May 4th 2015 is the 70th Anniversary of V.E. Day, the end of World War II in Germany. Though this was cause for celebration, it is still distressing for us to contemplate the loss of life, and the cruelty, hardship and destruction experienced for more than 7 years. Also, the spirit planes nearest to us are greatly disturbed when there is warfare on earth. Although experiencing a joyful existence beyond, spirits are also watching what is going on here on earth.
25 years after his death in 1970, A.D. Mattson described war's destructive effects on the world beyond when communicating with his daughter Ruth Taylor at the time she was visiting the Medium Margaret Flavell in Maine, In talking about the Spirit World, the Pastor still uses the imagery and language of his own former Lutheran religion. As he continues to progress to other planes, he is likely to modify his language, and find himself merging his concepts with those of other religions until they share one universal language. That fighting in war is not a legitimate activity for human beings to undertake is demonstrated by the number of combatants returning from tours of duty with PTSD (battle fatigue, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Learning may take place through acts of bravery or cowardice in warfare, which may defend a country from invasion. But fighting a war is no longer tenable when we see the extreme conditions and injuries sustained from the effects of modern weaponry, from machine guns, mines and bombs to the use of chemicals, gases and remotely controlled devices.
Ruth writes:- ''In death as in life, A. D. has shown great concern about the social problems that prevail around the world, and he has been deeply distressed over the turmoil he is witnessing from the Beyond. Throughout our communications with him he has anguished over the inhumanity that is rampant, from the starvation in Somalia to the massacres in Cambodia and Rwanda, the bloodletting in Liberia, and the turmoil in the Middle East. He spoke to us about his great distress over the Bosnian War. He had been working with a group from the Beyond assisting the dying in Bosnia, and he was shaken by the horror all around him.
The distress hat comes through in A.D.'s messages is consistent with the torment he felt over the horrors of war when he was on earth, which was almost more than he could bear. When the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan in August, 1945, (3 months after V.E. Day), he was so distraught that he told us that, were it not for his faith in God, he would have drowned himself in the ocean. It was his knowledge that God was still in charge, he said, that gave him the strength to maintain a sense of wholeness and balance, in spite of his devastating sorrow over the atrocities of the war and bombing.
In the message that follows, A.D. describes the turmoil created in the realms beyond by the chaos in Bosnia. The torment he still feels over the ravages of war and the violence and cruelty that the peoples of earth inflict upon one another is apparent. He tells us that we on earth who are appalled by the eruptions of violence and cruelty must join together and use the power of prayer to exert a healing force and positive energy to overcome the evil. He also issues a warning to those people who conduct wars and commit violence in the name of religion. Their acts are abominable in the sight of God; they are not acting under His instruction or protection. Those who believe that they will be rewarded in heaven for killing others on earth will discover that they have instead a long and onerous karmic debt to pay.''
A.D. Mattson's message.
''The Bosnian situation has caused great turmoil here in the Beyond. The huge influx of disturbed astral men, women, and children who are victims of that war has brought with it grave concern and great pain. We have to learn to be as objective as possible as we work with these souls. Otherwise, the deep compassion we feel for them can lead to our taking on the yoke of their suffering. The our despair over the evil conditions that brought them here could cause a terrible disintegration within us.
As I work with these souls, I need to draw on my faith as a Christian, on my knowledge that God Himself takes on the yoke of that suffering for us.....if we are centred on God's Love, we can bear that suffering without any sense of personal disintegration. The Killing Fields are everywhere. Rage and anger, fear and agony, hate and desire to destroy have become common feelings that assail the senses, causing wounding and death around the globe. As hard as we who work for the Lord try, we seem unable to put an end to this hatred. I assure you that those who fight for liberation from oppression are under the protection of the Love of the Lord. When you think of them, visualize the Gold Light to protect them. Pray with me for them.
Hate is a powerful vibration. We try to overcome it from the Beyond by projecting love and compassion in an effort to bring quietness and peace. Your human efforts can't succeed unless you band together, amassing your healing forces to overcome the destructiveness of hate. The Light WILL prevail, but not until a new approach comes with great force. The Sword of Righteousness is unsheathed for this battle, but how can the ordinary man, woman, or child fight unless in the armour of God?. This must be our effort - to put on the whole armour of God. Here I meet with others of like mind, and we link together using God's Love Power. We are buffeted by all the negative forces emanating from earth: rage, anger, hatred, revenge. We need the Breastplate of Righteousness to protect us from the onslaught of evil.
