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SOUL SENSING                               Table of Contents

Discovering the Medium Within 

Chapter 1 - Soul Sensing vs. Mediumship:

How I Reconnected a Soul Senser with Her Passed Loved One

Chapter 2
- The Signs of Visitation:
What I Taught the Klaers Family to Look For

Chapter 3
- Why Soul Sensing Works

Chapter 4 - The Real Barriers:
Those I’ve Helped Master Their Doubts and Fears

Chapter 5 - Why & How to Protect Yourself:
Lyn’s Dead Friend Takes Her for a Ride

Chapter 6 - Getting Your Right Brain Right:

How I Taught Dr. Laura Kroeten-Bue to Pierce the Veil 

Chapter 7 - Soul Sensing With Your Chakras

Chapter 8 - Soul Sensing With Your Intuition

Chapter 9 - Afterlife-Communication Tools and How to Use Them

Chapter 10 - Monitoring Your Night Dreams:
What I’ve Taught Bill and Others about Soul Sensing in Their Sleep

Chapter 11 - Observing the Etiquette of Visitation:
How I Helped Jean & Shelley Reopen the Communication Channels

Chapter 12 - Encouraging Visitation:
The Tips I’ve Shared with My Clients for Attracting the Souls of Their Loved Ones

Chapter 13
- Communicating with Passed Pets

Chapter 14 - Sending Messages and Getting Confirmation

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“Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.”
— Thomas Moore

Chapter 6 - Getting Your Right Brain Right

     Peter Bue and Jack had been friends for decades. So, when
Peter died of a heart attack at the age of 54, Jack took a bold step
to help console Peter’s widow, Laura: he hired me to do a medium
session for her.
    Laura Kroeten-Bue had never met a medium. She wasn’t even
sure what to expect from afterlife communications. Yet, if you
asked her today, I’m certain she’d tell you that medium appointment
from her husband’s friend was one of the best gifts she’s ever
received. She had come to the session not to say the good-bye her
husband’s sudden heart attack had precluded, but “Hello, again,
Peter. We’re now able to be back in touch.”
     Peter, a very dynamic spirit, came through with incredible
strength and clarity during that first appointment, and he’s been
communicating with Laura every month since! Unlike most of my
clients, who have a session with me once or twice a year, Laura
wanted appointments at least twice a month. Because I keep my
fees low, she can afford them. Ordinarily, I would have warned
Laura against having medium sessions so often, but she was about
to receive her doctorate in psychology, so I figured she knew about
the dangers of displacement (the unconscious transference of affection
from one person to another). It’s rare, but mediums do need
to be aware that serving as the mouthpiece of a deceased individual
can lead to a client coming to think of that medium as being
that dearly departed person. That’s why it’s important to teach
repeat clients some ways in which to do medium work on their
own. I, therefore, began fairly early on to tell Laura how to develop
her soul senses, so she could receive and send messages to Peter

Left, Logical, Linear
     The first challenge with this was that Laura, a nurse and psychologist,
was predominantly left-brained. People who function
almost exclusively in their left brains during their workday often
have more difficulty engaging in afterlife communications than
more creative, right-brained types.
     None of us choose to be primarily left- or right-brained.
Rather, we’re born with a tendency to be stronger in one or the
other of our brain’s hemispheres. The findings of evolutionary science
point to the likelihood that humankind was originally rightbrained,
and we developed left brains as the need for using tools
and language arose. This change marked the shift from our Garden-
of-Eden fruit-gatherer stage to sweat-of-our-brows hunting
with handmade weapons, in order to scrape out steady livelihoods
for ourselves. Not surprisingly, our left brains have been guiding
us through our workdays ever since. The left brain enables us to
engage in sequential and linear thinking, so we can follow directions
and carry out tasks in the most logical, efficient manner.

