Loved ones from past lives -- Sources

Source texts from the books by Jozef Rulof for the article ‘Loved ones from past lives’.
Based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
These sources presume the prior reading of the article ‘loved ones from past lives’.

Where do I know you from?

At a contact evening, Jozef Rulof told that our past lives are really not so far away as we ourselves would think:
You will feel, our reincarnation, our previous lives send us to dreams, send us to other countries.
You stand before people and say: ‘Good heavens, why do I know those people so well? Why do I feel drawn to those people?’
Perhaps it is your child, your mother, your father.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
We can suddenly be faced with a person who does not feel like a stranger:
And I can certainly explain to you, madam, miss, lady, that if you come to Scotland or Ireland, or wherever, to Russia, and there and there and there, that you are suddenly standing before a human being whom you do not know, but for whom you feel.
We are not strangers to each other.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
When master Alcar once showed him many loved ones from his past lives, he got the feeling that the whole world was his family, there were so many of them:
Master Alcar says: ‘Do you want to see your family?’
He says: ‘Yes.
Then the whole world is your family.’
And then I saw hundreds of thousands of mothers of mine, fathers of mine. But I (was) also father and mother again.
And I could no longer look without bumping into the body of a child of mine.
No, bumping into the spirit.
We have had millions of lives.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
Jozef also sees his loved ones from past lives sitting in the hall:
There is also a grandfather of mine here too, he is also still a mother of mine.
I have three children sitting here, four.
Yes, they are all children of mine.
Do you see?
But they do not accept it.
Mr de Wit too, aren’t you?
You are still a little boy of mine?
‘Yes’, Mr de Wit says, ‘I want to know.’
I have never sent you from dry land into the ditch.
Is it true or not?
You are older and yet I can say: ‘He is a child of mine.’
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
Jozef sees so many loved ones from his past lives that it is an impossible task to take care of all of them:
‘And what do you want with those people?’
I say: ‘Yes, I cannot go back and live in that time’, because that is not possible after all.
Because now I can take all the worlds on my shoulders, but I do not have the means.
But there are children walking around here, and from you, and from me in The Hague, and they do not have food.
Sir, take ten guilders there some time.
In a period of five days you will be free.
It is just as well that you do not know anything about reincarnations.
You would have nothing left.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
However, in wartime he was still able to help many people:
At a quarter to seven I waken.
Master Alcar says: ‘If you now make sure that you are at the corner of that and that street for a quarter to ten’, at my street corner there, ‘you will meet an old woman of eighty years old.
And that is also a mother from that and that time.’
Then we ended up in Finland.
I thought: that is a good one.
He says: ‘Why would I not want to give you that proof?
You have lost something.’
He says: ‘But she needs twenty-five guilders.’
And now you can say, ladies and gentleman: ‘How nice.’
I would have given all of my possessions away for those contacts, because everything which I got in my pocket during wartime, during the war years with my paintings, went out again.
Because then you could give something, then you could give something to the people.
I am standing at a quarter to ten at the corner, just round the corner there from my house, you know where I live.
In the Willemstraat, there round the corner, near that cigar shop, the woman come toddling along on the other side.
I say: ‘Good day, madam.’
‘Good day, sir.’
I walk on, I think: I will not go into that immediately.
(laughter) And I am not yet three metres further, I stand still, she also stands still.
I say: ‘Good day, mother.’
‘Good day, sir.’
It was a nice woman from Schevening.
I say: ‘Just look.’
Then she says: ‘Sir, I already knew it last night, you have twenty-five guilders for me.’
I just did not say anything about Finland, where we lived.
But I could have crushed her to death against my heart.
But then the people will say: ‘You are mad.’
But I had kissed my own mother.
A love of mine from that and that time.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
Master Zelanus tells Jozef that he recognized loved ones from past lives in the Diligentia hall in The Hague and in the hall in Amsterdam where he gave lectures:
Master Zelanus says recently in Diligentia to me – and you did not hear that; during the lectures we are often talking-: ‘Do you see that child there of mine?’
I say: ‘Yes.’
‘My child.’
I say: ‘How can it be.’
‘Yes’, he says, ‘they went there and there.’
And in Amsterdam he had seen his father, seen his mother, seen there.
He says: ‘But I will not go into it.’
They often sit in the first row.
He says: ‘There are two sitting here, they are here really often.’
They come, and then he likes to talk to them, hey.
‘He has good questions.’
He says: ‘They should know, that I there and there ... that we were one.
With me: own blood.’
He still sees his blood.
Don’t you like it?
And that for that world, looking back here on earth.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
But no one can go back:
‘But’, he says, ‘she and he and she and she and she all stand for their own life.’
You must make sure now that you get food for yourself.
You cannot support the whole of mankind, because we must make sure that we are founded harmonically in our lives.
That means: you must now make of yourself what you can make of it.
And you cannot go back again.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951

