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Source texts from the books by Jozef Rulof for the article ‘children spheres’.
Based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
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Spheres of peace and happiness

Thanks to his gift of out-of-body experience, André (Jozef Rulof) could pay a visit to the children spheres in the hereafter.
These spiritual children spheres reflect the inner state of the child:
André saw a beautiful country.
He hadn’t seen anything of such beauty in the places he had visited until now.
Nature appeared Divine.
He couldn’t have found the words to describe it.
Perfect peace prevailed.
The sky was swathed in a silvery haze, mirroring nature.
Everything around was reflected in the silvery firmament.
It was a mighty sight for a creature from the earth.
It meant nothing but happiness to him.
What would the higher spheres be like if this already seemed like paradise.
All this was Divine.
The little ones dwelt in heavenly beauty.
Flowers everywhere, surrounded by young life which nature displayed in all its glory.
It formed a symphony of colours.
Nothing but life, their happiness was inherent in all things.
There were benches all around, amidst flowers, where the little ones could abide.
They were far off in the distance, together with their mothers.
He saw them wandering about everywhere and everything breathed happiness, the inner state of the being.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
No royal child can experience such happiness on earth:
He couldn’t believe himself, there they were, the children of the earth.
Oh, if only a saddened mother could linger here for a short moment, she would forget her sorrow.
He saw beautiful temples, made of snow-white marble.
They lived here like royal children.
He also sensed that no prince or princess on earth could ever possess this happiness.
Happiness on earth couldn’t be compared to this.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
The spiritual children are brought up here by spirits of love:
All the little ones are brought to this sphere and raised by spirits of love who possess true mother-love.
It wouldn’t be possible for other beings to care for the little ones; this will become clear to you when we arrive there.
Their peace is taken care of.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
That looking after is only the explaining of the spiritual laws in which the child lives:
And what is that taking care of?
That is only just talking, explaining the laws, as you now experience it.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
These spirits of love can also bring the spiritual children to the earth in order to play with earthly children there.
In this way, Jozef Rulof already played as a child with spiritual children.
His mother Crisje saw her child Jeus (Jozef) having lots of fun:
Jeus sees luminous balloons and children who are playing with him.
These children are also invisible to Crisje.
But you must hear and see it, she thinks, it is heavenly.
Jeus laughed, and was having enormous fun.
Jeus of Mother Crisje Part 1, 1950

Reunion not self-evident

André hears from his spiritual leader Alcar why people cannot enter the children spheres just like that:
‘Can’t we draw up a little nearer, Alcar?
Maybe I could get a better view of them.’
‘No, André, we can’t.
We’re not allowed to approach them, we would disturb their peace.’
André understood.
Why wasn’t he satisfied?
Alcar could of course link up, but he didn’t do so for him.
He hadn’t got far enough yet to merge with them.
But he felt happy that he was permitted to take a look within this beautiful sphere.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
The parents will have to attune themselves to their child:
‘Is the link between mother and child kept intact?’
‘I already explained that to you too, and affirmed it.
This link is maintained because the parents wanted this connection and established it themselves.
Yet they bear the heavy task of attuning to their child if they want to become linked when they arrive here.’
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
André (Jozef Rulof) found himself in a similar situation when his own stillborn child Gommel went to the children spheres.
During his out-of-body experience, he could see his child, but not go to her:
Actually, he had already seen the child only four months after it had arrived.
But he hadn’t been allowed to come close; he was permitted to look on from afar.
He wasn’t allowed to disturb its spiritual peace.
Nonetheless, the things he had been allowed to see had made a great impression on him.
Hundreds of little children – they were all angels – were gathered there.
They were enveloped by a blue haze and he had clearly been able to distinguish the spiritual little bodies.
The little ones lived in a large building made of snow-white marble, and they were taken care of by spirits of love, angels who sensed pure, perfect mother love.
Alcar had shown him his child, but he had already sensed from a distance that it was her; he was attracted to her by a link of love.
Nevertheless, he was required to stay some thirty feet away from her; he hadn’t been allowed to come any closer to her.
But how happy he had been to see that his child was alive and growing up.
He wasn’t permitted to dwell in the children’s sphere for long either; they returned to earth shortly after.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
Once he had mastered more love, during a later out-of-body experience he could enter the children sphere of his daughter, helped by his spiritual leader Alcar:
They entered the children’s sphere; a tranquillity prevailed, with a heavenliness and an intensity such as he had never felt before.
Love, and flowers in fantastic colours everywhere; the buildings and temples where the little ones dwelt were immaculately white.
What would she look like after that one year?
He would recognize her amidst thousands.
The love, the spiritual bond was the eternal connection with this young life.
From afar he saw the little ones playing in nature.
Now that he was on the brink of the great happening, André felt himself growing quiet.
A unknown feeling of tranquillity came over him.
Where was his little girl?
What would she look like?
Countless thoughts ran through his mind.
Would he be allowed to hold her in his arms?
This hadn’t been possible the previous time he had been here, together with Alcar.
He had been permitted to see her from afar, a bluish haze had kept her hidden from sight.
It was almost incredible; would he be allowed to hold a spiritual being in his arms?
Wouldn’t this be too overwhelming for him?
Wouldn’t this be too much happiness?
