LWStaff June 10th, 2008
Whenever we discover something that excites us and brings us joy, what do we want to do with this new discovery? We want to share it, right? What if you had made the grand discovery that death is a beginning, not an end? What if you had learned that we are never separated from our loved ones? And what if you knew that those on the Other Side continue to communicate with their loved ones on this side? Wouldn’t you love to share this with everyone? This is exactly what Judy Collier does in her book Quit Kissing My Ashes.
Judy received the phone call no parent ever wants to get. Her 26-year-old son, Kyle, had been in an automobile accident. When she asked how he was, she was told he was breathing. After two days in intensive care, tests showed no oxygen was getting to his brain, Judy and her husband, Jim, made the unbearable decision to take Kyle off life-support and donate his organs. Her life was shattered. She had no reason to get out of bed, no reason to exist. A life without her son was a life she didn’t want to live.
Judy did not come from a religious or spiritual background and, from her experience of two fortune readings at carnivals, she thought psychics were scam artists. She had never heard of after-death communication and had never searched for it after Kyle’s death. It came to her from strangers and world-renowned psychic mediums, Mary Jo McCabe, John Edward and James Van Praagh.
Through these sessions, Kyle introduced his mother to his new home, the spirit world. And he came through loud and clear. In Judy’s first session, Kyle thanked her for taking him off life support. What a comfort for her to hear this. And then he started letting his family and friends know he was still with them in hundreds of ways. Always an animal lover, it was perfect for him to use animals. Crows, possums, raccoons started appearing in his parents’ backyard. You may so, “So what?” but, you see, these animals had never before been seen in their yard in all the years they’d lived there.
The number 42 had been Kyle’s football number and was always special to the family. One day Kyle let his presence be known when his sister and brother-in-law had a simple lunch costing less than twenty dollars, but when the bill came, it was 42 dollars on the nose. Pennies began appearing dated 1996 – the year Kyle passed. Lights went on and off, the phone rang but no one was there, a radio would just come on playing a particular song that had great meaning, and many more. All this lets us see how these simple occurrences in our lives can be the communication we are seeking.
Every night before going to bed, Judy would kiss the urn containing Kyle’s ashes, and in a session with a medium, Kyle told his mother, “Quit kissing my ashes. I’m not in there.” This was such a sure sign for her because no one but her knew she did this.
Judy never planned on writing a book but the overwhelming evidence of life beyond death that kept coming her way brought her peace and comfort, and she knew she had to share her story so her blessing can become your blessing. She wants others to understand that love never ends; it only grows.
This is a book that answers the question, “What happens when we die?” This beautiful story of love and connection between two worlds is a true gift to the world and shines the light for all who read it.
You can get this book at www.amazon.com.