Second-Chapter Lives pt2

Loehr-Daniels Life Reading Reports


Second-Chapter Lives


Part 2

by Helen Roberts


            “Second-Chapter Lives” are lives that Dr. John says provide the soul with the opportunity to complete unfinished business from a past life. Most lives will have some element of character building or some relationships that were also in a past life. On the other hand, each life will also have its own distinct purpose and set of relationships. Second-Chapter lives are unique in that their purpose is primarily to finish what was not accomplished in a previous life. They are like a second chapter in the same book. Although the setting has changed, the plot remains the same, with some of the same characters.


            In Part 1, we brought you the story of Randolph, whose life reading revealed a quick comeback from his death during World II. Randolph was a Japanese pilot whose life was cut short in combat during WWII. He is an airline pilot, continuing his interrupted career in flight with several of the same relationships as were in that last life.


Mortimer - Life Reading # 7091


            Mortimer also is in a second-chapter life, but not because his life was cut short by war. He got off on the wrong path. In this life, he is a young man in his thirties who has a deep spiritual thirst. He is single but has fathered a daughter who is precious to him. The mother – we call her Doris – was unhappily married when Mortimer met her. The two became very close. Mortimer wanted to end the relationship before it went too far, but he couldn’t abandon Doris. Two months after they met, the daughter was conceived.


            When Doris left her husband, she would not marry Mortimer. For several years it was very difficult for him. He did what he could to help his daughter and her mother: bought their home, paid their taxes, moved nearby to share parental responsibilities. At the time of his life reading, Doris had found a good man and Mortimer was celibate, but content.


            We find that Mortimer is in a cycle of lives purposed to develop spiritual qualities, but he detoured in his last life. The detour triggered a failure life, so the forces of this incarnation were set up to be a second chapter to the former one. The details surfaced in the life reading:


            Dr. John: Mortimer is an incarnation from the masculine half of his soul, and that soul is about three-eighths of the way through its Earth journeyings and its soul journeyings. This will place it well into the around-the midpoint third stage, a middle soul. Since approximately forty-five to fifty-five per cent or more of the actual incarnations occur in this around-the-midpoint classification, where the major learnings of life are undertaken and hopefully achieved, the Mortimer soul is now into the serious business of experiencing life as an earthling and not only coping with it but taking mastery of it.


            In this process, of course, he is developing certain spiritual qualities as well as earth abilities. This particular stage – and this involves several lives now with this emphasis – the soul is undertaking more of a religious development on Earth. Souls come from God, and in a manner have more of a spiritual nature as they just begin earthliving than they have around the midpoint. This is not simply that they lose their spirituality, but that the momentum and the focus of their consciousness must be placed upon earthliving for quite a while majorly, in order to achieve mastery of the lessons of that school. If one is taking serious courses in college, one cannot  very well spend a great deal of one’s time and attention and effort on something quite extraneous to those courses.


            This emphasis (ed.-on the spiritual nature) began in the second prior lifetime, which was in the 1700s in the masculine valence and set in Germany. The young boy was brought up in a Catholic family, and his church and religion was taken rather perfunctorily. But the influences to a deeper spirituality which were prevalent in some of the Protestant movements, especially the rather mystical movement, caught and stirred him.


            This was purposeful. The soul and the guides and teachers of the soul had planned to put that personal expression-point of the soul, that incarnation, into that setting for that purpose. So religion became more important to the young man. He was rather sensible about it, and did not become a ‘flaming evangelist,’ but did talk with his parents and several of his siblings of his new-found discoveries…


            The next lifetime was in the 1800s in India, again masculine. Here the setting had been chosen by the soul and its guides and teachers to advance in a more personal and more devotional manner this general spiritual urge. The young man here at an earliler age was exposed to a quality of devout living. His parents had it, and the young man chose at an early age to become the disciple of a holy man.


            The decision was not a climactic single experience, but an experience that extended over the period from when he was around seven years old to thirteen or fourteen. Then there was a strong psychological conversion experience, no peak moment in his decision. This proved to be somewhat of a weakness as well as a strength.


            At fourteen he realized the developing biological urges within him, and rather swung away from the idea of becoming the disciple of a holy man. He began noticing the girls. Well, he had been noticing them, and this is what stirred the forces within him, the vital life forces, which swung him away from his first purpose.


            Sometime in his sixteenth year he became married and fathered a daughter. But something went wrong in that experience. Actually, the thing that went wrong was that he had swerved from his real soul purpose in that life. This was not a soul purpose of great intensity, but it still was the major purpose for which that soul had incarnated at that time and place, The soul, not being fully wise and adept at handling a person of its own incarnation, did not manage that person well enough to keep it from that detour.


