Today I would like to review with you a book that made a huge impact on my life, Life on the Other Side by Sylvia Browne. This small book was one that helped me tie together my beliefs and begin a new spiritual journey that I am still on today. So let me shed some light for you on why this would be a great book to check out.
A Little Backstory First
before I get into the details I would like to share with you where I was in life prior to coming across this book. I feel that these are important items to help you understand just how powerful the content within it is.
Having been introduced to religion at a late age for a child I was one that never really connected with the dogma that I was presented with. There were just too many inconsistencies and that didn’t add up for me and often I saw way to much hypocrisy. In light of all of that after a few years I fell out of the faith and became an atheist.
Over the next few years life continued on, but not believing in anything didn’t quite sit well with me either. There were too many unexplained things throughout history and in my own life that needed explanations. I did not seek out any religion to help me, rather just kept to my own mind and began to develop my own theories.
I progressed on my own for several years with the thoughts that I came up with. Always keeping an eye out for knowledge and then applying it with that core gut feeling that had driven me for so many years now. Then one day a co-worker shared with me a personal story that would lead me to this book…
A Shared Story
It was a slow day at work when a deep conversation took a twist as one of my co-workers decided to share a personal story with me as he thought I would enjoy reading this book. I’ll never forget the sincerity that he told me his story with and I can only hope to convey a bit of that here today.
Not long after his grandmother whom he was very close to passed away, he had a dream about her while he was on vacation.
He looked through the mirror in the bathroom and saw a beautiful field full of wild flowers. In the field was his grandmother with a wagon full of scrolls, waving for him to come be with her.
As they spoke he asked her about the scrolls and she told him that she was just catching up with some old friends. They continued to talk and as they did so they traveled out of the valley and into a brilliant city where they sat down on some steps outside of a building to have their conversation.
When he woke up the next day he was invigorated and called his mother to share the dream with her. As he explained what had happened his mother could barely contain her excitement.
Finally his mom said that when he gets home from his trip that she had to show him something. He was left in suspense until he got home, but in the end it was well worth the wait.
Upon arriving home his mom already had the book in hand and she was telling him that he was going to want to read it. First though she wanted to show him some pictures from the back of the book.
Here was where his jaw hit the floor as there was an artist’s illustration of a city from the “Other Side” and low and behold there was the building with the steps he had been sitting on.
This story again was obviously very important to him and I was very thankful that he shared it with me. Needless to say I wasted little time in going out to purchase it for myself to read.
An Overview of Life On the Other Side
First off, one of the things that is mentioned early on in the book is that Sylvia herself was very skeptical of everything and only through many years of experience did she come to her conclusions. She also states that she may not be 100% right and that each of us need to take what is right for us from the material.
Sylvia goes into detail of how she came across all of her experience that led up to her writing this book and having the beliefs that she does. This helped me a good bit as it allowed me to really understand her perspectives and why she presented things in certain ways.
She then goes on to talk about death and what happens once we pass away here on Earth. She explains with tremendous detail the process that our souls go through with incarnating here on Earth and then coming back home. You see according to her we don’t always just live here once and often will incarnate several times to learn many different lessons and resolve karma from past lives.
She also talks about what the other side is like in tremendous detail. Remember it was this detail that led my co-worker to the book and then onto me. The descriptions of the “Other Side” hit home for me and gave me a feeling of comfort, which really helped me to embrace what I was reading.
The Pros and Cons
First off I took her early advice in the book and focused on what felt right to me. There were instances where I didn’t feel connected to the content and I let that go as it did not take long to get right back onto a good path for me. Overall I believed in a lot of what she said, but not 100%
The information in the book can be hard for some to accept, especially those that have lived within today’s religions for a long time. However, I believe that those that have found their way here are ready to give the status quo a shake up and it won’t be as bad.
Overall though I learned so much through her book and it tied in so well not only with other spiritual research that I had done, but also made sense on a scientific level. You see my research into the subject was broad and often very fact based. I remember as I read a science based book The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene afterwards, thinking I wish I could get the two of them in the same room for a discussion.
If you are struggling with your beliefs and especially what happens after we die, then this is an excellent book for you to read. I can’t imagine where I would be in life had I not come across this information. After reading the book and digesting it all, I realized though that everything does happen for a reason.
For anyone exploring a more spiritual view on life this would also be a great book to read as it is all about that. Even if you don’t agree with her take on things, the core mechanics are extremely hard to argue against.
Lastly, this is just one of those books that you can’t put down. I believe I read it in it’s entirety in a 2 day period, which for me is extremely fast. I have since that time recommended the book to anyone that I felt was on a similar journey as myself.
If you would like to check it out you can purchase Life on the Other Side by Sylvia Browne here. Not only are you helping yourself on your journey, but you are helping this site to grow and help many others on their journeys.
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Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again. If you enjoyed this content here there are some other articles that I have written that may be of interest to you:
- Everything Happens for a Reason
- Is the Grass Always Greener on the Other Side?
- Enjoy Little Things Life Gives You, it is What Matters the Most
- Positive and Negative Thinking – How to Live a Better Life
- The Importance of Learning From Mistakes
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