01. September 2016 · Comments Off on A Second in Eternity – Book Overview · Categories: Afterlife, Consciousness, Death, OBE, Uncategorized

A Second in Eternity by Gary Wimmer

a-second-in-eternity-coverIf you’ve been reading my column for any length of time, you would know by now that I love to read books about NDEs, OBEs and other spiritual and metaphysical related topics. I also like to ferret out fairly unknown authors. For this review I will be evaluating a book, A Second in Eternity by Gary L. Wimmer which is fairly obscure and is about his Out of Body Experience which took place back in 1977 when he was hit by a car and sent to heaven. The reason I wanted to read this particular description of Heaven is because first of all there are not that many people who have had NDEs of the same depth as he had.  I can compare his description to that of the very well-known Mellen Thomas Benedict’s experience of Heaven when he died after suffering from terminal brain cancer in 1982.

If you’ve never heard or read about the Mellen-Thomas Benedict NDE experience out of body you really should because it’s incredible. And when I had first had read it, there was talk that he was soon going to write a more detailed book, however, that never materialized. You can read about his incredible Journey at this website: http://www.near-death.com/reincarnation/experiences/mellen-thomas-benedict.html.

Getting back to Gary Wimmer, the way I discovered him was on a podcast Radio Show; We Don’t Die Radio, by a woman named Sandra Champlain who has completed over a hundred interviews with people who have had near-death experiences or who are mediums etc. And after hearing Gary Wimmer’s interview I just had to get the book. While his NDE experience took place in 1977,  he did not write about it until 1997.  Because the experience was so intense he was able easily to recall exactly what happened during the week leading up to the experience, during the experience and thereafter. After recovering from the experience he realized that he was now very psychically attuned and was able and still is able to give readings to people.gary-l-wimmer2

To paraphrase and provide a quick synopsis, A Second in Eternity takes the reader on a vivid voyage through the mind and soul of one becoming overwhelmed by psychic phenomena. It describes the onset and escalation of the unfiltered perception that takes over when the wall that usually separates the conscious and subconscious minds begins to dissipate. The story reveals the steps he went through in unwillingly going from normal everyday consciousness to dimensions and worlds beyond imagination, to being at one with the Infinite, and to returning back to the world of space and time on Earth… as a different person.

The heart of his experience takes place over 8 days leading up to the NDE. At that time Gary was a touring professional musician and to make ends meet he sometimes gave psychic readings to people during slow times on the road.  As the story begins he has decided to take a break from touring and has moved into a cheap apartment in Austin, Texas with a couple of buddies. And almost immediately he starts experiencing premonitions of what someone will say in the next few minutes; sort like knowing the future just before it happens. If you can imagine being in an echo chamber with a lag time of several or more minutes, that’s the best way I can describe what is starting to happen to him.

Over the next few days the problem intensifies. He starts being able to read people’s minds as he walks nearby them. And he becomes able to ‘remote view’ who might walk through the door of say a nightclub minutes before they do! In one scene while sitting at a bar, he makes bets with his buddy that he can describe what the next group of people will be wearing before they enter …and he wins every time! He will also know what they are thinking, what they might be dealing with in their lives, and even their names, but he can’t tell him that because he doesn’t want him to think he is crazy!

Over the next few days his experiences intensify to the point where he starts making bad decisions. In one situation while having a conversation at home with his roommates, he decides that it would be a good idea to suddenly pour boiling water over his head to prove that he will not be hurt and thus has ‘special powers.’  He actually was not hurt but this stupid trick only made his friends more wary and they started pushing him to get psychiatric help.

Soon he notices that he can actually cause strange things to happen at a distance. For instance, he might be walking down the street, spot someone across the street and think something like, “look up at the sky, then turn around and look at me.”  And they would do it.  Other times he just knew what people might say or do before it happened. This became very disturbing to him because he was never sure whether he was predicting or causing things to happen.

By the eighth day he was tripping pretty badly and while in a crowd of people outside a movie theater, he heard voices telling him the run out into the street and leap in front of a car. And of course this became the cause of his NDE. From the description of the event, he was not hurt badly, but did considerable damage to the car! And the actual NDE did not seem to last more than a few seconds. I won’t go into detail about the NDE here except to say that you will want to read it for yourself. It IS incredible and compares in many respects to that of Mellen-Thomas Benedict’s NDE. To my mind, these two NDEs correlate extremely well and provide additional verification that the Afterlife does indeed exist and it is more wonderful than most religions have been able to describe.

