At the conclusion of my Living Well Tour in Omaha, the presence of a male spirit directed me towards a couple sitting in the audience. The spirit whispered his name, Sean, to which the woman sitting with the couple (a friend) raised her hand and said, “I think that’s my husband.” Sean impressed me with an image of St. Patrick’s day and his wife confirmed that he died on St. Patty’s day! Well, Sean wanted to make sure I didn’t end the night before hearing from him and he was in fact, loud and clear, and after several more validations that convinced his wife — and everyone in the audience — that it really was him speaking from the Other Side, he introduced another spirit. It was a younger male presence who soon identified himself as the son of the couple I’d originally been drawn towards. I said to Sean’s wife, “See how this works. Your husband is with their son. He’s helping him come through.” In the spirit world, no one’s a stranger and everyone helps a friend.

This spirit impressed me with the feeling that he’d died suddenly, as in an accident, and his parents confirmed that he’d died just a few months before in just this way. He also made mention of a shirt. I said, “Are you wearing his shirt? He keeps pointing to your shirt.” At that point, Dad broke into tears and said it was his son’s favorite shirt. He’d worn it for him, and now his son was validating the gesture and bringing it up to leave no doubt that he was with his parents, right now, in the room.

They Really Do Listen

He went on to reassure his parents that his spirit was in a good place and not to worry about him. I asked them, “Who is “William”? He’s with your son. And who’s Ann? She’s also with him.” They quickly looked at each other and then back at me. “That’s our mom and dad,” they said in amazement. I then asked these spirits to step forward and say more but they were reluctant. I just couldn’t get them to speak up. I said, “They won’t come forward. It’s like they want to honor that this night is about connecting with your son and not them. They don’t want to get in the way of that connection and take away from that experience. Does that make sense?” The couple gasped and then shared that on the drive over to the reading, they expressly made a point of asking their deceased parents to stand back, and let their son have center stage! “Wow!” I said. “This is a clear validation that your request was heard and honored.”

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Witnessing the reunion between this family was a beautiful, healing moment. Both parents sobbed, thanking me over and over for the “priceless gift.” I felt their gratitude.  Everyone in the room felt it and this moment perfectly illustrates why I love being a messenger between this world and the next. When we suspend our doubt or disbelief and open up to the possibility that our departed loved ones are still near and that our own spirit will never die and always live on, not only does our day-to-day reality greatly shift but also much of our fear, hesitation, and grief drops away. This is what it means to be truly awake and living in the present.

Want More?

In my new book, What The Dead Have Taught Me About Living Well, I share more stories about how the departed “talk” to the living and how YOU, too, can be guided from beyond. If you already have a story about connecting to the Other Side, please share it in the comments below.

To learn more about my next group readings throughout the spring and summer months click here and read about more Spirit communication in Denver, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Omaha: April 4th.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments section and if you feel guided to share this story with a loved one who may be served by this message, please pass it along!



  1. My daughter was two. She kept talking to me about a daddy in the light. I told her daddy was at work he would be home tonight. But every day she would point her sweet little pudgy finger at a light in the room and she would say there is a daddy in the light. One day I took her to a book store we were looking around and something told me to pick up a book. I picked up Heaven is for real. I showed her a picture. I said who is this? She said that is daddy in the light, that is daddy Jesus. We had never taken her to church she had no idea about him. I almost passed out. She has said,many beautiful things to me and my husband but there is one I will never forget. One night she told me when she was three that she was there to meet my grandma when she died. She told me it was very special . God does not let everyone watch as someone leaves their body. She explained to me exactly how she felt and what happened to her. There was no way she would have known. She told me she felt sick to her stomach, fell to her knees and she was in her garden. They were there to meet her. My grandma died 11 years before she was born. To this day she talks about her all the time she says she is her Guardian angel. My daughter has a special gift I hope you can meet her someday. She has an amazing spirit. I feel truly blessed.

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  2. I had my brother’s ashes waiting for the new National Cemetery to open outside of Omaha, Nebraska (our home town). Finally I got the call from them and I arranged a date and time. I had to pack the ashes in a box and tape it up to drive from Aurora, CO to Omaha, NE. Finding it hard to let go, I decided to give him a final hug by hugging the urn. It was very difficult. I went into the garage which has a couple of steps down from the house and placed him in the trunk of the car. Going back into the house (where I had lived for 5 yrs.) there was a small slip of paper sticking out from the riser and stoop of the wooden step. I’ve never seen it before and pulled it out. It was the small strip of paper which you pull from Hershey’s kisses saying “hugs hugs hugs”. I knew it was Mike giving me hugs back and letting me know he is with me.

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  3. I have a father that passed 7 years ago. For the last 2 years I have had a choking feeling from the smell of cigarettes at all times of the day and night… no one else with me can ever smell it… he died from emphysema and smoking. I feel this may be him and have said aloud Dad please give me another sign for you being near this is choking me… but it continues I would love a private chat with you to tell me what this means! HELP

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  4. My best friend growing up in Sydney was Melissa Brown. I moved to the US when I was 13yrs old and lost contact with her. I am now 47yrs old and I’ve literally been frantically looking for her since I was 13. I recently found out that she died 7 years ago. I was shattered but also felt some closure. I was sharing my story with a friend and when I got in my car, the song that always makes me think of her played on the radio. The song is Jesse’s Girl from 1981 – not exactly a common song to play these days. I definitely felt it was her telling me that she hears me, knows I was looking for her and that she’s OK!!

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  5. There are many religions in this world all with differing views of heaven or the after-life. When someone passes on do they enter a segregated after-life based on their beliefs during their time on earth , or do they experience and realize an existence of one that encompasses all souls and no differences based on a human belief doctrine?

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  6. Hi Rebecca, I would like to know if you can refer me to anyone like you in the Phoenix area. I have met with a few mediums and they jut don’t have the gift. It can be very very expensive trying to find one who can really connect. I would love to speak with someone that you recommend here.
    Thank you so much.

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  7. Please come to Detroit for small group readings. We have our group ready to go. Love to see you soon.

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