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Discussion in 'Carol and Mikey Q&A 'follow-on-discussions'' started by mac, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. bluebird

    bluebird Major Contributor

    Thank you, mac. I'm glad your wife has at least some belief, but I do hope she is able to reach the same certainty that you have. I hope I am, too.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
  2. mac

    mac Staff Member

    So many things need to be in place for the message of survival to register, bb.

    Perhaps we're at our most receptive directly after bereavement and once that time passes maybe so does the chance of receiving and accepting the message of survival? They're just my thoughts and I have no evidence to support those ideas. I can tell you my story, or someone else's story, but that won't help you.

    I wish it was me who could give you that simple message but it's outside my purview - I can't do it. :(
  3. bluebird

    bluebird Major Contributor

    I hope we can receive messages at any time, if our loved ones still exist in an afterlife and are therefore able to provide them. Please don't feel badly about not being able to convince me -- it isn't your responsibility to do so, nor could you (or anyone) succeed at the task, but you are kind-hearted and I very much appreciate you wishing that you could.
  4. mac

    mac Staff Member

    I know it isn't my responsibility, bb, but it's not good enough - for me - effectively to say "Hard luck." when I'm unable to help someone I care about. It's always in my thoughts that one day I may find something for you.

    I don't want me or my story to convince you but I would love to be able to help you to find something that reassures and persuades you, something that provides a little comfort even though I know it would not stop you missing him.
  5. bluebird

    bluebird Major Contributor

    :) ((((hugs))))
  6. mac

    mac Staff Member

    As administrator of this website I welcome you to ALF. Mikey will answer in due course but in the meantime I offer my own thoughts.

    As I understand things - based on Mikey's words and also on those of teachers and guides widely acknowledged as highly spiritually advanced - our personal spiritual growth is enhanced by the way we respond in this physical dimension to the trials and tribulations we find here.

    We could spend a lifetime of meditation and learning yet not progress spiritually as much as someone who has lived an altogether different life involving neither of those two specialisms. There's nothing wrong in learning and nothing wrong in meditation and both can be greatly beneficial to one's overall understanding. But neither will necessarily increase spiritual development.

    One thing you might consider while you have these extra free hours is reading some of the material here on ALF to see if anything grabs your attention. And also consider what you would consider to be 'spiritual growth'?
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  7. mac

    mac Staff Member

    It's not down just to what any of us knows, Lois.

    It's what you do, how you behave towards others, that help you and me make spiritual progress. Knowing that's the situation doesn't put us at any disadvantage whatsoever and it does give us all an invaluable insight into what spiritual progress involves.

    ps They're just my thoughts - Mikey will answer in due course.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2021 at 9:31 PM
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