At some distance from him a lot of foster mothers were taking a walk with their little ones.
They were like brightly shining suns, they all glowed with love, nothing but love.
None of these children knew anything about an earthly life; not until later, when they too sensed every connection, would they get to know.
They strolled along a beautiful avenue, surrounded by flowers of the spheres, and all this was meant for life as it existed here.
How beautiful nature was, the birds were singing their lovely, pure songs.
Flowers spread their fragrance, everything spread light around.
It was heavenly.
A bit further on, he saw the little ones who had reached the age of three.
They would subsequently go on to other spheres, and in the end they would enter the existential sphere to which they were attuned.
They would then continue on their way to higher areas, where even more happiness awaited them.
To André’s left and right, beautiful sculptures represented fairy-tales for the little ones to learn from.
This would familiarize them with life.
They didn’t learn any language as on earth; here, they acquired an immediate alliance with life.
Their love was their wisdom; they could link up with anything, they merged with it.
Their feeling was their science; they did not need to learn any arithmetic sums here.
Here they learnt to love the Creator of all these things.
They would appreciate beauty, feel love for everything that lived, in order to give this to others, which attuned them to God.
No dark clouds would obscure their happiness.
Here tranquillity prevailed, the spiritual happiness, which no-one could disturb.
The gates to this paradise would remain closed to those who didn’t bear this attunement within.
This was a sacred land; this was where she lived and where he was allowed to dwell, because he was being helped by his leader.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
Master Alcar teaches André that the parents on earth will see their deceased children again as brothers and sisters:
Beautiful parks, snow-white temples made of marble and other kinds of stone were all around.
Several brooks, as white as silver, flowed through this sacred land along banks that were decorated with flowers on the left and the right and in which birds were swimming.
It was a marvellous splendour.
This was where man dwelt as a young being, from the earth they had come to this place.
Yet mothers refused to part with their little ones, because they wanted to keep the child as their personal property.
But those who ‘knew’ would be able to bear the sorrow with greater ease, and submit everything into God’s safe hands.
Thousands of children from the earth dwelt here, all the nationalities were gathered.
Royal children lived here as well as the poorest of the earth.
Here no distinction was made, nor was it felt.
Here they were all one; they lived in happiness, knew no jealousy or envy as children did on earth.
Everything was mighty.
If the mothers on earth were allowed a mere glimpse to see how their little ones were being cared for, they would be willing to submit everything.
If they could accept, this would entail happiness for their entire life on earth; the sorrow God had imposed on them could then be borne.
God took the young life upon Himself and gave it this care.
But man wanted things to be entirely different.
Man wanted to possess, yet this was not the way, was not the wisdom and truth, wasn’t God’s intention; man should and would live in submission and confide in God’s holy Guidance.
People forgot and refused to accept, that one day their children would be their brothers and sisters; yes, that mother love would dissolve within this higher form of love.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
From earthly to spiritual love is a huge step:
But that was not what man wanted, on earth they only knew an earthly kind of love; they wanted nothing to do with spiritual love and therefore they didn’t understand all these sacred things.
Their feelings were adapted to matter.
Now that he saw and knew how his child was being taken care of, he wouldn’t want to foster it on earth.
He could never give her this kind of happiness.
This would be depriving her of happiness.
He was the earthly father, God was the Father in eternal life.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
In the children spheres, André meets a spiritual mother:
They had now reached a large building erected in a powerful style and made of snow-white marble.
The building was a work of art in itself, and this was where the little ones lived.
He hardly dared approach it.
How it shone forth; every part of it revealed the happiness which the little ones carried within and which marked their attunement.
Wherever he looked he discovered beautiful temples.
Could one imagine a higher form of art?
Of all the things man would ever accomplish, to him this was perfection.
The building stood on a platform and was surrounded by a terrace; in addition, flowers and fruit trees had been planted around the whole building, all intended as a decoration, and to support mankind, and therefore to increase its happiness too.
On the steps he saw a radiant spirit, who was apparently waiting for them.
Had they been informed here too of his arrival?
He had sensed something similar in the third sphere.
The being was dressed in a beautiful garment of light.
It shone with such intensity that he didn’t dare look at it, as he feared that he would disturb the brilliant rays with his gaze.
The spirit smiled at his leader from afar.
Oh, what a beauty, who could she be?
Alcar went up to the being and André saw how his leader knelt down before the being.
‘Brother Alcar’, he heard her say, ‘God be with you.’
Alcar was known everywhere in this infinite space.
André knelt down too and waited what would happen.
Alcar carried on a conversation with the angel, of which he didn’t want to hear anything.
He thought of God and asked for strength for this sacred event.
Suddenly he heard something rustle and approaching him.
A soft heavenly voice said to him: ‘Get up, André, and look at me.’
André looked up; two radiant eyes gazed at him, and love embrached him in a way he had never felt before.
Where did this being live, he thought, was this God in person?
The spirit smiled; André sensed that she had caught his thoughts.
‘André’, she spoke, ‘from the earth in a heavenly realm, to visit your child?’
So they knew here why he had come?
The being immediately said to him: ‘Wouldn’t we know whom you came for?’
Her looked from him to his leader, and he understood this glance.
It had been his Alcar, who had taken care of everything.
