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For First Hand Experience of Life After Death: Read Poppies from Heaven

Ever wondered what happens when you die? If you’re like most of the world there’s been a point in time, however fleeting it may have been, that you have pondered this question for the ages; what happens when we die?

From the youngest children to the most aged adults the questions that surround the existence of the afterlife are abundant. These deep questions usually remain as just that—questions without an answer. In Faye Schindelka’s book, Poppies from Heaven: And Other Signs From the Hereafter (O Books) she dares to answer this lifelong question: what happens after we die?

In Schindelka’s first book, she opens her heart, mind, and soul to the reader pondering this question and provides her first-hand experience with life after death. Now, of course, this isn’t her own death which is her first-hand experience. It’s the death of her dearly beloved brother, Murray, who Schindelka felt propelled her into writing Poppies From Heaven.

Do You Believe in Life After Death?

Author Faye SchindelkaThis easy-to-read, straight to the heart book takes the reader on a journey through much of the lives of both Faye and Murray. The two are barely a year apart in age and even closer in their souls—in both life and death.

Readers will feel like a part of the Schindelka family as they read about the tricks they played on their Dad as youngsters—and actually much into their adult lives—their comradery through the ups and downs life hands to us all, and as they played in bands together.

Schindelka writes this book giving readers a bird’s eye view into her relationship with her brother both before and after his untimely death. Readers will see that these two soul mates have been able to miraculously continue their relationship beyond the confines of this world and into the next.

Filled with Premonitions, Signs & Insight into the Hereafter

Poppies From HeavenNot only does Faye Schindelka have the extraordinary experience of sharing life still with Murray, she also experienced numerous signs and premonitions prior to his death.

Schindelka writes of traveling on her band’s cold, lonely tour bus one day when she suddenly knew that her cherished Murray would die. Not that day, not immediately, but in the prime of his life.

In another strikingly ‘coincidental’ experience, Schindelka drove up to her parents’ home to see Murray’s truck and spilled paint on the driveway. Later, after Murray’s death on her way to her parents’ home she had the vision that this spilled paint was going to be in some type of form that would be of significance.

As she arrived at home and jumped out of her car, she saw that the white and green paint was clearly in the shape of an angel. Her husband and parents both confirmed that, yes, this was truly an image of an angel. Ironic or communication from before the time Murray had passed? You decide.

Stories like this and many others that fill the pages of Poppies from Heaven in Schindelka’s soft, friendly writing manner that tempt even the biggest skeptic into believing that indeed there is something beyond the here and now. Something bigger, something full of life and very powerful.

Do you believe?

No matter what you think now, you’ll find pleasure in reading this 104 page, twenty-six chapter book that reveals one kind and brave woman’s journey from this world to connect with her beloved brother now in the next world.

I recommend this easy-to-read, inspirational book that can answer many questions about life after here and now.

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Learning Into a Process for Expanding Awareness

The following question to and answer from Alana provides insight into the power of intention.

When we direct our intention through our attentive focus on actions like prayer or working with healing modalities it gives us opportunity to learn how to work with all facets of our being.

In this instance, the questioner is concerned that her body’s responses are not to be fully trusted.

Question for Alana: When I sit in a temple, or I move into a state of prayer, or even when I do something like Reiki or Pranayama my body responds in an unusual way.

My head or whole body begins to sway in circular fashion. The feeling is beautiful, but people around me do not feel comfortable as they think something strange has taken me over, or something has a hold of me.

Sometimes my body even trembles or shakes. I can also get very emotional. All this is beautiful for me but it is not acceptable to my family and peers. Can you please explain what may be happening to me, and if this is a distraction that keeps me from following my path.

Opening to Greater Spiritual Energy

Waves of EnergyAlana’s Answer: This is a wonderful question! The act of focusing the mind on a specific intent like when in prayer, or when practicing a healing technique can create physical responses in your body.

A sensation of calmness, or a feeling of lightness is very common when we enter mild trance states. Some individuals notice additional physical changes.

