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NEW INSIGHTS INTO LIFE AFTER DEATH: The Dreaming Road #BookReview and #AuthorInterview

The Dreaming Road cover (1)We all want to know what happens after we die and what has happened to loved ones who have gone before us.

Well, The Dreaming Road provides answers. 

What started as Elizabeth Moore’s diary to express her grief after the suicide of her teenage daughter, turned into The Dreaming Roada beautifully written novel with parallel stories of the daughter’s experience in the afterlife and her mother’s spiritual epiphanies.

The novel is extraordinary — a heart-wrenching yet uplifting exploration of the theme that love never dies.

Elizabeth Moore writes of the mother contacting her daughter’s spirit through mediums, angel guides, lucid dreaming, and automatic writing of her daughter’s voice in her head. Her daughter Cassie, called Callie in the novel, shares her experiences in a part of heaven called Summer Wind and her training by the Angel Seraphiel, all told with the same voice and wise-cracking personality she had in life. Her description of the afterlife gels with some of what we’ve heard before, but there are also many surprises.

We learn from Callie that life is not the end, but part of an eternal journey. She finds that her death was just a transition; it did not end her “life” or what she still needed to learn…

“You are not imprisoned by your history. You can own it and then let all of it go and move forward with faith and courage. You have the power to forgive everything and everyone, even yourself, and this will truly set you free. Believe me, things on Earth are not what they appear…. Everything happens for a reason — to help you know you’re love.”

Seraphiel explains how Callie’s life on Earth (thus everyone’s life) is just a dream:

“In the beginning, nothing existed except oneness and wholeness, but in your desire to know yourself, you dreamed yourself into existence as separate beings…. You are all love, but often you express yourselves as fear and judgment. Remember, nothing exists that you have not created…. Your true power is in remembering that you have created your experience.”

The mother also interacts with Seraphiel, channeled during Angel Awakening Classes, and learns the secret to feeling joy in life again. In her Acknowledgements, Moore says that she wrote this book to share the understanding she gained that “life and love go on forever, the dawn will break and the sorrow will be washed away.”

Elizabeth Moore explores profound concepts for those seeking spiritual awareness, from parallel lifetimes to insights into the angelic realm. I found it a good reminder, something I have heard before, when the Angel Seraphiel says, “We can’t help you unless you ask.”

Remember to ask for help when you need it. And I believe The Dreaming Road will provide help and solace, to those who have lost a loved one to suicide, and actually to ALL of us in this human experience who need to find understanding in the midst of inevitable loss, sorrow and pain.

Author Elizabeth Moore, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Nursing at a university in the south-central U.S. Her nursing research has focused on strengthening the bond between mother and baby immediately after birth by skin-to-skin contact, while her novel explores the eternal bonds between mother and child that continue even when one of them has passed on. Here, she answers my questions about The Dreaming Road:

What message would you like readers to take away from reading The Dreaming Road?

The message in my novel is that our connections with those who have passed on are eternal and can remain vibrant, ongoing and continuous even though they are no longer with us on earth. They’re not gone forever when they’re buried or lost to us until we too cross over. But to reestablish our relationship with them, we need to let go of the need to have their physical presence with us and focus instead on communicating with their eternal soul.

Your daughter’s suicide was certainly a tragic occurrence in your life. But, in the book, many important spiritual gifts are received. What was the most important thing you learned?

I think the most important thing I learned was how to let go of my guilt and despair over my daughter’s death by suicide. I learned that if I clung to all the pain from my past, I robbed myself of joy in the present moment. I forgave myself by understanding that I wasn’t responsible for my daughter’s death. Everyone is on their own individual path of destiny. We are all passing through this physical reality, traveling on a winding and sometimes difficult road home. Life on this side of the veil, by its very nature, is fragile and transient. And Cassie’s not gone, she just exists in another dimension.

As your book is described as a novel rather than a memoir, how much of the communication with Callie in the afterlife and with angels actually match the experiences in your real life?