André was to see his child.
‘She’s alive, André, she is beautiful and happy; she will be even happier when she meets her father.’
André trembled.
‘Be strong, André, you won’t be able to approach your child in this state.’
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
André gets to hear that his sphere child may not feel anything of his earthly life:
He looked at the beautiful being and a deep tranquillity descended upon him.
‘Take a walk through nature, André, and try to link up with life.
We will come to fetch you soon to escort you to your child.
God will permit you to approach your child if you will attune to her condition.
This joy will be granted to you very soon.
Attune to life; we will help you.
So be calm and happy, André!
Pray to God that He may link you up and attune you.
The being is not allowed to sense anything of your earthly life.
Nothing of your inner self may pass onto her, because she has gained no knowledge of the earth.
You know that this sphere is not your possession yet and that you will have to attune to it.
Ask God for support, André, only He can help you and give you the power to become linked up with her.
Go, my son.
Amidst all this beauty you will be enabled to link up.
Call us when you feel that you are connected.
To be one with everything means to approach life in a spirit of love.’
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
Now André understood why Alcar had said that it was ‘possible’ that he would see his child again:
André was alone, Alcar and the angel of the spheres had left.
His heart wept, big tears ran down his cheeks; it had moved him deeply.
He would shortly see his child, if it was possible for him to link up.
He couldn’t simply barge in, and now he understood why his leader had said that this also might be ‘possible’.
Now he felt the possibility of this great happening.
Oh, how he wanted to see his child; he wouldn’t be back here again for a long time.
He had to prepare himself to be admitted to his own child.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
His wife Anna would also later be faced with this task:
She too, the mother of his child, would experience a similar condition when she passed over on earth.
Not only she, but many other mothers would have to attune if they wanted to see their children again.
He had to prepare himself; he hadn’t thought of that, it hadn’t crossed his mind.
Nobody would anticipate that, unless one knew this life.
They had left him on his own so that he would be able to link up completely; he had to come to his senses and in the meantime no-one wanted to disturb him.
On the contrary, they wished to help him because here they knew that his powers to do so were inadequate.
He had to attune, but to what?
He thought it over deeply for a long time.
Attune to his child, to another being?
He had to try to approach God in simplicity and humility for the sake of a life that possessed a higher attunement.
Wasn’t it love, pure love which he ought to possess?
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
André first has to think that his child is not his possession.
He feels that his life of feeling is his only possession that he takes with him after the earthly life:
It would acquaint him with yet other spiritual laws.
Man on earth refused to accept these laws.
Yet he had to; he wouldn’t see his child before he had learnt to bow his head to approach her in humility, and to feel love for all of life.
His possession dwelt here amidst this beauty.
Was this child his possession?
He was the father, yes, an earthly father; a heavenly Father made him familiar with other spiritual laws.
How dearly he loved his child, how much he loved his little spiritual being.
He was merely the connection, which connected hem with this being.
The vision had shown him clearly enough that this applied to everyone, to all the fathers and mothers on earth.
Only now did he understand what fatherhood and motherhood meant on earth.
What kept the world, the planet earth going?
Fathers and mothers did.
Who imbued a being with intelligence?
God, God alone.
That’s why life was God, and man could not and must not believe that it was his possession.
Man had no possessions; the only thing man could call his own, was his inner condition.
The love for all of life was still so remote to the people on earth.
It would take hundreds of years before man would live in keeping with this knowledge.
So he would continue to tread his path as Alcar showed, taught and explained to him.
That path was the path to eternal life, the path leading upward.
Man on earth made demands.
He was ignorant.
He didn’t know the life which his was part of, he wouldn’t get to know it in this way, although he was meant to, because that was why he was on earth.
The birth of her child could make a mother awaken.
But many experienced this physically; the spiritual aspect of things was never felt.
Only now, in the condition he was in at present, did he understand what his leader had explained to him about the important fact that a mother on earth could awaken by giving birth to a child.
How many on earth were roused by this sacred event within this attunement?
One in a million.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
Only the love for all the life opens the gates to the children spheres:
Not until here would the mother awaken, but then it would be too late.
This mighty process was not understood.
How great this moment was for him, how magnificent the possession of a child.
He saw many mothers from the earth arrive here, who all believed that they just like that would see their loved ones.
On earth he so often heard it said that when they passed on, their children would be waiting for them.
Oh, how great the disappointment would be when they entered here.
What they now required of him would also be required of them, but for that many needed an entire earthly life because they had forgotten themselves during that life.
He saw their saddened faces; their pains were terrible, in no way comparable to earthly pains.
What they felt here was distress of the soul.
Their souls tore apart because they must wait, and keep on waiting, and give themselves for others, which they either had forgotten or had refused to do on earth.
To them this paradise remained closed.
They had to learn to efface themselves, and this was no instant process.
In the spirit nothing could be left out.
They were broken, body and soul.
He was glad that he would be in a position to tell them this.
Oh, mothers of the earth, the dearest treasure you lost on earth is alive here on this side, in the life after earthly death.
Mothers on earth, look what they expect of me, look what I must do to see my child again!
I must link up with her and attune to her inner condition if I am to see her again.
My child didn’t see the sun rise on earth and neither did many others with her; they all live here, in this paradise.
