Have you ever felt like a deceased loved one is trying to contact you? Maybe weird things have been happening all around you lately, but you don’t know what to make of it. In this article, I’ll break down the 15 signs your loved one is reaching out to you from the other side.
Sometimes when we lose someone we want so badly to have them back. Unfortunately, we all know that death is the end to that person’s life BUT it’s not the literal end. Life goes on after death, for us and for them. There is a spirit world and I believe people can reincarnate as well. So don’t despair and think you’ll never see them or hear from them again. In fact, sometimes our loved ones reach out to us from the other side. Sometimes they send us signs and messages. We have to be willing and open to receiving them.
Have you been having dreams of your deceased loved one lately? Dreams are often the first way a deceased friend or family member will try to reach out to you. Sometimes we are more attentive when we are asleep and our minds and bodies aren’t moving in every different direction. Pay attention to your dreams in which a loved one shows up, or when you just feel their presence in the dream. They are trying to make contact.
Another common sign is getting a whiff of a familiar scent. Did your grandmother wear Coco Chanel? Maybe your grandfather smoked a cigar. Food aromas are also common. For instance, pancakes and bacon, coffee, things your ancestors or relatives made or loved in life. Whatever aroma you associate with a deceased loved one could reappear as a means of your deceased loved one trying to contact you. This could also just be a sign of their presence being near. Please note: some strains of COVID cause people to lose their sense of smell or to smell strange things. Please make sure you’re not ill if you begin smelling odd aromas. For me, it was burnt plastic and electrical wiring. For my friend, she kept smelling rotten meat and old perfume. If this isn’t the cause, you could likely be receiving a message from your loved one instead.
Feel like you’re going crazy and hearing your name in random places? Your name is called out and drifts towards you on the wind but no one seems to be around. You hear your name spoken right before you wake up in the morning. This is the time when many of my ancestors and spirits in general contact me. That phase between sleep and waking. This is a sign your loved one is calling to you from the beyond.
A feather falls in your path. Sometimes you’ll begin to notice multiple feathers falling in your path seemingly out of nowhere. Feathers are signs from the heavens – and more than likely the feathers you are finding are your deceased loved ones way to tell you they are safe and they have a message for you. Depending on the color of feather and what bird it came from, you can determine a message. Click here to learn more about feather symbolism.
In addition to feathers, deceased loved ones will send signs to you through nature. Typically this is through an animal or plant you associate with this loved one. For instance, if your grandmother loved robins you might start seeing robins everywhere. Not just in nature but also on the TV, in books, on clothing, online, etc. It’s folk magic in America that says cardinals are often your ancestors visiting you, as well as white moths. Pay attention to these signs.
Whenever I hear a particular song come on the radio, I know it’s my aunt reaching out to me to say hi. Any song you related with your deceased loved one can be used by that loved one to contact you. You’ll particularly know if the song is an oldie that isn’t often played on the radio anymore. Or if it plays somewhere unexpected.
Sometimes random memories seem to surface from somewhere deep in your subconscious. Things you haven’t remembered in years will pop up. These random memories are indicators of your loved one trying to reach you from the afterlife. Pay close attention to them.
You might be hearing your name called by a deceased loved one, or maybe you keep hearing their name in passing. Maybe someone at the grocery store had your beloved aunt’s name. Or maybe a conversation turned up the name of your recently departed friend. These are signs you’re loved one is trying to get your attention.
Spirits have the ability to use electricity to their benefit – they can make the lights and appliances flicker as well as turn on and off. Spirits of departed loved ones are typically more gentle in their approach and use flickering to contact us. You might also see a candleflame flicker rapidly without any explanation (no drafts, AC, etc).
It should go without saying that if you’re sitting or standing around and feel your deceased loved one’s presence, they are there with you in spirit. For me, it’s a warm, comforting feeling like a mother’s embrace or grandfather’s hearty laugh.
Sometimes after a loved one passes, we receive strange phone calls from numbers we don’t know. You pick up and there is a lot of static or the person sounds far away. This is your loved one reaching out to you. You might even get a call from the deceased loved one’s old phone number!
Walking down the street and you see a glimpse of your deceased loved one walking up ahead of you. You call out their name and they turn around only to vanish a second later. Or maybe you were visited at night by your loved one. Seeing your loved one is a clear sign they are trying to contact you.
When a picture of your deceased loved one falls off the wall or table, this is a clear sign they want your attention. You might also see a book they once loved fall off the shelves.
Similar to hearing their name in passing but a little more personal is having your loved one brought up in conversation, unexpectedly. This might be a phone call from a friend or other relative who brings up your deceased loved one out of nowhere. Pay attention to subtle signs such as these.
At your worst times of illness and desperation, you call out for someone to help you. Your loved one will swoop in and provide immediate feelings of comfort and healing. All you have to do is ask.
Maybe you’re received one or more of these signs telling you your loved one is trying to get a hold of you from the beyond. But now you’re wondering what is their message, exactly? Start writing down the signs you receive. Write down any you’ve already received. A pattern might start to emerge. Sometimes our loved ones have specific messages for us, but other times they might just be saying they are okay and that they love you. Be calm and know you are loved and your loved one is well on the other side.
I get asked this question a lot. And there’s truly no simple answer. The first thing I usually say is, but are you OPEN to the signs? If you’re living your life on auto-pilot, getting up going to work coming home going to sleep and getting up and repeating, you’re disconnected. And you won’t notice when the signs are coming at you. Consider meditation, going out in nature more, and grounding yourself. Becoming more attune with yourself and the world around you.
Secondly, if you ARE open to the signs but still feel you’re not receiving any, this could mean that your ancestor isn’t available on the other side. As heartbreaking as this may seem to some, there’s reasons for it. A. your ancestor or loved one could have simply already reincarnated. or B. it’s possible they are working on healing themselves in the other realm and don’t have the capability to communicate with you at this time. And that’s okay. It’s your responsibility to allow them to heal and make their otherworldly journey.
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