My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven

My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven


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In the follow-up to Elisa Medhus’s My Son and the Afterlife—“a heartfelt, deeply moving story” (Eben Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven)—her son Erik tells his astounding story directly from the afterlife, describing in detail his death, transition, and spiritual renewal.

My Life After Death begins on the tragic day when Erik Medhus took his own life. What follows is a moment-by-moment account of the spiritual life he discovers on the other side—told for the very first time in his own words as channeled by medium Jamie Butler and then transcribed by his mother Elisa.

Overflowing with his signature honesty and candor, Erik describes more than just a visit to the afterlife. He personally walks us through the experience of dying, transitioning into spirit form, and reveals a detailed look at the life awaiting us on the other side.

In this intimate and provocative memoir, crucial questions will finally be answered, including: What does it feel like to die? What is it like to become a spirit? Why and how do spirits communicate with the living? Is there a heaven? Ultimately, Erik’s story provides the answers that will help readers find solace and remove the fears surrounding death, showing that love has no boundaries and life does not truly end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582705606
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 343,858
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Erik Medhus is an eternal twenty-year-old young man who passed away on October 6, 2009. From his new place in Heaven, Erik’s main occupation is as a spirit guide who helps those who struggle with their human experience, and he is the inspiration and contributor to the Channeling Erik blog and community. With candor, sincerity, and humor, Erik shares his own experiences and explorations of what happens after death in the first book of the series My Son and the Afterlife (October 2013) by his mother Elisa Medhus, MD. Now Erik’s full story, a memoir from heaven, is brought to the forefront in the follow-up title, My Life After Death.

Elisa Medhus, MD, is a physician and mother of five who has practiced internal medicine for over thirty years. She is the author of three award-winning parenting books, including Raising Children Who Think for Themselves and Hearing Is Believing, and has lectured on parenting for schools, parent groups, and corporations. After the death of her twenty-year-old son Erik, Dr. Medhus began journaling her grief in her blog and wrote the successful book My Son and the Afterlife. She lives in Houston, Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword Elisa Medhus xi

A Note from Erik Medhus xvii

Part I My Death

1 The End of Me 3

2 My Good-byes 15

3 My Funeral 33

4 Crossing Over and Meeting Loved Ones 43

Part II My Transition

5 My Life Review 55

6 The Blackness 61

7 My New Body 65

8 My Senses and Emotions 67

9 My Therapy 71

10 My New Perspective 83

Part III The Afterlife

11 My First Look at Heaven 89

12 Manifesting Things 93

13 More About What Heaven's Like 99

14 Living Creatures 105

15 Adjusting to Timelessness 109

16 Help with Adjusting 113

17 Traveling 115

18 My Spirit Friends 119

19 Spiritual Jobs 123

20 Angels, Spirits, and Guides 127

21 Meeting God 131

22 My Education 135

23 My Typical Day 139

Part IV My Life Today

24 My Life as a Guide 145

25 Working with Spirit Translators 155

26 TheBlog 161

27 Making Myself Heard 163

28 Having Fans 167

29 Making Believers Out of the Human Race 169

30 Relationships 179

31 Being an Accomplished Guide 181

32 My Thoughts on Humanity 185

Closing Thoughts 189

Afterword Jamie Butler (Erik's Spirit Translator) 193

Acknowledgments 197

Discussion and Reading Group Questions 201

Recommended Resources 203

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