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Life After Death
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Message From The Other Side: "Your’ Going To Like it"

By James Donahue

We received our first message from the spirit of my deceased wife, Doris this week. She said she was in a beautiful place and she assured me that I was really going to like it when it is my turn to join her. She also said I should not fear death.

What I found surprising was that Doris, who was known for her abilities in the kitchen and was fussy about eating anything she did not prepare herself, made a point of saying that the food there is wonderful. This is the first time I have ever heard mention that people actually eat after their spirits leave the body. I have always assumed that the spirit world was a place of silence where we all could fly around like ghosts but the physical pleasures like eating, creative expression and sex were designated for only the physical bodies such as ours on this plain.

Doris, who could speak to the dead during her years on Earth, sometimes made contact with her brother, Wayne, and other relatives who passed on before her. Wayne, who was revived after drowning as a young man, always talked of hearing beautiful music while he was out of his body. He said it was such a lovely place, where deceased relatives were waiting, that he lived the rest of his life without fear of death.

Dennis Hale, the sole survivor of the Great Lakes shipwreck Daniel Morrell, also told of going through a near death experience while on an open raft on Lake Huron. He described a place where he joined all of his buddies on the Morrell. He said he was so happy to be with them and was sad when they told him he had to return to the raft. It was not yet his time. Hale woke up just as a Coast Guard helicopter was hovering overhead and rescue was only minutes away.

I was learning how to leave my body at about the time my mother died and I had the privilege of meeting her in the astral on two occasions. What I remember about the meetings was that there was no sound and we could not touch. Doris could communicate with my mother, however, so messages were passed back and forth. She also spoke of the beauty of the place she was in, made it clear that she was able to travel to Earth and observe our activities, and was sure that my father, a science fiction buff, was going to enjoy being where she was because he would be able to visit the stars whenever he wished. Best of all, she expressed the joy of existing without having to endure pain.

Last year the Mail On-Line published a story about Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon at Harvard University Hospital, who fell into a comatose state for seven days In 2008 after being hit with bacterial meningitis.

Alexander said he was convinced there is life after death because he experienced being in a beautiful place filled with butterflies, music and a sense of well-being even though hospital equipment recorded no brain activity.

He said in an interview that "there is no scientific explanation for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind – my conscious, inner self- was alive and well. While the neurons of my cortex were stunned to complete inactivity by the bacteria that had attacked them, my brain-free consciousness journeyed to another, larger dimension of the universe: a dimension I’d never dreamed existed and which the old, pre-coma me would have been more than happy to explain was a simple impossibility."

Alexander said he entered a "place of clouds – big, puffy and pink-white,’ filled with butterflies and angel-like creatures that were "different from anything I have known on this planet. They were more advanced. Higher forms."

And while he was caught in this heavenly realm, Alexander said he could hear "a sound, huge and booming like a glorious chant" that filled him with a sense of joy and awe.

How glad I am to think that my beloved wife is there even at this moment as she waits for me to join her.