Determining Your Dominance
     Consider, for instance, how you give others directions to a
location. If you say things like, “Drive west three miles and turn
north on Maple Street,” you are probably a mainly left-brained
person. If, on the other hand, you phrase directions like this,
“Drive that way [pointing], until you reach the intersection with
the McDonald’s. Then take a right and keep going till you pass
the big shopping center on your left.”—you’re primarily a rightbrained
     The right-brained are into visual cues, such as landmarks,
rather than the more mathematical process of keeping track of
miles traveled on an odometer.
     Here’s a quiz to take to help you determine which side of your
brain is dominant for you. Simply circle the answer that applies
most to you after each statement.
1. I have to write appointment times and tasks down on a calendar
in order to remember them.
True  False
2. I’m almost always very aware of what time it is.
True  False
3. Before beginning a project or assignment at work, I need to
know why I’m doing it or what the ultimate goal is with it.
True  False
4. I’m an out-of-sight-out-of-mind person, needing visual
prompts or cues to remind me what needs to get done and
in what order.
True  False
5. I get bored with doing tasks in order of priority. I prefer to
do what feels most interesting to me at any given time.
True  False
6. When someone asks me to recount an occurrence, I use my
hands and image-filled description, rather than just words,
to do so.
True  False
7. In school, I easily got good grades in math.
True  False
8. I tend to be analytical in my thinking.
True  False
9. I often override my emotions, in order to appear controlled
and consistent.
True  False
10. I’m a realist, rarely indulging in wishful thinking.
True  False
11. I try to do everything the right way.
True  False
12. I think it’s possible to manifest a joyful life for myself.
True  False
13. When I lose one of my belongings, I’m usually able to find
it by mentally picturing where I last saw it.
True  False
14. I read the instructions before trying to assemble an appliance
or piece of equipment.
True  False
15. I tend to run late in getting to work, appointments, or social
True  False
16. I’m often intuitive, knowing when something significant is
about to happen.
True  False
17. Without using any psychic abilities, I would be good at solving
True  False
18. I am very creative. I write poetry, fiction, music, or I paint,
draw, sculpt or make art objects.
True  False
19. I usually write a list of the pluses and minuses, before making
important decisions.
True  False
20. I know undisclosed facts about people I’ve just met.
True  False
     Please check out your results on this quiz by turning to the
end of this chapter. If your answers indicate that you’re more
left-brained than right, I highly recommend you try some of the
exercises in this chapter in order to develop your soul-sensing
     The lists below will help you better understand the functions
of your left and right brains.
Left Brain  
                                         Right Brain
Logic                                                    Intuition
Verbal skills                                          Nonverbal skills (using imagery, not just words)
Conscious processing                           Subconscious processing
Literal interpretations                            Symbolic interpretations
Realistic thinking                                   Fantasizing (daydreaming & night dreaming)
Control, consistency                             Emotions, reactions
Mathematical, scientific tasks                Artistic, musical, dramatic skills
Linear, sequential thinking/tasks            Wholistic thinking (Filling gaps with intuition)
Temporal awareness                            Lack of temporal awareness(Cannot sense time)
Judgment, evaluation                            Nonjudgmental, uncritical thinking

     As you can imagine, those in the composing arts spend many
of their waking hours in their right brains. Other occupations tend
to require mainly left-brain skills. You may have noticed in Chapter
1 that I mentioned I’m the author of fifteen novels issued by
New York publishing houses. That might have seemed just incidental,
when, in fact, it’s the main reason I was able to become a
medium. Had I been a full-time bookkeeper when I met Tjody
Jacobsen, her mother would not have found me nearly as receptive
to her soul’s messages. Why? Because bookkeeping, along with
most other kinds of work we do in our day-to-day lives, is a leftbrain
     Right-brained people tend to be creative and intuitive, usually
choosing to listen to gut feelings, rather than logic. When you
do something creative, you switch over to your right brain and
that’s the lobe you need to strengthen in order to develop your
soul senses.

Play At It
     It surprises most people to learn that they don’t really have to
work to develop their soul senses, they have to play in the creative
ways children do. One of my first questions to those who wish to
communicate with deceased loved ones is, “What do you do that’s
     They usually look taken aback and answer, “Nothing.” And
I’ll say, “Really? You don’t scrapbook, sew, bead, decorate cakes, or
write in a journal? Don’t you have any hobbies that are creative?”
Most people can say yes to this, if they really think about it. To
those who cannot, though, I reply, “Well, start creating right away!
Just dedicate an hour or two a week to it, if that’s all the time you
can spare. You’ll have fun. It will help you relax. And you’ll be
developing your soul senses, all at the same time.”

