(Continued from Part 1)
S: Thank you for explaining that, Matthew. All of this is so new to me that I guess I’m superimposing on Nirvana what could happen in the same situations here.
MATTHEW: Mother, it’s natural that you would try to relate to some of the things I tell you, because other things are so astounding to you that sometimes you think I don’t know what I’m talking about.
Now then, I’ll give you an actual example of how we treat a traumatized arrival. You are seeing a wounded soldier in combat uniform sitting on a cot, in heat-of-battle anger, fear and fighting forcefulness, and someone who is gently trying to soothe him. Just as in the image I’m sending, the soldier’s body appears here to be solid, like Earth flesh, and the cot also appears to be solid. That is an illusion we manifest because it is necessary at this stage of his acclimation to this realm.
Soldiers in combat have to balance the reality of death with a sense of their own invincibility so they can focus on survival. This difficult psychic maneuvering, plus the shock of battle and the horror of being surrounded by dead comrades and the screams of the wounded, has put this soldier in an extremely agitated state. It’s necessary to let him realize that this is a change from his last Earth surroundings, which we do by easing the battlefield conditions in which he had been living and dying.
Little by little his last memories are eliminated by that gradual removal of the scene around him until he is able to accept that he has left his Earth body and has entered this new life. The transition must be slow and realistic to him or his psyche will be shocked into a state where healing is a major repair. Not that the assistance already needed and being rendered isn’t of major significance, but I am speaking relatively.
S: It would seem that realism for that soldier would mean having acres of fighting around him. Can he see his dead comrades if they’re receiving the same kind of treatment nearby? Well, since you’ve said every soul arrives separately, I suppose he’s alone with his medical attendant in a battlefield atmosphere.
MATTHEW: No, Mother, he’s not the only solider there—I just sent you a close up image so you could clearly see the solidity of his body and the cot. Yes, he can see some of his “dead” comrades nearby, and that is at once helpful and a hindrance because of possible confusion, as other men he just as recently had seen are not there.
Grouping these men at this stage is not in conflict with our treating each arrival individually in accordance with specific healing needs. To avoid further psychic damage, it is essential that these soldiers’ dying environment be portrayed accurately, and their comrades’ presence is part of this realism.
This group of soldiers who were killed almost simultaneously numbers about ten, with varying attitudes regarding death and heaven. They arrived at stations where their soul level energy permitted and their psychic adjustment can best be served, the initial stage of which you just were viewing. Each in the group has his own energy attunement to follow from this point forward.
Some of these men may be quite advanced in soul evolution and very soon be aware of their entry into the spirit realm. We have seen newly arrived soldiers with such advanced evolvement that they knew instantly where they were and quickly helped others nearby accept their transition. Other men in this group may have very serious review ahead.
As for the image you saw, yes, it was only a small portion of a reenacted battle environment, minus the deafening sounds and the gore of Earth reality. However, “acres of battle” would not have been an accurate image to send you because we don’t see that, either. What we see is more like flash scenes in a movie, where viewers have a glimpse of one character and his situation, then another character and his, and so on. Even though a little time is spent developing each vignette, viewers are meant to understand that all of the developments are happening simultaneously.
We see glimpses of individual souls in varying stages of comprehension and needs for transition assistance. We’re led to the place where we need to be by the energy connection that is established. I know you’re wondering how the differentiation can be achieved in that chaos, and I don’t know how to explain this to you, Mother, but I can assure you that it works to perfection.
As I’ve mentioned before, our primary healing mechanism is vibrations, which is why music is so essential. Healthy individuals here have a vibratory rate between two definite points, allowing for some variation corresponding to rising or falling enthusiasm, excitement, or whatever emotion causes a rate change. Since we have no fearful or angering circumstances to deal with, a rise from the normal rate is only for positive reasons. Arrivals have a much different set of rates, which are geared to their belief systems throughout life on Earth and the circumstances of physical life and death.
S: I see. Are children received the same as adults?
MATTHEW: Every child is greeted with special tenderness and loving energy and given the same personal and diligent care as all other souls. Children who arrive in comparatively sound body and mind soon are able to join the children in the large cheerful homes I’ve described, where they are lovingly nurtured.
Children with acute needs for physical or psychic healing receive continuous customized care and medical expertise in an environment designed appropriately for their age and condition, with some appointments manifested to be happily familiar to the child. With progress toward health, the child is treated to companions other than the constant caregivers and entertainment suitable for his or her recovery level.
Understandably, the younger the children are when they come, the easier they adjust to the realm. Older children remember more and are more aware of missing Earth family for the time their souls are growing beyond their psyches. Once that happens—and again, in some cases this is almost immediate because of soul evolvement—they eagerly join the other children in those inviting big homes and enthusiastically embark upon a happy fulfilling life.