For example, the practice of meditation builds on one’s ability to quiet the mind and move their awareness to a peaceful state, free from external distractions. When centering the body and letting go the active state of consciousness relaxes and a higher perception begins to open to greater spiritual energy. It is not uncommon for the body to physically respond in some way to facilitate the release of any stress, or blocked energy to support this higher intent.

Some people perceive this shift we can call “letting go” as a transformative state that frees us up to expand into a greater awareness of our higher self and eventually the nature of universal love. The more expanded we become the deeper the trance state.

When we fill ourselves up with spirit (or whatever name you choose) our higher awareness guides us while in this trance and we can begin to consciously sense our connection to: universal love, the void, all that is, emptiness and fullness, universal intelligence, god, divine light and information, or as a quantum theorist might state, the zero point field.

Are all Physical Sensations Blocked Energy?

Flowing EnergyThere are different schools of thought on how to facilitate this shift. And there are also different perceptions on how to work with the release of any physical blocks, or bodily responses.

A meditator might determine the physical responses are necessary as they occur, but to not focus on them because that keeps the mind actively engaged in the physical world. An energy healer might sense the response as validation that something is shifting, and use it to heighten the receptivity to intuitive information. Yet, an individual who is working with an energy medicine modality or a consciousness technique may interpret it as “entanglement” and use the state to promote change and transformation.

I think the key is to “allow” and not judge that anything is wrong but ask for greater insight. We all channel and receive information; we enter into trance states all the time. Some people will notice when they “drop down,” or “expand their awareness,”  or connect to a higher power such as in prayer. Their body will respond. This is wonderful because your nature is wanting you to notice a change. When we notice something different it allows us to move past what we know into resourceful states.

Creating a Resourceful State

A few great questions to ask when physical body responses accompany an intention to help or heal are:

  • How can this be useful?
  • What am I wanting to learn?
  • How can this help me facilitate my intention?

Heart CenterThen follow the guidance you receive. There is nothing to fear. Your connected nature is conspiring on your behalf and the person, issue, or intent of which you are focusing. All you need to do is remain centered in your heart, while listening to the answers that come to your mind. This is called heart/mind listening!

When you hear the answers with your heart open you will remain connected to your higher awareness and the physical responses will be useful and not become a distraction.

So dear one, do not fear how your body is responding. If you are moving blocked energy to allow you to expand, that is good! Let it move. If you doing energy work and have a physical response then allow greater intuitive guidance to flow through you. And if you are working with a consciousness technology, like an energy medicine technique the physics term called “entanglement” is a natural phenomena where we experience our connection to all that is.

The more you work with the above questions, the more you will perceive how wise and brilliant your body is, and how it’s response wants to guide you.

A Story About Near Death Experiences: A Benevolent Virus by Frances O’Brien

A Benevolent Virus (O Books) is what author Frances O’Brien herself describes as a spiritual fiction book.

Factually based with fictional characters A Benevolent Virus conveys a spiritual message that is very compelling to read.

This truly is an accurate description of A Benevolent Virus.

Chronicling the Lives of Ann & Daniel

Frances O'BrienO’Brien takes the reader on a journey that chronicles the lives of two people who have had the misfortune—or fortune—to have near-death experiences, or NDE. Both Ann, a television reporter, and Daniel, a former Marine severely injured in Fallujah, have near-death experiences.

A Benevolent Virus explores not just what these experiences were like for both Ann and Daniel but seeks to understand how these rare experiences go on to impact the lives of those who live this rare phenomena, and what makes it happen to some people and not others.

As you read this twenty-five chapter, 146 page soft cover book you’ll get a perspective on the good and bad parts of having a near-death experience. You’ll also see how both Ann and Daniel attempt to cope with this life altering event that impacts their lives significantly.

Scientific Data and NDE

Not only is A Benevolent Virus an eye opening look into the lives of people who experience death—before they die—it is also a journey into what happens in death, what about these experiences are like, and what the science behind it all is revealing today.

