Key themes from the Communications books illustrated by examples from 40+ years of mediumship.
Christmas Special Part Three (of Three): The blockbuster movie of a lifetime – and you’re the star!
As promised last time, we’re concluding this three-part ‘Christmas Special’ blog by considering the concept of ‘judgement’ from a spiritual perspective; a viewpoint that offers us a completely different take on the subject than that which has – and continues to be – pressed by many religions upon their guilt-induced ‘flocks’.
Let’s begin with a question regarding the nature and intent of ‘Source’/ Divinity:
Does it seem logical that a loving God would condemn a number of his children …each of whom, don’t forget, is an expression – a literal embodiment – of His/Her/Itself… to everlasting ‘fire and damnation’ as a punishment for them getting certain things ‘wrong’ during their time spent on earth?
Does it seem likely that God, an eternal outpouring of universal love, could ever contemplate such vengeful action, let alone carry it out?
If we can find it in our hearts to forgive those who ‘trespass against us’, why would God, who is a far greater expression of pure love than we are, find it impossible to forgive us, or indeed, even be able to conceive of, from the elevated viewpoint of an all-loving heart, any situation that actual requires His forgiveness in the first place?
Why, instead of simply desiring that His children return to Him in due course having ventured into physicality to experience, would He insist they suffer and be tortured forever, as a consequence of a misstep taken millennia ago which Joseph terms ’the Fall’*, which caused them to forget they are expressions of universal love, to interact with each other on earth in negative ways, and to temporarily distance their consciousness from the God-Light and Divine guidance that exists within them from that point onwards?
It doesn’t make sense, does it… because Divine retribution doesn’t exist. It’s a nonsense. Divinity never, ever judges us. Instead, Divinity allows us, through free will, to experience whatever we choose to experience whilst on earth and to then bring back the higher vibrational fruits of those experiences to the Godhead for consideration… the ‘best bits’, the positive bits, the loving and harmonious bits, then being incorporated into the experience of the Whole for the purpose of expanding, of further evolving, the Godhead and all creation.
True, as a result of the Fall there are some extremely negative – extremely ill-conceived decisions and actions we can (and all too often do) choose that impede and imprison our spiritual evolution for a time, just as there are positive decisions and actions we can choose that progress it, but we are never judged by Higher Authority for actions chosen that temporarily restrict our spiritual progress, even when those actions cause harm to ourselves and to others (nor are we ever judged by the evolved spirits who will interact with us in our afterlife in order to help and guide us).
That having been said, there does exist a ‘judgement day’ that each and every one of us, without exception, will volunteer to face following physical death, but that ‘judgement day’ (actually ‘life review’ apropos the ripples we have sent out during our earthly lives is the more accurate and appropriate term) will only take place once we are completely ready for it, and with our full consent. Furthermore, we will find that it originates not as any form of retribution from our Divine parent, but as an illuminating exercise originating from an altogether more surprising source:
The Life Review.
Picture this: I’ve shaken off this mortal coil and moved on into the afterlife. I may have been on ‘the other side’ for a few days or for considerably longer. Inevitably, however, one truly beautiful ‘day’ (the term ‘day’ is relative) will inevitably dawn when there will be a knock at my ‘door’ (again, relative) and I will find a team of friends and advisors standing on my ‘doorstep’ (you’ve guessed it…relative). They will greet me openly and warmly, then ask me if I’m ready to watch ‘the film’ yet.
Now I’ve enjoyed going to the cinema on many an occasion during my time on earth, but on this particular day my response to that loving team that has come to support me during and after my viewing of ‘the film’ might just be: ‘Um…Ahh! I need to pop back into the house if you don’t mind… I think I’ve left the gas on. You go ahead. I’ll be with you shortly.’ Or: ‘Silly me!! What am I thinking? This shirt doesn’t go with this jacket. I can’t possibly go out like this. – I’ll be with you as soon as I can.’
They’ll see right through my bluster, of course, having listened to similar delaying excuses from millions of hesitant souls in the past. They won’t put me under any pressure, however, leaving me free to go with them to watch ‘the film’ only when I feel I’m absolutely ready to do so.
And so, on a future morning when I’ve finally gathered enough courage, I’ll take that trip down to the ‘local cinema’ (relatively speaking) surrounded by my team of helpers and advisors.