I’m not allowed to approach her with my present feelings.
Mothers, do you feel what is in store for you?
Do you feel that you too will have to attune to your little ones if you want to see them again?
Once you die there and enter here, you too will get to know these laws.
Mothers, God neither makes nor knows any distinction.
Link up with the life that lives around you and along with you, spread love and develop your inner body.
Here one kneels down before the love on high, and if you’re unable to do that, you will have to wait and learn to do so in other spheres.
Not until then will you be admitted to all those who are dear to you.
No science on earth will be able to help you; this requires love.
Attunement to the being that senses your father love and mother love and that recognizes your attunement.
No being from the earth, that feels no love for all life within, will see its own possession again.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
André feels that he must become one in love with all the life:
André strolled about between flowers in ineffable colours, and tried to link up with life.
He decidedly wanted to receive a connection; he would do anything to achieve this.
How beautiful it was in this sphere!
Happiness flowed into his soul.
Deep within he now sensed the life with which he wanted to unite so that he would be admitted to that spiritual child.
He felt himself growing calm and peaceful.
He too became absorbed by life; God descended into his soul.
He felt himself becoming one with nature.
Everything was in touch with him, and nature was telling him beautiful poetry.
He now felt united with the flowers he had once talked to on earth.
They were telling him something, and he understood the birds’ singing too.
It told him everything, he was one with them, with all of life.
Now he was able to follow the life within plants and flowers.
The little creek flowing past him told him what it had experienced and that it was joyfully pursuing its course.
It flowed by, but at the same time it sang; it was the song of the spheres.
The birds told him the meaning of their life, and he saw God within.
God lived in everything!
How different he saw and felt life now then on earth.
There people simply passed life by, they trampled on it, they ripped it apart without wanting to, without any reason, absent-mindedly.
Horrible thoughts were directed at people, who weren’t aware of anything.
Arrows were shot off, they didn’t see how deeply the unspoken inner thoughts struck home at life, something they would after all see again on this side in their film of life.
Nothing was ever lost.
He prayed fervently, long and intense to be allowed to become linked up.
His inner tranquillity increased; a heavenly quietness flowed into him.
‘Oh God, link me up with my child, let me descend into her life, I will approach Your life in simplicity and humility.
Father, if ever You choose to hear me, then do so now.
If ever You choose to make me happy, then do so now, great and holy Father.
I will be like a child and happy with Your wisdom; may Your love enter into me.
Father, let me return to earth with this wisdom, so that I may convince many mothers, and likewise the mother of this being, how they can meet their loved ones on this side.
Father, give me strength, so that I may see my child.
Let me console and support the mothers on earth, let me experience this for their sake.
Put that holy power into me, link me up with my child.
Hear my prayer, Amen.’
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
André realizes that he must accept the same sphere in feeling as in which his child lives.
He can only do this with the aid of higher powers:
An even greater stillness than before came over him.
A feeling of pure happiness flowed through him; he felt himself sinking deeper and deeper into life.
How faraway was he now in his feeling from the earth!
They were helping him, as it was not possible to absorb this happiness on one’s own.
Powers from higher beings brought him into this condition.
His thoughts were pure; nothing obstructed him in any way.
He too was a child of the spheres; he now harboured the same feeling.
He felt love, pure and genuine love for live, that had been laid down in everything.
There were no other thoughts in him then these, that beauty, sanctity, love was pure happiness, which overwhelmed him.
He couldn’t compare his happiness with earthly happiness, couldn’t express it in words.
What was great happiness over there, compared to his feeling?
This was mighty, this was light, the golden light of the spheres in which his child dwelt.
He didn’t know how much time he had spent there in prayer, but suddenly he felt powers of a different kind, and when he looked in the direction where they came from, he saw his leader approaching.
Alcar had come to fetch him.
‘Come, my boy, your prayer has been heard.
We are allowed to enter.
God didn’t only hear your prayer, he also linked you up with your child.
You are now permitted to see your child.
Your desire to approach in simplicity and humility brought you into this attunement.
She’s waiting for us, André.
Come, follow me.’
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
And then comes the enormous happiness that he is allowed to put his arms around Gommel:
André followed his leader to the beautiful building.
How far he had strayed.
From afar he saw the beautiful building, yet they soon reached it and entered.
They passed through many halls and came to a large space.
He saw many children gathered there and the little ones were dressed in beautiful garments.
They all shone like suns, thousands of children could live here together.
In the hall, where many beings were gathered, he saw the lovely being who had addressed him.
She took a beautiful angelic child on her arm and moved away from all the others.
He and his leader followed her closely; they passed through various other halls, until she suddenly stepped outside, into nature.
This building was open too, he had a view in all directions.
Outside, she entered a kind of summer house, surrounded by flowers and greenery, by birds and other life.
Was it his child she was carrying?
He heard a soft, heavenly little voice that made his heart beat faster.
His child was alive, it had grown up and looked beautiful.
He heard her laughing, it was incredible.
His leader entered and after a moment Alcar came to fetch him.
André entered the summer house.
How did he feel himself, he did not dare to think.
Alcar stood beside him; an angelic being was sitting there facing him, she was carrying a child in her arms and that child was his Gommel.
Gommel, he thought, I ... am here ... your father ...
