As a psychic medium I was born with the gift of being able to speak with and see loved one who are physically no longer with us. From an early age I was gifted with the presence of spirit, speaking with my uncle who had passed as a baby, knowing he was in the cupboard. It wasn’t until years later my mother told me of his passing and that he had been kept in the cupboard at home until it was time to bury him.
Some psychic mediums are more naturally gifted than others and some will spend years fine tuning their craft, however we all possess the ability to know when spirit is near. We just need to heighten our awareness and trust in what we see or hear. It also helps to know the common ways our loved ones contact us and let their presence be known.
Loved ones will come to visit particularly in times when we are in need or when we have a strong desire to see them again. They come to remind us that we are still loved and supported by them and to comfort us in times of need.
Spirit likes to let us know that they see and hear everything and will find ways to let us know when they are happy or unhappy with our life choices. Most importantly though they look over and care for us, noting in the spirit world they are now able to maneuver and protect us in ways they couldn’t on the physical plane.
Common ways spirit communicates with us:
- They affect electrical products
Due to the higher vibration of spirits energy field they tend to interfere with the functioning of electrical products. Items which were working perfectly may start going haywire, switching on and off, jumping or freezing. Light bulbs may start flickering and for no apparent reason blow, even after you’ve just replaced it.
Often during a reading or healing with a client my CD player will start to play up, despite working perfectly prior to their arrival. It will skip tracks, freeze and then start playing again before jumping within a track. Once I acknowledge that a loved one or spirit guide is near it usually starts working perfectly again.
- They enter our dreams
A client starting seeing her mother in her dreams, her mother telling her that she was still alive. Distraught at why this was happening I reminder her that she had been asking her mother to show herself to her… and her mother was, via her dream state, letting her know she was still here.
Due to the emotional intensity that can occur when a loved one comes close to our energy field it can be easier for those in spirit and the person they are visiting if they come to during the sleeping hours. Thus entering our dreams to give their messages, stand over and watch us or sit with us to give us their messages and guidance.
- They use aromas
Our sense of smell is the first sense to develop and due to how aromas are processed in the brain, create strong associations and memories. Therefore one whiff can tap into a bank of memories. Also most people have a particular smell, whether it be perfume or aftershave, cigarettes, cleaning products, flowers or body odour.
My grandfather and uncle often let me know when they are around by using the smell of cigarettes. Both ex-British Navy men, keen smokers and pranksters they know I dislike the smell, however it is their distinctive way of heightening my awareness and letting me know they are near.
- They move objects
Have you ever searched for an object knowing for certain you had put it in a specific spot only to find it is not there. Continued to look all around, usually several times to no avail, only to find the object in a random place or even in the place you were sure you had left it? This is just another way your loved ones are trying to get your attention.
They will also use other objects such as photos or pictures to get your attention, by making them fall over or even fall off a wall. If you have not been listening or acknowledging their presence with subtle means, they may use such tactics to jolt you into awareness.
- They use signs, coincidences or synchronicity
Spirit likes to place things, situations or people in our path that were significant to them or are significant to us. They will use their energy to maneuver and make things happen, things which may seem coincidental. Such as a song on the radio or you keep noticing their favourite flowers or you keep seeing the same thing over and over again, such as a butterfly.
Spirit often lets me know they are around and supporting me by place $0.05 pieces in my pathway. I have, on occasion, tested Spirit by asking them to place $0.05 in my pathway which they have indulged me and done as such.
- You see flickers of light
When loved ones pass over they transcend their physical form to become a light being, vibrating and moving at the same frequency as light and sound. Thus you may see a glimpse of light, a flicker, something you might easily pass off as your eyes playing games on you, yet it is your loved one moving so quickly you see their vibration rather than their earth form.
These methods of communication by spirit are incredibly common and are often happening without us giving them a second thought. The more you are present and open to the subtle meaning of such incidents as well as trusting in them, you too will be able to communicate with your loved ones.