They Really Do Hear Us!

A few days after posting Karen’s latest after-death communication from Marcus, Messages Through Meditation, she phoned me to report an interesting development.

Before leaving for work that morning, Karen and Marcus’s Aunt were texting back and forth about the story, Messages Through Meditation, I recently posted on this site. This was only a precursor for what was to soon come.

Marcus

Marcus

May is Marcus’s birthday month. It will be the second year since his untimely passing that Karen will not be able to celebrate his birthday with him. Back in October of 2015, sadly, Marcus ended up taking his life when he lost his battle with bipolar depression. Although Karen has forgiven him, of course, her loss is still difficult.

On her way to work this particular morning, Karen was talking to Marcus in the car. More specifically, Karen was stating her displeasure of having to live her life without him in it. Well, she told me, she might have actually been yelling a little bit too, as she asked “Why?” You see… Marcus was the love of Karen’s life.

Upon entering the building, Karen approached her normally quiet office space, where music was blaring from her co-worker’s phone on Pandora. Not only was listening to any kind of music unusual there, even the genre that Morgan was listening to that morning was strange, as it was not her type of music. “I love this song!” Morgan said. Strangely curious, “What’s the name?” Karen queried. “The song is called, Jade!”

Recognizing that this whole scene and string of events was more than just coincidental, Karen replayed the string of the morning’s events for Morgan. First, she was texting Marcus’s Aunt about the post about him. Next, Karen was talking and even yelling at Marcus. Then, Karen walked into her office and witnessed something very strange; Morgan playing music full blast, even a song and genre that was completely unusual for Morgan to be listening to, and when Karen asked what the song’s name was, the name was “Jade.” That’s my name and I’m the one who just recently posted his after-death communication to Karen.

Morgan agreed that her behavior was different, and upon learning about the morning’s events, Morgan realized that she was compelled to do what she did and that she had indeed been influenced to be a messenger for Marcus to Karen.

Commentary- This post is a good example of two main truths about our departed loved one’s ability to connect with us. First, our departed loved ones hear us, AND… our loved ones will often use other unsuspecting people to deliver their messages.

Now… when I say that our departed loved ones “hear” us, I don’t mean that they hear us in the way we hear the television. They hear us in that they perceive our thoughts and feelings. Let’s put it this way. Those on the “other side” hear us much better than we hear each other because they are not limited by the intonation and inference of language. When they hear us… they get the direct communication through perception without having to wonder what we really mean.

Secondly, it is so common for our departed loved ones to recruit other unsuspecting people around us to communicate for them. This occurs exactly as it did with Morgan finding herself acting noticeably out of character and wondering why. It is common for people to say, “That was strange. I don’t know why I did or said that.” Having a communication come from our departed loved one, through an unsuspecting bystander, can be quite compelling and cause us to take special notice of their attempt to reach us.

When Karen and Morgan connected the dots, it was obvious to them that Marcus was having some fun with the delivery of his message. I’m pretty sure he was letting Karen know that he knew she was communicating with his Aunt and that he was listening when Karen was venting to him in the car that morning. 

As a final touch, the loud song playing at just the right time that Karen walked up, was called “Jade.” Karen saw the connection instantly. I will take it as an acknowledgement by Marcus, who knew of my part in meeting Karen and sharing his stories on my site for the world to read and be comforted by.

With this recent message manifested, Karen realizes just how much Marcus really does hear her when she addresses him. It’s true that our loved ones are never far away.

Just remember. Whether you say it out loud or in your head… they really do hear us!

Still Here… 40 Years Later!

In this after-death communication, Kathi receives an auditory visit from her beloved brother, Kenny, who passed away 40 years prior. 

Kathi writes:
“My brother passed away in 1977 of a very rare disease. We were very close. After his death, I had many dreams of swimming in the ocean together, birds sitting and watching me, and twice of being escorted into a room somewhere in the heavens, where he was sitting in a chair waiting. I saw only from the waist up. We talked about family, life etc.”

“I cherished and still cherish those times. It was November 12th, 2016 when I woke up and heard him tell me to call his name, “Kenny. Call Kenny.” So I called his name out loud. Twice during the day, I continued to hear him or someone tell me to call his name again.”

“Frankly it was comforting. My entire day, my soul felt him around me. I find it amazing that after 40 years I’m still hearing from him. Our mother passed by suicide in April 2015. My mom never recovered from my brother’s death and her death has taken this long for me to accept. On Labor Day 2016, I had a very intense conversation with my mom that actually allowed me to let go of the anger and I think Kenny was there also. Both are present in my life on a regular basis.”

