Blog - Death

Stumbling Toward a Theory of Everything

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 15, 2018 • 20 Comments

Stephen Hawking’s death yesterday felt especially sad to me. We saw him as trapped in a crippled body, but how much more tragic was the fact that such a great mind was for his entire life forlornly trapped in a crippled science! The simple explanation of his “theory of everything” is a tautology – gravity... Read More

Dealing with Grief

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 12, 2017 • 34 Comments

I hear from grieving people almost daily now. Their pain is often so raw that it is nearly unbearable to read their messages, and I realize that since I cannot feel grief myself I am handicapped in my attempts to help them. But I try! Grief is a process. It is composed of a number... Read More

When Children Die

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 07, 2016 • 26 Comments

(Adapted from an article published in the March newsletter of Helping Parents Heal, a wonderful source of support for bereaved parents. Go to for information and assistance. You are not alone.)   The death of a child may be the most painful experience that life can bring. For most, the grief is a process... Read More

Billionaire Victims

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 12, 2015 • 12 Comments

Some of the richest people on earth are spending their fortunes in search of ways to halt and reverse the effects of aging on our bodies, and to find a way to transfer human personalities to metal bodies so they can be earthbound for centuries. These wrongheaded notions are gaining steam; one recent article calls... Read More

Monty Materializes. And Speaks!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 23, 2015 • 13 Comments

One unfortunate complication of the Scottsdale Life in the Afterlife conference in September was my fault. In an effort to help to rectify it, I am going to give you a treat! Victor and Wendy Zammit of Sydney, Australia, are the world’s leading experts on the afterlife evidence. Their A Lawyer Presents the Evidence for... Read More

Ending the Great Stagnation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 22, 2015 • 2 Comments

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel warns us that science is in a period of what he calls the “Great Stagnation.” He frets that we are stuck in what he sees as a “culture of conformity” because “innovation depends on individuals who are willing to pursue unconventional, or even controversial, ideas.” Mr. Thiel, you are exactly right.... Read More

When a Child Dies

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 03, 2015 • 8 Comments

Last week I was on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. Beginning while the show was still on air, I received a wonderful flood of emails, so many that it took me two days and nights to answer them all. Most were questions or comments, but a few were heartbreaking stories. One of these... Read More

Pets in the Afterlife

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 25, 2015 • 298 Comments

If there is one question I am asked more frequently than any other it is whether ourcompanion animals are waiting for us in the afterlife levels. Some people lead with a personal challenge: “If my dogs can’t be there, I’m not going!” I understand how they feel. A heaven without our animal friends would not... Read More

The Importance of Forgiving Yourself

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 09, 2015 • 9 Comments

After my post on radical forgiveness I heard from people who said their toughest battle was forgiving themselves. Self-forgiveness is hard for many of us, perhaps because those raised in Christianity have been steeped in the pain of our inherent sinfulness. The afterlife evidence has some pretty important news for us on that score! But... Read More

Did Jesus Mean to Start Christianity?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 01, 2015 • 25 Comments

This Christmas brought more of the same old battle over whether Jesus was the founder of Christianity. It’s a spurious dispute. The fact that the Apostle Paul and not Jesus was the founder of Christianity seems incontrovertible to me. Jesus died before the religion began. Yes, he sent out his disciples to spread his teachings... Read More