S: If their families could know this, it could be such a great comfort to them. I have more questions. How many transition assisters are there in total, and how many are on duty at any one time? Do you have scheduled work periods and time off? Without clocks or any sense of our time, how do you know when to report and leave?
MATTHEW: I can’t give you an exact total, Mother, but millions are trained in this field. That “count” doesn’t include welcomers, only medical assisters. With souls constantly leaving as well as arriving, and naturally, the departures include many in our field, I’d say that only our census takers know moment by moment exact numbers of us with sufficient training to fill service posts. As is true on Earth, there are ascending degrees of expertise and experience, with corresponding degrees of responsibilities. Interns, you might call them, are not given full time assignments until they have mastered all of the education and training and completed a period of supervised service, and until then they are not considered part of our ranks. Also, please remember that each assister stays with the souls he met at transition until their recovery is complete, and many of us cannot add to our “case load.”
The number of assisters on duty varies with the situations on Earth, but always enough of us are on hand so that arrivals never are left ungreeted instantly or unattended in any moment. With deaths happening there en masse, many thousands of us are ready to meet and assist in the first instant of transition. There aren’t thousands of separate entrances, but there are thousands of individual entries, often simultaneously, say casualties of a massive earthquake who are in addition to those who are dying from all other causes. Space is not a consideration since we don’t have the bulk of physical bodies needing room as you perceive it.
No reason is urgent enough for any assister—or welcomer—to desert the service post and leave arrivals unattended. Since time doesn’t exist, it’s not easy to assess how long we work without a break, and since we have no sensation of tiring physically or emotionally, fatigue is not a limiting factor. We simply work as needed. When many arrivals are anticipated, obviously more assisters are needed and for longer periods.
We have an infallible energy notification system. A series of energy pulses lets us know whether the worker ranks are filled or are in need of replacements or additions. Because of our great numbers, not all of us are needed at once even in those peak times in numbers of arrivals, but it isn’t a haphazard arrangement of simply whoever feels like it can show up, such as when relatives or friends may be arriving. When the need is automatically registered through the energy connections, at only a thought we are transported to the scene. When another soul already is there, the second to arrive may stay for a team effort or move to the next energy blip that signals another imminent arrival.
S: How do you arrange free time for our sittings and all your other interests and activities?
MATTHEW: We have an established hierarchy responsible for the overall welcoming and assisting of arrivals, and when all service posts are manned, the rest of us are free to be doing whatever we wish. That is true for all souls here—we never feel work interferes with our other avenues of interest. My work is not only a significant accomplishment, it is a great pleasure and honor to be involved in this service at my level of responsibility. And I can assure you, Mother, I have plenty of time for all of my other pursuits!
S: What happens if you are on duty and you learn that one of your family here has an emergency?
MATTHEW: If I were attending an arrival and you were in an emergency situation, this is how things would proceed. Gregory, your guardian angel, would be the first contact with your emergency vibration. His energy call automatically would reach me and all others in this realm who are closely bonded with you. When I receive this notification I summon my assistant, who is trained to take over. He instantly appears on the scene. Then I’m released of the energy bond with the arrival and I can direct this energy toward bonding with you. All of this happens within a wink, like a light coming on, yet many steps of energy bonding and releasing are accomplished so there is no delay in reaching you and no interruption in aid to the arrival.
S: Matthew, thank you for all of this information. I never imagined that such complex care and coordination would be needed—and supplied—there.
MATTHEW: There’s another aspect of all this that I think you’ll find interesting, Mother. When each person arrives, Nirvana is exactly what that individual imagined heaven to be during his Earth lifetime. The energy of the convictions within the individual’s psyche creates for him the heaven of those convictions. Usually this is in great error!
The truth of Nirvana comes to each person with adjustment to being here. Maybe I should say that accepting that truth is the adjustment. It is not what the person’s soul realizes, but what the person’s psyche holds. During the period of remembering what this realm truly is—because the knowledge IS there, it simply has been forgotten—the arrival’s erroneous ideas remain intact psychically, but they cannot be permitted to remain very long.
Every soul’s realities affect this placement, but the effects are especially impactive when those realities differ from the universal laws. The energy frequency of all souls in this level of the realm is the same, otherwise they couldn’t even enter here. But their thought forms in error of the truth and their negative attitudes in any respect cannot be allowed to continue because they would change our entire energy field.
That is one reason the therapy so carefully designed for each individual is of paramount importance. Our entry stations are far more than gracious welcome areas and medical care facilities. They are the initial stage of adroit efforts to quickly transmute that negatively-affected energy that is so pervasive in arrivals and avert its proliferation.
S: It’s almost overwhelming to think about all of this, Matthew, but it’s comforting, too. Heaven definitely is NOT just the eternal serenity and all-knowing place I used to think it is! On a lighter note, what do you wear when you’re working?
