Category Archives: Achieving Peace of Mind

We have a little catching up to do

Somehow, in all the thousands of words I have written about our spiritual companions, I have failed to communicate the vital importance of acknowledging your spiritual teammates and understanding the vital role they play. These are the only spiritual beings who are helping you. The rest of the crowd are merely observers who get triggered whenever you attempt to change anything.

There are very few spiritual practices that recognize the important role that spirit guides, guardian angels, and spiritual teammates play in helping you achieve success. Spiritual Rescue Technology has only recently begun to understand that recognizing and acknowledging these helpful beings is far more important in the long term than spotting and handling disrupting beings.

Historically, most religions, including Scientology, viewed spirits as a problem to be removed as quickly as possible and gave them names such as body thetans, demons, or unclean spirits and viewed them as the primary source of evil impulses in mankind. They ARE the primary source of evil impulses, but putting your attention on sources of evil rather than creating sources of sanity and reason can fixate you on lower tone levels and prevent you from ever achieving a higher state of awareness.

It is easy to get distracted by worries and body problems and handling them spiritually in some cases, but the only long-term hope you have is to validate the spirits who are helping you and guiding you through the problems of everyday life. These are the spirits who give you the confidence to stand your ground when other people are determined to submit to evil or take the easy way out of some moral crisis.

These spirits gave you the courage when you stood up for what was right by giving you certainty instead of weakening your resolve. Each time they did this, you emerged stronger, regardless of the outcome of that particular incident. When you don’t have spirits helping you, the uncertainty and fear of the people and spirits surrounding you will overwhelm you because you will feel you are trying to succeed on your own against overwhelming odds.

If you do not recognize those who are helping you, where do you get your feedback from to guide you toward successful actions? If you consider that it is you against the world, what actions will point you toward success, and how will you know you are achieving it? Only when you develop trusted friends will you get advice that is worthwhile. And how do you develop trusted friends? By being someone who is worthy of trust.

So, here is the ultimate question, how do you become trustworthy? It starts by being and operating in the present moment and not in the past. If you can be here now, you will see what is happening and can evaluate it for what it is. If you have unhandled past incidents, every action by others has the potential to throw you into the past with all of the pain and unhappiness that occurred back there. If your spiritual companions have unhandled past incidents, every action can trigger them, and they will take control or distract you and prevent you from doing what you intend to do.

Let’s take an example from life. You meet someone for the first time, and you both are favorably impressed with each other. They suggest a possible personal or business relationship, and you eagerly agree to their offer or are immediately suspicious of their offer without really examining the situation further. A few days later, you are wondering why you made the decision because they are not who you thought they were. If this has happened to you more than once, you can be sure you have spiritual companions whose past experiences are influencing you and affecting your judgment. Love at first sight and hate at first sight, are strong indications that you have spiritual companions affecting your ability to see what is there in front of you.

Trusted spiritual companions can be developed over time as they prove their worth by what they do for you. At the same time, you will need to be worthy of trust yourself, and this happens when you recognize and acknowledge your spiritual teammates for everything they do. Fortunately, this ability is not that hard to develop once you begin to recognize that some of the thoughts you are perceiving are not yours.

The starting point for this self-discovery is to learn to meditate and persist in meditating until you achieve stillness and begin to recognize that there are other beings seeking to communicate with you. Once you truly understand that you are not the only source of the thoughts that impinge upon you, you can begin to discover which of these beings are willing to help you and which of them are stuck in past incidents.

Then you can start the long but satisfying process of recruiting and rewarding spiritual teammates and the necessary actions of setting troubled beings free. The balance you strike between these two actions will determine how quickly you achieve success in life.

If this makes sense to you, and you need assistance in getting started, send me a text at 540-320-6852, and lets talk further.

David St Lawrence
srtcounseling@gmail.com

Spiritual teammates are the only spiritual beings who are helping you.

The rest of the crowd are merely observers who get triggered

whenever you attempt to change anything.

APPLYING SPIRITUAL RESCUE TECHNOLOGY TO FAMILY SITUATIONS

As we become aware of spiritual beings, we also become aware of their influence upon us. If we address this situation through counseling and meditation, we take control of our lives and eventually arrive at a state where our responses to the material world are increasingly rational and positive. This can change our relationship with those close to us in ways we may not expect, as their spiritual companions will sense a difference in our behavior and be triggered into unexpected action. Our changes in behavior can act as a breaking of fundamental agreements on how life works. Our desirable changes can look like heresy to those whose ideas are rooted in historical views.

