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Both Agreements and DisagreementsThe first and most important lesson for every spirit that comes to earth is for it to learn its own spiritual lessons and to have a knowing of the individual it is and also to help others to understand their inner beings as well. This effort is more important than acting in a way which would help humans generally to progress in their earthly existence.

AgreeDuring our lives all of us will experience opportunities for change which involve risk. These occasions may come at inconvenient times. We may not act upon them, but the challenge is there for us. The purpose of reincarnation is the exercise of free will...karmic destiny means we are not just caught up in events over which we have no control. This also means we have karmic lessons and responsibilities.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 213, 1996

AgreeQuestion 334: Is the union of a given soul with a given body predetermined, or is the body chosen only at the last moment? Answer: Each spirit selects its own trials and requests to be reincarnated. The spirit who is to animate a given body, however, is always assigned beforehand...

The Spirits Book: Modern English Edition, Allan Kardec
pg. 156, 2003

AgreeQuestion 167-What is the purpose of reincarnation? Answer: Purification, to redress previous mistakes, and to effect human progress. Otherwise, there would be no justice.

The Spirits Book: Modern English Edition, Allan Kardec
pg. 99, 2003

AgreeThe answers to the nature of reality, the intimate knowledge of All That Is that you all seek, is within your present experience. It will not be found outside of yourselves, but through an inner journey into yourself, through yourself and through the world that you know.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 358, 1994

AgreeConsciousness is an attribute of the soul, a tool that can be turned in many directions. You are not your consciousness. It is something that belongs to you and to the soul. You are learning to use it. To the extent that you understand and utilize the various aspects of consciousness, you will learn to understand your own reality, and the conscious self will truly become conscious.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 283, 1994

AgreeSpirit is love. The universe is love. We are love. When we look beyond the personality to the eternal soul within, we recall who we really are. The temporary loss of that identity and its subsequent rediscovery-and the contrast between the two-give the soul a more profound self-knowing and self-appreciation. For the soul, this kind of stark contrast cannot be obtained or understood without a physical incarnation.

Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth?, Robert Schwartz
pg. 56, 2007

AgreeWhat is the purpose of reincarnating on the physical plane? My central theme...is that the underlying karmic dynamic for all souls--without exception--is one of learning, experience and growth.

The Wisdom of the Soul: Profound Insights from the Life between Lives, Ian Lawton
pg. 51-52, 2007

AgreeQuestion 132: Why do spirits incarnate? Answer: God has established incarnation as the means through which spirits eventually become perfect...Besides purification, incarnation has a second and no less important function. It allows spirits to perform their proper share in the work of creation. To accomplish this work, the spirit must take on bodily form...Under these conditions, the spirit benefits doubly. It contributes to the universal good through performing its own particular work, and at the same time, it furthers its own advancement through the process of purification.

The Spirits Book: Modern English Edition, Allan Kardec
pg. 49, 2003

AgreeEach entity who is born in flesh works toward the development of those abilities that can be best nurtured and fulfilled within the physical environment. He has a responsibility to and for the civilization in which he has each existence, for he helps form it through his own thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 212, 1994

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