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  • #65556
    CarolynB
    Moderator

    We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us – I was browsing my local indie bookstore today and saw this in the New Age section. It has a lot of readings and contributions by the sitters; she also talks about Medium and how it does and does not reflect her life. She also manages to talk about the scientific studies without promoting the scientist or his book. I’m about half-way through. One of the stories sounds hauntingly familiar … I’m not sure if it’s because it’s a story from someone on this board … Anyone wanna ‘fess up?

    It’s a great read and a good book for people who want to learn more about how our loved ones do communicate directly with us.
    :angel:

    #104748
    Pam B
    Keymaster

    Give more information please, because I have emailed with her, and I know at least one more member of this board who has :froggie: ;)

    #104625
    CarolynB
    Moderator

    The story is about someone who had an in-person reading about 6 weeks after her son Brian’s crossing. (Allison explained she usually doesn’t read someone until at least 3 months after, but Brian had other plans in mind.) The in-person reading happened after an e-mail to her asking for an appointment. Keep in mind, too, that this person would know who she is because she contributed to this book.

    #104749
    CarolynB
    Moderator

    I want to add, too that I don’t KNOW that it’s someone from this board. The story sounds familiar, but I searched and couldn’t find it, so it just could have some synchronicities.

    #104750
    Pam B
    Keymaster

    Ohhh. I don’t remember anyone on this board ever relating that they had a reading with Ms. DuBois.

    Looking forward to hearing more about this book :)

    #104818
    Don
    Participant

    I wonder if the real Allison gets more sleep than the TV personality.

    #105978
    Gail
    Participant

    I just finished reading the book and I loved it! Insert 5 stars here.

    Allison relates many of the readings she has done and includes both her descriptions of them and those from the people being read. She covers different readings involving loss of children, spouses, parents, and siblings. She describes a lot of details on how she receives her information.

    Allison talks about the show, “Medium” and how much of it depicts her real life. Surprisingly, a lot of it does, especially the parts with her family in it. The girls play her two older daughters closely to how they really are.

    She tells about her conversations with a Catholic psychic medium priest. He has no problems with who he is and what he does.

    Allison mentions a song by Barbara Streisand, “The Way We Were” and how she feels it is a powerful telling of what losing a loved one can be and often is. It wasn’t written for the death of a loved one but the lyrics can easily be applied to that.

    I looked them up and here they are.

    Mem’ries,

    Light the corners of my mind

    Misty water-colored memories

    Of the way we were

    Scattered pictures,

    Of the smiles we left behind

    Smiles we gave to one another

    For the way we were

    Can it be that it was all so simple then?

    Or has time re-written every line?

    If we had the chance to do it all again

    Tell me, would we? Could we?

    Mem’ries, may be beautiful and yet

    What’s too painful to remember

    We simply choose to forget

    So it’s the laughter

    We will remember

    Whenever we remember…

    The way we were…

    The way we were…

    #105998
    unicorn91432
    Participant

    “The Way We Were”

    Thanks for the memories, Gail. :hearts:

    That has been one of my favorite songs ever since I saw the movie many, many years ago. The lyrics are so beautiful and, you are so right, every word can relate to the lost of a loved one.

    It’s too bad we don’t have that caliber of song writers today. Very few, anyway. I miss John Denver and his music. The words in his “Perhaps Love” are awesome.

    Fortunately, we now have Josh Groban, who also writes some pretty awesome songs.

    Again, thanks for the walk down memory lane.:musicnote

    Unicorn

    #106014
    redpak
    Participant

    Perhaps Love is a great song. the song The Way We Were is something else. my late husband and I were high school sweetharts. We became engaged before he went oversees during Viet Nam and when he came back we ended up going our seperate ways, not really breaking up but seperate ways. the connection was always there even though we both married other people the following year within a month of each other. When I saw that movie and heard that song, I have always been a big fan of hers, the connection was still there. Well it took some more time, a total of 25 years from the seperation. We both split from our spouses, again within a month of each other, found each other again and had 5 wonderful years together and I don’t know how many times we said to each other that it was like we had always been together. It will be 5 years in August since he crossed over and that song is still there.
    sorry for going on.

    #106019
    Jude
    Participant

    (((((redpak))))) That’s an amazing and wonderful story! :love: I’m sorry for your loss, but you already know that he’s still with you…for eternity. :angel:

    #106021
    Gail
    Participant

    (((Pat))) Synchronicity strikes again. What a wonderful relationship and love story.

    I debated about posting those lyrics since we do already have a long thread with adc songs in it. I was compelled to include them and maybe you are the one they were meant for.:love: There were a lot of other things in the book I might have included, and didn’t.

    #106083
    redpak
    Participant

    I’m glad you posted it
    I just ordered the book so I can read the whole thing.
    Pat

    #106273
    Gail
    Participant

    My daughter just finished the book and said she cried a lot while reading the stories about people who lost loved ones. In fact she bawled her eyes out. She also said it is very good.

    Another one of our members emailed me and thanked me for recommending it because she gained a lot from reading it.

    #106284
    healergirl
    Participant

    Thank you so much for the info on the book. I read Allisons first book and loved it. Actually it was a book on tape read by her. PA on medium even sounds like Allison. I was wondering if it would be a good book. I can’t wait to get it now.

    #106337
    Tuluce46
    Participant
    PhilsGail wrote:
    I just finished reading the book and I loved it! Insert 5 stars here.

    Allison relates many of the readings she has done and includes both her descriptions of them and those from the people being read. She covers different readings involving loss of children, spouses, parents, and siblings. She describes a lot of details on how she receives her information.

    Allison talks about the show, “Medium” and how much of it depicts her real life. Surprisingly, a lot of it does, especially the parts with her family in it. The girls play her two older daughters closely to how they really are.

    She tells about her conversations with a Catholic psychic medium priest. He has no problems with who he is and what he does.

    Allison mentions a song by Barbara Streisand, “The Way We Were” and how she feels it is a powerful telling of what losing a loved one can be and often is. It wasn’t written for the death of a loved one but the lyrics can easily be applied to that.

    I looked them up and here they are.

    Mem’ries,

    Light the corners of my mind

    Misty water-colored memories

    Of the way we were

    Scattered pictures,

    Of the smiles we left behind

    Smiles we gave to one another

    For the way we were

    Can it be that it was all so simple then?

    Or has time re-written every line?

    If we had the chance to do it all again

    Tell me, would we? Could we?

    Mem’ries, may be beautiful and yet

    What’s too painful to remember

    We simply choose to forget

    So it’s the laughter

    We will remember

    Whenever we remember…

    The way we were…

    The way we were…
    Wow, I have’nt heard that song in so long… Another one that has always been melancholy to me but now has a different meaning is “Yesterday” by Paul McCartney. I was playing a collection of Beatles songs the other day and I just started crying.

    Suddenly I’m not half the man I used to be
    There’s a shadow hanging over me,
    Oh yesterday came suddenly,

    anyway…thank you.

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