The communications through dreams with my daughter were written exactly as they occurred. When I woke up I wrote everything down, so I wouldn’t forget anything. The information I received about Cassie’s experiences on the other side of the veil were written exactly as they were communicated to me. I heard what I felt was her voice in my mind and wrote down what she told me. I also talked with her through a medium and these conversations were edited to capture the essence of our communication. I did attend a class that was taught by a woman who was a physical channel for what we believed was an angel. The spiritual truths communicated by the angel were edited slightly to make them more understandable for readers. The characteristics of the setting and the individuals were modified to protect the anonymity of those involved.

So many people want to communicate with those who have passed. What would you recommend as the best way to proceed?

My communications with Cassie began in dreams and they just happened. But later, in a waking state, I found if I went into my flower garden, lay down, and let myself be at peace, I could ask her questions in my mind and she would answer them. As we continued our conversations, words became images and vivid scenes unfolded behind my closed eyelids.

So, I would recommend to first start some type of meditation practice, whatever resonates with you. I found that communication was easier if I was in a state of calm receptivity and if the love connection was strong, and more difficult if I was immersed in grief. You must also believe that this type of communication is possible. Light a candle, have a photo of your loved one, paper and pen nearby, say a prayer and ask the angels for guidance. When your mind is calm and open, ask them a question and wait for an answer. Don’t get hung up on whether it’s real or your imagination, just write down what you hear. Once you open the door and continue to set aside time for a conversation with your loved one, you’ll find that communication gets easier.

Your character is taught that she can create her own reality. Can you share more on this subject?

I believe we create our own reality by how we experience the external events that are happening in our lives. I believe we set up certain challenges that we will face before we cross over to this side of the veil. But our reality becomes how we meet these challenges, for example, with courage, faith and hope for a better day or through bitterness and despair.

I also think we can learn to manifest a more positive dream by the steps I mention in The Dreaming Road: visualizing it in in our mind, smelling it, tasting it, hearing it and imagining that it has already occurred.

But we can’t circumvent our destiny. So from my perspective, our experiences evolve from both free will and destiny. Cassie contends that manifesting is much easier on the other side of the veil because we are no longer in that time-space reality and when we imagine things there, they happen in an instant.

It was certainly a long process to work through the grief caused by your daughter’s suicide, but was there one thing that helped you the most?

It took me quite a while to find the joy in life again and I started taking small steps by just appreciating the small things in life, the scent of new mown grass or a rose from my gardens, wall-to-wall sunshine on a beautiful day, how happy my dogs were when I walked in the door. Then I moved to remembering the good times I shared with Cassie, climbing daffodil hill in spring, drawing colorful pictures with sidewalk chalk by the pool, dressing her in a mermaid costume for Halloween, hanging bubble lights on the Christmas tree or baking gingerbread cookies. These images began to replace the horrifying picture I had in my mind of finding her lying dead on the floor of her bedroom.

Now I actively try to seize the moment by doing things that bring me joy, like swimming in the ocean with the dolphins or snorkeling along a tropical coral reef and watching the fish swim in beautiful, intricate patterns.

How did the writing of this book benefit you personally, and how can reading it benefit anyone — whether or not they have experienced the type of loss you did?

I think The Dreaming Road serves as a gentle reminder for everyone that life can change on a dime and to cherish our loved ones who are still with us on this side of the veil. It reminds us not to take anything for granted and to focus on the things that bring us joy and make our lives meaningful before it’s too late. Because I began my novel as a diary, I was able to write my heart out without censoring myself. I found it difficult to be authentic in my grief around other people as there’s such a taboo around death by suicide and many are uncomfortable talking about it. Looking back, I now know how I survived and am hoping that by sharing my road map with others who have suffered similar losses, it will help ease their pain.

For resources on teenage suicide, grief and loss, as well as after-death communication, see Elizabeth Moore’s website,

The Dreaming Road is available today on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback.

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Lifeand The Chakra Energy Diet







Advice Needed for Mysterious Chronic Illnesses: #MedicalMedium #BookReview

aaFor the last year, I’ve been told I needed to read Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal. I just finished it and found it quite illuminating on the cause of many of today’s illnesses that confound the medical community, from Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia to Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Just imagine being a 4-year old child at the dinner table hearing a voice just outside his right ear saying, “I am the Spirit of the Most High. There is no spirit above me but God.” The child then saw a strange man with gray hair, a gray beard, wearing a brown robe, stand behind his grandmother and wave him over. He then put the child’s hand on his grandmother’s chest and told him to say the words, “Lung Cancer.” Of course, grandma’s diagnosis turned out to be true, and Anthony William, the Medical Medium, has been sharing health information from Spirit ever since. He didn’t choose this gift, in fact he fought it for many years as a total distraction from the life he wanted, but when Spirit and an Angel saved him and his dog from drowning, he kept his promise to devote his life to healing.