Suppose your view of life involves stable concepts like Heaven and Hell and original sin and redemption through worship. In that case, it can feel like a betrayal when more adventurous members of the family discover past lives and carry on conversations with departed relatives and other disembodied spirits. This sense of betrayal is magnified by the reaction of the spirits who accompany you through life as they have many lifetimes of punishment for heresy.

Heresy is any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs, in particular the accepted beliefs of a church or religious organization. The term is usually used in reference to violations of important religious teachings but is also used of views strongly opposed to any generally accepted ideas.

I have been doing spiritual counseling for about 40 years, and I have always encountered some people who did not want to hear about my latest discoveries. However, it took me by surprise last year when some of my relatives by marriage accused me of dealing with demons because I could not give them satisfactory answers about my observations of spiritual matters.

They decided to cut contact with me, and I have been estranged from them for almost a full year. I shrugged it off and let the matter slide and hoped that they might wake up and eventually change their minds. It has not imposed a hardship on me, but I recognized that the situation was non-optimum as families survive better when all members operate in harmony.

In the process of writing my new book titled, Managing Your Spiritual Teammates, I realized that what was happening in our family was being repeated on a wider scale all around the planet. People were being estranged from other people because of restimulation that was not being addressed by churches or society in general. A course of action like a choice of career or religion can trigger negative responses from the beings surrounding other people you are close to. If your choice is opposed to generally accepted ideas, it can seem like heresy to those you know.

These family members were being restimulated by my actions of talking to spirits and were being influenced to separate themselves from us by the actions of their spiritual companions. My cheerful heresy was actually contributing to the prolongation of their upset.

Since I could actually perceive these upset spiritual beings, I decided to take responsibility and see what I could do to ease their distress. My realization was that I was actually contributing to the dwindling spiral of my extended family members by not addressing and handling the source of their upset.

I began by putting my attention on one of the upset family members and looked to see who was the actual source of their suspicion about my spiritual activities. I immediately contacted a cluster of defrocked priests who were making amends for their earlier sins by protecting this family from the heretical activity of my involvement in non-approved spiritual activity. These beings could only approve spiritual activity as guided by an ordained priest in accordance with established church doctrine. There could be no traffic with ghosts.

I was able to acknowledge them for their efforts to help this person, and after only a few minutes of communication, they realized they were ghosts themselves, and they vanished from my view.

My feelings toward this family member changed at the same moment, and any resistance I had to approaching him and mending fences disappeared. I decided to continue the action with other estranged family members and see if I can repair the rift in a similar fashion.

I hope to organize some process steps to make the handling of perceived heresy easier for others who follow. Stay tuned for further developments.

Article Three – Continuous Restimulation On A Prison Planet

I’m sure you have heard that Earth is a prison planet, and I feel that this is true since, in 40 odd years of spiritual counseling, I have never encountered a rebuttal to that story. Instead, I keep running into spirits who have been sent here as expatriated criminals from other civilizations. Most of these spirits seem to have been implanted and so reduced in awareness and capability that they are no longer capable of running a body. Instead, they seem to flock around beings who are running bodies and act as observers and occasionally as spirit guides or guardian angels. Those of you who are reading this article are among the fortunate few who still retain enough personality to run a body and behave as a human being while accompanied through life by a horde of discarnate spirits.

As I mentioned earlier, this horde of spirits is composed of disorganized observers and occasionally some organized spiritual teammates. If you are engaged in interesting activities, you tend to attract beings who have expertise in these activities. If you are organized and pursue these activities, you will find that you get better and better at carrying these activities out. Essentially, you have learned to get your spiritual teammates working in harmony. If you manage your spirits well and acknowledge them for what they do, you continue to accumulate helpful spirits, and your career continues to achieve new heights.

However, you are still surrounded by a planet full of broken spirits who have been punished severely and still carry the effects of overwhelming incidents which act as hypnotic commands. These spirits are attracted to individuals involved in violence and destructive acts and get thrown into their own past incidents and amplify the lower emotions that trigger them. For example, dead warriors who were betrayed and slain will bring their ferocity to someone who is being betrayed by someone they trust. With so many broken beings present on this planet, it is no wonder that wars break out and cities burn at the slightest provocation.

In Scientology, there is this concept of a reactive mind which contains painful incidents that have a command value when they are restimulated. This concept has some worth, but it doesn’t go far enough because it is based on the idea that a person has only one spirit to contend with. In reality, we are affected by the painful incidents of ALL of the spirits who surround us, not just our own painful experiences. When we encounter a horrifying scene, it not only restimulates our own experiences with horror, this horrifying scene triggers all of the beings in our vicinity who have experienced similar horrors. Since there are hundreds of spirits observing us at any given time, you can see that we live in a spiritual minefield. Any harmful act generates shock waves of restimulation among all of the spirits exposed to the act.

