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Life Lessons, Our purpose in being human [Kindle Edition]

Peter Watson Jenkins , Toni Ann Winninger
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Anyone who has asked the question "Why do bad things happen to good people?" will find it clearly answered in Life Lessons: Our purpose in being human.

The Masters of the Spirit World selected for this book 40 souls— channeled by Chicago-based psychic Toni Ann Winninger—who freely chose their life lessons before they incarnated on planet Earth. In dialogue with the book's editor, Peter Watson Jenkins, the souls were identified as having previously lived lives in many parts of the world over the past 100 years.

They each tell the story of how they met, with varying success and failure, and the challenges that represented lessons they had chosen for themselves.
The book is divided into four sections: Prosperity (wealth and poverty); Health (Depression, Handicaps, Illnesses, Addiction); Physical Challenges (Abandonment, Domination, Abuse); and Emotional Challenges (Ambivalence, Bigotry, Validation, Enlightenment). Although this selection is illustrative of many life lessons, there are, of course, many more such challenges that people meet.

Outlining the principles involved in our undertaking these prior-selected tests, the Masters chose examples that arise from our relationship with the eternal divine Source, of which our souls are fragments. These experiences, necessarily negative in nature, are those that souls taking human form suffer because they have requested them beforehand. There is no predestined cause in what happens to us, however tough the challenge may be. We freely make our choice, and there is a deep purpose in all the suffering that is involved, that the book amply clarifies.

The Masters have also brought in ten commentators to help us understand their teaching, being familiar in their own lives with these lessons. These spirits range from souls who have worked on the Masters' books before: Rachel Carson, Mahatma Gandhi, Pope John XXIII—to newcomers: Vladimir Lenin and Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.

This very readable 246 page book displays the transparent comfort with which both the Masters on the Other Side and the earthbound team of Winninger and Jenkins feel in working with each other. It picks up presentation techniques successfully employed before by Celestial Voices, Inc., the publishers, giving an unrivaled clarity and purpose to this searching metaphysical conundrum.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 404 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Celestial Voices, Inc.; 1 edition (29 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073FQRRA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #197,113 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Enthralling Read 19 Feb. 2012
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This is a truly wonderful book. Through a multiplicity of compelling personal stories of people's challenges and choices it teaches us a great deal about ourselves. There are commentaries on the meaning of these lives by many wise souls, even including the Buddha who says: "Learning the lessons of life is finding the purity in your soul's reflection - which can be seen in your physical life. It is arriving at unconditional love in the guise of pure positive energy." As Peter Watson Jenkins says in his introduction: "We fully understand that some readers may have little patience with our claim to authenticity .... (please) don't concentrate overmuch on the reliability of channeling. Take the message of this book and apply it to your own life." That is what I have done and found it immensely helpful, as I did with their previous book, "How I Died and What I Did Next", which I also highly recommend as an entralling read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Life Lessons: our purpose in being human 4 Jun. 2014
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Again, an interesting read if you are new to this knowledge. There are some interesting and enlightening parts to the book and worth a read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Life Lessons by Peter Watson Jenkins 6 Nov. 2012
Life Lessons

The author of this book gives his reader a whole new concept of what it means to learn from life's lessons.

My interpretation of the phenomenon has been, when a positive or negative enters a person's life he or she should learn from the experience, figure out how it changed their life, and use it to help them grow as a person. Literally to be able to discern who they truly are. In this book, we take a look at the bigger picture. We can choose to learn from other people's experiences and learn from their life lessons too.

In the beginning of the book, I wondered if the author's view was going to be something I could grasp. I was curious enough to read on, to find out, and I'm glad I did. I may not totally agree with his perceptions, but he has given me a lot of food for thought. And reading this book has broadened my understanding of the human race.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 Nov. 2014
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This is the reason we are all on earth.
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