Intelligence of the soul. Truth about so-called "migration of the soul"
" But that a human soul, and correspondingly even his at first very clumsy body, are put together in this way, everyone who thinks and feels more deeply will more or less be able to assume from the many indications that he can discover with himself.
 Take the great many various notions and ideas that a soul can develop out of himself with only little training, and which he also can imagine – correctly or less correctly, that is for the moment the same – if he would not be as if put together, like a unity that contains everything in itself, he would as less as an ox or a donkey be capable to design the construction of a royal castle and build it according to that design.
 If you consider all the various animals in the air, like the insects and birds, as well as the animals on the solid surface of the Earth, and those in the water, then you will discover with most of them the capability to build something. Just look at the bees and other little animals in the air that more or less look like it. Look at the very various nests of the birds, and the ants and still other insects in the soil, the spiders and the caterpillars. Furthermore all sorts of mouse, the beaver that builds a precise hut, the foxes, wolves, bears and still a great number of other animals, and see how they build and arrange their habitations very efficiently for themselves. Look furthermore at the various animals in the sea, especially the crustaceans. Then you will see with them such great capability to build that it often even very much amazes the best architect.
 Now, every animal, from the smallest to the biggest, has of course its own very simple building capability that is typical to the intelligence of its animal soul. It moreover knows the building material and always uses it in its own way and manner. But in the human soul a very large number of all those animal-intelligent building capabilities are present, and from them, he can, as it were through a silent awareness, put also a very large number of concepts and ideas together, and so he can create completely new and great forms.
 And so man can, when he is somehow developed, personally invent all kinds of houses in a very large variety, and countless other things, and also accomplish them with his will, reason and zeal. Could he do that if in his soul all those various capabilities would not be present in the manner that was described? Certainly not, for even the next most intelligent animal after man has no imagination and has therefore also no all-embracing talent to give form to things.
 Now you say by yourself: ‘Yes, but why must a human soul actually acquire those abilities by means of such a long and weary way?’
 And I say to you: the eternal, best and most wise Master Builder of all things and beings knows best of all why He has planned it that way on this Earth for the development of a perfected human soul, and My word in this should be sufficient for you. When you will be more perfected in yourself, you will also realize the reason for your long and weary way.
 You Romans, the Greeks and the Phoenicians and also the Egyptians believed in the migration of the soul, and still believe in it today, just like the Persians, Indians, the Sihinites on the other side of the high mountains in the vast, big and far east, and another large people that live further to the east on big islands that are surrounded by the greatest sea of this Earth – and also still many other tribes on the vast Earth. But the truth, which was very well known by the first fathers of the Earth, is distorted everywhere and completely wrong because in course of time very imperious men stood up. They were teachers at first but later became priests full of greediness and lust for power. Because the true facts about the migration of the souls would not yield any offerings and interest to them, and that is why they let the human souls migrate again in the animals and let them suffer in those animals, out of which suffering only the priests could deliver them in return of great offerings.”
(4. The composition of the human soul - GGJ Book 23)
The development of the soul up to man. The real soul evolution (exc.NR)
" Man lives from 2 kinds of worlds which he has to unite in himself. On the one hand he is the cornerstone of the outer, material creation in which he is called the crown of creation and he is praised as such. On the other hand he is the starting point of the pure spiritual world which with him has reached the first stage of complete free self-awareness. So, on the one hand he is the beginning and on the other hand the end of a chain, and he has to find in himself, by his for that purpose given life and the free development, the right link with which he can make those 2 chains as one. I will explain this further to you.
 All beings, from the smallest creature, form step to step ascending series, in such manner that one step will always complete the other, will show greater perfections and can by that also develop an ever greater intelligence.
 Look at the animals where lower sorts exist that seem to have no other goal than to maintain their body and serve as food for other animals. When there is an enemy of their body and life, they stoically surrender to their fate and do not fight back and are also not capable to do that. Look at the many insects and lower amphibians.
 However, further up you can see that the intelligence is already so highly developed that those animals are more conscious of the dangers that threaten their bodies, and also know how to escape from them through all kinds of cunning tricks.