The Composing Arts
     Go buy a candle-making kit and add your own original
touches to your wax creations. Start finger painting. Decorate a
cake or a sweatshirt. Come up with something completely new
in any area of inventiveness which catches your fancy. What you
create doesn’t have to be perfect or even good. It’s the sheer act of
making it that matters most in this case.
     Have fun, but be sure it’s a creative endeavor, not a performing
one. By that I mean you need to engage in the composing arts:
writing music, fiction, or poetry, designing pottery, jewelry, etc.
I’m not talking about the performing arts, such as singing, dancing,
acting, or reciting someone else’s poetry. You actually have to
create something. For instance, come up with the steps and moves
for an all-new dance routine, rather than performing one that
somebody else choreographed.
     Unfortunately, Peter was the only artist in the Bue marriage.
Although I suggested it, Laura didn’t seem interested in undertaking
creative activities. When I met her, she had a doctorate thesis
to write and lots of paperwork to deal with, due to her husband’s
sudden death. This meant I had to think of another way for her to
access her right brain during her waking hours.


     Laura had started out tape-recording our medium sessions,
but she gradually began recording the details of them in a handwritten
journal. This gave me the opportunity to suggest that she
add to this diary by writing messages to Peter in it. Amazingly,
even though I didn’t know what questions she was writing in her
journal, we discovered that Peter’s responses to them would come
through me during my medium sessions with Laura. Peter was
obviously receiving his wife’s written communications, but the
ultimate goal was to get Laura to a point where she could not only
send messages to him, but receive them as well. This called for a
few very specific steps:

1. Laura’s journaling would have to be contained in a small, portable
notebook, which she could carry in her purse or coat
pocket. She would need to take it almost everywhere she
went. Nine years of full-time novel writing has taught me
that creativity, divine intervention, and messages from the
Other Side tend to strike when we’re keeping our critical left
brains busy with workaday activities. So, Laura had to be prepared
to write down fleeting impressions, words, and images
from Peter, while she was riding the bus to her nursing job,
taking a lunch or coffee break, or even buying groceries.
The spirits of our passed loved ones are attracted by the physical
elements of life: water, air/wind, earth, and fire. Thus, these
souls are notorious for sending messages to us while we’re showering,
driving a car, gardening, or sitting with family or friends near
a glowing hearth. In short, their messages often come when we’re
least able to write them down. So, keeping your portable journal
close at hand is the only way to assure you won’t forget something
2. Laura would have to begin to determine which words and
images were actually from Peter and which were simply the
products of her own memories, daydreaming, or imagination.
While it is very common for a dead loved one to reminisce
with the living about happy times they shared with us
on Earth, bona fide messages from the Other Side tend to
have an out-of-the-blue quality that will indicate they came
from a source outside of your own mind. It’s not unusual, for
instance, to have a memory of a fun family outing flood your
brain when you’re looking at a photo album of that time in
your life. However, when such a memory flashes into your
head while you’re doing something entirely unrelated, it’s the
mark of spirit communication. If you find yourself saying,
“Wow! I haven’t thought about that in years,” and there’s no
external reason why you would now, someone is definitely
popping in on you from the Other Side.
     Afterlife messages also tend to be recurrent. Just as we, the
living, will repeat something we’ve uttered, if we believe the person
we said it to did not hear or comprehend it, so the deceased often
repeat a word or image, if it’s important to get it across to a living
loved one.
3. Laura would have to realize that even fleeting images can form
into messages. So, she would have to put pen to paper, even
if it was only a single word, a doodle, or a seemingly senseless
phrase that popped into her head. Given some time to reflect
upon it, even a fragment of a message might come to make
sense to her.