These shock waves are not limited to line of sight. Telepathic communication reaches far beyond the horizon and affects people thousands of miles away. If the communication is calming and peaceful, harmony results. If the communications are shocking and horrifying, fear and loathing spread throughout the land even before the media catches wind of the activity and spreads the word.

If you look at this planet and its hordes of discarnate and broken spirits, you would not be wrong if you compared it to a primitive madhouse because bad news ripples across the planet on an hourly basis. The traditional way of keeping the planet under control is by the use of force.

There have been some efforts to set up safe zones and peaceful enclaves, but these keep getting overthrown by the sheer mass of restimulated people acting irrationally.

If you do not avail yourself of the help your spiritual teammates can provide, you will find that trying to survive as a solo player is a losing game. If we recruit and manage spirits and thrive and share our successful actions with others, we may have a chance to reverse the dwindling spiral of life on this planet, at least. If we learn how to thrive and do not share what works with others, we distance ourselves from them and become the targets of envy. Like crabs in a bucket, people with upset spiritual companions don’t want other people to have peace of mind which is something they don’t have. Only when we can all have the means to ease the torment of our spiritual companions will we be able to go free.

At various times in our planetary history, we have been advised to love one another and avoid hating each other, but these times have been few and far between. The advice is true, and the sentiment is valid, but a lack of knowledge of the trap we are in makes it difficult to maintain that attitude against overpowering numbers of restimulated beings who keep restimulating each other in an unending cycle of rage and fear and despair.

If people are attacked by a swarm of invisible gnats, their irritation is directed at each other because of actions that are visible and obviously irritating. Once the source of the irritation is known, there is a chance that attention will be directed to the actual source of pain and discomfort, and people might work together to end the problem once and for all.

If people can truly understand the source of their unending fear and upset, there is a chance that cooperative action can result, and people could work together to achieve peace of mind. The current state of confusion regarding the effects of our spiritual companions makes it easy to target each other as the reason for our current state of unrest.

When we can perceive spirits reacting to our words and actions, it becomes quite real that we are causing the effects we do not want to see. If we also know how to free the spirits from the incidents that they are still trapped in, we stand a chance of freeing them and ourselves from their compulsions.

A very few of us know how to do this and have slowly learned how to teach others, but until we learn how to do this on a massive scale, we are going to continue our slide down the dwindling spiral of life. It is not enough to know how to free other beings. We must learn how to disseminate this knowledge so that it will not be lost again.

An important part of this effort is to use the knowledge ourselves and prosper so that we set an example of what can be done by working with spirits. People are much more likely to believe you if you can demonstrate your powers before trying to share your knowledge. If people can see someone change their personality and their future simply by addressing the concerns of their spiritual companions, this could create a shift in attitude that could permeate the entire civilized world.

People instinctively want to be free, and if this becomes an achievable possibility after all these millennia of false solutions, the idea may take root and flourish even in the hostile environment of present-day earth.

It all starts with recognizing our kinship with all spiritual beings. At some level, we recognize our kinship with the life force that surrounds us, so when we actually learn how to work with each other for our mutual benefit, we will truly begin to move back up the spiral of life to a more active role in the creation of a bright future.

As long the overwhelming percentage of spirits on this planet are trapped in the past, it will be difficult for many of us to operate in the present moment. Setting beings free from past mistakes and harmful actions is a huge job but must be done for the rest of us to enjoy our freedom. Only when the majority of beings on this planet are operating in the present moment will we have lasting peace.

I feel it is achievable if we understand that continuous restimulation is the enemy of all that is good and worthwhile. Understanding and dealing with that situation will take time, but it is one of our highest priorities.

What part of that challenge are you willing to accept?

Article Two – Avoiding Continuous Restimulation as A LifeStyle

This is part two of a three-part series on continuous restimulation. I discovered even more recently that some individuals are avoiding continuing restimulation by how they live and act. They choose a lifestyle that keeps them from being restimulated without knowing what it is they are avoiding! In other words, their lifestyle is not just a choice to live peacefully and modestly; it may be a deliberate choice to avoid being thrown in jail or being punished.

Some of these people have never done anything wrong this lifetime, but they or their spiritual companions have repressed memories of earlier lifetimes spent in prison or worse environments, and these memories are vivid enough to keep them living quietly and out of harm’s way for an entire lifetime. Certain religions use this fear of eventual punishment to mold behavior among the faithful. They can even invent a demonic influence like the devil to reinforce the edicts of the religion.