MATTHEW: We wear whatever is expected by each arrival, and because we are completely aware of all the expectations of each, we know ahead of time the most appropriate dress. A familiar Earth-type outfit helps prevent further shock to people who need easing into this placement, so we wear whatever is in keeping with the circumstances of the people’s physical death.
For instance, at the hospital stations for arrivals from Western cultures, the usual clothing is the white or pastel-colored uniform of your medical professions, or casual clothing, most often jeans and T-shirts. When arrivals come from cold climates, they most recently have seen people in heavy coats, so we wear heavy coats. Attire familiar to soldiers would be a uniform like their medics wear, while a member of a street gang would more likely expect to see someone in sneakers, jeans and leather jackets, and we dress accordingly.
Jeans, the universal dress code on Earth, is much more common wear for our welcomers and medical assisters than white robes. However, arrivals who pass over due to long-term illness, or simply many decades of living, usually are met by welcomers in white robes, or perhaps suits or dresses. People in fragile conditions are expecting to die, you could say, and they feel more comfortable seeing someone in a traditional white outfit they’ve associated with the pearly gates.
For arrivals from areas where ethnic dress is common, we wear outfits appropriate to their regions, and for tribal populations, the ceremonial attire of the gods of their religions. It takes no extra effort to be thoughtful in this respect. It’s just as easy for us to manifest a lavish headdress or multicolored gown as it is white robes and jeans.
S: That is such a sensitive and practical consideration. I never thought before what you’d be wearing when I arrive—now I’ll expect to see you in jeans. What do Nirvana’s residents typically wear?
MATTHEW: During adjustment to the realm they usually wear clothing they were accustomed to on Earth, so a wide variety of styles is always evident, but eventually a white robe with a sash becomes the usual choice for ordinary occasions. Because it’s comfortable, Mother, that’s why!
(1) See T.E. Lawrence through Jane Sherwood, medium, Post-Mortem Journal. Communications from T.E. Lawrence. London: Spearman, 1964. Lawrence did all he could to prevent himself from being recognized. He communicated to Sherwood as T.E. Scott, but Sherwood soon discovered his real identity.
When a fellow soul recognized him on the astral plane, he said:
“Unfortunately [my companion] recognized me but my dismay was so obvious that he agreed to keep his counsel. I wanted time to find out more about this life and about myself and my new make-up before I had to take up the burden of being myself again. I had to learn how to control and use a powerful machine that was strange to me and might easily get out of hand. So I begged to be left alone for awhile.” (T.E. Lawrence, PMJ, 27.)
(2) Nicola Tesla in Robert Leichtman, From Heaven to Earth: The Hidden Side of Science. Atlanta, GA: Ariel Press, 1979. Tesla on the way his mind worked:
Tesla: I had the sort of mind that could visualize an invention or idea in great detail. I could say I had a photographic memory, but it wasn’t quite that. I could build an invention in my mind. So there was no need to write down blueprints or diagrams. My own mental memory files were much more complete and efficient than written notes would be.
[David Kendrick] Johnson: Oh, I see – the only existing model of that particular invention was in your mind. It was never built.
Tesla: Basically so. By the time I came up with that idea, there was no question in my mind that it would work. After all, when I discovered the principle for generating alternating current, I worked out all the details in my mind. I literally visualized the generators right out here [pointing to the air space at arm’s length in front of his face] and mentally built them, operated them, and refined them until the design worked. I even tested their efficiency – all in my mind! I could see them in operation and let them run in my mind for a week or a month and then dismantle them, to determine the site and degree of wear and tear. That way, when I finally did build the physical generator, it always worked right the very first time I turned it on. (Nikola Tesla in HSS, 39.)
(3) Philip Gilbert through Alice Gilbert, medium, Philip in Two Worlds. London: Andrew Dakers, 1948 and Philip Gilbert through Alice Gilbert, medium. Philip in the Spheres. London: Psychic Book Club, n.d.
(4) Lincoln: “Just after the end of my life as Lincoln, I spent most of my time adjusting to the inner planes and compensating for the means by which I experienced the transition, which was quite unexpected and a real jolt. In a situation like that, you don’t have the normal opportunity to prepare the vehicle for death. And so it takes quite a while on the inner planes to adjust.”
Leichtman: “How long does it take?”
Lincoln: “In earth time it would be at least six months. It could be longer, though – it could take as long as two years, depending on how much help you had and who your help was.” (Abraham Lincoln in Robert Leichtman, From Heaven to Earth: The Destiny of America. Atlanta, GA: Ariel Press, 1979. Matthew would have been a person assisting people like Lincoln to recover.
I was greatly surprised when, on the evening of January 19, 1965, … I was given the following information from Gordon [Burdick], five days before Sir Winston’s passing:
“You know that Winston Churchill is expected over here. I want to tell you that very great preparations are bring made to receive him. He is being welcomed by members of his own family, but also by many famous men who have preceded him, amongst them former Prime Ministers of England, and I should say that he will get a great reception; that will be a much greater wonder to him when he comes than anything else.
