Already Here: A Doctor Discovers the Truth about Heaven by Leo Galland

Already Here: A Doctor Discovers the Truth about Heaven

by Leo Galland


Blurb from Goodreads: 

Already Here tells of the death of Leo Galland’s son, Christopher, at the age of 22; the direct visual evidence Christopher showed him that our souls do go on; and the communications he received from Christopher’s spirit that dramatically changed Leo’s understanding of life and its meaning.

In life, Christopher was a brain-damaged special needs child who challenged everyone he knew with his unpredictable behavior and uncanny insights. After his death, he revealed to Leo the real purpose of his life, as a spiritual guide who taught others by confounding their assumptions and expectations. And he began to share with Leo a new perspective on everything from the nature of good and evil to the concept of timelessness—“God’s moment”—to the notion that the universe is, fundamentally, an act of love.

Christopher’s wisdom was revealed to Leo over the course of a year, coalescing into three themes, which Leo calls the Gift of the Opposite, the Gift of Presence, and the Gift of Timelessness. Leo quickly came to realize that these gifts were not for him alone: they contain ancient wisdom, held sacred in many traditions, that Chris intended him to share with others. He wrote this book, under Chris’s direction, to do just that.

Already Here presents a unique dialogue in which an analytical, scientific mind tries to comprehend truths from another plane of existence—one that, nonetheless, is inseparable from our own. Chris describes Heaven and Earth, spirit and matter, as unified opposites that cannot exist without each other and cannot be separated from human consciousness. The book takes its title from Christopher’s final message to Leo, in which he describes Heaven as an “eternal present” where everyone is together, even those of us still living earthly lives. “Lighten up,” Christopher says to his father. “You’re already here, you know.”

My thoughts on this book:

I found this book by accident after looking up natural heartburn treatments for a family member. As I was looking at the author’s other books, I found Already Here and knew I had to read it. I’ve always had an interest in the afterlife and spent my free time studying NDE’s when I was in college. The subject fascinates me.

In this book, author Dr. Leo Galland writes about his son Christopher before and after his tragic death. Chris was a brain-damaged, special needs child from birth. He was special and challenged everyone he met with his behaviors, including family, friends, and teachers. When Chris passed away it was totally unexpected and out of everyone’s control. That day, Christopher’s spirit revealed itself to Leo and Chris’s mother Christina.

As time goes on, events take place that convince Leo that Chris is still very present. Leo has encounters with him and this book is basically a memoir about everything he learned from Chris that explains Christoper’s life along with Heaven, Earth, spirits, and how they all connect. Leo learns about the Gift of the Opposite, the Gift of Presence, and the Gift of Timelessness and shares all of these experiences with readers.

“The Universe itself is an act of overwhelming love.”

He also shares thoughts about transcendence after death and how we can exist when our bodies are dead. All of these experiences brought Leo to a better understanding of life and why we’re here. He shares how he applies it in his life now.

“Heaven and Earth are unified opposites that create God’s moment.”

I ended up picking this up on Audible and wish I would’ve grabbed the physical book or at least the Kindle version instead. I really needed to take notes and ended up writing a lot down as the book requires deeper thought than what I could give and because of that, I had to pause frequently. I did appreciate that it’s narrated by the author himself though.

People tend to be dismissive when it comes to thoughts on the afterlife, especially when they haven’t had experiences themselves. They hear the stories, but they don’t see the evidence. I personally found Leo Galland’s story compelling and it made total sense to me. It’s extremely thought-provoking and the book required deeper thought than what I expected, but I enjoyed it in the end. I loved reading about Christopher and wonder what it would’ve been like to know him. I’m really happy to have found this book and highly recommend it.


Find this book on Amazon and Goodreads:

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc. (February 13, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401954162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401954161

You can see an interview with Dr. Leo Galland here from Inspire Nation:

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Thanks for reading my review of Already Here. Have you read this book? What are your thoughts on the afterlife? Please feel free to share.

❤ Mischenko


20 thoughts on “Already Here: A Doctor Discovers the Truth about Heaven by Leo Galland

  1. I didn’t, it sounds like an amazing book. I don’t normally read non-fiction other than food Memoirs, but this one struck a chord. I had a cousin who lost both of his children within two years, both in car accidents. To say he was devastated is an understatement. He started looking into near-death experiences and the afterlife after his kids died and he experienced both of their spirits. I think regardless of if you believe in that or not, the idea of communicating with those we love who have passed on is very emotional and touching. Lovely review as always.

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    1. Vanessa, I’m so sorry to hear that. That’s just heartbreaking and I can’t imagine what that must’ve been like for your family. How amazing that he was able to connect with them though. I personally have never had spiritual connections with loved ones, but I don’t doubt that they’re genuine. Thank you for sharing. ❤

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  2. starjustin

    Wonderful review Jen! I plan on reading this too. I really enjoy hearing and reading about other people’s experiences on this subject. I personally have a great deal of faith and believe in the here after.

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    1. I think you’ll be happy you did. It’s very touching and a book I’ll never forget. I have no doubt, I’m buying a physical copy for sure. I know I’ll want to refer back to it. Can’t wait to hear what you think about it! ❤


    1. Thank you, Jennifer, I agree with you. I have family members who have had these experiences, but I have not. I’m always so fascinated when hearing people tell their stories. It seems that most times they say that they are no longer afraid of death and know where they’re going. Amazing. ❤

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  3. I have not read this one Jen, but have read another and it was very thought provoking. I definitely believe in the afterlife and I will find out what it is about when I get there. I recently watched the movie, I Can Only Imagine and it made me think, I have not had any experiences with spirits but enjoy hearing about those that do. Wonderful review. I had not heard of this book, but will see if I can get my hands on it.

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    1. I haven’t seen that movie, but one of my favorite songs by MercyMe has that title. Wondering if they are connected? You’ll have to let me know if you end up reading this one, Carla! I hope you like it if you do. ❤

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  4. I got goosebumps from the title alone and by the time I finished reading the synopsis and the blurb I swear the hairs on my skin were standing at perfect attention! Lol
    What an amazing story to tell.


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