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We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us

We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us

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by Allison DuBois

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What happens to our loved ones when they die? Is there a heaven?
Is there a true connection and communication between the living and the dead?

With the success of the television series Medium and her first book, Don't Kiss Them Good-bye, millions of people have embraced Allison, her story, and her remarkable gift. The idea for We


What happens to our loved ones when they die? Is there a heaven?
Is there a true connection and communication between the living and the dead?

With the success of the television series Medium and her first book, Don't Kiss Them Good-bye, millions of people have embraced Allison, her story, and her remarkable gift. The idea for We Are Their Heaven was born out of the pieces of communication that Allison received from the spirits who touched her over her years as a medium. In this book, she helps people to understand that we are so special to those who have died that they choose to remain with us, not because they're bound but because we are their happiness, we are their heaven.

Now Allison brings readers into her psychic experiences. As we walk the continuum of life and death with her and meet the people whose lives she has touched, we feel the pain of loss and are at once saddened and then renewed by her experiences and the stories of loss and connection. Each chapter focuses on a different type of loss -- parents, children, friends, and spouses who have lost loved ones through accidents, murder, suicide, and illness.

Throughout the book, people who have had readings with Allison share their experiences and the significance of their readings. They take us into their confidence and share the unique details, identifying the calling cards of the dead, the initial private piece of information that convinced them that they were communicating directly with their loved ones. Allison, in turn, takes us through the same readings and describes exactly what was delivered and how it was conveyed. She convinces us that an essential part of communicating with the deceased is learning how to read both their signs (the message) and their signature (the unique information).

Through Allison's eyes, we see that the dead are trying to reach their living loved ones all the time. She explores timing, coincidence, auditory and sensory communications, dreams, visions, incident manipulation, and streaming events to affirm their attempts. Allison presents the riveting details of her communications -- what she hears, sees, and feels.

Allison's desire to help these two worlds connect makes us want to reach out to her and at the same time fear for her. She shares her daily struggle of living with layers of information that few of us have about others and the world around us. Much like her character on the show, she often struggles with knowing when to intervene and when to keep her knowledge to herself.

If you miss someone you love, take comfort in the fact that through the thousands of readings that Allison has done, no one has come through to say "good-bye" but rather to say "hello again."

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Allison DuBois is the forensic psychic whose life is the inspiration for the acclaimed NBC-TV series Medium. DuBois's sensitivity toward the spirit world makes her an ideal commentator on the afterlife and its relationships to the here-and-now. Her insights into unique aspects of communicating with the dead possess a specificity seldom encountered in other accounts of mediumship.

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While writing this book, I decided that giving my perspective is good, but giving my perspective and the perspective of the person whom I read will be more beneficial to my readers. I think it's important for people who are grieving to have others to relate to, people who walk their same path. In this book, the people whom I've read speak in their own words about how they moved forward and what our meeting did for them. I share details about the process of each reading. I also illustrate why being a medium has such a great impact on my life, as well as the lives of my family.

I met a lot of new people through the media tour for my first book, during radio and television interviews and question-and-answer sessions before book signings. I noticed there are common threads of questions. Many people ask what heaven is like. There is an obvious concern around what happens to our deceased loved ones. People wonder about the connection of the dead to the living. I often get questions from people who are concerned that their mourning a loved one is preventing the loved one from fully passing over to the other side.

This book addresses some of the various ways in which people die, for example by suicide or accident, and the different ways in which they show us that they remain. A question that I hear often is, Why do the deceased want to remain after death? Well, of course because they love us, but there are other reasons as well. Our deceased relatives want to connect with the living because our lives are based on emotion and continuing to learn and grow, as are their own. They willingly stay with us to share in our emotion and to help teach us what we need to learn. Often they want to make sure that we don't repeat their mistakes, the things they ended up regretting and would do differently if they had the chance. It also brings them a great deal of joy to share in our lives, especially when we're talking about them or to them. It's important to stay open to the messages that are sent from those who go before us, those who are still a part of us. Part of my book's purpose is to open the living up to the spirits who continue to share in their loved ones' lives. Loving people who have died doesn't hold them here, as some think. It gives them life. They stay around us because we are what they consider utopia, their "heaven."

There is a heaven, a flawless place where we exist after we die. There are white skies and blue water that the eyes of the living cannot see. There are children running through perfect blades of brilliant emerald grass with sunshine bouncing off every strand of their hair. There are old men fishing on the same banks that they fished from when they were boys, with the puppy that died when they were small. Couples who were married for fifty years now look like they did when they were first married, as they stroll hand in hand down a path by a tree. It's all that and more.

