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…but.

I’m at the Life Review.  (You’ll get your chance.)  In mere MOMENTS, every single act, and thought I EVER did and had was all around me, as if happening for the first time!  And yet, the entire thing happened so FAST, it was over before my brain could register it.  But I remembered it all!

As if that wasn’t strange enough, I saw things as if I was on the receiving end of things I had said and done.  To me it seemed like the effects were amplified somewhat.  It’s that or…some of the things I had said…cut to the bone?  Or were those “recipients” just (too) “sensative”?  …No, that was not the answer.

I would come to a place, in this…thought stealing review, that I would feel I needed to…defend my actions.  Over and over I would begin by saying, “yeah, but”…and that would be the end of the moment, moving on to the next.  After this had occured several times, I realized that my “yeah, but” “explanation” carried no weight.  It wasn’t that it was a “lie”, more like…you should have known better, AND WOULD HAVE, if truly coming from a place of love!

There it is…the “afterlife’s” standards for admission, and now you know, when your turn comes, that “but.” is always the end of the sentence.

 

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Trump Wins, and How We Know It

OK.  Maybe you’ve heard the one about a guy saying that the Iran hostages would be held 444 days, weeks after they were taken….it WAS 444 days.

Then there’s the one about a guy telling friends that he would die when he was 34, in the month of April or May, when he would have a child 3 1/2-5 years old (not 3, not 4, three and a half).  No, he didn’t die….but his only child was paralyzed…the operation planned in April, done in May, resulting in paralysis!  He was 34 years old.  She was one week away from 3 1/2!

This same fella claimed to have chosen correctly concerning every Presidential election for over 40 years, making every choice at least six months ahead.  He has had witnesses to proclamations, such as, Reagan and Clinton having second terms…both times it was before they were elected the first time!!  The same with Bush, only he came with a caveat….”we will regret it!”.

Today’s Proclamation……Trump will win the election.  It’s not much of a call at this point….the republicans are stepping up their evil ways, now, blocking a legitimate candidate for the Supreme Court, etc, etc, etc..  Nevermind the country’s business that NEEDS done.  THIS IS WHAT MADE TRUMP POSSIBLE!  IDIOTS! 

 

 

 

You Want Justice…..Whose Justice?

What is the best way for a “near death” survivor to suggest, to understand justice?  Always take the “other side” of a subject, first.

(I just thought of something…it’s been decades, and I’m still correlating “the experience”…)  By doing this there would BE NO surprise, at the “life review”, upon learning that, during the review, YOU ALSO suffer, exactly as that “other guy” you’re dealing with “suffers”!!  If you always take/look at the “other side” first, desiring JUSTICE, BOTH sides can be proud, not…down…times two!

Example?  Who hasn’t called someone “stupid” during childhood?  OK.  Now, at the life review, you may EXPECT a boot to the head for calling them stupid.  So what, it’s just another boot to the head.  Only THIS time it includes a bonus!  You get to FEEL what THEY felt at that moment!  Maybe for a VEEEEERRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYY long time.  Oh joy!  (Once again, we’ve done it to ourselves………(!))  You better hope that what you did to them wasn’t something like………(intentional) burning, or……harming a loved one.  ….Every single act (AND thought)!!  IEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

How to Stop the Escalation

Who hasn’t run into a situation where there are several people having a conversation.  They may be talking about…….politics, or how to raise children, or some such.The conversation becomes “heated”, verging on argument.  Most folks that find themselves in this position have come to the point where, knowing minds probably won’t be changed, today, they work on winding down the situation, agreeing to disagree (and, probably go home and apply a little of what they heard!).  What is the alternative?

With  topics that mean so much to a person, such as these, it is awful easy to go too far.  First, it becomes yelling.  Throw in a couple belly bumps.  Add a push, here and there.  What’s next?  Yep, somebody swings.  One swings, so the other takes a swing.  Throw in a bystander, or two, and we have a party, of the heinous variety.  Maybe, somebody dies.  So somebody else, from the opposing faction, has to die, right?  Where does this end?  DOES this end?

