We have all experienced the loss of a loved one.

We all know how much sorrow and grief comes with the passing of a loved one. Our soul mate, a friend, a parent, relative, and last but not least, a pet, we are all going to suffer deeply and sometimes, for the years to come.

What is grief? According to medicinenet, "Grief is the normal process of reacting to a loss. The loss may be physical (such as a death), social (such as divorce), or occupational (such as a job). Emotional reactions of grief can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, and despair. Physical reactions of grief can include sleeping problems, changes in appetite, physical problems, or illness."

Once they are gone, what makes us feel enormously sad is that we know that we will never be able to see them again and to hear their voices, or to hug or be hugged by them. Another thing that most worries all of us is that we do not know if they are going to be ok in their new dimension.

But is it really true? Have we lost them forever or will they come to visit us in ways other than physically? Is it possible that they are going to visit us, or to send us signs that they are ok?

Thankfully, the answer is Yes. Our deceased loved ones have left their physical bodies and this world, but they are somewhere in heaven, in another dimension, in another form of life. We know that souls never die. From the perspective of souls, a body is only a “vehicle” for their physical presence here on earth. Souls are, by definition, eternal. How then can they hold to be true the concept of “untimely” death when they know that death does not exist?

Our deceased loved ones attempt to connect with us after their passing. To do this, they use different ways of communication.

They want to let us know that they are fine, and through visitations in dreams, objects, songs on the radio, our deceased loved ones establish a connection between us and them.
The bond between souls knows no boundaries, so it is quite common to experience the presence of a deceased loved one through signs and dreams.

Their methods of communicating with us can occur anywhere and at any time, though they are most common when we are alone. Regardless if we are at home, awake or while we are sleeping, or in nature, or in the car while driving, we can receive signs form our loved ones at any time and any place. When we are fully awake, in a twilight state of dreaming and waking or in a dream state.

The kind of signs they send us is different depending on how many days have followed our deceased loved ones’ passing. A feeling of being hugged or simply touched, a brush of your hair, holding your hand, or a gentle touch on your back – these are some of the most comforting forms of connection that can happen a few days after their passing away. The more we're aware of the messages and sings they send us, the more our loved ones will continue to communicate with us. A loved one who has just passed away is always willing to let us know that they're okay and aware of what's happening in our lives. As much as we want to communicate with our loved ones, they too want to communicate with us!

Here’s a list of the most common ways our loved ones use to visit us, or to send us signs of their presence.

The Top 10 Signs Our Loved Ones Send Us

Sign 1: Electricity.

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Flickering lights or appliances switching on and off for no apparent reason.

One of the most common signs Spirits use to grab our attention is through electricity. Spirits seem to like ‘playing’ with us. They love to flicker lights, turn the TV on and off, or make our alarm clock beep at unusual timing (for example in the middle of the night).

They can do this easily because they are made of pure energy. Their purpose is to make us aware of their presence so when a loved one has just passed away and our devices start turning on and off continuously, this is a sign of their presence.

Ask yourself: what was on TV or on the radio at that specific moment?

Sign 2: Fragrance

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Another common way we can tell that our loved ones are contacting us is through fragrances. Most of the fragrances are related to our loved ones. It might be their favorite perfume, a smell of their favorite food while cooking, or a flower. Especially if we have spent a lot of time with our loved ones, the scents they loved is still imprinted onto our cellular memory, and they know it. So this is another easy way (for them) to tell us that they are there, in another form, but still present in our lives.

Sign 3: Animals

This child was delighted when a butterfly landed in her hands.
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Through their powerful energy, our loved ones can easily reincarnate as an animal (even if they were animals in their previous life). Or, simply, they can go inside the body of an animal, be it a butterfly, a dragonfly, a bird, or a cat or dog… The sign that they are within that body is something that animals wouldn’t normally do.

Sometimes, they come very close to us and even if that could be more common (for example, a butterfly lands on your nose or hand, a dog comes running and happily barking at you, a ladybug decides to spend some time on your car dashboard and does not want to leave,…) These are all signs we must not ignore. They are manifesting their presence to let us know that they are ok and with us. That we are not alone.

