Sunday, 09 October 2016 13:12

Q is in the House

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Nearly seven years have passed since the Q-man transitioned back to pure energy.  He rocked our world with his visits and so changed our perspective that we have published two books about our experiences and experiences of others.  So many visits and signs, and we are grateful for every one of them!


Early in our journey of finding our footing in what can only be termed a new normal, Joe and Ann Kechter stopped by for a visit.  Their visit came at a time when Quinton had only been gone for two and one-half months.  Joe and Ann lost their son in the Columbine tragedy and had experienced many signs from their son Mathew, so they were perfect to provide us with counsel. 


Joe and I spoke man to man, but before he left, his eyes sparkled and he asked, “Have you seen anything strange?”  The courage it takes to ask that question when somebody is in the throes of grieving is huge, but he asked the question and I leapt and said yes!  He said to enjoy it because it probably won’t last for forever; the “it” being the signs and visits.  Now, after nearly seven years have passed, we only go to group settings with a medium to lend our own energy to help those in attendance to get messages. 


With that thought in mind we attended the Helping Parents Heal April 17th meeting with Medium Shannon Horton.  After we arrived, just as the meeting was starting, we sat down and became comfortable.  The first spirit who came through was a gift from heaven.  He was a little boy who had a message for his Mom who wasn’t even there, but his Mom’s friend was there.  This six-year-old little boy shared that he escaped his body and subsequently didn’t feel any pain before he was killed.  As he spoke he shared a very, very strong message of forgiveness towards his killer and directed his Mom to forgive this individual as well.  To start a session like this was over-the-top as everyone in the audience was enraptured with what was going on and the Mom’s friend was in tears and eventually left to try and contact this sweet little boy’s mother. 


At this point, I closed my eyes and slumped toward Kristine.  The exhausting week still weighed heavily on me.  This is where the second spirit came through and Shannon asked if anyone knew Scott or anyone who had a name that began with S.  Well, I don’t know about you, but when a medium throws out a name – I fixate on the name and completely forget the “or name that begins with S”.  I listened silently, almost dozing when I heard her say that she was being drawn to the man in with glasses and in the blue shirt.  I open my eyes and look around; she was directing her comments to me and asked if I knew Scott or anybody with a name that begins with S, and then asked if my son transitioned.  After a moment I indicated that our son’s middle name is Stone and it became clear that he was making contact through Shannon.


There was a lot of information packed into Quinton’s visit and thank goodness Shannon provided a recording.  Kristine and I strongly recommend recording any sessions with a medium; I am still having a tough time processing all the information provided, and must listen to the recording multiple times for it to begin to sink in, but here is a snap shot:

  • I tend to think of Quinton as a boy; he would be a teenager now and would like me to think of him as an adult, but he indicated he will stop aging at 20.  LOL
  • Quinton has a great sense of humor and he gets that from both Kristine and I.  See above!
  • Kristine took his transition the hardest, but Quinton is with her daily.
  • There is nothing that could have been done to avoid his transition; this was part of our soul contracts.
  • Our love is helping Quinton on the other side.
  • Quinton is an old soul, and was meant to blast his healing / loving energy brightly for a short time here in the physical world.
  • Quinton validated some plans Kristine is in the early stages of developing that relate to helping others organize their lives.  This may take the form of being a consultant as she is always helping others.
  • Quinton validated that he is always messing with us by changing the times on the clocks in our house and even sometimes helping me get to my appointments when I am expected to be late.  He also will delay me to prevent me from getting into accidents.

This reading was riddled with validating comments.  Shannon does not know us and nor is much of this information in our books, for those who might be skeptically minded.  Also, Quinton made contact through his middle name – never happened before!  This was another first for us with Quinton and Shannon’s reading was probably the strongest he has come through to us via a medium.


This is where the rubber meets the road. Not only did his visit lift our spirits, but it again reinforces that truly, there is no death.  There is only a doorway, a veil and our loved ones are on the other side and available to us in times we know not.


