Trance-Scriptions: The collected Soul Group Messages sessions
Part VI: A Family Affair – Suffering, Life’s Challenges, and Progress Beyond the Earth
To my delight and surprise the communicators who came through on the morning of this particular trance session were personalities very familiar to me – being none other than Joan, my spiritual teacher for many years, who had worked tirelessly with me to develop me as a medium and prepare me for the work that was to come, and Jack, her husband and soul mate, who had shown extreme bravery and stoicism in the face of serious and physically-restricting illness over a long period of time. They were subsequently joined by the spirit who has been my other-worldly mentor and inspirer since before my physical incarnation: the Persian Gentleman.
What a line-up! And, as expected from such an evolved spiritual trio, what followed offered a deep understanding of the human condition, a desire to shine a different light onto and into the challenges we all face personally and globally on Earth, and the provision of valuable input as to how to negotiate these successfully by approaching them from a spiritual perspective.
The theme of ‘family’ is threaded throughout the communication on many levels, illustrated for the reader by the fact that all three communicators are ‘family’ to me, and also by the heart-warming information they offer all souls on Earth in the following transcription – reminding us that we have everlasting, unbreakable spiritual ‘ties that bind’; that we are never alone; and that our earthly trials and tribulations are temporary and can be risen above and transmuted when acknowledged as temporary and considered from a higher viewpoint.
As with previous Soul Group Messages transcriptions, the following was originally a filmed session. In this written version I have transposed the occasional word and taken out any small repetitions of phrases perfectly normal in speech but less relevant in a text presentation. These small ‘tweaks’ aside, the text is a faithful presentation of what was said during the original video session.
* Moments of altered consciousness – those points at which I was taken in and out of a trance state by the communicators – are indicated in the text.
* Sincere thanks to Jules Gadiot for his dedication in transcribing the material.
Soul Group Messages – 6.
Spirit Communicators: ‘Joan’ (Michael’s spiritual teacher and mentor); ‘Jack” (her husband); ‘The Persian Gentleman’.
Michael (beginning the session by explaining what he is picking up and who is about to speak before connecting with Joan initially via a clairvoyant link, then moving into a trance state to allow her, Jack and the Persian Gentleman to speak through him directly to the viewers/readers):
Yes, quite a surprise for me this morning, because I knew who was going to come through. It is a little bit of a family affair for me today! First of all, I’ve got the Persian Gentleman who is overseeing the communication, but… for the first time not speaking directly to me but speaking to you, I have my spiritual teacher, Joan, and I have her husband, Jack, which is a delight for me. Joan described herself as my ‘second mother’, and Jack was also extremely supportive of me during the many years that I trained to be a medium. And so, I am going to hand over to Joan; I don’t know what she is going to talk about but it is great to have her here…
She wants to begin by saying that the reason she is coming through is because it places a more human spin on the connection between the spirit world and this world – in that Michael has somebody who was close to him in physicality who wants to speak. And, she says that is her point because she wants to be close to the people who are going to listen to this, to get across the points that she wants to get across and to say, ‘Look, we are not a million miles away from you.
(The link switches to a trance connection from this point onwards.)
We have not evolved to the point that we are completely different from you. We are people who incarnated on Earth; we are people who have family and had close connections and loved ones.’ But within that I want to stress that each spirit that comes to Earth has a mission. And by ‘mission’ I don’t mean what I used to do: I would go to the shops or I would go to the spiritualist church sometimes. That’s not a mission; that’s something that fills physical time – physical points from A to B, and so on.
Every spirit has a mission, a spiritual purpose.
The problem is that spiritual purpose is often forgotten the minute that a soul incarnates here! And I won’t go into why because it has been looked at to a great extent by Joseph in his book the Fall. The Fall has been mentioned by Michael and by Tony on many occasions, and I would suggest you look at that [book] for the reason why spirits forget who they are the instant …almost always the instant… they come here. Butthat mission for each soul plays out whether that soul is aware of it or not.
In my life I had cancer in one eye. I had problems with one leg that was shorter than the other. I was clinically blind for four years. My husband Jack, who will speak later, was paralysed because of a medical accident. But all this was preparation for what we now do. But behind that pain and suffering and difficulty, there was also a greater mission – in that we were here as a ‘rock’ and an unfolding for Michael to realise his mediumistic potential and then to go further than that and become a connection, a conduit, for the Joseph Communications material. Now, I didn’t know that at the time I was training him. At the time, I was training him to be a good medium. But the mission, both for myself and partially for Jack, was to open up that ability so that the Joseph Communications could come through; so that that wealth of information could be funnelled through Michael to the Earth.
