Losing a loved one is one of the most challenging experiences we face in life. I know this only too well. And, not only for our human loved ones but also the pets we cherish too. The grief can be overwhelming, and the longing for their presence can be heart-wrenching. However, many believe our departed loved ones are not entirely gone. They may visit us from beyond, providing comfort and connection in unexpected ways. So how do you feel closer to a deceased loved one? And do loved ones visit us when they die? Let's explore these intriguing questions. And, let me tell you, I can attest that I have been contacted by my brother, mother and father, who have all departed this world.
Feeling Their Presence
Many people report sensing the presence of their departed loved ones in various ways. This sensation could manifest as a familiar scent, a sudden change in temperature, or an inexplicable feeling of comfort and peace. Some people even report seeing apparitions or hearing voices. I have physically felt my mother sit on the edge of the bed, and when my brother, Gary, committed suicide for years I would find green feathers everywhere, once even on a plane when I sat down and took my seat.
While sceptics may attribute these experiences to grief-induced hallucinations, those who have experienced them often find them comforting and affirming. They interpret these signs as evidence that their loved ones are still with them in spirit, watching over them and offering reassurance. And, I'll add that sceptics are not enlightened or evolved souls so don't listen to them, they deeply stuck in the third dimension.
Dreams are another common way that our departed loved ones may visit us. These aren't ordinary dreams; they're often vivid, intense, and emotionally charged. In these dreams, our loved ones often appear healthy and happy, conveying messages of love, forgiveness or guidance. I have had countless dreams of of mum, dad and Gary and woken up knowing that I had been with them.
These dream visits can provide profound comfort and closure for those left behind. They remind us that while our loved ones may no longer be physically present, their love for us remains strong.
Signs and Symbols
Sometimes our departed loved ones communicate with us through signs and symbols daily. These could be finding feathers or coins in unusual places, seeing specific animals or birds repeatedly or experiencing synchronicities—meaningful coincidences that seem too uncanny to be random.
These signs often appear when we're feeling low or facing challenges as gentle reminders that we're not alone—that our departed loved ones are still with us in spirit.
Mediumship: A Bridge Between Two Worlds
Mediumship is another way people seek connection with their deceased loved ones. Mediums claim to have the ability to communicate with spirits on the other side. Through them, messages of love and reassurance can be passed on from the deceased to their living relatives and friends.
While not everyone feels comfortable seeking out a medium's services—and it's crucial to find someone reputable if you do—it can provide a sense of closeness for some people grieving a loss. Read my story here about my reading with a reader that convinced me, without a doubt, he was in contact with my brother, Gary.
Cultivating Your Personal Connection
Ultimately, feeling closer to your deceased loved one is deeply personal—what resonates with you individually. Whether sensing their presence around you, receiving dream visits, observing signs and symbols in your daily life—or even seeking out mediumship—you can cultivate your unique connection with your departed loved one.
Remembering them—through photographs, shared stories or cherished mementos—can also help maintain this bond. Engaging in activities they enjoyed or causes they were passionate about can also make you feel closer to them. I have an 'alter' in my office with my deceased family members photos and I actually have conversations with them. I say good morning to them every time I enter the room. Sometimes I say something like "do you know how bonkers this planet has become since you left?" then I laugh.
The belief that our departed loved ones visit us when they die offers solace during times of grief—it provides hope that death is not an end but merely another phase of existence where love continues to thrive beyond physical boundaries.
Finally, while we all grieve differently—and there's no right or wrong way—the belief that our departed loves continue to watch over us from beyond can provide immense comfort during times of loss. I promise you they do.