While chatting with friends about a variety of topics I asked Ben a question about what "Spritzies" (ghosts, spirits, disembodied people etc.) do in the 3 dimensional world. He eventually got around to answering me.
B: I should answer a question for Donya.
D: You mean what I said about the role of Spritzies in the 3D world?
D: Can you answer that?
B: I think I can.
D: I'm thinking about what Paxton Robey said in "No Time for Karma" about the "prime directive." About how ascended masters can not dictate happiness or impose change from outside the system they want to affect. They have to put on bodies and participate.
B: That's right. Can't go around messing with the free will of the participants.
D: So what about beings like Abraham and Ashtar and Bashar and Kryon who are channeled?
B: At least they can't run for office.
B: They can't really do too much by way of controlling people.
D: They don't seem to be able to find lost airplanes either.
B: That would be interfering.
D: What about people like you? Formerly embodied.
B: We mainly offer reassurance and encouragement. Hint at the connectedness of everything.
D: Are there more of you than there used to be?
B: Seems like it, huh? I think people are just becoming more open about talking about us. Used to be just eccentric little old ladies at Spiritualist churches or Gypsy fortune tellers. Now it seems like everybody has a story about being visited by a deceased relative. Nobody is really afraid of being punished or ostracized for communicating with "the dead." Well hardly anybody.
D: So what can you actually accomplish by being channeled?
B: We can offer alternative ways of thinking about things your churches and other authorities have managed to screw up. Like the heaven and hell thing. And we can encourage you to use your intuition and other forgotten senses more often and more effectively. We can remind you that you are never alone. We can help to alleviate some of your fear of death which in turn has such a deadening effect on other areas of your life.
D: That's pretty good I guess.
B: We can give you stuff to blog about.
D: And FB friends to discuss things with.