I was never punished severely as a child, but in my younger years felt a compulsion to be law-abiding and very careful not to break any rules I was aware of. This behavior often put me at odds with my schoolmates, who seemed to lack any of the fears I so keenly felt when they would suggest mischief. There were times when I could overcome these fears and act as rashly as my peers, but they were few and far between. Much later, when I received past life auditing, I realized where these fears came from, and these fears were well-deserved.

On the other hand, if you are your spiritual companions have past lives full of enforced obedience and boring conformity, you may find yourself acting compulsively to encourage independent thinking and non-conformity. If your past life experiences involved living under constant domination and thought control, you might find yourself compulsively pushing the limits this lifetime on all aspects of your social behavior.

Another way that past life restraints can influence your this lifetime behavior is through the relentless exhibition of behavior traits you or your spiritual companions were not allowed in your past lives. This can show up in many delightful or mysterious ways. I know of someone whose last lifetime included some truly awful experiences. This lifetime the person decorates their living space in innumerable small ways that I find charming but have no equivalent urge to duplicate. There is no space in the person’s home that does not contain some tiny figurine that evokes an image of past beauty.

I discovered that I have a different but related behavior. I respect order in many things but cannot keep my desk and workspace clean. Every time I seek to clear away the piles of completed work, I find myself plunging into a new and vital project. I groan and push the completed paperwork and other remnants aside, and lay down a new layer of work to do. This has been going on for many years, and though I make mighty strides to organize and create new workspaces, I somehow cannot maintain an empty desk with just a keyboard and a few pens on it.

While writing this series of articles, I realized that a clean desk bereft of any work in progress is restimulative to my spiritual companions. When the desktop seems to be approaching a clean state or at least becoming visible again, someone gives me a huge shove, and I think of a vital project that has been hanging fire and must be started immediately.

Writing this article is very much like a session in that it is composed of contributions from my spiritual teammates. They have been addressing this issue of continuing restimulation from several angles, and they finally spotted that my behavior regarding work on my desk is a prime example of avoiding restimulation by keeping the desk covered with work in progress.

When I try to recall the original incident, I get an image of endless workspaces with overseers assigning workloads capriciously and endlessly. The incident is not mine but belongs to one of my beings who suffered from this situation, and he is saving me from that life by making sure I keep my desk covered with work in progress. Discovering this history has been a huge relief, and I now realize that I can clean or not clean my desk and feel good about the decision either way.

The effort to show that I was working by piling up unfinished work and unused tools had spread to my entire office and made it hard to navigate. Now the pressure to clean up is off, as is the resistance to cleaning up, and I can take a more rational look at my office and decide what I really want to do with it this month.

Avoiding restimulation through your lifestyle is almost as bad as experiencing restimulation through your lifestyle. Either way, you are under a compulsion of some sort and are not able to exercise your free will. If there is anything undesirable in your life that resists change, you might want to check and see if continuous restimulation is involved. Now that I have had a chance to see my own involvement in this kind of activity, I am in a better position to help you if you need it.

If you feel this article applies to you, feel free to text me at 540-320-6852 for assistance.

David St Lawrence

Everything You Do or Experience Is Restimulative – To Your Spiritual Companions

(Part One of Three articles on Continuous Restimulation)

Article one – Continuous Restimulation – What Is It Like?

This is part one of a three-part series on continuous restimulation. I discovered very recently that some individuals are subject to continuing restimulation because of what they do or are exposed to. By continuous restimulation, I mean these individuals are subjected to a pattern of environmental stimulation that persists unnoticed for many years and causes damage to the person’s body and mental processes.

The mechanics of this restimulation are quite simple, but the effects can be incredibly complex. Restimulation occurs when something in the environment approximates the sensory content of a buried incident containing pain and unconsciousness. When this occurs, the incident is revived, and the emotional and sensory content of the original incident can overwhelm the individual and exert control over their thinking and actions. When restimulation occurs, the person affected acts as though they were under hypnotic control and will act as though the incident is happening again.

And now, for the most important part, you need to know that restimulation affects not only you and your body but it affects your spiritual companions also. All of the discarnate beings who accompany you through lifetime after lifetime are as subject to this restimulation as you are, and there can be thousands of them who are aware enough to be affected.

So, how does restimulation become continuous?

Let’s start with a simple example: You are driving through an intersection, and someone is not paying attention and smashes into your car. You are thrown around but not injured, and you finally make your way home. The next time you drive through that intersection, you experience a moment of fear and upset as you cross the intersection, even though there is no car coming at you, and you may relive the incident again. If you are in relatively good shape and this was your first accident, this will probably fade in time, and after a few years, you will drive through the intersection and barely tremble.