“Somehow, it’s all made me feel comforted, hopeful and calm. I thought this would go away after so many years… and I’m thrilled it hasn’t.
Btw, my being escorted into a room and talking to a deceased family member sitting in a chair has happened with almost everyone in my family. I can pull this up at will. I’m lucky I guess.”

Commentary- There are beliefs out there that some subscribe to, that our departed loved ones only stay with us for a brief period of time before moving on to somewhere, or something else. Too many times, bereaved souls left behind, come wrought with the raw pain and suffering of their broken hearts, concerned that the clock is ticking before the ‘window of time’ closes up on receiving an after-death communication from their lost loved one. This not only makes people even more sad than they already are… but very, very anxious too.

I am here to tell you that this just isn’t true. And now… so is Kathi, who, although she has had after-death communications with Kenny and other family members throughout the years, has also received an after-death communication from her brother, Kenny, even 40 years after his passing! 

While beliefs about a ‘closing window of time’ may seem logical to many linear thinkers, and may be true from that particular perspective, it is certainly not true from another, more bountiful perspective. You see, whatever our loved ones are doing, and wherever they are, they are still with us too, in a timeless and non-linear sort of way. They are more aware than ever that they are multi-dimensional beings now. However, even though they know this and try to reach out to us, it really does take two, us and them, to make a connection. Sometimes it’s simple, sometimes it seems difficult. Sometimes is happens sooner, sometimes it happens later. Even much later.

As Kenny told Kathi to call out his name, and she did it, he was letting her know that he doesn’t want her to ever forget him, and that on some level, he is consistently still with her, even after all these years. All she has to do is call his name and he is present to her in any moment. Yes, Kathi is fortunate to be aware of the many signs and communications that she has received, and to even sit down for whole conversations with her departed. That’s amazing! Many are not so aware as Kathi, but it doesn’t mean attempts by our departed loved ones to reach us are not happening. Perhaps it’s just that the densest part of us (physical self) doesn’t recall the experience(s) we had with our departed, or maybe we think and/or feel that a communication has happened, but can’t quite remember the details of it. A subtle visitation is often received by the part of us that remembers where it really counts; the soul part of us that uses the experience as guidance or a way to spiritually grow and evolve our physical selves.

Sometimes while writing these posts, I refer to our departed as, “lost loved ones.” Of course, this does not mean that they are actually lost. They know where they are. I only mean that they are lost to us until we realize… that they were never actually gone. You see, it is only in our thinking; our non-understanding and non-awareness that they can ever be gone.

The image Kathi sent with her story is a beautiful one. Almost everyone of a certain age group has one of these faded out photos where they are posing with their family on a better day. I know I do, and they represent memories of time once spent together. The thing is…  when these family photos are taken, there is nothing to tell or warn us of the impending future that awaits each of us, which include both joyous as well as tragic events.

Kathi’s family could not have known that just 8 months after this photo was taken, their young loved one, Kenny, would be taken. After all, it is not how it’s supposed to happen. And years later, when Kathi’s mother, who struggled for many years with dismay over Kenny’s death, could no longer reconcile the past with the present, did the unthinkable and attempted suicide in 2015. Unfortunately, although she lived for a brief amount of time, it was this attempt that took her life just weeks later, leaving Kathi to live with the loss of both her loved ones.

It’s true, we don’t know how life will go for us from year to year, or even moment to moment. Because life can change on a dime, it would behoove us to relish the time we have together on this Earthly plane while we are gathered together here. And, even though our departed loved ones are always with us in some way, shape or form, there is something to say for dwelling together in the physical realm and we often miss the way it was. But for now, let’s be grateful and appreciate the time we shared and remember that although things are different today, it’s never too late to hear from your departed loved ones, as they still love and care about you, even NOW!

Kathi's Family

Kathi’s Family-  This photo was his last Easter and is truly how I remember him. He passed 8 months after this.

 

 

Messages Through Meditation

While meditating, Karen receives the image of a tannish-brown Canadian leaf and wonders how this sign will stand out among the other leaves of the fall season.

