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Friday, 16 June 2017

FRAGMENTS OF SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE 118

Just as the spirit-life in the early stages of its development in the physical world is forced to rapidly change its physical material abode and pass rapidly through many births and deaths, so does the spirit-life, upon its entrance into the spiritual world, find that it must pass rapidly through many changes before it can be certain that it will not have to return to earth to complete its development, or to secure a little more spiritual vitality.

The spirit-life's ability to remain in the spiritual world depends entirely upon its vitality; depends entirely upon whether it can be depended upon to continue its journey without the protection of a physical body and a physically constructed intellect.

I might add in this connection that mentality is in some mysterious way closely connected with the development of the inner or spirit-life. And the more we cultivate and strengthen ourselves in this life, on the side of our intellect, the more and better equipped we are for the struggle that awaits us on the other side.

The life is in the mentality. It is in the uniting and the blending of the spiritual and the physical mentality that we approach nearest to the spiritual world. And those spirits on the other side who attained to a high state of both spiritual and mental development while here are the best equipped for their journey over there.

Fragments of Spiritual Knowledge Pertaining to the Spiritual World, Benjamin F. Woodcox, Woodcox & Fanner, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1923