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Beliefs on suicide

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

QUESTION: Masters why is suicide so stigmatized? I feel that it is a choice like any other and that the feeling that it is something bad has been built culturally. I feel it’s just a way to go home early. ~Cristhiane, Brazil

ANSWER: Suicide is stigmatized because it diminishes the population. Society wants to encourage a healthy, productive mass of people who are available to take care of all the needs of others. Suicide is also a choice made by some people when they do not want to be controlled by others. If a person thinks they can end their worries and difficulties by ending their own life, then there is no permanence to the control one has over another.

The first edicts against suicide came from land owners and religious organizations. No one could read or write, so they learned everything through their churches and their bosses. These owners and controllers wanted to have absolute power over the behavior of those under them.

The only life solution they wanted the populace to see was the promise of salvation made to the peasants if they worked hard, did as they were told, and clung to the belief in going to heaven. Suicide sent them to hell, they were told (and also lost land owners a good working hand and churches a willing congregant).

To some it was merely a property issue: alive, they owned you; dead, they lost your services. So, suicide became outlawed. Society blamed the one who wished to end their own life and gave the family the responsibility to make sure none of their members took the easy way out. By promising a heavenly reward, the churches wanted to be the ultimate salvation for the wretched lives people were leading. The punishment for suicide was eternal damnation.

When you remove the influence of the rest of the society sharing this lifetime with you, you have the only real answer. You have freedom of choice to come and go as your soul desires. In the spiritual sense, nothing is considered to be right or wrong.

About karma

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

QUESTION: Masters I notice how there are still limiting religious beliefs in me, socially, culturally, and so on. It seems that I have rare glimpses of feeling like a free soul from the source. It is very difficult to be in a dual reality. About Karma, it would be a law of this planet that would bring us back to be born here on Earth to solve or Karma would be a kind of awareness of what we did “wrong” with someone or something and would leave us guilty to the point of returning here to Earth and try to dissolve this energy? ~Sérgio, BRASIL

ANSWER: It is your belief system that causes you to ask about karma since it is the negative controlling factor in many societal and religious beliefs. The reality in which a human soul spends their time on Earth is created by what they accept as the beliefs they wish to follow.

Belief systems are first established unconsciously by those training you about living. They are your parents, teachers, religious icons, and society in general. You start believing the rules those around you think are mandatory. You don’t even think about whether they apply to you as you become one of the sheep being directed through life.

What most humans do not recognize is the fact that they can change their beliefs at any time. Just because the world may say the sky is pink, you don’t have to accept that if you “know” it is blue. Constantly examine why you behave the way you do. Is it because you choose to do something in a particular way or because the “world” does things that way and you think you have no choice?

Karma is a concept, a belief system, a negativity found only on Earth within its duality. When you leave the duality, there can be no karma because it is a negative punishment belief. You are punished for something you have done while within the negativity of the duality.

Guilt is a life lesson. If you have studied it, by experiencing it, you do not have to relive it in another life unless you wish to explore more complex issues of guilt. A human incarnation is undertaken for the benefit of an individual soul. What happens in an interaction with another soul does not enforce a duty upon the acting soul. You don’t owe them anything because they are just doing their thing like you are. You may never share a human existence with that soul again.

All the choices about a subsequent life are decided by the soul. They have no obligation to revisit anything they have done before or to continue on with a lesson they have not understood. Karma does not exist for a soul unless they choose to create a required response to something they have done in the past.

Cut loose from the beliefs that do not assist you with your desired lessons. Seek to live in positive, loving energy. If you find yourself doing something and don’t know why, stop it and reconsider the reason. You always have choices.

Spiritist doctrine

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

QUESTION: Masters, When I was younger, Allan Kardec’s spiritist doctrine became very present as a form of religious study. Today I think, is it all an absolute truth? For example, would suicide really be a crime against one’s own life and the spirit would go to the city of the “Umbral” (lower astral city)? Or would the soul only free itself from the density of the physical body and be free? If we create our reality all the time, do these religious beliefs influence us when we accept it as truth, right? Could you talk about this, please!? ~Sergio, Brazil

ANSWER: Spiritism is a philosophical religion based on the writings of the French educator Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail, who used the pen name Allan Kardec. His doctrines dealt with the connection, in his reality, between the physical and nonphysical elements in his accepted universe. He related that the soul, as we know it, came to Earth (or incarnated) in order to understand humanity and therefore be enriched.

What a soul faces, when having a human experience, has to do with what they accept as their own reality. Each soul creates an illusion of life by the belief systems they choose to accept to rule and control their life. These beliefs generally come from things that others have accepted and then have persuaded the soul to accept as the way to exist.

The only place where negativity exists is on the surface of the planet Earth. Once leaving the human physical, a soul cannot experience negativity or “bad” things. They return to an essence of unconditional love. A suicide separates the soul from the physical form and frees it to enter the unconditional love where negativity is banned.

When you accept and/or follow the doctrines, beliefs, or dictates of a group, religious or otherwise, they influence you only as long as you continue to keep them as part of your reality. If you want to change to a conflicting belief, they disappear unless you return to them later.

What you should do is not accept anyone else’s ideas about your life unless they feel good to you and resonate with your energy. When you adhere to another’s beliefs, you are giving them control over you. Always take responsibility for your own power by examining how the ideals of others impact you.

On a spiritual path nothing is right or wrong. It is a series of tasks that allow you to see what you can learn from using or observing how your life is directed by your choices. All the choices are yours. Don’t be afraid to try out various directions until you find something that satisfies your thirst for knowledge and understanding.