The reason why it was so much easier for me to learn, develop, and use the spiritual development tools and start using the spiritual gifts, was because I had prior life times where I had already developed these gifts. Essentially, John U.K. was providing my current physical self with information, and then my spiritual self was being awakened with the skills and abilities learned in prior incarnations.
The bottom line is that the spiritual development skills, abilities, and gifts learned in lifetime are not lost; they stay with your spiritual self. You take them with you from life time, to life time, to life time. Unlike physical things that stay with the physical world, spiritual energy, information, and abilities, stay with the spiritual self. Your efforts to develop and expand spiritual gifts are not lost when you die. The more you learn and use spiritual energy in this life, the more it can and will benefit you in your future lives, too.