By Joshua Bagby
Have you ever noticed that it takes effort to find good newsin our mainstream culture?
Usually I have to deliberately search for it because the vast majority of news and documentary presentations are skewed to the negative. It's primarily about things gone wrong, people suffering, dire threats brewing—a showcase of awful.
When I find myself flirting with the blues, one of my first go-to attempts at self-care is to find good, healthy mind food. I have sometimes become dismayed at how challenging of a task this can be. The media elite do not seem to want to explore positives and solutions with anywhere near the frequency with which they explore negatives and disasters.
There's something very wrong with this system, but that's not today's topic.
WHAT IS GOOD NEWS?
So what is good news? In my mind, it's more than bunnies, duckies, and Hallmark cards. Good news is about solutions, breakthroughs, discoveries, and making the world a better place. Watching good news provides the viewer feelings of hope. Rather than trembling in fear or rage, viewers of good news feel inspired and uplifted.
One way to look at this is the concept of energy drains, what some call energy vampires. Bad news sucks at our positive energy. We feel stressed, conflicted, or drained. Good news, on the other hand, feeds us energy. We feel hopeful, inspired, moved.
IS DEATH BAD NEWS?
(Disclaimer: If you are currently in deep grief, the following may seem flippant or insensitive. Please don't interpret this blog as an attempt to diminish the pain you are going through. The intent here is to address society as a whole.)
In most of the media, if not in most social institutions, dying is presented as bad news. Dying is portrayed as end of the line, no more consciousness, no more presence, no nothing period. We are taught to fear death as the worst possible outcome—total obliteration. Much of the time, it is shown as sad if not traumatic. Our legal system sells the death penalty, for example, as the ultimate negative consequence.
To the contrary, afterlife research offers up a treasure trove of good news commencing with the supposition that we don't die, we transform. The ripple effect from recent scientific demonstrations and clinical evidence indicates that we've been sold an enslaving illusion. The world may not be as cold and cruel as we've been so persuasively taught. Afterlife research suggests that the universe is much friendlier (my term) than all the horror stories and downer media portray.
Part of the purpose of the SoulPhone™ is to settle through scientific evidence the question about consciousness surviving death. We go on. For hundreds of years, afterlife researchers, psychic mediums, and spiritual teachers have suggested this, but as with many spiritual matters, mainstream science has not seriously considered the matter. Orthodox science currently supports the dust to dust premise. Some scientists are loathe to even consider the possibility that something exists after the body dies. eal is speaking through psychic mediums. They don't want to be called crazy. (But this is changing—see aapsglobal.com).
If the SoulPhone truly offers definitive evidence about the continuation of life, I anticipate that good news will predominate. For example, human life never stops; it simply changes form. Life on material earth is like tough love to the max, designed to provide opportunities for spiritual growth, sometimes with high intensity. Some realms of existence beyond earth (particularly as reported during astral travels) are said to be very similar to life on this planet. However, unlike life on earth, change can happen much easier and faster. If you don't like where you are, you can replace it with something you like better.
Most likely you will go to a place or situation that you are already comfortable with. If you are very much of a sensualist and don't cotton to the idea of thought worlds, you'll probably find yourself in a place much like earth. If you are a dreamer or artist now and more in your head than in your body, you may go to a thought world. Whatever happens, the bottom line is that you will feel comfortable.
Once enough people have had or observed SoulPhone conversations with 'deceased' loved ones, the predominant belief may spring forth that death isn't so bad. Should we be so afraid if it? Should we attach so much tragedy and grief to it? Should it be the bad news so many routinely make it?
Plenty of good news will revolve around transforming the likely false premise that you only go around once on earth, and that's it. If you don't get it done on that one go-around, no matter what genetics and social status you inherited (or were cursed with), you may find good news in the idea that you may have more than one go. If you cannot stand the idea of reincarnation, the good news may be that you can choose someplace else to live besides this place.
More good news will be that if you wisely use the earth life you are living, you will be much better prepared for the next phase of life. By becoming more educated about the greater reality, you will have a better feel for friends and loved ones who have already gone, and for yourself when it eventually becomes your time. Perhaps if there were more portrayals of death seen as a positive transition, more people would be more prepared for graduation day.
Joshua Bagby is a visionary writer currently residing in Oregon. He applies afterlife research to fiction and nonfiction to envision a better life for all humanity.
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