Archive for December 20th, 2016

What qualifies a soul as a guide?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

QUESTION: Masters, having been told that my spirit guide was Marcus Aurelius (also said to have been my husband in that life) I wrote to you some years ago and had that confirmed. Thankfully, I have now managed to rid myself of this guide; but please could you tell me how anyone of his ilk could be set as a spirit guide to any soul, considering the level of war, slaving, persecution and greed his life entailed? It seems akin to Hitler or Count Dracula being put “over” someone’s spiritual development. ~Linda, Britain

ANSWER: The soul who spent a life as Marcus Aurelius has spent hundreds of other lives as all kinds of human beings, just as you have. When a soul decides to experience what society considers to be horrific, all that anyone comments on or remembers is the life that is contrary to what they think they would do under the same circumstances.

When you shared the planet with Marcus as his wife, you also shared all of his propensities for murder and mayhem. Does that make you understand him a little better? Both of you were experiencing lessons from personal characteristics you wanted to try out. You knew that you were not that personality permanently but only as you played that part. All souls are like actors and actresses – one role is as a deplorable creep and the next may be as Mother Teresa.

Souls come to Earth to experience negativity because that is the only place it exists. Once they complete that particular life and go back Home, they enter into unconditional love and no longer have any negativity in them. The soul who was Marcus is in your same soul group and you two have spent a number of lives together. Each of you has also stayed at home and been a guide for the other. It is only your current Earthly ego prejudices that cause you to have such a strong reaction to his presence.

The essence of all souls is the same. All were broken off from the unconditional love of Source and, being such a piece, have all of Source’s powers and abilities. You don’t remember this at first when you come into a body, and some never become aware during a lifetime if it involves mostly negativity. That does not change who they really are – a piece of magnificent, all-loving Source energy.

Earth, with its duality, is governed by ego judgment; everything is rated, graded, and judged. Spirituality, where all souls are essentially perfect and unconditionally loving, contains no judgment. Souls come to Earth either to experience evil themselves or to witness it being demonstrated by others so that they may not have to exercise it themselves.

Forcing human love

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

QUESTION: Masters I have three nieces and two nephews from my husband’s side of the family. I wish I could say I love them but I do not. I only like them a little bit of the time and I feel guilty about it. I feel like the children are indifferent towards me, there is no genuine affection. They only seem to care about the gifts we can buy. Sometimes I feel like their parents and their grandmother stands between me and the children, that way preventing us to bond. Is that a true fact? Can you please clarify the situation? I would love to have a caring and loving relationship with them as I see so many aunts saying they absolutely love their nieces and nephews. ~LíVia, Brazil

ANSWER: Why do you think you have to love them? Just because you have heard others love their relatives? You have no obligations toward them, nor they to you. Do you love every person that you have knowledge of in the world? Marriage does not convey love for relatives with the ceremony. It is a contract between the two spouses only.

Children of their age reflect what they are being told at home. Your husband’s family think you are not good enough for him and have nothing to contribute to the family. Therefore, they have instilled in the children that you are just something associated with their uncle, much like his work associates. Things will not change unless the children decide on their own that you are someone with whom they choose to share their lives.

You should not consider the actions of these people as any reflection on who you are as a person. Send them love and find someone else who needs your personal touch in their lives. Honor the fact that this branch of your extended family does not share your desires for connection and let them be.

If you crave having a close connection with more people, do volunteer work with needy people, seniors, sick and abused children, and those praying for human compassion. A person doesn’t have to be societally connected to you to become “family.”

Child’s lessons and parents

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

QUESTION: Masters my 13 year old son has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he has been on medicine for a few years, however it has quit working. He has so much anger and rage inside of him, I don’t know what to do. I pray for guidance and ask to be shown how to help him, but I am completely lost. He’s a A-B student and very intelligent, but he gets teased a lot because he has a speech problem. He doesn’t have many friends his age but adults love him for his ambition and insight. Any help and guidance that you can give me would be so very appreciated. ~Debbi, USA

[In compliance with US law, the Spirit Masters do not diagnose or prescribe for medical conditions. Their observations are spirit-based and concern life lessons. Readers may like to review details of the Masters’ booklet/ebook on healing.]

ANSWER:  Your son has chosen to experience very intense lessons in his early life. The anger he displays is not a result of the medicine’s failure. The medication put him into a state where he was unable to confront his sadness over the treatment he received from others because he was “dulled down” emotionally. He was aware unconsciously of everything that occurred, even though unable to interact with it, and it built to a boiling point.

Since the medication has ceased to suppress his emotional responses, he now explodes when he feels mistreated. The reaction of others to the insensitivity of his peers adds fuel to his rage because he feels they agree it is unfair.

He needs to find a way to channel this rage away from reacting to people around him. Playing to his talents, curiosity, and interaction capabilities with adults is one direction. Although he is young, he is not too young to work with others directed toward his interests. Encourage him to seek out like-minded individuals.

Continuing to work on his speech difficulties, while frustrating to him because he does not see the progress he envisions, will ease him into being less of a target for his thoughtless peers. Some of what you are observing is normal teenage angst but intensified by his medical condition.

Discussing his attitude with him will allow him to see how some of his reactions are adding to his difficulties, and a change in outlook could change how others have shaped his world.