His mother from France

The biography of Jozef Rulof tells how master Alcar had prepared the meeting between Jeus (Jozef, André) and his mother from a past life in France:
But Master Alcar can do more than that.
André’s mother lives on earth.
And that little mother from France can help him.
Master Alcar knows where she is now living.
He first lets Jeus determine:
‘This evening, the seventh of September 1935, I know that my mother, my mother from my life in France, will help me to publish the second part of the trilogy ‘A View into the Hereafter’.
When she comes to me, I can tell her: I was your son in that life. It means: there is reincarnation on earth for man and woman.’
Jeus curiously asks:
“What are you doing now, master?”
“She will come to you, Jeus, and will bring the money for this publication, the only money that we need, the rest will follow of its own accord, that means: at that point we will have sold enough books.
So wait patiently, I will send her to you.”
Three months pass.
Jeus did wait patiently; the book will be published today or tomorrow.
Is she still not coming?
He has got to know many people, through circles he visited, people who came to him as a result of his book. However, he does not know which one of all these ladies is her, certainly not from the large circle, or they would already have helped long ago, but they do not yet understand it and do nothing for Jeus.
He does not talk about what he is waiting for, now that those people showed themselves in such a way, he cannot reach them inwardly anyway.
No, his mother is not amongst them.
One afternoon a lady comes to him.
She is upset and suddenly he knows that she is the one.
He grabs his notebook with received messages, lays it on the table and now she may tell him what the matter is.
She says:
“Last night I experienced something amazing.
I was wakened at three o’clock and then I had a vision.
In that vision I saw Anthony van Dyck and he said to me: ‘go to Jozef Rulof, he is André, your child from France.
I am Anthony van Dyck, his master.
You must help him.
He needs your help in order to pay for his second book, ‘A View into the Hereafter’.
Will you help him, in the name of Christ?
Then go to him.
A sum of two thousand guilders is needed!’”
When the lady has finished talking, Jeus lays his notebook on the table.
Everything is right, this beautiful soul will make every sacrifice for this work and is grateful that she may serve, but especially that she was able to meet her child from the past.
Now that has become a bond, he will support her through his powers, he allows her one afternoon a week to talk to him, as a result of which she is no longer alone.
Jeus of Mother Crisje Part 3, 1952

Seven long years

However, Jozef and his wife, the Viennese, did not get this for free:
Let me tell you and then you will immediately know how both Jeus and the girl from Vienna had to make up for that again, that for seven long years, listen, for seven long years they received her every Wednesday afternoon.
Then Jeus could put his work aside and talk, tell her about his journeys and the laws.
That became a time when he felt destroyed, but Master Alcar wanted it, because it would support his character.
For seven long years they served her as if she was their mother.
Seven long years, always exactly on time, she entered their house and then it was a question of sitting up, shaking hands, serving, serving so much, giving so much to this life, as a result of which she could really say: I was received by the Masters from the Other Side!
Jeus and the girl from Vienna served her, paid the sum of money with blood, as it were, gave her kind-heartedness and wisdom; who would not have wanted that?
This is the way masters are; instruments must be able to achieve that.
It went really well, it was great for everyone!
Other people wondered: why does she get so much from Jozef and we get nothing?
They did not tell them.
Only the war which came, in 1943, put an end to this contact, because the elderly had to vacate the city and once again, André’s mother had to become independent. She had to prove what she could do and tell to everyone who was open to the teachings of the masters about what she had received from him in all those years.
Both Jeus and the girl from Vienna, the angels know how you accomplished this task!
That was a work of art, that was devotion to duty, that was pure love, and, Jeus, you were able to have a rest every time, anyway, weren’t you?
Yes, of course, because Jeus did not know when to stop, he wanted to work day and night, and that was also briefly prevented by this contact.
The one thing served the other and the rest will prove that!
It was a watertight case, the second part was published, we did not have any more worries for the third and fourth book, slowly, but surely, we reached that stage and the next works could be written in peace.
Jeus of Mother Crisje Part 3, 1952