While his story could be considered unbelievable, the tens of thousands of people who say they have been helped by his accurate diagnoses and treatment suggestions (usually special foods and herbs) attest to his veracity.

Who is this Spirit that talks to William? “Compassion. I am literally the essence of the word compassion. I sit at the fingertip of God.”

And no one needs more compassion than sufferers of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other problems that the medical community has never found the cause of or cure for. Rather, many of these sufferers were told their problems were only psychological, increasing their frustration. Well, in Chapter 3 of Medical Medium, William exposes the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) for creating the secret epidemic of mystery illnesses. He also says EBV is the cause of major maladies that medical professionals think they understand but really don’t – including thyroid disease, vertigo and tinnitus.

Many of my friends and clients suffer from these ailments, so I was excited to see that Medical Medium also offers information on healing from the virus. The healing foods he recommends are all in the category of colorful fruit and vegetables (my favorite Chakra balancing foods as well). Wild blueberries top the list, and are followed by celery, sprouts, asparagus, spinach and many more. The healing herbs and supplements he recommends to heal from EBV includes Cat’s Claw, Silver hydrosol, Zinc, and Spirulina from Hawaii.

Anthony William also uncovers the secrets behind Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thyroid problems, Diabetes and Hypoglycemia, Adrenal Fatigue, Candida, Migraines, Shingles, ADHD and Autism, PTSD, Depress, PMS and Menopause, Lyme Disease and Digestive disorders.

If you or someone you know experiences any of these problems, I highly recommend buying a copy of Medical Medium and sharing the advice on “How to Finally Heal.” The remedies are delicious – lots of raw fruit and veggies. Plus, William provides Soul-Healing Meditations and Techniques and the truth as he knows it about Angels. Did you know you had to call on an Angel’s help “out loud,” not in your mind for them to pay attention?

aThe many case studies in the book helped me leap over any skepticism I had about Anthony William’s message. If you have faith and take the lessons he offers to heart, he promises that your life can transform and you’ll understand how God, Spirit and the Angelic Realm want us all to thrive.

I’m sorry to say he is no longer available to take on individual clients, but in writing Medical Medium and his latest book, Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, Anthony William has been able to reach so many more people. You can also check his website for information on his weekly radio show and blogs.


Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra DiariesChakra SecretsBalance Your Chakras-Balance Your Lifeand The Chakra Energy Diet

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EXPECT THE EXTRAORDINARY – #Review and #Author Interview on Angelic Messages and the Spirit of Horses

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-11-52-37-amExpect the EXTRAORDINARY by Sue Pighini is a fascinating look at how her encounters with angels, extraordinary people, and the world of horses changed the way she lived her life, and can change the way you live yours too.

Sue first heard the voice of an angel telling her how to save her life when she was struck by lightning, next when she was being held up at gunpoint, and third, when she needed to stop and seek treatment for what turned out to be a melanoma. She not only followed the advice that led to her surviving in all three cases, but she realized why she was being saved – to share the message that we are not alone.

After surviving cancer, Sue Pighini changed her life’s direction, leaving the corporate world to explore a spiritual path. She became a life coach and helps others find the courage to change and live the life of their dreams.

Especially interesting is how Sue became an Eagala Equine Specialist and offers horses to partner with humans for healing of emotional and physical challenges at her Livin’ the Dream Ranch. Sue’s personal relationship with Skye, her mare mentor, led me to a much deeper understanding and respect for the higher nature, intelligence and spirit of horses.

This book contains all the wisdom Sue has amassed, from her own experiences as well as from other inspiring life stories, master teachings, and animal messengers, to help us all get out of our “comfort zone” and fuel our passion for living an authentic life. Sue offers Ten Sacred Insights to help you listen to your own spiritual guidance and to better understand your life’s purpose and how you can go forward on your own path to personal freedom.

