Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Fragments of Spiritual Knowledge 62

The instinctive desires that possess us here continue to control us on the other side. Thus, those who desire to create beautiful things in earth life, continue still to so desire, and if the desire be strong enough, they will strive to create beautiful things and will succeed.

Yes, there are artists, and musicians, and poets, and thinkers, and philosophers, and authors, on the other side of life. And some of these, in their striving, succeed in communicating to us some part of that which they have conceived and created over there.

Those spirit-lives who were not successful here, but who continued their efforts on the other side, and who have eventually succeeded, are the ones who are the most anxious to convey back to us some idea of their identity, and some inkling, or some part, of their work.

Some of these spirit-lives come to us with beautiful songs, all complete and ready to be set to music, or to be transplanted to paper. Others bring us beautiful truths, or conceptions, or pictures, and bid us reproduce them. And all strive to help us, to communicate through us, and to convey to the world some idea of their work, identity and eventual success.

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