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Both Agreements and DisagreementsA life review is often the way all spirits are able to be released from their actions and their emotions with their earth life. It is not always a negative experience, either. There are many things that all of you on earth do that are actions of love and compassion and support, that you never even always realized that you affected someone else and you are given the opportunity to experience those as well.

AgreeThis place I have come to call the shower of healing is only a prelude for the rehabilitation of returning souls. The orientation stage which immediately follows (expecially with younger souls), involves a substation counseling session with one's guide. The newly refreshed soul arrives at this station to undergo a debriefing of the life just ended. Orientation is also designed as an intake interview to provide further emotional release and readjustment back into the spirit world.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 55, 1996

Agree...after souls arive back into their soul groups, they are summoned to appear before a Council of Elders. While the Council is not prosecutorial, they do engage in direct examination of a soul's activities before returning them to their groups.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 85, 1996

AgreeRegardless of the specific energy treatment received by the soul at the gateway to the spirit world, most all returning souls will continue on to some sort of healing station before finally joining their groups. Most recovery areas for the returning soul involve some kind of orientation back to the spirit world. This usually includes a preliminary debriefing of the life just completed. Much more in-depth counseling will take place later with guides in group conferences and with our Council of Elders.

Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
pg. 90, 2003

AgreeDuring this meeting, the major choices we made in the life just lived are reviewed with us. Behaviour and accountability for our actions at important forks in our karmic path are evaluated carefully. At the first conference we are acutely aware of our mistakes, especially if we have hurt others.

Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
pg. 204, 2003

AgreeThe council is looking to see if the inner immortal character of our soul maintained its integrity in terms of values, ideals and action duing incarnation. They want to know if we were submerged by our host body, or did we shine through? Did our soul effectively merge as a partner to the human brain as one harmonious outward human personality?

Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
pg. 212, 2003

AgreeAs souls we do not judge one another. The only judgement in the realm of spirit is the self-judgement that may arise during the life review. We judge ourselves, and we are the only ones who do so. Our spirit guides sit with us as we review our lives and occasionally point out moments at which we could have expressed greater compassion, but even these remarks are made in a loving, nonjudgemental way. Only when we are in body and seemingly separate from one another do we express a lack of compassion through judgement. Those judgments, far from being the results of perceived separation, are actually the cause of it. To release judgement and to love with indiscriminate compassion is to remember who we really are.

Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth?, Robert Schwartz
pg. 121, 2007

Agree[After death]Then there is a period of self-examination, a rendering of accounts, so to speak, in which they are able to view their entire performance, their abilities and weak points and to decide whether or not they will return to physical existence.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 127, 1994

AgreeFindlay was told: "The scenes of the past life are...often revealed to those who are just passing, at the last moment." (J. Arthur Findlay, Where Two Worlds Meet, 1951, pg.599)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 12, 1974

AgreeCommunicators often declare that, in the early stages of transition, they experienced a panoramic review of their past earth-lives. This applies to both natural and enforced transition. It was impersonal and non-emotional in nature.

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 12, 1974

AgreeW.T. Stead, communicating, said:"My memory of earth functioned at this time...I felt for the moment all the joys and griefs of a lifetime." (Life Eternal, 1933, pg.73)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 13, 1974

Agree'Scott" told Jane Sherwood that his thoughts "raced over the record of a whole long lifetime". He continued: "I reviewed it as though I had no responsibility for it." (The Psychic Bridge, pg. 48)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 13, 1974

AgreeI have been laid up a long time...I seem to be standing in an open doorway...All the events of my life are portrayed before me...

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 16, 1974

Agree"As consciousness returned, the scenes of my whole life moved before me like a panorama. So rapidly did it pass that I had little time for reflection. (From Matter to Spirit, 1863, pg 142)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 20, 1974

Agree"There was a crash and a blackness. It was not really pain as most people think of pain-a rending crash and then gone...I lay quiet and pictures came before me of myself as a little boy...Then I saw a car coming. I saw it brake and push something along the road. I looked, and it was my body. I looked at myself and saw my own body [double] seeming quite real and solid...Suddenly I saw Grandpapa, standing smiling all lit up, and knew I was killed. I said at once, 'Then mother was right-I have got an etheric body!' I felt terribly muddled and confused. Then came the thought of you...so I began to walk along the road...You opened the window and called, but did not see me. Yet I could see what you were thinking-how frightened you were! Suddenly I remembered what you said-that spirits can go through matter. I said, 'Here goes! and ran at the door-and passed right through it. I tried it two or three times...I shall be at the funeral tomorrow...I am still mixed up with the earth." (Alice Gilbert, Philip in Two Worlds, 1948, pg 89)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 24, 1974

AgreeThere came first a mere sense of identity...[a 'partial' awakening'] and next a tumult of emotions [=confusion] and the unrolling of memories [=the review of the past life]. Then ...a dream-like awareness of people on earth...Then...'Hades', a dim and formless world...Finally...a growing awareness of...people moving about in a glorious world. (Jane Sherwood, The Country Beyond, p24)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 27, 1974

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Both Agreements and DisagreementsDuring the life review, the individual is experiencing its most current past life and not other past lives.