Karen writes:
“The other day I was meditating and trying to connect with my departed loved one, Marcus. Sometimes I will do this, and ask for a sign, and sometimes an image will appear in my mind. This particular morning, the sign that appeared was a leaf, like the shape of the Canadian Leaf. It was not red, but more of a tannish brown. I thought it was unusual and took it for what it was. I also thought it was funny because it was getting towards the end of summer and early fall, so leaves were pretty abundant. I was even joking with myself, “Yeah, that’s a good one; think of a leaf as a sign you’re going to see leaves everywhere. Pretty funny eh?” Continue reading

Clarity of the Infinite Soul

A heavenly visitor appears in the middle of the night to ask me some vital questions about what I believe and who I really am.

It was seven years ago today that Christian suddenly and unexpectedly passed, right before my eyes. Helpless to do anything about what was destined to be, I watched the horrifying scene with wet and disbelieving eyes, while I did my best to make him comfortable in his last moments of life.

Naturally, to anyone experiencing such a loss, every day and every night has the potential to become a living nightmare, as death, especially sudden and unexpected, can be quite traumatizing. Continue reading

Dustin’s Popping Pills

In this after-communication, Dustin learns a new trick of popping pills to get his mother’s attention and show her that he is still with her.

Pat writes:
“Friday, as I was sitting at the kitchen table, a roll of paper towels fell off a shelf in the breeze way. I had not been back there all morning. I thought it just was not stacked right.”

“Then, as I was cleaning off the table, I tossed my husband’s vitamin pill bottle into his bin. 3 white pills fell out. I picked up the bottle and checked. The lid was screwed on tight and there were no holes in the bottle. I opened the bottle to see if the pills matched. Yep…they were all white.”

“I went out to run an errand. When I came back…there were 2 brown pills in the same spot where the white ones had been on the floor. I opened the bottle and yep…now there were brown pills in there also. Go figure.” Continue reading

Amy’s Coin Collection

The well-known after-death communication of “coins left on our life’s path” can be a ‘valuable’ way for our departed loved ones to remind us they are always with us.

Amy's coin collection

Amy’s coin collection

Amy writes:
“Hi Jade. These are all the coins I’ve been sent the past two years. 23 pennies, 6 dimes and 1 nickel. I know they (the departed) like to leave coins.”

“This is so much like my Dad. He would save his pocket change in a coffee can and give it to his grand daughters when it was full.”

“The coins were all found in times of joy, sorrow and worry. But always in a unique place where I would find them… and just when I needed them.”

“This has been a hard month for me. My father crossed over on March 20, the first day of Spring. It’s been two years since his passing. The first day into a new refreshed body and spirit is how I like to look at it.” Continue reading

Knock It Off!

Cassie’s Grandfather shows up in many small ways to say he is with her and supports her from beyond, but says, “Knock it off with the family fighting!”

Cassie's Grandfather

Cassie’s Grandfather

Cassie writes:
“I recently lost my Grandfather in October of 2016. But, the last time I spoke to my Grandfather was June 19th, 2016, which was the day after my wedding. He stood up for my father, who abused all of his children. I tried to reach out to him during the summer and he refused to talk to me.” Continue reading

Sightings

My latest after-death communication from Christian occurs in the form of a “sighting.” Lynda and Shubhika share their sightings too.

sightings

sightings Pixabay Image

It was around Christmas that I had an unexpected surprise while riding in the passenger seat of a car headed to the store. As we drove en route to one store, passing by another one, it happened. It was dark outside but I just happened to casually glance out the car window into the well-lit store and saw Christian at the register! It really was Christian!

Clearly, I saw him. He was at the front of the store, talking and smiling. Christian was so friendly, he spoke and smiled at everyone. Continue reading

Between Two Worlds

In an emergency to save her life, Rebecca has a close call as she hovers between two worlds with her departed son and mother. 

Last October, Rebecca began to have some pain in her body. After visiting her doctor in January, both figured it was not too serious and just chalked it up to some premenopausal issues.

Recently, Rebecca woke up in severe pain which was so bad that she was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. As it turned out, the unknown 8cm mass on Rebecca’s ovary ruptured and infection spread throughout her body. Needing to have two different surgeries to repair the damage, Rebecca was constantly being injected with opiates much stronger than Morphine. Even though she was not a big fan of opioids, they proved to be necessary for her to deal with her extreme pain level. Continue reading

The Gifts They Give Through Others

Two women learn that acting on the spiritual promptings of a deceased loved one makes a world of difference, for the ones who would receive them.

