Quado, do you have an answer to this
Yes, yes, of course.
This question reflects a linear view of
life, one in which your soul comes into a body, lives its life here and then
is returned to be with other souls. I would prefer that you look at life in a
non-linear way, a way in which all things exist at one time in levels and
layers, a view in which you are always with other souls as a soul and in which
the only linear activity in time is the temporary creation and dissolution of
this physical body.
On the level above this physical body, you
exist as a soul self in the company of other soul selves. You exist on that
level as a bright glowing ball of energy, full of love, joy and peace, and
there is a mechanism — you may think of it as a cord or a channel — by which
your physical body here is enlivened with that energy from your soul self. And
the more you widen and strengthen that cord from this physical body up to your
soul self, the more peace, love and joy will come pouring down into this
physical form, quieting your mind and filling you with joy and happiness. And
this process of strengthening that bond is through the practice of meditation
and contemplation and moving into the present moment, the now. It is
accomplished only in present moment awareness, through whatever means you wish
Up on that soul self level, you are a unique
soul, and you are in the company of other souls. You may think of yourself as
part of a group, but a large group, a very large group. And all of you exist
in love and harmony and deep connection. Here you are with your loved ones,
with all the people and animals you know now, with those you have known before
in this and other lives and with those you have not yet known in this life.
You are with the spirits which inhabit this life as well, with your spirit
guides, yes. All of these souls exist in this level above, whether or not you
are together in this lifetime.
And so, with death and with separation,
nothing is lost. Nothing is lost because you are still together on that level
above. Even if you are separated in this physical life.
The soul self has chosen to project this
temporary form down into this physical life. And spirit guides have chosen
instead to project down into this physical dimension as a spirit only. You may
think of them as projected down in a slightly removed dimension but you may
also think of them as sitting side by side with your soul self above. And both
will be true.
For all of this is metaphor, not literal truth. And all of this can be known
only in metaphor, because you are not capable of grasping more than what you
And so, a ghost is merely this. When the
physical form dies out, which it inevitably will — in some cases a shadow of
it — a ghost if you will, remains in the physical realm for a time. This
happens in nearly all cases for a period of some weeks after death. And it may
happen for much longer. But it is not a punishment and it is not torture, it
is merely a shadow reflection, a bit stronger than memory, of the physical
form who once existed in this physical realm.
Your spirit guides are with you always,
since they are fellow souls on the level above. They are with you and never
leave, since they are neither created nor ending; they are immortal as are
you. But you are immortal at the level above, the level of the soul, not on
this physical level, of course.
And so, with this view of life, you should take comfort that all is well. Take
comfort that your state is one of peace, joy and love and that this state can
be increased by increasing your contact with your own soul self, who is, in
effect, creating this life for you. That is your goal; to increase this
contact with your soul self in order to bring greater peace into this life.
And you can also take comfort in knowing that you are with all of those you
love, now and always.
But this circle of souls is quite large, and
you should consider actively enhancing it, making your knowledge of these soul
selves larger during this lifetime. There is much more that you can do, more
adventures to be had than most allow themselves in this lifetime. Fear is
prevalent here in this physical life, fear and doubt, and it often keeps
people unnecessarily restricted. Remember that fear is darkness and darkness
is the absence of light. Shine ever more brightly with who you are and dispel
the fear, send it away. And then live your life in joyous adventure and
And also know this. Above the level of the
soul self is yet another level, one that exists at the same time as the other
levels. And at this level, all is one. Everyone and everything is joined in
one great presence, and this is the all, the whole, the great stillness. And
it is love and only love. It is peace and only peace. It is nothing and
everything all at the same time.
And so, you are everyone and everything else
in this life, in all life before and in all to come. You are joined in a great
oneness of love. You are connected to everything that is. And at this highest
level, there is no differentiation, no spirit guide, no ghost, no physical
body. There is. That is all. There is.
And in moments of deep meditation, you can
reach not only your soul self, but just touch this greater place of oneness
and connection, just barely touch it and have a moment in which you feel all
that you are, you feel the power and the glory that is you. Yes, you. This
precious little person in the heart of all that matters.
Yes, you are everything. You are vitally
important. Live as if you understand this and know it well. Feel it. Be it.
You are love.
If you have a question you believe might
interest other Quado readers, please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Carrie
Hart is the author of There is a Garden, the story of her
spiritual journey from stressed executive to spiritualist and channeler of
Quado. This book, Carrie’s CDs of original music, as well as daily messages by
Quado are available on www.carriehart.com.
Copyright 2004 by Systematique, Inc.