Solomon’s Spiritual Journey to Celestial Spheres
These two messages deal with Solomon’s spiritual journey to the Celestial Spheres. Helen also comments how racial color (Solomon was black on earth) has no influence in the spirit world where appearance is determined by soul development. For related information, go to this page.
Solomon Tells of His Position in the Celestial Spheres
I AM HERE. Solomon of the Old Testament.
(Why is it that you come to write to me tonight?)
Well, I was visiting the earth plane and happened to see the last two spirits visit you. I thought that I would do so also.
I know Paul and John and converse with them sometimes, but I do not live in as high a sphere as do they. Wisdom, which I was said to have had in a preeminent degree, is not the equal of Love in elevating a spirit in the Father’s Kingdom. And John and Paul are possessed of more of this Love than am I. Yet, I have great hope that someday I will get this great soul-filling Love to a degree that will enable me to live with them and the others of the followers of the Master. I mean his disciples.
I became a follower of the Master many years ago, and know that he is the only way to the Father. By that, I mean the Way which his teachings show is the only Way. I may seem a little surprising to you that I, said to have been such a wise and good man, am not as exalted as are the disciples. Well, while I lived and died many years before the disciples, and one would suppose that I made more rapid progress than they, yet, such is not the fact, because my progress prior to the coming of Jesus was purely intellectual; and, after his coming, it was a long time before I started on my soul’s progression. So, you must remember that a spirit who is called an ancient spirit does not necessarily mean that it is very highly exalted in the spheres. Prior to Jesus’ coming to earth, a spirit could only make intellectual and soul progress in the natural love, and then not higher than the Sixth Sphere of the Spiritual Spheres. But after his coming, and with the re-bestowal by God of immortality and the Divine Love on mankind, the ancients had the opportunity to make the soul progression which was intended, and which would enable them to ascend to the higher Celestial Spheres.
I would like to write more, but you are tired. So, I will say good night.
SOLOMON, THE WISE.
Mrs. Padgett Explains That the Soul’s Development Determines the Appearance of a Spirit,
Not the Racial Characteristics of the Earth Life
I AM HERE. Helen.
Well, sweetheart, you are tired and must not write much tonight for it will make you feel bad. So, after I tell you a few things, stop writing.
Well, I see you want to know if the spirits who wrote to you last night—I mean the disciples and Solomon—really wrote to you. I am glad to say that they did. They were whom they represented themselves to be, and you must believe.
After John wrote, I had a conversation with him. He told me that you are on the way to the Kingdom. He is so loving and so beautiful and seems so filled with Love that I really could not help but love him. But, yet, he is not so glorious as the Master. None are, for he is the one altogether lovely. But John is a wonderful spirit. He is interested in your work and will no doubt write to you at times.
(Did you speak with Paul as well?)
I did not talk to Paul, as he left just as soon as he stopped writing, but I will sometime when he comes to you, as he says he will.
(And how about Solomon?)
Neither did I talk to Solomon because he departed as soon as he had finished. You may think him a wonderful spirit in appearance because of the great number of years since he lived on earth. But the years make no difference in appearance. He looks as young as do your own band, though more beautiful and loving. He is not a spirit who has any of his racial appearance. But, as I have said, appearance is determined by the soul development, no matter what race one may have belonged to on earth.
When a spirit who was [black] on earth gets this soul development, he goes into that sphere which his development fits him for. And no distinction is made between spirits on account of what their race may have been on earth. When a spirit who was [black] on earth acquires this soul development, the color that distinguished him on earth leaves him, and he has the appearance which his soul development gives him. He is no longer [black] but a redeemed spirit, and has the color of one.
So, you see, the color of a mortal on earth does not determine his color in the higher spheres.
In the earth plane, the earth color clings to the spirit, and sometimes it is intensified. In fact, a purely white man may become very dark in that plane, and the [blacks] may become darker. As I have said, the condition of the soul determines the appearance.
So, the heaven of all races may be the same, provided that the individuals of those races obtain this Divine Love to the same degree.
How blinded we are on earth to the fact that all humans are God’s children, and all loved by Him just alike, no matter what their color or nationality may be!
Well, you must stop now. So, with all my love, I am
Your own true and loving HELEN.
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