A couple of years ago, we lost a friend to lung cancer. He was 45 and we were all shocked. His wife was destroyed. We know how immensely sad she was. A few months after he passed away, she took a vacation and went on an island. She decided to learn how to surf and signed for some surf lessons. She was a complete beginner, and not very comfortable with the idea of surfing, but a voice inside her head was telling her: “go, have a try, don’t be anxious.” She kept trying and one day, she could eventually surf properly and with a decent level of safety. While surfing a wave, a dolphin came close to her and accompanied her in her very first surfing moment.

Someone might just call it ‘a lucky coincidence’ but the Truth is, it was her beloved husband who was there with her, telling her: “Go on baby, I’m with you, nothing bad is going to happen to you.” We are 100% sure it was so.

Sign 4: Objects

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Our loved ones like to place objects on our path or make them appear out of nowhere. They can be coins, feathers, keys, or clothes. These are the most common objects our loved ones like to place randomly for us to see. It might be a coin in the street, a feather on your pillow (when your pillow does not contain feathers) or an old t-shirt that pops up from a drawer where it apparently should have never been placed there before.

Sign 5: Numbers

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Our loved ones love to play with numbers, too.

They might show us numbers that were relevant to them, such as their birth date, an anniversary, or when they did something special for us. Also, repeating numbers are a good sign of their presence. By learning to spot numbers that appear on clocks, billboards while driving, license plates in the vehicle in front of us, or on our mobile, we will be able to feel their presence around us.

Sign 6: Dreams

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One of the most powerful ways our loved ones use to communicate with us is through dreams. Visitation dreams are different from ‘normal’ dreams because they are more vivid, peaceful, and extremely detailed. Visitation dreams can be much easily remembered when we wake up. We will also be able to remember everything about that dream in the years to come. Visitation dreams have specific characteristics that cannot be ignored. First of all, they are very vivid. Usually, they are colored dreams, where colors remind us of our loved one (a color they loved, a color of their favorite clothes, or the color of our cat or dog’s collar,…)

Note: you might also want to know more about dream symbols

Sign 7: Thoughts

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Now that our loved ones no longer have a physical body, they no longer have an audible voice. However, as also seen before, they have many different ways to communicate with us. Some of the messages they send us are in telepathic form. A common way is to make some thoughts to pop up in our minds all of a sudden. For example, a specific word or sentence your loved one used to say comes to your mind with no apparent reason. For example, you were cooking and suddenly a thought of something your loved one used to say pops up in your head. It’s probably him/her speaking to you, reminding you of the beautiful moments you spent together. These kinds of messages are blessings, and they can come in the form of a song’s lyrics, too. Songs and dreams are a powerful form of communication our loved ones use to tell us of their presence.

Sign 8: Watchfulness

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It does happen more often than we think! When we're in the early stages of grief, we develop a keener ability to "feel" our loved ones around us. They feel our sadness so they stay with us a bit more, by letting us feel their presence through signs like ‘being watched’. Many people say that a few days or weeks after the passing away of their loved ones, they felt ‘watched’ all the time, and of course, no one was around them. In reality, as they have left their physical bodies, they are not with us ‘in person’, but their energy is so strong and their love for us so powerful that we can feel like being watched all the time.

They watch over us, to protect us and to comfort us in those difficult moments. Again, it’s a blessing!

Sign 9: Songs

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Our loved ones can make songs play at a perfect time. The place is not important, it could be while you’re at a shopping mall, or while you’re driving, or at home while listening to the radio. It could also be a song in a commercial while you’re watching TV. What matters is the message. If during the day, it happens that somewhere you hear ‘the’ perfect song with the perfect words, there is no doubt that your loved one is making that song play for you. Just for you.

Sign 10: Buzzing in the ears

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The ringing in our ears is one of the most powerful signs of our loved ones’ presence. They work now at a very high frequency in their new dimensional state, so when they want to catch your attention, a buzz in your ears is a strong signal they are emitting for you to hear. In this case, the message is: look at the surroundings, try to spot a particular object or a cloud in the sky. Normally they use this form of communication when they see us a bit distracted, so they want to keep us focused on a message. Maybe, you were reading something on the web without much attention, but there is something in that article, or review, or cook recipe that you should pay more attention to.

These are the most common and more important signs our loved ones send us, but there are many more. If you have not yet started paying attention to the aforementioned signs, the time has come to re-establish a deeper connection with your loved one. You can also ask your loved one to send you those signs. The more you become aware of those signs, the more your loved one will communicate with you. Our loved ones are always in deep connection with us.

Knowing the signs is crucial if we want them to stay with us beyond eternity.

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