I used to think it was just my imagination playing tricks on me when certain unexplainable things happened around me.
Just the other morning, I was sitting downstairs in the living room when I heard a loud crash somewhere upstairs. I thought my roommate had broken something, but he had not.
He yells down for me to come upstairs and see what had happened. So, I rush up to find one of glass, bathroom light coverings shattered all over the sink and floor.
My roommate was in bed at the time, saying there’s no way this could have happened without someone physically taking the light covering out of its slot and then dropping it.
Since then, strange things have been happening around the house at random times throughout the day. But am I afraid? Not really.
It’s likely just a spirit who is wandering, or maybe it’s one of my own who is trying to reach out to me. Spirits contact the living for a variety of reasons.
Here are five ways to tell if a deceased loved one is nearby or trying to contact you:
Your senses are extra sensitive
Spirits like to stimulate the senses when they communicate. You might smell a scent that is familiar to you, one that a loved one used to wear. Or maybe you’ll hear faint traces of their voice, speaking to you.
The room might suddenly drop in temperature, or they’ll rub up against you. Or maybe you get a taste in your mouth from a dish that they used to make. These are all ways that a spirit will reach out to you.
Electronics stop working, or they all start working at once
Electronics are one of the most common mediums through which a spirit will attempt to communicate with you. If you keep a radio in the room, they could attempt to speak to you through a specific frequency.
Remember that these spirits are not here to hurt you. You may be frightened at what’s happening, but they’re simply trying to find a way to reach you from the other side.
You just know that they’re nearby
Sometimes we get these strange feelings that we’re not alone anymore. It’s not something you can readily describe, but you know that you feel different about your surroundings suddenly. This can be a sign that a deceased loved one is close to you, or at least in the room with you. You sense a presence, one that is comforting and loving.
You’ve dreamt about them
Any recent dreams of a loved one who has past away can be indicative of them wanting to contact you. If these dreams continue, pay attention to them. Chances are good that they are close and wanting to connect.
You feel a sudden sense of comfort
Sudden feelings of easiness, comfort, safety and stability are all signs that someone from the spirit realm is watching out for us. Our loved ones who are no longer with us want us to know that we are still loved and have someone looking out for us. So, they like to visit us during times of duress or when we need someone to lean on.
If your recent hard time has been met with sudden feelings of comfort and support, you can be sure that they are with you.