Truly Divine inspiration
Author Johanna Jackson’s novel writing has been spurred on by Spirit ‘I felt like the
story was dripping from my fingertips’
Afew weeks after her beloved nan died, Johanna discovered a strong connection with the spirit world, inspiring her to write three books.
In a vivid dream, Jo floated up to her nan, who was standing on a balcony in a hall, smiling and saying how happy she was to see her granddaughter again.
When her nan said, ‘I have to go,’ and then faded away, on the ground where she had been standing were four sixpences.
It was an odd dream but, when Jo shared it with her mum, it turned out to make total sense.
Apparently, Jo’s nan used to have a moneybox full of old sixpences, which she planned to give her grandchildren when she died. Unfortunately, after her death, Jo’s uncle had banked the sixpences, not knowing Nan’s wishes.
After that, Jo felt her nan’s spirit close to her all the time, including when she was writing her first book, Love Twists as Life Turns, which she self-published in 2016.
Finding the story
‘I had a rough idea of what the story was about – a group of friends – but certainly didn’t have a beginning, middle and end. But as I was typing, I felt like the story was dripping from my fingertips, like
I was being inspired from a different realm.’
The book has a spiritual aspect involving a character who is collected by a relative in Spirit when it’s time for her to leave the earthly realm.
Jo says her second book, Kellie’s Dreams, which was published a year later, is also a story that was gifted to her from Spirit.
‘A friend of mine had said to me weeks before that there would be a moment when I would be sitting quietly and I would get lots of bright colours. She said that it was very important to have a notepad and pen with me,’ remembers Jo.
Not long after this, Jo was sitting in her conservatory on a sunny day when she shut her eyes and saw a lovely spectrum of colours.
‘Suddenly, I started to be given, as an idea in my head, the bones of the story I was going to write,’ she continues. ‘My spirit guide was in the story, as if he had been with me in a past life. So was my current husband, who had shared a past incarnation with me. I just knew that my guide, Ibrahim, and Spirit were giving me this story.’
Jo’s latest book Promises, Secrets, Danger is out now (£6.99, Amazon). She describes it as romantic fiction with a twist of spirituality.
FOLLOWING THE passing of my dad, I found myself dwelling on the meaning of life and our purpose here on earth,’ says Lynsey.
‘I’m a self-help book junkie and there aren’t many of the best sellers I haven’t read. All of them have had a profound impact on me. However, I found many books talk about similar things and give the same advice. I became hungry for something more and picked up The Wisdom of King Solomon because it seemed different and challenging.
‘An analysis of King Solomon’s wise words, and their effect on some of the greatest writers and philosophers through the ages, this book is thought provoking, deep and insightful.
‘It asks you to question the very meaning of life and your place in it. For this reason, and the style of the writing, it’s not a light-hearted, lounge-around kind of read, but instead prompts you to think about what’s going on around you.
‘It’s a patchwork of spiritual musings, wisdom and famous quotations. If you’re in the mood to trigger your brain into thoughts about life and its meaning (and enjoy some words from other legendary writers along the way), then this book could be for you.’ Lynsey Hanney, Hamilton,
Johanna at the book launch for Promises, Secrets, Danger
King Solomon’s words havebeen an inspirationto Lynsey