Do loved ones who have passed, live on?
If so, can they reach out to us from beyond the grave to communicate their continued existence?
Pyschic medium Claire Broad believes they can. She also believe we can all learn to recognise their communications.
Claire says, ‘When I was four, I experienced what I now know to be a “spontaneous after death communication” from my deceased grandfather.’
‘At such a young age, I held no concept of death and had no need to feel comforted due to this loss.’
‘Yet, standing in Richmond cemetery one day, I felt my grandad’s spirit come close to me so strongly I became overwhelmed with the urge to pass on a message from him to my nan.’
‘In the message he called her a nickname only she knew.’
‘The experience stayed with me for life, shaping my beliefs about life after death and leading me on a quest to explore spirit communication, mediumship and the science behind it’.
‘We will all have to deal with the death of a loved one at some point.’
‘Because of this, the most common question put to me is, “How can I recognise for myself when my deceased loved ones draw near?”’
‘The following calls to actions are taken from my book What The Dead Are Dying To Teach Us and are designed to help anyone seeking to achieve a spiritual connection with loved ones in the afterlife…
The most common form of communication are signs – feathers, birds, butterflies and flowers being the most common.
But I’ve heard people talk of unusual signs like anchors or an octopus.
A sign is used like a calling card by spirit loved ones.
They often draw your attention to a sign by inspiring your mind to notice it.
Maybe a feather appears in an unusual place like indoors, even though no windows or doors are open and no feathers are in your upholstery.
A feather once appeared in my hand at the dinner table from nowhere!
The importance of the sign is how it makes you feel.
If you feel comforted, don’t dismiss it as purely wishful thinking.
You may just be dismissing a golden opportunity to sense your loved one’s presence around you.
It is common for people to see spirit loved ones in dreams after a passing.
Spirit dreams or night visions are lucid and will feel different to usual dreams, often leaving you convinced it was a true experience.
If you’d like to encourage loved ones to reach out to you, make a point at bedtime of asking them kindly to join you in your dreams.
You can speak your thoughts out loud or say them quietly in your mind, before falling asleep.
Keep a pen near your bed and if you receive a response, make a record of it.
Get creative, you could even write a note before bed and see if you receive the answer in your dreams.
Sit with a pen and paper close to hand and ask a question to your loved ones quietly in your mind.
Then allow your mind to fall still.
Resisting the urge to over think what you are writing, pick up your pen and allow words of wisdom to flow from you onto the page.
When you stop writing, read it back.
Does the wisdom sound like advice a loved one would give?
Is it helpful?
Is it something you’d never have thought of?
Meditation not only improves physical health and encourages mental wellbeing, it also expands awareness.
As we learn to still the mind, brainwave patterns are altered and we may achieve heightened states of awareness.
Over time, we become sensitive and with heightened concentration, many people discover they are able to receive flashes of insight and contact from deceased relatives.
Ask for help
This is a simple tip, but an important one.
Your loved ones in spirit actually like to be asked for help.
It lets them know you’re ok with them revealing themselves or offering unseen support.
We all have free will and they are not able to rail-road yours.
Let them know you are happy for them to guide you and then let them work out how best they can do that.
Let go of expectation and simply keep an open mind to the response.
Trust your senses
Spirit communicators often use our senses to alert us to their presence.
It’s common for people to smell a familiar perfume specific to a particular loved one, waft quickly past and then disappear (even though no one is actually present in the room).
Other times, sounds are used.
Invisible bells ringing, or hearing music playing without a source, are common experiences.
If it happens to you, trust it.
What the Dead are Dying to Teach Us – Lessons learned from the afterlife, by Claire Broad. Watkins Books.
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