13.10.14

The Afterlife of Billy Fingers - True Story

Book Review

Have you noticed the book, The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, as you’ve been scrolling through social sites, or even when checking out book recommendations of others? Do yourself a favour, buy it or borrow it - read it!

Call it coincidence or synchronicity (everything happens for a reason), but when something keeps drawing your attention, the chances are, you are being guided.

I’m an avid reader of so many genres, but I’ve held a lifelong interest in anything pertaining to spirituality; that lifelong quest to understand, ‘why we are here’. But, I don’t just read anything I notice on the subject. Over the years I’ve learnt how to differentiate between reading for general information or pleasure, and reading because I’m being led to do so.

That’s how it was for me when I kept noticing the book, ‘The Afterlife of Billy Fingers’.  I wrote a short review after reading it: - Another great book on the subject of life after death. If you are a sceptic, even after reading others, this one may make things clearer. Easy to read and relatively short, and of course, worth every cent (& more). I read the Kindle edition.’

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Amazon (description):

‘In 2004, bad boy Billy Fingers Cohen, a homeless small-time drug dealer and addict in a state of drug induced euphoria ran into a busy intersection and was killed instantly by a speeding automobile. He left behind a grieving sister. For weeks she struggled with grief and tried to make sense of Billy's seemingly wasted life and tragic death.

A few weeks after his death, William Cohen, aka Billy Fingers, woke his sister Annie at dawn. 'I'm drifting weightlessly through these glorious stars and galaxies and I feel a Divine Presence, a kind, loving beneficent presence, twinkling all around me.'

Billy's ongoing after-death communications take his sister on an unprecedented journey into the bliss and wonder of life beyond death. Billy's profound, detailed description of the mystical realms he traverses, the Beings of Light that await him, and the wisdom he receives take the reader beyond the near-death experience. Billy is, indeed, as Dr. Raymond Moody points out in his foreword, explaining the phenomena we've known about since ancient times, an afterworld walker.

A fascinating page-turner filled with wisdom, humour and hope, The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, will forever change your views about life, death and the hereafter.’

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10 Quotes:
  • ‘Life is filled with illusion, pretending to be the truth.’
  • ‘Humans make stuff up, and then they believe it.’
  • ‘Inside everything, there’s an energy, an inmaterial material called love.’
  • ‘Tune in to everyday miracles – seeing, hearing, walking, talking and breathing.’
  • ‘You are not just a human who walks the earth, you are a soul.’
  • ‘As soon as you die, there are wise, kind, super evolved beings whose loving custody you are now in.’
  • ‘We signed up to do this dance together before we were born.’
  • ‘You can’t judge the true value of anyone’s life, including your own.’
  • ‘When life is joyous, the light will be there. When there is hardship, the light will also be there.’
  • ‘Even though I’ve left the earth, you haven’t really lost me, have you?’

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Links :
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: Interview with author Annie Kagan http://www.soullove.com/interview-with-annie-kagan-author-of-the-afterlife-of-billy-fingers/
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: Official website, including videos. http://www.afterlifeofbillyfingers.com/
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/AfterlifeBillyFingers?fref=ts
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: Amazon (just type in your search there). I’m on the Au (Australian) site, plus I bought the Kindle edition, so I don’t wish to confuse anyone with that link.


I hope you read it…

~ Jan

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21.3.12

Fun Theory Recipe



Take a pinch of psychology; a dash of technology, and a handful of creative thought, and you’ll end up with the recipe for the 'fun theory' initiative from Volkswagen. 

The purpose of the initiative: To change people’s behaviour for the better by making something simple – fun! The resulting entries proved that people’s behaviour can be changed for the better by making things, fun; from walking up stairs to putting garbage in the bin, and many others.

The videos below are only two of the entries and the website has several more. They are such simple but clever ideas, which proved to have very successful results.
See for yourself:- The Fun Theory (website).