I believe that due to the power of the internet, stories like these are becoming much more available and thus are setting the stage for a new era of enlightenment beyond what any religion has been able to offer to date. The book reads like a screenplay and is extremely visual. My advice, get the book, read it and enjoy! Link: A Second in Eternity by Gary L. Wimmer

01. July 2016 · Comments Off on The Disappearance of the Universe – Book Overview · Categories: Afterlife, Consciousness, Death, Healing, NDE, OBE, Power of Thought, reincarnation, spiritual healing, Uncategorized · Tags:

the-dissapearance-of-the-universeLately my partner and I have been studying A Course in Miracles (ACIM) for the second or third time. (ACIM was originally published in 1976 and gained immense popularity in the 1980s.) At the same time we’ve been reading books related to ACIM as well. The book that most captured my attention was The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary Renard, which was published in 2003. I purchased it then and felt that now would be a good time to review it.

The story goes like this. In the early 1990s Gary Renard underwent a powerful spiritual awakening when he began to be instructed by two ascended masters named Pursah and Arten, who eventually identified their previous incarnations as including those of Saint Thomas and Saint Thaddaeus. He said that they appeared to him in the flesh in a series of 14 meetings spaced out over 9 years. I know that’s a hard story to believe, but whether you believe the storyline or not, The Disappearance of the Universe has become an enormously popular book based on the teachings of ACIM. And I believe that you will get a lot out of it regardless. The reason for this is that the  conversations center around the ACIM material and how it relates to events in Gary’s everyday life as well as to world events of the 1990s. This method of teaching, I feel, makes it more understandable.Gary Renard-2

As we have been reading the ACIM it has become ever more apparent that ACIM was written almost specifically for the Scribe, Helen Schucman herself, who was basically an atheist psychotherapist  living in a Judeao-Christian world. All the way through the scribing process, which took 10 years, she resisted and had grave doubts about the validity of the material. And later, after it was complete, she still had grave doubts and never really related to or believed in the material fully.

The problem that we have with the ACIM material is that it seems based primarily in a Judeao-Christian-Freudian psychological framework.  And furthermore, the material keeps pounding away at the concept of the Ego in endless approaches, which after a while becomes difficult to endure.  This approach, I suspect, may have been perfectly tailored to convince the author, Helen Schucman herself, after reading so many variations of the theme it eventually becomes oppressive.

a-course-in-miracles-acim-bizThe Disappearance of the Universe book, in my opinion, makes a wonderful transition and shapes the ACIM material into a more modern framework of understanding. There have been other authors who have attempted to translate the ACIM material into their own understanding, for which many have been criticized.  I say, So What?  I never believed that God ever stopped speaking to humanity. He/She/It, whatever you want to name It, keeps on trying!

Amazon has a powerful and insightful review of The Disappearance of the Universe book which was written by Michael Wilkinson. “THE PREMISE: When you dream at night that someone is chasing you, in the dream it feels very real and no one in the dream could likely convince you that it was not real. But in truth you are home in your bed. When you wake up, the dream disappears, because it was never real in the first place, and you find you were in your bed the entire time. Well, the basic premise for the Disappearance of the Universe is that we are really home in God, but dreaming a dream that we are bodies living this life. Of course our true home is out of our awareness. Yet when we wake up, the universe will disappear, because it was never real in the first place, we were at home in God the entire time. This is indeed an incredible and hard to believe premise. But what if it is true?”  This description, I feel, is much more succinct than the hundreds of rambling pages of ACIM.

Michael Wilkinson summarizes nicely with, “If you are already familiar with A Course in Miracles, this book is a must-read. I had studied the Course for over a decade, and even served as a group facilitator for several years. I was humbled by how little I understood and truly practiced non-dualism and how I had missed the critical message of practicing forgiveness every moment of every day as THE key tool for making the “journey without distance.” The conversations in the Disappearance of the Universe make crystal clear the purpose of practicing “advanced” forgiveness, the steps in how to do it, and the way to live in this world as a teacher of God. Perhaps most importantly, the message is completely consistent with A Course in Miracles, which is quoted over 300 times by Gary Renard’s special visitors.”

