Have you ever received a sign from a deceased loved one? You are not alone. Perhaps you are finding yourself questioning whether or not this has happened to you. Signs from our loved ones can come in many forms. Cardinals, coins, numbers, feathers, dreams – these are all examples of signs I consider to be Sacred Hellos. There are countless other signs as well. What is yours?
In Sacred Hellos, Noelle eloquently moves us through her decade of mourning. Each stage of grief is woven throughout her journey. She shares personal stories of signs, her feelings of deep sadness and anger following the death of her mother, as well as the pure, raw emotions of holding space for loved ones during their transitions. Noelle’s honest, heartfelt stories and powerful artwork serve as a connection to those we have loved and helped us to find our own something that is bigger than ourselves. Noelle offers tips on grieving, steps to discover signs, and lessons of hope, acceptance, and resilience; revealing to us how she integrated these with her religious and spiritual beliefs. This book includes stories submitted by others and their experiences with signs from their loved ones.
“Sacred Hellos is the book I wish I had a decade ago.” ~Noelle
When we are deep in grief, it is a gift is to be seen and have others truly acknowledge and honor what we are experiencing.
Noelle Rollins Art offers artwork, cards, ornaments, and custom portraits to honor those who have passed and the signs they send us.
Every person is worthy of knowing they matter, they are not alone.
We don't always know what to say in the midst of grief and loss, Noelle Rollins Art cards
and artwork will help you honor those who have passed on and the loved ones missing them.
My personal experiences with signs:
In the months and years since my mom's passing I have gotten signs from her such as the bald eagle that followed us for miles to her grave for her burial. The 3 feathers that dropped from the sky while I stood outside a mall talking to my sister on the phone while I picked up shoes for my other sister’s wedding (the conversation on the phone was about how much we wished she could be there).
The night I gave birth to my son, I felt what I thought was my water trickle. Out loud I asked my mom to help me out and make me know for sure. I laid back in bed, then I got up and it was like slow motion as the clock clicked to 11:11, my water broke and gushed at that exact moment.
I’ve had a song come on and give me goosebumps repeatedly, it was always when I was in a rush so I never stopped to listen. The one night I was reading a book by Allison DuBois (the show, The medium is based on her life). She talked about how her father send her messages through songs. The next morning as I was alone in the car the same song came on. This time I finally slowed down enough to listen I have no doubt it’s a message from her. Here is one of those songs. Listen to the words for yourself. goosebumps… You can read more about my experiences with signs here.
For a moment you know they are checking in, making sure you know they are okay, it’s all good. Feel them sending love.
For years I’ve longed to create visual artwork that connected me to these events. A painting that when you look at it you are reminded of those moments, of loved ones that have passed. Of a connection to something bigger, grander, and wiser than our understanding. That you and I are loved. Confirmation that our souls, our knowing, our energy continues on.
During my time of painting these pieces of artwork, I’ve had some amazing moments. The night after I announced this series, I sat in my bed that night and I don’t know how to describe what I saw other than to say I saw energy, maybe angels, spirits. Imagine a cold room and then you set something super hot in there. That swirly, steam that you can see, that’d the best way I can describe it. Not hot or cold but visual swirling, flowing matter. Then added in were swirling, bright lights. Almost like when you’re sitting at a campfire and the first spits out these tiny glowing dots around it. I sat for a good 5 minutes mentally interacting with this. My husband, Bruce was sitting next to me the whole time as I tried to explain what I was seeing. It was all around him, above him, as I interacted it came closer. I felt nothing but peaceful curiosity, no fear, no darkness, only surrounded by love.
Two days later I was painting and I noticed something had gotten on my brush. I gasped when I saw what it was. Both amazed and not surprised at all. As I was painting the eleven eleven painting, the feather appeared on my brush. Ahhhmazing.
Visit the entire Sacred Hellos series on my etsy site here.
After we lose a loved one we often look for a way to bring their memory and energy back into our lives.
One way I've done this in my own life and for others is through art.
Commissioned custom artwork honors our loved ones who have passed and serves as a daily reminder of your journey, strength, love, and future.
This can be based on a sign you've received from a loved one, an abstract, a memory, a portrait. Your custom artwork can be large or small. Here is an example of a large two canvas piece commissioned. Each color, horse, and overall feel has meaning and symbolism to the artwork's owner. Underneath I layered messages of hope and intention. View the time-lapse video of this painting here. I often will record while I paint these images so you will have that process to see anytime via my youtube channel.