraments in reality are evil traps that Lucifer originated in the ancient pagan religion of Babylon and passed down through the pagan religion of Rome into the Catholic Church, “The Roman Catholic Church”.