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Recognizing Signs From Those on the Other Side

Date : February 15, 2013 | Tags : , , , , , , | Category : Blog | Mediumship

Recognizing the signs from the other sideOne of the most common things I hear from clients and students is, “How do I know that my loved ones are trying to make contact with me?” Another similar question is, “Was that really them that I felt/sensed/heard?”

The answer is: YES!!!

Your loved ones on the Other Side want to make contact with you just as much as you want to make contact with them. This of it this way: Say you are an aunt or an uncle, and your niece or nephew lives on the other side of the globe from where you are located. Just because you are in two separate locations, it doesn’t mean that you don’t want to see them, right? You are simply in different places. So you learn new and different ways to communicate with them – phone, email, social media, and Skype or other forms of video chatting, for example.

When someone transitions from the Earth plane to the Other Side, they are not physically with us anymore, and each of us has to walk through our grieving process in our own time and in our own way to cope with that physical loss. But, the concept of communication is very similar to what I mentioned above. We still want to have contact with them, and they with us. We learn to connect with them – and, likewise, they learn to connect with us – in new and different ways. Are you following me so far?

So, the next question that often arises is, how do those on the Other Side communicate? There are several different ways, but here are a few general examples:

  • Dreams: By far, dreams are the most common way those in Spirit communicate with us. Our conscious mind is “turned off” for the evening, so we can’t slip into the doubt, fear, or other emotions that may arise with a more direct form of communication. An important note here is that not very dream that you have with a loved one in Spirit is a message from them. IF they appear sick, angry, upset, or something other than peaceful and loving, that is usually your residual feelings/grief around their passing coming up in the dream, and not them trying to communicate with you. A communication dream is loving, peaceful, and often times very realistic.
  • Smells and Tastes: Spirit Folks just LOVE to use our sense of smell and taste to say hello! Whether it is the familiar smell of a loved one’s perfume, flowers, or even the smell of cigarette smoke (when nobody around you is smoking), Spirit will often use our olfactory sense to let us know they are around. Similarly, you may be thinking how much you miss enjoying steaks on the grill with your uncle during the summers growing up, or your mom’s famous spaghetti sauce, when all of a sudden you could swear you were tasting those very things! This is not your imagination – this really is your loved one popping in for a visit.
  • Music: Those on the Other Side love to use music as a way to bring through a message. Sometimes it’s hearing the words that dad used to say in a song on the radio as you turn on your car in the morning, other times it’s hearing the music you always used to enjoy listening to with your best friend. Music is a wonderful way of raising our vibration and feeling closer to Spirit . . . and they love using it to deliver you a message as much as you love listening to it!
  • Numbers: Lastly, numbers are another big way in which those on the Other Side make an effort to connect with us. It can sometimes come in the form of seeing “angel numbers” – repetitive numbers such as 111,222, 333, etc. Other times, it can be seeing numbers connected to a loved one (such as their birthday, anniversary or the day that they passed) or their “lucky numbers” on a license plate or when you look at the clock. People always ask what the “meaning” is behind these numbers – I say that if you can’t think of specifically how they’d be connected to your loved one, sometimes it’s just them using a number you’d recognize or that would stand out, just to say “hello”.

As I’ve mentioned, these are only a few of the ways those in Spirit make contact with us. Perhaps you have your own – I’d love for you to share it in the comments!

Whatever way you receive signs, it is important to remember to say “thank you” when you do. After all, the more gratitude you show, I truly believe that the more signs you will receive.

17 responses to “Recognizing Signs From Those on the Other Side”

  1. Victoria says:

    I think I am being contacted. I’ve always experienced things that I dare not discuss with just anybody. I’m trying to get intouch with a … gift I’ve had since I was little. I want to … know the truth. Learn.

    • jfstein1 says:

      Victoria – I am sure you ARE being contacted! I say that if you really think and feel so in your heart . . . then you are! Trust and know in your heart that Spirit is trying to get through to you – and then perhaps journal your experiences. This will help you to become more confident in the messages you are receiving. :)

  2. Annette says:

    My adult son Jay took his life almost four years ago. We were very close. I called him “Bird” or “Jay Bird”.. Recently I was preparing for a shower and I moved to the mirror and a baby blue jay bird feather floated in front of me from no where. I felt so blessed. I miss him every day.

    • Jess says:

      Hi Annette – I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. <3

      What a beautiful sign from your beloved son! Thank you so much for sharing that here. I hope he continues to give you strong and obvious signs of his presence.

  3. Chris says:

    Feathers are also a sign. Different colors mean different things.

  4. Pamela says:

    I think someone may be trying to contact me. I was in bed listening to classic country on my tv. Our alarm clock turns on and there is nothing but white noise and a high pitched sound. We only use our clock for the time because it is projected onto our ceiling. Is it possible that a loved one that has passed is trying to communicate?

    • Jess says:

      Hi Pamela,

      Yes, I absolutely believe that could be a loved one from the Other Side saying hello! Clocks and electronics in general are an easy way for those in spirit to communicate because it is a way to use energy (electricity) to bring through a sign. :) Sometimes the message is just a simple, “Hello,” or “Thinking of you” – whatever it is, just thank your loved one(s) for reaching out and connecting!

  5. tammy cisco says:

    My mother recently passed away it was quick we found out in july she had cancer in august she was gone we lived together for 10 yrs she loved little frogs and butterflies the way my house is set up the bathroom is in the middle of the house with no window .In september there was a little frog in my bathroom and a couple days later a beautiful large monarch butterfly .what else could this be but a sign from my momma does it mean she is happy where she is now? I miss her so much

  6. Bill says:

    I am constantly seeing 11:11 when I look at a clock. This has been happening about 3-5 times/week which is way beyond the usual frequency and has been occurring for about 3-5 months now. What might this be?

