Anything to fear?

Will soul phone technology be an open invitation to evil spirits?

A lot of people think so. A frequently cited, nearly-automated objection to soul phone tech is how could we tell that anyone we contact on the device is not a dark force? How could we discern that the spirit we were chatting with is who it claims to be?

This is particularly true if we never knew that person in physical life. What if we wanted to chat with Jesus or Mohammed or someone else we hope to learn from? How would we know that we have reached the right person instead of some imposter?

This question intrigues me on many levels. It says plenty about the culture humanity has created, revealing to me how much we confront deceit in our everyday lives. Many of us are constantly on guard because we get so many reminders of people conning people.

So yes, the question is legitimate, but consider the backdrop of how commerce, politics, entertainment, and religion prepare us to walk with a victim mentality. We are groomed to fear the pain and suffering that is being pandered to us by numerous social forces, and many of those profit on our anxieties.

Our fear could also be a mirror-image reflection of our own mentality. If we were raised to be more trusting, and if it was part of the whole society, would we be so fearful of being used and abused?

AFTERLIFE 

Most of the afterlife research material or channeling I have encountered seeks to assure us that there is no real hell—that way too sizzling place you’re sent to if some authority figure thinks you need to be punished for your sins. While there are dark forces and hellish neighborhoods people do enter, there is also free will. If you don’t want to stay in any hell you find yourself in, you can seek help and be rescued. You have freedom of movement.

It is much more difficult to be as mobile in the physical world. For example, if you are poor or are stuck in a war zone, your freedom is limited by circumstances. It’s as if this here is more hellish than hell.

In spirit, our own consciousness determines our environment. We no longer have physical needs making demands on us. We see in a more palpable way that change in your circumstance is but a new thought away.

NEGATIVE PROGRAMMING

I recently read a capsule summary of a thriller offered for sale (bolding done by me): “After her grandmother’s death, Sage writes off the eerie supernatural happenings she’s begun noticing as grief. But when a dark killer chooses her as the next victim, can she escape an evil even the authorities can’t see?”

There’s a vast warehouse full of synopses like this. Remember, some people think of this as entertainment. Day in and day out, in news and in entertainment, we hear and read about killers and their gruesome deeds. In many of these stories, the mythology incorporates eerie supernatural happenings, giving power to the legend of hellish places.

If we keep eating and digesting this mind food, it’s little wonder that we mistrust the idea that we could talk to spirits on a soul phone device and not be predator bait. It could also reflect how willing we might be to con someone else if we had the power and they were vulnerable to us. If you could get away with it, would you do it?

I find that people who are on a so-called spiritual path often do drop out of mainstream culture. They have a sense about mind food—the nourishment (or lack of it) that you give yourself when digesting media. Many people no longer watch TV, and they monitor their book and movie intake.

In turn they favor media with a more positive, solution-oriented spin. They may have a healthy dose of skepticism to discern what to accept, but they are more open-minded to learn.

YEAH, BUT…

This still doesn’t answer the main question about dishonest spirits, assuming that they exist. Do they pose a problem?

I think of a soul phone in much the same way as how we here learn to trust such services  such as online banking. There are systems in place to guarantee a reasonable level of security. The systems are not immune to attack, but in the main, they work well.

Some soul phone devices are going to be much more secure than others. The caller will have more confidence because like online banking here, there will be a few safeguards like operators, passwords, etc. And this does not even consider other spirits validating experiences. Further, as systems are developed and refined, these issues of legitimacy will be taken into account.

There is a different mentality between something like ghost hunting in haunted houses versus consulting with Thomas Edison on a telephony problem. Or between wanting to hear more jokes from Robin Williams rather than having him inform us about the spiritual dynamics of stardom and suicide. Our motivation and mentality matters.

Meanwhile, the world beyond plays by different rules than we do here, so as we conceive of these issues, we need to take into account that spirit does not necessarily share human motivations as we know them. We need to practice more of what might be called diplomacy. They aren’t here just to entertain us or to rescue us from ourselves. They don’t impede on our lessons or our free will choices.

AUTHENTICITY

If you were to use a normal phone today to call someone you did not know, you would need to have the same level of faith in the authenticity of the voice. It would not be much different with a soul phone device.

Discernement mainly comes from your own inner guidance system. How do you feel about what is being said? If the message doesn’t feel right, check it out with another source.

We would be dealing with trans-dimensional communication, and that would bring up a few points to consider. First, point-to-point telephony from a physical plane to a nonphysical plane is tricky. We need to curb our expectations. Second, spirits are off the clock living in a different kind of reality. Third, spirits apparently talk in telepathy and actually have to remember what they sounded like as physical beings. (Try remembering what you sound like even without being dead.) Fourth, spirits apparently do not immediately know how to chat across the divide and many need a medium on that side as well. Fifth, apparently they are developing soul phone technology on that side just as we are developing it here. It’s a bit like building the first transcontinental railroad with two companies meeting challenges to connect somewhere in the middle.

BOTTOM LINE

So if you are worried about being victimized by bad spirits, it’s best to consider the mentality that you surround yourself with on a daily basis. Consider, too, your intentions in conversing with spirit. If it’s cheap thrills or greed, you might not do so well. When you do get messages, test them with your feelings. Do they feel right?

Of course, the SoulPhone is not here yet, so this advice applies more to working with mediums and channeling. However, when we reach the point of trans-dimensional communication by phone, it will be important insight to follow.

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