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Have you ever felt a comforting presence even though no one else was around or smelled a familiar fragrance though nothing could be accounted for that scent? Deceased loved ones are beside you, watching over you at times when you’re good and times when you’re stressed. Their spirit will wrap around you and they will make you feel loved and blessed. The truth is, when you are in the presence of a deceased loved one, you can be assured that God is close. Whether you’ve sensed the presence of a deceased loved one or not, you can be assured that they are guiding you, and always looking out for you. Here are six signs a loved one is trying to contact you.

Feeling Their Presence

Are you struggling with a decision, but then a sudden sense of peace and calm washes over you when you weigh one of your options? One sign that a deceased loved one is trying to contact you is a sudden, overwhelming feeling of their presence. It may come over you in the sense of love and peace. A loved one will make you feel a very comforting feeling. Sometimes, people feel a warm, tingling sensation throughout their body during meditation or a total sense of calm when they wake up in the morning. If this is happening to you, this may be a sign that you’re in the presence of a loved one.

Smelling Their Fragrance

A deceased loved one may send you messages perceptible through scent. If you can’t explain an unexpectedly pleasant smell, it may be a sign that a deceased loved one is nearby. Many say that these sweet scents may simply be your loved one’s way of reaching out to you to let you know they are with you. The smells may take the form of delicious food, fragrant flowers, or a pleasant perfume that a deceased love one used to wear. They may also send messages through sights and sounds.


When you are not paying attention and a deceased loved one is trying to get their message across, they might use a little humor to help you take notice; it’s called repetition or synchronicity. This is a symbolic message to you. If you’ve ever heard the saying, “pay attention when things happen in threes” repetition should make sense. For example, within a matter of days three different people mention the same person. This is a sign that the deceased is trying to get in touch with that person. A deceased loved one doesn’t give up on communication. So if you hear the same thing repeated over and over again in your head, listen to it and act upon it. If you experience repeated coincidences, synchronicities, or dreams around the same theme, pay attention because your loved one may be trying to tell you something important.

Hearing Their Voice

Hearing a loved one’s voice is another major sign that they are trying to contact you. Some people will actually hear their loved ones voice in the form of an outward or an inner whisper. You may feel an overwhelming sense of knowing that you may not have had before. Have you ever had a big decision to make and then seemingly out of nowhere, you know exactly what to do next? Or maybe you’ve asked for healing and got a sudden rush of inspiration to make a good decision. You might also have a true sense of knowing that your loved one is near, even if you’re not entirely sure why or how you know. Tuning into the knowing is a sign that a loved one is speaking to you and possibly guiding you to making a good decision.

Dream Visitations

One really common way a deceased loved one will communicate with you is through dreams and visions. What sets these dreams apart is the fact that they don’t feel like any dream that you’ve had before. The deceased loved one may show up in the dream out of nowhere, often surrounded by light. They may say something directly to you, but often in these dream sequences, you feel a sense of calm or peace, signaling that they are ok. They want you to know that they are in a good place and they want you to feel that comfort too.

A Phone Call

Another way a deceased loved on may try to reach you is by phone. You may suddenly receive a series of calls from unknown numbers often in the immediate days following a loved ones passing. These phone calls may come through in the months, even years after their death. When you pick the calls up, you may not hear a voice, but a lot of static. While you may not hear an audible voice, they are signaling to you that they are ok.

A deceased loved one can visit us at any time and their presence can overwhelm us. They may make an appearance when you’re driving home from work, leaving the mall, or having a rough period. They can also show up to assist you if you’re going through a transition, in prayer, dreaming and in so many more ways. It’s important that you pay attention and to the signs they may be sending your way. When you start noticing the slightest signals that they are with you, their voice and presence can help you find comfort and peace in their loss.

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