And there I’ll sit there in the centre of a row of plush seats, perhaps with a choc ice and a soft drink… the lights will dim, the heavy curtains will swing back and, following a rousing orchestral overture, the screen will illuminate and the titles roll, as follows:
21st. Century Reccia presents:
A Michael G. Reccia film.
Starring Michael G. Reccia.
Directed by Michael G. Reccia..
Screenplay by Michael G. Reccia..
From a story by Michael G. Reccia.
I’ll then find myself sinking ever deeper into my seat as I watch every scene from the life I’ve recently lived on earth.
I’ll laugh. I’ll cry. I’ll cringe. I’ll stamp my feet. I’ll hide my head in my hands. I’ll choke on my drink.
There will be a cast of thousands. Action! Drama! Spectacle! Sadness! Joy! Laughter! Love! Embarrassment! Sharp intakes of breath!
But, as the lights come back on and the end titles scroll, I’ll know a whole lot more about how effective my life on earth has been from the point of view of my personal spiritual progress… About the times when I triumphed. The times when I ‘failed’. About where I now am, vibrationally speaking, as the evolving spirit I really am. About what I will need to do next, and the opportunities that will be made available to me should I wish to raise my vibrations further and travel onwards. There will be much reflection, much discussion, much advice, much guidance, at the end of which I will look at the life I have just lived on earth in a completely different, more enlightened way. There will lots of: ‘Aha! So that’s what that was all about! Now it all makes sense!’ moments.
‘The film’ will not have been presented to me as a judgement, but rather an opportunity to learn and to take stock.
‘The film’ is a feature we will each bring ourselves to watch at some point following our physical death and reacclimatisation to life in one of the spiritual cleansing spheres…Knowledge of the existence of which should perhaps prompt us to regularly consider, whilst we’re still in the ‘here and now’, exactly how each scene in our lives thus far has played out. Are we acting and interacting appropriately with our true selves and with others, currently? Are we living and expressing our spirituality fully and fulfilling our life’s mission… or do we feel we need to make adjustments to the script while we have time – before the final reel begins to unspool?
Joseph devotes an entire chapter to the subject of the life review in his book Your Life After Death. Here’s a short extract from that chapter, with Joseph explaining what happens initially as a soul’s life review unfolds…
‘And, with great love, we – and a hierarchy of spirits they cannot see, and the angelic influence that is with them – access the record of the life they have just lived, as contained within their soul and accessible with permission within the field of energy that their soul exudes; a record of everything that that soul has done from the minute of its individualisation (which, again, is a misnomer) or its expulsion from the Godhead to the present day (we will talk about this at a later date). Everything is contained and everything is readable: every heartbeat; every thought; every intention; every fear; every dream; every pain; every smile; every act of kindness. Everything! Not only that, everything that that soul has experienced outside of its field is also contained within its soul: every sight; every number-plate; every window; every drop of rain… everything is there to be viewed and reviewed. Not as you would view a television set or a film but (because the soul-memory contains every holistic view of what has happened to that soul) everything can be reviewed with its original intentions, emotions, feelings and sensations. In other words, the life that was an illusion (but so real as an illusion) is available for viewing in fullness once again. The only difference between the soul viewing it as an illusion and re-viewing it as an illusion is that this time they are aware, whilst being in the review, that they are also outside of the review.’
The life review is nothing to fear – more an end of term report than a harsh judgement. However, it does bring into sharp focus the need for every soul on earth to be mindful of their actions whilst here.
All our actions have consequences, something the power-seeking, the manipulative, the controlling, might like to consider at this pivotal time in our history… All these things may be presented hidden behind a smile and a surface illusion of good and noble intentions here, but there is no hiding from our true selves, no concealing our true motives. Ultimately, we will replay for ourselves, up there on the big screen, in high definition and with surround sound, every move we have made whilst on earth. Those moves, revisited, will reveal to us how we have either elevated our vibrations as a result of having made them, earning us the right to live in increasing bliss and express ever-expanding spiritual capability, or locked ourselves for a time into lower, more restrictive vibrations which will prevent us from moving on until we have worked out of our system the lesser, denser motives that have placed us in a ‘reality’ we really won’t wish to take up permanent residence in.
…In short, we write the script for our tomorrows via our actions today.
…That’s entirely up to us.
* For an essential examination and explanation of this consciousness-changing event please see the Communications book ‘the Fall’.