Personal Meanings
     A great example of this occurred many years ago, when I was
first testing my medium abilities on family and friends. My longtime
confidante, Carole Nelson Douglas, a well-known mystery
novelist, agreed to let me try my hand at doing an afterlife-communication
session between her and a recently deceased associate
of hers. This was a woman I had never met and about whom I
knew nothing.
     As I began the reading, I saw an image of a purple gown.
I told Carole this, but it just didn’t ring a bell for her. As far
as Carole could recall, neither she nor her dead friend had ever
owned a purple gown or even worn one. Nevertheless, this image
remained in my mind the whole time I was bringing through verifiable
information to Carole from her friend. Finally, a voice inside
Soul Sensing: How to Communicate with Your Dead Loved Ones
me said, “Try harder, Janice. What does a purple gown mean to
you personally?”
     I searched my mind for an answer. Purple symbolized royalty
to me. A gown is, of course, more formal than a dress and usually
floor-length. So, who wore a purple gown? My thoughts raced
back to my first memories of such a garment. When I was about
four years old, my adoptive mother had shown me a magazine
photo of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation attire. While her gown
was white, the royal robe she donned just after the ceremony was
made of rich purple velvet. Then, thank Heavens, my right brain
finally made the symbolic leap for me.
     “Was your deceased friend named Elizabeth?” I asked
     “Yes,” she exclaimed. “Never Liz or Beth or any shortening of
that name. Always ‘Elizabeth.’ She was a formal person and very
particular about what others called her.”
     I can sometimes have trouble bringing through names from
the Other Side. I usually get the first initial of a name right, but
Carole’s friend Elizabeth was obviously determined to have me
bring through her name intact. All of this to say that every piece of
information you receive may be significant, no matter how vague
or irrelevant it may seem at first.
     Getting back to Laura Bue, however: she was on board with
the three specifics of journaling. She kept her notebook with her
as much as possible. She was demonstrating a good sense of what
were legitimate messages from Peter versus her own thoughts and
reflections. She also worked regularly with me to sort out the
images which both she and I received when communicating with
him. Nevertheless, she was still too tentative and nonspecific in
gathering and interpreting soul-sensing information. She would,
for example, mention receiving a vision of a particular color from
Peter, but then she couldn’t bring through anything more to help
fit it into some kind of context. She would talk about experiencing
a certain sensation from him, such as shortness of breath—but she
was unable to tell me if this should be attributed to a past event,
like Peter’s heart attack, or some future happening he was trying to
foretell. She didn’t seem able to fill in the gaps in the information
Peter was giving her with either her intuition or with left-brained
logic. In short, she still was not spending enough of her waking
hours in her right brain.

A Different Kind of Meditation

I suggested she start meditating on a regular basis. Because
this would only require a few minutes per day, she agreed to try
it. Be advised, however, that the meditation I recommend for promoting
medium communications is different from the garden-variety
type most people do for the purposes of relaxation.
     Any kind of meditation can be difficult, at first, because it
involves stilling your body and quieting your mind. Sounds a little
like being asleep, right? You have to do it while you’re awake, however,
and that’s what makes it tricky.
     All types of meditation start with these three steps:
1. Getting quiet
2. Getting comfortable
3. Getting focused
Getting quiet means not only quieting your mind, but shutting
down the noise around you. Turn off your TV, radio, and any
other sounds in your environment. Obviously, it’s best to meditate
when you’re alone or can, at least, be left alone. If you’ve got noisy
family members or neighbors, try using headphones or ear-buds
when meditating. You might choose a white-noise tape to listen to
in order to block out the sounds around you. Listening to recordings
of drumming or repetitive, percussive music is an even better
choice for medium meditation. In this way, you give a heartbeat
back to your deceased loved one. This sort of rhythm can summon
the passed party you seek in much the same way that fire, wind,
water, and soil do.
     Do not choose music with lyrics, however. Deciphering words is
a left-brain skill, and the goal of medium meditation is to get into
your right brain and stay there for several minutes.

A Vacation for Your Mind

     Unless we stop them, our brains automatically race to all of
the left-brain things we have to do in the upcoming day: our 9-to-5
jobs, errands, cooking, cleaning, child care, pet care—you know
the list. In fact, most of us wake up with it marching through our
heads every morning. That’s why meditation is so important. It
allows us to steal a few minutes away from all of our day-to-day
demands. It’s a vacation for the mind, and I hope you’ll come to
view it not as just another must-do, but as something you enjoy—
your own private trip to the peace and wisdom of the Other Side.
     It’s crucial to be physically comfortable while you’re meditating.
Choose a cushy piece of furniture to sit on; but don’t meditate
lying down. A reclining position can too easily lead to falling
asleep, which may cause you to be late for all of your daily obligations.
For this reason, I also recommend setting a timer to let you
know when your designated meditation time has ended.
     As for getting focused, begin by paying attention to your
breathing. Breathe in slowly to the count of four. Then exhale
gradually to the count of four. After doing this a couple times,
press a finger to the outer side of your left nostril to close it. Then
inhale and exhale through your right nostril only. This will help
stimulate your right brain.

