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Before Afterlife

I wrote my first book (Mom’s on the Roof and I Can’t Get Her Down) about afterlife (Heaven & God), prophecy, and miracles. The backdrop of that saga was my mother’s cancer or terminal experience. Many of my books cover faith healing: physically, emotionally and spiritually. I hear about miraculous events, and it makes me think as well as wonder. Some of my contemplation follows.

In my candid opinion, it is NOT that unique that STEVE JOBS saw something in the last minutes of his life and excitedly reacted to it with one word, “WOW!”

Even when hearing everyday tales about some presumed atheists; many people discuss how someone they know showed similar reactions in their final minutes. However, because- they are NOT famous- we hear about their deathbed events but it may not register as strongly in our psyche that they had the “wow” experience. Those individuals may be experiencing the last moments here on earth just as vividly as Jobs’ feedback but- because they are normal folks- we seem to need example after example of the 0ther soul’s last moments to find peaceful closure in death or a sense of security that there is more to life than just this place.

I think the cool thing is that an agnostic at best (Steve) was enlightened in seemingly the final minutes or seconds of his time here on earth- which shows the power of the Eternal Being in charge of all the master plans of our lives. While still alive, it is never too late to believe.

Hospice staff and many other people will divulge that patients or family and friends do things such as the following:

the dying soul raises their hands in praise,

the patient stops being restless,

that person suddenly smiles or glows in delight,

the dying individual divulges that they see someone else in the room that most cannot see

a co-witness (usually a child) in the area reacts with them to the vision that remains only visible to them,


the passing soul sings praise similar to, “WOW!”

Those examples are not exhaustive.

By the way, it seems that the younger soul doesn’t block the experience with terms such as: I must be delusional or that experience may be unreal or simply a nice story. As we age, humans tend to be warned of such nonsense and tune those types of visions out. However, a person such as JOBS can affect more lost souls in search of something to believe in. That is why his quote is historic. I think his tale was great to share and thank his sister for imparting his last word on this world.

My Tale starts, here.

Speaking of strong beliefs and my flights of fancy or fantasy, I’ve been on my way to Heaven twice that I can recall. The more recent one took place one night in May 2011, while I was sleeping; Angel Gabriel arrived unexpectedly in my dreams. That BEING asked, “Ready to go?” The winged guide held my hand through clouds and brightness.

I dared ask a question after realizing we were Heaven bound. “Is mom there?”

That angel responded, “She’s been there waiting and excited to see you.”

I uttered, “Me too! I’m excited to see her again.”

Suddenly, sadness enveloped me because it dawned on me that my girls and husband would experience grief due to my death. As Peter at the Pearly Gates got closer to us or we flew nearer to him, my being jolted awake. My mind, soul, and heart were praying ‘The Lord’s Prayer;’ Mom always taught us that is the perfect prayer for any situation.

I have sensed Heavenly presences especially while my mother was terminal and for months after her death. However, I had no idea who that angel really was. On the Internet the next day, I discovered that Gabriel announced John Baptist and Jesus’s birth. That angel announces prophets. Did God intend for me to proclaim Jesus or His Second coming; I highly doubted I should expect that literal event soon but am preparing just in case.

Where was Gabriel really taking me? I’m not sure but I was elated not scared during that dream sequence waking up with the notion and guidance to write another, nonfiction book.

Meanwhile, according to the prophecy mom gave me before leaving with Jesus to Paradise, I was to take care of four children including one named JOHN. Was Heaven expecting me to announce John’s arrival? I still have no idea who that boy is. Meanwhile, my mother literally introduced me to Heaven twenty years earlier through her Near Death Experience (NDE) trip to Heaven and Earth and then back to the Afterlife. During that journey, she brought me prophecy as well as other messages from God, which I chronicled it in my first book (Mom’s on the Roof and I Can’t Get Her Down) and sequel (My ArmOR).

Even while sharing any of my thoughts, I am acutely aware of the concern to discern what people say about God and His plans. Including what I write or say! “Be careful not to fall prey to false teachings and gods; the lunatic fringe is out there. Take this as a word of warning. Not everything in print is true. Just because a book says so-a newscaster says so-a celebrity says so- a friend says so- a leader says so- DOES NOT MAKE IT SO! The Bible warns us about false teachings and leaders in passages like those that follow.”

It’s a balancing act as you learn how to discern the truth from lies.

My author page is at http://mchanson714.weebly.com/

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You Don't Need A Bucket List

“Find the joy in your life.” That’s what Morgan Freeman’s character told Jack Nicholson’s character in the 2007 movie “The Bucket List.” Since then, there’s been a lot of talk about creating and fulfilling bucket lists; a list of must-dos before you kick the bucket. But I think the point of the movie was missed by a lot of people, even though Morgan summed it up in the above quote. It wasn’t the list that made them ultimately find joy, it was the relationship that was formed in the process of their pursuit.

You don’t need a long list of things you must accomplish before you die to have had a fulfilling life. In fact, I think you only need one thing. If you saw the 1991 movie “City Slickers” you know what I mean. Remember this conversation between Curly and Mitch:

Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?
[holds up one finger]
Curly: This.
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don’t mean shit.
Mitch: But, what is the “one thing?”
Curly: [smiles] That’s what *you* have to find out.

I realized this myself only recently; when I turned forty. I’m not saying I wasn’t happy or thankful, because I was and I am. I just hadn’t found that one thing yet. I had pretty much, like most women, dedicated myself to following the traditional path of going to school, working hard, getting married and then dedicating every waking hour to making everyone in my family happy. At some point I realized I was missing that one thing, so I decided to write my novel, “In Search of Lucy.” That was my one thing; to become and author and create something distinctive that could live on long after I’m gone. Sort of like my children. For each person that one thing is different and you may not know what it is until you actually experience it. Finding that one thing could really be the fun part, maybe even more fun that a bucket list.

This last month I was working on my series of Murder Mysteries called “A Hint of Murder.” There was a scene where the main character, Alicia, was at home and contemplating something very serious. For some reason I kept rewriting what I wanted her to do. First I said, “Clutching the bottle tightly, Alicia frantically fumbled with the top.” Then I changed it to, “Clutching the bottle tightly, Alicia sat on the edge of the tub entranced by the horizontal lines in the shower curtain.” Each time I changed it, the scene played out in my head. I could actually visualize what was happening, and then keep adjusting that visual until I was ultimately happy with the outcome. There was power in that visualization. I ended up with, “Clutching the bottle tightly, Alicia closed the medicine cabinet and stared at herself in the mirror. A pair of icy blue eyes gazed back at her as she smoothed down her straight blonde hair.”

I realized that this is something I’ve done all my life; visualize what I want. Once you can actually see what you want, see yourself achieving it, then there should be nothing stopping you from obtaining it. That one thing is out there, just waiting for you to discover it. So now you know; you don’t have to jump out of an airplane, or climb Mount Everest, or have a one-nighter with some hot celebrity (well that last one might be your one thing, who knows) you just have to visualize what it is that you truly want, and then go after it with all you’ve got.

Lia Fairchild is a writer and author of “In Search of Lucy” and the murder mystery series “A Hint of Murder.” Look for more about her and updates on her next book at http://www.liafairchild.com/ or check out her Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/lia.fairchild.author


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