The concept of practicing Forgiveness is a simple concept that is also emphasized in the teaching of Hoʻoponopono, which is the ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. This point is easy to overlook in the voluminous ACIM text, but is critical to understand if you want to experience Miracles. For myself, I like to go one step further and simply bless people and situations by visualizing the Light of the Holy Spirit around them. It doesn’t get any easier or simpler than that! Try it for yourself and you will see Miracles!

The Disappearance of the Universe is a great book, which will magically transform your “Ego Mind” thinking to that of your God Mind. As Michael Wilkinson says, “So read this book if you are ready to have many of your beliefs challenged and if you are ready to learn how to truly experience and express the peace and love of God.”  Then, as Jesus said, “All things are possible!”

01. June 2016 · Comments Off on The Spiritual Quest of David R. Hawkins · Categories: Consciousness, Healing, spiritual healing, Uncategorized

Overview of Doctor of Truth: The Life of David R. Hawkins by Scott Jeffrey

Doctor of Truth: The Life of David R. HawkinsUntil recently the only famous people from Wisconsin that I could recall off the top of my head were Harry Houdini, Joseph McCarthy and Golda Meir. Now I can add the name of David R. Hawkins to my list. David R. Hawkins has authored over a dozen books on various aspects of the Spiritual Quest. His most famous book is Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior. I have had this book for quite a while, however, when I finally decided that I would like to read it, I couldn’t find it. So I searched Amazon and found the next best thing, which was a biography about him: Doctor of Truth: The Life of David R Hawkins. As one reviewer said, “this book provides a great insight into a great man. He gave so much to humanity and I feel forever grateful to Dr. Hawkins for his contributions.”David_R_Hawkins

Since I had somehow missed the great contributions Dr. Hawkins has made to humanity, I decided that it was time to discover  who the man was behind this best-selling book and movement and how he became enlightened.  The first thing that attracted me was the fact that he was born and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, close to my own home town.  I was impressed because I hadn’t met any enlightened beings who came from Wisconsin. What I discovered was a man who had devoted his entire life to seeking higher wisdom and Spiritual Truths. The second thing that attracted me was that he was born in the same year as my parents…1927.

I won’t go into too many details of his childhood except to say that he was raised in a strict Episcopalian religiously oriented home. He was an altar boy, a voracious reader, and a very hard worker. In his teens years he had a large paper route which would have killed most people, especially in the chilly Wisconsin Winters. I can relate because I too delivered newspapers in that cold climate.  One cold day while delivering newspapers he fell off his bike into a snowbank where he had what we would today call a Spiritual Awakening or OBE. However, his spiritual awakening was mirrored on the physical plane as well; in his teen years he developed a serious taste for ‘spirits;’ alcohol and when he came of age he joined the Navy and was deployed on a Minesweeper during World War II. This sailor experience only served to reinforce his drinking addiction.

Following his discharge from the war he obtained a medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin. Following that he departed for New York City where he eventually became a psychoanalyst in the Freudian tradition. Following his indoctrination into Freud and psychoanalysis he became interested in a nutritional basis for helping to heal the scourge of alcoholism.  Along the way he met the Bill_Wilson, David_Hfounder of AA, Bill Wilson, and they became good friends. “Wilson’s influence on David was profound. We can find the kernel of many of the core precepts of David’s later teachings in Wilson’s talks and writings, where Wilson recorded timeless spiritual principles from his own understanding.”  Unfortunately David had trouble with the AA concept of God, no matter how the unreligious Bill Wilson had described it, because by then David had become a confirmed atheist. However, after hitting bottom numerous times, he discovered Zen Buddhism as a valid path, which for him, made it possible to finally give up drinking as well as other prescription drugs.

In the late sixties and early seventies he founded the North Nassau Clinic expressly for people who couldn’t afford proper mental healthcare and who didn’t qualify for government programs through welfare: the lower middle class, who weren’t poverty-stricken, didn’t qualify for government support, and couldn’t afford private fees. It quickly became a very popular clinic that treated tens of thousands of alcoholic and drug addicted individuals primarily through the use of niacin and other vitamin related Therapies. This concept was termed Orthomolecular Psychiatry by Linus Pauling, the father of Vitamin C Therapy.

