DISCLAIMER: While The Meaning of Forever Project has taken an interest in the work of Dr. Mark Pitstick and his book Soul Proof; while we have posted stories of comfort by people who claim the ability to communicate with the departed, The Meaning of Forever Project does not endorse any type of mediumship, or other attempt to communicate with the dead. The purpose of The Meaning of Forever Project is to show those who are bereaved that they can let their loved ones go, knowing they continue to thrive in another type of existence. We do not seek to initiate contact with souls once they have moved on from this physical life.
When we began The Meaning of Forever Project to gather stories about comforting experiences with loved ones who have passed on, we had no idea how much had been written on the subject already, or on the larger question of life after death. Dr. Mark Pitstick’s book, Soul Proof: Compelling Evidence That No One Really Dies and How That Benefits You Now, caught our attention almost right away.
Pitstick, who says he has sat with many dying people, and that his credentials include graduate training in theology, clinical psychology and chiropractic health care, takes an evidence-based approach to the idea that life and consciousness continues independently of the physical body. Initially a skeptic who had seen one too many deaths he could not make sense of, Pitstick set out to answer, in a logically defensible manner, the question that has been with all of us since time immemorial: What happens after we die?
His conclusion is this: “Life is, most fundamentally, comprised of energy and light that is ever-changing, but never-ending. And that’s what you really are—an indestructible being of energy, light, consciousness, spirit.”
For Pitstick, knowledge that life and love continue after death of the physical body not only frees him from the sometimes-overpowering weight of grief over lost loved ones, it also enables him to live his life more fully because he is no longer afraid of dying.
This concept of freedom from fear is the underlying motivator of The Meaning of Forever Project. While the outward focus of our book will be on taking comfort in knowledge that our loved ones continue after physical death, we know that by taking this wisdom to heart, we can also release the innate fear of our own eventual deaths. And, as Pitstick says, this is when we find the freedom to truly live.
In the weeks to follow, Joan will be reviewing and summarizing a number of books in which people who have had near-death experiences describe other-worldly encounters of great beauty and comfort–and, how those experiences have affected the way they have chosen to live the rest of their physical lives.
In that spirit, The Meaning of Forever Project is also accepting stories about near-death experiences, particularly those that can show how the experiencer’s view of grief has changed because of it.
You can find out more about Dr. Mark Pitstick and his book Soul Proof on his website.
For more about the ever-growing list of materials Joan and Ruth are compiling, please visit The Meaning of Forever Project Home and Resources pages.
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