Thanks for writing to us here at TruthBook
with your question: "Can departed soul hear us or
feel our emotions ..."
It is my understanding that once a soul
departs the earth, their ties here are severed,
and they don't return to visit us or fellowship
us; in other words, they are off into a new
adventure. We learn from Urantia Book
teachings that our loved ones do remember us,
however, and that at the time when we are able to
join them in the realms on high we will be able
to reunite with them. But I have not read
anything in The Urantia Book that
would lead me to think that our departed loved
ones can hear us or sense our emotional lives. It
may be true, but not according to what we learn
in Urantia Book teachings. In the end, there's
really no way to know, but I suspect that, while
they may remember us, their lives are so busy and
full that there is too much to do for them to
look back. In The Urantia Book, we learn that
"PROGRESS" is the watchword of the universe.
But the loving relationships that we have
enjoyed with our departed loved ones do endure
eternally. There is value that is created as a
result of these relationships, and that value is
something that will live in our memories forever.
Remember: "Nothing of survival value is ever lost
in all the wide universe."
I hope that, if you have lost a dear one,
you'll remember them with love and know that they
are on their way to a new, risen life of growth
and progress in the Father's eternal
plan - a plan that includes you, too. Be
happy for them and have faith that one day you'll
meet again in a new place where all sorrow is
gone, all pain is gone, and all loss is restored.
I pray that God will replace any feelings of
pain that you have with emotions of joy and
hope...and most importantly, that you feel
inspired to move forward in your own life while
still here on earth. Even though loved ones may
depart, God has given you a life to live in the
here and now! Ask him to help you live your life
to the fullest!
Thanks again for writing to us with your