New birth

The Soul Transformation Process - achieving the New Birth on Earth

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. In point of fact I have recently discovered we do have a message with numerous insights:

The lack of love that is present within your soul and mind that causes you to doubt and fear, will be healed with such subtlety that it becomes absorbed by the greater presence of the love and the change will occur over a time, so that you may not even notice it. This change will become noticeable to you as you begin to feel free from the limitations of negative thoughts and feelings and you employ the qualities of love and faith more in your actions toward yourself and others. I say this to you so you may understand that this metamorphosis is a process that is not obvious by the observation of the mere five senses, it is a quiet process that only the soul of the child and the Father are aware of.

This continues:

Forbearance, tolerance, patience, mercy, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, hope, faith, joy and peace - these are the true qualities of the Love that become ours when we seek for It. There is no sadness or darkness. There is no sense of failure, for we are free to receive the blessed Gift of God’s Love. Free yourself into this newfound connection with God and let Him open your eyes.

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.

Many times over the last 16 years I have heard fellow travellers on the Divine Love path talk about soul expiation. I must confess I have not so far attributed any physical unease that I may have experienced to this, and as a result I have not explored this topic on this web site. But, in July 2016 we received a message through a friend of mine on this topic. This is the authority I wanted to raise the subject here. Soul expiation is the process of experiencing physical discomfort of some type as you receive more of the Divine Love. Its a spiritual cleansing. For a full discussion of this topic see what Seretta Kem has to say. 

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. And as the years roll by, the sensation of channeling energy becomes more intense. And yes I have heard of “miracles” that I believe I was associated with. 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. Jesus even stated in a message that there are no clear sign posts. Then he proceeded to define what it is like to be in the Fifth.

One of the signs of progress is the development of soul perceptions. This culminates in being able to operate purely out of “soul mind” as opposed to “material mind.” I don’t know anyone operating in that state permanently, but I do know two people who have experienced what it is like, and I am one of those. My experience happened without warning, and lasted 24 hours. It was very unsettling. I have written about it here.

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.

We have received quite a number of messages on the soul and the process of awakening it. 


Author Title Date of Message
Judas The Soul August 19th, 2001
Unknown Mind versus Soul, and current models of the mind. November 4th, 2001
Mary Divine Mind. May 16th, 2003
John Divine Mind Continued. June 8th, 2003
John Soul and mind. November 7th, 2003
Jesus True Soul Growth September 4th, 2009
Father the speed of your soul April 25th, 2012
Father feel your soul’s desires May 5th, 2012
Keea Atta-Kem How Divine Love changes the Soul. May 16th, 2016
John The difference between ego and soul. June 25th, 2016
Augustine The Mind or The Soul. July 10th, 2016