There’s More to Life Than This


Hold on, kids because we’re about to get spiritual! Now, if you’re like me, your parents or guardians told you growing up that you should NEVER talk about religion or politics with acquaintances!! It’s just out of the question. And for me, it still is…but not today!

I recently started reading “There’s More to Life Than This” by the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, and I’ve got to say, she’s completely pulled me in and I’m fascinated. First of all, I love her show and believe that the gift she has (talking to those that have ‘crossed over’) is real, so I don’t feel the need to question the stories or descriptions that she’s written in her book.

The truth is, I’ve never been a religious person. My mother grew up in a very Catholic home and my father’s mother and family had a high respect for God, but I’ve never read a single sentence in the Bible, and I can’t really tell you much beyond who God, Jesus, and Mary are, but I’ve been compelled recently to discover that “religious side” of me that I’ve never dived into.

Basically, there are a few things we need to understand regarding when we die and I’ve listed them below. According to Theresa:

  1. When we die, our soul leaves our body and is greeted by our loved ones that have crossed over. We are almost immediately at peace.
  2. When we get to Heaven, we meet with our spiritual “guide” that has been with us throughout our entire life. Everyone has one. Here, we’re basically given a performance review. We watch what we’ve done in the physical world, but most importantly, we see how it affected the lives of the individuals who were on the receiving end of our actions. With your guide you talk about the life lessons you learned while on Earth, how you did, and what your soul needs to do in order to grow and evolve.
  3. There are many different “levels” in Heaven and God is on the highest level. Your guides and God place you at a specific level based on how you acted in the physical world. You can either select to work on achieving higher levels and learning “life” lessons in Heaven, or, you can select to reincarnate and go back to Earth and continue to grow and learn those valuable life lessons. Sometimes, individuals even select to become guides or teachers on the other side once they have truly evolved and learned all of life’s lessons.
  4. If you select to go back to Earth, you more than likely won’t be reincarnated into the race, ethnicity, or even gender that you are now. Your body will be different. You may even have a physical disability. But, while you’re on the Other Side getting ready to start your new life, you can select (with the help of your spirit guide) who you become in order to help you learn those life lessons you missed in your previous life. For example, if in your previous life you made fun of individuals with disabilities, you may select to come back in your next life as someone in a wheel chair to help your soul grow and evolve.
  5. God and spirits don’t look a certain way. God is a massive white light with gold trim.

It all sounds completely ridiculous, but because I believe in Theresa, I almost feel that what she writes is very real. And if it’s false, I mean, she must have a lot of time on her hands to make up these elaborate stories! And, the book doesn’t stop there! She’s written so much about God and our loved one’s that I’m only half way done with the book and I’ve already learned this much.

However, one thing that I do want to address is in regards to my last post, soul mates. I originally didn’t believe in them, and I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around the concept. But, Theresa says that our loved ones continually live with us in our next lives. So, say you have a husband right now. Your husband will probably be your cousin in your next life. You might have such a deep connection with the cousin he’s become in your next life and not understand it, but that’s because your bond was so crazy great in this one! Theresa used an example that in her previous life, her now daughter was her brother that she saved from a burning building!

Now, you might be thinking, Granny Smith, you’re posts have been pretty great up until this point..why did you have to go and ruin the fun? I know, I know. This isn’t something that everyone likes to talk about and these ideas haven’t existed much before Theresa. But, I find it fascinating and I thought maybe you might too. After all, maybe her words give us something to believe in if we don’t believe already…

Granny Smith – over and out

12 thoughts on “There’s More to Life Than This

  1. I disagree with some of what she has stated in that book. It actually takes three days for you to “cross over”. The reincarnation aspect is not a choice, you cycle back until all of your earthly lessons are learned. However, I don’t think she’s doing anything other mediums haven’t done before. She is trying to educate people, but she’s just a bit too aggressive for my taste (Which is saying something since I, too, and a New Yorker!).

    This is a very sensitive subject, but since it’s a normal one for me and my family, I didn’t even blink when I saw this post. Of course, I’ve also studied this subject extensively, so for me, it’s less religious and more spiritual. Good post!

  2. i am a christian, but i have wondered about reincarnation. some times things are just to familiar. and i have a question about one things she said, what if your husband is still alive, and lives for another 60 years after you die, how would he be reincarnated into your new life.

  3. We all have our own beliefs, but none of us can ‘know’ what happens when we die. It seems more important (at least to me) to make the most of and learn the right lessons in this life, come what may. Peace.

  4. I think of these things from time to time, I mean, how can I not? I can only hope like crazy that there is more to life than just what we have here! It is mind boggling to think that when we die, it might just be a big nothing. I can’t even imagine that! I try to enjoy life now and really hope for the best later!

  5. This IS a very sensitive subject, and people get really weird about stuff like that…I have to say, I think it’s super funny that one of the comments here stated Theresa was wrong, it takes three days to cross over…? Hmm…I think we may have a little wiggle room for hypothesis, here. I LOVE this subject, personally, and I will tell you why…when I was a little girl, I had clear as a bell memories of past lives. As real to me as any other memory was. I didn’t understand why my family didn’t remember the things I did, when I know some of them were there-albeit, in totally different bodies. To me, this was of no consequence, it was just them when they had black hair and looked totally different, etc. It was scary for them, and upsetting for me. Now, my uncle and my mom absolutely believe in reincarnation. I, of course, can’t help but believe it. The memories have faded, but I remember remembering, if that makes sense. Now my little girl, who is three, has told me memories she has, on three different occasions, one of them yesterday. At least I know how to handle it. To me it is very exciting. it makes so much sense to me. Huh. I think maybe I should write a blog about THAT. Duh! Thanks! PS- I enjoyed your blog very much. There are so many wonderful books I can recommend if you are interested. You’d be amazed at how long this has been around. I am excited for you!

  6. Wow, really loved this post, especially all the points about Heaven. And I completely agree with meeting ‘past soulmates’ in our future lives. I always say to my partner ‘ I think we knew each other before’….

  7. When I was younger, I was more “in tune” with spirituality, the occult, paranormal, etc, so what I’m about to tell you is based on what I knew then & what I had experienced. The paragraph/statement made on soul mates ring true to me even from back when I was only 9 years old. I had realized then, that the people we come across in life now, are people we have had some kind of connection with in the past… A best friend could’ve been a sibling in a past life, a spouse could’ve been a relative, etc. By that age, I had discovered in great detail, a life I had once lived. You know how you get deja vu, where it feels like you’ve done something before in a similar place that you’re in now or what-not? Deja Vu acts as a glimpse into a past life you’ve had.

    We all have different beliefs, so I would never force mine down anyone else’s throat, all I’m saying is I greatly believe that people that come into our lives now, are people who have come into our lives in the past — no matter how minute the role is/was… and that deja vu is a window to the past, which tries to remind/show you that your time here is limited in the human sense, and that you are fast approaching or else have surpassed/bypassed a mile marker from your past.

  8. What a great synopsis…really makes you think. I know for sure I have met people the I “KNOW.” Thanks for stopping by my blog…I am happy that we connected 🙂 Blessitude…Lorrie

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