Dazed with happiness, powerless because a heavenly being was looking at him, he stood there and it seemed as if he hadn’t yet been born himself.
He felt a heavenly silence surging up in him.
Two eyes looked at him and he imagined seeing God.
‘Lydia’, he heard, ‘Lydia is watching over your child and taking care of it, André.’
He didn’t dare look the high spirit in the face, but she spoke to him like a mother, which made him feel alive again.
‘Come over to me, André, your child is expecting you; take her over from me.’
Filled with gratitude, united in love, he approached the being, took his child over from her and locked it in his arms.
The great moment had come.
The spirit left, his spiritual child lay at his breast.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
In the children spheres the development takes place faster than on earth:
Alcar was sitting beside him, birds were all around him, flowers of the spheres decorated the surroundings; he was drawn up into God’s paradise
Beautiful and endearing was his child, whom he had not been allowed to hold on earth.
He pressed her close, she laughed and talked and was wise and felt that they were one.
A spiritual child was resting in his arms.
Oh God, how can I thank you!
She laid her dark gleaming angelic little head up against him and laughed at Alcar.
It seemed as if she had known him for years.
Then she sat up again, laughed at him and stroked him with her spiritual little hands so that he had a hard time restraining himself.
He was not allowed to fall back into his own previous attunement.
How fabulously beautiful the garment was she wore.
It was nothing but light and he saw how it kept on changing.
Then it was purple blue, and then palish pink.
The being was pure and her little eyes sparkled like emeralds with a soft enchanting gleam.
This being was sacred and would later on become his sister.
They would remain linked up forever, after he had reached her attunement.
At present she was one year old according to earthly reckoning, yet she was taller than a child of that age that dwelt on earth.
Development went faster in the spheres, there was nothing to impede development.
They had no illnesses to cope with; here was only happiness; they sensed no obstruction in anything.
Here everything was different.
Their life was spiritual and the child grew up in heavenly tranquillity.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
André sees the love of his wife for their child:
His thoughts turned from her to her mother, who lived on earth and continuously thought of her.
Oh, what bliss!
He saw a light reaching out from her mother to her, and he understood that this was the power of her thoughts for her child.
He saw her very clearly.
These thoughts in light irradiated her yet rebounded against the being, as she couldn’t reach her child in this way.
How far down had he been forced to descend in order to find and efface himself?
She must do the same if she wanted her love to be felt in the spheres.
Yet he was happy to be allowed to see this.
It was the link with everything, it was her love for her Gommel.
How far away the earth was from him; yet her thoughts did reach the sphere of the children.
Her feelings were accurately focussed, yet her thoughts would not reach her child.
Nothing disturbed the being.
But there was a bond, one feeling, one understanding.
And all of this was love.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
André uses all his powers of feeling in order to be able to remain with his child as long as possible:
He was one with the child for a long time; they would soon come to fetch it again.
How long would this goodbye part them?
She felt it too and pressed herself against him even more tightly.
André felt his strength weakening.
Then he saw the spirit Lydia approaching them like a sun.
Again he looked at his child.
He descended deeply into the being.
Gommel looked at him, then closed her little angel eyes and was lost in profound tranquillity.
Too profound for him; she was unfathomable to him in this condition.
His child existed way beyond him in spiritual power.
Now he felt the great blessing of this happening even more clearly.
The angel took her over from him and left.
On the very same spot he thanked God for everything he had been given.
For this quiet, great sacred happiness.
He had kissed Gommel’s little hands as a last farewell; the great event was over.
Alcar made him feel that they were about to go on.
André said goodbye to the sphere where his child dwelt.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936

Spiritual growing up

A child also grows up in the children spheres.
It even grows faster than on earth, because in the spheres no illnesses or material disorders impede growing up.
During a contact evening, Jozef Rulof explains that the speed of growing up in the children spheres is determined by the feeling and the consciousness that is present in the soul:
But a child, madam, which it concerns, it therefore goes to the spheres, stays there a while, and the more feeling and consciousness there is, this life awakens.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
A child that grows up in the hereafter is always attuned to the spheres of light.
If a child on earth is attuned in feeling to a dark sphere such as the Land of Twilight or the Land of Hatred, then upon death it does not go to the children spheres, but to the world of the unconscious in order to reincarnate on earth:
Because a child always possesses happiness, a child never lives in the Land of Twilight and never in the Land of Hatred.
Or it goes back to the earth, or it goes straight through to the first, second, third sphere.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
When the earthly mother of the child is not attuned to a sphere of light, the spiritual child will be kept away from her in order to not disturb the inner peace of the child:
And when the mother has a little bit of a different attunement to the child, can hate and is impudent, and snarling and growling, then that child is already kept from your environment; because that mother who waits for and takes care of that child on the Other Side, is a hundred thousand times above the maternal love of the earthly human being.
If you now give a wonderful growing feeling to your child, but do not attract ...
If you just start to think: ‘I must have my child back’, that child can already not come to you, because then they already keep it away, because you will suck that child dry.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
Another spiritual leader of Jozef Rulof, master Zelanus explains in his book ‘Spiritual Gifts’ that the universal sphere love exceeds the earthly love:
A child that leaves the earthly life at a young age is taken care of by a spiritual mother, and lovingly looked after, as an earthly mother could not do.
