July 30th, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Francis of Assisi.
It is true that when I died, my soul was very near the seventh
sphere soul condition. After long acquaintance with the spirit world,
I was forced to concede that many of my theological ideas were false.
But I did understand the spirit, the inner kernel, of the teachings
of the Master, and it was this that enabled me to overcome.
You are thinking now that you mischanneled this about my soul condition.
You don't see how it's possible for a spirit to get that far and
still have error in his or her beliefs. You are thinking that it
would have made more sense for me to have been nearer the third
sphere at death.
But that is not the way it it was, for once I made the radical
commitment to leading a life devoted to the Christ principle, I
spent every waking moment in prayer and sincere longing. I thus
accumulated an unusual amount of Divine Love. This process was greatly
accelerated because there were no earthly distractions whatsoever.
And in fact, that was my central message, to live a life completely
separated from the material world, and completely integrated with
the spiritual realm and God. So you can see that many years in that
way of living would necessarily bring a great soul development,
which I did possess, and therefore a great intuitive understanding
of Jesus and God.
My erroneous religious beliefs were things of my mind; in my heart,
in my deepest soul, I was on fire with the things of God. People
saw that. Some were threatened, and others were inspired. But it
was undeniable, and it was very much present to my contemporaries.
There have been those who have adopted a monastic life of poverty
and obedience, and who nevertheless did not have a soul on fire
with the divine things. But I had it in abundance.