I Scry
     Your next object of focus will be a scrying bowl. This is a
clean earthenware or baked-clay bowl filled halfway to the rim
with fresh water. Set it on a table in front of you. Or, if you prefer,
sit on the floor and place the bowl between your legs, so you can
comfortably stare down into it.
     This type of meditation is meant to cultivate your clairvoyant
abilities. It helps you gather images from the Other Side which
you can then piece into messages. This method has been used by
mediums since ancient times, with its origins in Greece. The use
of the life-giving elements of water and earth (in the form of your
earthen bowl) help amplify your deceased loved one’s ability to
send you images. Make a mental note of anything that appears to
you in the bowl. Then jot it down when your session is over. It’s
best not to interrupt your meditative state in order to write about
any images you see, because the physical act of writing is a leftbrain
skill. For this reason, you may want to describe any images
you see into a tape recorder.
     A similar medium method is the psychomanteum or “mirror
gazing.” Also known as an apparition booth, this is done in a small
darkened room or closet. Letting little or no light into the room, sit
in a comfortable chair before a large, free-standing or wall mirror
and gaze into it for several minutes. In most cases, the gazer begins
to see an image or images in the mirror.
     Admittedly, this method is too spooky for me. I don’t like
staring at anything in the dark, unless I’m stargazing or visiting a
planetarium. Nevertheless, Dr. Raymond Moody, author of Life
After Life, used the psychomanteum in his research following
hundreds of subjects seeking reunions with deceased loved ones,
and he concluded that it was useful in healing grief. Part of the
success of the psychomanteum method is, undoubtedly, the sensory
deprivation it imposes. If total darkness would unnerve you
in such an endeavor, however, you might want to try adding the
flickering light of a single candle to it. Archaeologists have concluded
that, when the ancient Greeks used this method, it was
done in a cave or darkened maze wherein there were probably lit
torches or oil lamps, so firelight should not compromise its effectiveness.

Automatic Writing
Once Laura was meditating on a regular basis, she could
expand her journal entries about Peter to include some automatic
writing. This is a technique in which you meditate for a few minutes,
then you write down anything that pops into your mind.
Don’t worry about forming whole sentences or whether what you’re
writing makes sense. The right brain is a nonjudgmental lobe, so
don’t criticize what you write. Don’t pay any attention to the part
of your left brain that says things like “That’s the wrong word” or
“That’s not how that’s spelled.” This is not the time to edit, but
just to write.
     To help assure you’re not being critical of your automatic writing,
try doing it with your eyes shut. The more you do this, the
more you’ll begin to sense that the deceased loved one you seek is
channeling through you and making your hand write the words
and messages he or she wishes to convey.

Automatic Drawing

When I bring through messages from Peter to Laura, he
often prefers to converse with me via automatic drawing. What
more perfect means of communicating for a professional artist
and painter like Peter? The only problem with it is that I can’t
draw my way out of a paper bag! And Laura says she doesn’t draw
well enough to even attempt it. Then again, she has so many of
Peter’s masterful paintings around her that it’s probably impossible
for her to feel equal to the task of drawing anything. Nevertheless,
to the extent to which my pathetic doodling captures what
Peter means to draw, it has proven to be a viable means of mediumship
for me. I have facilitated afterlife communications for thousands of
spirits and their living loved ones through the years, so it’s interesting
to me that Peter is the only soul who has moved me to
do automatic drawing. Of course, being primarily clairaudient, I
gather most of his messages with my inner ear. Yet he still manages
to convey a lot of information by compelling me to draw.
When Laura and I do our sessions, my note pad becomes splashed
with childlike depictions of flowers, people, animals, household
objects, and just about anything else Peter wishes to discuss with
his widow. However simplistic, my automatic drawings are good
enough for me to describe them to Laura during our phone sessions
and for her, in turn, to deduce what Peter means by them.
They are usually references to what has most recently happened in
Laura’s life or those of their two grown daughters.
     Peter will have me draw a certain kind of food, for instance,
and then I’ll discover from Laura that she has eaten it within the
past day or so. He may move me to sketch a garment or accessory,
whereupon Laura will confirm that she has recently purchased
or worn something matching my picture. These are the ways in
which Peter assures his wife and daughters that he is still a part
of their day-to-day lives and that he continues to share in their
earthly experiences.

