There Are More Things in Heaven and Earth…

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    It took science to discover the patterns of the universe and learn how to use them for mankind’s progress. Yet, the most important discovery for humankind to make is still avoided by most scientists. We have explored the laws of the physical universe; now it is time to study the spiritual laws for mankind…

Rev. Dr. Franklin Loehr graduated in 1933 with a degree in chemistry, but returned to college a few months later to become a Presbyterian minister…When Franklin founded the Religious Research Foundation, its motto became “adding facts to faith...” 

By researching thousands of past-life recalls and thousands of the readings channeled to earth by our spirit guide, Dr. John Christopher Daniels, Franklin discovered both purpose and pattern to life on earth, along with spiritual laws that help us live our lives. The unique paths of thousands of souls revealed a grand design of human life…Every lifetime can (and should) be used for the growth of its soul. The soul must learn to take mastery of all phases of earth living. Furthermore, the soul must take mastery in terms of its own nature as a child of God. It is not enough simply to learn to survive on earth; the soul must survive in keeping with the values of God. 

Growth is the first, the foremost spiritual law that surfaced in the research...What takes one soul several lifetimes to learn may be learned by another soul in only one…Each soul (often with help) chooses its own unique pattern of growth. The growth of a soul is not like climbing a spiral staircase, with one life leading to the next step in growth and then to the next in an upward progression. The growth of a soul is more like putting together a jigsaw puzzle… 

I recently watched my daughter working on a very large puzzle with thousands of pieces. First she picked a color—in her case green for trees at the top right of the puzzle—and worked on that section for a while, then she picked another color—brown for a building in the lower center—and put that part together. On and on she went until all the sections were completed and the puzzle came together as a whole. This is the way the soul grows. First it will work on one area of its growth for a while, then leave that area and go to another. At the end of its incarnations the puzzle is ready to be put together as a whole. 

To illustrate, here is one soul and its incarnations over the past millennium…The Barbara soul took a variety of lives during this last millennium: three as a man, five as a woman, one in South America, one in Africa, four in Europe and two in America. The lives differed in income, responsibility, culture, climate and achievement. However, the earth lives had neither an upward nor downward progression… 

Karma is one important facet of the soul’s growth. It is the principle that whatever we do comes back to us—in this life or in another…This is true whether we treat others kindly or cruelly. Karma provides us with justice. The villain in one life will become the victim in another. But good deeds are also rewarded. The person we help in this life could be our benefactor in another…When an action causes a reaction that is not completed in one life, it becomes unfinished business for another life… 

Just as karma helps us grow, so do problems…Problems are signs of incomplete mastery of some type and the opportunity to do something about it. If you want to know your purpose in life, look to your problems. They are often the key to the growth you need in this life because they show an area in which you need to improve… 

This is not to say that all problems exist so we can grow. For many reasons, life can be difficult at times…Some people are jobless because of something they need to learn, but many of those who are pushed into the ranks of the unemployed are faced with a problem that was not created for the sake of their growth…It is not what happens to us that truly matters; it is how we handle it. Nothing outside us can interfere with our spiritual growth unless we allow it… 

Karma discourages wrong moves, and problems provide opportunities for growth, but these are not the only ways that the cards are stacked in favor of our growth…

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