Monday, 24 November 2008

A Question About the Life Review

Q) I’ve never had an NDE, but I’ve been fascinated with them for 20 years. Unfortunately the part about the life review scares the daylights out of me. I’ve always tried to be a good person, sometimes too hard, and I always suffer from too much guilt (working on that one!), so the idea of being presented with every negative thought or deed experienced throughout my life is paralysing. Some folks relating their NDEs say they learned to “never do anything hurtful”, but we are all still human and will never be perfect! Please tell me that this life review is nothing to be afraid of, and that I shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes during my life. Because no matter how good I try to be, it’s obviously still going to happen and I’ll feel even worse about it if I know someone in the afterlife is “keeping tabs” and will make me relive all of my faults at the end of my life. Please, if you can, help me understand. If not, maybe you can direct me to someone who can answer my question. Thank you very much for your time.

A) I'm more than pleased to tell you that 'the life-review is nothing to be afraid of' ... and to address your questions herein!

First, the 'guilt' and fear all stem from a belief in a vindictive 'he-god' or 'man-god' that was created in the image and likeness of the human ego — true story! It also stems from the belief that we are 'separate' from Source and from one another, when nothing could be further from the truth! However, since such a 'he-god' doesn't really exist, you can relax in the knowing that you will be surrounded in unconditional love from the LightSource and, furthermore, love and accepted just the way you are! WE are the ones who judge ourselves and no one else. No one is 'keeping tabs' or looming over you with pending reproaches or punishments or the threat of some kind of 'exile' into a 'hell'. But let me also add that our frame of mind is very different in the Afterlife than it is on this plane in most cases; i.e., we are more detached and not centred in or identified with the ego. This allows us to see and experience things more objectively and not be so emotionally 'charged' as opposed to when we're caught up in the perspective of the ego-mind.

When NDErs, after experiencing a life-review, are compelled to 'never do anything hurtful', it is because one is made aware of how one has impacted others throughout one's sojourn on this plane and thus making a conscious decision to be more loving towards others (and towards one's self!) — also stemming from the realisation that we're all so interconnected and are One — so you can look at this as a means of 'self-correcting' and making adjustments to live a more harmonious life that's aligned with truth and love. It's not about, 'you blew it, so down you go'; oh, not in the least. It's really about providing an overview that is meant to be neutral at its core, and then we decide and make appropriate adjustments from there...

To err is human and there's nothing 'wrong' with having shortcomings and making mistakes. Indeed, there's never anything to feel 'guilty' or frightened about. The soul chooses in advance what type of life and persona it will take on and the challenges and experiences that take place ... and there is a reason for this. That's part of the sojourn of being on this plane and it's intended to be a learning experience and an opportunity for healing, growth and renewal. There's NO 'condemnation' here, because the notion of an angry, judgemental or vindictive he-god is nothing more than a horrible myth and has got nothing to do with reality! That myth has been imposed on society and perpetuated for time immemorial for the express purpose of keeping people locked in fear and being oblivious to their own divine — yes, DIVINE — heritage.

Alas, during my life-review, I was uncomfortable at times, but the love surrounding me 'softened' the discomfort and it was very clear to me that we judge ourselves, period. But we're so hard on ourselves with our own judgements, who needs an angry he-god!? Again, I was in a more detached frame of mind during the life-review and not centred in the ego; thus there was no sense of guilt or fear. It is nearly impossible to describe our state of being/thinking from the vantage point of the Other Side or Afterlife, because it is very different from the perspective of how we think and identify ourselves on the physical plane.

Interestingly, it has also been pointed out that the 'life-review' mostly occurs with NDErs from western societies, but not so much with other cultures such as eastern and indigenous cultures. This leads me to believe that since the religious mindset of western cultures is so centred in the fear-based Judaeo-Christian belief system where one is constantly hounded with the 'fear of god' and the 'judgement' scene at the 'pearly gates', which is packed with such outrageous misinformation and myths ... that people expect to have a 'life-review' since that's all a part of the western mindset as regards the pending scenario at death. Am I making any sense here? Yet, this is not the case with other cultures.