This new style of  treatment set him apart from the traditional psychotherapeutic approach to mental problems and drug addiction as had been practiced by mainstream doctors up to that point. Of course this sort of revolutionary treatment created a huge backlash for David, however, it also made him wealthy.  This idea set him apart from traditional thinking about drug addiction. The traditional view was that addiction was a moral failure; and David was saying that in many cases addiction may be a nutritional or physical failure.  His philosophy was to be open-minded and experimental and try whatever worked.PVF

This was during the time of the tremendous human potential movement explosion when things like A Course In Miracles, EST, the Sedona Method, etc. came along, and David dove fully into the exploration of many of these movements.  He wanted to experience everything the counterculture offered, from Woodstock and the new rock music, to experimentation with pot and LSD, to trying on various Eastern Religious philosophies such as Buddhism and Hinduism, etc.

In the late seventies he decided to give up his practice and move to Sedona, Arizona, where he continued to explore numerous facets of the various spiritual movements that seem to be attracted there, and he became an ardent meditator as well. He began to more fully explore Eastern Philosophies and anything new that appealed to him.

In the mid-nineties he began to develop what he called his Map of Consciousness. This was partly due to his the influence of Behavioral Kinesiology which was pioneered by psychiatrist John Diamond. By now most of us have heard of muscle testing, which is what David Hawkins learned to test for the various levels of consciousness. Some examples would be that Jesus calibrates at 1000, Mahayana Buddhism at 960, the Koran at 720, love at 500, reason at 400, fear at 100 and shame at 20. 85% of the world’s population, calibrates at under 200 — the threshold of integrity. If you are interested you can find a version of his chart here: Power vs. Force Consciousness Chart.

David Hawkins’s life was a very long journey with many extreme experiences. At some point, he experienced all of this: successful psychiatrist, skeptic, atheist, alcoholic, mystic, beleaguered by over 25 illnesses or health conditions  of varying degrees, some very serious, withdrawn from society on his spiritual search, father and husband. Obviously David went through some very tough times in his life, but also experienced several states of elevated consciousness, the first at the age of 6 years. Over time his life gradually became a search for peace, happiness, and later, for God. His contribution to the spiritual world is indeed important, because after becoming spiritually aware – some would call him “enlightened” – he began to try to explain enlightenment in a scientific, rational and understandable way.  Always, he used his growth, knowledge and insights as a basis to help others to support them in their personal and spiritual growth, and for healing. David R. Hawkins transcended his Earthly body on September 19, 2012 in Sedona, Arizona.

If you’d like to see David Hawkins in action, here’s a brief YouTube Clip: “If you feel like you’re stuck.”

You can find the book on his life here: Doctor of Truth: The Life of DavidR. Hawkins by Scott Jeffrey

 

03. April 2016 · Comments Off on The Afterlife Unveiled: What the Dead are Telling Us About Their World · Categories: Afterlife, Consciousness, Death, OBE, Uncategorized

Book Overview: “The Afterlife Unveiled: What the Dead are Telling Us About Their World” by Stafford Betty, PhD.

Many people ponder the question, “What happens to us when we die? Quite a few think of the Afterlife as heaven – an unimaginable state of bliss. Many even believe in hell – a place of everlasting fire and brimstone. How can this subject objectively be approached?  Unfortunately, Mainstream Science rejects the idea of the Afterlife entirely and thus makes no attempt to research it.  However, a good deal of under-appreciated research has been going on for well over a hundred years through the vehicle of mediumship. So if you want to be prepared for the rest of your spiritual journey, both in this life and the life to come, you should read and study this book!

In The Afterlife Unveiled by Dr. Stafford Betty, Professor of Religious Studies at California State University Bakersfield, California, he compares and contrasts the material brought through from a half dozen of the world’s most talented and dedicatedDr-Stafford-BettywBook mediums. Before you pooh–pooh the idea of obtaining information about the afterlife via mediumship you must first realize that at this point in our spiritual evolution mediumship represents the most accurate method of communicating with the so-called dead given that our spiritual technology has not advanced very far as of 2016. And by spiritual technology I am talking about EVP or ITP which basically encompasses attempts to contact the dead using actual technological devices such as tape recorders, radios, computers, and cell phones. This is a subject for another time.

