While many people remain skeptic about the existence of an afterlife, the fact remains that there is some credible evidence that points to some after-life experience.
Researchers have long been trying to prove that heaven exists through near-death experiences, but anecdotal evidence hasn’t been enough to convince the masses.
Despite the lack of scientific agreement, 72% of Americans believe in some form of heaven – which includes many who don’t subscribe to a particular religion.
If we accept that there is some afterlife, then it’s entirely possible for loved ones to reach out to us from beyond the grave.
Ahead, we’ll cover some of the telltale signs from loved ones in heaven, so you know if you ever experience a visit.
Get ready, because you’re about to discover the truth…
– Updated 6/12/2019
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Visits in a Dream
People often credit dreams as being a way for our subconscious to work through certain experiences.
It’s a popular theory but has no basis in fact. An aspect of this statement is undoubtedly true – sometimes – but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be learned from our dreams.
The fact is, nobody has any idea where our minds go when we dream.
Dreaming is not an unconscious activity. Our brain is active, but our sense of self is shut off.
Therefore, there’s no factual reason we should disregard a loved one’s visit while we’re asleep.
How Do I Know it Was Real?
There’s no sure-fire way to tell if you’ve had a true visitation dream.
Your subconscious might indeed be taking over your brain and creating an image of the deceased loved one. If you’ve ever broken up with someone, only to dream that you’re still together months later, you know that your mind is capable of this.
Still, there are some signs from loved ones in heaven that you’ll be able to see in your dreams.
For one, the dream will have a purpose. If you have a random dream that happens to involve a loved one, it probably isn’t a true visitation dream.
If, however, that loved one has a message of advice, forgiveness, or something else that’s memorable when you wake up, chances are this was the real deal.
You might even realize you’re dreaming during the experience. If something memorable happens in the dream, it’s possible a loved one is contacting you.
Have you ever had a thought pop into your head with no apparent origin? It’s possible that this is one of the signs from loved ones in heaven.
Since spirits can’t speak to us, they require that we open ourselves up to receive their messages telepathically.
If you experience a crystal-clear thought that seems like it didn’t come from your own head, it might not have.
Keep an open mind and accept the messages you receive from loved ones.
A Memorable Smell
Smell and memory are closely linked, which is why smelling a loved one’s signature scent might bring up all kinds of memories.
Of course, if a batch of brownies reminds you of your mother, it might not be a sign.
If, however, you smell brownies when no one around you is baking, you might want to reconsider your “logical” line of thinking.
Out-of-place smells that remind you of someone you lost is one of the most powerful signs from loved ones in heaven.
When a spirit leaves the body, it’s transformed into pure energy.
Many believe that this energy can take control of animals to give their physical loved ones a sign.
One of your deceased relatives might channel their energy into a bird or dog.
If this happens, you’ll get an overwhelming sense that they’re still with you, and they are.
They might be watching over you, or letting you know they still care.
When a person dies, his or her spirit transforms into energy.
Therefore, the most accessible means of communication is through the physical electricity we use every day.
Spirits will commonly manipulate TVs, lights, and computers to give their loved ones a sign.
If your computer starts to turn on and off spontaneously, this probably isn’t a coincidence.
There’s a strong chance that these electrical oddities are communications from the afterlife.
Love After Death
Just because you lost a loved one, it doesn’t mean they’re gone forever.
Keep an open mind, and don’t disregard clear signs from loved ones in heaven.
They want to reach out, and their message could help you navigate the grieving process.
Love lives on after death. Trust your instincts and follow your intuition.