In my work as a medium, one thing I know for sure is that when someone passes, they are not gone. You can still communicate with them, but the way you communicate is different. It’s like learning a new language.
When you adjust the way you communicate with them and know what to look for to receive their messages, you can have the comfort of knowing that they are okay and are still part of your life. Here are some ways you can receive messages from your loved ones in Spirit.
Talk to Them
The easiest way to connect with your loved one is to talk to them out loud or in your mind. They can hear you when you direct your thoughts to them, so they know what you want to say.
Once you’ve said what you want to say, sit quietly for a moment and notice if any thoughts come into your mind in response. The thoughts will just float in subtly without having to consciously think them. You may feel your loved one’s presence, smell their cologne or perfume, get goosebumps on your arms, or feel some other indication that they are with you.
Write a Letter
Similar to talking to them, you can write them a letter. They will feel your intention to connect with them and will know what you are writing. When you’ve said what you want to say, imagine stepping aside and letting their thoughts come into your mind. Write whatever comes to you as if they are writing the response. Don’t overthink this. Just write.
You may feel like you’re making it up at first, but keep going and you’ll be able to feel your loved one’s energy around you and in the words you are writing from their perspective. Notice if the words sound like them and give you the type of guidance they would give.
One of the most common ways to receive messages is through dreams. Before you go to sleep, ask for your loved one to communicate with you in your dream. I’ve found that when I meditate before I go to sleep, I tend to have more vivid dreams and receive messages more easily.
You might see your loved one, hear their voice, or see a symbol that you associate with them. If you suddenly wake up in the middle of the night, take a moment to remember what you were just dreaming about. I’ve found that I usually wake up right after I receive a message.
If you see your loved one in your dream but aren’t sure if it’s really them or just your imagination, check out my Q&A article about how to tell the difference.
Ask for a Sign
When someone you love passes, it’s common for them to send a sign that they are okay on the other side. However, many people dismiss the signs as coincidence or their imagination.
You encounter a million interactions, images, sounds, or events every day, and most of them blend together. If you notice something that stops you in your tracks and makes you wonder if it’s a sign from your loved one, it probably is. I recommend writing down the signs you get so you remember them.
Anytime you are thinking of your loved one and want to know they are still with you, ask them to send you a sign. Be open to how the sign can appear. It may not come in the way you expect it to. Just ask for a sign, and then be open to however it might come to you.
Through a Medium
Sometimes it helps to have a medium you trust to share messages from your loved one. When you know they never met your loved one, but they are able to describe him/her and get messages, it can bring a lot of comfort and relief.
Every week I do readings for people where I share messages from their loved ones, and it amazes me that they will start the reading feeling teary but end it laughing, feeling loved, and feeling more peaceful about their loved one’s passing. One woman told me that getting a reading with me was like having a conversation with her son again.
There are so many ways your loved ones can let you know they are still with you. I want you to know that no matter how your loved one passed, they are doing well on the other side. I hope these tips help you feel empowered to connect with them in new ways and that you receive a message from your loved one soon.
Sending you love,