Now Michael knows, and I’ve known for a while since I came back here, that that mission was honed over many lifetimes. And so, what I am saying is that Michael and myself were together in certain lifetimes prior to this one in order to make a strong connection that would draw us together in Michael’s current lifetime, so that I could open up his spiritual abilities as someone who as a spirit …as a spirit, as part of his family… had a close connection with him and understood his vibrational rate – which brings me onto my second point.
Not only do you have a mission, whether you remember it or not, you have spiritual family and you cluster together in incarnations in order to learn things from each other, to support each other and to work things out from past lives together.
So, although Michael and myself didn’t appear to know each other until the point at which he met me in his late twenties and I was in my early fifties – that was just a connection point on Earth. We are spirits that are family. Also, there are connections in Michael’s life with people from the same spiritual group. His other half, Jane, has incarnated with him before – many times before! The connection with Tony is not by coincidence or by accident. As spirits, these people are working out a spiritual mission.
I, therefore, want to say to you that the people that are around you are around you for a purpose. And, you may say: ‘Well, I like some of my relatives and I like some of my friends but I dislike others.’ That is not the point! It is the family connection that draws you together – and within that family connection, through positive moves and what you will view perhaps as negative moves, people within that family spiritual group are learning. They are learning. And,with some people you connect to and you have what you consider to be a ‘hard time’ with, those are very important connections because you are teaching each other. You are elevating each other. Even if you think there’s been no elevation on behalf of the person you are connecting with, that you perhaps don’t like or don’t ‘get on with’. Now, I am not saying you have to put up with suffering for the sake of it because you are each part of a spiritual family group. …What I am saying is that those connections you make have a purpose. And the purpose, your mission, is always, always,to elevate yourself, to elevate the people around you, to be a teacher to some of the family group members around you spiritually, and to be a pupil to some of the family group spiritual members around you.
Michael remembers me as, at times, being infirm …always being strong, always being warm …but, at times, being frail – particularly towards the end of my physical life. I am now showing him, so that he can describe to you, how I am at the moment. Because that shell of the ‘Joan’ that he knew is just one step in a continuous journey and it is part of who I am – but it is not the sum of who I am. It is not the whole of who I am. And, Michael can see me now as a shaft of Light – blue Light – as the tall spiritual being that I am …and, believe me, this was a surprise to me when I passed over as well because I’d become used to that frail image of myself.
But my experiences on Earth, the things that I went through, took me to that point I am now at. And it is also a point at which I have decided with much relief (as will Michael, as will Jane, as will Tony) that progress onwards does not involve further incarnations on Earth.
Why am I bringing this information to you? Because spiritual progress is easier from the point at which you understand that you are not what you appear to be, that you are more than what you appear to be – at the point of which you open your eyes.The eye is an amazing reflection of God. It is the ‘dot within the circle’ which is the ancient symbol of God. The eye is the reflection of What Is, the understanding of What Is and the absorption of What Is into the spirit.
What happens, unfortunately, when many people incarnate, is that the spiritual eyes become tight shut. Gone. Closed. And it is never considered that those eyes can open …but they can! But in order for them to open and in order for you to view life in a completely different way …a more advantageous way …a more joyous way …a more harmonious way, you have to investigate. You have to look at yourself in the quiet, in the stillness, and ask: ‘Is this all I am? Is there nothing more? Is there nothing more for me? What am I?’ These are questions that every spirit on Earth should ask. And in asking them, you begin to open your spiritual eyes.
I look at current events on Earth and, from my vantage point, all I can see are millions of souls running around bumping into the vibrations around them that they have created because their spiritual eyes are shut. Answers are always sought on a material level only. Answers are always sought outside of each spirit – not inside. And the true view of any situation on Earth comes at the moment that you open your spiritual eyes.
My little intervention, little talk, today has been to try to convince you that you are not what you seem; that the people around you are not what they seem; that you are here to occupy yourself, yes, to work, to play, to connect with people in family, to look at various aspects of materialism, but these things fill in time for you. You are here in order to become more. You are here to express what you are. You are here to love all things …to appreciate all things …to honour all things …to respect all things …to harm no-one and nothing …to become more like the facet of God that you are within your heart.
If I can set you off on a journey to discover who you are today, then I will rejoice. Michael and I set off on a journey of discovery and, in setting off, we arrived at certain points; we were able to accomplish certain things; and the true mission that we had, which was to make spiritual information available, opened up. But none of that would have happened if we hadn’t set off, if we hadn’t ‘scratched that itch’ that said something is wrong, there is something more to us, we have to find out what it is. And what happened to us can happen to you. Please, consider, every day at the moment – particularly at the moment – that there is another way to live, a more rewarding way to live, a different perspective that is within you, waiting to be let out.
