12 Signs Your Loved Ones Are Visiting You
amanda linette meder
This is a follow-up article to a very popular post that I wrote a year prior, 10 Most Common Signs From Your Deceased Loved Ones before I realized you could go in and update individual posts with new information.
So occasionally go back I cover this topic again. I’ll write about signs from Spirit as I encounter them myself.
This is how I get back in touch with the connectedness of all things and the meaning and messages the Universe has to give us when we are open to accepting signs as messages that hold reverent information for us.
Anything that we encounter in our lives from the mindset of peace and harmony can be considered a message worth listening to, and oftentimes, it's in these mindsets or in our attempt to return to this mindset, that the Spirit world sends us a sign.
Below you will find some of the most common -
1. Pennies from Heaven
Your deceased Loved Ones can manipulate the energy of the environment. Anyone who's had a photograph fall off the wall after the death of a loved one knows this to be true.
Spirits, your deceased family, can get people to 'accidentally' drop small things in your presence and then nudge you to look down at the right moment.
The most common physical sign from your loved one is a penny - it's lightweight enough to move and shiny enough for you to see, it's also a popular Bing Crosby song that puts a lot of us in a romantic mood.
Spirits want us to experience love on earth, so any guide in this direction they can send us, they will, and pennies hold more meaning than you think - due to the song and the number symbolism inherent within.
2. Cardinals and Brightly Colored Birds
Your Loved Ones can work with those in the animal world to send you a sign of their presence by getting a cardinal, a blue jay or a large hawk to act abnormally in your presence for just long enough to get your attention.
Also, keep in mind that the Spirits of animals are sensitive, and birds can perceive human emotion and thought on their own.
So some animals will attempt to communicate with you outside of a greater force, and rather through an empathetic connection that comes from within them.
3. Smelling their Cooking
Clairalience, this is the psychic sense of clear-smelling.
Your Loved Ones can use the loose electrons and atoms available in the air to create momentary combinations that smell just like something they were known for doing or having.
Cookies, cakes, and bread scents wafting through the air, and no one is cooking?
This is a common sign of your ancestors, such as grandparents being present.
4. Smelling their Perfume
Another clairalient sign.
Clairalience is often associated with clairsentience, but it really is its own intuitive ability.
Your Loved Ones can also momentarily shift the molecules with the air of your space to mimic the scent of cigarettes, cigars, mothballs, perfume, or flowers - anything they were known for.
If you smell something very out of character for your space, it’s likely a Loved One from the other side, and this is a very common sign for those known for their perfumes.
5. Feeling A Presence Next to You
Your Loved One, though they have lost their physical body, have not lost their Spirit Body. While not always physically visible, the Spirit Body is palpable by most people.
Are you sensing someone in the room without another physical human present?
Seeing a hologram image of the person or pet, you're missing in your mind?
It's more than likely a Spirit person trying to let you know they are around, and they feel you, too.
If the sense of their presence gets too much, and if you find yourself becoming emotional about a visitation, this is normal.
I like to use citrus essential oils, like the blend Citrus Fresh by Young Living, to pull myself into another mood if I feel sad about the visitation. For example, to pivot to being glad I can sense them, and away from being sad they're gone.
It's natural to grieve; I just also like try to use grief as an opportunity to pivot my mindset, too.
6. Having a Visitation Dream
Your Loved Ones can visit you through your dreams.
It’s easy to receive in a liminal state, and a visitation dream is a nice break from the sleepless nights that typically follow a transition, so I happen to like this type of sign a lot.
They generally appear sometime around six to eight weeks following the death of a loved one, and they apply to visitations from pets, spouses, partners, and friends.
How can you tell when a dream is really from a Loved One?
Visitation dreams typically involve no fear, and they are very lucid and crisp. For more insight on how to know, I’ve written about it in-depth, so check out the article: Visitation Dreams: How You Know For Sure for more.
If you get emotional after waking up from the visitation dream, I like to supplement my morning routine with trauma essential blends oils such as SARA, White Angelica, and Trauma Life to pull it together before the workday.
Also, be sure to give yourself five to ten minutes to feel the grief, and then carry on for the day.
One of the purposes of signs such as visitation dreams is that they act as reminders helping us process and release our grief, by reminding us that love is indeed eternal.
Often we push grief back to make others happy and you can’t do that if you want to heal it. It has to come out. So, our loved ones in Spirit will push us at times to let out the grief through their signs.
