On the morning of January 3, 2016, Joe McQuillen’s life was turned inside out when he received a call that his son, Christopher, along with three of his friends, was missing. They had been at a friend’s lake house, celebrating the end of Christmas break from college. Sometime during the evening of revelry, the four young men jumped into a canoe, paddled out onto the icy lake, capsized, and drowned.
Christopher’s body was recovered first; the others over the next several dark days. Thus began a father’s remarkable journey through grief, awakening, discovery and acceptance as Joe, through mediums, research and, eventually, direct communication, navigated his personal bridge to “the other side.”
Tune into The Original Loretta Brown Show: Radio to Open the Heart, Heal the Soul and Awaken the Consciousness, Thursday, December 6th at 8 a.m. (repeats Monday, December 10th at 6 a.m.) to hear an amazing interview. Loretta Brown will sit down with Joe to discuss his life experience and the book that was born from that ordeal.
Joe’s first contacts with Chris occurred through a medium, via telephone. The messages were astounding and reassuring, but Joe wanted more; he needed to look into the face of the one talking and listening to his son. To be clear, Joe McQuillen is a not a flaky guy given to flights of fancy. He grew up a blue-collar kid from Buffalo, and he has done very well in several businesses. He is a solid citizen, happily married for 27 years, father of two other children…a family man and a guy’s guy, who, at 61, still plays hockey with his pals. He would rather have stayed ignorant of the spiritual world, but he did not have that choice. Joe’s journey through this heart-breaking event left him with the certainty of belief that we grow spiritually or we die.
The two will be discussing his book, My Search for Christopher on the Other Side. This is a book for all who have lost a loved one—especially if prematurely—and he hopes it brings you to the threshold of understanding and knowing that they are not gone.
Loretta Brown, owner of Reiki Oasis, has been practicing and teaching Reiki Energy Medicine, sound healing, intuitive Guidance, past life regression, meditation and psychic development since 1995. Born as a sensitive, Loretta always felt at home among the concepts of angels, spirits, fairies, energies, vibration, sound, music, devas, goddesses and God. However, it took years for her to understand not everyone had these gifts, and to figure out how to use them to help others navigate their lives in a more positive way. Now, she is dedicated to helping everyone discover their own gifts, resonate from the very center of their Being and live the joy-filled life they were meant to live. Loretta has traveled the world extensively, teaching and performing internationally, has studied with great spiritual teachers, and has spent years chanting, searching for truths, visiting sacred sites and learning the great mysteries. Her joy is sharing as a Teacher, Channel and Healer so you can renew, refresh, and re-member who you really are and why you are on the planet at this time. Loretta also offers Crystal Bowl Healing Concerts, Loretta offers in person one-on-one sessions, as well as workshops, skype and phone sessions.
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