We Don't Die - A Skeptic's Discovery of Life After Death
#1 International Bestsller by Sandra Champlain
Below is the very first video I ever recorded. Before I wrote the book "We Don't Die" when I realized who I was and what I was meant to do.
Hi, thanks for visiting. What you read below may seem totally unreal and unbelievable. I can agree with you, although I experienced these things myself, to me it still seems impossible. However, not only are these experiences real, but I continue to meet others...doctors and scientists included...that confirm that "We Don't Die." Stay tuned in the coming months and I will be updating this site with the latest evidence that our souls survive our physical death. Read my story below....
My name is Sandra Champlain. A lifetime fear of death and dying led me to begin researching major world religions to find faith in "something" to alleviate my fears. During that time I heard world-famous medium & psychic, Doreen Virtue PhD, tell many audience members accurate details about their deceased loved ones. Always a skeptic, I chose to be personally trained by Doreen to know once and for all, if there is proof of life after death!
While attending her weekend course, I shocked myself that the names and faces that were coming into my "imagination" were actual details of the deceased loved ones of the people I was talking to. Here's an example: Doreen asked us to get a partner and we were going to learn how to "see" a deceased person. This was only practice "she said"...we weren't going to really do it. Knowing that I'm no medium and this stuff isn't real, I was free to take the coaching and do the exercise. So, I grabbed a partner and followed the steps. I closed my eyes and "created" a person standing behind her. This was easy for me, as I have quite an imagination. So, I created a man named Jan, from Denmark, who would be her mom's father, he had blonde hair, terrible wind-burned skin, a big gap between his front teeth and worked as a fisherman. He died from lung cancer and had the message to tell the mom that he watches over her and still loves her. My eyes were closed as I was rattling off this info to my partner, when I opened my eyes, she was crying. Folks, I got every detail correct about her grandfather!
During that weekend course I was accurate only about 50% of the time. The "people" I saw look no different than if I were to imagine a person in my thoughts. I truthfully think any of us can do this, when we quiet our mind and try it.
I left that weekend NO LONGER fearing death! However, what I did fear was people thinking that I'm now one of these "woo woo, psychic lunatics" so I didn't tell anyone. I was wrong so often in the course that I didn't want to try mediumship with anyone I knew. Much easier to do on strangers!
I continued my discreet search looking for tangible proof of life after death, I thought that someone, somewhere must have some advice for me! I found a bright-orange book, The Idiot's Guide to Communicating with Spirits, by "Spirit Artist" Rev. Rita Berkowitz. Rita is a minister of a "Spiritualist " Church. Spiritualism dates back over 150 years...Abraham Lincoln was a Spiritualist as well as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes. In Spiritualism, after the service, the ministers tell the congregation "who" (the deceased spirits) are around them! Reverend Rita is also an artist and throughout the book are pictures of actual deceased persons AND drawings of the people she saw in her mind's eye (please click here and check out these pictures) .
Rita invited me back the following Sunday, to hear some guest lecturers she thought I'd enjoy. The wife was the minister, the husband was the skeptic/scientist. Unless he could "prove" something, he didn't buy into it. He was out to prove "life after death" and gave a speech about Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVPs). The horror movie, "White Noise" had recently come out and many people were starting to inquire whether EVPs were real. He told us they were real, but only messages of "love or humor" come through, NOT scary messages like the movie shows! This man then told the congregation that both he and his current wife had children die in their previous marriages. He chose to try an EVP recording and left only a fan on in a bedroom and pressed the "record" button on a digital recorder. When he played the recording back here's what it said "Daddy, don't be scared, we're still here with you." I GOT GOOSEBUMPS HEARING THIS. It was clear, there voices were on there but they seemed mechanical.