We are gathering a lot more NDE accounts from other regions of the world currently, which is a very positive and important step, because one will see how vastly different they are from western cultures. What we experience during a near-death episode is so strongly influenced by our current belief systems and mindset (!), so this is something to be aware of, by all means.

The bottom line behind all this work with regards to the NDE, death, dying, the Afterlife and the immortality of the soul, is to help dissolve the fear — that is so charged with regards to this topic — which must be replaced with truth and love. These two things are what will liberate us from the stranglehold of fear — that is the opposite of love and, consequently, is a lie — and thus granting us peace of mind.

Another thing I found out years and years ago is that: if it isn't coming from love, it isn't real. If anyone tries to 'scare' you into doing or believing something, that's not of truth and should be disregarded at all costs. Truth isn't about fear; it's about love. And you are loved ... no matter what! :)

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Religion ~ The Ultimate Fear Propaganda

Recently, a sweet little lady appeared at my door and handed me some literature. Without her saying a word about her purpose at my door, I already knew what it was. She was a Jehovah’s Witness passing out propaganda, as they are robotically programmed to do. I was going to toss it in the rubbish straight away without even looking at it, but something told me to stop and examine it.

I opened the four-page leaflet and found, to my horror, such blatant lies — lies that specifically address the very theme that my work is centred in! I realised then, that this provided a tremendous opportunity to expose the lies and offer the truth. Truth affords one genuine peace of mind; whereas this propaganda only instils fear, that’s all it does!

Here is some of what was addressed in the leaflet (and I’m including the Q&As that address death here):

Q. What happens to Us When We die?

A. Why the question arises: Most of the world’s religions teach that something inside a person continues living after death. Some hold that the dead can harm the living or that God punishes the wicked by condemning them to eternal torment in a fiery hell.

What the bible teaches: At death, humans cease to exist. ‘The dead ... are conscious of nothing at all’, states Ecclesiastes 9:5. Since the dead cannot know, feel, or experience anything, they cannot harm — or help — the living. (Psalm 146:3, 4)

Q. Is There Any Hope for the Dead?

A. Why the question arises: We want to live, and we want to enjoy life with those we love. It is only natural that we yearn to see our dead loved ones again.

What the bible teaches: Most people who have died will be resurrected. Jesus promised that ‘those in the memorial tombs will ... come out’. (John 5:28, 29) In harmony with God’s original purpose, those resurrected as humans will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth. (Luke 23:43) This promised future includes perfect health and everlasting life for obedient humans. The Bible says: ‘The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it’. (Psalm 37:29)

‘...everlasting life for obedient humans’? Obedient to what or whom? Crikey! What nonsense here and how horribly damaging these claims are! The first statement about the ‘dead being conscious of nothing’ reminded me of when I had confided in a former friend about my transcendent NDE that occurred in the mid 1970s. She was a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) who believed the above statements ... and she accused me of having had an hallucination! Needless to say, we haven’t spoken since and I was shut down about being an NDEr for over 20 years! I cannot stress how severely dangerous such belief systems are. I’ve also had others counter my claims, even though I’m an experiencer and not merely hypothesising here; whereas they’re only going on what’s been preached to them or what they’ve read in a book!

Obviously these individuals are totally oblivious to the fact that literally millions of NDErs have come back to share their experiences of the Afterlife; and they are furthermore oblivious to quantum physics! Goodness me, the whole notion of what is stated above is totally ludicrous — not to mention, downright absurd! Where have these people been? Obviously sleep-walking, wouldn’t you say?

If your eyes were rolling whilst you read the above — especially if you’re a fellow experiencer — I’m sure that you can understand why we are needed here on this plane at such a critical time in order to help eliminate these blatant lies about our being, the nature of consciousness, the Afterlife and the immortality of the soul!

Now, I will correct the above statements to reflect something more accurate!

First statement:

At death, the human body ceases to exist, but that is all that is lost. The ‘dead’ (which is a misnomer in itself) ... are conscious of everything all round them, since they have merely moved on to other dimensions. Like changing radio stations, they’ve moved ‘up the radio band’ and are now operating at a higher frequency, that’s all, but still fully in tact and more aware. Since the ‘dead’ indeed continue to know, feel, and experience many things on a much broader spectrum of existence, they can communicate with ... and help the living. Only those who are ‘lost’ or ‘stuck’ can become a nuisance to the living at times...

