About This Book
When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end and we often receive signs from the other side. The 101 true and miraculous stories in this book of signs and messages from beyond show that death may take away the physical presence of our loved ones, but not their spirits. This book is for everyone, religious or secular, as people from all walks of life share their amazing experiences with the other side.
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Inspired by Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark
Dealing with the loss of a loved one can leave you searching for reassurance that your loved one is at peace. The 101 stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven show how real people asked for and found signs from beyond from their loved ones. Here are five ways that you can receive messages from your loved ones who have passed on.
1. Don’t be afraid to ask for a sign. It took Linda Lohman three years to return to the master bedroom after her husband’s death. As she started moving back into the room, she asked God for a sign she was doing the right thing. She got that sign while cleaning out her medicine cabinet. In a pill bottle, she found her missing pearl ring, in perfect condition. It had been missing a pearl and she had given it to her husband to fix before his death. "Finding the ring was the sign. It was the sign that I was doing the right thing," Linda writes. "I slept that night knowing The Teacher above was continuing to provide life lessons with every step I took. All I had to do was ask."
2. Listen to your inner voice. Living near the Rocky Mountains, Sally Kelly-Engeman and her husband were accustomed to unpredictable weather. One day, Sally left to run errands at the mall while her husband worked on the roof to clean out the gutters. While shopping in one store she heard a man’s voice say, "Sally, go home." Puzzled, she looked around to find no one. This happened two more times before Sally realized it could be a sign from God. "Whether that voice belonged to an angel or my subconscious didn’t seem as important as the message. I hurried toward the parking lot saying a silent prayer," she writes. As she drove, storm clouds and gusty winds developed. Sally arrived home and found her husband clinging to the chimney, his ladder having fallen to the ground. She arrived in time to rescue her husband and "realized why the voice urged me to return home."
3. Accept the impossible. When Margaret Nava moved back into her old home, her father felt its cheap, hollow front door was unsafe. So he bought her a new one – a beautiful solid oak door with a beveled glass window, which during sunset created rainbows all over her living room. About a year later her father died, and after the funeral, Margaret went home to grieve by herself. When she got home, she sat on her living room floor and cried. When she eventually looked up, she saw rainbows. But the colors weren’t coming from the window — with a storm outside, the sun was behind rain clouds. "The colors of my rainbow were the flames of my father’s love," Margaret writes, "and I knew that whenever I needed him, he would be there."
4. Pay attention to your dreams. Andrea Peebles was plagued with nightmares after moving to a new town. She repeatedly dreamt of a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer. It felt frightening real, and always left Andrea shaken and upset. She started to see it as a warning sign. While driving with her family on day, Andrea noticed they were approaching a long, gradual hill and one where she wouldn’t see a truck coming at her until the last minute. Remembering her nightmare, she slowed as a precaution. About halfway to the top, she looked up and saw two tractor-trailers topping the hill, one passing the other and bearing down on her in her lane! Andrea turned the car off the road, and saved herself and her family! "Inexplicable visions kept me alert and served as a warning so that I was prepared," Andrea says.
5. Listen to your loved ones. Having just recovered from the flu, Gloria Jean Hansen was glad to get back outside and on her skis. As she approached a rickety old bridge she would need to pass under, she heard another skier approach and say, "Gloria, turn around. Go back home." When she turned around, no one was there. She blamed the voice on her illness and pushed forward. Then she heard the command again and recognized it as her late father’s voice. When she turned this time, she saw a vision of her father, who had died decades ago. He urged her again to go home before fading away. In shock, Gloria skied back to her car and headed home. On the radio she heard an urgent news bulletin about a fatal bridge collapse – the same bridge she had narrowly missed skiing under.