If you saw & responded to my April 19th birthday wish social media post where I asked for how and when SARK has touched you or your life, your response really touched my heart. THANK you so much for your thoughtfull, lovely, loving and inspiring comments

It feels incredible to know the effect that SARK had and has, and that whole new generations and future ones can benefit. I’m so honored to represent the spirit of SARK who appeared in my life in 1982 and changed everything. If you didn’t see that post and would still like to respond, I’d love to hear from you in the comments and thank you! 

Now I’d love to share the miracle that happened the night before my birthday.

I arrived home and found that my phone wasn’t charging with the power cord. I tried 4 different cords, and none of them worked.

I began to panic, because I knew of course that all the phone stores are closed, and I do almost all of my work and writing on the phone. 

Of course I also know that this is very much a first world problem;-)

I called customer service and didn’t know whether it would take forever to get help.

The calm man that answered in less 5 minutes kindly said, 

“This is John, how may I help you?”

To which I replied with a smile in my voice, “Oh hello, I just love that your name is John!” 

He said with curiosity, “May I ask why you would say that?”

So I told him, “My former fiancé who died in 2016 was named John, and my phone just broke, and it feels like a sign that he’s helping me.”

He said, “Oh wow. Okay, thanks- that feels very important.”

I then told him with tears in my eyes,

Also, I know this is a minor thing, but it’s my birthday tomorrow, and now I won’t be able to get texts and calls.”

He sympathized and said he understood- it just felt good to say it and have him hear it and understand.

He then ran a diagnostic test on the phone and it confirmed that there was a “thermal” issue, and that the phone would need to be repaired. 

I knew that repairs would take quite awhile and I certainly couldn’t wait for their stores to reopen.

I explained to John that I write everything on the phone, so I’d have to create some kind of miracle

I then remembered that John’s old phone was in a drawer and I hadn’t turned it on for 3 years- I kept paying for it for a year after he died, because I couldn’t bear to deal with it or turn it off.

I plugged it in and saw the battery start charging. It felt like a miracle and that John was there with me.

John from customer service said, “Could you wait on hold for me to ask a supervisor what else I could do?”

I said I could wait. 

He was back very quickly and said,

“Get a paperclip and we’re going to try something. Look in there and see if anything is blocking that port.”

I got a flashlight and couldn’t see anything but a tiny white speck, and told him about it, that it didn’t look like enough to block anything. He said, “Use the end of the paperclip and get anything that’s in there out.”

So I did, and then more white specks came cascading out. I couldn’t believe how much was in there! I think it was lint, even though I don’t keep the phone in a pocket.

David came in then to hold the flashlight and encourage me to keep digging. Finally, it seemed like it was clear.

Then John told me to try plugging it in, and we all heard the sweet sound of it charging!!!!

I said, “Oh my god, that’s the sweetest sound ever!”

And David exclaimed, “That’s the best birthday present ever!”

John then told me that he had gone to get a supervisor and some kind of energy stopped him. He said it was very direct and persistent and that it “told him” to do what he did.

I told him that I was sure it was John from the afterlife, and that I was so gratefull that he listened.

We both just sat there in silence on the phone, feeling astonished.

John then said, I’ve never experienced anything like that- it was real- I can’t explain it, but I know he was telling me what to do.”

I told him that it’s perfectly natural to contact and be contacted by people in the afterlife, and that the veil is especially thin right now. And, that John does these kinds of things all the time. He listened closely.

I then said,This might sound strange, but I want to tell you that I love you.”

He paused, and said definitively,

I love you too.”

I asked if I could email him, because I was going to write about this experience, and he said that I could, and that he wished that I would.

He said, “God bless you Susan. I’m going to be thinking a lot about this.”

I said that I would definitely write to him, and of course I will. John in the afterlife already knows all about it.



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  1. Carin Martucci

    Dear SARK,
    You have always been an inspiration to me…this story gave me chills! I know you are correct about your “John” helping you through a challenging worry.
    I love that you are so open to magic and love…stay safe and wise Susan.

  2. Carin Martucci

    I neglected to say the most important thing:
    HaPpY bIrThDaY sUsAn!!!! may love and laughter fill this year…you are an angel here on earth and an inspiration to many!


  3. Eva

    Dearest delightful SARK,
    You continue to uplift me and this whole community with your stories of how miracles are all around us ready to fall into our lives with the most simple ask.
    Birthday blessings on the year to come and may you find ever greater joy in your life and work.

    • Jenny

      Like many others here, it appears, I have missed a few updates but was drawn to this one. And deeply touched, and glad for the wonder and connection in your experience (and also your phone – yay!). Also, very happy birthday wishes to you, dear SARK! I, too, have loved you and your work since the early 90s at least, and even was lucky enough to meet you at a class you led when I first moved to Sacramento 16 years ago. My dad died last summer and I miss him terribly, hoping he will show up in my dreams to say hello. Your wonderfull story gives me joy and renewed hope, knowing these things do happen.

  4. Candice


  5. Sheba Remy R Kharbanda

    I was so very moved by this! So full of promise and heart and love and kindness. Bless you for sharing, it has more impact right now given circumstances. Thank you! And happy solar return.

  6. Jane

    Happy Birthday and THANK YOU for sharing and caring with so much beautiful honesty all these years .

  7. Darcy Anderson

    Happy birthday sweet soul♥️You have a plethora of stories in your heart and in your life and the best part is that we get to share them with you. Thank you for being so generous to all of us.

    PS My best friend, Candi, taught me how important it is to celebrate birthdays for an entire month and I was so pleased but not surprised to learn that you do that too.?

  8. Deborah Tracy

    You have been my inspiration for many decades, ( not to age either one of us), a bright light in a otherwise dull world.
    Thank you for your courage, your insight and the gift of healing, through joy.
    Happy Birthday to you!

  9. Kayt

    Thank you for sharing this beautifull miracle to remind us that it is all po ssible! No matter who I’m talking with on service calls, my favorite ones are getting them to laugh or say something personal. After all, we’re all god having play dates!❤️❤️❤️

  10. ~k

    Awe-some and cosmic back up you have!

  11. Premilla

    Love your birthday story that tells of magic and belief in the possibilities of connection and human kindness. May your birthday bring many more wonderful surprises as the year unfolds.
    Thank you for bringing love, color, joy, and inspiration to my life. I love living in the world of SARK where I am SEEN, KNOWN, and LOVED!

  12. Nancy

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful moment!
    The most luminous miracle is one that lights up the hearts of those creating it, and also the hearts of those witnessing it.
    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!! and a new year filled with joy, Love and more miracles!!

  13. Kelly

    Hi SARK, In 2000 I left my husband, religion, home and started a new life. I found you as your book SWW looked just like my journals and I knew it was going to be a tool to help me. I went on to buy all of your books and your words of encouragement helped me like a good friend. It was a pivot year in my life. Now I am in another pivot year of my life as my mother passed after many years of illness. Now that my caretaking for her is over I find myself needing to start again with a fresh view of how I want to spend my time creating, grieving, refreshing my life, etc. I am starting back at the beginning with SWW so thank you again for being there to help me. ALSO – I got to meet you (I think it was 2008) in Atlanta during a book tour and as I was walking in I saw a rainbow and thought – Yeah she’s here. It was magical night with a purple crayon and one of my besties just spontaneously showed up and he also became a fan.


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