Furthermore, there is no ‘punishing’ or ‘vindictive’ god that condemns one to a ‘fiery hell’. Sadly, it has been human nature to create a ‘god’ in the image and likeness of men, rather than the other way round. Only the human ego would do such things as condemn or destroy its own creation, never a God of love. Love does NOT condemn or destroy ... ever!

For the countless NDErs, including myself, who have had first-hand experience of unconditional love, such a notion of condemnation and destruction is rendered utterly impossible.

Second statement:

This promised future includes perfect health and everlasting life for all ‘obedient’ humans (i.e., those who are true-to-soul) — once fear has been completely expelled and eliminated. Love will be the prevailing force and all will share and co-create on the earth, and they will reside forever upon it in harmony.

Perhaps you can see what I’m driving at here. The whole motive behind this propaganda is to keep people locked in a stranglehold of fear — which keeps us divorced from truth and totally disempowered! But what is even more scary is that people fall for these lies without even so much as a second thought or question!

I’ve got to wonder at the thought-processes of that little lady who passed out that leaflet filled with such blatant lies — such that can only produce deep feelings of anxiety and woe! The fact is that these people do NOT think ... at all! It is as if they’re being remotely controlled by some invisible force that propels them just like robots. Alas, and it’s so sad to note that, many many human beings are so shut down as to be little more than a human robot.

It is individuals like myself and my fellow experiencers and researchers throughout the world who are diligently working to expel these lies that are extremely menacing — not to mention what effect this propaganda has on the human psyche. And my former SDA friend is a perfect example of this. She’d been a very talented artist, poet, writer, songwriter and so forth — a very creative free-thinking individual whom I had dearly admired. But what happened is that she started to be pursued by the mob (Mafia) and fear (there’s that word again!) drove her to destroy all of her creations and take refuge in ... religion! She had disappeared and the next time I saw her, she resided in an SDA ‘camp’ or compound. She was wearing long drab grey coloured skirts and looked haggard and had aged tremendously. There was no longer any light in her eyes; she was no longer animated or celebrating life as she once did. She only lived by the dictates written in books by Ellen G. White and I even remember her saying that we had to deny and not trust our feelings (!) and only go by the tenets of her religion. I told her, ‘There is no love here. No one can heal where there is no love’ and I departed, never to see her again!

We’re at a pivotal place in this world right now ... as we are being called to choose between love and fear. It’s that simple. We can no longer be in the ‘middle of the road’ (MOR) or ‘on the fence’ about anything. We’ve got to choose one or the other ... and that’s what will determine the course of this planet and all life upon it. Are we going to choose Love or are we going to choose fear?

One statement that I do resonate with in the bible (and there are precious few of them) is: God is not the author of fear. THANK YOU! If you can remember that simple little statement, then things will be pretty straight forward and easy for you. In fact, I was telling a client the other day: if anyone or thing imposes, propagates or instils fear in you, run the other way! It’s not of Truth. In fact, many years ago, I was wrestling with intense fear — even terror — but a voice intervened and said, ‘If it isn’t coming from love, it isn’t real’, and it kept repeating that statement to me until I was able to calm down. I’ve clung to that statement ever since. Even on a logical level, it makes perfect sense that any thing that comes from love is not going to generate feelings of fear and anxiety — least of all, terror.

Love is the opposite of fear ... and now we’ve even got quantum physics to prove that! It’s been pointed out numerous times that love and fear vibrate at completely different frequencies ... so you literally cannot mix them. You’re either in the frequency of love ... or fear.

I firmly believe that all of this propaganda centred on death is meant to keep us ignorant of our true identity and divine heritage as beings who are of the light and always connected with Source and with one another at all times. Why? Because when we realise our true nature, we discover that we’re tremendously powerful beings. But the fact is, when we’re locked down in ignorance and fear, we’re more easily manipulated and controlled. And this is exactly what is needed to keep us totally enslaved.

OK, well, here’s another biblical statement that can’t be stated enough: ‘Know the truth and the truth shall set you free’. The truth is, we live forever ... and ... only love prevails! Need I say more...?