            But the zest, the zing and tingle, of married life departed. The soul was able gradually to regain control of the person, and to reinstate on deep levels the forces moving toward coming into the religious student state. So when he was about nineteen, he did withdraw from the marriage. He did not do so with the utmost of grace and honorableness. He really abandoned his wife and child. This did bother him, and it also bothered his guides and teachers and his soul even more. It also bothered his family, who helped the abandoned wife and child, and really turned against their own son.


            In short, it was a mess. Turning back to the original purpose was a good step, but the situation was really more than that with which the soul could cope at that time. Also, the spiritual progression had been flawed. So upon the serious counseling of the soul with its guides and teachers, who were quite understanding both of the detour and the good step taken in reestablishing the major purpose, counseled that the soul withdraw from that life.


            This is what I see and what I am shown as to the nature, the placement, and the purpose of the present person in the sequence of incarnations of this soul. Questions?


            Conductor:  Dr. John, does it often happen that there is a replica of the last life, one century following the next century like this?


            Dr. John: I believe we could say it happens occasionally. “Often” is a word of various connotations. But in one sense it can be said to happen often. Probably not more than a few times in any one soul’s total incarnations, but within a general framework the repetition of a past life purpose can take place either to further a progression that has been begun and can be continued in a similar life pattern, or to provide a correction for something which has gone sour or got off on the wrong track in the former life. These are not necessarily immediately successive lifetimes, but usually are.


            The Conductor asks if Mortimer has had past lives with his mother. The reply is that she was a sister in the 700s Germany life and volunteered to be the mother in the India life. This life, she again volunteered to be the mother to establish a religious setting and get him started on a religious tract. Next, the conductor asks about Doris, the mother of his daughter.


            Dr. John: There is a very interesting picture here. This soul had an incarnation in the 1800s in India as the sister to the then wife of the then incarnation of the Mortimer soul. The then wife was much too angry to come back now, and quite possibly will never again be in the Mortimer soul’s orbit. Her anger is her own problem and can help to hold her away and well it be so.


            But there was a karmic debt incurred, and the sister instead of the wife is here collecting it. She also was angry at the young man’s desertion of her sister, but that anger did not have the roots nor the intensity that the abandoned wife herself had. Also, the sister was of a little different temperament. So things worked around and forces intermeshed to bring her in now, not simply to collect the debt but to use that factor and the forces of that background in an interwoven way to accomplish certain good experiences in this incarnation for both souls.


            They probably will be together in a future life, quite possibly in a very, very happy marriage relationship. The abandoned wife, in her anger and turning away, has abandoned this possibility for herself, but the younger sister may very well win it and find it quite good. In the present life, I am told, they are handling the relationship quite well.


            Sometimes karmic debts are built up, but souls are not bill collectors. God doesn’t want souls to be doormats, but neither should they allow anger and bitterness to control them. In the case of the India wife, her hostility and lack of mercy has kept her from receiving her karmic debt.


            Dr. John tells Mortimer that his primary purpose is to bring more spiritual content into his earthliving, but that does not excuse him from taking care of his responsibilities. He is right to remain supportive to Doris and their daughter. He commends Mortimer for his actions thus far. Then the daughter’s name is given:


            Dr. John: This little one is the daughter who was left behind in the last previous life. Now that little girl did not have the feelings against her daddy that her mother had against him. She was young when he left, and she was well cared for and did not know want as she was being brought up and for the rest of her life.


            But she was made aware that her father left them and had gone away, and she used to wonder what he was life. She quietly picked up such information as she could about her daddy, and rather fantasied him as really a pretty nice man, and wished that she had known him. So the forces were set in motion for them to meet again, and to have a very fine relationship. Of course, the Mortimer soul is learning that there can be the inclusion of human ties, and human happiness in those ties, in a religious life. (7091)


            It is easy to see that multiple lives are a very strong factor in God’s system of justice. Randolph was able to complete in this life the forces that were cruelly cut short in his last life as a Japanese pilot during World War II. He is not only able to continue his love of flying, but also several of his relationships of the past life.


            Mortimer detoured from the purpose of this last life, but he is able to make up for the failure of that life in the present one. Not only is he paying the karmic debt he incurred when he left his wife and daughter, but he is fulfilling the longing of his daughter in that last life and continuing to add spiritual content into his earth lives.



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