You Are Not Alone

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You Are Not Alone

May 2, 2016 | JVP's Blog

The loss of a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences you will go through on this human soul school called Earth. An important and life-changing message I’ve learned, and have the privilege to share with millions, is that there is no such thing as death. Even when you feel alone, your loved ones in heaven are with you, and they have ways of letting you know it!

The newly departed soul will attempt to get through to you in any way possible. I remember when I lost my mother over twenty-five years ago – even with my knowledge that she was still present in the Spirit world, the human part of me missed her. I recall after the first several weeks my teacher Brian Hurst did a reading for me and told me that my mother would become a guide to me for a while. When I asked “why?” he told me that she felt she had not done enough for me during her time on earth as my mother, so her soul felt the need to fulfill its destiny to help me and would do so from the other side.

It was explained to me that residents of the Spirit world are able to manipulate energy in ways we humans cannot even fathom. It was further explained in simple terms that they are the “puppet masters” and we are merely “puppets” in that we are able to be manipulated, influenced and can often be made aware of how they take care of us in the human life.

So, through the years I have not only felt my mother around me with a cold breeze or a smell of her perfume, but in more blatant ways. I am convinced that everyone can have these experiences! Your deceased loved ones remain a big part of your life and show you signs every day, if you are willing to open your mind and be observant.

Even though I am a well-known medium, it is hard for me to be objective to read myself and bring myself messages, so I rely on the subtleties to see if any experiences have my mother’s hallmark on them.  Several years back I filmed a television pilot up in Canada. I arrived on the set one day and it all began. When I first walked up to the house where we were filming I noticed there were ten to fifteen eighteen wheeled trucks containing the equipment needed for the show. This is, of course, quite common but the name of the trucks was not.  The name “Driscoll” was on every truck. I thought that was strange as that was my grandmother’s maiden name. Was the spirit world responsible for this event?  Of course it was – and my mother was the ring-leader.

The next thing that happened was even more surprising! I walked on the set and it was little James’ (the character based on me) bedroom when he was seven years old.  I had to do a double take because as I looked on the bedroom walls, they were covered in the exact same wallpaper I had in my bedroom when I was seven.  I knew my mother was trying to get my attention to let me know she was still sharing life with me.  It was like a big joke…only it would get bigger.  As I looked on the side table in the room, there was a picture of St. Theresa who just happened to be my mother’s favorite and patron saint!

It was no coincidence that my mother made her presence known during the early filming of my television show. It was her way of showing support and love during the realization of my dream – the culmination of many years of hard work and planning.

You can learn to recognize signs from your loved ones by simply being open and aware. Listen to your inner voice when it whispers that a loved one is near, and don’t discount unusual occurrences as simply “coincidence”. Friends in the Spirit world can make their presence known by sending you a bird, a penny, or a butterfly – or they can write their message on a truck, billboard or in the clouds! There are no limits to the ways they can reach out to you.

To hear from your friends and loved ones on the other side, I recommend that you start by becoming mindful of the world around you, including the world of Spirit. Meditation and tuning into your own intuition will help you to reestablish closeness with those who have passed. If you need help tuning in, check out my courses at Just see which one you are most drawn to. It might just be a sign!