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There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me.
~Liv Tyler


Many people don’t think about deceased loved ones sending signs to assure us that they are okay. Or worse, some individuals don’t believe it’s even possible. If so, perhaps they are missing out on a life-changing experience.

Admittedly, one of the most heartbreaking things in life is losing someone close through death. Most who have lost someone, know that sometimes there are no adequate words to describe the excruciating pain of grief and loss. But what if loved ones in the Spirit World can somehow signal us to help alleviate that pain?

First and foremost, reasons for spirit visitations are varied. For example, individuals once close, might want you to be at ease about the state of their well-being. Or, they have unfinished business that they urgently need to convey.  Perhaps the most gut-wrenching of reasons is that they simply want to say “Good-bye.”

Secondly, it doesn’t matter if the person was a relative, friend, or co-worker. They just want to tell you that they’re okay and happy in spirit by sending signs.

The following eight signs are the most common events that indicate perhaps someone from the beyond is attempting to make contact.

1.  Signs of Spirit Contact in Our Dreams

One way that our loved ones and friends contact us is through our dreams. A case in point is a dream that my sister had not long after our mother died. In the dream, our mom called her using an old-fashion telephone. Although my sister couldn’t remember the phone conversation, she told me that the dream was so real, it was like our mom was talking with her as if still alive.

If you dream of a deceased loved one, immediately write down all the details that you can remember. Then examine what you’ve written sentence by sentence. After doing this, determine if there’s a message that this loved one is trying to convey.

2. Feeling Physical Sensations

Often our loved ones passed let us know they are present with a gentle touch. For example, you frequently notice a touching sensation on your arms, shoulders, or the back of your neck. 

Another touch indicator is the feeling of something like cobwebs brushing your face or arms. This sensation could also be a sign that a spirit is present and wants your attention. At first, you may think that it’s your imagination playing tricks on you, but then you realize it happens far too often to be a random occurrence.

Adding to these, sometimes you swear that you feel a physical sensation of someone blowing softly in your ear. Or, even more significantly, you occasionally hear a voice calling your name, but no one’s around. 

Understandably, some individuals may initially believe that these signs are from their spirit guides or angels. How to tell the difference? You can differentiate higher beings from deceased loved ones making contact by using your intuition. If you experience any of the above and the first thought that comes to your mind is of someone near you who has died, then it’s most likely that person who wants to get your attention. Perhaps they just want to say, “Hey, I’m well, and I love you.”

3. Noticing a Presence in the Room

Similar to unusual physical sensations; instead, you feel a strong presence in the room. This may be accompanied by goosebumps or the soft feeling of a breeze running through you. This could be a significant indicator that a deceased relative is close by.

Often feelings of being visited come and go, but for some reason you aren’t alarmed by them. Perhaps it’s a loved one trying to get your attention to provide comfort. Or they are attempting to get an important message across. If this happens to you, stop and reflect on why this might be happening. Or go into meditation, ask why they are visiting. The first thing that comes to mind is most likely the answer as to why they are present.

4. The Presence of Odors

Have you ever noticed a familiar scent that reminds you of a loved one who has passed? Many relatives leave aromas such as tobacco, perfume, flowers, or kitchen smells associated with them. Perhaps the smell elicits fond memories from childhood. Moreover, it triggers memories of a time when you felt completely safe and loved.

For a while, after my father died, I could swear that at times I noticed the smell of Old Spice Aftershave. When this occurred, I felt happy knowing that Dad was watching over me.

5. Signs of Spirit Contact-Things Are Moved

One of the most common ways our deceased loved ones attempt to contact us is by moving objects that remind us of them. Perhaps a picture of a loved one falls over for no apparent reason. Other things like heirlooms, jewelry, or even kitchen items are discovered moved from their usual place and found somewhere else. Although this may seem spooky, and one thinks they may have a ghost, Instead, it may be the spirit of a loved one attempting to send a sign. 

I’m reminded of the time some years ago, when I’d inherited a 3-piece Victorian set of my grandmother’s parlor furniture. My mother had grown up with this furniture, but she gave it to me because she knew that I loved the Victorian-set so much. Shortly after my mother died, I woke up one morning to find two chairs in the set rearranged. Rather than moving them back, I just left them. It struck me that it was my mom showing me how she thought they should be positioned.

6. A Sudden Sense of Warmth

If you suddenly feel a warmth washing over you and you feel comforted, consider that a loved one in spirit may be present. Perhaps they are offering assistance and support of some kind. More importantly, if you are going through a difficult time loved ones are frequently there to assist.

On the whole, our deceased loved ones are close when we need a morale boost or to let us know that everything will turn out okay. This could be a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, a close friend, or most commonly a parent. Consider this a blessing and say, “Thank you,” from the heart.

7. Electronic Devices Act Up

Things electronic are relatively easy for spirits to manipulate. Often, spirits will use electronic items to signal you. Lights may inexplicably turn on and off, Radios and televisions sometimes switch channels on their own. Or, they use radio frequencies to deliver a message. Additionally, appliances could mysteriously be turned on or off. Or, cell phones ring with no one on the other end, or you might hear a staticky noise. Incredibly, some individuals have reported a phone call with their loved one’s voice briefly saying something and then disconnecting. 

If things like this have happened to you, try not to panic and immediately jump to the conclusion that something of a darker nature is going on. Instead, if you’ve recently lost a loved one and think of them often, it may just be that they are trying to signal you electronically.

8. Orb Lights-Signs of Spirit Contact

Phantom lights such as orbs, twinkly lights, or a brief flash of light in a room can indicate a deceased loved one is present. Interestingly, although anyone can experience spirit lights, it’s usually animals, young children, and babies that most commonly witness the light phenomenon. For example, babies that giggle at something and you can’t see anything may indicate that a spirit is present. Or animals follow something with their eyes that’s invisible to you. Try taking pictures with your cell phone or other cameras. These will capture the lights digitally or on film even when you can’t see them in real-time. It may just be that a deceased close relative is causing the phenomena.

9. Other Odd Occurrences

As mentioned, signs of spirit contact are when something miraculous happens that you know is a sign that someone deceased is sending you a message.

For instance, several years ago, I had a dear friend die of cancer. There was a significant age difference, and she was like an older sister to me. Actually, my friend had been instrumental in helping me through some dark times, and therefore we were very close.

After attending her funeral, I came home and sat on the back porch. To my surprise, there was a balloon gently bobbing up and down under the tree to my right. I suddenly realized that this was a sign. The color of the balloon was pink—my friend’s favorite color. I think she was telling me that she was okay and not to grieve.


Signs of spirit contact is when our loved ones in spirit find ways to let us know that they are near. These indicators could be through moving objects, leaving familiar smells, making their presence felt, to even causing electronic devices to act up.

If you are unsure of who or what’s causing the phenomena, rely on your intuition. Are you feeling dread, or are you feeling unperturbed by what’s going on? Your intuition and feelings will always let you know if the spirit activity is friendly or not.

Additionally, if you wish to make contact with a loved one in spirit, let them know. They will find a way to signal you that they are around. Then it’s up to you to notice any signs.

Finally, if you’ve had experiences with a relative or friend trying to contact you, let me know in the comments below.

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Author, Carol Nicholson, Ph.D.
Author, Carol Nicholson, Ph.D.

Carol Nicholson is thirty-five years a professional Psychic Medium and author of numerous Psychic and Spiritual courses since 2001. Subscribe for more posts like this, get a FREE Psychic-Medium Starter eGuide, and notification of fantastic coupon deals.


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