Lynne: "Hello. I didn't mess up this time. Thank
you for meeting me. It seems so strange when I think about all of this
communication. Here I am sitting in a storage room in a nursery in Heaven
talking back to Earth. It boggles my mind. Everything seems so unreal,
yet I'm here and aware of what is going on. It is far more dimensional
than a dream. I am more than a passive observer. I am actively involved
in a new life. I don't know how I can convey just how I feel. I have questions
for you, but the answers might lead to more questions. The actions I take
over here seem to have more immediate results, more response. Maybe that
is because I'm more aware of what I'm doing. Most of the time, I'm in awe
of what others are doing around me. Some at the Village want to recapture
their old lives. They do everything they can to set up routines that match
what they did before. David understands this, but still needs to do what
he did before. He has to have an outlet for his creativity. I know I have
to get back to working with children. I know I need the process where I
get back something from the kids. I start these conversations with the
idea of asking questions then it turns into a type of dictation of what
is in my head. I need this as much as I need to ask questions. Am I crazy?
Have I gone around the bend? I guess that is my first question."
Bob: "I'm not an expert, but I say that you aren't
crazy in any way. You need an outlet for your questions and your ideas.
People have different ways of handling the situation they are in. It isn't
uncommon for people to arrive (in Heaven) and go into a complete state
of denial. Others, as you said, have to get to a routine that is similar
to what they left when they died. Some arrive with severe mental problems
and I guess they could be called disturbed."
Lynne: "One of the things that is bothering me is
not knowing where all this is going. I don't mean our conversations, but
where is the group going? Are we collecting others to share stories or
to prop each other up? All we have in common is that we all died on the
same day. Is that enough to keep any group together? Do we need a spiritual
leader? What happens now?"
Bob: "I see the group dividing into different subgroups.
It is happening. The firefighters and the police officers seem to stick
together. They have a common bond that goes back to life. They will still
want to belong to the group, but will meet more regularly as a subgroup
or groups. All are looking for a purpose. They want to feel useful and
need some objective. It isn't so different from life on Earth. If you all
need a spiritual leader then one will show up. What happens now is up to
the individual. No one is going to find 'closure' by dwelling on what happened
Lynne: "That is heavy stuff, but I brought it up,
didn't I? I'm going to have to leave soon. Thank you so much for indulging
me. I don't always look at the dark side of things. I'm usually an optimistic
type. Good bye and God bless you."
Bob: "Good bye Lynne. I'll talk to you soon."
(Three days later)
Lynne: "I don't mean to usurp Michael's position
in your family, in your mind or in your heart. Michael did give me this
opportunity to speak to you. He knows that I missed talking to you today,
at noon. I was willing to pass and wait for another opportunity to talk
to you. I have read and was told by others that Michael has a sense of
adventure that is irrepressible. When there is even a hint of adventure,
Michael is in the middle of it all. He doesn't create adventure, but soon
makes anything mundane and pedestrian into a three-dimensional game. What
you may not know is that Michael is truly loved wherever he goes. The children
love it when he is with them. Of course, it helps that he is a big kid
himself. I know of his recent encounters with Christiana, but she is more
of an exception and seems to have some adjustment to do. Michael draws
people to him and is really fun to be around. He has an irreverent wit
that usually bubbles out of him. He has found some loyal friends in the
Village, though they have known him for a short time.
I must not waste any more of your time. I did have two
questions to ask. Maybe, I'll limit the question to one for tonight. When
a person dies, where does the soul go? I think we all know that the body
is left behind. The soul or what is left of the person goes somewhere.
I don't mean later, as in three or four months, but right after the physical
body stops functioning. I read several books lately and they contained
some Buddhist teaching. The Buddhists, Taoists and other eastern philosophies
go into great detail about the dying of a person. They call the death,
anything but a death in our western sense. They look on it as a transition
from one plane to another. Where do you see the spirit body going after
Bob: "I have acquired a real mix of knowledge about
the transition. Where the soul goes after leaving the physical body depends
on many, many things. If the person has time to prepare, then a host of
relatives, friends, and angels gather around. They welcome the soul and
guide it through any hazards. Occasionally, a soul will meet with some
stuck souls, some ghosts, who have been 'hanging' around. The more help
the soul has, the better or faster it gets past the Nightmare level. Live
people can help a great deal by prayers. Prayers should be positive in
nature. Prayers are heard and are answered."
Lynne: "Thank you. That leads to more questions of
course. Maybe I'd better save something for tomorrow. That doesn't mean
you have to meet me. I'll go to the Pool House now. I'll leave a note for
Michael. Good night sir and God bless you."