Dr. Stafford Betty feels that, “The key to such knowledge is mediumship.”  Over thirty years of research have taught the author, a world expert in the field of death and afterlife studies, who the most reliable voices are.  He feels that, “These accounts are far better developed and more plausible than anything found in the world’s scriptures or theologies. And that, “The world ahead, unlike ours, is fascinating and fair. Authentic mediums may be the closest thing to the voice of God that our planet has.”

In his book, each chapter contains a summary of the teachings of one of the studied mediums. Most of these represent books in themselves, many of which I have read previously. All are good. Some of the material overlaps, and of course they are all a bit different in their own way and by the time you are finished reading you will have a much greater expanded understanding of the many levels and worlds in what we call the Afterlife.

I recall Jesus, telling his followers two thousand years ago in a language they could understand, “In my Father’s house there are many mansions.” If you take a little time to read Dr. Betty’s book you will begin to understand exactly what Jesus meant by this description.

In order to better acquaint you with what you might expect, I offer a brief description of each chapter. And you need not read the book in chapter order as each chapter stands alone.

Chapter 1- Trance Teachings from the Seventh Sphere. This material came through a nineteenth century Anglican minister named William Stainton Moses (1839–92). Initially a skeptic, he eventually came around to channeling a spirit called Imperator who said he was the chief of a group of 49 spirits. In some respects Imperator and his group were religious reformers. Sayings like the following are found throughout: “We call you from the dead formalism, the lifeless, loveless literalism of the past to a religion of spiritualized truth, to the lovely symbolism of angel teaching, to the higher planes of spirit, where the material finds no place, and the formal dogmatism of the past is forever gone.” Moses published their teachings in a book, Spirit Teachings, in 1883, ten years after the first messages appeared. A later book, More Spirit Teachings, would appear in 1892, shortly after Moses’ death.

Chapter 2 – The Afterlife of a Young Texan. This chapter contains the thoughts and experiences of a young man named Leslie Stringfellow who died in his hometown of Galveston, Texas, in 1886 after a brief illness. Not long after his mother started using a planchette (old time Ouija Board) and within a few days was getting consistent messages from her dead son. This went on nearly every evening for about 15 years! Many of the messages were evidential, meaning that he was providing information that neither of his parents could have known but were able to letter prove out. If you have a copy of his now rare book, The Afterlife of Leslie Stringfellow, please let me know as it is out of print and the cheapest price was about $75! I would love to read the entire book!

Chapter 3 – A Notable American’s First Year on the Other Side. This chapter provides a nice summary of the channelings of Judge David Hatch who was a California resident of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and who died in 1912. The medium was a woman named Elsa Barker. They had been friends for about six years and when he died she had been living in Paris. Hatch’s first communication came while Ms. Barker was living in Paris and before she even knew he was dead. She communicated with him through automatic writing. The Hatch/Barker collaboration is titled Letters from the Afterlife, a book I was lucky enough to get my hands on back in 1998.

Dr. Betty states, “The details of his account are fresh, sometimes bizarre, and sometimes mysterious – rather like what you would expect of a world you had never set foot in.” I loved the book because it seemed to reveal a very realistic progression from Judge Hatch’s initial orientation experiences toward a higher level as he evolved and gained a greater understanding. However, Judge Hatch is an exceptional case; he was very spiritually inclined while on Earth and so I think he deserved what he got in heaven. He says, “This is not a place where everyone knows everything – far from it. Most souls are nearly as blind as they were in life. … I am sorry to say that the person who has a clear idea of the significance of life is about as rare here as on the earth. … a man does not suddenly become all-wise by changing the texture of his body.”

Chapter 4 – A Psychical Researcher on This Side Speaks to Us from the Other Side. The medium for this chapter was Geraldine Cummins, an Irish woman who authored 22 books, 15 of them automatically while in a light trance. The communicator from the spirit side was primarily Frederic Myers, who was trained in the classics and lectured for a time at Trinity College Cambridge. He was one of the co-founders of the Society for Psychical Research in 1882, his influence on the young movement was immense. His monumental book Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death is still regarded by many as the greatest work on psychical research ever to appear. He first spoke through Ms. Cummins in 1924, 23 years after his death, and reappeared intermittently until 1931. The book examined here, The Road to Immortality, is the record of their collaboration. It combines very fine writing with a rare breadth of vision.

