In order to develop spiritually, every soul gets a number of lives on Earth. Only when these lives have been lived and the soul has made good all the karma as a result of murder, Mother Earth lets the soul go and it continues into the spheres. When a person dies and the soul is not yet ready on Earth, it is attracted to the astral World of the Unconscious. In this world the soul resides, in a kind of meditative sleep state, until such time as it is attracted again to a new life on Earth. The World of the Unconscious is the world of the beginning of creation. The soul must return to this first spark stage, in order to be able to incarnate again in a new embryo on earth.
-Millions of beings have entered here, but all those beings, who are souls and therefore people, were born and died on earth. After their death they entered here and will and have to go back until they have completed their cycle of the earth.
The Cycle of the Soul p.161
-The spirit, or the soul, which enters the world of the unconscious – you experienced this event – descends into a deep attunement and returns to the spark of light, of life, becomes smaller and smaller, as you saw your own gar- ment, therefore your spiritual body, growing up.
The Cycle of the Soul p.282
-However, if this soul has to return to earth again in order to make up for or to experience something, then the world of the unconscious attracts this life of the soul. This world is for the soul to rest and prepare itself for the new birth. The soul now descends to the spark stage, which is to the moment of the awakening, when creation started. As a Divine spark the soul can descend into the mother organism, after which the growing process can begin. As an adult conscious the soul cannot descend into the mother body because the soul crushes the foetus to death, since there is now too much inspiration. The soul as a spark now awakens in the mother, after which the growing process begins.
Spiritual Gifts p.202
Source: Quotations from the books of Jozef Rulof