Animal Signs: How To Know When They're Real Signs
(And Not Just Something Animals Do)
The idea of animals acting as intermediaries and messengers from the afterlife has to do with animals being sentient beings who can feel, sense, perceive and pick up on information beyond the scope of our human physical senses.
Depending on the species both plants and animals alike can hear and communicate in sounds, and see and perceive in wavelengths, that are completely foreign to the scope of our everyday perception as humans.
Just think of the Manta Shrimp for example, who can perceive light with all the sixteen different subtle light receptors they have in their eyes, compared to the only three light receptors that we humans have in our eyes.
Animals, plants, and insects all perceive reality differently than we do.
But we're not all at a loss here. There are times in all of our lives when our senses expand and we become more sensitive to the world around us, too.
It is during these times that afterlife communications can become clear, strong, and forthright and our ability to tune into and become aware of the interconnected world around us is heightened.
Animals, as sentient beings, can pick up on things going on around us in the unseen world - that is, the unseen world to us.
And because of this, by paying attention to what they do and how they interact with us, we can see how they become identifiers to us to things going on in the unseen world around us, too.
Cats, dogs, and pets have all been known to perceive things that we have been unable. And wild animals can, too. This is how you can tap into that.
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To begin picking up on an afterlife communication in the form of a sign from the animal world, start by paying attention to the actions of both the domestic animals and the wild animals you spend your life with.
- What types of birds visit you on a daily basis?
- When have you noticed a flux of different insects coming in and around your home?
- What do your house cats normally look at and entertain themselves with during the day and night?
Once you have identified the normalcies of the animal behaviors in your home, in your life, and in your immediate ecosystem, then you will be able to begin to notice what is abnormal or different about their behavior.
That's the secret, because that's where the signs come in.
Then to know if a sign is really a sign, you're primarily looking for three things:
1. Something Abnormal or Different About The Experience
For you. The interaction in question has to be an abnormal one for you. If ladybugs and critters normally come into your home around fall, then we can't rule ladybugs as a sign just yet, especially when they've been spotted in September.
But if it is abnormal for a blue and black swallowtail to land on your shoulder or a cardinal to just suddenly appear at your ledge feeder when it was all just sparrows before, then check one: mark it as something to consider.
2. You Had A Special Moment With It
Now you want to pay attention to special moments that you have with other sentient beings. When people die, it is a common experience to see them in others. To meet the gaze of a stranger, and to know it is your father's spirit shining through and showing himself to you in this man. This happens. And what is going on here is this spirit merging or linking with this being momentarily, to be a messenger for you. It can happen with conscious or unconscious permission from the being, as energy waves are traveling through us all the time.
3. It's Happened More Than Once
Those who want to get your attention from the other side will be persistent. If they notice something is working, they'll do it again. And again. And again. Until you perk up, start talking back, and realize what's happening. It's a feedback loop. And they'll keep feeding until you grab the loop.
Spirits who have crossed over can get our attention in many ways.
And when we are thinking of animal signs, we want to remember that we're not talking about your loved one necessarily reincarnating as this being, but rather, the spirit of the person using the power of their ability to connect through the work of these creatures.
Additionally, many spirits prefer physical signs that are tangible because they are harder to cast off, and think and reason away. Choosing a physical sign over an intuitive sign (like a dream) is often a practical choice related to time, attention, and effort, and based on decisions surrounding where their energy would be best spent.
Would anyone want to, or keep, doing anything, if it was always ignored and cast aside?
Probably not. So spirits are just the same. This is why you'll notice many of the early day visitations involve bold, vibrant visitations - like visits from cardinals (in fact, find a whole website dedicated to receiving this specific animal bird as your messenger here) or other, more first-contact type things.
So to recap:
You're looking for something that's been an abnormal set of experiences for you, and that those experiences have involved a special moment that you shared with that other living being, which created a momentary the link between you and the other world.
By sharing a moment with another sentient being, this means you have shared a moment with another living breathing spirit, who like you and your loved one, is just as connected and intertwined to source energy as you are.
And then finally, the real kicker -
Ask yourself this. This was a question recently asked by medium Mollie Morningstar regarding animal signs, and I feel quite poignant -
Did you think of your loved one when it happened?
When a loved one wishes to connect with you, they do so by focusing their energy and their thoughts on you. You receive this by becoming suddenly flooded with thoughts of them, completely out of the blue. It happens when you are focused on your own reality, and boom! Suddenly, you think of a loved one.
So if you thought of your loved one while it was happening, then it's a slam dunk.
The moment, the frequency, the abnormalcy of it (at first anyway), and then the thought.
All those things combined.
Then paired with the animal world and their interaction with both us and the unseen world at large that helps remind us of this connection that we have to all life and this is the most important point of signs. That they remind us of all the cherished moments in life. And that we continue to have them, even in death.
Amanda Linette Meder
Other Articles You May Enjoy:
- Signs from Spirit! Does my father visit me as a Cardinal?
- 10 Most Common Signs from your Deceased Loved Ones
- Visitation Dreams: Does the deceased person glow?
If you have been visited by a loved one from the other side, please consider contributing to the ongoing research being completed by Bill and Judy Guggenheim (the authors of Hello! from Heaven, a compendium on life after death experiences and related research). To do contribute, simply submit your sign as evidence on their website's intake form.
Abilities to perceive the spirit world often open upon the death of a loved one. If you feel this is what is happening to you, please read more here.