Dr. Betty states, “Myers expresses impatience with the English language as well as with mediums who sometimes find it hard to blank out their own minds’ contents. Much about the world he tries to describe, especially the last three of the seven planes, can only be approximated by our language. It is with a feeling of awe, even unworthiness that I try to summarize his account of these realms. In places the language becomes fuzzy, virtually unintelligible, so far beyond the world we are familiar with is his subject. One can imagine his impatience!

Chapter 5 – A Catholic Priest Describes the ‘Land of the Great Harvest’. Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson, the communicator of this work, was born in 1871 the son of Edward White Benson, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The younger Benson was ordained to the Anglican priesthood in 1901, but converted to Roman Catholicism three years later. In 1911 he became a secretary to Pope St. Pius X and managed the pope’s household and appointments. He was solidly identified with the Catholic world.

What I enjoyed most about this chapter is the fact that Msgr. Benson, while alive wrote several novels, especially The Necromancers (1909), in which he ridiculed and condemned spirit communication as ‘dealings with the devil.’ But after his death he would be haunted by a need to atone for the mistake he felt he had made in the novel. Later, speaking through the medium Anthony Borgia, the book titled, Life in the World Unseen, was published in 1954 (now in its thirteenth printing and is available online for free).

In this book Benson, speaking through the medium Anthony Borgia, tells us he was psychically gifted while functioning as a Catholic priest, but was taught by the Church to think of the gift as a ‘mental aberration’. After having passed, he said, “I could see volumes of orthodox teachings, creeds, and doctrines melting away because they are of no account, because they are not true, and because they have no application whatever to the eternal world of spirit and to the great Creator and Upholder of it. I could see clearly now what I had seen but hazily before, that orthodoxy is man-made, but that the universe is God-given.”

Chapter 6 – Oh, the People We Meet Over There! In December 1965, a month after her death, Frances Banks, an Anglican nun for 25 years, found a ‘pure, unobstructed channel’ through which to describe the bracing new world she found herself in. The ‘channel’ was the mind of her close friend Helen Greaves. The book that was thus born through Helen Greaves was Testimony of Light.  Dr. Betty states, “the spiritual and moral life urged on the reader is entirely consistent with the gospel of love and forgiveness preached by Jesus – or indeed by the saints and sages of the world’s major religions.” She goes on to discuss what I would call the blueprints we are born with; she is able, after death, to see how well she measured up to the goals she mapped out for herself – as we all will do once we make the transition. Dr. Betty says that if you want to get a good synopsis of what you can expect after you die, that you could just read this chapter alone!

Chapter 7 – What the Protestant Theologian Discovered upon Dying. The primary communicator here was the notable Lutheran minister, theologian, and professor Alvin D. (AD) Mattson, who died in October 1970. An author in this life, he became one in the next as well. His postings from the Other Side were collected by his daughter, Ruth Mattson Taylor, and published in two books – the first, Witness from Beyond, in 1975 and also Evidence from Beyond, published 24 years later. The medium through whom AD spoke was Margaret Flavell, a devout Methodist and graduate of the London School of Paranormal Psychology and Sanctuary of Healing. Both Mattson and Flavell were persons of the highest integrity. Neither had ever met each other. An excerpt: “The astral world is almost a replica of your world, AD tells us, except that it is of a finer substance and we are not ‘bound’ by our objective reality here.” Churchman that he was, it is perhaps not surprising to hear that “we have denominations on this plane and we continue to practice the rites of our respective churches. There are even great cathedrals and great churches where ministers who preached on earth, and still feel the urge to do so, continue to preach. And our body is also familiar: The astral body in which we live immediately after we have died is a duplicate of our physical body, except that it is made of a fine, tenuous substance.”

I would say that the above paragraph depicts a picture that for that preacher would be an expected scenario as an extension of his Earth life. The same would be true for any one of us. However, once we are more settled in and feel comfortable, we begin to make more rapid evolutionary progress to higher realms. That is for MOST of us. Some unfortunate souls who were not so loving while on Earth will not immediately be eligible for a heavenly ‘reward.’  But they are their own judge and jury. There will be angels and spirit workers who try to wake them up and point the way toward the Light, but ultimately, it is their own Free Will Choice whether or not to progress. And so it is.