What You See Is What They Mean

Most mediums would agree that you should start by taking
any image you receive literally. That is to say that, if Peter has me
draw a couple of peaches, he probably means actual pieces of the
fruit we all know as peaches. Nevertheless, this is where you, the
client, have the absolute advantage over a medium who is trying
to help you with afterlife communications. When I told Laura
that I had received such an image during one of our sessions, she
corrected me and said, “No. Peter doesn’t mean real peaches. He
means our daughters’ childhood friend ‘Peaches,’ who just got
back into town the other day and came to visit us. His real name
isn’t ‘Peaches,’ of course. That’s just a nickname the girls gave him.
His name is actually James.”
     It’s just this sort of double or hidden meaning that makes it
necessary for professional mediums to remember to convey precisely
the images they are shown by the deceased and not indulge
the urge to add too much self-interpretation to them. Had I,
instead, said to Laura, “You’ve been eating peaches lately,” rather
than “Peter’s showing me peaches. What does that mean?”—she
might not have picked up on Peter’s reference to his having witnessed
his daughters’ reunion with their longtime friend.
     Two other stunning examples of this have occurred recently
during my afterlife-communication sessions with Laura and Peter.
The first was that Peter had me draw the kind of pronged-branches
one might see serving as “arms” on a snowman. I told Laura about
this image, content to think it referred to her recently having seen
a snowman. She informed me, however, that Peter was, in fact,
acknowledging his youngest daughter’s nickname for him: “Skeletor
     Then, just a moment later, Peter showed me normal human
hands squeezing a tomato until it burst into a runny red mess.
According to Laura, this had nothing to do with someone actually
squishing a tomato. Rather, it was Peter’s follow up to the
last image he’d brought through. Laura instantly knew what this
description meant: Peter’s nickname for his youngest daughter, in
turn, was “Catsup Girl,” because of her tendency to put catsup on
almost everything she eats.

Past Or Present?
     In addition to all Peter says about Laura’s present life, he often
talks about their experiences together when he was still physically
alive. Like all of us, he refers to current and past events when he
speaks. Unfortunately, time telling is the hardest part of mediumship.
The right brain doesn’t gauge time well. So, again, a client like
Laura has the decided advantage over her professional medium. A
great example of this occurred just a few months ago, when I was
doing a session with Laura. “Peter is showing me a picture of your
oldest daughter on a TV Guide. What does this mean? Did she
make it onto a reality show or something?”
     Laura laughed. “No. Years ago, when she was nine or ten,
Peter painted a mockup of a TV Guide cover. Then he added her
face to it. You know. To give her a thrill, like ‘you’re the star of the
week, sweetheart.’”
     Once Laura explained this to me, it made total sense. Peter’s
paintings often captured this type of pop culture. Creating incredibly
precise paintings of modern celebrities was his specialty. Without
Laura’s participation in this afterlife communication, however,
I would not have realized he was referring to an event which happened
over a decade earlier.