  7. Jackie says:

    My husband passed away June 2015 after a 2 years battle with cancer. I took care of him for the 2 years and was happy to have him with me. during this time we showed each other such raw love it was incredible. I miss him everyday now and long to know he is okay. I have found feathers and had a butterfly follow me and he smoked before he got sick and I could smell smoke shortly after he passed away. The only dreams I have had he was looking good both time but didn’t say anything. I just hope he is ok. Can you help me.

    • Jess says:

      Jackie,

      I am so very sorry for your loss (and for the delay in getting back to you . . . many of my comments here have been spam so I don’t always see the “real” ones right away).

      I love that your husband is giving you signs through the butterfly, the feathers, and the smell of smoke. Sometimes in visitation dreams, our loved ones don’t necessarily say anything, but they show themselves looking well so that you wake up KNOWING they are well and okay where they are. <3

      Trust that your beloved is still there and sending you these signs, and so much love along with it. If I can be of further support or encouragement, please feel free to contact me.

      Bright blessings,
      Jess

  8. Darren says:

    My dad passed away March 19th , he had cancer for about a year , and he passed quietly in his sleep. I was asked by him to do his eulogy. I did so feeling pride and sadness. I wanted to use a poem to end the my celebration of his life but chose not to as I couldn’t find one that suited.
    The morning after the service i was in bed , I awoke at 7 am , went to my study and began writing a poem about my dads life.
    I finished it 5 minutes flat. I have never written one before. I sent an email to my brothers and sisters with Dads Poem. They were moved to tears.
    Dad is interned until mid May at which time he will be buried.
    I will read Dads Poem on that dad. I soundly believe my father visited me in my sleep and gave me ( us ) his final gift. A poem i will share with my family , and have mounted in frames for each of my siblings.

    Thanks you Darren

    • DEBORAH FORMISANO says:

      DARREN I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU TO SHARE ANOTHER MOMENT WITH YOUR DAD ,AND FOR HIM TO GIVE YOU A GIFT.THAT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.I AM WANTING TO HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE OR HEAR ,MY JOSEPHS FACE OR VOICE ONE MORE TIME .HE PASSED APRIL 12 2015 AND I HAVE LONGED FOR ANOTHER CHANCE SINCE .GOD BLESS YOU BOTH AND MAY YOU CONTINUE TO HAVE THE GIFT GIVING TO YOU FROM YOUR DAD..AMEN ..MY FRIEND,, DEBBIE I KNOW I WILL GET MY CHANCE,, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME HOPE

  9. Darren says:

    My dad passed away March 19th , he had cancer for about a year , and he passed quietly in his sleep. I was asked by him to do his eulogy. I did so feeling pride and sadness. I wanted to use a poem to end the my celebration of his life but chose not to as I couldn’t find one that suited.
    The morning after the service i was in bed , I awoke at 7 am , went to my study and began writing a poem about my dads life.
    I finished it 5 minutes flat. I have never written one before. I sent an email to my brothers and sisters with Dads Poem. They were moved to tears.
    Dad is interned until mid May at which time he will be buried.
    I will read Dads Poem on that dad. I soundly believe my father visited me in my sleep and gave me ( us ) his final gift. A poem i will share with my family , and have mounted in frames for each of my siblings.

    Thanks you Darren

  10. David says:

    About 2 weeks ago I was flooded with random thoughts of my very first girlfriend and first love, and I mean flooded. That started on a Saturday, 5/21. The strong feelings and memories, and I swear the sound of her voice hung with me for the next three days. Mind you, we haven’t had any contact in 31 years. Finally, on Tues. the 24th of May I Googled her name and there it was, her obituary. She was buried on the 21st, the very day I became consumed of her memory. Needless to say I was and still am heartbroken and have been thanking her for her time with me and that I prayed that she was happy while she was here and that she is at peace where she is now. I still love her after al this time. I’m convinced she was reaching out to me but sometimes I just need to be sure.

    • John says:

      To David:
      I understand exactly what you are describing. When you love someone in the way that you loved her – and vice versa – that love does not die. Your message from her might very well have been to let you know that she never stopped loving you either. It is very real and I believe you are correct about your love contacting you in that way. I believe we do this often and sometimes without even realizing we are doing it. The other person receives your thoughts in a variety of ways. So the communication you have experienced takes place in this life and in the next – its just expressed in different ways….and maybe in a stronger way once we have crossed over.
      I’m guessing you will see each other again someday.
      Nurture and encourage that communication – its very real and a wonderful gift.

      • David says:

        Thank you John for your words of encouragement. The healing process has become easier these days. I have no doubt that Lori is near from time to time, the contact is very real and it is a remarkable gift indeed. There have been others in my life that have presented themselves but none nowhere near as powerful as this. I’m well aware now that she has made a safe transition and that she is in the company of the Angels and out ancestors. In this life she had such a dynamic personality so it’s really not surprising that her energy would be so strong. It is a deeply personal relationship now and I thank her each time, as I do anyone that comes through. I feel that is of great importance to recognize a loved one when they go through such a great effort to make contact. Thanks to Jess as well for putting up this site and for her words. I believe you are right in that one day we will be reunited, I welcome that day when it is time but for now I will carry on and keep my heart open to my First Love.

        Thanks Again.

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