"As I became aware of the vastness of infinite life and possibilities existing beyond me the more unimportant and insignificant the small chapter of my life became; until I was finally able to break free from the walls of the repetitive story of “me” and “why me?” that I had created. That very day a lifetime of depression simply ended, and has never come back."

Ingrid Honkala, Ph.D.



This autobiography reveals how after having a near death experience at the age of two, the first glimpses of heaven were revealed to me and the doors that allow me to communicate with Beings of Light were opened. Since then a myriad of experiences that many could call as mystical and perhaps impossible have crossed my path. However the Beings of Light have made it clear to me that I am not here to convince anyone about anything but to be a giver of light.


To accomplish this purpose I have been guided through an amazing journey of unimaginable challenges, awakenings and miracles where along the way I became the vehicle to help others to rise up from some of the deepest states of hopelessness and bring them back to life. Through helping others I was also able to become aware of my own shadows and overcome them as well. For all of this I am forever grateful. So I want to continue awakening, growing and giving anything I can to anyone that is open to listen.

This is what our beautiful readers have to say

After being chosen to be among the first to read from the pages of this amazing book, I felt so thankful and incredibly blessed. An overflow of emotions were set loose inside me, I too began to resolve the question, "Why me?" for I was in the presence of greatness.  

Donnell Lewis

Every single advice that I had received from Dr. Ingrid Honkala has been a blessing in my life. Her life experiences have been my guidance and now she has the opportunity to share them with others through this amazing book. I hope this book awaken others as it has done for me. Thanks to this book and her teachings I have learned to see the light behind every hardship and live a life of pure Joy!

Lily Torija

Brightly Guided Life is a must read for anyone interested in the mysteries of life after death. It's a remarkable story recounting the existence of divine souls and how they can connect with and comfort beings on earth. It delivers a great sense of mindfulness and reinforces the idea that we are spiritual beings living temporary human lives. This book will bring you closer to your inner self, open your mind, and reassure you that there is something very tangible beyond this human life. 

Holly Garvin

I love Dr. Honkaka's book. It has made clear to me that the script is already written and all we need to do is to stop trying to control every aspect of our lives and simply relax. I already walk with love and peace in my heart, now I will start to let go of fear, because I now know that everything is going to be alright!

Mary Marlow

I just finished your book "A Brightly Guided Life". I loved it. Thanks for sharing your life with us and your spiritual insights. God's love and light emanates from you. Though we all have different spiritual paths you bring out so many universal truths bringing to mind many scriptures that have guided and lifted me up. What a beautiful and powerful story. God continue to bless and guide you, David and Michael!.

Dear Ingrid, I received the gift of your book, while it was free on Amazon a few days ago and read it all within two days. I am speechless with gratitude. Every detail of your life has been different from mine, but the inner struggle has been exactly the same. I felt as though my own guides were speaking directly to me, through you. Ala K'in.


Dear Dr. Honkala, I just read your book. I loved it. Not only did you tell us about both your amazing experiences with the Divine/Beings of Light, but you have taught us so much about faith, persistence, self-love, forgiveness, etc. Thank you for sharing your story and the obstacles that you overcame.

Sona Gore Bhatnagar

The book teaches us that "enlightenment" (or any other name we want to give it) is not necessarily a one-way process. There are stepbacks, pauses, doubts. And then, all of the sudden, we are back on our journey. I loved it. Thanks Ingrid.

What a great book by a beautiful soul! Ingrid shares her life's journey starting with an NDE at a very young age to her becoming a mother, wife and teacher. Her honesty and humility along with her life changing lessons sets this book apart from other NDE books that I've read. Ingrid's journey didn't stop with her NDE, it propelled her to seek understanding the best she could at the time through many different traditions and techniques. Ultimately in the end, she discovers as most enlightened souls do, is that we are all Love and only Love is real.
I highly recommend this book!.

Tony Lanham

What a true inspiration she is.❤ Also if you are grieving she gives you so much comfort,

a true angel to help others.

Catherine Holten

Yes Brilliance, is how I define you. You have captivated and awaken my spiritual senses from one page to the next and I truly thank you from the bottom of the core of my heart.

Donnell Lewis




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