Here, Sue Pighini, answers my questions about Expect the EXTRAORDINARY:

1) What inspired you to write this book?

I was inspired originally to help my client base/my audiences to understand that we are never alone. We just need to tap into our angelic guides by gently asking them to be by our side when we need/want to connect to a higher power.

2) What message would you like readers to take away from the book?

That life is more than just the physical. We are spiritual beings FIRST having a physical experience. That we each have choices for change – we just need to be fearless in our pursuit of whatever we deeply desire.

3) Why do you think fear is such a part of our lives – what are we essentially afraid of?

Fear is all about the unknown. If we tap into our hearts, we will connect with our angelic realm and they will guide us to the exact path we want to be on. We humans are often more afraid of living than dying.

Know that each one of us have the power to live life exactly as we desire if we JUST TAKE SOME CHANCES FOR CHANGE.

4) How does an angel connection help overcome our fears?

When we connect to a power that is greater than ourselves – our soul/higher power, animal angels, divine angelic beings – we know that we will be protected. We therefore just need to listen to our deep intuition (which resides in our hearts) to get a feel of whether something is good for us or not.

5) What do you think is the best way to connect with angels?

I connect today by going inside to my heart and asking whatever question I may have. These wonderful angelic beings reside right next to us, usually over our right shoulder. Their essence lives in our hearts.

6) Did you believe in angels before the first time you had an angelic intervention?

I knew nothing about angels before I was struck by lightning and had a near death experience. The angelic presence that saved my life came to me audibly because “her” voice was so insistent and very ancient in “her” choice of words.

7) Can you explain how you saw angelic presences in the world of horses?

Horses, as with all animals, are pure energy – no ego. Their world is black and white, and they expect you to be as truthful in your path in life as they are. Horses teach us to be all we can be as empowered humans. When you are in the presence of a 1,200-pound animal, you learn to be very present in your focus at that moment. You are learning all about your authentic self.

8) What tool do you think is most important to get on a Path of Passion?

 The most important advice I have given all of my clients/audiences is to take chances in life. True self-knowledge of what you can accomplish comes from living on the edge, at least a little.

Expect the EXTRAORDINARY is available on For more information, see


Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life and The Chakra Energy Diet



9781629010076 cov.inddA Soft Landing came to me when I needed it most – in facing illness in my family. Stacey Blake’s memoir of dealing with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is filled with miracles of faith, love and peace. Her story includes visitations by angels, a near-death experience, accounts of her years of life-and-death medical treatments, all interspersed with a page-turning story of her personal life and her career as the co-founder of a successful business.

Even before her diagnosis of CML, Blake was on a spiritual path that she believes not only saved her life, but her mind and that of her family. When she needed a sign to have faith, often a feather would appear, which she described as her sign that God and her angels were near, and to not fear, no matter what.

For Blake, prayer helped her fear dissolve, her exhaustion abate, and her choices become clearer on how to handle the trials life put in her path. After much prayer, Blake saw miracles appear. “The feeling of being all alone for me has completely gone from my consciousness. That is by far, in and of itself, the greatest, most enduring gift,” she writes.

We’ve all pondered the age-old question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Answers range from stress as the cause of illness to past-life karma. When Blake’s husband Tom questioned why she fell ill, Stacey asked, “If we believe that illness comes as a teacher, (and I do), then maybe, the lesson is not only for me…but for you as well? Maybe there is something God has in mind for you specifically and I am the facilitator of this lesson, meant for you, because we love each other so much?”

This is just one example of the many touching and thought-provoking ideas presented in A Soft Landing. Another, one of the favorite themes in my own books, is that LOVE HEALS ALL.

BlakeAuthor Stacey Blake kindly answers my questions here:

1) Angels play a large part in your spiritual evolution. Are they here for all of us, even those who don’t hear voices or see signs such as feathers?

Blake: Angels are here for all humans/souls, everyone. They are here in loving service as directed by our creator/God. No matter one’s faith, lack of faith, religion, intellect, or financial status – everyone, at birth, is gifted with a special guardian angel. For some, they may have many angels. Angels come and go during trying difficult times, times of great joy, or when a soul needs to be supported for special work that they may be doing, etc. Always, always though, there is one personal guardian angel for each of us who never leaves our side while we are here on earth.

