Research Report on the Procedure
A study of the first 22 people who used the procedure is available. The research report in Acrobat contains excerpts from participants’ journals describing their afterlife connections.
Explanations of Self-guided Afterlife Connections and More Journals
More detailed explanations of Self-guided Afterlife Connections, used by anyone by who logs onto this website, are available at afterlifeconnections.org. More journal entries from participants who have had Self-guided Afterlife Connections are also available there.
The Sanctity of the Connections
The focus of AREI activities is always, foremost, on the individual person and the sanctity of the connections with loved ones. You are striving to have an experience that will be uplifting and life-changing for you. We honor the sanctity of that sacred experience. While we do have procedures to follow, we want to emphasize that if you go through the experiences, your connection, growth in understanding your eternal nature, and reduction in your grief are paramount.
What to Expect
Not everyone will be able to make the connection through these methods. You will be able to communicate in some way, but it may not be through mental work. Your loved one will try to connect in other ways if these aren’t workable. You might have a session with a mental medium, or you may notice that lights go on and off at times meaningful to you and your loved one, or a song meaningful to you and your loved one may come on the radio at special times. You must learn to accept communication in all forms, without doubts, and thank them for coming to you. Hopefully, the procedure you’ll be going through will be one of the ways you can connect.
The procedure isn’t simply a one-time experience. It is intended to teach you how to make the connections and enhance your experience by learning to become better at using it. As such, the process of learning to use the procedure is a training program. You will have to be patient with the process and have the conviction that your loved one wants to communicate and is working at it on his or her side of life as strongly as you’re working at it on this side. It may take time to get the conditions right to have a meeting of your minds. Be patient.
Strong Grief and Negative Emotions
There are also conditions or feelings that won’t create problems for you, but may reduce or eliminate your chances of success. Just be aware that you might not be ready, but you may be ready at a later time.
The most limiting conditions are profound grief and negative emotions such as guilt and anger. You will always grieve, but your grief must be at a point at which it isn’t so deep you aren’t functioning well. It shouldn’t still be mixed up with anger, guilt, and other emotions that affected you so strongly in the months right after the passing. You’ll know if your grief is too great if you break down often while you’re trying to go through the procedure. For some people, it likely will take at least a year after the passing to engage in these experiences.
However, you decide whether you’re able to spend time focusing on your loved one and reliving memories. If that causes such grief that you are really disturbed after the session, wait until your grief has stabilized.
When to Stop the Procedure
You decide whether your grief is stabilized enough that you can go through the procedure. During the procedure, if they are extremely disturbing for you or give you more grief after a session, stop. You’re not ready yet.
Whether you stop the process when you feel grief depends on your mental condition. If you have feelings of suicide or the grief leads you into a long-term depression or the grief brings up images of trauma or other disturbing images, then stop. You must take care of those feelings before going on. That means you need to be working with a psychotherapist. This procedure is not good if it leads you into psychological difficulties, and we can’t be responsible for anything that happens to you.
Fill Out the Registration Form
If you have not filled out the registration form, please do so now so you can continue to the training.