“Your soul – not your consciousness or your ego – it is the very essence of who you are, so it governs every aspect of your living.” Lisa Williams
I have followed Lisa Williams on TV for a couple of years now. She is a medium clairvoyant who by her own words, “Talks to dead people”. Yes, I’m a fan. She has an incredible gift, which helps so many people who are experiencing grief in their lives.
I recently attended her show in Perth. During the evening, I watched her use that gift to pass on messages from loved ones. I was one of the lucky ones in the audience to receive a reading that night. It was incredible. So, I was really looking forward to the release of her latest book, The Survival of the Soul.
Unwrapping it eagerly, cuppa in hand I sat down and read. The next day I was finished. It often doesn’t take long to read a book on a subject, which captivates your attention. Information about where my son is likely to be I gulped in greedily in big chunks.
The Survival of the Soul is Lisa’s first foray into actual writing, as her first book, Life Among the Dead was a collaboration with a ghostwriter. This one is part of a series, called “Do you want to know everything?” Lisa’s well known tagline.
I enjoyed this book immensely, but I did find it challenging in parts. Not all of what Lisa writes is challenging. I totally believe in the afterlife. What I find challenging is the whole concept of a structured soul kingdom out there. However, it is something I have read and heard so many times. When I read Michael Newston’s book, Journey of Souls he talks of similar things. I coined his descriptions of the afterlife, a hierarchy of souls. I’m sure it is accurate, but it is just way outside of my life here and now.
The great thing with this book though is the clarification I received about my son. Not only his passing, but also the messages he has sent me. It all made sense to me, at last. How he protected himself from the impact of the crash. Why he visited all of his family shortly before his death. How he was able to give me a message when he was in a coma. Why I felt him more around me in the first few months after his death. Why he doesn’t come to visit me ‘in person’.
The Survival of the Soul is split into three parts:
Orientation: This is really setting the scene. Lisa discusses her background (her grandmother was a gifted medium) and takes us through her childhood and the progression of her gift into adulthood. She raises a number of topics exploring our barriers to visiting or receiving messages from a medium. This includes skepticism, religion and our fear of death itself.
Crossing Over: A near death experience gave Lisa a peek into the afterlife, something she shares with us here. We are given an understanding of what we might expect as we cross over from this life to the next…crossing through the veil. How as a soul we visit our loved ones on earth and how we detach from earthly ties. She describes the journey of the soul, soul connections and pathways available to us. It’s a fascinating account.
The Healing Journey: In the final part of the book, Lisa describes the soul journey through the afterlife. We are given a glimpse into the rooms we will encounter. We undertake an earth life review. What lessons have we learnt? How we have grown? What is our role in the afterlife? Will we return to earth?
“If someone close to you has passed on, know that he or she is with you and watching over you, ensuring that you are well.” Lisa Williams
It truly is Survival of the Soul.