The Light Between Us

The Light Between Us

Stories From Heaven. Lessons for the Living

Book - 2015
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * For readers of Proof of Heaven , the astonishing story of a woman with an extraordinary psychic gift--and a powerful message from the Other Side that can help us to live more beautifully in the here and now.

Laura Lynne Jackson is a wife, a mother, a high school English teacher--and a psychic medium. Where most believe an impenetrable wall divides the world between the living and the dead, Jackson sees bright, brilliant cords of light that pass through a barrier as thin as a sheet of paper. Her gifts tested and verified by some of the most prominent scientific organizations studying paranormal phenomena, Jackson has dedicated her life to exploring our connection to the Other Side, conversing with departed loved ones, and helping people come to terms with loss. In The Light Between Us, she shares her remarkable journey and the lessons in love she's learned along the way.

Jackson is just a child when she first realizes she is different from her peers. She has tremendous empathy and often finds herself overcome by the emotions of those around her. She has premonitions about friends and family members that leave her feeling helpless, sad, and confused. She confides in her mother--and learns that the gift runs in the family.

For twenty years Jackson leads a double life. By day, she teaches literature to Long Island high school students. At night, in private, she conducts readings that connect people with loved ones who have passed and imparts information with shocking accuracy and insight. And then one day, her two worlds become one and she comes to fully embrace her gift and her purpose.

Jackson writes with clarity and grace, using her unique perspective to address the eternal questions that vex us all: Why are we here? What happens when we die? How do we find our true path in this life? Here too are deeply affecting accounts of ordinary people reunited with their departed friends and family members--true stories of forgiveness and reconciliation that transcend the barrier between life and death.

The Light Between Us provides guideposts for living a rich and fulfilling life. In her beautiful worldview, Laura Lynne Jackson reminds us that our relationship to those we love endures across space and time; that we are all connected and invested in one another's lives; and that we are here to give and receive love selflessly. Her story offers a new understanding of the vast reach of our consciousness and enlarges our view of the human experience.

Praise for The Light Between Us

"A brilliant milestone marking our passage toward comprehending the deeper truths of our existence." --Eben Alexander, M.D., author of  Proof of Heaven  and  The Map of Heaven

"I read The Light Between Us with great joy, savoring the wonderful stories and messages of hope. It is a book filled with wisdom and love, exploring the deep bonds that keep us eternally connected to our soul mates." --Brian L. Weiss, M.D., author of Many Lives, Many Masters

"A spiritual game-changer . . . For those suffering a terrible loss, you will find peace and comfort in her story. For those who question the afterlife, you will become a believer." --Laura Schroff, author of An Invisible Thread

"Straightforward, unassuming, and profoundly generous . . . Brave, honest, and beautiful, this book is a treasure." --Mark Epstein, M.D., author of Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

"One of the most insightful and inspiring books about mediumship I have ever read." --Gary E. Schwartz, author of The Afterlife Experiments and The Sacred Promise
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780812998382
Branch Call Number: 133.91092 Jac
Characteristics: xix, 265 pages ; 25 cm.

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Jan 25, 2020

This is what you read if you can’t keep a straight face when someone starts talking about zodiac signs, Scientology, or the demons they saw clawing at them while on an ayahuasca trip. Okay, nothing is going to help you sit through a Scientology sales pitch. And we all have a sweet aunt who we’d do anything for that is never going to stop with justifications for unusual behavior by zodiac sign explanations.

I picked this book up after listening to this author on Chelsea Handler’s podcast. If anyone sees through bullshit, it’s Chelsea Handler. And this author wasn’t as woo-woo as my astrology-obsessed aunt. In fact, she seemed like someone I wish were in my family. I wouldn’t mind replacing a few of them, actually.

The book itself is shaped like a memoir: how the author became who she is, how she does what she does, what she does, and how she uses her special talent/gift/insight to help grieving families cope with a child’s death. It’s so well-written and the story so hopeful that I was swept up in all the mind-opening thoughts of other sides, what happens after you die, and communicating with people who are no longer alive. I couldn’t stop talking about what I was reading, using language that my family and friends could understand (Holy Spirit and sixth sense, for example, rather than more explicit talk of the “Other Side”).

This book changed me. It opened my eyes. It got me to question what I believe and why, and why not?

Most importantly, it got me to think of what I do in the big picture, like really big picture. Is this something I’d be proud of doing in a year? In ten? Is this something that I could put on my list of good deeds or will it be something I regret? If whatever I do comes back to me, would I want this coming back?

Rarely has a book made me a better person. This book really did.

ontherideau Jun 16, 2017

Fascinating ideas. A person doesn't have to believe all of them. Be open to the possibilities that may exist.

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