Watching the news

For the last couple of months, I have been speculating on what life would be like when working soul phone technology becomes introduced to the public. Generally, all I am doing is asking this question: how would life likely change if we had such a gadget?

We already have a couple hundred years’ worth of channeled writing, writing from and about psychic mediums, and accounts of near-death and out-of-body experiences. These resources shared in many books and videos already give a pretty good idea of what physical people found when they temporarily or permanently left their bodies.

Since we’ve had this communication, what SoulPhones reveal might not be dramatic surprises for those who study spiritual realms. The biggest surprises will likely come from how it changes society at large to fully grasp that life on earth is just one link in a long chain of different mortal experiences.

Once soul phone technology comes of age, more and more people will be talking to deceased loved ones. More and more people will have a different idea of what happens at and after death than what is normally assumed today by mainstream society. Slowly, but perhaps even quickly, much of the rest of society will respond, and that will include the media.

Much of today’s media highlights violence and gore. It accentuates the negativity and often boosts the feeling that death is tragic. That story just won’t stick as well when phone calls start arriving from the other side. “It’s great over here! It’s out of this world! I’m having the time of my life.”

Pretty soon the news reading and viewing public won’t put up with the kind of rhetoric we witness today. That rhetoric will have to adapt.

In turn, we’ll have to re-evaluate what the news is supposed to be in an evolving society. Look at just about any story about someone’s death, especially when involving crime, accidents, and violence, and study the use of emotionally-laden words and metaphors. At some point we may start to wonder why we tolerate that kind of so-called news. Why do we need to know it? How does it improve our quality of life? Is the news required to make us feel helpless to the whims of fate?

PREVIEWS OF THE NEWS

Maybe in the not-too-distant future, stories like this will be more common:

“Writer Beetle James unexpectedly morphed today when the vehicle he was driving was struck head-on. The other vehicle had spun out of control on black ice and crossed the median into the car the novelist was driving.

“We spoke with James by SoulPhone shortly after the accident. ‘I didn’t see that one coming, literally and figuratively. One moment I was thinking about the speech I was about to give—the next moment I was a disembodied spirit.’

“‘Did it hurt—your transition?’

“‘I’d always heard how easy it was, but it still took me by surprise how easy it was!’

“‘Why about your rapid departure? Any hardships?’

“‘Well, it does pay to be flexible. Life can change on a dime in Earth School. What I subsequently learned was that I morphed right on schedule.'”

NEW NEWS

News coverage of death could evolve to discussing such now-not-thinkable topics as one’s pre-birth life plan. Was a given death scheduled? Was a particular life created to fulfill a certain mission?

News today usually stops at the physical circumstances of one’s death and some of the reaction to it. It rarely if ever considers a life after death or a big picture interpretation of the events, as if, perhaps, the event happened by design. News does not consider the planet Earth School, focusing instead on the materialistic scientific view of the world.

The afterlife would be news to the news.