O'Brien's A Benevolent VirusO’Brien reveals these facts and opinions through the eyes and lives of the “real” people who live again after they die. And in fact, there are many people living those lives. According to the Near Death Research Foundation, everyday in the United States 774 people have near-death experiences. And whether you believe in them or not, at one time or another most of us have at least wondered or contemplated the unknown of death and dying.

A Benevolent Virus is much a written parallel to Clint Eastwood’s movie Hereafter which stars Matt Damon and explores the impact of near-death experiences on the people’s lives that have them.

However, O’Brien goes on to explore a few more topics related to near-death experiences such as what she thinks happens when you die, what the science reveals about near-death experiences, and why she believes the skeptic community of science will embrace these experiences as real.

A Book Meant To Be Written

O’Brien’s inspiration for A Benevolent Virus came from her own innate curiosity into near-death experiences. She felt that this book was meant to be written and she was the one fortunate enough to bring it to fruition.

She explains,

A Benevolent Virus is a book that wanted to be written and I had the good fortune to bring the work to fruition. Although I have never had a near-death experience, I have always been something of a spiritual seeker. It was my own spiritual curiosity that led me to devour almost every book on the subject of near-death experiences.

In A Benevolent Virus O’Brien ingeniously brings this experience often overlooked of near-death experiences to life and light. If you have any interest in this phenomena or have ever pondered death and life then this book will thrill you.

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Love and Intuition Book is a Guide for Learning Your Love Type

Love and Intuition: A Psychic’s Guide to Creating Lasting Love (Llewellyn Publications) is a journey into the world of love and all that comes with it.

While many of us wander aimlessly day-to-day without knowing what will come next and how to find the love of our lives, Sherrie Dillard attests that we really can bring love into our lives—we just need a bit of guidance.

And Love and Intuition offers that guidance.

What’s Your Predominate Intuitive Sense?

Sherrie Dillard PictureDillard’s first book, Discover Your Psychic Type: Developing and Using Your Natural Intuition (Llewellyn Publications), provides guidance for readers to connect more deeply to their intuition by discovering which sense is their predominate intuitive guide. This way, they can learn to follow their inner guidance better and faster.

One reader stated:

Discover Your Psychic Type uses a Myers Briggs-like examination of your own inherent psychic abilities as one caring friend might accompany another. I found this book to be not only an enjoyable read, but one I will actually re-read and study for its fresh, encouraging, and effective approach to spiritual development. —Ruth M. Miller

You Can Attract Love

Love and Intuition is a quite amazing book, and you don’t have to read Dillard’s first book to benefit from this one. This 333 page, soft-cover book opens the mind’s eye to the revelation that we can all truly attract to our lives what we desire—even in the often confusing world of love.

With a little guidance to get you started, Love and Intuition will give you the start you need to uncover your authentic self and innate qualities. As you uncover the root of your essence you’ll begin to understand what you want in a partner.

Discover Your Personal Love Type

In this unique look into creating lasting love, Dillard first teaches the reader about their own selves—a real key in identifying love that lasts. Dillard claims that we are all intuitive; we are all psychic to one degree or another.

In Love and Intuition, Dillard gives real life ways for readers to understand just what kind of intuitive they are. She explains this as what kind of love type you are.

Which are you? Dillard explains the following love types then gives you tools to make an assessment of yourself:

  • Spiritual
  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Mental

Love and Intuition BookcoverFirst know yourself, then comes your partner. Once you understand through Dillard’s light and easy-to-understand descriptions which love type you are and the love type your partner is, life will start getting interesting.

Applying what Dillard teaches you once you know your love type is the fun part. She provides exercises, examples, real life scenarios, visualizations, and even meditations to grow and nurture your love with that someone special.

All of what you’ll learn in these easy to understand and apply love lessons is based on your personal love type.

Love and Intuition also includes personal, light-hearted accounts from some of Dillard’s clients’ experiences relating to love, fidelity, sex, passion, intimacy, and other common relationship challenges.

When you open the pages of Love and Intuition you’ll intuitively feel the magic that waits for your relationship jump off the pages. This book is filled with insight, wisdom, and unique skills that promise to bring you the relationship of your dreams.

