Have you ever had a love affair with a book? I do, all the time. My present book is HEAVEN IS BEAUTIFUL, by Peter Baldwin Panagore. I feel about this book and the sharing of his words and his story the same way we want to protect a new love..keep it close, no sharing yet, make sure its real before too much talk BUT I want to shout it from the roof tops!!!! Yes, all my clients, students, beloveds, those who know me; buy this book. Read it. Hold it close…and you too – read this book.
PBP shares a story that happened many years ago, when he died, went to heaven’s doorway, communicated with God and chose to come back. As my girlfriend said yesterday, ‘i have read all about near death experiences’. Yes, so have I, but this one IS different, I promise. He wasn’t near – he died.
It is his description of heaven that got me. I knew from my own feelings, my own experiences, my own heart; this is real. He speaks of not being fully connected here, how a part of him is not present, how much he wants to go home, how unattached he is to here. He speaks of God in mystical sensing – wordlessness. He speaks of how we are souls first and bodies second. His language about God will cause your heart memory to vibrate and your soul to remember HOME.
And then right near the end when i thought i was going to burst open with so many rich, delicate awesome God moments of Love, he mentions one of my favorite monastery’s, which is near where I live, where i have been several times, enjoyed chatting with the monks and praying in the church.
If you are afraid of death, read this book.
If you are curious about death, read this book.
If you yearn for home, read this book.
If you are an outdoors-man/woman ice rock climber – read this book.
With love, Deborah