• The Spirits' Book

    • Book Four - Hope and Consolation

      • Chapter II - Future Joys and Sorrows

        • Nature of Future Joys and Sorrows

979. Do the trials a soul must experience in the future to complete its purification cause a painful apprehension that hampers its current happiness?

“Yes, for a soul that is still tainted by imperfection. It can only enjoy perfect happiness when it has become quite pure. For souls that have reached a certain degree of progress, the thought of the trials they still have to experience causes no pain whatsoever.”

When the soul arrives at a certain degree of purification, it obtains a taste of happiness. A feeling of sweet satisfaction overwhelms it and is happy in all that it sees and all that surrounds it. As the veil shrouding the mysteries of creation is partially raised, the soul begins to perceive Divine perfection in its entire splendor.

Source: Kardecpedia