As much as I am happy that the media and popular culture has embraced the spiritual side of life in a big way, it is a mixed bag. With all of the so-called "reality" shows on television right now (and believe me, I am addicted to watching them all), there is a real misconception of what spirit communication looks like. If it is not dramatic or Hollywoodesque, then it must not be from spirit! They throw glasses or appear at your bedside in full form, or speak through your cell phone, right!?!? Well, sure - sometimes! Generally speaking though, it is something much less distinguishable from other everyday occurrence.
This list is meant to open up the door to some of the SUBTLER (and much more common) ways in which spirit communicates with us from the other side. If we are willing to stop and expand our perceptions and listen with our hearts, we can become aware of all of the ways our loved ones continue to share their lives with us!
1) "Random" thoughts. Those times when what seems as though a very random thought pops into our minds and leaves us reminded of a loved one, it can often be a sign that those in spirit are connecting with us at that moment and sending their greetings.
2) Finding coins, feathers, tokens, or other small items. Our loved ones enjoy sending us little reminders and gifts to show us that they are around and sending us their care, love and support. Next time you find a coin on the ground, you just might want to say "hello" to those in spirit who are always close by.
3) Scents. One of the easiest ways spirits can signal their presence to us appears to be through scents. Whether it is the scent of tobacco, flowers, perfume, or even a fragrance they were associated with, scents are a common way our loved ones show us they are around.
4). Sensing energy or movement out of the corner of your eye. Our loved ones have continued on in a different form and it is not unusual to sense or even physically perceive their energy as they move throughout the space around us. The more relaxed and present we can learn to be, the easier it becomes to sense the energies of the spirit world that are constantly surrounding us sending messages of love and eternity.
5) Dreams. Our dreams act as a doorway into the spirit world. We can both receive visits from those on the other side in our dreams, or we can actually travel to the other side ourselves to interact with those there. Don't underestimate the importance or validity of a visitation or message only because it was "just" in a dream.
With peace, joy, and love! Melinda! ^_^