Do Loved Ones Communicate After Death Via Signs and Synchronicity?

Do Loved Ones Communicate After Death Via Signs and Synchronicity?

Do Loved Ones Communicate After Death Via Signs and Synchronicity?

After the death of a loved one, do you ever feel like they are communicating to you through strange signs or an unusual synchronicity? This happened to me around my dad – who’s passed. But I’m on the fence. Read on…

When I was thirteen, I returned home one night from a record hop to discover there had been a power failure throughout our neighborhood.

My whole house was pitch black…except for my dad’s study, where he normally loved to sit and chart the ups and downs of our world’s commodities – slowly by hand – into a large chart book.

This was in the 1970’s – a time long before computers, when financial advisors were called “stock brokers,” and they tracked their trades with handwritten charts.

I was curious about how and why this one room in our house was illuminated. I stood on my tippy toes and peered into the window of my dad’s office.

Signs and Synchronicity after a loved one is deceased
There my dad sat, his commodities chart book sprawled open on his desk- and dozens of lit Hanukah candles were lined up in a circle around his work, his body poised in hypnotic  concentration.

The scene looked at first like a spiritual ritual.

It was as if my father were praying to the gods of porkbellies, lumber and corn.

I chuckled – but I was not surprised to see my dad had figured out a candle-lit way to stay hard at work, even in the midst of a neighborhood power failure. My dad often labored into the lateness of night.

It made sense to me that even in the middle of a power outage, my father’s unremitting passion for his work could not be dimmed an iota.

I confess I inherited my dad’s passion for work. Although I chose a very different career for myself. Nowadays, I often set my alarm to go off at 5am so I can sit in the silence of our home and work on a new book or new online webinar.

My career path has been zig zagging one. I began my career in advertising – winning a CLIO my first 6 months in the business – then rising up to Senior VP in my late twenties.

When Loved Ones Die, Do They send messsages via signs
But I wasn’t happy with my job choice.

I didn’t want to write ads which inspired people to buy a new, improved toothpaste.

Instead I wanted to write books which inspired people to think and act in new, improved ways.

And so in my late twenties I quit advertising to be an author.

I thank my dad for teaching me to prioritize the size of my career passions over the size of my career paycheck.

Thanks to my dad I grew up believing that you need to love what you do for a living – and now I’m sharing this core belief with my son Ari.

I wish I could introduce my son to my father – but my father’s been gone for a long time now. He passed away at 77 – when I was in my forties.

Although my dad was actually gone, before my dad was gone.

My father sadly (make that tragically) endured a devastating memory problem for over a decade.

my father communicated to me after he passed away
It was noticed slowly – in stages.

My dad forgot…

  • where he put the car keys.
  • and where he parked the car.
  • which car he presently owned.
  • how to get where he was going while driving the car.

And then my dad’s driver’s license was taken away.

The doctor explained why…


Soon after there was a secondary diagnosis:


At first all this was very hard to believe. But then my father began losing inordinate amounts of weight. It seemed that my dad had lost his appetite along with his memory.

When I was a child, my father used to resemble Marlon Brando in On The Waterfront.

my father looked like marlon brandon

Marlon Brando in On The Waterfront

Now my dad was starting to look more and more like Henry Fonda in On Golden Pond.

my father looked like henry ford

Henry Ford in On Golden Pond

My dad was brought to Lenox Hill Hospital for a round of tests.

He was told he needed to stay… for a while.

When I last saw my father, I was not a mom yet.

I did have a boyfriend at the time, who my father smiled at a lot. But I was never sure if my dad remembered who my boyfriend was.

I remember one time in particular that my boyfriend and I visited my dad in the hospital.

My dad sat up in bed, seemingly alert, but looking strangely tiny.

Each time I’d visit my dad he looked smaller and smaller.

The incredibly shrinking father.

My dad was never much of a talker. But in the last six months before the end of his life, he’d become practically mute. And whenever he did talk, his voice was a soft, raspy whisper.

“Hi dad,” I greeted him one day at the hospital – trying to sound cheery. “I’m back – visiting you with Greg again.” I motioned to my boyfriend – hoping to prompt my dad’s memory.

