Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Review of We Are Their Heaven

by Brittany Geragotelis

photo credit: Paramount/Medium
If you've read my blog before, you know that I'm a fan of the TV show "Medium" (so sad that they've decided to cancel it halfway through this season!). The show is about a psychic who helps the district attorney and local law enforcement solve crimes through her ability to see the dead and foresee the future. What you might not know is that the show is based on a real person. A person whose name is also Allison Dubois, who works for the district attorney, has a husband named Joe and three young daughters who all have their own psychic abilities.

Pretty cool, huh?

Because I'm pretty open to ideas of people having special gifts, I love reading up on psychic phenomenon, intuition and ghosts. So, of course, given her credibility and track record, I feel drawn to Allison Dubois' (the real woman) books. Her first book, Don't Kiss Them Goodbye, was sort of an overview of her abilities--what it was like for her growing up, what she can do and how she helps others today. The book was incredibly interesting and opened my mind up to many different ideas and perspectives on the dead and trusting our intuition. Her second novel, We Are Their Heaven, was just as powerful.

photo credit: Touchstone
We Are Their Heaven focused mostly on those who have passed and what the afterlife is like. Allison touches on how she does readings for people who have lost loved ones and how she helps them to heal. She also talked about what it's like for those who've passed. That they are happy, they like being around those they loved and revel in the times when we are having fun or just enjoying life. Allison also brings up the subject of those who have died due to murder or suicide and put at ease those they've left behind. Something I found particularly interesting was that Allison says ghosts try to reach us through electronics...so, if you get a phone call with no one on the other end, or a text from someone who's already passed, it may just be your loved one trying to reach out.

Though I've been lucky enough not to lose anyone close to me in the past few years, as I read Allison's book, I couldn't help but feel relief and peace to hear her talk about what the existence is like for those who have passed. Though my beliefs don't fall under any one religion, I do like to think that after we die, we go to a better place. And through reading We Are Their Heaven, that belief was reinforced.

If you're mourning the loss of a loved one, or just interested in life after death, you should definitely pick up We Are Their Heaven.