All this was able to be “easily” avoided by just winding down the situation, each person still feeling correct, but “living” with it, accepting things as they are, for now, but working for change.  Instead of focusing on who had received the last beating, or insult, or even death, there needs to be an agreement that the only way to stop this “thing” is to just STOP NOW.  It seems it’s the only way to prevent an (inevitable?) escalation, when discord begins.  If it NOW works for conversation, it can be made to apply to WAR!  If no one cares about the lives saved, think about the MONEY SAVED!  Everyones’ standard of living goes up, if there’s no war.  Hello?

Fate is Just Misunderstood

Is “fate” inescapable?

The paralysis of our child….all that had to be done was to say the word, “no”, and there would not have been paralysis….that day. Maybe the day of the rescheduled surgery it could be different…including death, instead?

In order for “fate” to be possible, there has to be a perception of certainty that an event WILL definitely happen. This doesn’t mean the type of fate where, say, a person is falling towards a pool, and they’re wondering if they will get wet. More like, they’re miles from the pool party, and they are positive that, if they go, they WILL fall into the pool. We’re talking “the future”, here. How can anyone presume to even possess a “fate”?

A sense of fate appears to come from a sense/occurrence we don’t/can’t have……according to who? What if it turns out that, space/time fluctuates and EVERYONE, participating in time, (who pays attention to such things) can “tune in”, on occasion, or whatever.

In the paralysis example, it never played out to the point where, having rescheduled, what then happened.  But I guarantee you, if I had kept a close enough watch, we would have never scheduled it for May, in my 34th year!  We already waited three years, to have a family, until I was only one year from having this “fate” be impossible.   ….nice try….  In this case, trying to avoid it, MADE it happen?!!

When it comes to the swimming pool example, skip going to the pool, and there’s no falling in. Or, go to the party, but nowhere near the pool. Of course then you run the risk of, the reason you saw this fate, falling down, only elsewhere….and the reason your attention was drawn to that fate in the first place was because there was great trauma in falling in the pool, then, realizing, if it had been elsewhere, it may have been worse…falling in was the good outcome?!!

All of this speculating is great fun, but the answer is………………….”fate” can be changed. “Fate” is what you get if you make all the decisions you would usually make (and, eventually, do). At ANY time in this process, you can say, “no”, and do ANYTHING else to change the “flow”.

As a death “process” survivor (yeah! DPS, not NDE!), it’s clear. The promise to tell “EVERYONE” (on the planet) what I saw……THAT could change things.

A foreseen future is not an inescapable “fate”. Change it. Walk away.  Sit, and never get up.  Get up and never sit.  Whatever it takes.

Thoughts Equal Actions

As unfair as it seems to be, in the dreaded life review it was discovered that, thoughts ARE EQUAL to actions!  Oh boy, now we’re in trouble!

How can that be “fair”?  We can’t even pin down where thoughts come from!!  Maybe not, but, man, is it a great indicator of what we really believe!  Because we want to survive in good stead after this life is over, we make the decision to “do good”, when we “can”.  (Is this the answer your boss at work wants to hear?  Then, why would it work in Heaven??)

Love is the key, once again.   Never mind that you’re trying to “earn” your way to a good afterlife…those “earnings” don’t even count, if done for “points”!  Was a certain decision made in order to score points with “Mr. Big”, or because you can minimize suffering?  Is it for points, or because that could be YOUR child, sister, or brother?  Next time it could be YOU suffering.

While the final decision is being made, as to where we “go” after death, it WOULD be us suffering, from a lack of love…….in our own thoughts AND actions.  Remember, the answer WE gave, is the answer we’ll GET.  Perfect justice, baby!

Is Life Just “a Test”?

Life is not test. For years it seemed like it was.  What the death experience showed was that we can’t “earn” our way to Heaven.

Like an investor who sees an opportunity that he missed, who says he would have done this, or would have done that, if he’d have been there……it needs to be SEEN what he would have done!  Are we choosing to be helpful and loving (simply because it’s the right thing to do), or do we fall short, doing things for show, or maybe “brownie points”?  After all, this is Heaven we’re talking about.  If the riff raff gets in, heaven ceases to be Heaven.