7. Hearing Their Voice
You're not crazy. The voice of Spirit will sometimes echo through the veil, and though it's not common, it does happen.
Many people hear the voices of their Loved Ones inside their minds after their passing. This is not your imagination or wishful thinking. It's called internal clairaudience, and it's how a medium hears Spirit.
But if you've heard an external voice, know this is possible too. It's most common in the days following a loved ones passing, and it's also common for Spirits in and around your neighborhood to get your attention this way as well.
Also be aware that when your loved one crosses over, they return to their state of pure Spirit, so their voice may not sound the same to you. The way you heard them speak in the physical may be different than the way you hear them in the non-physical.
Need confirmation that you hear the right thing, and aren't being lead astray?
Triangulate, look for three or four signs, working together, to see if the messages you are receiving are in harmony with the Divine. (This is the same guidance given on many Christian blogs for hearing God, as well).
Being that our loved ones are now Spirit, they connect with us through many of the same Divine Laws you see in other faiths.
8. Warm Goosebumps and Tingles
The sensation of the presence of a Spirit who has crossed often produces warm, tingly feelings on the outside or on the inside of the body.
We call this body validation in the field; it also happens when you are saying or speaking something true. Body chills can act as all over feel-good validation that what you are doing is in cellular alignment with truth.
If you have been feeling lots of tingles or goosebumps (especially while reading this article), this is a sign your Loved One could be confirming.
For more on this, read:
9. Unexpected Favors
Your Loved Ones still want to do nice things for you, but being without a physical body, their options for physical gifts are often limited.
This is why your Loved Ones are often behind guiding you to special, unexpected discounts in stores, helping you meet the right people for your career and love life, and keeping you out of dangerous accidents.
The types of favors your Spirit people will do for you usually is dependent on your preferred method of receiving love, and on what you like to feel best.
I wrote an entire eBook on this once, called the Languages of Spirit, and you can still find the concepts as a post here: The 4 Languages of Spirit: How Does Spirit Best Communicate with You?
10. Flashes of Light
Those in Spirit don’t always know how or have the energy to fully manifest as an apparition.
Living in the realm of the Divine Light (Heaven), your Loved Ones also don’t necessarily need to form a full body to manifest. They can appear as flashes, orbs or balls of light, usually seen out of the corner of your right eye.
Do you see flashes? This could be a Loved One.
I saw flashes of light quite a bit after the transition of my dog, and they were all blue in color. A couple of weeks later, another medium told me, “you know, your dog’s energy is blue!”
I hadn’t even told her about the light I’d been seeing, and that was a nice validation.
11. Orbs in Photographs
Depending on the lens of the camera, the lighting, shutter speed, a viewfinder can capture things that we can’t or didn’t see with our physical eyes.
Those in Spirit form can manifest as a small ball of light, also known as an orb, in photographs, as well as in walking, waking regular life.
The ones we love in Spirit can also appear in smoke, bathwater, as holograms in our mind’s eye, and even in the faces of others.
12. Misplacing and Finding Items
Years ago, I had a reading where someone's father came through and said he was moving his brother's baseball cap around. This was later validated. There is some evidence out there that says Spirit people can cause an apport or a physical item to manifest out of thin air.
Have you been losing things only to find them in the same place you remember putting them later on?
Your Loved Ones can move items, either to play with you or to get your attention.
It's never malicious; they can actually help you find lost items you've been looking for, too, when asked.
If I have a lost item, I also like to imagine a tether around the item, coming from me, and imagine myself lassoing the item and pulling it closer to me. I've found items lost for months within days using this technique.
So, these are the 12 most common signs you are being visited by your Loved Ones. I wrote another article on a similar topic, 10 Most Common Signs From Your Deceased Loved Ones, if you’re interested in more.
Visitations don’t take away the change that comes with a transition, but they can lighten up and break up the mood on a day when the grief is the heaviest. I’ve seen the signs take sadness and shake it right off.
As mentioned above, that’s usually the point of most signs we receive, to remind us that we’re not alone, that we’re loved and that those we love are still here, just in another form.
Finding new methods of communication after our old forms lose shape can be interesting, and at the very least, nourishing -
For more information on the most commonly asked questions after death, check out my eBook, From Crossing Over To Connection or read on in a few of the articles below.
Thanks for joining me on this journey,
Amanda Linette Meder
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Last updated: 2019.08.08
On Essential Oils: I mention Young Living Blends in this article. Doterra and Plant Therapy usually make similar blends to what I mentioned here, if these are your preferred brands.
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