If you were badly injured in the accident, your memory of the accident might not fade, and you may never feel safe driving your car again and may never want to pass through that intersection even when someone else is driving.

You have spiritual companions who have died in similar accidents, and they may get upset whenever you approach that intersection where you had your accident. They may be so upset that they will prevent you from ever driving again by creating so much fear that you can never take the wheel again.

To add to the matter, if you die in this auto accident, you will have added another painful incident to the collection of incidents you and your spiritual companions have collected through many lifetimes, so when you return in another body you may find that you have no interest in driving a vehicle again, ever! You will find yourself resisting driver education classes and will happily take the bus and public transportation forever.

Now let’s look at this phenomenon from the viewpoint of a person who has never had an auto accident and has never driven a car. He or she has no history of violent crashes, but they have always been afraid to ride in a car, let alone drive a car, and don’t know why. If they just sit in a car and smell the upholstery, they will get violently upset and have to get out or become ill. Past life regression will not turn up car accidents. However, a few minutes of Spiritual Rescue Technology processing will reveal the presence of highly disturbed spirits with an appropriate history of violent deaths in automobiles or similar craft.

Now let’s look at an entirely different part of life, that of a woman giving birth or having a menstrual cycle. The woman can attend childbirth classes with the support of her husband and have a relaxed attitude to childbirth in all of its aspects. However, she can still have inexplicable problems that do not reduce with medical treatment. She may have past life problems that are still plaguing her, but the more likely problem is that her spiritual companions have tragic incidents that are still affecting them, and they, in turn, are affecting her. Do not think that birth and blood affect only women’s spirits. I encountered a cluster of soldier spirits who died in a very bloody battle, and they did everything possible to keep a young woman from bleeding during her menstrual cycle. This caused the young woman all kinds of problems as it caused her to have a most irregular cycle and much pain. Since she had the problem since her very first period, she had no idea that it could be from restimulation. These soldier spirits had been with her for a very long time and may have affected her for many lifetimes.

The lesson to be learned from this is that restimulation can cause many different problems and can have been in existence for a very long time. If something in your life has never gone well and there is no obvious physical reason, I suggest you check for upset spirits and see what you are doing that is keeping them upset.

You may have assumed that this was the way life was and accepted the condition as natural. If something is not going as well as you want it to go, please communicate with your spiritual companions and get things straightened out.

If they do not respond, text me at 540-320-6852 for assistance.

David St Lawrence

SPIRITUAL COMPANIONS VERSUS SPIRITUAL TEAMMATES

SPIRITUAL COMPANIONS

On this planet, at least, we are surrounded by discarnate (disembodied) spirits no matter where we go. Depending on your awareness, these spirits make themselves known through telepathic communication, mental image pictures, and waves of emotion. These spirits are the source of voices in your head and those pesky thoughts that won’t go away. These spirits are disembodied sources of life force, and people in good shape seem to perceive this life force.

We make our way through time and space, and we drag along with us a collection of spirits who have attempted to overwhelm us and whom we have overwhelmed. Almost every act of creation has bound us inextricably to other beings. Those who sought a unity with us are still powering our dreams and everyday activities. Those who sought revenge or retribution are plastered on us like barnacles, slowing our progress and disrupting the harmony of our existence.

Most of the spiritual work that has been done up to now has been spent handling troubled beings who still have attention on past incidents and are disrupting our lives. Very little effort is spent on validating the beings who help us.

They are all immortal beings, just like you and I, except that they have had a rougher time of it than you have. We know this because they can no longer bring themselves to run and manage bodies. They are as real as anything else in this universe, and they contribute to your life in proportion to the responsibility you can take for them. You cannot escape them, so you need to learn how to utilize their special skills to achieve your goals in life. As a trained engineer, I view spirits as the ultimate resource for getting things done as well as the most pervasive barrier to success if they are not properly managed. As a spiritual researcher, I found the key to working with spirits was understanding they are like us, and they are willing to help us if properly motivated.

Our spiritual companions include the entire group of spirits who follow on our heels, attracted by the commotion we create with our lives. They drift in and out of our lives and add flavor to our personalities with their competing intentions and purposes. If we are driven to create with a higher purpose in mind, we attract spirits who have similar purposes. If we seek sensations, we attract spirits who pander to those sensations, and our lives become a search for more and more sensations. If you would like a greater reality on what these spirits can do, read Talking To Spirits, available on Amazon.com.

Since these spirits all possess life force, they can be a tremendous resource for us and help us achieve our mutual goals if we manage them well. Managing spirits is a skill that can be learned and a team of spirits working in harmony is a beautiful thing to see. It is also extremely rewarding for all concerned, both for us and for the spirits who choose to work with us. One of our first steps to achieving greater ability is to recognize those spirits who have similar goals to ours and to welcome them as Spiritual Teammates.