I am going to pass over to Jack (Jack [who] I was married to) and Jack who is in a similar relationship with me to Jane and Michael, in that we are facets of the same soul. So, Jack was my husband on Earth and Jack is my vibrational ‘fit’, my …how do I describe this?… my absolute vibrational equal from the same soul. We are facets of the same soul sent out at the same time from God-consciousness, and have been together, therefore, since the point of our creation as individual facets of God. You talk on Earth of ‘soul mates’ and there are soul mates, but don’t colour that perception of soul mates as something that is linked solely to romance and a feeling of harmony. It is so much deeper than that – it is yourself handed to you, as a friend, as a companion, as a connection that can never be broken. If you see that and feel that, then you are looking at part of your own soul, and you need to celebrate that connection.
My mind was always mathematical; my mind still is mathematical and scientific. And I approached every aspect of my life as an equation. When I became ill and became paralysed, I was able to look past the fear and understand on a spiritual level that this was taking place for a reason, and that that paralysis was not an absolute; it was not something that would continue forever with me. It was part of the equation.
So, Jack comes to Earth; Jack fulfils a certain job; Jack becomes paralysed; Jack, as a result of becoming paralysed, is able to help others as an example. But Jack is also understanding something in his soul mission about restriction, about centring himself, and realising that that restriction is limited – is relative. I realised that my soul was still free. I realised that my cognitive functions were perfect still, and I realised that I could still contribute to life and to lives.
Now, I wasn’t on Earth a spiritually-minded man. I wasn’t at all sure about what Joan was doing. But I supported her because she was ‘my other half’, because I wanted to support her and I wanted her to be happy. But I always had the feeling that the things that took place in my life were taking place for a reason, even though I tended to dismiss the spiritual aspect, I knew that there was a deeper meaning to my life.
And that is what I would like to say to those of you who are perhaps suffering today …perhaps mentally …perhaps struggling with illness …perhaps in restrictive circumstances in your life. Don’t look at those circumstances that are around you today as the absolute truth, as a ‘block of granite’ that can never be shifted. They are one facet in an unfolding equation that will enable you to evolve and to understand more about Creation.
So, it will be difficult, but try to detach yourself from the negative aspects of your life – ‘detach’ in that it helps if you can look at them as part of the whole. And,if you look at them as part of the equation that leads to something, then their negative power over you subsidesbecause you put them, literally, in their place! You look at them and understand that they are contributing to something; that, if they were not there – surrounded by the other facets of the equation you have written on the ‘board of your life’ – if they were not there, then the equation wouldn’t work out. It is like a scientist trying to find something that is faster than the speed of light and has got the equation exactly right, apart from one small addition. And, until that one small addition is there, the equation won’t come out; the formula won’t make sense.
So, what you are going through now… I am not saying you have to welcome it; I know that for many of you life is difficult, but the difficult bits fit into the equation. The difficult bits enable the equation to eventually make sense. And the difficult bits are tempering your spirit – just as you would perhaps make a sword in ancient times and you would temper it and make it stronger and stronger and stronger through applying stress to it. This is what is happening to you.
I also want to say that, when I got back to the higher vibrations we now live in, now exist in, now express our consciousness in, I recognised them all. I recognised the house that is a construct Joan and myself put together because we wanted a house in a certain way. I recognised the countryside around that house. I recognised the spirits that came to talk to us – some as family; some as people that, just looking in their faces took me back hundreds of years (sometimes thousands of years) because written in their faces and in their auras were reflections of me having connected with them over many lifetimes. And so, having said that I wasn’t a spiritual man, instantly that spirituality was inside me and around me when I left my paralysed physical body behind. And it was quite a simple thing for me to move away from that belief of being paralysed within seconds (although ‘seconds’ is not the correct word) of leaving my physical body behind. I saw it blow away like husks, like dead leaves in the wind …and I could move.
I could move quickly and easily because during my life I had recognised that the negative things in my life were part of the equation. Had I invested totally in that paralysis and believed in it, when I came into the higher vibration, I wouldn’t have been able to move until I had taught myself to believe in something else …to believe that I was whole …to believe that I was perfect. What I am trying to say to you is distance yourself from the negative aspects so that you don’t become locked into them. Recognise they are of benefit to you or you wouldn’t be undergoing them, and recognise that they are simply of the Earth. The pains are simply of the Earth. The inability to move is simply of the Earth. The oppression is simply of the Earth and relates to the vibrations that influence your physical body. And the vibrations that influence your physical body are mostly negative as a result of the Fall and as a result of the beliefs of humanity, because most people believe that they are ill …believe that things are going wrong …believe that this earthly life is all that there is.
