One of the most common methods of visitation by your deceased loved ones is actually one of the most difficult to interpret and notice - sensing their presence in a physical visit.
Without a physical body and now residing primarily in Spiritual form, your loved ones aren’t restricted by financial resources, train or plane schedules or physical distance. It doesn’t matter what time it is, because in Spiritual world, time is continuous and doesn’t exist. Your loved ones can visit you for important events, in dreams and just simply to stop by over morning coffee. And they delight in doing so!
In readings, your loved ones often proclaim that having the liberty of visiting more often is one of their favorite parts of being in Spirit now. In fact, spiritual visitations are so regular and happen so frequently, I’ve written about the 4 most common times and occasions that your loved ones stop by before. Even if you never notice at all, they’ll visit you and their favorite grand-children without being noticed or a big to-do about it - they don’t mind popping by and being incognito.
But you know what would be nicer? If you actually knew when they were around and stopping by!
With this knowledge, you may be able to at least say hello, thank them for coming and enjoy the fact that they are still making the effort to go to all the soccer games. Or your wedding. Or that big presentation you had last week. They were there, smiling in the back of the room by the coffee and danish table. Most certainly.
If you had a free plane ticket to anywhere and endless amounts of time, would you miss anything at all?
While your loved ones can certainly send you signs and signals like coins, birds and feathers - it’s so much easier and more enjoyable to visit you for real. It’s like sending a card to your daughter every year for her birthday. Yea, it’s nice, but wouldn’t it be better if you could just be with each other? It sure would. Nothing, in my opinion, is better than a visit from a loved one. And while I know that they’ve been visiting you all along, it’s about time you were able to pick up their presence, too.
In this post, we’re going to learn how you can sense the presence of your loved ones easily and without playing a guessing game. No longer will you simply assume your mother was there - you’ll know.
Let’s get started!
4 Steps to Learning to Sense your Loved Ones in Spirit
1. Get relaxed.
Go for a walk. Lay down in bed and take some deep breaths. Do some exercise. Settle in for a meditation. Whatever it is that you do to take a load off, loosen up your muscles, relax your Spirit and quiet your mind - do that.
Get as relaxed and cozy as you possibly can without being at risk for falling asleep. And if you do, you really needed to relax. You can always start this exercise another time. There are no time constraints - your loved ones will wait patiently for you to notice them for as long as necessary.
2. Take a Trip Down Memory Lane.
Once you are relaxed, think of the loved one that you have in mind and want to begin to start sensing and noticing. Start with one person for now and if you have others in mind, let’s work on sensing them after you’ve mastered your ability to sense your first loved one. It’s like learning jump rope - master one trick at a time - not all at once! It could get confusing otherwise.
Close your eyes and imagine yourself standing in your kitchen with your back turned to the open door way behind you. Just take a moment to imagine this scene.
Next, imagine that your deceased loved one has just stepped in behind you.
If they were alive right now, you would know if the person who entered the room was your husband, dog, 5 yr old daughter or brother. You would just know. You would be able to feel their energy and sense who it was. This energy, the essence of who they are is still the same - it hasn’t changed at all - we just need you to remember it.
What does your loved one feel like to you? What did they feel like when they were alive when you were with them? You may have described with words what being with this person feels like to you - especially if you were in love with them. Take a moment to take a jog back in time. If you can’t think of a good description with words - it doesn’t matter - so long as you can feel it. When your grandfather entered a family gathering, what did his presence feel like?
What did his existence do to a room full of people, or what did it do to you?
Did you feel like being around this person is like laying on a bed of pillows when you are surrounded by bricks?
What did it feel like when this person smiled at you? Or came up behind you while you were doing dishes? Or ran over to you from far away?
What did this moment feel like? How did this person change how you felt when they were around?
It’s okay if you can’t think of the words. Remember the feeling.
Now, go back to yourself standing in the kitchen with your eyes closed. What does this person feel like to you?
It’s the same now as it was always.
3. Recall your favorite moments and times with your loved one.
Now that you remember what this person feels like, start thinking of your most memorable moments with your loved one. Here’s a hint:
When do you miss them the most? Think of these times.
Is it at night when you are cuddling to fall asleep?
Is it at 6 o’clock in the morning when you are making coffee for them?
Is it in the evenings when you would quietly read together?
Is it at your son’s soccer game? Your wedding rehearsal dinner?
Is it when your car broke down on the side of the road and you really need someone to call for help?
Is it every Sunday evening family dinner?
Your most precious moments with this person are their most cherished moments, too. They do not want to miss out on these small and big events, either. So, they don’t. They make a point to still sit with you and have coffee. They still want to give your advice on your newest professional photos. They would not miss your first international presentation. Not for a second.
Write down all the times you miss this person most and count them out, because these moments are when you will be visited.
And yes, sometimes your deceased loved ones do show up randomly on a Tuesday afternoon, and why not? Over time, you’ll start to notice them around at times when you wouldn’t have expected along with all the usual instances, too. But for now, let’s stick with the moments that you both cherish and love - the moments you want them visiting and the moments they are taking the next Spirit flight over to visit you.
4. Bring it all together and practice.
Once you have practiced remembering what your loved one feels like to you - the standing in the kitchen with your eyes closed exercise - take a moment to try this exercise more than once. Try to remember what they feel like as often as you need - to make sure you have it down pact.
It feels good to remember, too. So please, practice, practice, practice away.
Next, take your loved one sensing abilities to the big stage and try it out for a test run.
Go back to your list of cherished moments and moments you wish for this person to be there and start test your spirit-sensing abilities in one of these moments.
Do you miss your grandmother when you are rocking your newborn to sleep?
Okay, go. The next time you are rocking your newborn to sleep and are alone in the nursery without any interruption, say to your grandmother “I am ready to practice with you now!”.
Then wait, and see if you can sense her.
Have more questions about sensing the presence of your loved one?
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