Signs from Above - Connecting with Departed Loved Ones

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Yesterday, on May 18th was the 8th anniversary of my mother, Carole Provenzale’s, passing. And as many of us know, not too long ago Mother’s Day was just celebrated. With that in mind, I wanted to share a quick story of how loved ones who pass on provide clear communication, if you CHOOSE to LISTEN and PAY ATTENTION. 

One of my mother’s best friends reached out to me on Facebook and asked if I would like to join her for brunch on Mother’s Day. Of course, I accepted and we chose to meet up at a trendy local restaurant called, The Shed located in Huntington, NY. 

Before heading off to The Shed on Sunday, I created a quick Happy Mother’s Day Facebook post. Not too long after, I received a comment from one of my mother’s childhood friends that read:

I thought, wow! If that is not a clear message from mom and grandma, what is? Seeing that made me smile from the inside out. 

While enjoying a lovely brunch with my mother’s best friend, I shared that I had a gift for her waiting inside my car. After paying the bill, we headed over to my car in the parking lot and I pulled out a beautiful bouquet of roses from the back seat. She was very happy and it turned out to be the perfect gift as she just recently moved into a new home! I shut the car door without looking inside, we chatted for a bit, eventually hugged, and parted ways. 

As I pulled into my driveway, I thought to myself, “I should really clean out the back of my car,…its been a while.” I exited the drivers side, moved immediately to the back passenger door to clear out behind the drivers seat, and what do I find? Laying behind my basketball on the floor, a single rose.

Why is this significant?

For those who know the symbolism of a rose, it’s a sign from loved ones who’ve passed on simply saying, “we are here with you and love you very much.”

For me, this was a wonderful gift to receive on Mother’s Day. It’s not just my mother who passed away. It’s my aunt, my grandma, my uncle, and grandfather. That pretty much sums up the entire immediate family on my mother’s side.  So this simple gift provided an abundance of comfort and joy to see. 


In order for you to learn how to see the signs, practice becoming more present with your daily life.

Participate in researching for yourself what different symbols mean and how they resonate to you. Participate in researching what death is, from an eastern lifestyle perspective. The roots of Feng Shui stem from Doaism, which believes the soul lives on without the body. If you need something more tangible in terms of a western perspective, Medium John Edwards provides great educational insights. 

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Good for you Laura. Our loved ones are never truly "gone." They're just on the other side.

May 19, 2018 12:58 PM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely post you shared with us, and your experience certainly shows that we are all connected regadless of which side we are on.  A

May 19, 2018 01:57 PM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Laura- I did not know your mother but I knew her via her posts here. Your post was so heartfelt and brought a huge smile to my face. I do think that if we open our hearts and minds to all sorts of possibilities, we very well could receive messages from our loved ones. 

May 19, 2018 04:07 PM #3
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I love the way you presented this Laura Cerrano . Thank you for this post.

May 19, 2018 05:05 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                              Thank you Laura!

May 19, 2018 05:59 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura, you are so right Diane & I am firm believers of signs and if you do not believe in them oh boy you are missing out on so many opportunities, loved this post, Endre

May 19, 2018 09:22 PM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the wonderful post, Laura.  I often have these signs from above.  (At least I think they're from above and not below.)

May 20, 2018 04:26 AM #7
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Laura... what a lovely post... it brought tears to my eyes. I suspect I'm a person who doesn't look for signs so I probably miss them.

May 20, 2018 05:22 AM #8
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Laura, Your post brought tears to my eyes. I used to read your Mother's posts regularly. I was not aware of the symbolism of the single rose. I have read about pennies from Heaven and always pick pennies.

May 20, 2018 05:54 AM #9
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Laura Cerrano,

I can't believe it has been 8 years since your lovely mom passed away. I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured you post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week as I missed it. I so appreciate your sharing your story with us. Truly a special moment for you.

May 20, 2018 06:23 AM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Laura, glad Kathy featured this today. I know your mom was giving you messages. And it's wonderful that you are aware and sensitive enough to notice the signs. 

May 20, 2018 07:27 AM #11
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Laura

What a wonderful story! I'm so glad that Kathy featured it and I didn't miss it. Clearly we just need to watch for the signs from our departed loved ones.


May 20, 2018 02:47 PM #12
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Laura for sharing your wonderful experience on Mother's Day, it made me tear up. I have felt the signs that loved ones past are near because I do believe. Have a wonderful week!

May 21, 2018 05:08 AM #13
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Laura, thank you for sharing these signs from above with us.

May 21, 2018 03:43 PM #14
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


My dear Laura Cerrano  You are so special and your dear mom is so darn proud of you!! May 18th was four years since my Lee's funeral. 

May 21, 2018 10:30 PM #15
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Wow, has it been 8 years already. I am sure that the rose gave you great comfort.

May 22, 2018 01:06 PM #16
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager hard to believe your mom has been gone eight years now. 

What a beautiful story. I'm so glad you shared it! I got very emotional when I saw that single rose!

May 22, 2018 03:37 PM #17
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

What a beautiful post. I think if we are present in our lives, we can see all sorts of things....

May 23, 2018 04:39 AM #18
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Laura, Wonderful that you are being touched by your departed loved ones.  A very special day for you.

I have a relative whose long time husband passed recently and he keeps sending her pennies to help her through this first rough year.

I enjoy the occasional visits from my parents in my dreams.

May 31, 2018 02:32 PM #19
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Laura,

What a interesting post and I do remember your mother so very well and I do believe we had been emailing back and forth several weeks before she left. I do believe in these types of messages and yes if were open to these types of messages when can learn from loved ones, etc.

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