October 25, 2020 ~~ Volume 1 Number #16


by Shari Harris

Messages: Signs, Visits, Premonitions
from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11
by Bonnie McEneaney
Just Who Do We Think We Are?
Bonnie McEneaney Says...
"What if we discovered that most, if not all, of the people who have left our earthly existence have sent their loved ones messages--messages that we have overlooked because of our own limited human understanding. What if they regularly send signs that we miss because we don't know how to interpret the evidence? What if they are trying to communicate with us, and we're just not paying attention?"

"As a result of my own experiences, combined with all the interviews I've completed, I can no longer question the existence of a spiritual, perhaps divine, component to all of this that defies human logic."

Bonnie McEneaney (Messages pp. 2-3),
referring to signs and messages received
from loved ones who died on 9/11.

This book, Messages: Signs, Visits, and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11, is amazing! I think it is a perfect follow-up to the previous issue of Just Who Do We Think We Are?, which was about the Afterlife featuring Bob Olson.

In this book, we read about the families of some of the men and women who died on 9/11. The author, Bonnie McEneaney, tells the stories and relates the unusual happenings told to her by families in the days after the destruction of the World Trade Center that the they believed to be messages from their loved ones. To me, the book provides validity to the belief that life continues after our bodies die and that our loved ones continue to remember us and "look out" for us.

In Messages, McEneaney begins with her own experiences after her husband, Eamon, died when the the twin towers were destroyed by terrorists. She remembers his premonitions of an early death prior to September 11, 2001, and she describes the signs she received after he died.

McEneaney was soon in contact with the wives of Eamon's co-workers who also died in the attack, and she found that many felt that they too were receiving signs and even visits from their loved ones who perished. Some, however, were at first reluctant to talk about their experiences for fear that people would think they were becoming unstable or that it was wishful thinking.

In the introduction, Bonnie McEneaney writes:

"Most people have read or heard about what outstanding individuals the victims of 9/11 were. It's fitting that the miraculous stories that fill the pages of Messages will help to preserve their legacy. I truly believe that the combined experiences of so many people who are receiving these message will help all of us open our eyes to a universe of new spiritual possibility." (p. 5)

Below is a short summary of the experiences of two families and examples of the signs, visits, and premonitions described in the book. I encourage you to read the book to understand the full impact of the phenomenon that occurred.

I included a beautiful video of Bonnie McEneaney summarizing some of what happened. It is so worth watching!
Best wishes!
Be well and enjoy your amazing life!
About Messages: Signs, Visits, Premonitions
from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11

The author stresses that "[t]his is not a book about death. It is a book about hope and the deep and loving connections that go well beyond the boundaries that exist between life and death." (p. 1)

Eamon McEneaney's Story

Eamon was an outstanding lacrosse player--actually an All-American legend at Cornell University and in the sport. Bonnie met Eamon there when she was in graduate school. They married in 1986 and eventually had four children. Eamon worked at the World Trade Center on the 105th floor, commuting daily from the family's home in Connecticut.

Eamon had often talked about a feeling that he would die early. As the millennium approached, he told Bonnie that he would not survive it. He often reminded her that the millennium did not actually start in 2000 but in 2001. Bonnie would try to dismiss his statements as a joke and asked him to stop talking about dying, but during the summer of 2000, he became particularly distracted and continued his preoccupation with death.

In August, he told a friend to "live your life right now, in the moment...you never know when your number's up." On September 2, Eamon talked with his brother about what to do in case of an attack on the World Trade Center, wondering how best to guide others out of the building--going down the stairs or going up to the roof (where helicopters could pick people up.) He had worked there in 1993 when the World Trade Center had been bombed and seemed to be fearing another attack.

On September 4, he told Bonnie that she needed to start disciplining the children because after he was gone she would have a hard time. He said, "I'm not going to be here that long." On September 9, he told Bonnie, "I can handle my death now."
After the twin towers fell, people were frantic to find their loved ones. Bonnie's sister-in-law went into New York City to post a picture of Eamon on the "missing persons' board" that had been established. Family and friends were gathered at Bonnie's house, making calls to hospitals in hopes of finding Eamon alive.

Bonnie had her first spiritual experience when she stepped outside for some air. Spontaneously, she said, "Eamon, where are you?" The following is Bonnie's description of what happened.

"Everything around me was still--not a ripple in the air. Then, all of a sudden, somewhere above me, I heard the beginning rush of a gust of new wind building up in intensity. The sound grew louder. I looked above the trees..., and I could see the wind! It created such a strong pattern through the leaves...that it was easy to follow. It had the outline of a river, undulating across and around, swirling and turning.... I stared, dumbstruck.... I watched as it whimsically played with my skirt, lifting it up and gently letting it fall. Then, just as suddenly as it started, it stopped...cold...just like that. No sound. No breeze.... I knew my question had been answered.... 'He's gone,' I thought. 'It's over.'" (p. 10)
Bonnie tells the experience of seeing a great blue heron at two different times when she was looking for a cemetery plot for Eamon's remains, which were found in the rubble of the World Trade Center five months after 9/11. A blue heron had a historical family connection and had become a symbol of Bonnie's father. So when Bonnie's pastor drove her to a cemetery in February 2002 and a great blue heron landed in front of their car, she took it as a sign that this was the cemetery where Eamon should be buried. Later, a friend was with Bonnie as she was looking for the perfect plot. Several they saw did not feel right, but when the great blue heron appeared again and landed on a plot, she knew that was it.

