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  • Signs of ‘God-incidences’

    Posted on March 24, 2020 - by Christine Duminiak

    This is an excerpt from After-Death Communications: God’s Gift of Love, which is available at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/After-Death-Communications-Gods-Gift-Love/dp/194432870X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500389497&sr=8-1&keywords=after-death+communications+god%27s+gift+of+love  “Godincidences–Many of the signs we receive from our loved ones will seem […]

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  • Three-Year-Old Brings Message from Deceased Brother

    Posted on March 8, 2020 - by Christine Duminiak

    This is an excerpt from Heaven Talks To Children, which is available on Amazon “Shockingly, [my 3-year old son Trever] said that [our deceased son] Tyler was not up in […]

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  • They Help You in Ways They Never Could Before

    Posted on February 25, 2020 - by Karen Noe

    This is an excerpt from Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss, by Karen Noe available on Amazon.com. Your deceased loved ones are able […]

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  • Healing Relationships After Death

    Posted on February 21, 2020 - by Lo Anne Mayer

    Excepted from Celestial Conversations: Healing Relationships After Death (Cape House Books), and may be purchased through Amazon. One year after Mother’s death, I was cleaning out a bookcase when one […]

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  • Ho’oponopono and Other Important Healing Phrases

    Posted on February 13, 2020 - by Karen Noe

    This is an excerpt from Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss available on Amazon at:             My clients […]

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  • They Come to Your Dreams

    Posted on February 7, 2020 - by Karen Noe

    This is an excerpt from Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss, by Karen Noe, which is available on Amazon.com. One of the easiest […]

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  • Raising Your Vibration to Connect with Them

    Posted on February 6, 2020 - by Karen Noe

    This is an excerpt from Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Life-After-Their-Death/dp/1401943225/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=your+life+after+their+death&qid=1580337294&s=books&sr=1-1   After your deceased loved ones leave […]

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  • They Give You Signs

    Posted on January 29, 2020 - by Karen Noe

    This is an excerpt from Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Life-After-Their-Death/dp/1401943225/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=your+life+after+their+death&qid=1580337294&s=books&sr=1-1 If you feel you aren’t able to receive […]

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  • Angels, Lights, Birdies and Butterflies: Is it Really Them?

    Posted on September 24, 2019 - by Nina Impala

    When are loved ones leave us sometimes we will have profound dreams of them. Those dreams can be alarming or bring peace. In the early stages of grief, we want […]

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  • Don’t the Dead Take their Time Leaving?

    Posted on September 23, 2018 - by Heidi Gessner

    After my father died, I became fascinated about where he went. Someone came to take his body out of our house and to a funeral home. He was cremated and […]

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  • Keep the Door to Your Soul Open

    Posted on December 17, 2017 - by Elizabeth Brady

    I was given a pocket size daily devotional after Mack died called “Healing After Loss” written by Martha Whitmore Hickman, who was also a bereaved parent. I carried it in my purse for […]

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  • Stories I Do Not Tell: Grief & Spirituality

    Posted on November 16, 2017 - by Tambre Leighn

    Einstein said, “Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be changed from one form into another.” Strange that a scientist’s quote brought me comfort in dealing with the […]

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  • How Can I Connect With My Child-In-Spirit?

    Posted on July 25, 2017 - by Sheri Perl

    If you are reading this article, let me first say that I am so sorry for your loss. No one understands the wounds of loss better than another bereaved parent. […]

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  • You Can’t Sleep With a Butterfly

    Posted on February 17, 2017 - by Bernie Siegel

    Several years ago, one of the cancer patients I counseled told me she was going to the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where her mother lived, to resolve her difficulties with […]

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  • Celestial Conversations: Reaching Through the Veil

    Posted on August 18, 2016 - by Lo Anne Mayer

    When my mother died in 2004, we had so much unfinished business that I thought her death ended all chances of healing our strained relationship. Encouraged by a friend, I […]

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  • Ten Common Signs that the Deceased Send to Loved Ones

    Posted on July 30, 2016 - by Karen Noe

         After our loved ones cross over, they are very anxious to let us know they are okay and are aware of what is going on in our lives.  […]

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  • Staying Open to Signs of Continued Love