Beloved guide

The books by Jozef Rulof describe many examples of loved ones from past lives who help us on earth.
In the first place, there is the spiritual guide of Jozef, master Alcar, his father from a past life.
This is why Alcar often addresses him in ‘A View into the Hereafter’ as ‘my son’:
Now he heard: ‘My son, will you be my child?’
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
In the book ‘The Cycle of the Soul’, Emschor says to Lantos that he was his child in a past life:
You were my child and both of will therefore make up for it.
The Cycle of the Soul, 1938
In the book ‘Between Life and Death’, Venry is helped by one of his many fathers from his past lives.
The quotation in question can be found in ‘Alonzo asks why -- Sources’.
In ‘Through the Grebbe line to Eternal Life’, Theo has his father as spiritual guide both on earth and in the hereafter.
The quotations in question are in ‘sub-personalities -- Sources’.
Master Zelanus says that he could be a guide for many people in the hereafter, when he had been a father or mother of them on earth:
A Master is ready in this life for every human being!
Yes, for a world is ready here for every soul as human being of the earth, thousands of Masters are ready to receive that life.
But it will be you again and again, my brother André, if you have been involved with this life.
So that means, I took those souls to the spiritual awakening which I knew by means of my material lives, and they looked back into that.
It was only after that we stood before the human, maternal and paternal love and they gave in completely and consciously!
That is wonderful, because it connects us with the Universal love of God and with the reincarnation for all the life!
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 2, 1944
At a contact evening, a single woman thinks that she is well prepared for death, because she is already used to going through life alone:
(Lady in the hall): ‘Is it a privilege to have to go through life alone in this life?
It seems so to me, because you must also be alone if you pass on and then you will already be used to it.’
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
After all, she has heard that you only progress spiritually by working on this yourself:
But it is a matter of the spiritual, I mean, you must make your spiritual construction alone, mustn’t you?
If you are ‘behind the coffin’ later, if you die, you must continue alone anyway, you must build up everything alone, and you must work for it alone yourself.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
According to her, many other people are still not that independent, because they lean on their partner:
(Lady in the hall): ‘Yes, but here a great deal of people build on their companion, on the man or woman to whom they are married.’
That too.
(Lady in the hall): ‘You must let go of that anyway.
So you are not used to it anymore, and you must finally let go of those people again after all.’
You will have to let go of them.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
Jozef confirms that we have to work ourselves for our spiritual development:
You are for yourself.
One has contact with the other, the woman, the man, or friends, or whatever, but you must do it for yourself alone anyway.
You do that, don’t you?
(Lady in the hall): ‘Yes, so if you are used to doing that alone, then that means, that when you pass on, then at least you do not need to let go of someone.’
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
Jozef first mentions what this woman already possesses: she can cope with being alone on earth.
You mean: if you are already busy here ...
(Lady in the hall): ‘ ... releasing yourself from everything, which is around you, then that is a big ...’
Then that is ‘behind the coffin’ possession.
(Lady in the hall): ‘Yes.’
Yes, then it is possession.
But what is your life like now?
Now you can ...
You can deal with it, being alone, you deal with it, you experience it, and hundreds of thousands of people.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
However, the earthly independence still does not mean that we already know how we will progress in the hereafter:
And did you think that you could be alone there, in higher states, and decide for yourself?
(Lady in the hall): ‘No, then you are helped.’
There you have it again.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
Yet the spiritual life in the hereafter places us before very different challenges:
And that now means, you have to experience the earth here, experience society, but how do you experience yourself for the spiritual?
And that is new again.
Can you feel?
Because, can we now say again: I can keep going in everything, also when the inner life speaks for space and for the laws of God?
You see, then you will soon need that friend, that master again.
Here it goes, because you are independent.
You have your circle, your task, your work, your food, your drink, then all of that is fine.
But we must earn that spiritual food yonder, that is a law.
And then that law is called ...
Now you say here that you can stand on your own two feet, and you can cope with all of it.
Yes, why?
Because you can buy food here.
You can work for a possession, an existence here.
But if we do not have inner love and are not in harmony, not with thousands of characteristics, for that world – madam, and they are not for sale – how do you wish to experience them under your own power?
Then we drown in ourselves.
Is that not clear?
And then you can say: yes, then I am finished there.
No, madam, I experienced it myself, then you must begin with it there.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
And then it are our loved ones again from our past lives who help us to be able to move further:
And then there will be a mother and a father and a friend or a brother or a sister – there you have it again – from those other lives who will stand before you, and then mum or dad will say: ‘Good day, child, you will not know me, but I will prove it to you.
Just come along.
I am ready. I was just ahead of you, but now we will go further together.’
Then a mother stands next to you again, or perhaps the soul, the core which belongs to your life.
If you find that, madam, then you have everything.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951