SPIRITUAL TEAMMATES

Spiritual Teammates are those beings who have decided to help us in some way, and they make contributions that make our lives effortless in some cases. These spirits have been a part of our history for a very long time and have been known by many different names. Some of the names you may already know, such as guardian angels, spirit guides, spiritual teammates, etc. Every culture has names for those spirits who seem to protect and guide us.

A guardian angel is considered to be a spirit who is assigned to protect and guide a particular person, group, or nation. Belief in such beings can be traced throughout all antiquity. Some people believe that their particular angel is a spiritual being who looks out for their well-being, while others believe their guardian angel is a deceased loved one who is offering guidance.

A spirit guide, in western spiritualism, is an entity that remains as a discarnate spirit to act as a guide or protector to a living incarnated human being. Spirit guides communicate with us through telepathy during meditation, dreams, and thoughts. I have known mediums who rely on their spirit guides to help them in their work.

In the last few years, I have become keenly aware of spirits who have been helping me, and I now call them Spiritual Teammates because their support has enabled me to produce results far beyond my capacity as a solo producer. They monitor my efforts as a counselor and as an author, and they provide me with information on a continuing basis that multiplies my efforts tenfold.

I have been aware of spirits for the past 45 years but was never really aware of how some spirits were actually helping me. I could sense when spirits were opposing me, but when I was successful, I thought it was because of my own efforts. My earlier years in Scientology led to this mistaken belief because they ignore other spirits except as a source of trouble. They do not consider spirits as demons like the Catholic Church does, but they consider discarnate spirits to be degraded beings called Body Thetans which must be exorcised by special counseling rituals called the OT Levels.

After years of delivering spiritual counseling to others, I was surprised to hear from one of my clients that a spirit I was busily driving off was actually trying to help her! It was hurting her in the process, but its intention was to help her. This revelation started me looking for ways in which I could encourage more beings to help us and eventually ended with my understanding of the true role of the beings who have been trying to help us.

Almost every successful person is aware of times they have been given spiritual support, even if they do not recognize the source. Spiritual Rescue Technology recognizes the many roles that spirits play in our lives. Those who study this technology can use this book to turn spiritual companions into trusted Spiritual Teammates.

Basically, we teach you to communicate with your spiritual companions in a caring way and bring them into present time, and see if they are interested in the projects you are working on. If they are interested, you acknowledge them as Spiritual Teammates and get them to participate in projects that hold their interest. As you work on these projects, you let them organize themselves into whatever teams they prefer as the projects develop.

REVISITING YOUR IDEAL SCENE

(A new chapter from the new book Managing Your Spiritual Companions in serial format)

An ideal scene expresses what a scene or area ought to be. It can apply to any area of your life or to your entire existence. Any departure from an ideal scene is a sign that you have gone into agreement with someone else’s intention.

If you are curious to know whether you are in control of your life, try writing out an ideal scene for any area of your life. If you can whip off an ideal scene and start creating it, you are in control – of that area. Congratulate yourself as you are one of the very few people who can say that.

To show you how limited this victory is, try writing out an ideal scene for another part of your life, like your job, or your relationship with someone, or the next three months. You will find that you will be unable to do this no matter how you struggle unless you pull in some help from a friend or counselor. You will encounter all sorts of obstacles when trying to write an ideal scene because an ideal scene will expose how far off the mark your current scene is.

In my 45 years of counseling, I have found the most difficult task to be helping someone create an ideal scene for an area of life they were not happy with. They know they are unhappy, but when pressed to come up with another way of handling the area, they get distracted and frustrated and can’t seem to focus on a viable solution.

The problem is that they have made many decisions on the way to creating their life as it is today and they can’t seem to revisit and change those decisions unless an emergency occurs. 

You are controlled by the many decisions you have made under the influence of your spiritual companions. Each of those decisions was made in a past moment to handle a confusion, and as a result, the decision created a future in which you do not have to deal with that confusion again. The clothes you wear, the way you speak, how you prepare for the day, all are controlled by decisions you made in the past unless you are under some sort of pressure to remain in present time. 

Through these hundreds of decisions, you have created an existing scene, and you live your life repeating the actions you decided to make a long time ago. You might occasionally think about getting a better job or preparing yourself for a more challenging career, but you never go so far as to actually write up an ideal scene. Every idea about changing your life creates realizations that you can’t get there from here. You are too old, you don’t have the right degrees, you don’t have enough money, nobody will help you, you can’t abandon your family and friends, you can’t trust the internet, the list of reasons goes on and on.

