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Just not sure about this book, but some positive reminders to help us in life
on 5 September 2008
I had this book recomended to me by a person I respect quite a lot and thefore I thought I would give it a go. Firstly I am a lapsed catholic but I do still believe in a higher being whether that is God/Jesus/Holy trinity, I don't know, I just know there is something out there I also believe in an afterlife, and am interested in NDE etc. I have also lost my mum and witnessed her dying so, I have quite an open mind to these things
When I started reading the book I found it quite enjoyable and found it easy to read. I could idenify how she went after first dying to visit her family and the first parts of the light and tunnel seemed ok but I started to feel (I cant explain why) quite uneasy with her description of heaven, the looms with people embroiding and started to feel even more uneasy with the council of men at the kidney shaped table and her arguing with Jesus who told her to return to earth as she died prematurely. I still read with interest however, I just didnt feel comfortable with the whole experience she was descibing although elements of it did ring true. I did feel at times that I was having a religion lesson pushed on me somewhat.
I felt a lot of what she said was a little contradictatory. Firstly she says there is no hell but when she returns to her body, these demons come to attack her in her hospital bed and she is told they are angry at her for returning to earth and that they were Satan's messengers trying to destroy her.
She is also told in the begining she has died prematurely and cannot stay
she has to go back to earth as she has to play out God's plan for her, and yet she sulks and argues with Jesus about going back, which I just feel is strange based on what she tells us about us all having a plan and choosing our destination in life from the spirit world before we were born. Surely if you are told this by a higher being you wouldnt argue you would just do as you were told??
I also felt a little uncomfortable after I visited her website at the back of the book and she is looking for donations to do a film!!
The positive I did take from the book one that I should have known anyway but in todays hectic lifestyles and selfish society, one thing that is lacking is that we have forgotten that we should be kind to one another and be positive and not negative, to be good to ourselves, and that to love others you need to truely like yourself. I also appreciate what Ms Eadie says about when we are judgemental of other people that it is normally (in most cases) something that deep down we are either scared of or guilty of behaving in that way ourselves. We are also here for such a short time we shold make the most of it: despite this message once, Ms Eadie came back and although it is glossed over and hurried a little it appears she became depressed and distant from her family, which is again a contradiction to what she learnt in heaven (In my opinion) about being un selfish and kind to others. In the end she did do something very good, by adopting a baby and taking her into her family: despite her saying Jesus had wiped her memory of what God's plan was for her, I felt she was hinting that this is the plan God had for her all along
Finally, I would read this book with a very open mind, and take from it what you feel is positive and useful for you. I personally would not read any more of her books but have at least taken some positive messages from this