By Laura Lynne Jackson
Marie sat in the hospital waiting room. She found it hard to breathe. She tried not to look at the clock on the wall, but she couldn’t help it. She looked up and five minutes had passed. She looked again and another five minutes were gone. It felt like two hours, not ten minutes. Time was crawling. Nothing felt real. The waiting, the not knowing, were almost unbearable.
Just a bit earlier, Marie’s husband of thirty-five years, Pete, had been wheeled into the OR for emergency heart surgery. The surgeons told her they were hopeful, but Marie knew there were no guarantees. She felt scared and lost, and most of all she felt alone.
God, if you’re there, she thought, please watch over Pete. Please send a legion of angels to watch over him.
And then she thought of the son she and Pete had lost in infancy years ago. The boy’s name was Kerry. It had been nearly three decades since Kerry had crossed, but Marie still felt a deep connection to him. She liked to talk to him in her mind.
Kerry, Marie thought, if you are there, please send me a sign. Send me a sign that your father is going to be okay. Please, Kerry, I am so scared. It would help me so much to know that you are around, and that you are watching over your father.
Thirty minutes later, a nurse stepped into the waiting room. She saw Marie sitting nervously in her chair and approached her. The nurse asked if she could get anything for Marie. Maybe something from the cafeteria?
“I would love a coffee,” Marie said. “A little milk, no sugar, but I insist on paying.” She took a five-dollar bill from her wallet, handed it to the nurse, and said, “Thank you so much.”
A few minutes later, the nurse was back with the coffee. She gave Marie the cup and the change from the five-dollar bill. Then she touched her lightly on the shoulder.
“Hang in there,” she told Marie. “I know the wait can be so hard. God has a plan. None of us are ever alone.”
Marie looked down at her hands, moved by the nurse’s compassion.
There, in the top-left-hand corner of one of the dollar bills the nurse had given her, was a name, written in capital letters in black marker.
Marie stared at it, blinking back tears. She felt a great wave of relief wash over her. Relief and love. She knew at that moment that Kerry was there with her, telling her his father would be okay.
Suddenly Marie felt like she could breathe again. She thanked Kerry for sending her such a powerful message, and she tucked the dollar bill in a safe and special place in her wallet.
Two hours later, the surgeons came into the waiting room and told Marie the operation had been a success. Marie smiled.
She knew. She had already gotten the message.
You don’t need a psychic medium to connect with the Other Side. You can access the signs that I think of as the secret language of the universe–a form of communication that is all around us every day, available to us all.
You can learn how to tune into this language that will help you see light where before there was darkness, and meaning in places where before there was confusion. This knowledge can lead you to shift paths, push you toward love, help you find joy, and maybe even save your life.
The universe brings the people, information, and events we most need into our paths. Powerful guiding forces exist that steer us toward happier and more authentic lives.
Another truth that I have come to know: Each of us has a Team of Light—a group of unseen helpers who work together to guide us to our highest path. This team is made up of our loved ones who have crossed, our spirit guides (also commonly known as guardian angels), a higher angelic realm, and God energy, which is based in the strongest force there is or ever will be: love.
If you open your mind and heart to the secret language your Team of Light uses, the very way you live your life will change. Your relationship with the world and with the universe will be different: better, brighter, more powerful.
When we learn to recognize and trust the many ways in which the universe communicates with us, we experience what I call a Great Shift. This change in perspective leads us to heightened engagement, connectivity, vibrancy, and passion. It makes it easier for us to grasp the true meaning of our existence. And it makes the journey so much more beautiful and meaningful.
Once you learn to see these signs and messages, you will never be able to unsee them. They will forever have the power to infuse your past, present, and future with new and profound meaning, and in this way transform your life.
Here’s another truth: The universe has been conspiring to help us since before our souls’ arrival on this earth. Our teams have long been in place. Our job is simply to remain open to receiving these messages of love and guidance. When we do, we will know the most powerful truth of all—that the universe is constantly loving and supporting and guiding us, even on our darkest days.
I use these gifts as tools to communicate with people who have passed from this earth. I impart this information through a reading, during which time I become a conduit between the Other Side and the person I am reading for (who is known as the sitter). I become a messenger, an instrument—a way for energy and information to flow from one side to the other.
Adapted from SIGNS: The Secret Language of the Universe. Copyright © 2019 by Laura Lynne Jackson. Published by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.
Laura Lynne Jackson is a is a teacher, speaker, and psychic medium. She currently serves as a Windbridge Certified Research Medium with the Windbridge Research Center and is also a certified medium with the Forever Family Foundation. She is the author of The Light Between Us, a New York Times bestseller.