Book Excerpt on Heaven
Heaven is a lot better than you think it is. If you don't believe in Heaven, just ask someone who's already there.
You probably have a dead relative who you remember as an especially loving person. If you want to start having a conversation with someone in Heaven, that person is a good place to start.
Communicating with dead people can be challenging. First of all, you have to deal with the people around you who think you're crazy. And then you have to deal with people like psychics who want to charge you money for communicating with dead people. Try to stay away from psychics. A lot of people who go to psychics are insecure about their future (and the psychics know that, which makes it a lot easier for psychics to take your money).
Don't get me wrong. There are lots of psychics who are wonderful and beautiful people. But the thing is this. If you go to a psychic because you want to figure out what the future holds for you, then it's like you're not trusting God with your future. Once you start not trusting God with your future, then it won't be enough for you to just be on Xanax. Then the doctors are going to start saying you need to be on some kind of "cocktail" of multiple drugs like Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Cymbalta, Lexapro and Effexor. Once you get to that stage, then the doctors might start talking to you or your parents about implanting electrodes in your brain to give you some deep brain stimulation. (If anybody ever starts talking to you about how good it would be for you to get some "deep brain stimulation," that's a huge clue that the "adults" in your life are even more messed up than you are.)
You can learn the language that dead people typically use to communicate and save the money you would've otherwise spent on psychics to buy yourself a nice pair of Jimmy Choo's or something.
Your favorite dead relative or other dear loved one who's passed away will speak to you in subtle symbols (but sometimes they're not very subtle at all). It could be something that seems very ordinary, like a leaf blowing in the wind, or an unexpected thought that pops into your head. Or it could be a loud crashing sound coming from the other room when a certain thought pops into your head.
People in Heaven have a lot of God-like powers. They can manipulate things in the environment as a way of speaking with you. They can't typically drop by for a cup of coffee because Heaven and Earth are in different dimensions of reality. Heaven and Earth are connected, but you just can't pop through from one place to the other. You can communicate back and forth, and sometimes you can catch glimpses of what's going on there, but there's rarely a seamless transition between the two "sets of dimensions."
You can also have a conversation with God in the same way you can have a conversation with a dead person. The important thing to remember is that if you don't at first hear the "voice" of God, don't stop trying to communicate with God.
A lot of people hear the voice of God but refuse to pay attention to it. They don't pay attention usually because a) they don't believe it could be so easy to hear the voice of a spiritual being, b) they don't believe that they have the "gift" of communicating with spiritual beings or c) they don't have knowledge about how the five senses work, and so they think it must all be in their imagination.
Everyone has access to the "gift" of communicating with spiritual beings. Don't refuse the gift. Life is much too beautiful and too extraordinary to ignore it. People who don't believe in Heaven and the afterlife should look at the evidence. And if you think science rules out an afterlife and spiritual beings, then you don't understand science.
Life after death surpasses everything imaginable. People have these bodies that are so intensely brilliant and beautiful that you can't imagine it unless you've seen it for yourself. There are also huge numbers of spiritual beings (angels) with different shapes and features. Some look like humans or appear to be in the form of humans. They're all so incredibly luminous and powerful that if you saw one in front of you right now you would definitely think it was God.
Some people get a glimpse of the afterlife around the time they're passing away from this life to the next, like Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs' sister, Mona Simpson, recounted his last words, that he was so sorry that the two of them wouldn't be able to grow old together as they'd always planned, but that "he was going to a better place." Later on, his very last words, revealed that he too, like so many others, witnessed the first part of his migration to the afterlife in the moments before his biological body died.
Speaking about Steve's last words, his sister wrote, "Before embarking, he'd look at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life's partner Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them. Steve's final words were: OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW." (The capital letters were used by Steve's sister, Mona, when she wrote about the event).
Experiences like that are common when people are on the verge of death or have near-death experiences (NDE's). Oprah Winfrey recalled the experience of someone she interviewed who was in a plane crash. It was a flight scheduled to fly from Singapore to Los Angeles, but the pilots attempted a takeoff during a typhoon and used the wrong runway. The crash killed 83 of the 179 people on board. Speaking about a survivor's experience, Oprah said, "as he was leaving the plane, he said, all the bodies were on fire on the plane, and he looked back and he saw that auras were coming up out of the bodies, up out of the flames, and that he wasn't a religious person, but he learned in that moment that he wanted -- and that some auras were brighter than others and that he said 'I want to live my life so that my aura is always bright.'"
An overview of the structure and contents of my book (which is a mash-up) can be found in the About the Book section underneath my short bio.
There's a seamless channel of communication between Heaven and Earth. You really should take advantage of it (I don't just mean God, but also your dead relatives, angels, and the canonized saints).