As to signs from Angels…Angels respond to a soul’s vibration. One of the most important truths as to spiritual growth is to learn calmness and self-discipline. Souls that have strong emotional outbursts, and wildly charged feelings, are like thunderstorms. Angels cannot come close when this occurs. So they withdraw…pull back, but never, ever leave.

Suffering does soften a soul. And when this happens, the mental pursuit of answers falls back a bit, and the heart opens. When that happens, a soul can become very receptive to their Angel’s loving messages, and if one is most fortunate, one may hear their Angel’s voice, or receive signs that they are near. Such as the finding of feathers. Or the smell of a loved one’s cologne or cooking, like a grandmother or a friend who may have passed and who may be in heaven. Subtle signs that confirm “we are never alone.” Or one may hear their name, or they feel a presence ever so softly…these kinds of events. Over time, when willed and or strongly desired from the heart and for the right reasons, it can grow.

Most especially, as a soul begins to become aware and conscious of their actions and are themselves “walking in the light,” the Angels can draw near. How to achieve this? Be truly kind, (as often as you can), be loving, helpful, calm, controlled, surrendered and accepting…to the will of the Almighty. Try not to fight so hard when faced with challenges. It is all good!!!

2) Do you feel stress (especially from your job) contributed to your illness, or do you think it was just part of God’s plan for you?

Blake: Yes, I do believe that a combination of both is true for me. Stress, extreme stress at times was the trigger for my leukemia, but also too, I am very certain the Universe, God, wanted for me to begin a new chapter in my life. I had learned all that I needed to in running a business for the many years that I did. I was tested and tried in many various ways, and I believe that through steadfast purpose, integrity, and commitment, I completed all that I was meant to be in that role.

I firmly believe that “light-workers” alive on earth today must work and be a part of the human condition – the world as it is. They must become the politicians, the business-people, the janitors, the teachers, the neighborhood Moms, all of them. We must conquer being on this earth, through its trials and sufferings, and we must hold God and his love, within us at all times. That is where our strength comes from. That is His purpose I believe for us. To find this “consciousness,” maybe even we can call it the “Christ Consciousness,” which is a universal state of being – having nothing at all to do with religion, or dogma, but it is a state…a frame of being, always or at all times…that allows us to be free from the duality and suffering that we see. Allowing HIM, HER, IT to be by our side through it all. THAT which is and will always be…our creator God. The source of all energy, everywhere, through all the worlds.

3) What specific spiritual truths do you hold fast to?

Blake: I believe that we are safe! That God’s love for us all is all that is real and that we are at our strongest when we walk free and away from fear.  This takes a long time for a soul to accept, but once it does, it is forever changed. The Kingdom of Heaven lies within the heart. And there courage, faith and deep joy resides. We begin to understand that our trials and tests have a purpose and that life is not chaotic. Every soul has it within themselves to be a master and to have freedom from the ties that bind the soul to desperation and depression. Baby steps….

4) What do you hope readers will take away from your book?

Blake: What I hope most that people take from my book is that when you hold God, and his Angels deep inside your heart, one will walk in the truth and knowledge, (everyday), that ALL is well. With this knowledge in hand, a soul – when life’s tests come – when the initiations are at hand, you (who in your heart of hearts) “trusts”…that only good can and will come from these experiences, are surrendered…to the will of the Almighty. These are the times that lead to the deepest peace and joy possible.

5) What advice do you have for others who have inspiration to share?

Blake: Begin in any way that feels right. Help your neighbors, your local shelter for animals, hold a meet-up group in your home, write, lecture, aid those around you who are ill or are depressed, confused and alone. When you hear the calling – respond in the ways and manner you feel most comfortable. Baby steps. It is always the little things that move me the deepest. It is said that if you “shout from the mountain tops – but no one below hears you, then you are wasting your breath.” I believe actions speak louder than words. I also believe that words can get in the way.

The “glamour” of the world…the “image of things and of people”…can lead a soul down a long, winding, nowhere path. The heart of any truth lies often in the results of how something or some act makes you feel. If you feel…good, strong, happy and at peace, then this path is right for you.

A Soft Landing is available on in both print and Kindle editions.

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Energy Diet, Chakra Secrets, The Chakra Diaries and Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life

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