I am showing Michael a blackboard and I am rubbing out the equation of my life and I have cleaned it up, taken all the chalk off and I now begin again with a different equation. That equation – as with Joan, because we have decided to move on away from the Earth – is one that will be built on more rarefied atoms and more rarefied vibrations. But it is another equation… and the conclusion of the previous equation, is the start point of this new equation. So, everything that we have done to this point enables us to start to write the next equation.
In other words, we are moving forwards, we are moving into new territories together. We are moving into new and higher vibrations and that is extremely exciting. Extremely exciting! And I want you to consider that for a moment. Perhaps today is a mundane day for you. Perhaps it is a sorrowful day for you. Perhaps it is a restricting day for you. Only for now! Only for now, and it serves its purpose as part of that greater equation that will then enable you to move on into more Light-filled, more creative, more angelic, more God-like spheres.
Have I said everything that I wish to say? Yes, except… Michael used to see me after I had passed on because, as he sat with Joan, I used to come down a hill on a bike – on a bicycle that I once had. And the bicycle used to change colour according to what I wanted to say to Michael and to Joan. I am telling you this because we have dealt with some serious aspects of spirituality today butyou must not forget the lightness, the humour, the joy of existence on a spiritual level (I shouldn’t say ‘existence’) …the joy of being, the joy of realising spiritual potential. And so, I would come down this hill (because I was able to create whatever I wanted to create as an image) with my legs either side of this bike, freewheeling, coming down to bring a higher, joyful vibration to Michael and Joan when they used to sit for spiritual communication. And that is what I want to leave you with – that higher vibration, that joy, that upliftment, that harmony – those are the things that you are, not the heavy …what’s the word?… the heavy pressured vibrations of the Earth. Not those! That’s not who you are; that’s not what you deserve, so don’t accept it.
The Persian Gentleman:
I wished/asked Joan and Jack (or the spirits that are ‘Joan’ and ‘Jack’) to communicate today because I wanted to bring the souls that will listen to this, that will watch this, closer to us – closer to a remembrance of spiritual family. We must seem very distant, very lofty and very elevated when we talk to you. Michael describes me as being in coloured robes and surrounded in Light …and, yes, I am in coloured robes and I am surrounded by Light. Because freed from the physical, the Light that we have built into our auras shines out. But that does not mean that I am divorced from humanity, that does not mean that I am someone to be revered. I am just like you.
I am part of your family and‘family’ is key to your current situation …family is key to elevating the world into a new spiritual consciousness (actually, an old spiritual consciousness but it is forgotten) …family – everyone you look at is part of your family. True, there are greater soul connections but every human being you meet is connected to you; it cannot be otherwise. And this realisation is something that the world, that society, that humanity must come to now, if it is ever to build the foundations of a harmonious, spiritual, global consciousness. It is very important.
So, look not for separation at this time, look not for the ways in which you are different. Look for the ways, celebrate the ways in which you are the same. And you won’t find those on the outside of a person. You won’t find those in their approach to you, or the words that they say to you, or the ways that they judge you …but you will find that connection in their hearts. So, if you want to see ‘family’ every day with everyone that you meet, look into their hearts, feel that heart-connection. And, in doing that, you will not only sense that they are part of you, but you will elevate their consciousness. And you will be absolutely surprised in the ways in which they respond to you – how much more loving, considerate, patient, understanding they can be, because you are addressing not the hard shell of physicality that is infused with the negative aspects of this world …you are addressing the spirit that came from God, that is part of God, that is part of you. Andif you only recognise that and refuse to recognise anything else …people change …situations change.
I have exhausted Michael I feel, but, until I speak again, concentrate on ‘family’ as a word that will take you out of what is happening at the moment. …Family! …Family! …Family! Refuse to recognise anything else and see the change that comes about in people that you regard as such.
Remember, too, that we are family. The reason I am communicating is that we are family. We want to elevate your consciousness, restore your spiritual consciousness, bring you back into an atmosphere of love, of connection, of purpose – an atmosphere that has no fear in it, no dread in it, no pain in it …simply an understanding of what you are, why you are here, where you are going, and the celebration of being. You cannot ever not be. So, celebrate that fact and celebrate the fact that you are becoming increasingly creative, increasingly spiritual and increasingly connected, as this life allows you to evolve, teaches you and brings you back to us.