OK so I am obsessed with the afterlife. I want to know what happened to Laura, where she is now and if I’ll ever see her again. So I am over the moon about my new book Journey of Souls by Michael Newton. The author spent 30 years hypnotizing 100s of people, getting them to describe what happens between lives (we are reincarnated over and over, he says). It arrived in a simple brown wrapper at my sister’s house before I did. So my sister, thinking it was a present for her 50th birthday, opened it and was slightly worried when she saw the first chapter was titled Death and Departure. ‘I thought one of my weirder friends was trying to send me a message,’ she says. She was greatly relieved when I claimed it.
I’ve been crying tears of happiness and recognition as I read it. It knits together many things I’ve read (in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, books on Near Death Experiences like Life After Life and elements of the New Testament) and also things I’ve thought and glimpsed. I’m only at the beginning, but it has covered so much already; how upon death the soul turns into a transparent white light and can leave the body through the head before death, how souls can be multiple places at once (even in two earthly bodies at the same time) and how departed souls try to communicate with us by ‘trying to reach inside [our} minds’.
It seems we have a tribe of soul mates that we encounter repeatedly on earth and beyond. In this life, ‘when you look into a certain person’s eyes on the ground – even people you have just met – [you] see a light you have known before. You don’t know why – but your soul remembers people from your past lives.’ When I first saw Laura’s photo, I knew she was the one and that I had met her before. And I can’t tell you how happy I am, and how right it seems, that I will see her again. This is how one of the subjects describes reconnecting with their soul mate in the afterlife. ‘[We are}.. two masses of bright light whirling around each other..hugging…expressing love..connecting..it makes us happy..we are just holding each other..enveloping each other in light.’