Life Lessons, Reincarnation and The Masters (part two)
“…that we must share our knowledge with other people. That we all have abilities far beyond what we use. Some of us find this out sooner than others. That you should check your vices before you come to this point. If you do not, you carry them over with you to another life. Only we can rid ourselves … of the bad habits that we accumulate when we are in a physical state. The Masters cannot do that for us. If you choose to fight and not to rid yourself, then you will carry them over into another life. And only when you decide that you are strong enough to master the external problems, then you will no longer have them in your next life.” Weiss, Brian L. Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy that Changed Both Their Lives. (p. 68-69). Touchstone. Kindle Edition.
While in the in-between stages, the Masters communicated through Catherine with Dr. Weiss, and he realized that “actualized” people, such as Eastern and Western prophets and sages might be able to access the superconscious state that Catherine was finding as she was advancing through some of her 80+ lifetimes, as guided by Dr. Weiss.
This was fascinating to me, as, in my graduate work, I studied Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which was essentially a pyramid, with lower-level needs characterized as Physiological Needs, such as food, water, shelter, then Safety Needs, i.e., personal, emotional financial, security, Love and Social Belonging, where a person seeks out family, friendship, intimacy, Esteem, most basically respect for others, and then respect for one’s self, and then, finally, Self-Actualization. “Maslow stated that “what a man can be, he must be.” It is generally understood that Self-Actualization cannot be achieved without passing through the previous hierarchies, indeed, “mastering” them.
It was so inspiring and, indeed, self-affirming that what I was studying in my Master in Social Work coursework coincided so well with Dr. Weiss’ work with reincarnation and the Masters.
The Masters advised that every soul’s path is essentially the same. We all must travel through life lessons, and some of us are quicker than others in passing through these lessons. Lessons such as charity, hope, faith, and love. And it’s more than one love, more than one hope. More than one love and they are all intertwined and symbiotic. Ultimately, the reward is in the doing, not in the completion…without expectations.
In chosing life lessons to “work on” I chose Balance and Acceptance. In the beginning of my ‘journey” I thought that I would work on these lessons and then complete the work and move on to other lessons. Dr. Weiss conveyed what the Masters were very clear about…that when one finishes their lessons in “this” life, they die, and then move on to other lives and lessons.
I had forgotten that. Much to think about, and, indeed, it makes sense as I’ve been working on achieving balance and acceptance for more than 25 years!