SaLuSa has just said that many of a religious background will choose to leave rather than ascend. Here is that passage:
“We know that the most reluctant souls will be those who have placed their complete faith in religious orders. They will find it difficult to accept that they could have erred in their understanding, or have even been deliberately mislead. For some the challenge will be too much, and they will prefer to hold onto their existing beliefs. That is of course accepted as a show of their freewill choice, and it will be honored.(1)
Matthew too has made this point on two occasions. The first was in January of this year:
When the truth about religious dogmas emerges, many will choose at soul level to leave; later they will embody in a third-density world where their beliefs can remain intact until once again the truth emerges about religions’ false teachings, and they will have another opportunity to open their minds and accept that truth. (2)
The second that I know of was in February of 2009 and is more implicit rather than explicit:
“The ‘final exam,’ if you will, is whether they can accept the truths that shortly will start emerging about the darkness that for so long has kept your world ‘in the dark,’ especially control of the masses through religious dogma.
“Individuals who cannot accept the truths—enLIGHTenment—will choose at soul level to physically leave the planet. After a suitable time in Nirvana, where they will see how they veered from their soul contracts wherein they had chosen to awaken, they will welcome the opportunity to embody in other third-density placements and resume learning at the level where it left off.” (3)
“You cannot accommodate new ideas if your belief system is rigidly held in place. Unfortunately, generations upon generations of families or institutions have passed on their own misguided knowledge in all good faith, but their understanding has been tainted by false teachings. Humans have a way of believing that a majority opinion makes it correct, whereas in spiritual matters it is often quite the opposite.” (4)
SaLuSa encourages us not to feel anxious about those who choose to remain behind.
“Dear Ones, do not be too concerned if those souls close to you appear to be content where they stand at present. Certainly if their lessons have not yet been completed, they will want to do so before they move on.” (5)
Matthew also encourages us not to feel sad for people who make the choice not to come along with us. He advises us that that further chances are always available and that we may visit with them in sleep time.
“Please do not feel sad if persons dear to your heart choose not to awaken in this lifetime. Respect their goodness and honesty in the knowing that it is neither your responsibility nor right to try to change their choice to slumber on.
“After a lifetime in spirit, they will reincarnate in a third-density world with another opportunity to see the light and evolve spiritually; and, as the independent yet inseparable souls you all are, during bodies’ sleep time you will have reunions with your beloved people in places where your and their vibrations permit.” (6)
(1) SaLuSa, Aug. 9, 2010.
(2) Matthew’s Message, Jan. 11, 2010.
(3) Matthew’s Message, Feb. 7, 2009.
(4) Matthew’s Message, March 4, 2010.
(5) SaLuSa, Aug. 9, 2010.
(6) Matthew’s Message, March 4, 2010.