 With animals that are further up you can see that this quality is even more developed, and so they are provided with suitable weapons like sharp claws and teeth to get rid of their enemies, but at the same time they become also enemies of other sorts of animals. Now there is a struggle from both sides where cunningness and cleverness are utilized, for the killing of the bodies but also for the progression of the intellect so that the character that develops gradually and that acquires specific qualities for the ever ascending animals can be formed.
 Now a borderline is reached from which the animals are inclined to join man, and then you call them house animals. They usually are more submissive or more tame as you say. They can develop a very far-reaching intelligence and can be trained. By that they look in a certain way more like man – not in their outer form but for what concerns certain characteristics. You often can observe real astonishing actions of animals that show reasoning and also a certain discernment so that you are amazed and say: the animal lacks only the power of speech. Look, these are animals that in their spiritual development only need to make a step to become a human being, like an infant who has also only to make a certain step in years in order to become a person with reason. But with the animal that goal cannot be attained because the form of the soul is not perfected yet while with a child, who often seems much dumber and clumsier, the form of the soul is present and capable for a further development, like in every grain of seed in which lays the image of the future plant."
(GGJ Book 25, 33)
" ALL these sorts of animals, which are multiple in order to make possible an optimal variety in character abilities, are however under a fixed law which takes care that they can develop themselves in that one certain direction, namely the one of the highest possible intelligence. This means: they are not capable to act differently than the limits of the form of their soul will permit. For instance, no matter how clearly you will indicate to a bird that it still would be better not to build an open nest but perhaps a woven house, he will nevertheless stay with his nest. And you can be sure that since the existence of the different sorts on Earth every sort built their homes exactly as they still do today. This is in a certain way because of a limited horizon (the form of the soul) that cannot be extended. It is just like a child who cannot learn the difficult higher arithmetic as long as he still does not understand the initial basics.
 The different forms that the animals must go through correspond to the time periods or years of development of man. When the highest animal intelligence is developed – mind you, this is not concerning the outer form but only concerning the development of the soul – then those developed intelligences can flow together to become a human soul. So this contains now in the first place the highest developed intelligences that mutually complement each other, and then, since he is the next step in the development of many lower lives, he must be a reflection of the total lower life in general, because he contains all this in himself. So he is now completed for what concerns the outer form and the inner form that is capable for development. The crown of creation, the human form, with a germ that is capable for the highest possible development, is reached in the newly born human being.
 Now begins the second task: man must reach the highest possible free awareness in the knowledge of his Creator and in the development of the inner man.
 Up to now the form of the soul was dull, did not care about spiritual things but only about material things. Only the right of the strongest was important to him. But the deity wants His work that was led here with difficulty will now also begin to know Him and will try to come closer to Him out of love, and not out of fear for His power. How can this be achieved?
 The deity must veil Himself to reach that goal. That means that He must put His creature in circumstances that gives him the possibility to recognize the deity freely from himself or not. By that, the deity may not use any coercion, for otherwise fear, which has to be avoided, and not love will influence the direction of the will. Just think how you would feel to be surrounded by servants who would only serve you out of fear instead of out of love. That little plant of love can only come into existence when the human soul receives proof – by the ever increasing clearness and insight of things – of the great love and wisdom which the deity gives him and which stirs up admiration and love in him.
 A leader is now given to the human soul, because the pure soul alone, which cannot be further developed as perfected form, would not notice anything higher than himself if a spiritual feeling – the awareness of a power – could not flow in, which humbles him down and urges him to seek his Creator. And this is the divine spark which is laid in him as spirit and which has to develop together with him, has to penetrate in him more and more through a right education and must lead him into all knowledge through self-teaching.
 This true marriage, which starts already when man is born, is however greatly disturbed because, although the soul is developed by the inevitable physical development, the inner spirit stays mostly only like an embryo in him. The purpose of life is however to let them develop together at the same time so that the one depends in the right measure on the other.
 That divine spark comes from God and contains initially all the truth and the right knowledge. By that spark, man stands in very close connection with the initial Spirit of God Himself and he can penetrate in all secrets and the wisdom of God Himself. But very few people are aware of this. And to lighten up this awareness – which flashes up only weakly– to full certainty and to knowledge, is the goal of My work as Teacher. And the way that leads to it is given by My teaching.
(35. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FORM OF THE SOUL UP TO MAN, GGJ Book 25)
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