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“Fra cielo e terra” (Between Heaven and Earth, is what the name of this blog might sound like in English) is not simply a non-fiction library addressing topics that are rarely dealt with in everyday life, such as the Afterlife and its various aspects: transition, what happens when we die, grief for the loss of a loved one and how to stay in touch with those who, for one reason or another, leave this physical plane before we do. It is not simply a series of books about how to find the best possible tools to keep in touch with them and tune in with the so-called Spirit World, not just occasionally thanks to some mysterious or unexplainable event, but because we choose to and know how this happens. As a website, “Fra cielo e terra” is also a dedicated space, a haven created for whoever is looking for ways to feel at ease with themselves and with everyday life, a data sorting centre designed to help readers and contributors to get in touch with other motivated researchers in these specific fields.
Over the last 25 years, the way I have found it easier to attain this goal is by exchanging suggestions about books I have personally found helpful, as well as message boards, professional mediumship training centres and any other resources that may prove helpful or practical or even simply able to trigger a sparkle of motivation or interest in walking along one’s own personal and unique path of research and discovery.
The topics this niche includes are several: they range from ways in which scepticism about supernatural topics can protect us from disappointments to the wide range of opportunities that a non-gullible open mind can offer us on our path; from the role that popular and potentially dangerous topics (such as the notion of linear-time reincarnation or that of earth-bound spirits) can play for a bereaved person to much simpler and genuine proven facts demonstrating that our personal identity is eternal and indestructible; from the way in which grief often compels us to take a break from this sort of research and requires a huge amount of patience with ourselves to the paralysing role that our cultural background may play in blocking and/or limiting our inborn potential to tune in with the Spirit World.
My key message for whoever may be interested in what lies beyond this life is that all of us, incarnates and disincarnates, whether we believe it or not, are made out of the same raw material, spirit, which is why death cannot break any bonds with those we fear we might have lost to death, but only reinforce them.
In my humble opinion, not acknowledging our spirit essence, simply because it is deemed strange or even morbid to take an interest in these topics, is a way of denying our very essence.