    Posted on May 29, 2016 - by Karla Wheeler

    Karla Wheeler and her daughter, Jenny Wheeler, share with the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) their story of loss and healing. How can you stay connected with a […]

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  • Hope With Red Feathers

    Posted on January 1, 2016 - by Sue Lawrence

    “Hope is the thing with feathers.” This quote from Emily Dickinson never made a lot of sense to me; my primary association with it resulted from Woody Allen’s poking fun […]

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  • Keep the Spirit of Your Loved One Alive at Christmas

    Posted on December 23, 2015 - by Marilyn Burns

    When the holiday season arrives, it takes me back in time. It is a bittersweet relive of the memories of Christmas past. I gave birth to two sons, Chris was […]

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    Richard Sightings

    Posted on July 20, 2015 - by Basia Mosinski

    Soon after my beloved son Richard died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism at age 46 in September of 2014, my family and I began experiencing what we call ‘Richard Sightings’. […]

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    Memoir of a Spirit

    Posted on July 6, 2015 - by Elisa Medhus

    Many of us grapple with the thought of our own mortality. It’s a frightening unknown cloaked in mystery, but it doesn’t have to be. My son, Erik, took his own […]

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    A Father ‘Hears From’ His Deceased Son on Father’s Day

    Posted on June 15, 2015 - by Perry Grosser

    Hi Dad, I have been thinking awhile of what I would write to you on Father’s Day, what I want to tell you, as well as what you need to […]

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    Signs From Heaven

    Posted on March 5, 2015 - by Lora Mercado

    Many of us who have lost a loved one have received signs from them after they passed away. These could be small signs like a significant song playing on the […]

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    Years After Daughter’s Death, an Extraordinary Day

    Posted on February 8, 2015 - by Randah Hamadeh

    I have been to our university’s graduation parties several times since my daughter passed away, but they were never held in the same hall that her high school graduation had […]

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    Merry Christmas, Dad!

    Posted on December 25, 2014 - by Lisa Khuraibet

    I sat in my car. I wasn’t sure I had the nerve to do it. I looked at the letter I held in my hand. Would this work? Could I […]

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    How I Magically Found the Spirit of the Season

    Posted on December 21, 2014 - by Paula Ezop

    I thought this year was going to be different. The Thanksgiving holiday was here, and I showed no signs of the “Holiday Dreads.” That’s what I secretly call my emotional […]

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    Improv artist Marc Herson on Vision Quests for Mourners

    Posted on November 28, 2014 - by Nancy Gershman

    Fasting on water, chanting his heart out and beating a drum for 4 solitary days  in a pine valley opened a door to the afterlife for Marc Hershon. This and more when memory artist, Nancy Gershman talks […]

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    Poet Dana Jerman on Griever Dreams and Signs

    Posted on October 25, 2014 - by Nancy Gershman

    Not only is there is no wrong way to interpret dreams and signs, but they can become catalysts for a great day. This and more when memory artist, Nancy Gershman talks with writer, photographer and performing poet […]

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    Wanted: Soul Sister in Grief

    Posted on August 6, 2014 - by Shannon Harris

    I have secretly been looking for a place to post a want-ad for a partner in grief.  In my small hometown, I don’t know anyone who has lost a child.  […]

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    How to Receive Signs from Your Deceased Loved Ones

    Posted on August 1, 2014 - by Karen Noe

    Our deceased loved ones are not gone. They are able to be with us whenever they choose, and are even able to help and guide us throughout our lives. If […]

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    Colors of the Spirit: We Are All One in Grief

    Posted on July 24, 2014 - by David Roberts

    Embracing Sacred Law From July 11, 2014 through July 13,2014, I attended the 37th National Conference of The Compassionate Friends in Chicago, Illinois.I have been attending and presenting workshops for […]

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    Father-Daughter Bond Continues Beyond the Grave

    Posted on June 15, 2014 - by Jane Simington

    My last visit with my father began three days before his passing. I had known him as a man of few words, so the intensity and depth of the conversation […]

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    Messages of Love

    Posted on June 3, 2014 - by Claire Perkins

    Over the years since my son’s death by overdose in 2004, I have received many messages and signs from him. Some have come in dreams, some through songs on the […]

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