Blessings!
-Ernie and Kristine Jackson

Sunday, 09 October 2016 13:08

Sunbeam Fingers and Sprinkles

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The man sat in his loft, meditating and praying.  He spoke to his son, telling him how much he missed him, how much he would like to see him, speak with him and asking for a sign.  He wasn’t there long, but he spoke earnestly before getting up to ready himself for the day.

The Arizona morning was pleasant, not quite cold, but certainly not warm yet; summer was still a couple of months away, maybe if they were lucky, longer than that.  As the man drove toward the freeway, the sun, already risen, was blocked by trees.  As the man approached the freeway the sun became visible but is was partially blocked by a cloud.  Turning to go east, the man took a closer look.

The sunbeams were pushing through the cloud and the man thought of a hand.  He reached up, placing his fingers into the sunbeam fingers and began to cry.  He drove like that for a minute, his fingers interwoven with his son’s, then lowered his hand, moving it to his heart in a silent prayer of gratitude for the sign.  And then, from nowhere, it began to sprinkle rain – in Phoenix, where rain had not fallen in months.

The man contemplated the sprinkles.  He wondered from where they fell for the cloud near the sun was too far to make sprinkles on him.  He looked up and around, but there were only wisps of clouds nearby.  Simultaneously while trying to make sense of it, he remembered a long-ago ceremony in his hometown, nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  The ceremony was so commemorate a bench that the community had built to remember their son; a bench that his dear friends had insisted that he participate in building.  On the second year of this celebration of their son, concrete was poured in front of the bench.  Nearing the completion of the smoothing and finishing of the concrete, it had begun to sprinkle.  One of the neighbors looked skyward with a knowing expression on his face.  That neighbor was a native of Hawaii.  And then he explained, in his culture – when it sprinkles during ceremonies and sacred events like the one we were having, it means the spirits are near. 

The man, missing his son, had earnestly asked for a sign, some communication with his son on the other side and in response, got a double barreled blast.  The man recognized it for what it was and was filled with emotion; he was filled with love and appreciation for his son on the other side who had sent him yet again another sign.

And the lesson – don’t dismiss these signs.  There are no coincidences.  If it is weird, unusual, never happened before or odd – stop, sit a moment in silence and let it in.  These are the significant moments. Even in doubt, even if you might not believe, think about your loved one on the other side. Celebrate them.

Blessings! -Ernie and Kristine Jackson

Sunday, 09 October 2016 13:02

Golfing with Quinton

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I become deeply immersed in the system of things; in complete and total mindless busyness!  I learn and grow in this busy state, which of course is part of our purpose for being here.   It is sometimes hard to let go and simply enjoy myself.

Case in point, I felt bad about leaving work to attend the annual BOMA Phoenix golf tournament.  I was fielding calls and handling busy work up until I left, and was still taking calls on the way.  However, I was curious to see what I was supposed to experience at the tournament because it is rarely simply about having fun, although it was part of my agenda.  Whenever I golf, I think of Quinton and hope he will make his presence known in some way.  My expectations increase when I golf at any BOMA tournament.  

I did have fun playing golf, and I was doing a pretty good job.  I was encouraged since because of my surgically repaired shoulder and the simple fact that I don’t practice, I will never be a long ball hitter.  Making contact with the ball is good enough.  We came up to a hole where we met some new friends who had become vendor partners.  They had set up a goal post with several footballs at the hole.  Well, Quinton and I loved throwing a football, so when I picked one up and started tossing it around with the guys.  Of course, I was thinking of Q.   This experience completely lifted my spirits and allowed me to feel that Quinton was with me.  I didn’t know what hole we were on until later in the week.

Then, while I was golfing, I hit one of the best shots off the tee.  I started jumping around, laughing and giggling, saying that it was the best ever! Or so I thought.  A couple of holes later, I hit my truly best shot ever off the tee.  I was so impressed that I measured it.  It was 210 yards; something I have never done.  It was straight and low, and I had made clean contact with it, neither hitting too far under nor topping the ball.  I knew Quinton was there.   Since we were playing a scramble, my shot was chosen.  My next shot had us on the green, about 8 feet from the hole.  Being able to hit two amazing shots in a row has never happened before!  Never!  I ended up carding a par on the hole, but the quality of the shots was enough for me to know that Q was there with me.  But it gets better!

