We often think of souls, who leave human form upon physical death, as evolved beings. Indeed, life in a lighter soul body, in a more transparent energetic state of being, provides new opportunities for growth. But, simply transforming into this atmosphere upon dying hardly guarantees spiritual growth.
Spiritual evolution requires an ever-deepening capacity for love. A discarnate human spirit is tasked with full acceptance and completion of a life just lived. For this, one must have love for self as one encounters all the hidden or suppressed truths accrued in one’s prior life. Only with such loving acceptance can a spirit advance into true wholeness.
A discarnate spirit must also come to full acceptance of others they may have cut off, rejected, hated or loved, as they find their way to release the binding emotions of incompletion and victimhood. To accomplish this, love must advance a quantum leap—in loving all that was and is.
Discarnate spirits might engage humans still in human form to aid in the completion of their prior lives. As well, discarnate spirits teach and guide those still in human form through channeling, telepathy, dream, and synchronicity.
Jung discovered, in his own inter-dimensional interaction with discarnate souls, as documented in The Red Book, that they sought answers that required relationships with incarnate spirits, as boots on the ground of planet Earth, to provide deeper answers to the mysteries they still struggled with.
Jung’s exhaustive works on ancient alchemy were his own attempts to advance the work of these esoteric practitioners. Jung grew the seed of alchemy into its rightful place, as the foundation of modern depth psychotherapy. What the alchemists had unknowingly projected onto matter, Jung clarified as the inner workings of the psyche, with all its alchemically active energetic processes.
When my first wife, Jeanne, left this world, she sent me a message to say a little prayer for her, that is, to use some of my energy to intend her own advancement (as described in The Book of Us*). Ironically, this has required my own personal evolution in order to address my deepest truths and wisely guide and release the fruits of our joint karma, our children.
My evolution serves Jeanne’s, just as her’s serves many. Jeanne has provided a vast amount of spiritual guidance on the evolution of love. This exchange between us is hardly a mercantile transaction; it’s a transaction of evolving love.
Evolving love must accept the relativity of any special relationship. We are more than a single lifetime. All of our loves from all of our lifetimes are equal parts of our wholeness. Isn’t God the ultimate oneness of everything? To prepare for that ultimate union, nothing that is can be denied equal love. Evolving love is the path of equanimity.
Our physical world is home to communication and interaction between many spiritual dimensions, replete with both incarnate and discarnate souls. Unresolved problems of former generations appear and reappear upon the human stage to further refine their prior tentative conclusions.
Currently, the world is facing the march of totalitarianism as the autonomy and integrity of nations are threatened. This is the energetic resurgence of a spiritual conflict unseen on this scale since WWII. The world is being challenged to reach beyond nationalist and isolationist attitudes and come together in actions of truth and loving compassion.
Our ancestors did the best they could in their time, but they are asking us now to advance love toward real solution. For this, we must rise to the heart, a step above our fixation upon our competitive solar plexus.
To come together, to face the truth, and to be willing to sacrifice our comforts for the greater good of the world is love’s collective challenge to us all now.
Love thy neighbor as thyself. Love thy enemy as thyself. The evil currently enacted before us is our greatest teacher. To placate was an old solution, which merely planted the seed of our present karma. Our teacher dares us to reach new heights of love now, or once again leave for tomorrow what could have been done today.
Though we are largely the boots on the ground of our multidimensional universe, we have the backing of our spirit companions and guides. As we advance the cause of love in our solid dimension, love is advanced in all dimensions of our interconnected, interdependent oneness.