“IN the nature of the case, perfection cannot be attained because the question would be what happens after you attain it, when you reach the stage where you have nothing more to achieve? Perfection is an infinite process. It is the constant elimination of dross to allow the pure gold of the spirit to emerge. You cannot put a period to infinity; you cannot put a full stop to eternity.
It is like knowledge. The more you learn, the more you learn there is to be learned. You cannot arrive at the summit of all knowledge. There is an infinite number of planes, levels and spheres, of consciousness. This is an attribute of the spirit which, being infinite, means there will always be a constant development.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 175
“WHAT you call Spiritualism is but the name given to certain natural lass, their operation and their implications. To me, religion is the living of life, not the acceptance of certain sectarian beliefs.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 86
“FAR more real and far more solid than the one you leave behind in the world of matter, for your world is not the real world at all. It is only the shadow cast by the world of spirit. Ours is the reality and you will not understand reality until you pass into the world of spirit.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 201
“IT would be folly to tell any disciple who seeks greater truth and understanding that the path will be an easy one. Spiritual mastery is slowly attained. The prizes of the spirit are not quickly earned. But once they are in your possession they are there for all time. They will never be lost, which is something that can never be said for your material possessions.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 204
“Do not confuse physical age with spiritual maturity. It is not the number of years that matters, but the growth development and unfoldment of the soul that is temporarily manifested through the body.
It is not the plan of the Great Spirit to increase the number of physical years that your body should exist in your world.
What should happen is that when the spirit is ready the body will die, just as the apple drops from the tree when it is ripe. So forget physical years. They do not matter.
The whole object and essence of earthly life is to enable the spirit to have the kind of exercise, education and experience that fit to begin it’s life in our world.
If the spirit does not have the experience to equip it for our world, then it is like a child who has gone to school, has not learned the lessons and is not ready for the adult life that follows.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 133
“EVERY happening has its purpose. There are no accidents or coincidences, only planned operations, laws of cause and effect at work.
At some stage in human life the Great Spirit provides his children with an opportunity not only of finding themselves, but of achieving self-realisation. To do so, the soul has to be touched.
Now, if the soul is not touched the power of the spirit cannot work. If a cure is achieved and a soul is not touched, then the healing has failed in its purpose also.
The healing will succeed only when the patient is spiritually ready and touched, because then there is the quickening of the soul. Otherwise it is a purely physical reflex action. Success may be temporary or permanent, but what is vital is the effect on the patient’s spiritual nature. ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 93
“WHEN there is any doubt, withdraw into the silence where the strident noise of the physical world is stilled and your spirit can find more expression. Then as you attune yourself you will find there comes an inner peace, tranquility, repose and resolution that will enable you to be sure that what is best for you will be revealed.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers , P.144
“IF you can help just one soul to find itself, if you comfort only one mourner, if you heal only one sick person, then the whole of your earthly life has been justified. How privileged you are to be aware of the tremendous power that is around you and about you, that enfold you, guards you, directs you and ensures that you will continue to unfold your latent divinity and the gifts which are your cherished possessions.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 96
“Yes, that is the reason for being on earth. It is quite simple, once you have achieved awareness and know why you are there, then you can outwork the condition by making the compensation which is yours to make.” ~ Lift Up Your Hearts, Silver Birch Series