The simple fact that you cannot conceive an ideal scene for your life should tell you that your life is not under your control. You need to discover your spiritual companions and learn to talk to them. Then you need to learn to manage them. That is what this book is about.

Any departure from an ideal scene is a sign that you have gone into agreement with someone else’s intention. If you want to create an ideal scene, you need to learn to manage your spiritual companions.

Use your inability to achieve an ideal scene as a reliable indicator that you have spirits acting against you in some way. Each area you cannot create an ideal scene for is an indication that your spiritual companions have problems related to that area of activity. Instead of struggling to create an ideal scene, simply recognize that you are encountering resistance to this effort and look for the beings responsible. If you handle the beings involved, the resistance will vanish, and you will start creating the ideal scene without effort.

If something is not going right with your life, spot where the resistance is coming from and handle the beings involved. Fearful beings resist change until you set them free from past incidents.

And Now A Word From The Dark Side

(A new chapter from the new book Managing Your Spiritual Companions in serial format)

In almost every book, I have endeavored to add a chapter of disclaimers and warnings about indiscriminate mucking about in spiritual matters, and each time the warnings seem to become simpler and more focused. My current consultants in the spiritual community have tried to capture the challenge in a few paragraphs.

Since we are immortal beings, our memories contain unlimited amounts of great achievements and as many memories of abject misery and heart-stopping horror. You will find what you are looking for.

If you go looking for horrifying spiritual experiences, you will soon realize that H P Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, and Stephen King have already been visiting these memories before you. There is nothing written that will match the horrors you can mine if you simply go looking for them in the spirit world.

If you are searching for horror, you will find evidence of it in many different lives. What is more alarming is that you will attract beings with these memories if you continue to write about these topics. You are giving them a voice and acknowledging their work, and they will begin affecting you in ways you may not like.

If you choose a life of retribution and punishment for the evil you have received, you are enlisting beings with deep experience in blaming and punishing others. Every evil movement I have studied started by getting even for past humiliations and injuries received.

Your attitude in working with spirits is very important. If you are looking for inspiration and help, you will find it as I have. If you truly feel that spirits are the work of the devil, you are unlikely to find spirit guides. You are more likely to find spirits who confirm your worst fears. Approaching spirits with a suspicious attitude will not produce friendly advice. You are more likely to wake up some spirit smarting from death and betrayal, and he will give you a warning that will drive you to seek safety in the nearest confessional booth.

There are many people who have become embittered by their experience in organized religion or in a religious cult. After departing the group, they stay fixated on the experience and form groups to complain about the experience. Instead of creating new lives and focusing on them, these embittered survivors spend years attacking the cult and anything that reminds them of the cult. They deliberately stay angry and direct their anger at everything about the cult, even those groups that spring up in opposition to the original cult.

This can go so far that these embittered survivors will go into denial about everything the original cult attempted to deal with. You might say these unfortunate people are in denial about everything and can no longer make useful observations about it.

Their attitude toward life has become so twisted that they cannot see good in anything unless it attacks the organization they left. If the organization they left had anything to do with spirits, they would be unable to see anything useful in dealing with spirits. There is a group on the internet called ESMB consisting of survivors of Scientology, which illustrates my point. These people are so polarized by their Scientology experience that they cannot believe that anyone can do spiritual healing or communicate with spirits or even be able to do spiritual counseling. Anything spiritual being done by any group at all equals Scientology, and that is bad, bad, bad.

Can you imagine what happens when one of these embittered people attempts to communicate with a spiritual being? What do you think will happen when these people try to meditate? How can one reach a peaceful state of mind when you are filled with anger? What kind of spirits do you think these people are pulling in on a daily basis? Consider what happens when your mind is filled with thoughts of getting even with someone? Who is going to show up to help you? If you do not shift to a lighter mood and develop positive thoughts, you are likely to pull in an evil spirit to help you plan your revenge. 

There is a good possibility that concentrating on hateful things and unknowingly pulling in spirits stuck in horrifying incidents is what has contributed to the dwindling spiral that most of us have discovered when we revisited our past lives

If you have done any significant exploration of the incidents from your far distant past, you will have encountered times of great glory and times of equally great humiliation and despair. Your mistakes were as horrendous as your victories were magnificent. If you were as active as many of my present-day clients, your mistakes involved blowing up planets and wiping out entire civilizations in a fit of pique. You definitely lived large, in comparison to your life today, and your activities changed the lives of millions. Your current situation is the result of the dwindling spiral that all spiritual beings go through, and as far as I know, there has never been a method of permanently reversing this spiral.