I have joined an army of helpers here, dedicated to releasing souls trapped inside mangled bodies in Bosnia. Heaps of corpses lie around, empty of their former inhabitants. From afar we see cloud of flashing colours, flickering lights, dark patches. Sounds of all kinds surround us.. When we work in these areas, we are clothed in gold, like a suit of armour. Under the direction of spiritual and etheric forces, we try to embrace and lift up those we can reach, helping them into peaceful areas. This resembles the work carried out by ambulance attendants, nurses, doctors, and clergy after a battle on the physical plane. It is amazing the number of souls from here who answer the call to work in this way. This work is carried out wherever there is war and conflict. It is an unending task.
I can tell you that it is easier for you on earth to remove the dead physical bodies than it is for us to assist in releasing the souls of those bodies. A normal death, as you know, is attended by the dying person's helpers and by the souls of deceased relatives and friends. Death then becomes a very orderly and, usually, loving and caring event. The body is left in quietness, and the soul in its astral, colourful etheric covering is guided away from it lovingly. But death on any battlefield where there is hatred, fear, anger, and anguish of mind, as well as physical pain, is a chaotic experience. Very few deaths in such circumstances are free from the anguish and fear evoked by the terror of war, with its blasts of battle and screams of shells and people. Certainly those who have died earlier come to help their loved ones on these battlefields, but even those loved ones find it difficult to make the soul's transition easy.
Once the released souls are removed to an area of peace and quiet, they are greeted by waves of Love. Harmonious waves of pity and compassion encircle them and heal them. Love breaks the bonds of fear, and it eases pain from physical and mental wounds. From the high reaches of Love, gentle dews of calm and peace rain down. Hold fast to this; Good CAN overcome Evil, but LOVE MUST REPLACE HATE. Please practice that in your own lives. It is extremely important.
You may tend to despair, asking yourself, ''What can I do?'' My answer is, ''You can pray.'' Your individual prayers are important. One small candle for peace and light is VERY important, because that beam goes out and joins with those sent out by others who are also praying, for peace and light. The combined power achieved through group prayer is even more helpful, so it is also important for you to gather together in prayer and meditation groups and send the power of Love to the area of the world where it is needed. There IS force in prayer, and this is healing in that force when it is generated by Love. Your prayer power on earth then joins with our prayer power here, and the energy of Love that they combine to create is a great force for Good in overcoming Evil.
Men who conduct wars in the name of religion are not doing so under God's aegis, and those responsible will have great spiritual reparations to pay. The damage done by war to individuals and societies is counter to all the laws of peace and love that God has given mankind to follow. Love, God's energizing force, is the only way to achieve the ultimate state desired for all humanity. Love is a force for achieving integration and wholeness. Hatred and violence achieve only disintegration and destruction.
Those who believe they will be rewarded in heaven by killing others on earth will have an enormous karmic debt to pay. Remember, you bring to the spiritual realms your own state of being, and that is your heaven or your hell. Religious zealots who believe that they will be rewarded in heaven for killing others on earth are rewarded only by being condemned to the Realm of Darkness. There, with all other believers that war and conflict are the only way to solve problems, they are doomed to continue their destructive behaviour. This can drag on for eons. During that time they are confined to their battlefields and experience continuously the hell of war. There is no relief for them until they begin, one by one, to realize that they are accomplishing nothing. When that realisation occurs, they can begin to be drawn out toward fullness of life in a context of love and concern for others. This process takes far longer in the spiritual realms than in the physical realms. Therefore, people who adhere to violence and cruelty should change their thinking and behaviour and turn their efforts toward peace while they are still incarnate on earth.
When people who were drafted against teir will to participate in war arrive here, they don't carry a heavy karmic debt. They are released into the Realms of Light and immediately begin a period of healing and rehabilitation to help them overcome any burden of guilt created by their participation in war's destructive force. This also applies to those who participate in a strictly defensive war, a war not of their own choosing, or in an international peacekeeping force.
As long as there is evil in the world there will be a need for police actions using force to contain it, both on a national and international level. The ultimate goal, however, should be to eventually attain a state of cooperation and love among all people, thus eliminating any excuse for conflict and the need to contain it.
The Earth is a planet for learning. Yet for centuries mankind has turned it into a planet of wars. Why is it that humanity has never learned the futility of war in achieving God's purposes for us on Earth? Pray that individuals and nations may gain new insight and come to know that war is not the answer.''
Reviewed from 'Evidence from Beyond' by Ruth Mattson Taylor. Brett Books, Inc., New York, 1999.
Submit Your Own Article