By Bob Olson
The short answer is no, we are not judged or punished for our wrongdoings in the way most people expect. However, there is also no escaping things we did or said that brought pain, fear, harm or suffering to another.
One of the events we experience upon our arrival back home in the spirit world is known as a life review. In the life review, we revisit our entire life from beginning to end, taking special notice of the significant events that hold important lessons for us.
For example, the life review will remind us of all the wonderful deeds we did to help other people. If we helped an elderly woman cross the road, we might revisit that. If we volunteered for a homeless shelter, we might revisit that, too. If we smiled at a stranger, we might revisit that, as well.
The life review process gives us omniscient observation to know what the people we’ve affected were thinking and feeling when we interacted with them. We might feel the sense of security felt by the elderly woman as we walked across the road together, as well as the gratitude in her heart. We might see how our work at the shelter affected a homeless girl by helping her to not have to steal in order to eat and find shelter. And our simple smile at a stranger one day might have stopped that person from committing suicide because he felt a connection with another person that he hadn’t felt in weeks.
At the other end of this life review process, we also observe how our choices, words and actions negatively affected others. If we teased and tormented a small boy in school, we will know firsthand how that affected him during that time and throughout his lifetime. We will feel his emotions and any physical pain we caused him. If we shot a deer during a hunting trip, we will know the pain we inflicted upon it and feel the fear in that animal as we hunted it and as it awaited death. And if we took our frustrations one morning out on a taxi driver, we will know how our words affected his day (and possibly his life) and feel the emotions our choices ignited within him.
The life review will also show us the ripple effect of our choices, words and actions. If the boy we teased grew up to hurt others, we will know the experiences of those people, too, with the understanding that we played a part in it. If the taxi driver spread negativity to all his customers following his hurtful interaction with us, we will see how this affected those people, and then how those people affected others, and so on until the ripples end.
This works in the positive, too. So if the girl at the homeless shelter grows up to positively affect the lives of others, we will know these effects with a deep understanding of whatever part we played in it.
The good news is that there are people in spirit who have taken on the job of helping us to understand and learn from our misdeeds, and they teach us how to forgive ourselves and grow from these failures. We also have our good deeds and positive acts, as well, from which to balance our self-judgment, hopefully helping us to overcome our self-criticism.
I experienced a life review during what’s called a Life Between Lives Regression (also known as a Spiritual Regression). In this regression, I remembered an experience I had in the spirit world following a human lifetime in the 1600s as a guy named George. I’ll explain more about this type of regression later, but what’s important now is that I experienced this life review in the presence of spiritual masters called the Council of Elders. And the unconditional love, forgiveness and compassion I felt from these spiritual beings was immensely powerful.
I’ll never forget how much these Elders comforted me as I went through my life review process and felt horrendous regret and self-loathing for mistakes I made in that lifetime. But I was the only being judging my past behaviors. And while my own judgment was pretty severe punishment in itself, these Elders helped me turn this around so that I learned from my mistakes and grew from them.
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