Healing Relationships After Death
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“Celestial Conversations is one of the most remarkable chronicles of its kind to emerge in recent years. Much evidence is emerging from consciousness research that survival of bodily death is real. This book helps confirm that evidence at the transpersonal level. Read and be inspired.”
—Larry Dossey, M.D.
Did you ever wish you could mend a relationship with a loved one who has died? Does the memory of the unfinished business leave you feeling defeated, sad, or even angry? Author Lo Anne Mayer was in just that state in 2004 after witnessing the death of her eighty-six-year-old mother.
During their lifelong adversarial relationship, the two of them had never intimately connected.
Like many people, Mayer first tried to heal her grief in conventional ways. She talked to counselors and attended support groups. Though wonderful, they weren’t enough.
“In these pages are divinely guided messages that will change your awareness of the soul’s journey. Celestial Conversations will open your heart so you can begin your own process of healing.”
Mayer didn’t find the solace she needed until one morning, when she was alone at home, she opened a journal and wrote a letter directly to her mother. To her surprise, she received a reply. So began seven years of intimate correspondences with her mother’s soul, the connection Mayer had longed for her whole life.
In Celestial Conversations: Healing Relationships After Death, Mayer tells the story of her mother’s life and death and shares excerpts from the journals, which contain surprising and profound lessons on a number of topics from motherhood to forgiveness to karma.
“In Celestial Conversations, Lo Anne Mayer continues her relationships with deceased loved ones by journaling with them. The process opened her to a two-way channel of communication that led to the knowledge we survive our physical deaths and healed her grief. Those who seek their own connections will be inspired.”
When her own adult daughter Cyndi unexpectedly died by her own hand in 2005, the painful separation sparked another set of transpersonal journals, this time between Mayer and her daughter. Only this time the deceased, Cyndi, penned the first words on the morning of her own funeral:
I love you. I am so sorry to cause you and Daddy such pain. I never meant to leave. I just hurt so bad. I wanted to stop the pain…
I made a tragic mistake. I made many mistakes. I can’t even count the mistakes, but I see your love. I saw your love through the midst of my pain. Look for me today. I will show you that I am with you. Look for me in the butterflies and in my brothers and sisters. Be proud, Mom. You are everything I hoped to be and I love you so!
One in five bereaved adults will go on to develop major depression. The ratio for bereaved parents is higher still. A staggering 19 percent of adults in the United States have lost a child, which means a large number of deeply traumatized individuals live daily with the pain.
Often they live without the help they need. The effect is a silent epidemic of bereaved people living in emotional isolation.
“This book is a confirmation that the Spirit goes on and on, improving with every lifetime, and that love never dies. It will greatly comfort many who mourn losses of ones dear to them as well as those who never had the opportunity to mend breaches prior to their passing.”
—Reverend Alma Daniel
Seeing an opportunity to help and encourage others, Mayer, who is Catholic, writes about her lifelong faith in the continuity of the soul but how it was nevertheless strange at first to realize she was communicating with the dead. She gained confidence in her method after striking up a friendship with a psychology professor who is a national authority on transpersonal psychology.
Today Mayer runs Celestial Circles for groups who want to try the method. While Celestial Conversations: Healing Relationships After Death describes her journey with transpersonal journaling, the downloadable journal companion volume Celestial Conversations: A Guided Journey (more information) instructs readers in the actual process used, and provides attractive blank journal pages to get started.
Start your own Celestial Conversations journal with the downloadable journal companion volume, Celestial Conversations: A Guided Journey.
Celestial Conversations: Healing Relationships After Death
By Lo Anne Mayer
Trade paperback $12.95 US, £7.95 UK, €9.95
Ebook $6.99 US
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