I was alone at home on a Saturday afternoon. Just the night before, I received the news that my father had passed away. I was still in a state of shock. My husband decided to take our children to their soccer games that morning so that I could remain at home and pack for our trip to Mississippi. I went into the laundry room to put a load of clothes in the dryer. All of a sudden, my perceptive German Shepherd ran to the front door and began to bark. The door bell rang. I wondered who it could be. It took me only a few seconds to make it to the front door. The problem? No one was there.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be a challenging process. Therefore, our loved ones on the other side look for ways to let us know that they are at peace. Since they are not physically present, they send signs. Here are 7 common ways that departed loved ones come through:
1. Sweet Dreams
Dreams are powerful tools that our loved ones can use to communicate with us. During sleep, our conscious minds take a break and our subconscious minds become more accessible to the Spirit World. Our loved ones may come through with a message in our dreams, in the form of a visitation. Much more colorfully vivid and life like than regular dreams, visitations can be so powerful that you awaken and think that you've actually been in contact with your loved one, which is very much the case.
2. What's That Smell?
Another sign that your loved ones may use to alert you of their presence is fragrance, or scent. Whether it's the waft of your grandmother's perfume, her homemade apple pie, or her favorite flowers, scents are a lovely reminder that our loved ones are still around.
3. Butterflies All Around
Signs may also come from the Spirit World through the natural world. Butterflies, lady bugs, dragon flies, cardinals, or blue birds are commonly sighted by people who have just lost a loved one.
After my father transitioned, I would see many butterflies and dragonflies day after day. I found it interesting was that these "messengers" would behave in strange and unusual ways around me. They would gently dance around me, as if under a spell. Through these tiny creatures, I received the message that even though form may change, life continues.
4. Unusual Electrical Activity
Flickering lights, a beeping smoke detector sounding a false alarm, and toys that turn on by themselves are things that you may have seen in scary movies. However, these can be signs from the Other Side. Those who have passed are able to use their energies to manipulate electrical or battery operated objects.
5. Hello? Is Anyone There?
Believe it or not, the telephone is also a means of communication from the Spirit World. Some people have reported receiving a phone call from an unknown number, only to hear static when they answer the phone.
Thirty minutes before my father was found dead, I received a phone call from an unfamiliar number with a Mississippi area code. Since I was in the middle of a meeting, I decided not to answer. Two hours later, I received the news that my father had passed away. Being slightly curious as to who had tried to contact me earlier, I returned the phone call from the unfamiliar number. I was quite shocked to hear a recording from the operator that said that this number was not in service. I have no doubt that this was a call from Heaven.
6. Messages through Music
Musical lyrics can be a powerful way of receiving messages. You may notice that song lyrics pop into your mind out of nowhere. Or maybe you turn on the radio at the exact moment when a song is playing that has a message from your loved one to you.
7. Why is the Dog Barking?
Dogs and cats have a heightened sense of hearing, and sometimes they are able to perceive things that humans cannot see. So pay attention if you find your dog is looking into an empty corner and wagging his tail happily. If your loved one was an animal lover, it's possible that your pet will see them and then react to their presence.
Energy can never be destroyed. Our Souls are eternal. Your loved ones will do their best to convey this message to you. Even though they are not physically present anymore, they are very much alive and their existence continues in another way. Keep an open heart and an open mind. Signs are all around you!