"Proof of Heaven"... and the Power of Prayer

 " A  Single  Prayer  Moves  Heaven . "

~ Japanese Proverb




"Proof of Heaven" is a very thought provoking book.  I read it a few weeks ago and each chapter is fascinating.  Yet, I can't stop thinking about the segment where the author tells us he fell into the depths of despair after being informed he was to leave the Heavenly place.  Deeply saddened at his impending loss he absentmindedly observed what looked to be a sea of butterflies fluttering beneath him.  A closer inspection revealed that it was NOT a sea of butterflies at all but an ocean of prayers.  The frequency/vibration of the love, good thoughts and faith were delivering them from Earth to Heaven.  They served to immediately lift him out of despair and back into the happiness he had felt only when he was 'within the gates that housed the One.'

Reading this book impacted me profoundly... the butterfly scene especially brought an entirely new dimension to my own prayers.

  What a gift... to be given a glimpse of what our prayers look like on the receiving end!  

It is such a wondrous reminder of the power we each hold... recourse to prayer !  Yet... sadly... some individuals barely recognize they possess this power.   

During this hallowed and gracious season I felt a strong need to share this information with you kind souls who visit.

  As the kids and I used to pray when they were little (on the way to school each morning): "Thank you Lord for making the bad people turn into good ones... and the good people of this earth to have perfect wisdom, truth and understanding... and to take action with that truth, wisdom and understanding in a perfect way for all concerned."  

I give thanks to Dr. Alexander (a highly respected neurosurgeon) for having the courage and taking the trouble to share his amazing... after-life affirming... experiences with us via his book and media appearances.

Sending love and good thoughts to all for a blessed and happy Christmas and Holiday season.

Tracey and Family



La Table De Nana said...

I had never heard of him..just Googled and will keep this book in ind..
Tank You.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

You are so really an inspiring read. My father and I were listening to him on the radio last month when I was staying with him after his eye surgery. Of course I ordered the book and am so happy that I did. Now my Dad is reading it!

Lorrie Orr said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Tracey. Prayer is a powerful agent, indeed.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Thank you so much Lorrie...and the same to you and your lovely family!
Tracey xox

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh, wow. I have goosebumps. I was raised with the power of prayer. I think it is the best gift my mother gave me xox Clarice

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

P.S. Lorrie...I LOVED your post from the 18th on Light... it really hit home with me.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

You have a wonderful mother Clarice. She shines through you! How lucky to have been given such a gift.

June said...

Hi Tracey, I haven't read his book yet but I saw him on TV talking about his experience and it was wonderful.
I am fascinated by hearing other's experiences of death and coming back from it, so I must read his book.

I wanted to thank you for your loving comment and let you know that it meant so much.

I also want to wish you and your beautiful family a Merry Christmas and a New Year of JOY!

sending hugs...

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Hi Tracey,

Sounds like a book worth looking into!

I hope you and your lovely family have a really wonderful Christmas!

Can you believe the year is almost over!!

Solange Honorato said...

Hi Tracey,
I think this book is really inspiring. Saudades!Beijos

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Oops...Feliz Natal!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I will have to read this. I have read two similar books that have been free for the Kindle in the past few months.

Both were very believable as both men were given very limited access to Heavenly places since they would not be staying.

But both gave such an account of what they did see that it was profound, just imagining what God has for us someday.

Merry Christmas and many hugs to you and your family. :)

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Thanks so much Brenda...wishing the same for you and yours!
Yes, this was such a comforting and uplifting read. It offers such a beautiful glimpse!
I'd love to get the titles of the books you've read when time permits. This sort of reading leaves me hungry for more!

Hope you are enjoying your quiet that after the whirlwind of activity!

Sending love,
Tracey xox

children of Eve said...

A very Merry Christmas too you and yours!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Thank you so much Eve...wishing you and your family a blessed and happy new year!

Audra said...

I was given this book by a co-worker shortly after having to leave my job due to my health. I started to read it and was moved to tears in many of the areas because I could relate on an intense inter-personal level. After reading, I passed on to my sister who had just suffered a tragedy and she called me crying telling me how much this book changed her life. Thank you for showcasing Dr. Alexander's book, it is a blessing to have insight to his experience. Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. Btw...I am back to blogging again. :)

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

I felt the same way when reading it put it so well..."I could relate on an intense inter-personal level". Reading this books gives even more dimension to my long held belief that there is sooo much more than the physical world.
Sending love and good thought to you my friend@
P.S. So HAPPY to hear you are better and back to blogging!

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