However good and great the mother love is, however deep the ties between mother and child are, the happiness of the spheres and the love of the spheres exceed the earthly feeling of love in everything, also that of mother and child.
Of course, the earthly mother does not want to lose her child, which is very simple, since the possession of children is the most sacred thing for the mother and is given to us all by God.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
The soul of the child has the early transition to the hereafter in its own hands:
The soul has to experience this early death, this transition to the astral life has it in its own hands.
This has to do with the cause and effect of that soul.
It has now experienced something on earth and returns to the Spheres of Light.
This is the continuation of the soul, the return to God.
If the experience has been accomplished, then death irrevocably enters for this life!
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
If the soul still has to experience something on earth, she will not go to the children spheres:
However, if this soul has to return to earth again in order to make up for or to experience something, then the world of the unconscious attracts this life of the soul.
This world is for the soul to rest and prepare itself for the new birth.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
If the soul is free from being reincarnated, then she will go to the conscious hereafter:
On the other hand, if this life of the soul continues, if it is free from this law of birth, then the conscious hereafter attracts this life and the soul continues to keep its independence.
Now the Spheres of Light take care of this life and therefore this child and millions of others live consciously further.
It is known on this side when these little souls die and then the mother on this side goes to the earth in order to collect her ward.
During death, which a great deal of your little ones can already perceive themselves beforehand and tell it to their parents, they see an angel by the bed, and the child knows that this angel has come to collect it.
The children, boy or girl, see that light, reach for it with both hands and surrender to that light, to their spiritual mother.
On earth the parents are sad, however, they know that God has taken their darling into His arms, but neither the parents nor their doctor know anything about the true event and the astral laws.
The spiritual mother takes the spiritual life from the earth into her shining arms, presses it to her heart and takes it to the Spheres of Light.
She goes straight to the attunement of the child, a heaven, to which the child belongs and to which it has attunement.
And a child of seven years, even if that child was catty on earth or had other faults, has nothing to do with the material sins; this child enters a child sphere in life after death.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
In the hereafter the soul grows to her adult consciousness:
Moreover, you have no understanding of this on earth.
If mothers know this, they are, or they can be happy; their dear child is taken care of on this side.
After their death, they see their dear child again, but then probably as an adult, because the child also lives on according to the adult conscious.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
In the spiritual life the child gets to know everything about the own life and consciousness:
However, in our life the child is not spared.
The education is of the same nature that the adult human child enjoys and has to follow.
In our life, we know no mitigating circumstances.
That is earthly and unnatural.
In our life, the child has to know everything about his own life and consciousness and accept the laws of God.
On this side, the child lives in the truth of God, which cannot be experienced on earth by the child.
The child experiences the material destruction and the spiritual construction, which every soul, as child or adult, has to accept.
That is the astral wisdom, which the child has to master.
God knows no mitigating circumstance in this, nor for the child!
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
The word ‘child’ is an earthly concept.
On The Other Side people think in terms of children, because each soul who lives in the hereafter is already ancient.
I do not believe that you will accept me when I tell you that no children live on our side.
I repeat, no children live on this side!
Does that not seem strange to you?
Does that not sound to you like something that you cannot accept anyway and is nonsense?
Yet, I speak the sacred truth and I will therefore explain it to you.
You must know namely that you as a human being already have millions of lives behind you.
That means, as a child on earth dies, the organism dies, the soul continues to live and is primeval!
The body is young; the soul has, on earth alone, completed thousands of lives and no longer knows being young.
This is the astral and cosmic meaning for the life of the soul that dies as a child on earth.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
Before the soul reincarnated, she already experienced an adult consciousness.
It is to this consciousness that the soul returns again when she leaves the earth as a child at a young age:
The soul now draws from the conscious when it awakens as a child of the spheres on this side.
That means that the soul now enters its last existence and becomes completely conscious in it.
Because the last, early terminated, life did not give the soul sufficient power and conscious to keep itself going.
This conscious is therefore too little for an existing world.
The soul therefore enters; I will make it clear to you in different ways that last but one life.
This is the last consciousness of the soul, before it is returned to the earth.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
If, during the earthly life a love bond was formed with the earthly mother, that bond will be strengthened in the hereafter:
The soul now awakens and asks for the mother.
The sister starts to make it clear to the child that it has died on earth.
The child is faced with these laws like the adult being, this is astral reality, and has to accept it.
There are no mitigating circumstances.
The spiritual mother does not beat about the bush, so she tells the child frankly that it has left the earth.
For the child of seven years that is a great miracle and it wants to know more about it.
If the bond with the earthly mother is deep, then the child asks for the mother.
The younger child will not have to ask the questions, the little one does not know anything more about it.
The child has gone to sleep and awakened on this side, as if it has slept in your world and hunger shook the child awake.
If the earthly love bond dominates, then the mother goes back to the earth with the child when the child is ready for it, and it may see its parents and probably its sisters and brothers.
The mother tells the child about their life and everything that is now necessary for the conscious of the child, so that it learns to understand.
If this bond between mother and child is really of a spiritual nature, the spiritual mother will not break this love under any circumstances; on the contrary, she will even reinforce this bond, because she would otherwise be in conflict with the laws of God, because bonds of love cannot be broken.
