"Some people have made a sacrifice to come in and die as a young person. We say: 'Oh, its terrible!' but they are offering, to the people who are following, the gift of the forces that they would have used as a teaching of how to open your soul to higher realms.
"That’s actually what they’re doing: they’re sacrificing. Usually they’re an old soul, and to have a body is like: 'Okay, been there, done that, now what?’
"So, for them, going in and out is not a big deal…. They have a different kind of destiny. They want to come in as teachers. They come in and build bonds with people, emotional bonds with people because they understand that’s where the teaching is, in the feelings, and then they go away and leave the bond there and use the bond as a kind of funnel to bring forces to the people who were left behind to help them move their wheel.
"Rodulf Steiner talks about the young people who were lost in the war, that there was a huge influx of new forces to create a new culture after the war. That the young people who passed way in the war were actually sacrificing their life forces to make stronger vehicles to incarnate the astral stream that needed to come to make a new culture."
Source: Dennis Klocek - Honoring the Dead
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