Then, and now...
This page is a very brief summary of the AJ saga, and some of the other allied teachers I have come across.
Alan John "AJ" Miller (a resident of Queensland) claimed that he had previously "passed over" and had now returned (reincarnated) with increasingly full memories of his previous life as well as his life in the Spirit World. He claims that 13 others have also reincarnated.
However, I now believe that he and his followers are a cult; but whether AJ does this deliberately or through delusional beliefs I cannot say.
Naturally, many (if not most) who hear him have difficulty believing that he could have reincarnated. And the fact that he claims to be JESUS reincarnated makes it even harder to believe. But he is a very convincing orator and much of what he said seemed plausible. So, for a time, I chose to believe him, particularly as much of what he teaches is based on Padgett.
The emotional processing he talks about is very much in accord with progressive modern practices. An example is the method used by John Bradshaw in his book "Homecoming". Another is the work of Margaret Paul, Ph.D. and Erika Chopich, Ph.D. which they call "Inner-bonding" (see their website).
Once I started reading the Padgett messages I quickly I realised that it was not necessary to believe in or follow AJ. The Padgett messages answer most questions we might have about most spiritual topics. I am not asking that you believe them; but if you are a seeker of truth, love and happiness, then you owe it to yourself to examine them very closely. They could be the most important ideas that you have ever come across.
Some Padgett messages were from Jesus and many were from other famous people in history including many of the people from the bible. The consistent message from all of them was that Jesus was never God, and never claimed to be God. These channelled messages are available on line for free (see new-birth) or can be purchased in book form. These messages show that much of what is in the bible is false and also gives a very erroneous picture of God, Jesus, redemption, and salvation. As well, the bible grossly distorts the actual message that Jesus came to preach and did teach.
For most of my life I have been seeking The Truth of existence - not so much 'how" but "why". I have resisted being locked permanently into any one belief system as I see that to be a limitation. It would be presumptuous of any human to consider that they hold the entire Truth. There is always more to learn.
When I first came across AJ I saw some similarities between his teachings and the information I had enjoyed 10 years earlier in the CWG books. But on closer examination there is a huge difference: in CWG, God is a Universal Intelligence; in the Padgett messages (and the AJ material), God is a personal Being who desires a close personal relationship with each of us.
So, at this stage I base my beliefs primarily on the messages Padgett received. And for that I have AJ to thank; for without his charisma I would not have been willing to look so far outside my boundaries.
The best website that I have come across for information about Padgett is here. It is the work of a gentle, generous man in NSW Australia. He has done immense research into the whole story of Padgett and many related topics and gives access to many other more recent channellings.