I talk a lot about signs because when we lose someone precious to us, we look for any indication they are around. Signs are often a subset of synchronicities, which some call “God winks.” I call them “Easter eggs” a reference to little surprises programmers put into video games for the player. More and more, the analogy of a video game make sense to me for what we experience in this physical level of All That Is.

I had a couple of interesting synchronicities yesterday. I switched hosting platforms for my website recently because I was with a one-man shop and didn’t know how I’d handle things if this dude got hit by a bus. He was supposed to give me a plan. But, since he didn’t get around to it, I switched. After a ton of research I decided to go with SiteGround for my WordPress website.

Two days ago it dawned on me that even though I had switched to the new provider, I hadn’t figured out how to recover my site in case of disaster. I didn’t talk to anyone about it, didn’t Google it. I just had the thought. Yesterday, across my phone flashes a notification from YouTube. The guy whose video feed I subscribe to had a new video. The video’s title: “How To Restore Your WordPress Backups Using Siteground.”

The funny thing is the video is less than two minutes long. The whole process takes about twenty seconds. But, now my mind is at ease because I know how to do it.

The second thing is my friend Cyrus mentioned James Randi in a post yesterday. James Randi is a former professional magician and (in)famous “debunker” and skeptic of anything supernatural. Randi is best known  for a $1 Million challenge to anyone who can prove the supernatural. My friend Kim is a professional debunker and we had a little discussion about Randi. I don’t hear about Randi often. In fact, I was pretty sure he is dead.

Fast forward to last night. Ty and I are binge-watching “The Messiah” on Netflix. I was in the kitchen when Netflix rolled from one episode to the next. Suddenly, I see James Randi’s face on the screen. I was thinking it was a commercial (I forgot we were watching Netflix). My first thought was YouTube was previewing a video based on the fact that I had seen James Randi mentioned earlier in the day. But, this wasn’t a commercial. He made a cameo appearance in the show.

This morning, I received an email from my friend, Dr. Mark Pitstick. He was working on a patient yesterday while the patient’s wife read a book as she was waiting. Mark noticed the title of the book was Grief 2 Growth, my book that he recently endorsed to his email list. The patient’s wife had bought a copy for herself and her Mom having lost some close loved ones in the last month. OK, nothing magical about that. She’s on Mark’s email list. She saw the endorsement, she got the book. But, her name: Ida. Not exactly a common name, and it happens to be my mother’s name. Yesterday, I had a reading with my friend Michelle Clare to get some direction concerning my business. She assured me I’m on the right path. I’m taking this as confirmation of that.

These aren’t signs from a particular loved one. But, they are interesting little things that pop up if we’re paying attention.

 

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  1. Julie
    Julie says:

    Hi Brian,
    My dad passed 9 months ago and I have been struggling with grief and missing him. A friend introduced me to podcasts, yes I had never listened to one! She even had to download the app to my phone. I searched up grief and started listening and you were being interviewed on the woman’s podcast I was listening to. When I heard you had a podcast I found it and have been listening for the past month. The interesting thing is that you are from Cincinnat and that’s where I grew up and most of my family lives. I took that as a sign that I’m on the right track. I live out in San Diego and since my dad has passed have been missing Cincy and all people and places connected to my dad so you can imagine the joy I felt when I realized you were there! Thanks for providing great topics and learning. It’s helping me a lot.

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  2. Julie
    Julie says:

    Hi Brian,
    Speaking of signs! I’ve been struggling with grief and had never listened to podcasts. My friend recently introduced me to them and I quickly found one on grief where you were being interviewed. In the interview you mentioned that you had your own podcast and were from Cincy, my home town and where my family lives! I took this as a sign from my dad (recently passed) that I was on the right track and have been listening for the past month. Your podcast has brought me great comfort and I have learned so much. I wanted to take this time to thank you!

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  3. Julie
    Julie says:

    Speaking of signs! I’ve been struggling with grief and had never listened to podcasts. My friend recently introduced me to them and I quickly found one on grief where you were being interviewed. In the interview you mentioned that you had your own podcast and were from Cincy, my home town and where my family lives! I took this as a sign from my dad (recently passed) that I was on the right track and have been listening for the past month. Your podcast has brought me great comfort and I have learned so much. I wanted to take this time to thank you!

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  4. Claudia
    Claudia says:

    Hey Brian- My son, who passed in March of 2017, made it clear to me after that I can be “oblivious.” In a letter in 2018, he told me “Please remember to pay attention- to watch for gifts. Not just feathers but every gift God and I and your guides and people, events, and experiences have to offer.” “Easter Eggs” is a pretty good term because those gifts just aren’t always obvious- unless I am paying attention. It’s not like Christmas, where are all the gifts are in plain sight under the tree. Easter Eggs can be anywhere- and I know my son delights in hiding one of those synchronicities so I can only discover them if I pay attention. I followed a car the other day with the license plate “TAKTIME” and I smiled, because David is always telling me to “Relax.” There’s so much in our world, waiting for us to discover, to learn, to be guided. Thanks for being a part of opening my eyes…all the best, Claudia

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  5. Irene Weinberg
    Irene Weinberg says:

    HI Brian —
    You are a light to so many! I also get synchronicities and it’s so great when they happen. I recently interviewed a healer on my podcast who wants to do an event with me. I thought to myself, “how do I know if this is a person with integrity who I would want to work with?” Her husband had recently written a spiritual book that I had ordered and when it arrived the next day, a glowing testimonial was on the back cover of his book from a well respected psychic/medium who has transmitted messages from my husband Saul to me, whose testimonial is also on the back cover of my book! I took that as a great sign, a green light!

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