A spirit of light does not break any bonds of love.
We build up!
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
The soul who returns to the children spheres is finished with the earthly cycle:
When the longing is present in the child, the astral mother takes the child to the earth and the child gets to know its own life.
Now the child receives worldly wisdom in the sphere of the earth.
The child sees through the parents, sees the sisters and brothers and awakens because of it.
The child sees that father, mother, brothers and the sisters still have to awaken, they do not know what it already knows and it now understands that they have to finish their life on earth.
The child that leaves the earth early finds itself in a cosmic blessing.
You do not need to think: that poor child!
This life is above you and has something to give you.
This child is further than you are, it has said goodbye to the earth, and has finished with cause and effect or with what the last life was experienced for and was received from God.
To die young is therefore a mercy!
If you can at least accept it, the astral laws can explain it to you efficiently.
These souls as material children have been spared a great deal of suffering and sorrow.
Do not think that life on earth means anything in comparison with our life in the Spheres of Light.
A child does not come across any suffering in the spheres, it cannot descend into the darker spheres, and it is an angel in spirit.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
The sphere child grows straight to the adult consciousness:
The child that dies lives on this side in a happiness, which you cannot imagine.
That same child even feels the misery of the people remaining behind.
You do not need to mourn for your dead child, the child mourns for you.
However, the child will not keep any suffering and sorrow, since the astral mother will explain the laws to this soul.
And when the knowledge has entered the child, it sees and senses your life and the understanding and happiness come.
You pray for your child, but that is not necessary either.
It is better to pray for yourself!!!
I will put it differently: the child no longer needs your prayers, because you are the unhappy one, not the child!!!
The child lives amidst wisdom and awe-inspiring happiness, you live in poverty, probably in material and spiritual poverty.
The child has no knowledge of this, and nothing disturbs this angel consciousness.
This is the gift from God, but the child has had to master the laws for it.
The child, who is neglected on earth, immediately releases itself from that misery upon arrival.
Now the child continues in its own conscious, with the spiritual mother next to it, and grows up to adult consciousness.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
It is possible that the sphere child will get a mother from a previous earthly life next to it as a spiritual mother:
Now it is possible, I will come back to this, that the child sees the mother before it from the previous existence and then these souls are united again.
Do you hear?
This will mean suffering for many mothers, because they are still not conscious of the Divine laws.
After all, it is her child.
However, I tell you, we have known thousands of fathers and mothers.
The mother will now think that she has to give up her dear child.
And this is an unconscious earthly thought.
For God you do not lose any love.
However, God wants you to experience the universal love and to master that love.
We are that far on this side.
You therefore have to learn to love all the life of God, because all these people on earth are God’s children.
Therefore, a mother who only loves her own child has no love for God, knows no love, this love is selfish.
If the mother wants to see her own child again, if she wants to receive love from her own child, which is now happy in the arms of a spiritual mother, she will have to surrender completely, it is only then that she can love her own child, or this mother will close herself off to universal love!
Therefore, even if this spiritual mother in the spheres is closer to your child, even if these souls have reached spiritual unity, they are not busy here ruling you out as a mother.
The universal possession lies in your own hands!
Every mother must therefore become capable of spiritual motherhood.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
Master Zelanus tells from his own experience.
In his book ‘The Cycle of the Soul’ he writes how he reincarnated on earth from the spheres of light.
He was already awakened in the womb by his master:
If you have read my book ‘The Cycle of the Soul’, I do not need to tell you any more.
If that is not the case, the following applies.
In that book, I told that it was given to me to be able to be born again.
However, I would return to the spheres.
And that happened.
But before it was that far, my master awakened me in the mother.
He called my name, I heard him and understood everything.
Just imagine this.
I was between six and seven months old then.
That awakening can only take place through a master, and for us who experienced this, it is an amazing event.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
On earth people saw a stillborn child, but the soul meanwhile grew back to the spheres, according to the previous adult consciousness, as a soul:
I returned to the spheres and on the way, I already saw myself growing and returning to the last stage.
I accepted my adult conscious again.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
He already learned before from his master that the time of growing up is determined by the inner strengths of the soul:
The human being, spirit or soul, which grows up in that young body, is not conscious of anything, as you know.
When the earthly body was born there, you yourself were already on the way to the spheres.
In a short time, therefore sleeping, you went back to your previous state and that is only for those who experience this awakening.
If you had been born on earth and had died there later, you would have experienced the time of growing up on this side, even if it is shorter than on earth.
The spiritual growth goes together with and is tuned to the inner powers which the human being possesses.
A higher attuned spirit which would go back to earth has already accepted his previous state at the place of his attunement.
The Cycle of the Soul, 1938
Later he could look back on his spiritual growth process:
Now I saw that the life started to free itself and from the body of my mother I saw a young spiritual being releasing itself.
At the same moment that I perceived this, I saw a few beings and among them was my leader.
Now I understood this event.
When the spiritual body had completely freed itself, the spiritual cord tore apart and dissolved in an amazing way.
The young life had died on earth, but was born in spirit.
The beings who carried me to the spheres were followed by my own leader.
From the moment that they had left the earth, I saw that it grew up.
This process of growth was continually being completed.
