I have heard that concept on many occassions, I do believe in Karma and choosing ones path before we are born. What I dont agree with is the way Accorah puts it, it has nothing to do with 'climbing the spirit social ladder' and more about going through certain situations to learn valuable lessons that we need to reach enlightnment. I also dont think that it was right for Accorah to give that as an explaination for why babies and young children die early. This more of a belief theory than what could be called fact and I dont think that spouting his personal belief's in a published book is the way to go. Like I said this is more like a belief, as in religious or spiritual belief than something factual, if I was a person who had lost a child, I wouldn't appreciate reading that in a book.
Alot of these types a psychics let their egos run wild, they think there some kind of Gods or Messiah's and know it all, in actual fact the truth is psychic or not, nobody knows everything about everything and has all the answers to every question there is about death, life, the universe and all that.
Whether someone is psychic or a medium they don't have an all seeing eye about everything, a psychic or medium sees or hears, or is given particular information and images. So psychics dont know everything.
To me, Accorah as put down his own personal belief's and written them as fact, I mean at the end of the day that's all it is his personal belief's and not everyone has the same belief's, nor the same religion. I think that if he is a fake and pretending to be something that he is not, then his pretence and actions of wanting fame, glory and money are evil acts.
Whether your discussing Accorah, Edwards, Browne or any of the other psychics or mediums that have had their moral and ethical conduct into question, the main problem is that their ego's make them think that they have the right to shove their personal belief's on others as facts of life, death and afterlife. Their ego grows till their own success outways the true path of anyone with these gifts which is to help others.
I first read of the notion that souls "choose" what will happen to them in their next life in a book by actress Shirley MacLaine called [uOut on a Limb][/u]. I think she also had the theory that the vicitms of rapists and murderers had previously raped and murdered in their previous lives, so it was okay, they were just trying on the other perspective. While that may help to make us feel "better" about someone undergoing a horrible experience, I think it's a terrible thing to put in print.
Derek's notion about children's souls suffer now so they can be rewarded later with a long and comfortable life is also rather terrible.
... My comeback is..ok then, how can we blame murderers, rapist and abusers for what they do. If you follow these lines then it happens because the victims have chosen it ! ...
Well said. Does it also mean that some parents have chosen to lose a child, or to watch helplessly as their child suffers, in order to gain brownie points? It is madness to believe so!
Glen Hoddle lost is job (quite rightly) for suggesting that disabled children brought their disablement upon themselves for something they had done in a previous life. I cannot imagine the disgust that I'd feel if I read that & had a disabled child. Some people deserve to have their views criticized.
Shattered I agree with you, I think that it is disgusting that anyone would say that children are disabled because of a something they did in a past life. I dont feel that karma works like that and only sick people with sick minds could come up with a theory like that
But Karma doesn't say that being disabled is a punishment from God or anything but that they choose to live like that so they can experience the difficulties which in a previous life, they had no understanding of.