Yet even with all that, it's not entirely heaven to those who've died because, usually, not all their loved ones are there. Try to understand: it's the flaws of the living, our attempts to figure out who we are, how to connect with others, and how to spend our time on earth that interests those who've passed. They want to see how our character stands up when we're challenged. They want to see their namesakes move through life. They want to see children born and anniversaries celebrated, help the sick get better, lend strength to us in times of weakness. Parents who die still want to be there for their kids on the days they're needed most. Children who die want to see their parents, siblings, and friends laugh again and, most important, "feel" their presence and continuing love. So, yes, they have a beautiful sanctuary where everything is as it should be, but never forget that we are their heaven.

Copyright © 2006 by Smarter Than They Think, Inc.

Meet the Author

Allison Dubois's unique story, the inspiration for the hit NBC TV series Medium, started during her senior year at Arizona State University while she was interning at the D.A.'s office. Soon after, researchers at the University of Arizona validated her ability through a series of tests. Allison continues to support research as a medium, as a member of the Veritas Research Program Mediums Committee, and as a member of the Forever Family Foundation's Medium Advisory Board. In her short career, Allison has conducted over 1,200 personal readings. Allison donates her time to missing-persons and criminal cases for agencies across the country.

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We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was thrilled to get this book because of the dust jacket bragging of her discussing signs. Yes, this book discusses signs but the only signs discussed are those relevant to Allison Dubois and no one else. Signs from loved ones are extremely personal and they are not interchangeable amongst the living. The further I got into the book the more obvious it became that this was not a book to help other people but to show how 'wonderful' is Allison Dubois and her life. She makes several self-congratulatory remarks and on several occsions likes to throw in the reader's face that she is wealthy and we aren't. Before anyone tries to throw out that my posting is about sour grapes, I can say I've read many books by other psychics and mediums and love them. This is a book that was poorly written and I was wondering thru the entire book, 'Didn't an editor read this before sending it to press?' Again, don't waste your money unless you just have to have this book.
LindaSueLR More than 1 year ago
Mrs Dubois's books are a great comfort to any one who is dealing with the death of a loved one. She helps lessen the pain and embrace the feeling that your loved one is still with you, unseen, but not unfelt. I received much comfort from reading this book following the death of my mother. It helped me tremendously.
Seattle_Tara More than 1 year ago
I thought it was riveting. I was sad when it was over because I wanted to hear more of her stories. I now watch the TV series "Medium" which is loosely based on the authors life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having lost a husband in his early 30's, and having an experience where I felt and saw his presence after his death I was looking for a sign that I was OK! Allison gave me that! Her book was very moving I felt deeply for so many of her subjects especially the 9-11 survivors who had lost family members. I hope to meet her one day.
Nellen More than 1 year ago
Allison's story is a gift to a wide audience; that is, to all of us who have loved and lost someone. Actually, her gift of mediumship and experience with its application allows us to know that our loved ones are not lost, nor are we without them. Rather, they continue to be near us with love and help, so much more than we realize. They need us too, because, as my husband assured me, "love transcends death." My own experience with his continuing love and visits affirms Allison's message, and it is a most comforting one.
RobertaSZ More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed listening to these CDs but I ended up wanting more substance, more of an understanding of the process. But, it is a good start on the study of this issue
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have listened to both her books, and I love them both. She answers many questions about the afterlife. Having lost many loved ones, this book was particularly helpful. it has several touching cases to relate to . Alison is amazing. I am thankful for her wisdom and compassion with the dead and the living that are left behind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw her on Oprah the other day and I have always like the show the Medium so I could not help but to buy the book. It gives you perspective from various readings done as well as her own personal encounter. I found some comfort in reading this book. A variety of information about mediums and their challenges.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw Allison DuBois on Oprah the other day. What a wonderful woman she is. I thoroughly enjoyed We Are Their Heaven, and I also liked her first book, Don't Kiss Them Goodbye. I have always been curious about the 'other side,' and can now say I have a better understanding about this topic. Being a Christian, I really believe her ability is not a random thing but is a gift from God. I'm sure she must know this herself. I also find it interesting how she gets involved to help solve crimes, clearly using her gift to help others. That too she discusses in the book. Being a big fan of the TV show Medium, I especially enjoyed chapter three (Medium). If you like the show and find the whole topic interesting as I do, I think you will enjoy this book.
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sbugsy More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed listening to this book. I did not realize that the author is the same person that the TV program "Medium" is based on.
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