I received a Book Excellence Award!


I am incredibly excited to announce that I have been recognized as a Book Excellence Award Finalist for my book, Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Volume One: Volcanoes in the Death and Dying Category.

The book was released on October 2018 and is about a near death experience (NDE) I had during a sudden medical emergency back on Easter week-end in 2013.

Out of hundreds of books that were entered into the Book Excellence Awards competition, my book was selected for its high quality writing, design and overall market appeal. To view my complete award listing please click here.

This book is perfect for people who are struggling with the loss of a loved one or maybe questioning the existence of God and Heaven.

You can get a copy of Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Volume One: Volcanoes by clicking here.

Ask, Listen and be Watchful,

Shelley’s Volume Two: Butterflies Arrives!

Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Volume Two: Butterflies

I am trilled to announce the delivery of my second book in the three Volume series, Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus. Volume Two: Butterflies has turned out better than I could have ever imagined. 

There are 17 extraordinary stories from other authors in Volume Two: Butterflies, and a few of my own short stories as well. All of these writers have opened up their personal lives to share with us an event that has somehow changed their life. I feel extremely fortunate to have these people share their stories in this book. The art of story telling is both healing for the writer and the reader. For the writer it surfaces and releases all kinds of memories and feelings through the writing process. For the reader, it can trigger emotions and possible suggestions on how to handle something difficult in their life. It also places the reader in another world for a short period of time and engages us all in empathy and tolerance for our neighbour. 

If you purchased Volume One: Volcanoes and enjoyed my story you will certainly savour this next book in the series. If you have not yet purchased my first book it’s not too late. Here is the link for purchasing both books online. If you live in Melfort you can also purchase the books today at Melfort Spiffy Car Wash and as of Thursday, July 18th you can purchase them at Modern Flare, Home Hardware and Birds of Paradise Florist and Pet Supplies. If you live in Saskatoon, McNally Robinson has both Volumes and if you are in the Greenwater Provincial Park area, the Greenwater Park Store has them for sale. 

I’d love some feedback once you’ve read either one or both. Enjoy the rest of the your summer and I wish you all many blessings.

Ask, Listen and be Watchful,

**Shelley’s Book Launch – Get your tickets early**

**SHELLEY’S BOOK LAUNCH IS FAST APPROACHING**

Well, the day has finally come to announce the arrival of my first book in the three book series,

Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus

The Extraordinary Visions of an Ordinary Woman

 Volume One : Volcanoes

I have planned my book launch in Melfort for Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 pm and Friday, October 5th at 9:00 am, 2018. I have a keynote speaker coming to Melfort to give a presentation on Thursday evening at the Kerry Vickar Centre on his …

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Proof of Heaven 

A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife 

Eben Alexander, M.D.

He is bringing his partner Karen Newell with him and they will be teaching a mindfulness workshop on a form of sound meditation using sacred acoustics on the Friday morning. They have co-authored a book called, Living in a Mindful Universe.

I am hoping that the news of this keynote address, mindfulness meditation workshop and book launch event will peak your interest. Very seldom are we given the opportunity to have #1 New York Times Bestsellers in our community so I’m hoping that you will come out and enjoy these rare presentations.


PRICING BELOW

Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 PM – Keynote Address –

Dr. Alexander – Kerry Vickar Centre – Melfort – $41.00 + tax

 

Friday, October 5th at 9:00 AM –  Mindfulness Meditation Workshop – Karen Newell &

Dr. Alexander – Kerry Vickar Centre – Melfort – $54.10 + tax

OR

Purchase both Keynote & Mindfulness Workshop for $88.00 + tax

 

Books from all authors will be available for purchase at these events but to ensure

you get your copy for signing please pre-purchase you book(s) through the

Eventbrite site and then pick up your book(s) at the event. 

 

Information and Tickets: WWW.PROOFOFHEAVEN.EVENTBRITE.COM

 

Ask, Listen and be Watchful,

 

 

 

My Book Project – Nearing Completion!

I am filled with mixed emotions as I sit down to write this post. I’m full of gratitude for the opportunity to share my story. The love and support my family and friends have shown towards me from the onset of this project has me forever indebted. I’m sure there were many times over the past five years they would have wished I’d just stop talking about the spiritual side of life. There were many times I wondered what my life would be like if I never had the near death experience and the waking visions. Would my faith and spiritual belief be as strong as it is today? I highly doubt it.

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Happy Easter – Find Joy – Leave No Regrets

Five years ago on Good Friday I faced my inevitable mortality. The fact that I wanted to remain here on earth was no longer my option. All my begging, pleading and praying was done with good intension but all that remained was a fear of leaving this place without saying what needed to be said. I felt my life was about to be cut short and while I processed that terrifying thought, many regrets started to creep in.

