What comes after death? An age-old question of mankind that was seldom answered in such clarity and so unambiguously as in this book.
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What should have been kept hidden from you
Life’s Gift of Grace.Where does the journeyof my soul go?
The Universal Spirit Is the Teaching of the Love for God and Neighbor Toward Man, Animals and Nature
1st Edition, 2010© Gabriele-Verlag Das Wort GmbHMax-Braun-Str. 2, 97828 Marktheidenfeld, Germanywww.gabriele-verlag.comwww.gabriele-publishing-house.com
Authorized translation of the German edition byGabriele-Verlag Das Wort GmbHThe German edition is the work of reference forall questions regarding meaning of contents.
Original German Title: “Reinkarnation. Eine Gnadengabe des LebensWohin geht die Reise meiner Seele?”ISBN 978-1-890841-64-5 (English Printed Edition)
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“Original Christianity – For or Against?” Under this title several Original Christians in Universal Life came together during the autumn of 2007 in a series of roundtable discussions to share viewpoints on current critical topics, such as: “Climate Disaster – Can This World Still Be Saved?” or: “Why Doesn’t God Intervene?” During the course of these roundtable discussions, to which Gabriele, the prophetess and messenger of God for our time, contributed significantly, light was shed on worldly events from the viewpoint of Inner Christianity, the Inner Religion of Jesus of Nazareth, which has nothing in common with the external power plays of the church empire.
During these conversations, the question came up about whether humankind has to presently bear the consequences for something that it brought on itself. This realization is far less surprising than the fact that so few people seem to realize that their destructive or indifferent behavior toward nature and their fellowman cannot remain without consequences. The apparently widespread “devil-may-care” attitude bears witness to a fatal lack of insight into the spiritual correlations, above all, concerning the meaning of human life and its origin and goal. Here, important spiritual knowledge was kept from the people, which Jesus of Nazareth, building on the teachings of the great prophets of the Old Testament, brought to this earth.
Gabriele summarized a significant part of this knowledge in the following sentence:
And we sense that we are not from this world, but that the world is merely a transit point for each one of us, whether a beggar or a king. We sense that we come from the Kingdom of God and through Christ, through His deed of redemption, we will return to the Father’s house, to our true being, as pure beings of love from God.
What happens after a person’s physical death? Can a person’s soul incarnate again – under which circumstances and with what goal? And how did the knowledge about life after death, about karma and reincarnation, disappear from the Christian western world? Particularly in view of the worldwide climate disaster, these fundamental questions of humankind are of existential significance – because they are decisive for our attitude not only toward our own life, but also toward the life around us.
The following text consists of the edited highlights of two roundtable discussions on the topics “Life After Death” and “Reincarnation.” A continuous text developed from the contributions of the participating Original Christians, which draws the reader into a lively conversation, during the course of which all important questions are not merely touched upon but – through the wide-open consciousness of Gabriele – are uniquely deepened.
Marktheidenfeld, Germany, April 2008
Verlag DAS WORT
Before I came into this earthly life,I was shown how I would live it.There were troubles; there was grief,There was misery and the burden of suffering.There was the vice that was to seize me,There was the delusion that captivated me.There was the quick rage, in which I rampaged,There was hatred, arrogance, pride and shame.
But there were also the joys of those daysFilled with light and beautiful dreams,Where neither lamentation nor vexation exist,And everywhere the fount of gifts flows free.Where love gives the bliss of letting goTo the one still bound in the garment of earth.Where the one who escaped human painThinks of high spirits as a chosen one.
I was shown the bad and the good,I was shown the fullness of my failings,I was shown the wounds that ran with blood,I was shown the angels’ helping deed.And as I so beheld my life to come,I heard a being ask the question:If I dare to live this life,For the hour of decision was at hand.
So once more I weighed all the bad.“This is the life I want to live,”My answer resounded strong and decided,And I quietly took on my new fate.And so, I was born into this world,So it was as I entered a new life.I don’t lament when often I’m not glad,For I affirmed it when not yet born.
(Unknown: attributed to Hermann Hesse)
Many people don’t even ask this question anymore. They are satisfied with the fact that their parents procreated them and that they now have to struggle through life, without thinking much about the meaning of this life. They want to be successful and enjoy life as much as possible. Everybody has to die someday. And what comes afterward remains a mystery for most people, if they believe at all in a life after death.
Where does this indifference and deadening of the senses come from? – Were the answers from the churches to such moving questions about life so unbearable that people preferred not to know anything more about where they come from and where they are going? According to church doctrine, a person’s soul comes into existence during procreation. How this soul then develops is decided during the course of a relatively short life on earth. If the child was baptized into the church, then everything seems to depend on whether it follows church doctrine as an adult and receives the sacraments given by the priests. If it doesn’t, the soul is threatened with eternal damnation.
Any one who does not accept the whole of the Church’s tradition, both written and unwritten – anathema sit.
And according to Catholic doctrine someone who is “excommunicated” lands in the eternal fires of hell:
…The Holy Roman Church, founded through the word of our Lord and Redeemer, firmly believes, confesses and proclaims that no one outside of the Catholic Church, neither pagan nor Jew, nor non-believer or one separated from the unity will take part in eternal life, but will rather fall victim to the eternal fire, which is prepared for the devil and his angels, if before his death he does not join it (the church).
And even if we don’t take this incredible threat seriously, the idea that 70 or 80 years on earth should decide about all of eternity is absurd. It is just as absurd as the theory that an immortal soul is created by mortal parents.
The teaching of reincarnation is much more enlightening. The belief in rebirth is as old as mankind. According to the psychologist C. G. Jung, it belongs to the “archetypes” of human knowledge. More than half of all mankind consider the law of cause and effect and the idea that a human being can incarnate several times as a totally natural thing. These concepts can be found in all cultures – not only in the East, for example in Buddhism and Hinduism, as many people think. The so-called Christian churches condemn reincarnation as an eastern teaching, yet, the meditation techniques of eastern religions are included in their institutional practices!
This is a false claim on their part. The concept of reincarnation was part of Greek philosophy, with Pythagoras and Plato; it was present in Egypt, and throughout history there were and are great minds, writers and thinkers, who, as a matter of course, assume that we may often live on earth in order to purify ourselves. At the time of Jesus, the concept of reincarnation was also found in Jewish popular belief.
The Jewish religion scholar Shalom Ben Chorin writes:
Apparently the concept of reincarnation was a popular belief in Judaism at the time of Jesus … So people thought Jesus was one of the old prophets who had come again (Lk. 9:8;19) In the Talmud odd notes can often be found that imply a belief in a journey of the soul or reincarnation, for instance, the remark: ‘Mordecai, that is Samuel.’ Here it wants to say that the Jew Mordecai, the uncle of Queen Esther, was a rebirth of the prophet Samuel.
During the time of Early Christianity, in numerous scriptures passed from hand to hand, the concept of reincarnation was assumed as a matter of course.
In the “Pistis Sophia,” for example, one of the apocryphal gospels, Jesus says – in connection with the return of a soul from the beyond in a human body – that the soul drinks from a “cup the drink of forgetfulness.”
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