AgreeThis place I have come to call the shower of healing is only a prelude for the rehabilitation of returning souls. The orientation stage which immediately follows (expecially with younger souls), involves a substation counseling session with one's guide. The newly refreshed soul arrives at this station to undergo a debriefing of the life just ended. Orientation is also designed as an intake interview to provide further emotional release and readjustment back into the spirit world.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 55, 1996

Agree...after souls arive back into their soul groups, they are summoned to appear before a Council of Elders. While the Council is not prosecutorial, they do engage in direct examination of a soul's activities before returning them to their groups.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 85, 1996

AgreeRegardless of the specific energy treatment received by the soul at the gateway to the spirit world, most all returning souls will continue on to some sort of healing station before finally joining their groups. Most recovery areas for the returning soul involve some kind of orientation back to the spirit world. This usually includes a preliminary debriefing of the life just completed. Much more in-depth counseling will take place later with guides in group conferences and with our Council of Elders.

Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
pg. 90, 2003

AgreeDuring this meeting, the major choices we made in the life just lived are reviewed with us. Behaviour and accountability for our actions at important forks in our karmic path are evaluated carefully. At the first conference we are acutely aware of our mistakes, especially if we have hurt others.

Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
pg. 204, 2003

AgreeAs souls we do not judge one another. The only judgement in the realm of spirit is the self-judgement that may arise during the life review. We judge ourselves, and we are the only ones who do so. Our spirit guides sit with us as we review our lives and occasionally point out moments at which we could have expressed greater compassion, but even these remarks are made in a loving, nonjudgemental way. Only when we are in body and seemingly separate from one another do we express a lack of compassion through judgement. Those judgments, far from being the results of perceived separation, are actually the cause of it. To release judgement and to love with indiscriminate compassion is to remember who we really are.

Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth?, Robert Schwartz
pg. 121, 2007

AgreeYou examine the fabric of the existence you have left, and you learn to understand how your experiences were the result of your own thoughts and emotions and how these affected others. Until this examination is through, you are not aware of the larger portions of your own identity. When you realize the significance and meaning of the life you have just left, then you are ready for conscious knowledge of your other existences.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 122, 1994

Agree[After death]Then there is a period of self-examination, a rendering of accounts, so to speak, in which they are able to view their entire performance, their abilities and weak points and to decide whether or not they will return to physical existence.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 127, 1994

AgreeIt is commonly understood that man is composed of body, soul, and spirit. The physical body he is fairly conversant with, but what of the soul and spirit? Of these two man knows little indeed. What he does not realize is that he is a spirit, first, last, and always. The physical body is merely a vehicle for his spirit body upon his journey through his earthly life. The mind belongs to the spirit body. Every human experience, every thought, word, and deed, that go to make up the sum of earthly human experience is infallibly and ineradicably recorded upon what is called the subconscious mind through the agency of the physical brain, and when the time comes for man to leave the earth, he discards the physical body for ever, leaves it behind him upon the earth, and passes into the realms of the spirit world. His spirit body he will find is a counterpart of the earthly body he has just left behind him. He will then find that what he called the subconscious mind when he was incarnate has now assumed its rightful place in his new scheme of existence. And it is not long before it begins to show its particular attributes to its owner. By its principal ability of ineffaceable and infallible recording, this mind reveals itself as a complete and perfect chronicle of its owner's life upon earth. The revelations, therefore, that are attendant upon the person newly arrived in the spirit world can be sufficiently startling.

Here and Hereafter, Anthony Borgia
pg. Chapt1, 1968

AgreeCommunicators often declare that, in the early stages of transition, they experienced a panoramic review of their past earth-lives. This applies to both natural and enforced transition. It was impersonal and non-emotional in nature.

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 12, 1974

AgreeFindlay was told: "The scenes of the past life are...often revealed to those who are just passing, at the last moment." (J. Arthur Findlay, Where Two Worlds Meet, 1951, pg.599)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 12, 1974

Agree"I was unconscious for just a moment. Then my entire life unreeled itself... (Philip Paul, Psychic News, January 22, 1955)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 12, 1974

Agree"The first thing they find when they come here is the record of their past life." (F. Heslop, Speaking Across the Border Line, 1912)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 12, 1974

Agree"I saw my life unfold before me in a procession of images" (A.L.E.H., Fragments from my Message, Women's Printing Society, 1929, pg.198)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 12, 1974

Agree"I saw clearer and clearer the events of my past life pass, in a long procession, before me... (Franchezzo, op. cit., 1910, pg. 76)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 12, 1974

