The Padgett Messages tell how we must ourselves work at transforming
our soul from an image of divinity, to a divine soul in order to
be born again. And that the method by which this is achieved, is
the inflowing of the Divine Love, brought by the Holy Spirit in
response to fervent soul based prayer. Fine. But how long is this
New Birth going to take, and has anyone we know of done this, and
what might be the sign posts along the way? All very valid points.
If we are to commit the rest of our mortal life to this process,
surely you want to know that you are doing it "right"
as it were.
Well the celestials seem loath to take us very far on this quest.
They regularly tell us to not compare ourselves to others, and that
to simply take on faith that we are doing well. These things are
all very well, but I think one would not be human if you did not
want more specific advice. It should not be seen as a race against
anyone else, but my understanding is that we are supposed to complete
this process in a normal life span. Fortunately it does not have
to be completed while on earth.
It is clear that James Padgett did not complete this process while
on Earth. It is comforting to realise that he was able to complete
it within two years and three
months of his death, and possibly it was sooner than that. It
does not surprise me that James Padgett did not succeed while on
Earth, for a number of reasons. By his own admission, he was not
a particularly advanced soul, when he started, and he was not selected
for his innate "goodness". This
was confirmed by Jesus. Secondly, he only had 9 years to pray
for the love, and we know that his interest changed towards 1920,
so one does not know how committed he remained. And of course he
was about 62 when he started praying for the Divine Love, with a
lifetime of error behind him.
Dr Stone was
a very close friend of James Padgett, and was present during many
of the message-taking sessions. He finally passed over in 1967,
meaning that he had the opportunity to pray for the inflowing of
the Love, for some 53 years. He also started the process at age
38, quite a young age compared to many who have tended to have found
the messages at 50 or much later in life.
Well, Dr Stone never claimed to have been reborn of spirit while
on this earth, and we have only
recently heard from him about how he found his soul condition
after death to tell us how well he did. Curiously, by his own account
he did not focus on soul transformation during his life, but nevertheless
managed to pass into the Fifth Sphere.
Contrast that with Mother Teresa,
and Francis of Assisi both
of whom had an innate soul based understanding of, and very strong
unconscious desire for God's Love, yet no intellectual understanding
of it. Indeed both had false religious beliefs that hindered their
progression. However both truly walked the walk, and their soul
condition was as good as if not actually somewhat better than Dr.
Stone, at the time of their death. This indicates to me at least,
the value of walking the walk. And it confirms the value of a fervent
desire for soul union with God, even if unconsious. This is certainly
not a path that needs any ego.
Very recently Michael Mirdad has written a book entitled: "The
five stages of the soul transformation process". This book
sounded wonderful but sadly it's all about the natural
love path, in essence an ego path. No doubt that comment would
upset him, but the proof of that statement lies in the fact that
a true soul path can be followed by someone without any intellectual
(ego) understanding of that path.
In the last few years one individual
has come up with the idea that many of us are emotionally blocked,
and that this explains the reason, in his mind at least, why long
time followers of the messages are not more impressive individuals
when compared to mankind in general. I should point out that this
individual has not ever met on a face to face basis any of the folks
that he has so judged, so that should be taken into account. (And
I have met many, and formed quite the opposite view.) But it is
a good idea to consider anything that may assist our soul transformation
progress, rather than shoot the messenger.
This emotional clearing process seems to involve often quite traumatic
and cathartic interactions in a group scene, leaving the participants
in an elevated emotional state. Many do then experience a large
inflowing of Divine Love, which frankly is just what I would expect.
But it is the elevated emotional state, in my opinion, that brings
the inflow of Love, not the apparent removal of a blockage. And
to support my point, folks do not report that from that day on,
they have regular large inflows of Divine Love, as was occasioned
at that cathartic cleansing. (But one should also acknowledge that
it is the case that you often need to train your soul to reach out
to Father, and I can see how experiencing a number of such emotional
events might well work for some.) After spending some time studying
participant's reactions to this process, I asked for a message from
a celestial. As the message contained some personal details, it
will not be published, but the celestial concerned confirmed that
the notion of emotional cleansing being the key to soul transformation
is entirely false. Without foundation. The same celestial confirmed
that the message given to James Padgett to Pray, Pray harder, Pray
some more, and Pray harder again, is what will bring soul transformation.
The information was also provided that some "long time"
followers of the Padgett messages have not been diligent in their
prayers, and that they have not therefore seen the soul growth that
the elapsed time might suggest should have occurred. Of course this
is a major factor, and not something one can judge of another. For
myself I can however say I have spent ten years hard at it, and
seen some progress. But one of the points to note, is that this
needs to progress beyond simply the time one spends in soul communion
with Father, into it being a way of life. And the more one can do
that, the greater will be the progress - living the love.
Jesus tells us that he completed his soul transformation at
the baptism by John the Baptist. If that is correct, Jesus was
31. So, if one starts literally at birth, (and
there is evidence Jesus started before that) and is assisted
by God to avoid the hand-me-down "sins of the father",
and one puts a great deal of effort in via prayer, then that is
the potential "best case" time scale.
The problem is however, that a great many of us start this process
very late in life. And I make no bones about it, I was shown my
soul condition as I started out on this path, and I had a lot of
work to do to get back to square one. As a result I do not personally
expect to complete this process by the time I am 80, and will have
spent 25 years on the path.
What sign posts may we expect? Well now this is tricky ground.
For myself, I was gifted an ability to heal. Many will say: "That's
not rare". And they are probably right. All I know is that
one day I could not channel energy, and suddenly I could, and it
feels like being plugged into the mains, when I am the conduit in
a remote healing. I can also feel a great deal more peace in my
life. I recently went through a financial difficulty, which in the
past would have left me with sleepless nights. After all I had to
liquidate all my properties and go and live in rented accommodation.
But I know all will be well. Is that much to claim? Probably not.
I am not sure there is much more that I can point to personally.
I can claim, that a significant number of long time followers of
the messages that I personally know, and have interacted with, are
without a doubt the finest examples of mankind I have been blessed
to know. And that's impressive. But sadly not every such long time
follower meets that standard. So I guess its up to you, how fast
you will progress.
Of course we can complete this soul transformation after death,
and based on the examples of a number of individuals whose journey
was chronicled by James Padgett - Helen
Padgett and his own journey,
as also some whose journey out of the hells was
noted, we can see that it is possible to complete this very
fast in the Spirit Spheres. Curiously however, I now know of a spirit
teacher who has chosen to put his soul transformation on hold. Apparently
this is a contentious issue, but he states that his ultimate gain
will be the greater for spending time, potentially hundreds of years,
on a specific task, which in this case is the uplifting of this
planet. It seems discerning Father's Will in all things is ultimately
our only sure guide.