I looked in the mirror this morning and I saw my mother! Not as a ghost, but myself, who looks like her when she was my age. It was eerie in a way because, when I am chewing food, I look the image of her. It made me realize that I am not my mother despite having her genes and looking like her, but what do I look like in the world of Spirit once I have left my body with her DNA and mannerisms. My father came back from Spirit one day to give me a message and he looked like he did when he was 35-40 years old, but I know he showed himself to me as he was when I knew him, not as he is in Spirit because he is no longer in a physical body with the DNA and mannerisms he had when he was in body.
It really intrigued me as to what we do look like in the next world, so I asked Maitreya, and he said we can be who we wish to be. He told me that some souls keep the look they had on the earth plane while others choose to look differently, that with our thoughts we can create on the other side what we wish to be seen as. In other words, with our thoughts, we create our spiritual body and also we connect with the Ultimate Being, or God – if you wish to call it that. Maitreya said that that energy knows us better than we know ourselves, and we cannot lie in the presence of that being. We have to face all of our imperfections in the presence of that energy and it is not a nice scene to look at, especially if one has not been able to learn one’s life lessons. Although one does not have a Self once one passes over, as it is a part of the survival instinct in mankind/womankind, a lot of lifetime conditioning and programming is in each soul. As such, it takes a while once we pass over to remove that from the soul.