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In addition to his commentary on his family’s past and present,
Peter also indicates that he can tune into his wife’s thoughts.
I’ll often tell Laura about an image I’m receiving from Peter only
to hear her say, “I was just thinking about that today!”
     It’s not typical for spirits to be able to read the thoughts of the living, but
Peter and Laura were married for over two decades and they are
still soul mates. All this to say that, once you begin receiving telepathic
messages from your deceased loved one, it becomes possible
for you to graduate beyond the medium’s language of images and
symbols to having dialogs with him or her in your head.
     This happened to me recently, when I received word of the
death of an old family friend. Suddenly, my mind was filled with
an amazingly vivid stream of all of the unique features of her
house on Lake Minnetonka. I even saw her two long-dead German
Shepherds, whom she assures me have been reunited with her in
Heaven. These forty-year-old images zipped through my mind in
such an exhilarating rush that I found myself awestruck. I thought
I had forgotten about them, but our old friend Barbara brought
them back to the fore of my brain as if I were just seeing them for
the first time. I whispered my profound thanks that Heaven had
brought such a joyful, indomitable role model into my life when I
was a young girl.
     Barbara, like Peter, was a person who lived life to the fullest
until the day she died and who always overcame boredom and
drudgery with creativity and resolution. Both Barbara and Peter
seem determined to make certain that we, the living, can one day
make the transition to Heaven with a sense of anticipation rather
than fear—knowing that death is only another step in the evolution
of our souls. So, it’s with their kind assurances that I promise
you, if you practice the form of meditation I’ve described in this
chapter, you, too, will eventually experience this wonderful type of
afterlife telepathic communication with a loved one.

Peter’s Predictions
     Because the dead are not functioning in the realm of time, they
can also give us messages about the future. While most medium
sessions with the deceased are not intended to generate prophetic
information, Laura and I started to notice that Peter would sometimes
send images during a session that did not pertain to the
present or the past. Laura would then check with her daughters
to determine whether the information related to either of them.
When both claimed it did not, Laura and I would have to write it
off as what we mediums call a “miss.” This is an incorrect or irrelevant
message that may have been caused by a variety of problems
on the receiving end
     Misses are most often the result of a medium misinterpreting or over
interpreting a message or image. They can also be caused by what
I refer to as “channel drift,” as with radio transmissions.
If two or more spirits are speaking at once or, if the
spirit “frequency” you’re on drifts into another afterlife-communication
channel, messages naturally become confused or garbled.
Because this didn’t happen very often with Peter and me, Laura
seemed content to ignore it. That is until such seemingly impertinent
messages turned out to be predictions of future events!
In one instance, Peter told me that one of Laura’s close relatives
was about to marry. However, both Laura and her daughters
claimed to know nothing of any wedding plans in the pipe. Then,
weeks later, Laura informed me that one of her family members
had indeed eloped and kept it a secret from her immediate family
for months.
     Once Laura and I realized Peter was able and willing to
impart some future events to us, we noticed that he became more
exact about them. “When you go to Europe, you will meet someone
famous,” he had me tell Laura, before she went on vacation
     Peter was a painter of some note. His art is part of the Minnesota
Historical Society’s collection and his work has recently
won the interest of the Weisman Museum. So, I thought it likely
that Peter had some well-known contacts in the art world. Just
for clarification, therefore, I asked Laura if she or her daughters
knew of any such contacts in Europe. Laura assured me they did
not. Yet, when she returned from their trip to France and Italy
a few weeks later, she phoned me and excitedly announced that,
through a series of unexpected events, she and her daughters had
been allowed to meet Pope Benedict XVI!
     This serendipitous encounter had come about due to a casual
conversation Laura had with a British acquaintance, named Peter,
just outside the Coliseum. He happened to have passes to a prayer
service at the Vatican. He offered them to Laura, and, being a
devout Catholic, she gladly accepted them. This resulted in Laura
and her daughters coming within just a few feet of the Pope and
being personally blessed by him during the service.
     This future-events messaging continued with Peter and eventually
led to him foretelling world happenings. That, however, is a
subject that has proven so momentous that it really deserves a book
all its own. Suffice it to say that, as of this writing, Peter has made
33 correct predictions of world events. 
     In any case, I’m very happy to report that Laura has progressed
in her afterlife communications with Peter to a point where
he not only witnesses her earthly life, but sometimes temporarily
transports her spirit to his current plane of existence in Heaven.
This has been the result of Laura’s persistence in developing her
two strongest soul senses: clairvoyance and clairsentience. Monitoring
her meditation sessions and her night dreams has proven
key for her in all of this.
     As with most endeavors, you’ll find that fine-tuning the afterlife-
communication process requires experimentation and practice.
In time, you, too, will discover the soul-sensing methods that
work best for you.

Results of Left-brain, Right-brain Quiz: If you answered
“True” to questions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, your right
brain is dominant. If you answered “True” to questions 2, 7, 8, 9,
10, 11, 14, 17, 19, you are more left-brained.

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