As we drove to the next hole, I wondered what hole I had been on, looking for any additional coincidences.  I was thinking this as we rolled up to the 16th hole.  Well, I'll be, I thought.  Quinton’s shenanigans had taken place on the 15th hole!  I was not at all surprised and knew that this was still another validation that my son was with me on those swings and at that hole.  

A couple of days later, I met with one of the friends with whom I was throwing the football.  I asked him on which hole they had chosen to install the goal.  I was shocked when he told me that it was the 12th hole.  You might think this is all a coincidence, but after many years of recognizing and acknowledging signs from Q, I realized that this was no accident.  Quinton was born on December 15!  12/15 and it was on those two holes that he was with me.  And while he was with me he lightened my load and allowed my spirit to soar.

Blessings!  

May you recognize the signs of your loved ones when they visit! -Ernie and Kristine Jackson

 

Sunday, 09 October 2016 12:57

The Gift

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My gift comes on the heels of the worst tragedy.  My gift is appreciation and gratitude, for my family.  My gift caused me to have a paradigm shift, from being absorbed in more worldly things like my job, the money I made, the nightly news - to what is, in fact, essential.  I was aware of this before since so much of what I did was for my family’s comfort, but the gift changed it somehow.  It made it more!

I received the gift of perspective, and all of us who have lost someone who is dear have received it.  All of us who have had a child transition to the other side before we have, leaving us here, struggling to get our footing in this new normal, have been given this gift.  

As we move beyond our enormous pain, as our children visit us in our dreams and send us signs, we learn that they actually aren’t “dead.” Still, we miss them so.  But forging past that gaping hole, many of us end up with a divine appreciation – for everything. And this perspective is our gift to the world; a gift we have an opportunity to share with others.  

Our son, Quinton Stone Jackson, immediately began to visit us after transitioning in a horrible accident.  These visits changed everything, but still, there is hurt; hurt about which I need not tell you.  And now, we are blessed to be grandparents; the eldest turns three on July 17th, and the youngest turned one on March 18th.  

It is hard to express the joy they bring to Kristine and me.  Especially me, because now I know and I understand what I missed.  Of course, all grandparents feel the same way about their grandchildren, but for a grandparent who has lost a child, that magical bond seems to multiply by, well, pick a number.

I give my gift to them; the gift of being present.  Looking these treasured grandchildren deeply in their eyes as we babble, making faces and funny noises; as we cuddle and walk and swim.  Of course, not all of us have grandkids, but we still have an opportunity lovingly to share our gift of perspective, gratitude, and appreciation with those around us.  It is not an obligation to do so because sometimes we just don't feel up to it.  However, being able to share when we do feel uplifted or when the moment is right, sharing the perspective that we are grateful to be with our friends and loved ones is remarkable.

So, here I sit, after publishing two books, moving in and out of the corporate world. Here I sit, just completing the 2nd edition of 'Quinton’s Messages' and reliving along the way.  Here I sit with the realization that I am honored to be part of my daughter and son-in-law’s lives, and especially a part of my grandson’s lives.  This inclusion is more important than anything else.  It overshadows everything, and it shapes our future.

We are needed.  We have a valued perspective that today's world today yearns to understand.  We don’t have to preach it, just live it, so that others may see us and be equally inspired to have the gratitude and appreciation that we have for life.  Share the gift.

-Blessings!  May you recognize the signs of your loved ones when they visit!


-Ernie and Kristine Jackson

Friday, 07 October 2016 13:04

Quinton Visits through Jaime Clark

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Quinton Visits through Jamie Clark

Sunday, August 21st started like any other Sunday.  Morning coffee and quiet time, but that was short-lived and soon the routine changed.  Usually we have homemade breakfast together (my wife Kristine, my mother-in-Law Nellie and myself), but not this morning.  Kristine and Nellie had a desire to have a sausage Griddle from McDonalds.  This was one of Quinton’s favorites (as well as their French fries) and we just don’t go to McDonalds anymore for breakfast or a burger.  