“There are many here who remember him and many who have watched his great career, and even helped him in the past. Those who have been with him in a spiritual sense will be amongst those to give him help and guidance in this new adventure of life.”
I heard no more until I received the following bulletin:
“I am here to give you more news. We are all waiting to hear when Churchill will be ready to be welcomed by the great assembly gathering to give him greeting that has been accorded to few new arrivals in this world. He is at present resting quietly in the place prepared for him, but I think it won’t be long before he will be ready to come and be received by those awaiting him.
“He had reached a great age and his illness had been brief and free from great suffering so that the shedding of his physical form will be a very happy event for him. I have no doubt that he will very soon be active again, playing an important part in the work of helping the plane of earth, which needs all the help that can be given it from this side.
“You will, in a sense, be feeling the loss of a grand old warrior. We will be gaining a young, great and vigorous helper in the work to be done. So your loss is our gain in this world. Every new arrival of such stature is given a new start in life and welcomed with joy.” …
[On February 2] Gordon wrote: “Churchill has been given a tremendous welcome. I was there to see it. He had been resting in a very quiet and lovely place set apart for him. When he was feeling quite restored, he was told that he was to be given a reception, not only by old friends and comrades in his earth life, but by some other men he had never met but who like himself belonged to history.
“He was quite delighted at the prospect and was then led to the place where these famous people of the past were waiting for him. He was then taken to a kind of dais where he was told to seat himself under a canopy. Then, one by one, former Prime Ministers of England and great soldiers and sailors who had helped to save Britain in the past, were brought to be introduced to him and to tell him of their interest and pride in his achievements.
“It was his day. I think he was astonished. He was also deeply moved to find himself so honoured and by those who had lived on earth long before him. I was glad to be there to witness this great welcome for him. You and all of us owed so much to his courage and splendid leadership in the last terrible war.
“We are glad to have him here, no longer an old man, but looking much as he did in 1940. He will in time grow younger still. When he has had a period of further rest, that is a time of adjustment to the new conditions of life in this world, he will probably be asked to join the company of those who are given the job of helping those still on earth and governing the different nations.”
I wrote, “He said that he was going to spend his first million years in your world painting.”
“He can still do that, but I think he may want to help England in the future as he has done in the past, and the world, too.”
“Anything more to tell me?”
“Yes, I think that this was a quite unusual occasion. Not many people get such a wonderful reception, but he had been very much guided and helped from this side. He was one of the chosen.”
“What do you mean?”
“I mean that, from time to time, certain people are chosen for a special purpose or mission, to give themselves to a great task in which the world can be helped forward or saved from catastrophe. That was Churchill’s mission and he fulfilled it perfectly. So he is now welcomed home with a great ‘Well done.’”
On February 11 the next and last communication relating to Winston Churchill came:
“When he was on the dais where the many famous men of other generations were brought to meet him, he looked very happy and was full of high spirits. He was at first a bit overcome by the wonder of it all and the greetings he received. You would have been thrilled to see the people there whom we associated only with History. One is apt to forget they are real characters who are still living and working. That is one of the most exciting things in this world, where those of the past mingle with those of the present.”
It appears, however, that I was not the only person to receive information of this kind at the time of Sir Winston’s passing. Many months later I learned that a similar report had been received at that time by Major Tudor Pole [medium for Private Dowding], who seems also to be in close touch with the unseen world. Because it corroborates the account which I had received from Gordon of the reception accorded to Sir Winston, I feel it is important to include it here:
“Churchill was met by a vast assembly, including many Servicemen and a number of famous ones who had preceded him. He was conducted to a lovely home, prepared for him long since, which contains a fine library and every facility for painting. He was aroused from his sleep, which followed his initial arrival, especially to hear the sound of the trumpets at St. Paul’s Cathedral. He looked quite youthful and content, and then lapsed back into sleep.” (Gordon Burdick to Grace Rosher in The Travellers’ Return. London: Psychic Press, 1968., 171-5.)
And how could I end without Churchill’s comments on Hitler?
I continue to be involved in influencing the government of the country that was so dear to me and so very kind to me. I passionately enjoyed my work as a member of Parliament and as Prime Minister and that line of work continues to interest me. I am still involved in it. I am still an ardent student of civilization and the history of the English-speaking peoples, too. (Sir Winston Churchill in Robert Leichtman, From Heaven to Earth: The Priests of God. Atlanta, GA: Ariel Press, 1997; c1980., 255.)
I have the opportunity to study and to encourage a few people from time to time. My life and work is in many ways an extension of those very things which interested me in my lifetime as Winston Churchill. (Sir Winston Churchill in POG, 256.)