Each baby comes into this world as a holy neshama wearing a body as it would a coat. It lives on earth for one purpose – to establish its identity and then use life’s experiences to acquire wisdom, build character and attain individual stature. When the body is discarded at death, the consciousness continues in spirit dimensions until perfection is achieved.
According to Dr. Michael Newton, noted author and hypnotherapist, coming to earth is like traveling from our home to a foreign land. Some things seem familiar but most are strange until we get used to them, especially conditions that are unforgiving.
Our real home is a place of absolute peace, total acceptance and complete love. As souls separated from our home, we can no longer assume that these beautiful features will be present around us. On earth we must learn to cope with intolerance, anger and sadness while searching for joy and love. We must not lose our integrity along the way, sacrificing goodness for survival and acquiring attitudes either superior or inferior to those around us.
We know that living in an imperfect world will help us appreciate the true meaning of perfection. We ask for courage and humility before our journey into another life. As we grow in awareness, so will the quality of our existence. This is how we are tested. Passing this test is our destiny.
About the Author: Dr. Bernie Kastner is the author of the newly released book “Understanding the Afterlife in This Life” (Devora Publishing). He holds a doctorate in Counseling and is currently in private practice in Jerusalem.
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