In his book Reality Unveiled, Zaid Masri describes the Life Review process one goes through before being reincarnated.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Masri presents evidence to establish that souls do reincarnate. In the fourth chapter, called The Path of the Soul, he writes about the process the soul undergoes before being born again. I quote,
In his classic books Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life between Lives and Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life between Lives, Dr. Michael Newton presents his magnificent research into what he terms “life between lives.” Dr. Newton openly acknowledges the fact that he was a traditional hypnotherapist who was very skeptical of the seemingly “new-age” concepts of past lives and the spirit world.
And yet one experience with a client—during which the client spontaneously regressed to a previous lifetime and reported incredibly detailed facts that were later confirmed to be true—completely stunned the previously skeptical doctor.
With his worldview shaken, Dr. Newton explored such hypnotic regressions further, thereby unintentionally opening the gateway to the spirit realm (i.e., the world souls go to in between physical incarnations). After hypnotizing literally thousands of clients, he found that it didn’t matter if the client was an atheist, a religiously devout person, or anything in between, once they were in the proper hypnotized state, where their conscious minds took a back seat, they were all consistent in their reports of what they saw.
Think about that. Through an advanced form of hypnosis, Dr. Newton found a way to essentially bypass their belief filters such that people with vastly differing beliefs about life and the presence (or lack thereof) of an afterlife all reported virtually the same things. Other highly respected therapists, such as Brian Weiss, M.D., and Delores Cannon, also present us with similar findings in their bestselling books on these subjects.
This leaves us with only one logical conclusion: How could thousands of people from all walks of life report virtually the same thing in extensive detail unless they were reporting on an actual world that exists? Only if this “spirit world” actually exists and had been visited by these people numerous times after previous deaths (before reincarnating into this current physical lifetime), would they all describe it in exacting detail in a very similar way.
Once I got over my smugness at being part of a living civilization that has known these truths for many millennia, I studied the passage again.
If you agree with the author, no matter where you are positioned on the religious spectrum, every human being (actually every living being, not just humans), must go through the exact same process after death. Every soul, sinner or saint, goes to the same heavenly place in the afterlife.
The thought is enough to put many a holier-than-thou nose out of joint. If this is true- and I am inclined to believe it is because it matches with ancient Indian thoughts on the subject- then the whole conversion industry falls flat on its face.
My God is just as good as yours! Even if I don’t have a God, it doesn’t matter a bit because we will get the exact same treatment after we die! Perhaps this is why Hindus have never been interested in converting anyone to their world-view. They have always known that all rivers fall into the same ocean.
I can hear many a gnashed tooth in the wings. I confess I wasn’t too pleased myself. What!, thought I, outraged. Are you saying the likes of Hitler would be at par with saints like yours truly?! Is he to be given a spot in the same heavenly place as the best among us? Egad!
Peeved to no uncertain extent, I read on while every bone in my body urged me to close the book and expunge it from my Kindle. I read on, though it wasn’t easy. I am glad I did though. The epiphany was just a few pages away.
A few pages later, in the same chapter, the author said the following, and I quote,
Depending on how difficult this lifetime has been (involving emotional and/or physical trauma), our soul may be taken for energy cleansing and restoration. After that, there is what’s referred to as a life review, in which the soul steps into holographic, three-dimensional scenes from his or her life just lived and re-experiences every pain (and joy) that he or she caused others in that life, feeling it directly from the others’ point of view (emphasis mine). The religious references to judgment, which are often misinterpreted to be wrathful and carried out on us by an external judge, are seen here to be nothing more than the re-experiencing of every hurt we caused other beings so that we can learn to be more loving and kind.
Still stuck on the toothbrush-moustached Hitler, I re-read the paragraph until it sank into me.
I imagined him experiencing the agony and pain of the six million Jews he killed in the Holocaust. He would have to experience first hand, with the same intensity as they felt it- the death throes, terror and sorrow of those souls. Over and over and over. Six million times! I shivered involuntarily.
Can there be any description of hell more terrible than this? Could I have wished for a more dire punishment than the one already designated for him? Was my passion for justice, my thirst for retribution not quenched? It was, to a large extent. In a way, it made the thought of retribution seem beside the point.
When going through his life review, he wouldn’t have been the tyrant he was on earth. He would be back to being a soul- full of love and compassion. In that state, to witness- nay to experience first hand– the horrors he wrought upon a people, would have been awful enough to defy expression. There isn’t a word in the language to express the sorrow he must surely have felt.
Once my mind had run the full gamut of that concept, I had another thought.
As children, had we been told that we would have to experience each pain and moment of sorrow we cause to others, would we not have been a lot more humane and a more compassionate species? Would there have been so many wars, so much strife? Would we have degraded the planet as we have?
Despite the warning, it is possible many would still have disregarded the warning. Yet, many would not. Instead of threatening fire and brimstone, which is so awful as to be disregarded as theatrical, would it not be better to say, “Beware! One day you will bear each blow you now inflict upon another- and experience each joy you bring to another!”
I am certain it would have been a lot more effective. Everyone would have wanted to accumulate only joys to experience in the After-Life, not a single sorrow. What a wonderful world it would have become!
It’s not too late to start now, is it?