Paint by Number – Darlene Garchinski

Today, I close my eyes and travel back in time, trying to witness the events of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday. As Jesus shared his final meal with his disciples that evening, did He feel the anxiety of death approaching?  He was God, made man. He was one of us, an equal, except without sin. He loved his family and friends the same as we do. He trusted his Father in heaven with His life. How many of us can fully let go and trust God with our lives? Jesus knew that His life purpose was to soften the hearts of the righteous and lift up the lowly. Did he know in advance all the suffering that he would have to endure so that we could be free of sin and guilt?

These and many more questions keep flooding my mind. How can I fully trust God is looking after me? How do I know that what I’ve been taught throughout my life is true and factual? There are many opinions and responses to the questions I ask. I believe that all of these answers are found through our conversing with the Divine Creator. When we can learn to trust like Jesus did so many years ago we will find resolution to any challenge we face. When we stop thinking with judgement and opinions and start looking deeper for the love that lies within each and everyone of us, we can start to trust more freely. The more you trust in a greater power the easier it is to live a joy filled life.

Upon waking this Easter morning, I was given the gift of another poem. Over the past few months I have been experiencing an inner calling that has me dropping whatever I’m doing at any given moment. These unexpected connections of spiritual writings that just show up in my thoughts totally unannounced have taught me that God is in every situation no matter how good or bad they might seem. Try to pay closer attention to the conversation that God is having with you. We all have a unique relationship with this masterful entity. We are all loved equally by this beautiful Parent. We are all given Divine signs to help keep us on our life’s course. The Creator wants all of us to share our joy with all walks of life with no strings attached.

His Cross

His cross that stood high on that mound,

was build with truth and Love’s surmount.

Through blood and pain our Lord was slain.

He carries us, giving ethereal gain.

 

He asked for nothing in return,

just hoping that we’d someday learn,

to live in peace and mercy’s way,

so all mankind unites He pray.

 

Put down your guards and let light shine,

we are made up of Love’s Divine.

Our ways can change just take the time,

open your hearts and stop the whine.

 

We have it all, to break and drink,

the bread of life, His blood we seek.

Raise up your glass with friends and foe,

tomorrow comes like long ago.

 

And in our turn, our last day peaks

the hour will rise, like fog does seep.

Now we will share, that last meal we’ll taste.

Has this made sense, this human race?

 

So do it now, cast doubt away,

bring this Savior into your day.

So when your turn is here to stay

with no regrets you’ll leave His way.

I hope your Easter was enriching and joy filled!

Ask, Listen and be Watchful,

Excerpt #15 – Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Shelley Zwingli

(Continued from Excerpt #14)

Branelle turns the television on and makes sure the volume is very low. The voices on the television are more than I can handle. Even the quiet volume is amplified. This extra disturbance is too much of a distraction for my already troubled mind and soul. I lay here a while longer, then ask her to shut the TV off. Branelle realizes that I’m struggling to relax so she suggests some deep breathing exercises. She thinks they might help unwind my tensed up body.

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Mercy – Needed More Than Ever

2016 – The Year of Mercy

There is nothing that you can do that can’t be forgiven. These are the words that ring through my essence daily, they were written on my soul during my 44 hour spiritual awakening back in April 2013. The Divine Source that I have come to know very personally since that experience has changed the way I look at forgiveness and mercy.

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Excerpt #14 – Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Shelley Zwingli

(Continued from Excerpt #13)

A Butterfly Vision

Branelle and I hash over the details of my last vision. We both are still puzzled with this whole ordeal. I ask her if she feels up to me describing another vision, she agrees. I close my eyes once more and the black canvas in front of me starts to come to life. This time all the little sparkly white dots slowly form and old weathered wooden deck. This deck immediately reminds me of the deck we have down by the water at the lake. It too is a deck that is unfinished and is weathered from the elements. This vision is in black and white, similar to the horse vision. A little butterfly slowly enters the scene. It has a small body and delicate wings and is doing a slow dance just above the weathered deck surface. It lands on the deck and remains there for some time.

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Excerpt #13 – Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Shelley Zwingli

(Continued from Excerpt #12)

No end in sight…

I ask Branelle to keep praying for me. Our hearts are heavy. With no end in sight of this experience ceasing this supernatural challenge is almost more than we can bear. I keep wondering, why is this happening to me? I keep willing it to stop. I do however notice that this journey is not just about me. It’s about the truth of an afterlife. What’s being shown to me is a teaching from our loving Guide. It’s revealing to me just how close the next life is. I have always hoped that heaven did exist. I just never imagined it could be so close to our physical existence.  I now know the beautiful reality of heaven is right here on earth. The veil that stops us from seeing heaven is very thin.  I’m also certain that our core being or soul has never had a beginning and it will never have an ending. We are made in the likeness of our Creator and in doing so we always have been and always will be in existence.

I think back to the previous night and take note of the visions that we’re shown to me. These visions were not all about my life here on earth. Some of them were scenes of someone else’s life. I’m also certain that all these visions when put together form a storyboard, this puzzle will make sense to me at some point on my journey.

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