Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:02 AM
I don't know what you exactly mean with 'reaching spirithood' but I can tell you that alot of people don't even understand they are dead when they die. They keep wandering the earth as if they were still alive. So if that's what you are referring to I can only say there is no certain amount of time needed. Some people know exactly what is happening when they die and move on. Some just don't have a clue and linger on for several years before they come to the conclusion their earthly life is over.
The tunnel of light is indeed an actual occurence. First of all leaving your body consciously can give you that tunnel effect. Ask anybody who had an out of body experience. Secondly, the white light at the end of such a tunnel is actually the energy/love of a very high evolved spirit that manifests itself so you can see it (or some of your relatives) so you feel at ease. But it is indeed an individual experience, since not everybody leaves his/her body conciously, e.g. with a brutal accident.
Time does not exist on the other side. It can seem like only an hour passed but when you would look at it from an earth time perpective, maybe a month went by.
You do not have to get a job but (after a while) you will feel compelled to do something because everybody has the need to feel useful. And people will start looking for things to do so they feel useful but also happy because they will choose things they are attracted to and therefore love to do.
There are natural laws just like there are laws (e.g. of gravity) here on earth. Only will those laws be more pronounced when in the spirit world as on earth. For example 'the law of attraction'. The residence of a spirit will be determined by the amount of love it has in its soul. And wether or not you like your surroundings, there is nothing you can change about it cause the law of attraction does its work. (You can do something about it but only by 'cleansing' your soul. Meaning; cultivating your soul by trying to be more loving and letting more love inside your soul.)
There is indeed a 'boss' and although I personally don't mind using the word God, I rather use the term Source or Great Soul, because the word God has been given so many negative characteristics by religions.
If spirits reach out, most of the time it is because they want help in some way. There will probably be rules governing the contact between humans and spirits but I cannot tell you a lot about them because they are even a mystery to me. What I do know is that most spirits do only appear when it gets darker outside. The reason for that is simply the amount of love/light they have in their own souls. The less love they possess, the darker they are. And when they are darker souls, they only seem to be able to manifest the best when it gets darker on earth.
I have tried to answer your questions as good as possible. Hope they clear up some things for you?
Thanks for asking them. It's a good thing people try to get the information they want/need cause it will help everybody who reads this.