A Near Death Experience Survivor’s Story and
Inspirational Guide to Living and Loving Life
Taking Heaven Lightly became an immediate best-seller following its publication earlier this year. The launch was attended by many luminaries including H.E. Kevin O’Malley, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. It achieved extensive coverage on national T.V., radio and print media.
Each and every one of us is more powerful than we can begin to imagine. Roisin Fitzpatrick discovered this in 2004, when without any warning, she suffered a life-threatening brain haemorrhage. In this ground-breaking book, Róisín Fitzpatrick takes the reader on her remarkable journey. While in the ICU of Beaumont Hospital, she felt herself being drawn out of her body and enveloped in a radiant light. There, in a blissful experience of the afterlife, she had the most extraordinary transformation of her life. Her discovery – that “Heaven” lies within each of us, that we are pure love and always at one with the eternal light – changed the course of her world. Róisín went on to make a full recovery by integrating this newfound understanding into her daily existence.
Róisín calls this her “near-life experience” because it has given her the freedom to truly live life. Knowing that we are all more powerful than we can begin to imagine when we choose to connect with this eternal light, she encourages the reader to embrace this precious gift of life by asking the question: are you living your best life now? By looking at all aspects of our lives, most especially our challenges with health, careers, family, bereavement or financial issues, she provides an inspirational guide with simple yet powerfully effective practical exercises to provide ways for the reader to become empowered.
Róisín also seamlessly weaves her near-death experience (NDE) with the eternal light – solassíoraí– of our ancient Irish myths and monuments, shining a light on our past, present and future. She shows how we can all connect with this light to enhance our daily lives, and develop a deeper connection to a sense of peace and unity beyond the physical realm. Her near death experience has been validated by
Dr. Bruce Greyson, one of the pioneers and medical experts in this field in the United States for over 40 years.
“A remarkable book that is unique in the annals of its kind . . . a love story in the most sublime sense”, commented Dr. Bruce Greyson, co-editor of The Handbook of Near Death Experiences.
Integrating her passion for sharing the beauty of the eternal light, with her business skills from her degree at Trinity College and former professional career at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Róisín has become an internationally successful visual artist. With over ten exhibitions in the U.S., including artwork on permanent display at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, her work has received great critical acclaim – WSJ, Forbes, Washington Post, Irish Arts Review, and The Irish Times with endorsements from Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Taking Heaven Lightly is her first book.