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Signs that Your Deceased Loved Ones are Visiting

How to Recognize Signs that Your Deceased Loved Ones are Visiting

1. You Feel Their Presence

Your body is like an antenna for energetic, psychic, and spirit information. When you are experiencing something profound that expands your consciousness, you will feel it. You may have a physical sensation when receiving a sign that your loved ones in spirit are around. Some people say they get “chills” or feel a difference in body temperature. Sometimes it may be that you simply feel a subtle change in the atmosphere, and emotionally you may feel very loved or loving.

2. Divine Timing

Signs, synchronicities and validations are likely to come to you when you are struggling, in need or ask for help from the Spirit World. Your loved ones may send you a sign to let you know that you are “on the right path” or validation for hard choices you’ve had to make, when you’re trying something new, going through a major change, taking a leap of faith or learning about spiritual topics.

3. Signs Through Nature

Many people associate birds, butterflies, or dragonflies with signs from their loved ones in Spirit. If you observe a humming bird quickly flutter from one beautiful place to the next or the translucent angelic-seeming wings of a dragonfly, it's easy to see why. When my grandmother was alive she had a love for cardinals and I often associate the sweet birds with her presence. They remind me of days spent looking out the window at her garden's bird feeder and the joy they brought her.

You may have specific signs that hold unique meaning between you and your loved one. Being in nature can restore your energy and allow you to feel the natural vibration of the earth and elements. Just as your deceased loved ones have a Spirit, you, yourself have a Spirit and both are energetically connected to all life including plants and animals. Being in nature allows you to be immersed in life that is ever-changing and many people feel they receive signs when they are outdoors and connecting this way. Perhaps a butterfly that lands on you or an animal that comes unusually close to you causes you to think of a loved one. Many people find shapes and patterns or synchronicities in rocks, leaves, or even the clouds. Try to remain open and unattached as you allow these signs to come to you.

4. You Are Present

Over-focusing on, and constantly looking everywhere for specific signs, can limit your ability to receive them. There is no limit to how often we can “ask” for signs, but once you do, allow the universe time to respond. Being overly focused on a specific idea of the sign you want or trying to control the process does not lead to more signs and is never helpful in creation. You create your life from the present moment, from now. Constantly looking forwards or backward leaves no time to experience the present moment, which is when you are able to connect with your loved ones who have passed, your guides, or the universe. Set your intention to receive signs and then go experience life.

5. Numbers and Synchronicities

Many people notice numbers, patterns and synchronicities. The exact number you see repeating isn’t important, rather it’s the importance you place on it. If you associate a certain loved one with the number “77” and you see that sign on a license plate in front of you when you are having a particularly tough day, you get to your office and notice you have 77 new notifications, the following week you are meeting a new client and notice their address is 77. You can be sure this synchronicity is a sign from your loved one that they are around you supporting you. Numbers don’t need to appear in synchronicity to be meaningful, simply having the thought that you miss your friend and then noticing the time is 4:44pm can be meaningful especially when accompanied by a feeling or knowing. Try not to become overly focused; simply be open to these signs and allow them to be brought to your attention.

6. You Hear Your Song

You turn on your car radio and a special song that reminds you of your loved one happens to be playing. You go out to dinner with a friend and tell a story about your beloved Grandmother and then notice a song from her favorite musical is playing softly in the background of the restaurant, or perhaps you wake up in the morning with specific song lyrics playing in your mind. Lights flickering, the TV going on, static on the radio, a song that plays at just the right time. Electronic devices produce currents of energy that allow the spirit world to communicate with you, and these can all be signs from your loved ones that have passed.

7. Visitation Dreams

When we dream, we are most connected to our subconscious mind and so our intuition and connection to the Spirit World all have more direct access to us without our conscious mind interfering. In visitation dreams, your loved ones in Spirit are actually visiting with you. Two of the common elements of these dreams are that they feel very real, and that your loved ones are not angry, sick or hurt. Instead, they are loving, whole and have usually come to let you know they are okay. I used to have these dreams of my grandmother where I would hug her on the beach, feel the warmth of her skin, and smell the oil she used to put on. I could see in detail the side of her face and feel her take my hand. Things I’d forgotten about suddenly were back like the shape of her arthritic curved hands in mine. I could feel them colder at the fingertips and warmer in the middle. I could see the ridges yellowed on her nails from having taken off the polish and laid in the sun. These images are perfectly clear to me even now. I can recall them easily and see it almost as if she were here next to me.

What does it mean when a loved one visits you in a dream?

When a loved one visits you in a dream, it is most likely to let you know that they are okay. To reassure you that they are whole and healed on the other side. They may also wish to put your mind at ease and let you know that they are a witness to your life and your journey. This can be a way for them to form a closer connection with you or to validate the feelings you have about wanting to connect with them.

Do the dead know we miss and love them?

The Spirit World possesses a divine love and intelligence. They are aware of most things in your life and have the vantage point of being able to see the past, present, and future for the divine plan that it is. They know you love and miss them and want to be a presence in your life as you continue on your journey. It may not feel the same as when they were physically present with you on the earth plane, but your loved ones may wish to continue a relationship with you from the other side.

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