Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spirit Communication, Past Lives

In 1860, Dr. James Martin Peebles (1822-1922) wrote, “Invocations to spirits, angels, God, when bubbling up spontaneously from the inner depths, are vitalizing and strengthening to the divine forces of the soul.”

James Martin Peebles, about 45 years of age.

I believe my recent Poll results are rather interesting, and about what I thought they would be.
84 % believe in Past Lives. 9% believed it to be unlikely.
27% have seen a UFO, while 17% believe they may have, but 55% have not.
65% believe there is a UFO government cover-up and only 10% said no.

And these answers to this question really brought a smile to me. Have you ever had a message from:
An Angel? 50%
A Deceased Loved One? 64%
A Spirit Guide? 50%
An Extraterrestrial? 7%

Now I suppose many who visit my Blog do so because they have an interest in spirituality and spiritual ideas, but I am happy to see that people are listening to the whispers of love coming from their angels, guides, and maybe most importantly for healing of grief, from a loved one.

Those messages from loved ones may bring a lot of comfort, even years after a loss. I always feel it gives validation to the fact that consciousness lives on after the shedding of the physical body. And also is a reminder that love does not die but lives on.

For those of us who do believe in past lives, we probably realize that we may have been of the opposite sex in another life time, even time and again. That idea often makes me think about those who are homophobic or so against the opposite sex in some way. Is it about fear? Maybe memories that are in the recesses of their mind that might bring forward fear of a past life situation, or fear that they may be of that sexual persuasion again.

Today, Dr. Peebles is a spirit guide to many. Almost twenty years ago, he had spoken to us during a channeling about the coming increase in contact with the spirit world. He said more and more people would be having experiences which would validate the existence of spirit. He said that communication with the Other Side would become a normal, acceptable way of every day life and that what he refers to as the “illusion of separation” would become thinner—in other words, the veil between worlds would become more transparent. And in that transparency one would recognize his or her connection not only to God or the Source, but to each other as spiritual beings.

I believe that is happening. I have spoken with many people who have had mystical experiences. One cannot help but notice the upsurge in the hunger for spiritual connection and even spiritual material. And that is often being filled by the publication of many successful books, movies, and television shows on spiritual subjects, everything from angels, miracles, near-death experiences, mediumship and the body/mind/soul connection.

Dr. James Martin Peebles, in his terrestrial life, was a clergyman, doctor, author, and a leading Spiritualist who traveled all around the United States and the world on lecture tours, and was himself a medium. He was surrounded all of his life by what he referred to as his “band of angels,” a group of spirit entities on the Other Side that he was often in communication with.

As I wrote in my book, Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom, “The mighty hand of James Martin Peebles penned his fast-held beliefs and his indignation with the idea that spirit communication should cease because some church mind said it should be so. He wrote, "Spiritual beings are daily and nightly descending to communicate with, and minister to, their mortal brothers," an axiom he still holds [today as a spirit guide].

“He also had insight into the ever-present search for spiritual understanding when he wrote, ‘Humanity is pleading, yearning for knowledge. Inquirers are still asking, 'If a man dies shall he live again? And if he live why may we not know it?' And the search for knowledge goes on.”

And in my own search, last night I attended a healing/prayer circle at a nearby Spiritualist Church. The medium who was leading the small circle connected with my Dad. I knew almost as soon as she began giving his physical description it was Daddy. Two things she said about him, actually three, told me for sure it was him. I wasn’t really expecting him but then again I should have known he would be there as I had called on him and my late husband, Don three weeks ago when my mother was in the hospital with a mild heart attack. My sister told me she was in extreme pain and the morphine was not touching it after four hours or more, and her breathing had become very labored. I asked Daddy and Don to go to her and help her with her pain. Forty-five minutes later I received a call from my sister, who was with her, and she told me Mama was resting comfortably and peacefully.

Daddy’s been gone thirty years. My mother is 90 years old. I told Mama today about Daddy’s visit, and also told her about her night at the hospital, and she had no memory of being in that much pain, and she was happy to know Daddy was around. I was happy, too, but not surprised. He’s always been close by. And so is Don.

What the heck, we are all spirits, if we only remember that! Here or there on the Other Side, it matters not.

“The greatest illusion is that you are alone; never are you alone.” ~The Spirit, Dr. Peebles.


Natural Moments said...

Hi Linda,

Blogs like yours and the others I visit have been a great stepping stone for me to talk with and to share our common experiences in spirituality and the paranormal. Its like coming out of the spiritual closet and into friendly hands. I am sure the next step will be to make new friends in person in the community I will eventually decide to settle down in. I would like to talk about dreams and feelings and sensations as they relate to spirit and soul on a daily basis.

I enjoyed your post. Thank you for sharing your findings and your personal life. I am happy to hear that your mother is doing better.

Best wishes, Bernie

Linda Pendleton said...

Thank you, Bernie. I enjoy your Blog very much, probably for the same reasons you mentioned. I'm lucky to have a few friends that I can discuss all these spiritual ideas with. I do live in a rather conservative area now, though, and it is a little hard to find people of like mind. But people are beginning to come out of the spiritual closet more and more, and finding friends online is great. :-)

E. Michelle said...

Thanks Linda. I really enjoyed this post. The story about your father and husband helping your mother actually made me cry. It was very powerful. I agree with Bernie, it's nice to talk to people with similar experiences.

Liara Covert said...

The more beings you encounter with similar experiences, the more you move from believing to knowing truth. Synchrony is a profound teacher.

Linda Pendleton said...

Hi E Michelle, Thank you for your warm comments. Yes, it is so nice to make connections with others who have had similar experinces or have common beliefs. We all have a lot to share and, happily, our Blogs give us a good opportunity to do so. :-)

Linda Pendleton said...

You are so right, Liara. Thanks for your comment. :-)

Ricky Kendall said...

As science becomes more advanced, it appears to be getting closer to actually revealing the existence of an afterlife or life energy destination. We tend to have a very linear perspective of what is around us. Those threads of material we see around us are filled to the brim with substances we don't see. Dark matter and energy has been discovered in huge amounts, in our universe. I'd rather refer them to light matter or energy.

What was surprising to the scientists is that this matter/energy makes up 90% of all that exists. I think, as we get closer to these realms of light, we will find ourselves overwhelmed with angelic communication and knowledge, be it directly from the other side in the form of scientific discovery or through spiritual inspiration.

Science and spirituality can work very well together, if an open mind prevails on both sides. When I read my science magazines and visit science websites I constantly see that the invisible really does wend over what is visible. I get very excited because I recognize the spiritual within those scientific discoveries. How fun is that!!

I feel we will soon know much more about angels, God or Gods, heavenly ships and glorious realms. We are beginning to touch the other side and it is wonderful indeed.

Linda Pendleton said...

It is wonderful, Ricky.

david mcmahon said...

I'd never heard of Dr Peebles before. What a thought-provoking post.

Linda Pendleton said...

Thanks for your comments, David.

Mark said...

True we are all spirit, all energy in different forms. We are never alone. Thanks for sharing your story of your Father and Don.

Linda Pendleton said...

Thanks, Mark...