At this point I tried to figure this out. Was this couple out to scam us? Was this a hoax? They didn't ask us for any money, so what were they trying to get out of this? My mind went to this thought..."what if they were the real deal and this was real? Perhaps I, Sandra Champlain, could use this and prove to people that life after death is real." They mentioned a book called "There Is No Death and There Are No Dead" written by Tom and Lisa Butler. The Butlers, retired Spiritualist ministers, have been recording EVPs for over 20 years.
So, I bought the book, bought myself a tape recorder and attempted to contact "the other side." Well, a little voice in my head kicked in that said "Sandra...if you hear a voice talking to you, it'll scare the _ _ _ _ out of you. You have no business playing around with this." The good, Catholic girl I am put the book and the tape recorder away.
Fast forward to October 2005. After an exhausting year cooking for the races, I wanted a weekend to myself. Remembering a retreat center in New York State, the Omega Center, I chose to check out their website. I felt surely they would have a course I'd be interested in. (The Omega Center offers various learning 'retreats' in a earth-friendly, woodsy, vegetarian, no-fuss environment). When looking at their website, you'll never guess who was giving a course the only weekend I could attend?? TOM AND LISA BUTLER speaking on ELECTRONIC VOICE PHENOMENA. I promise you I am not making this up! I felt drawn to attend this event.
October 2005, the weekend after Halloween I drove to the Omega Center. Cautiously and fearfully, I entered the classroom and met Tom and Lisa Butler along with a handle of participants, mostly people who had deceased children and were hoping to make some kind of contact with them. I felt the people here were safe and trustworthy and spent the weekend learning this art of "Electronic Voice Phenomena." We sat in a circle, said a nice prayer and all turned on our tape recorders. Then, we uploaded the recordings into Tom's computer and listened. We heard nothing but Tom and Lisa could hear names and messages to me from my deceased relatives. "There's a message here for your mother Marion" and, "There is a message to Betsy from Johnny your grandfather." They described that it takes a finely tuned ear to pick up these words, but after all the years they've been listening to EVPs, it was easy for them. I knew that this was real, but had to hear it for myself if I was to share it with others!
That Saturday night, alone in my cabin, with only the sound of raindrops falling, I began speaking to my deceased relatives. I imagined an aunt, an uncle and my grandparents by the foot of my bed. I spoke out loud to them, convinced I was talking to myself! I said "If this is real and I'm supposed to help people I need you guys to speak loud, so I can hear you!" I pressed record on my tape recorder and taped for only a minute. When I played back the recording, expecting to only hear the sound of my voice and the raindrops, a loud "Goodnight Sandra" in a man's voice followed by "Goodnight, Goodnight" in womens' voices and a final man saying "Goodnight" appeared on the recording!!!! I played it over and over and over. Sitting in fear and disbelief I started to question everything..."Are people always around me and I just can't see them? Do I have any privacy?" Then my mind went to "This is creepy, I'm scared and I don't think I want a part of this," but of course it was too late. My life was changed forever. I brought the recording into class that last day and Tom, Lisa and the other participants all heard it. Their lives were changed as mine was, as we knew that this was real. Our souls really do survive death.
During the past 5 years I haven't spoken much about this, although I've attracted many people to me that have lost a loved one. Courageously I share my journey and occasionally I've done recordings with people. Most of the voices are whispers, yet my ears are now accustomed to listen for them like the Butlers. To date I have worked with well over 100 people and that have heard messages from their loved ones.
As much as people want to hear a specific message, there is one message that is always heard and that is "I love you." Imagine being deceased living in a heavenly realm and watching those you love most suffering from grief. You now have the opportunity to say something. There are other messages for sure, but repeated, the words "I LOVE YOU" are whats communicated.
My goal with this website is to point you in the direction of experiencing that "We Don't Die."
Without the fear of dying, you will have no fear of living life fully! I believe life is an education for the soul, we are all here on earth to learn and we're here to love. We each have our own gifts to the world and my goal is for you to be who you were meant to be, love your life, and have a lot of joy and laughter and love on your journey.