During the holidays, instead of getting the usual customary cakes and hampers as a Christmas gift and greeting, Elisa received a beautiful bouquet of Christmas flowers. On the surface, this may not seem to be out of the ordinary, but to Elisa, who was missing Eric during the holiday season… this gift of flowers was quite special and significant. In fact, although it was sent by an unwitting person, this particular gift of flowers had Eric’s metaphorical fingerprints… All over it! 
(In Roses, My Love? you see that while Eric was living, all Elisa wanted was for him to send her flowers!) Continue reading

Don’t Wait to Appreciate

Back in the late 1980’s, I often took a road trip from Utah to visit California; my old stomping grounds. Traveling through the barren desert of Nevada, just outside of the mountain range exiting the Utah/Arizona Border, there was an extraordinary place someone once told me about with such excitement, that I had to stop and see it for myself. So, on one such trip, I finally did it. I exited the freeway at Homestead Road and found my way across the other side of the freeway to an area where this supposed “really cool place” existed like a paradisiacal mirage in the desert.

I parked my car on a dirt parking lot and walked toward the cliff that led down to the river that ran under the freeway overpass, to see what I could see. I saw it! Right before my eyes, it was as if this part of desert landscape, in this small desolate town, out of nowhere, turned into some sort of Garden of Eden! Continue reading

The Gifts They Leave Behind

While cleaning the house, shortly before Christmas, Pat finds a Christmas gift from Dustin, intended for his mother.

Dustin's gift

Dustin’s gift

Pat writes:
“When I was cleaning a few weeks before Christmas, I found this gift all wrapped up, under the couch. It was from Dustin’s last Christmas here.”

“Dustin was always buying me little knick knacks. Somehow, it was stuck under the couch from 2014. (Shows how well I clean.)”

“Didn’t find it until a few weeks ago…2016.
I think he did this on purpose. My Christmas gift from Dustin…2016. He wanted me find it.”

Commentary- I am never surprised when I hear of this happening. I have even experienced this for myself from time to time. When this happens, it is fantastic! Somehow you just know that the gift you found was intended for you to find at that very moment. Continue reading

An Unexpected Visit

In an after-death communication, Amber, a self-proclaimed atheist, receives a message of love and comfort from her mother on the “other side.”

Amber writes:
“My Mother died in 2015. As my last living family member and with the Mother- Daughter connection that we shared, the first year has been the saddest in my 55 years of life. However, I take sweet comfort in her love for me, and in a moment after her death that I hold close to my heart.”

“It was one month after her passing. I had another day of steady tears and inconsolable sadness. The huge thing was simple: she was gone and I was alone without her. I came home exhausted from the day, sat on the couch and continued my sobbing. Then, I heard her! She said, in a voice I remember as that of how she sounded when she was in her 30s, not the weakened tone of her 78 year-old dying of cancer self. (And this is something in and of itself; that she spoke with a healthy young voice. If I was to create a message in my head from her, I would never have thought to change her voice to her younger days.) And what she said was exactly enough – not one extra word needed to be spoken. “Amber, I love you. I am here with you.”
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Taking Control of the Holidays

I know experiencing the holiday season without our loved ones can bring up a lot of emotional stuff. That’s bound to happen. But just a few quick ideas about how to navigate the holiday season to make sure that YOU are powerfully in charge.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Customarily, Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and to show our gratitude. I recommend taking some quiet time during the day to write a letter to your loved one. In it, you could express your gratitude for them and what they contributed to your life. You might even place a token or offering (something meaningful) for them with your letter as you put it in a special place; a self-made altar, a drawer or decorative box that holds the things of theirs that you treasure. Oh sure, you may have a good cry, but let it all out. Crying is the body’s natural way to release pain and the process of letting the tears out creates brain chemicals that will help us to feel better each and every time we cry. Crying won’t hurt you, it will heal you. So don’t be afraid of those tears, or even those emotions that are causing those tears. Feel what there is to feel. It’s okay. Continue reading

Grieving Pets

When Charlie’s master, John, passes from this Earth, this loyal and beautiful doe-eyed kitty-cat sits at the window each day, awaiting his return home.

Deena, John’s long time girlfriend, recalls her sweetheart, John, and his loyal female cat named Charlie:

John

John

“John always had a love for animals. When his father died, John left grammar school to become a farmer, which he did for the next 20 years of his life. During his farming career, he had several run ins with the local policeman who kept telling him not to keep the tractor running as he kept jumping on and off of it, because it was against the law to do so. One day, this policeman told John that he would make a good policeman. Soon after, John quit the farm and joined the police Academy where he was a very good police officer for 31 years! John was one in a million.” Continue reading