I have seen people change for the better when they received the right spiritual counseling, but I have also seen many of these people revert to a downward trend when they used their new abilities to punish others or to seek retribution for some injuries they received. It seems like a good cause when you decide to fight evil, but you are choosing a dark path when you do so. Any cause that involves punishing others instead of rehabilitating them will drag you inexorably down the path to self-destruction. Any effort to increase your awareness will involve you holding yourself back from doing further evil. Little by little, you lose your ability to create desirable effects of any kind. This is where you are now.

If you want your next life to work out better than this one, I strongly suggest you avoid destructive ways of dealing with people. Seek always to rehabilitate the spirits you encounter, whether they are wearing bodies or not. Try following this simple rule:

Any cause that involves punishing others instead of rehabilitating them will drag you inexorably down the path to self-destruction. 

BORED BEINGS ARE A HUGE LIABILITY – PART TWO

(A new chapter from the new book Managing Your Spiritual Companions in serial format)

Even after reading my first article on bored beings, you may feel that I am exaggerating about the difference between our exciting lives and some long-dead being’s dreams of glory. Just wait until you have had the experience of chatting with spirits about the events that stopped them from ever wearing bodies again.

It seems that most spirits, just like today, lived lives of quiet boredom, except for the times when they made a huge mistake, and life ended with a crash. Sometimes these moments of personal destruction were so appalling that their attention was fixed on that moment for the next ten thousand years or so. When a being has his attention stuck on an incident, time does not stop, nor does the being disappear from existence. The usual situation is this: The being drifts on through many existences as an observer with their attention fixed on the past. They are present, but not in present time, just reacting to whatever is going on in the environment.

We could almost compare them to the living dead, as featured in stories, except they are not particularly dangerous. They are with each of us but are not in present time, and they react to the environment when it presents an image or idea that resembles some past moment of their existence. If you doubt this, try this experiment the next time you are near a high balcony with a low guard rail. As you walk toward the guard rail, consider looking over it to the depths below and notice how that makes your body feel. If you are like most people, you will get uncontrollable chills long before you even get near the balcony guard rail.

Most of you have not fallen from a balcony this lifetime, but you may have in previous lives. I can almost guarantee that some of your spiritual companions have vivid memories of having fallen or been thrown from high balconies, and they will get really upset when you stir those memories up by standing on balconies and looking over the railings.

The point I am trying to make here is that your current life is very quiet and boring compared to the past lives of your spiritual companions, and after a while, they get restless and begin to chafe at your predictable and relatively boring life.

Rather than chafing at their attitude, you can spice up your life and learn a great deal by asking them how they lost their last body when their boredom becomes evident. This immediately accomplishes two things, you get their undivided attention, and the boredom vanishes, and you may learn something that will help you in the future. If you can’t do this on your own, call me, and I can help you get started. You will have no idea how much you can discover until you do this. One of the first things you will discover is that we were far more able and aware in the distant past.

A client asked me for help when he could not shake the feeling of being overwhelmed. After a short discussion, he spotted that it was more like a feeling of deep apathy. I got him to locate the feeling of apathy which was somewhere out in front of him, and he laughed and said this being is a “joker.” He clarified this by saying the being was a court jester, and we could even perceive the jester hat he was wearing.

I persuaded the jester to chat with me and asked him when he had lost his last body. All he could remember was that he had made a joke as he had often done before, and this time he was thrown to the lions!

In getting him to recall the incident, he said his function was to entertain the ruler and his court with witty sayings, and he could even lightly mock the ruler when he did this. This would usually be idle gossip and scandal and would get a laugh from all present. This time he had thoughtlessly repeated something he had picked up from the ruler’s private thoughts, and the ruler got furious and had him killed immediately.

It wasn’t until I had him revisit the incident again that he realized that reading the ruler’s mind had made him dangerous to the ruler, and that was why he was thrown to the lions. His public demonstration of this mind-reading ability made him a public danger, and he had to be eliminated.

Once he was unstuck from this puzzling incident and reacquainted with the fact he was immortal, he decided to become a stand-up comedian and went off to New York to find a comedy club. He was so excited at this prospect of a new career that he broke into laughter, and so did my client!

As soon as this mind-reading jester left, my client felt relief and was more able to focus than in the previous months. This jester was a being whose entire focus was on entertaining and using information from other’s thoughts which did not align with my client’s business career. If my client had been in the entertainment industry, the results might have been different.

In this situation, I have described what happens when a bored spirit is handled and moves off to another opportunity. In the next part of this series, I will cover what you can do to keep your spirits happily occupied in what you are doing.

Look for BORED BEINGS ARE A HUGE LIABILITY – PART THREE.