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The Nature of Limiting Beliefs

Our conversations with Alana have spanned almost two decades.

We thought it might be fun to share some of our dialogues with Alana when we were first learning how to communicate fluently with Alana who is not an entity but the “frequency” of all of our hearts.

This is a timeless conversation Kirk shared with Alana back in the year 1997. He is curious about the nature of beliefs and how to assist people when limiting or negative beliefs are holding them back from creating their heart’s desires.

Insights for Changing Limiting Beliefs

Kirk VandenBerghe: Alana, can you provide some insight on how to assist people in changing beliefs that no longer serve them?

Alana: Teach your clients a concept of belief as a doorway.

Once a person can hold the picture of a door in their mind and sense the door as you would a belief, they will be able to open it and see what is inside the basis of their beliefs.

If they are slow to grasp the concept, then teach or help them realize they have the key to this door which acts as a symbol for unlocking and perceiving the belief they are holding. Mysteriously, when they are ready enough to open the door, the door will dissolve or open and provide insight.

The Power of Belief

Kirk: Some beliefs people have formed hold them back, while others help them grow and learn. Can you say more about this?

Alana: There are many different approaches to assist a person in belief realization. Some beliefs are hard to examine, hard to grasp the roots that lead them to be. A person may feel they hold hurtful thoughts. Let’s discuss the nature of beliefs to better understand the intention they hold.

Know all beliefs are essentially purposeful. They ignite emotions and emotional responses that allow people to learn themselves and about others.

When a person holds a belief that keeps them locked within themselves—what you term as limiting—they are creating a path to develop understanding of why others share the same beliefs they do. Usefulness is present because this creates a co-creative type of understanding. We are not judging if the belief is expanding or limiting, just that it creates connection.

Having understanding requires opening to a level of consciousness that has the intent to develop compassion. Without understanding and compassion, we would not recognize our connection. When a belief is imprinted internally then it can change and take a new form.

When a belief is resisted it will mirror back again and again and again. This is why the patterns within the universe of a belief that has rippled through the consciousness of each individual soul who has expressed and then accepted it
through forgiveness can choose to alter (elevate) to a new experience. A belief can collectively transform humanity. A belief offers an individual or humanity as a whole to gain experience and learn into possibility.

Belief Systems Expand Consciousness

Kirk: So you are saying we have our personal beliefs then we have cultural and even global beliefs we all share?

Alana: Yes! And beliefs catch on, and become morphic fields that hold information. Emotional responses are a beautiful fuel that is charged by beliefs.

An emotion is a beautiful expression. When fear charges a belief—which stems from a fear of separation—it affects the chakra alignment of the individual and reduces or inhibits the flow of love.

Fear does have its purpose. It keeps those bonded in belief, and when as a whole we can create that bond without fear as the connector then we will inherit the ability to expand our consciousness to attain more knowledge of our inherit mostly, untapped nature. This will help us collectively, raise our belief system as a whole to new heights.

Belief and Compassion

Kirk: Then on a more vast scale beliefs can be tools of our consciousness that propel us to learn and elevate our awareness.

Alana: Indeed, Kirk. So this is why we can not judge a person for holding a limiting belief, because it is what helps us create doorways. In personal development work, ask each individual to use the key that you offer them to find and eventually the the doorway will unlock and dissolve, and lack will be the first to go.

If you traced all belief that is limiting, or hurtful—such as that of victim—or grounded in not enough . . . that of pain, that of fear . . . I can go on and on. If you traced these fear-based beliefs back to their initial beginning they will connect to a belief in lack, and fear to express due to preconceived projected consequences. Compassion allows us to move beyond identifying with a belief as who we are, but rather a doorway we have created for the purpose of learning.

All emotional feelings are valid. Feeling that resonates within are there for a reason. The reason for the feeling or emotion is not to be judged, just expressed safely and it can transform because as a species we learn. This is why logic is not really our dominate state. It assists, but when it judges it keeps us from allowing our beliefs to continue expanding to embrace greater possibility. Logic is just an aid that is based on our minds ability to compare and reason.