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1.2.12

10 Attitude Quotes




You can always change an attitude.


‘There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.’ -  Phyllis Bottome

‘There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.’ - Aldous Huxley 

‘If Joan of Arc could turn the tide of an entire war before her eighteenth birthday, you can get out of bed.’ - E. Jean Carroll

‘Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.’ - Irving Berlin

‘Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.- Carl Jung

‘The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.’ - Mark Twain

‘Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.’ - Lou Holtz

‘Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.’ – Kazantzakis

‘You are the most important asset you have; treat yourself accordingly.’ - Lucy MacDonald




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6.8.11

The Law of Attraction - Helpful Links



Many people first became aware of the Law of Attraction in 2006 with the release of The Secret film and best-selling self-help book written by Australian, Rhonda Byrne. The Secret reveals that the universe is governed by a natural law called The Law of Attraction, and the overall principle of the Law of Attraction is based on the concept that ‘like attracts like’; that positive or negative things manifest in your life according to your positive or negative thoughts and feelings:- You attract whatever you think and feel!

To elaborate a little more: - Every piece of existence is a form of energy, which is arranged in a specific way through the vibration and density of energy particles. And through these energy particles, matter is created. Examples of this are steam, water and ice. So, depending on the arrangement, vibration and density, energy becomes matter in many different forms. Now, here’s the connection with the Law of Attraction; ‘thought’ is considered to be - energy!

According to The Secret, positive thoughts and positive feelings create life-changing results; increased wealth, health and happiness, while negative thoughts and negative feelings attract – negative results! The Secret book reached the top of the New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for 146 consecutive weeks, and continues to frequently appear there. There is no secret that The Secret received a great deal of criticism due to the claims that it gave false hope and only served to line the pockets of those that promoted it. However it was a book which made many people start to – think!

In writing The Secret, the author Rhonda Bryne, was largely influenced by The Science of Getting Rich (1910), written by Wallace D Wattles (1860–1911). Wattles was a ‘New Thought’ American author, who studied the writings of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegal and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He recommended the study of their books to his readers who wished to understand what he characterized as ‘the monistic theory of the cosmos’. Wattles claimed to have discovered the truth of New Thought principles and put them into practice himself.

Napoleon Hill (1883 - 1970) was another American author who became known as one of the earliest successful producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. His most famous book, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time, selling over 20 million copies at the time of his death in 1970. Hill became an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 – 1936. One of Hill’s most famous quotes is: - ‘What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve’.

Hill’s greatest influence in writing Think and Grow Rich was through the bidding of Scottish-American industrialist, businessman and entrepreneur, Andrew Carnegie (1835 – 1919). Carnegie led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century, and was known as one of the most important philanthropists of his era. One of the most powerful men of that time, Carnegie strongly encouraged Hill to further study, interview and write about the characteristics of the most well-known achievers that Hill had mentioned in his earlier book, The Law of Success.

In more modern times, The Secret book, and the teachings of Abraham (Esther Hicks) are two very popular forms of learning about The Law of Attraction. However, while The Secret is proposed by many to focus detrimentally on material gain, the focus of the ‘sometimes very controversial’ teachings of Abraham is on understanding The Law of Attraction to benefit every facet of life. Esther Hicks is an American inspirational speaker and best selling author, who presents workshops and has extended literature and audio downloads on the Law of Attraction.

There are many other examples of the teachings of The Law of Attraction available, which may not always be clearly labelled as such. The above examples are those that I have found helpful, continue to study, and share quotes from. Understanding and following The Law of Attraction fully is rarely a ‘quick’ transition for most; although there are many (and not only the famous and wealthy) that have succeeded. For true wealth should not be measured in monetary terms, but in the amount of - joy felt within!

I leave you with the quote: – ‘nothing changes – if nothing changes’!

Links to Law of Attraction literature and audio (Amazon) :-


    Wishing you success, but above all - happiness!

    ~Jan


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