Saying goodbye to a cherished friend of family member is always heartbreaking, but you can take comfort in the fact that they’re never really gone. Your loved ones who have passed will try to communicate with you to reassure you that life continues even after death. Any time you feel a presence, it’s probably your loved ones trying to give you a gentle reminder that they are okay and continue to be with you.

They don’t want to interfere with your life. They just want you to know you are not alone, so you can live your life to your highest and best good. Signs from your loved ones will be soft and quiet. They will use things that are meaningful to send you a “personalized message” that you’re sure to recognize!

Love and comfort during difficult times.

Your loved ones sense your thoughts and emotions, and they want to help you. If you are happy, doing well and on the right track, your loved ones might not feel the need to make their presence known. But if you are going through a hard time or faced with a tough decision, those are the times when they will reach out to you to reassure you. A lot of times, you will see signs around holidays or special events – those are often very emotional times when you miss your loved ones and struggle with grief. They will want to comfort you and remind you they are okay, and that you will be together again one day.

Guidance while you sleep.

Because the other side is made up of energy, dreams are an easy way for your loved ones to reach you. They can pass you a message during that time or just show you they are with you. A woman told me a story last week. She and her husband had almost given up on being able to conceive a child. One night, she saw a vision of her father-in-law in a dream. He held her hand and said, “A baby is coming, but you have to relax.” He repeated the word “relax” over and over. When she woke up, she spoke to her husband about the dream. They had both been working very hard, and it had been a long time since they took a vacation. They booked a spa getaway. Two weeks after they got home, the pregnancy test was positive! She showed me a picture of her now five-year-old. “I’m so happy I listened.”

Be open to receiving signs throughout the day.

There are so many ways your loved ones will try to communicate. It could be a smell that triggers a memory, like an unexpected whiff of familiar aftershave, or the smell of a special flower, or the spices they used to use in making your favorite meal. Dragonflies, butterflies and rainbows are divine symbols that ill show up when you least expect, when you need to know that your loved one is with you. Say hello to your loved one’s soul the next time a butterfly flutters past!

When you see a random coin or penny, that could also be a sign. If you pick it up and check the date, it might be a meaningful number or date that was special in your relationship with your loved one. Maybe you’ll hear a song they used to sing to you or a song that they loved or a song that has special meaning to you. Maybe they’re just saying hi. Maybe they’re sending you a message through the lyrics.

If you acknowledge the sign, your loved ones will know that you heard them. They will be able to communicate with you more and more and in different ways. If you negate the sign, it tells them you aren’t ready to communicate. But don’t worry. They will keep trying. Next time, we’re going to talk about how they use repetition to keep after you until you finally are ready to listen and recognize that your loved ones are with you.

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