Bonnie goes on to describe more signs she's received since Eamon's death. She began to connect with other wives who also told of premonitions, and strange occurrences, which they interpreted as signs from their husbands who had died on 9/11. The book is full of stories, pictures, and the signs and messages that brought comfort and hope to the families, some of which were:
  • hearing music from an empty room
  • hearing a special song on the radio at a significant time
  • seeing a vision of their loved one
  • finding objects in unfamiliar places
  • often finding coins
  • receiving frequent visits of birds or butterflies
  • getting messages through visits with mediums
  • having realistic dream visitations
  • receiving messages from friends who dreamed of the person
  • seeing lights flickering on and off
  • noticing odors reminding them of the deceased person
  • having intense feelings of their loved one's presence

Eamon playing Lacrosse in College
Eamon and Bonnie McEneaney
Click Here to See an Eight Minute
This video of Bonnie McEneaney telling about two of her amazing experiences is only just over eight minutes long. I do hope you take the time to watch it. Very inspiring!
James Kelly's Story

One of Eamon's best friends at work was James Kelly, who was called Kells. He was 39 when he died. He and his wife, Joanne, had been high school sweethearts. They had four daughters, whom Kells called his "Squad." Two of them were twins, and to him they were the "Twinkies."

Within days after 9/11, Joanne felt that her husband was trying to send her messages. She was regularly finding coins; dimes would suddenly appear. One literally flew out of nowhere one time. Joanne actually reported seeing Kells's spirit briefly one night in the kitchen. She saw his back and he turned with a big smile. As he walked toward the door his image disappeared within a few seconds. Joanne told Bonnie that she felt safe when she saw him and that sometimes she smells his cologne.

Joanne, who had been on the phone with Kells at work when American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower, heard a loud sound and then Kells saying, "We've got a lot of smoke up here." The line suddenly went dead, and when she frantically called back, there was no answer. Joanne fell to her knees and knew immediately that Kells was gone.
Within 24 hours, two white doves arrived in her yard. This was the first of many signs. Joanne didn't know what to think about the doves, but soon thereafter an older neighbor spoke with her, telling her how sorry he was about her husband's death. He told her to expect to see white doves because they are a common sign of messages from spirit when someone dies. This understanding of the doves brought her much comfort.

On Thanksgiving, Joanne and the children went to her parents' home for dinner and then to her in-laws' house for dessert. It was a sad day with everyone missing Kells. As they were leaving to go home, there was a white dove sitting on Joanne's car, which she took as a wonderful message of love from Kells. Someone got a camera and took a picture. Joanne would not leave until the dove flew away on its own.

Joanne often saw blinking lights. She once called an electrician who told her there was nothing wrong with her lights. On one occasion, her daughter said, "If it's you, Daddy, blink three times." Within seconds, the kitchen light flickered three times.

Joanne was upset by a recurring dream where she saw Kells with his shirt off attempting to tie it and other shirts together and trying to find a way out of the building. Joanne was grief-stricken and longed to find out what happened to Kells. On September 29, she went to see psychic Jeffrey Wands, without telling him anything about herself. He told her among other things that Kells didn't want "to go" because he didn't want to leave his "squad." Wands asked if Kells was a fireman because he saw him trying to lead others out of a smoke-filled corridor. Wands said that Kells didn't suffer and that he wasn't wearing a shirt.
Seeking more information, Joanne bought tickets to a taping of the well-known medium John Edward, where he identified her as a 9/11 widow. He mentioned that she must be rich because her husband was leaving her a lot of dimes, and he said that Kells wanted him to acknowledge the "Twinkies."
James and Joanne Kelly and Their Four Daughters
(The Squad and the Twinkies)
These were just two of the many families represented in Messages. The author states:

"Surely, all the inexplicable stories surrounding 9/11 can't be explained away by the word 'coincidence.' Many have spoken of having a sense that greater wisdom from another realm of existence has been pointing a finger and saying: Notice this. Fate is winking. Pay attention. Something is going on here, something that can't be explained. It shouldn't be ignored and deserves greater attention." (p. 5)
Affirmations for Troubling Times
Plant Mental Seeds for Growth
From Louise Hay's Power Thought Cards:

I now go beyond other people's fears and limitations.
It is my mind that creates my experiences.
I am unlimited in my own ability to create
the good in my life.

All is well in my world.
Everything is working out for my highest good.
Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe!
Just Who Do We Think We Are?
Shari Says...
I believe we are eternal spiritual beings who are currently
living one of our many lives on Earth and who are the co-creators
of our experiences through our thoughts and beliefs.
Shari Harris
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#1 February 15, 2020, Dr. Brian Weiss
#2 March 1, 2020, Edgar Cayce
#3 March 26, 2020, Abraham (Esther Hicks), Part 1
#4 April 7, 2020, Abraham (Esther Hicks), Part 2
#5 April 22, 2020, Past Life Story Series: Robert Snow/Carroll Beckwith
#6 May 5, 2020, Past Life Story Series: Jenny Cockell/Mary Sutton
#7 May 20, 2020, We Are Not Here By Accident
#8 June 1, 2020, Children's Past Lives (Carol Bowman)
#9 June 22, 2020, More Children's Past Lives (Ian Stevenson and Jim B. Tucker)
#10 July 2, 2020, Four Stories of Children Who Remembered a Past Life
#11 July 23, 2020, Near Death Experiences/Raymond Moody
#12 August 9, 2020, Near Death Experiences/Anita Moorjani
#13 August 28, 2020, We Are Co-Creators
#14 September 20, 2020, Past Life Series: John B. Gordon/Jeff Keene
#15 October 4, 2020, Answers About the Afterlife/Bob Olson