“Where am I?” my dad whispered, looking around the hospital room. “Which hotel?”

“You’re in the hospital,” I corrected him.

my father lost his memory before he passed away
“When can I go home to Hilgrove Lane?“ he asked.

This was the address of our childhood home.

“Dad, you and mom moved out of that house a few years ago,” I corrected him.

“I loved that home,” my dad said. “It has so many happy memories – of when you were a kid.” He smiled at me – then looked at my boyfriend. “Karen was such a sweet, good little girl,” my dad told him.

I smiled. I loved that although my father had been stripped of his memory, he had not been stripped of his essence.

My father was the epitome of kindness. Always.

Throughout my childhood, my father rarely lost his temper. He was always patient and empathic and generous of heart.

Later at his funeral…

My “father’s kindness” was the repeated refrain in all of the eulogies given.

Do Loved Ones Communicate After Death Via Signs and Synchronicity?
The nurses at the hospital who only knew my father in this diluted form also shared with me the strength of my father’s kindness. Each and every nurse commented consistently about what a sweet man my father was.

And he was.

My father loved books on positive thinking. He shared with me his philosophies on positivity from the books he read.

After my father’s death….

My mom gave me one of his books called, “The Magic of Believing.” This book was written in 1948 – and was a version of “The Secret” – but ahead of its time.

When I cracked open the book, I saw there were many underlinings and notes my dad had made. The underlinings and notes made me cry. I realized this was a way my dad could continue to communicate to me after his death.

It was my dad’s way of saying, “Look at this paragraph, Karen – oh and – here’s a sentence I want you to keep in mind.”

I will give the book (with its talkative underlinings) to my son Ari when he is old enough to read and understand it.

This book will be a way for my dad to communicate to my son. And my son to get to know his grand pop.

Do Loved Ones Communicate After Death?

My son Ari was born on August 27 2010 – the exact day my dad passed away – just three years before.

When Loved Ones Die, Do They Communicate Through Synchronicity

My son, Ari Salmansohn

Since 2010 from now on August 27th marks both the day of my dad’s passing – and the day of my son’s arrival.

I sometimes wonder…

Was my son’s August 27th arrival a “wink” from my dad.

Was this a sign my beloved dad was communicating after his death?

I’m not very “woo woo” about things like spirits visiting us.

Instead I’m more of a single woo.

  • open to believing that this is possible
  • still not fully convinced

But I’m writing this essay today because I recently received another wink from the universe.

A Sign of A Loved One Communicating After Death

I was walking down the street with my son – and saw an older man. He was his seventies and looked exactly like my dad.

My heart stopped for a moment – because the similarities were so strong.

This older gentleman made eye contact with me. He then looked at my son and smiled.

“What a sweet and handsome son you have,” this older gentleman said.

When Loved Ones Die, Do They Communicate Through Synchronicity
“Um, thanks,” I said – happy for the opportunity to stare at this man further.

It was uncanny the resemblance he shared with my dad.

As mentioned, I’m not “woo woo” about things like spirits visiting us. I’m more of a single woo.

But I gotta say, I felt strangely moved by this brief encounter.

It truly felt like it was a wink from my dad.

I Want To Believe Loved Ones Communicate After Death

I am writing this essay today – as a tribute to my dad.

Truly, I want to believe loved ones can communicate after death – so I wanted to wink right back at my dad – via this essay.

Often I think about how much my son would have loved his grandfather – if he had met him.

And I know you all would have loved him too.

This essay is my way of introducing my dad to all of you who are here on my site today.

Note: The death of my father and the birth of my son have together extra-motivated me to take the very best care of my health. I spent 2 years interviewing our world’s top aging experts and immersing myself in fascinating longevity research. I took all of this passionate work of research and turned it into a bestselling longevity book LIFE IS LONG! I’m excited to share this cutting edge knowledge with you – so you can live longer and healthier! If you’re committed to protecting yourself against age-related diseases and dementia, you will love LIFE IS LONG!

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