A thick haze lay around the being and inside that lay the being sunk in a deep sleep.
We approached the spheres of light and entered the second sphere.
I was laid down on my own bed.
I saw all of this happening.
Gradually I got my previous state back.
How normal, how natural this event was, this miracle of God.
I saw that the thick haze dissolved and my spiritual body became bigger.
Then I prayed in silence and I thanked my Almighty Father silently that I was able to experience this sacred event.
This process of growth was amazing.
I soon experienced my awakening in the spheres.
I had not yet gone back to my own life.
I saw all of this happening.
Now the end was approaching and with this end my awakening in the spirit.
It was at this moment that my leader spoke to me.
I knew all of this.
I saw myself in falling asleep and after some time I also awoke from that and it was as if I had been born again.
I had got to know and experienced a wonderful problem: how a human being is born on earth and comes back to the spiritual world again.
It is cosmic wisdom and sacred.
The Cycle of the Soul, 1938
If the highest spirit of light from the seventh sphere of light, master Cesarino, would experience this process, he could return to his previous spiritual consciousness in a flash:
A mentor as Cesarino can return to earth and experience the awakening, also grow up there to the desired age, when the soul remains in harmony with the laws of nature.
In a flash the soul, therefore that high attuned being, can go back to its own sphere and pass into his previous attunement.
So the higher the human being has come, the faster this process is completed and it happens according to the inner and namely power of love which the being possesses.
The Cycle of the Soul, 1938
The higher the sphere of light to which the soul is attuned, the faster she can achieve the previous spiritual consciousness.
In addition, for a higher attuned soul it is also possible to experience this growth process more slowly.
For instance, Jozef tells that he knows from master Alcar that his own stillborn child Gommel could have completed the growth process quickly, but chose to do it slowly:
Madam, if a child goes to the child spheres, then that can happen in seven minutes, seven hours, seven months.
When a child has possession, that means the first sphere or the second sphere, you will feel, then when it is released from ‘the coffin’ that child is no longer a child, but a human being; and it is not a human being either, but it is a grade of life, in which God himself lives.
We are gods.
And when that child arrives there ...
You can read it in the three books ‘A View into the Hereafter’, in II and III.
I saw my own child there and was able to hold it.
Then master Alcar says: ‘In a short time ... She can do it quickly, she can do it slowly ...’
But that child was already thinking consciously, because it is not a child, it is a master.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
Jozef compares the difference in the growth process with the difference that we can experience on earth between people who immediately understand a particular fact and other people who labour over this for months:
And then I will tell you something nice, madam, and that is also there.
If you now soon ...
Yes, then it will perhaps no longer be necessary.
But here – there are still always mothers who have lost a child – here is also a lady who has lost her child, other people have lost it.
If you could now experience that, if you also went along immediately.
Bu then the child must be taken care of there, and you also by someone else, because you have another consciousness, and you get exactly that feeling next to you, as you feel yourself.
In other words: your child is taken care of there by another personality.
And when you come there later then that child is already at peace.
At least when the child, at least when that soul dies as a child and continues, five, six, seven years.
Then it is already an adult.
And then they must go back again to the last, in order to show: ‘Yes, mother, I have also grown.’
And that is also logical, if a child of yours of seven years old goes away, and in forty years’ time you come on the other side, then that child will also be old and adult.
And there you are very old; if you do not have any feeling, any love and any space, you are ancient there.
If you have light then you descend immediately to the being a child, the youthful, and then you reach twenty-five, twenty-eight.
There are masters there ... if you were to see master Alcar now, then he is a boy of twenty-eight years old, thirty years old, with an immensely wise face, of course.
An immense consciousness comes from those eyes.
But the child grows up, and it can take years and years, then it is still a child, because then that life of feeling still has to awaken.
So according to your feeling ... and that is also exactly the same thing the people here experience.
You, you are adult.
One comes into it, another cannot come into it, and another says: ‘Yes, I do not understand what is so difficult now.
Why is that so difficult?
I understand that immediately.’
And another plods away with that for months and months and years, and just does not come into it.
And that is again, the sensitivity of your life of feeling for that and that and that.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
Ultimately, we are all on the way to the universal love:
When a child, a child, is released from you, your child is attached to the mother and to the father, but especially to the mother, and it goes into the coffin, the child becomes free, then you cannot bring that child in the spheres to peace just like that.
And then people take the child along, when they are already strong – that is only possible when they can deal with that, people see that in that feeling, and in the radiance of the child – then people definitely take the child along to the source where the state lives.
And a child is not such a child anymore, madam, to not go into that, because it immediately sees the mistakes, and then the master can deal with that, or the mother who brings that child to evolution, and then that child gets to see purely why it is sad.
And then it sinks away.
Then he says: ‘Mother will come soon.’
And when more wisdom comes into that child soon, into that feeling, then the master says: ‘You must love universally and then ... because I will also show you another mother.’
And that is already a mother who is standing next to it, and then that child gets to see the reincarnations, and then she is standing before ten, twenty, hundreds of mothers.
And you get to see the more you can let go of that one mother.
If you do not become detached and free from your own mother of the earth, then you will remain poor.
Won’t you?
You must learn to love universally.
And people then teach a child that.
Clear?
Good.
And that is nice work, madam, taking care of children.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952