Supernatural Magazine

Judgement Day

I must admit that when I finally cast off my flesh and bones and step aboard the old ‘HMS lightfantastico’, on a one way trip to the land of spiritual enlightenment, the first thing that will undoubtedly crop up in my turbulently-mesmerised consciousness will almost certainly be ‘Have I been a good boy in my last life?’

Now, I can honestly declare that I’ve not killed, maimed, assaulted or sold dodgy timeshare to any poor unsuspecting soul in this life. Nor have I even contemplated physically abusing another human being. In fact, I can’t even recall standing on a bug, never mind gunning down a lion with a sawn-off shotgun. Don’t get me wrong – I’m no goody-two-shoes. Just ask my fellow Killie supporters about my incessant rants at short-sighted football referees! But, in all honesty – I still wonder if I will gain approval from my spiritual elders once that big Buddha in the sky sends down my own personal tractor beam to usher me home.

You see, judgement day in the spirit world is not something to be taken lightly. In fact, this intricate scrutiny of one’s karmic actions can be the most intensive examination that anyone will ever face and with good reason too. The thing is – the person assigned with judging you is actually yourself. And once a realisation that everything you ever learned in the physical life was only ever a test of your worth, then the job of evaluating every single strand of physical living becomes even more significant to any soul’s development.

Over the years, there have been many documented accounts of near death experiences (NDE’s). Almost every person who has returned from such an experience has claimed that there is no judgement in the spirit world, and that forgiveness is never needed in such a heavenly place. I have often queried this claim when working with my trance guides, since it counteracts with their information that judgement is always needed to start the next part of your soul progression. Their answer suggests that you can only begin your own personal judgement once your physical existence has finished – not before. And since anyone who experiences an NDE always return to this world then the act of judging one’s self is naturally postponed until physical death.

The fact is that in the spirit realm there is no need to forgive anyone else – apart from yourself. But how difficult will it be to forgive yourself if you have committed murder in your previous life? How difficult will it be to forgive yourself if you stole money from people who suffered financially as a result? And how difficult will it be to forgive yourself if you abused someone because of their skin colour or sexuality? The truth is that every case is different – as different as we all are to each other. And when we finally arrive in the next realm and discover that there is no need for money, that sexuality and skin colour are redundant, and that life can never be terminated – then our perception on life must alter dramatically if we are to eventually move forward.

We won’t need to atone for any mistakes that we may have made in the past. All we will really need to do is accept our Earthly life for what it was – an experience. In reality, we never stop learning in whatever form our life takes. This is the beauty of existence. It’s there to be explored. It’s there to be experienced. And it’s there to make us more appreciative and accepting of true love and companionship. Anything else is just an illusion.

The spirit world is nothing like the physical world in context. But it is everything like it in integrity. We may commit immoral crimes against humanity in this life, but any soul has the ability to realise the error of their ways once a more enlightened way of existence becomes clear. You may judge that as you will.

David Shaw

David Shaw

David Shaw is an author from Kilmarnock in Scotland. More commonly known as ‘the spiritcounsellor’, he works as a complementary therapist offering such therapies as hypnosis, past-life regression, massage and psychotherapy. David is also an experienced deep trance medium and regularly demonstrates his abilities through spiritual workshops. David has written many spiritual articles for various newspapers and magazines, and his new book – ‘Ghost Writers’ will be published by Harlequin at the beginning of 2015.