I want to tell you a story a new friend just told me and I encourage you to let what it means sink in:
She and her mom were avid fans of the medium, John Edwards tv show. They had a fun promise to each other that whoever died first would contact the other through John Edwards, although they never had seen or met him.
Unexpectedly, her mom was diagnosed with brain tumor and given only 3 months to live. She and her dad were devastated when the mom passed away.
John Edwards came to town and daughter decided to attend. The father (who didn’t believe in mediums) went with his daughter because he didn’t want her to be alone.
With an audience of over 1,000 John Edwards began the show and said “There is a mother who is very loud who wants to go first.” John moved his way through the audience and began to speak to the father and daughter.
He told specifics that only the daughter would know and that validated to her that Mom was really there. Then, John turned to the dad and said “She is by your side, she saw you with Little Bo Peep and his staff by the river.”
The father began to cry and laugh. He had gone for a walk along a river and sat at a park bench in the city they lived in. Out of the blue, a MAN dressed like Little Bo Peep with a staff sat on the park bench next to him and began to hit on him! No one was around, no one saw this and the man knew in that instant that his wife was not gone, she was just invisible.
Their anniversary came and he bought two tickets to the opera, which was her favorite thing to do. He also got a table for two at their favorite restaurant and walked in alone to both the restaurant and the opera, sat next to the empty seat but knew his wife was there in spirit.
Being the author of “We Don’t Die – A Skeptic’s Discovery of Life After Death” I get to hear these stories a lot. Often from people who have NEVER told the story before, because we are scared people will think we are crazy if we believe in life after death.
Life after death is REAL. Your loved one is not gone, you just cannot see them. This holiday season, please celebrate with them. They can see you, hear you, and when you quiet your mind, you can actually listen to them. I created the Reconnections audio just for that purpose if you want to use it: http://www.wedontdie.com/reconnections.html
Our minds want to convince us that we are alone, that they are gone and cause us to suffer. How can we believe our mind when so often it tells us “you’re not good enough, you’re not smart enough, you’re not pretty, you don’t matter” and all the negative self-talk we have.
I know it is HARD but please don’t believe what you mind tells you, unless it is POSITIVE. You are more powerful than you know and your loved ones are not gone.
Try to create a holiday season different from what most people have. I know there will still be tears and we miss our loved ones physical presence…I know the pain first hand and it hurts terribly. But there is so much evidence that they are not gone, just invisible. You will see them again.