Saelish Denies Reincarnation
In this mediated message, Saelish, an Assyrian spirit of old, denies reincarnation and learns of the way beyond the Sixth Sphere to the Celestial Kindgdom. More information on reincarnation can be found here.
Saelish, a Spirit of Old, Declares That There Is No Such Thing as Reincarnation
I AM HERE. Saelish.
When on earth, I was an inhabitant of the great empire of Assyria, of which Nineveh was the capital. I was not a king, but was one of a great king’s magicians or wise men. When I lived, I was a man of great influence and power in that kingdom.
I came tonight to tell you a great Truth in connection with the soul. As you may infer, when I lived, we knew nothing of the one and only God. We worshiped many gods, great and little, and believed that these gods could help or harm us, just as we deserved their help or their injurious workings. And, so, in their treatment of us poor mortals, our many gods sometimes came in conflict so that, at times, we hardly knew whether our gods were our friends or our enemies.
Of course, the help that we sought for was all of a material nature, for never did we think of help in the way of preparing us for a future life. We supposed that was only for those of us who, by our great achievements in battle or in intellectual pursuits, would become gods ourselves upon death. The poor, ordinary mortals were only intended to live the mortal life—at least during the incarnation that they then had. And their expectations were that, perhaps in some future incarnation, they might have the opportunity and the favors of the unknown gods so that they might become gods themselves.
This was the substance of the beliefs and hopes of the Assyrians at that time. And many millions died in that belief and are now inhabitants of the several planes of certain spheres of the spirit world. None of them has ever returned for a new incarnation, thereby starting on their way to becoming gods. And this is for the reason (which is sufficient to satisfy them sooner or later when they become spirits) that those men who they supposed had become gods when they died were in the spirit world—spirits themselves—and were not gods at all!
SO, YOU SEE, WHEN ONCE IT LEAVES THE PHYSICAL BODY, THE SOUL NEVER RETURNS AGAIN TO ANY PHYSICAL BODY, BUT CONTINUES IN THE SPIRIT WORLD TO EXIST AS A SOUL WITH A BODY OF SPIRIT FORM AND SUBSTANCE; AND NO SPIRIT HAS EVER EXPERIENCED THE SENSATION OF BECOMING REINCARNATED.
AND THIS IS THE TRUTH THAT I WISHED TO TELL YOU: THAT THE SOUL, WHEN ONCE IT LEAVES THE PHYSICAL BODY, NEVER AGAIN FINDS ITS HABITATION IN ANOTHER, OR THE SAME, PHYSICAL BODY, BUT FOREVER OCCUPIES THE SPIRIT BODY THEREAFTER, AND THAT IN THE SPIRIT WORLD ONLY.
WHEN A MORTAL DIES ON EARTH, SO FAR AS THE EARTHLY BODY BEING ITS HOME AGAIN IS CONCERNED, THIS BODY BECOMES A THING OF THE PAST. IT IS A MERE WAY STATION WHICH HAS BEEN LEFT BEHIND, AND IT WILL NEVER AGAIN APPEAR AS A STOPPING PLACE ON THE SPIRIT’S LINE OF PROGRESSION.
I thought it might do good for me to write this tonight, for it is the information from a spirit who lived on earth long years ago and believed in this doctrine of reincarnation, and who, during all the long years of its spirit life, has learned and experienced the truth that REINCARNATION IS A FABLE AND HAS NO REAL EXISTENCE.
No, the soul never retraces its steps or its methods of existence, for it never goes back from the spirit to mortal.
On the earth today, I know that there are thousands of mortals who believe in this doctrine of reincarnation, and many thousands more have died in that belief. Thus, many both live and die in that belief. And only when the truth comes to them do they realize that their belief was an erroneous one, and that they will never reach Nirvana by retracing their course of life through the physical body.
The soul never dies, but always lives. And whenever its position is such as to justify progression, it progresses.
I live in the Sixth Sphere, and am considered to be a very exalted spirit in my intellectual acquirements, and in my condition of freedom from sin and errors which belonged to me on earth, and which belong to every mortal. My happiness is very great and my home and surroundings are beautiful.
This sphere is a wonderful place, not only because of the surroundings and homes of the inhabitants but also because of the great mental and moral development of those who live in this sphere. No spirit who has not that development can live in this sphere, because of its unfitness.
Male and female spirits enjoy this wonderful development. Their intercourse in the intellectual things that exist in this sphere is free and frequent, and the interchange of thoughts brings much happiness and satisfaction.
We don’t know of any spheres beyond the Sixth, although we have heard it rumored that there are other spheres.
But we give little credence to these rumors because none of us—I mean the inhabitants of this sphere—has ever found a higher one, and many of us live in the highest planes of this sphere.
(Is there anything else you wish to tell me?) No, I have nothing else to write tonight.
(Well, what if I were to tell you that there is a heaven above your own where there is happiness and wisdom far excelling that obtainable in the Sixth Sphere?)
Well, of course, I can’t say that is not true, but I do say that you astonish me beyond all belief; for I cannot imagine that any spirit can make higher progress than we have made!
(The far greater happiness and wisdom that I am referring to comes only from God through prayer for His Divine Love. And it is very possible for you to obtain this Love and to become an inhabitant of God’s highest Kingdom, the Celestial Kingdom, if you will but pursue that prayerful Way and seek the guidance of the Celestial spirits themselves.)
Well, what you tell me surprises me, and I would like to investigate and discover the truth of the matter. But I don’t know how to commence such investigation, or where to start. Is it possible that you can show me the way in which I can commence this investigation?
(Well, the Celestial spirits always respond to a request for their presence and help if this comes from sincere longings of the heart. I would suggest, then, that you let your true heart’s desire go out to them for their help. Then, look about you. If you truly seek them in the way that I suggest, they will appear to your vision. And, once they have appeared, they will provide you with all the help and direction you will need to begin your investigation.)
I have done as you suggested, and I do see some wonderfully beautiful spirits. They seem to be so very happy, too, and interested in you. One says she is your grandmother, and she seems to excel the others in her beauty and brightness.
She says that she is very willing to start me in my investigation, and that she herself will tell me the great secret of the great progression that you speak of. And she adds that, if I will accompany her, she will commence at once.
And, while I write, there comes another beautiful spirit who says that she formerly lived in the Sixth Sphere, and lived there many thousands of years before I lived on earth. She says that she was an Egyptian and that her name was Saleeba, and that she is now an inhabitant of the Third Sphere in order to prepare herself for the great progression that she will make to spheres high above the Sixth. And she tells me that, after I have conversed with your grandmother, she will be pleased to talk to me and tell me her experience.
I will be with her, you may rest assured.
All this is so wonderful to me that I hardly know what to think or do! But I will try to find the truth of it, if it can be found.
So, I have written you a long time, expecting to enlighten and not be enlightened myself. And, now, I am so anxious for that enlightenment! I will say that I am glad I came to you, and good night.
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