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Laura Lynne Jackson

The Secret Language of the Universe

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    Delivering the Message

    They were the four C’s. Mom: Carla. Dad: Chris. Their two kids: Calder and Caleb. But then tragedy struck. One day, Calder was swimming when he was fatally electrocuted by a malfunctioning light in the pool.

    Suddenly, Carla’s seven-year-old boy was gone. And yet, something was telling her maybe this wasn’t exactly the case. Even though she was doubting her sanity, in the weeks that followed Calder’s crossing, it felt like her son was trying to get in touch with her.

    For one thing, dragonflies were suddenly everywhere. It started one day when Carla was driving along in her car. She’d been feeling very emotionally raw and crying when a small dragonfly appeared in the car with her. It circled around and got her attention before landing next to her and staying with her the rest of the trip, refusing to fly out the window. When Carla exited the car, it went with her – did another few circles and then flew off.

    It felt like something, but Carla couldn’t be sure. After that day, dragonflies popped up all the time – both outside and inside the house. When she went to visit her sister-in-law, the conversation had to be stopped when Carla was told that a dragonfly had been sitting on her head the whole time.

    Around this time, a mutual friend told Carla that she might benefit from a reading by the author. That’s when the meaning behind all the strange feelings and signs became clear. When Jackson met Carla, her son’s vibrant energy immediately came through.

    When Calder was electrocuted, his energy crossed over to the Other Side. And when those who’ve crossed overcommunicate with Jackson, they appear in a specific way. It’s like Jackson has a small screen that forms in her mind, and on that screen, Calder and others appear as tiny points of light.

    Jackson says it’s common for those on the Other Side to use animals as messengers. Hummingbirds, for example, were seen by the Aztecs as servants of the Gods, tasked with carrying out delicate jobs, like delivering a blessing from one person to another. Native Americans also recognize hummingbirds as animals with special healing abilities, capable of delivering love and good luck to those it visits. In Jackson’s experience, hummingbirds, dragonflies and many other animals on Earth have the ability to carry and deliver messages from the Other Side. 

    When Jackson was communicating with Calder, she was told about the four C’s, and that the family was planning on going on a trip soon. Carla confirmed that this was true. Calder was going to send a message to his mom during that trip to let her know that he was still with her. The message would take the form of a very direct encounter between her and a deer.

    Carla wondered what that could mean and what it would look like. Carla, Chris, and Caleb were indeed planning on taking a big trip to England. But just before embarking on that journey, they decided to take a spontaneous weekend trip out to the Florida Keys. On the drive out, Carla was asleep in her seat when they drove past a small herd of key deer – an endangered subspecies of deer that lives only in the Florida Keys. Carla’s husband Chris woke her up, but it was too late, she missed the sighting. She was silently heartbroken for the rest of the weekend.

    That wasn’t the message though. As they were heading out of the Keys, they pulled the car over so that Chris could use the bathroom at a place called the No Name Pub. And that’s when Carla saw the deer, standing along a row of shrubbery. Carla slowly opened her door and walked toward it, leaving Caleb in the car. Amazingly, the deer quietly approached from the other direction. When Chris came out of the bar, the deer and Carla were about ten feet away from each other. Chris took a picture, but the two got closer still until Carla extended her hand and the deer gently put its nose right into her palm. Chris and Caleb watched the scene with utter stillness as the deer and Carla gazed into each other’s eyes for what felt like an eternity. The message was delivered. The deer then slowly turned and walked away.

    Carla had to double-check. She asked her husband, Was that real? He confirmed that it was most definitely real. But when she got back into the car, she could only cry. Not out of sadness, though. This was something else. It was out of relief that she hadn’t missed Calder’s message before, and it was a powerful sense that her son was indeed still with them. The four C’s would always be together.

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    What is Signs about?

    Signs (2019) offers a new way of looking at the universe. It shows us how we can learn to appreciate the extraordinary that coexists with the ordinary. With remarkable testimonials and practical advice, it shows us how anyone can communicate with the Other Side.

    Who should read Signs?

    • Anyone who’s lost a loved one
    • People curious about the afterlife
    • Skeptics who think life is simply chaotic and random

    About the Author

    Laura Lynne Jackson is a teacher and psychic medium who has connected hundreds of people with loved ones who’ve crossed to the Other Side. Her previous book The Light Between Us became a New York Times best seller, and she’s since become an in-demand speaker.

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