AgreeSimilar statements were made by 'Myers' through Geraldine Cummins. "In the life after death he enters an intermediate stage, and...his soul perceives, at intervals, the episodes of the past experience...I seemed to be...seeing pictures of my life... (Geraldine Cummins, Beyond Human Personality, pg.29 and They Survive, pg.42)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 12-13, 1974

AgreeW.T. Stead, communicating, said:"My memory of earth functioned at this time...I felt for the moment all the joys and griefs of a lifetime." (Life Eternal, 1933, pg.73)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 13, 1974

Agree'Scott" told Jane Sherwood that his thoughts "raced over the record of a whole long lifetime". He continued: "I reviewed it as though I had no responsibility for it." (The Psychic Bridge, pg. 48)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 13, 1974

Agree'Major P.', communicating to W.T. Pole while he was in process of transition, said: "I have been laid up a long time. I seem to be standing in an open doorway. All the events of my life are portrayed before me in symbolic form. I can see myself as a child, as a boy, as a man." (Private Dowding, 1943, pg.107)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 13, 1974

AgreeAnother communicator told Jane Sherwood that the 'review' was like "a film shown backwards." (The Country Beyond, pg.24)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 13, 1974

AgreeOur last reference to the 'review' takes us back twenty-five centuries. Edouard Schure (Pythagoras, 1926), the great Greek philosopher Pythagoras, taught that, at death, the soul "sees, over and over again, its earthly existence, the scenes succeeding one another in startling clearness."

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 13, 1974

AgreeI have been laid up a long time...I seem to be standing in an open doorway...All the events of my life are portrayed before me...

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 16, 1974

Agree"As consciousness returned, the scenes of my whole life moved before me like a panorama. So rapidly did it pass that I had little time for reflection. (From Matter to Spirit, 1863, pg 142)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 20, 1974

Agree"There was a crash and a blackness. It was not really pain as most people think of pain-a rending crash and then gone...I lay quiet and pictures came before me of myself as a little boy...Then I saw a car coming. I saw it brake and push something along the road. I looked, and it was my body. I looked at myself and saw my own body [double] seeming quite real and solid...Suddenly I saw Grandpapa, standing smiling all lit up, and knew I was killed. I said at once, 'Then mother was right-I have got an etheric body!' I felt terribly muddled and confused. Then came the thought of you...so I began to walk along the road...You opened the window and called, but did not see me. Yet I could see what you were thinking-how frightened you were! Suddenly I remembered what you said-that spirits can go through matter. I said, 'Here goes! and ran at the door-and passed right through it. I tried it two or three times...I shall be at the funeral tomorrow...I am still mixed up with the earth." (Alice Gilbert, Philip in Two Worlds, 1948, pg 89)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 24, 1974

AgreeThere came first a mere sense of identity...[a 'partial' awakening'] and next a tumult of emotions [=confusion] and the unrolling of memories [=the review of the past life]. Then ...a dream-like awareness of people on earth...Then...'Hades', a dim and formless world...Finally...a growing awareness of...people moving about in a glorious world. (Jane Sherwood, The Country Beyond, p24)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 27, 1974

Afterlife101.com Source

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Both Agreements and DisagreementsOnce an individual loses its earthbound connections and begins its true spirit journey, it then becomes aware of all of its lives and all of its experiences.

AgreeQuestion 305: Does the memory of an incarnate life present itself to a spirit completely and spontaneously, as soon as death occurs? Answer: Depending on how much attention the spirit focuses on it, the memory comes back slowly-just as an object gradually becomes visible to you out of a thick fog...Having lived many times as a human being, it remembers what it has been and often smiles at its own past foolishness...

The Spirits Book: Modern English Edition, Allan Kardec
pg. 149, 2003

AgreeYou examine the fabric of the existence you have left, and you learn to understand how your experiences were the result of your own thoughts and emotions and how these affected others. Until this examination is through, you are not aware of the larger portions of your own identity. When you realize the significance and meaning of the life you have just left, then you are ready for conscious knowledge of your other existences.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 122, 1994

AgreeBefore the time of choosing, however, there is a period of self-examination, and your full history becomes available to you. You understand the nature of the entity, and you are advised by other portions of that entity, more advanced than yourself. You will become aware of your other reincarnational selves, for example. There will be emotional ties with other personalities whom you have known in past lives, and some of these may supercede your relationships in the immediately past life. This is a meeting place for individuals from your own system also, however. All necessary explanations are given to those who are disoriented. Those who do not realize that they are dead are here told of their true condition, and all efforts are made to refresh the energies and spirits. It is a time of study and comprehension. It is from this area that some disturbed personalities have those dreams of returning to the physical environment.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 149, 1994

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I do firmly believe that universal forces are at work that pull us inexorably toward the deserving results of our actions.

—Robert J. Ringer