Everyone claims to love justice, but do they treat people justly? Everyone would like to think they love “love”, and are loving…….this life is where that can be shown to be true.

On the playground, the trouble-making kid thinks that all the playground monitors are focused on catching a trouble-maker. The rest of the kids know the monitors are there to keep kids safe, and aren’t there for the sole purpose of watching a, so-called, trouble-maker.  It’s all a matter of how you look at it.  Life is not a test. This is…….the opportunity of a lifetime.

Remember, it’s not that “God” is waiting for us to falter, so He can kick us when we’re down (forever).  Perfect and Simple justice would dictate that we get the opportunity to kick ourselves!

The Poor Have it MADE?

Perhaps you have read the part that describes how life is only ten minutes long.  What could you “put up with”, for ten minutes, knowing that a blissful existence is the reward for success DURING those ten minutes.  Even being “poor”, which pays better, so to speak, would be survivable!

There are people who have very little use for so-called “wealth”.  (I know one particularly well.)

It’s funny (?) that, no matter how much money people make, it’s the people above them that are rich……hmmmm. They are looking in the wrong direction!  If we can’t look to the poor for that comparison, at least  look at the “average” poor…the WORLD average!  Now who’s “rich” (monetarily speaking)?

Another way to look at it…the tough way…the Just way….add up the GDP of the entire planet, and divide by the number of people!  THAT is how it’s done in Heaven….and that should be how we do it.  (We’d have to go more by “living conditions” than actual dollars…unless we levelled the playing field to start with….)  Looking at it that way, maybe we ourselves aren’t doing so bad, eh?

Really, the poor have it made, right.  Yes, and here’s why….

A kid who has NOTHING, not even shoes, gets GIVEN a ball.  It’s great!  It’s like….a miracle!  Now imagine  that kid is….crowned king of the world.  He controls everything.  He OWNS everything.  How blissful would that kid be, now?  Now, multiply that times 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.  Now there’s a heavenly reward!  All for being poor (and still grateful), for ten minutes!

On the other hand, there’s the guy who had everything, well off.  He says we’ll always have the poor and hungry, but I really deserve another vacation.  He goes to the afterlife, and expects this best life to be deserving of continuation  (conditions, treatment, the works).  It doesn’t seem fair, once again, but this guy has had his.  You know, that kind of person that always puts themselves first, and, well…. we don’t like their kind, up Here.

Lastly, it all goes back to life being really only, like, 10 minutes long  (once we’re IN eternity, that’s what it will seem like).  With that in mind (always)…..what do you think most people would choose?

Which Religion is the RIGHT Religion?

This question has been pondered at one time or another, by most folks searching for the “truth”.   After all, who wants to have been serving the wrong purpose, all their lives?  (Not to mention that, having made such a big “mistake”, you’ll look like an idiot, when you’re standing before God!)  The Kid with a thousand questions was no different.

The answer  was rather surprising, and completely unexpected.   The answer is…….   No religion is the right religion.  Of all the religions in the world, NONE, ZERO are “just right”!  Many of them have the right idea, but have one, or more, fairly major flaws.   In this case, there were no names given, as to which is the “best/most correct/worthy”.

Flaws?  The biggest problem with religion is thinking that our own is the ONLY way to get to heaven!  This often leads to arguments, fights, and even wars.  It’s CRAZY!!  Assuming we can all agree that “love”, for everyone, in every situation, is the path to a blissful afterlife, why are believers driven APART, when it should draw us together!!?  I don’t get it……

As far as lifestyle goes, way too much importance, time, and, especially, money is wasted on buildings.  What can we say, standing before God, accounting for our actions, “but, we had such a nice building.”?!   Buildings, and “stuff”…like fancy clothes bought to wear to that building are a waste of resources.  Did people like Jesus, need a building, or fancy duds?  There are people starving to death!  Obviously, no one understands that…we are ALL ONE!  That person dying of starvation is your mom, dad, brother, or sister!  You might just as well kill them outright, and spare them some suffering!!  ……..I can’t talk about this more, now.  It’s tearing my guts out!

So, what makes a religion “worthy”?  You may have guessed, it’s…Love.  Not talking about it, not debating it…doing it.