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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU
Author: Mike Dooley
Publisher: Hay House
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
ISBN 9781401945565

Description of book

If the dead could speak, don’t you wonder what they would say to those of us they’ve left behind? What would they tell us to soothe our sorrow for their loss, calm our fears of what happens when we die, and fire us up to live the best possible lives we can right now? This book explores our most pressing and profound questions about the afterlife—and this life—from the fresh perspective of those who have made the transition to the other side. You’ll see that our loved ones are not lost to us; that we’re eternal beings who choose lifetimes based on what we’ll likely learn from them; and that nothing else can supercharge our adventure into time and space more than understanding what’s really going on.

In ten profound chapters, Mike offers an uncommon-sense interpretation of the world, how it works, why we’re here, and the heights we can reach during our time in space. Each chapter ends with a letter from someone recently departed who relays stunning revelations and insights gained since their transition, including:

  • We were “ready”; you are not.
  • We’re sorry for any pain we may have caused.
  • There’s no such thing as a devil or hell.
  • Religion needs spirituality; spirituality does not need religion.
  • In spite of all appearances to the contrary, life truly is fair.
  • You can program your own major life transformations.
  • Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of the moment you arrive.
  • Your pets are just as crazy, brilliant, and loving here as they were there.
  • You’re simply adored, “sins” already forgiven, bathed in love, living in a world that even now spins in the palm of your hand.

About the author

Mike Dooley is a former PriceWaterhouseCoopers international tax consultant, turned entrepreneur, who’s founded a philosophical Adventurers Club on the Internet that’s now home to over 600,000 members from over 185 countries.

His inspirational books emphasizing spiritual accountability have been published in 25 languages and he was one of the featured teachers in the international phenomenon, The Secret.

Today Mike is perhaps best known for his free Notes from the Universe emailing and his New York Times bestsellers Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams and Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life’s Magic. Mike lives what he teaches, traveling internationally speaking on life, dreams, and happiness. Find out more at

Some excerpts:


Happily, everyone gets to think as they please; doubly happy, your “positive” thoughts are at least 10,000 times more likely to manifest than your “negative” ones. Get this! Your life is proof! How else can you explain the fact that you worry a lot, often focus on what’s not right, and still have more dreams come true than nightmares? You are like a tidal wave of love and joy rolling through eternity, supernatural and boundless, who’s arrived in time and space just briefly to check things out. Nothing can change who you really are, not a bad day, week, or year; no setback, heartbreak, or violation. You will roll on, rise above, and lift off—it’s your very nature. There is no “maybe,” “not sure,” or “hope so.” You are unstoppable, fun-loving, born to succeed, pure, eternal God energy. This is what the “dead” want you to know so you can do what you came to do: live your life to the absolute fullest.
Excerpt from The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU

A message from our pets!

Your furry friends, former and present, are your playmates and teachers and are one of the many ways you can say that “God” reaches deep into your physical corner of creation to open your heart and mind. They are angels with paws, beaks, gills, and tails. Your pets once existed for you; now they exist because of you. That you loved them raised their vibration, and even as you read these words their spirit soars and lives on. The funny ways and silly habits that endeared them to you are their trademarks, bringing laughter and smiles wherever they continue to go, as well as an extra special gift to those so in need . . . a little bit of you. Your compassion and love are now part of them and will be forever more. They couldn’t be prouder, happier, or more eager to lick your face again, wag their tails, purr their little hearts out in your warm lap. Yet they’re wise enough to know of that day’s inevitability, as are you. In the meantime, they play, heal others, expand, and become more as they patiently await your homecoming, which is exactly what they wish for you to know . . . and do. ~ Excerpt The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU

My views  [rating=3]

When I saw NetGalley offering this book in exchange for a review I just had to get it. That’s because I’ve been getting Mike Dooley’s ‘Notes from the Universe’ in my inbox for years now. Yes, the Universe actually sends inspiring messages via Mike Dooley! 😉 These have been great pick-me-ups for me on some ‘down days’ in the past.

The book started out from a note from the Universe and then Mike decided to take the idea forward and write a book. For some reason, I found the book heavy to read, although I agree with the premise of it and many of the ideas that Mike has explored in it. Perhaps, I was not ready to read the book at this time. However, I can see how it can appeal to people who are struggling with the loss of a loved one.


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One Comment

  1. Vishnu Vishnu October 13, 2014

    Thanks for sharing Corinne. Sounds like a very interesting book with a very unique perspective. Things we would never have thought about until we were dead but it’s a book about how to live so we’re not dying every day. And if death is in fact how Mike Dooley says it is, can’t wait to get there:) Love the notes from the universe concept and going to check out his blog and the universal notes. I will be looking out for this book to give it a read – thanks for this write up again Corinne.

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