After breakfast I was in my home office trying to get a little organized and go through emails, but I realized that I was on the verge of tears.  I was weepy for some reason as I listened to George Winston’s Autumn CD from years ago.  Then I was able to Facetime with my daughter and her two sons, Salvador Quinton and Santino.  As we spoke, the the George Winston CD ended and it automatically advanced to the next CD.  This was unusual because normally the player does not advance to the next CD and more importantly, the soundtrack to the animated movie 'Spirit' came on loud and clear.  This is Quinton’s favorite movie and soundtrack.  Kristine called to me, asking if I had done that intentionally, because today was a big day!

Sunday, August 21st we were going to the Helping Parents Heal meeting at Unity of Phoenix and would be able to be in the presence of our friend and brother Jamie Clark.  Yes, Psychic Medium Jamie Clark!  We know and love Jamie and he knows us.  He has connected with our son before, which is always momentous.  In these parent meetings, we don’t expect to hear from Quinton, but we go to lend our support and energy to Jamie and all the other parents hoping to hear from their loved ones.  We don’t expect anything because we have had so many amazing validations.  In fact, we have written two books about how Quinton has visited and what we have learned.  I would actually hate to be a medium trying to bring Quinton to us in an original way, but I still wore red (one of Quinton’s favorite colors). When it came time to pick a seat, we actually picked ones in the back in an effort to be inconspicuous, but that didn’t work out as planned and Jamie put his hand on my shoulder when he came in to say 'Hi.'

The meeting started and Jamie began bringing through validations.  I had my eyes on a mother and son at the front of the room, and I focused on them and hoped they would receive what they needed.  When Jamie came to us, I started looking behind me – it never fails that even when I am sitting that far back,  I assume the medium is directing their comments to somebody in front of me or behind me.  Jamie commented on my cross.  Clearly he hasn’t read our second book because the first chapter is titled “The Cross” and I share how it came to me.  It is quite distinctive; he asked how it came to me and I just indicated that it was gifted.  He went on to say I would be gifted another.  Well that is cool, I thought, but then it got real!  You see, when an amazing medium like Jamie Clark or Susanne Wilson speak they always find a way to bring through our children in an original way!  And when this happens, I am invariably like a deer caught in the headlights.  I will readily acknowledge and voice my awe, gratitude and appreciation when others get an unbelievably amazing and undeniably validating comment, but when it happens to me, it takes me some time to process it.  It is as if my rational mind is trying to understand how he could possibly know that.

Next thing I know, Jamie says, “Quinton asked that you save him a few french fries.”   No joke – We just don’t go to McDonalds; it has been years, we just don’t do it, but this morning we had gone and now this comment from Quinton, via Jamie. This was one of the most validating comments I have ever experienced and it was courtesy of our Quinton and Jamie.  Well, Mr. Clark – you now have my attention, my friend.  Quinton is in the house, so to speak, and had clearly been with us all day!  Jamie went on, telling me to keep healing others and to heal myself too, to which I replied a heartfelt 'Amen.'  

The rest of the session was amazing.  Jamie was in great form delivering some truly incredible validating comments for others and in doing so clearly demonstrated that he had a direct connection to their loved ones.  Truly amazing job, Jamie, my friend!  Thank you for blessing this group of parents with your gift.

As the meeting drew to a close, Jamie came by and he said to me, “Embrace the Change”.  This comment could not be more appropriate.  I have withdrawn from the public eye in large part, and have been focused on finding my own peace and preparing for, well – a change.  I have been preparing to break one of my recurring cycles; a cycle that I was born into and in which have run in circles for 52 years. So he nailed it… again! And Quinton nailed it again.  Thank you Jamie and thank you my son.  

Blessings and “Know There is More”