How to recognize signs from a loved one in heaven. It’s the ultimate separation. You have lost your loved one, and you miss them so much. Their smile, their presence, the funny way they did that thing.
If only they could send you a message, contact you in some way, to let you know that their spirit is still around.
But how could they? What are they going to do, email you from heaven?
They could be texting!
That might seem impossible (it’s not!), but there are so many comforting ways that our loved ones in heaven send us signs. Today we’ll show you how to recognize your loved one in spirit is around.
Affiliate Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means, if you take actions on our recommendations, we may earn a commission. But we only recommend resources we've personally used and feel good in our hearts. Thank you for your support.
Signs from a Loved One in Heaven
Spirit Dreams (a.k.a. Surefire Signs from a Loved One in Heaven!)
Dreams are the most wonderful way to experience signs from a loved one in heaven. And I don’t mean a random dream, but a more visionary one. This kind of dream is an actual visit from the spirit realm.
In visit dreams, you experience a fuller experience, almost as if your loved one is back with you for a bit.
In this kind of dream, you may:
- smell your loved one’s scent
- hear their voice or laugh
- talk to them (telepathically)
- feel their touch
- receive a special message
When you wake up, it might seem hard to realize that your loved one is not with you in body anymore, because the dream was so real.
This really is a special sign, since your loved one has made contact with you again. Even if it only seems to be a dream, be assured it’s not.
This visit is a gift — receive it with gratitude. What a special moment!
Spiritual Energy Interruptions
Okay, you might be asking, energy-what?
All this means is that, since your loved one is now free of their earthly body, they are pure energy… in other words, their spirit (or soul) lives on as energy.
So a way of contacting you is to interrupt energy. Make sense? We’re talking things like electronics.
This could be something as simple as you sitting in a room, with no thunderstorm or anything else to cause an energy interruption. For example:
- your lights flicker
- the TV turns off by itself
- you get a call from your own cell phone number (with no one on the other end)
- the volume on the TV or radio adjusts by itself
- you get a weird text with no logical explanation
At first it might seem a little scary!
But once you know that it’s your loved one’s way of saying “Hey, girl, don’t forget me!” you can relax, and even spout something sassy back, like “How can I forget you when you’re breaking my lights?! Love you…”
Scents from Loved Ones in Spirit
Mmmm — grandma’s cookies, grandpa’s pipe, the flowers in your uncle’s garden. There are certain smells that immediately make you think of your loved one. And it makes sense if someone is baking cookies for you to think of grandma.
- But what if you smell cookies baking and there is no possible way that anyone is baking any?
- Or what if you smell freshly-cut grass and masses of rose bushes in February?
Good news! Sniffing your loved one’s signature scent when it’s impossible for you to smell it “in the real world” is a sure signs that a loved one in heaven is contacting you! So inhale deeply, smile, and say hello…
Telekinesis and Coins from Spirit
Perhaps you are walking along, and you notice a coin on the sidewalk. You bend over to pick it up, and realize that it’s no ordinary quarter, but a peseta from Spain…
How could this be? You don’t live in Spain! And Spain is part of the European Union now, and uses the Euro, not the peseta, so this is an older coin.
Your eyes begin to well with happy tears as you remember that you spent your junior year of college in Spain, and met your best friend there. Your best friend who passed away recently in a car accident, whom you’ve been missing and wishing to hug again.
She wants you to know that her spirit is still around, supporting and caring for you!
Moving things or putting things in your way is a definite sign that your loved one is thinking of you.
The things they leave for you are usually small, like:
Remember, they are energy now, and it takes energy to move physical objects!
The key to recognizing these small tokens of remembrance is if they are not where they would normally be, or if you keep seeing the same one again if you don’t pay enough attention to it the first time.
For example, if you had picked up the peseta, shrugged, and tossed it back on the ground, you probably would have seen it again somewhere else the next day!
These signs are things like hearing your loved one’s favorite song playing everywhere, such as in a store you walk into and on your car radio and in a restaurant, all in the same day!
Or noticing the signature yellow hat that your loved one used to wear, that is not really all that common to see, but all of a sudden, it seems as if everyone is suddenly wearing this hat!
Be sure not to brush off these signs from a loved one in heaven as just coincidences. Welcome them as a warm hug from your loved one, a kind of in-joke between the two of you, something special for you to share.
Animals Sent from Loved Ones in Heaven
Animals can sense energy faster than we can. If you see your pet staring at something, and it seems like empty air to you, there could be more to it.
Or perhaps a beautiful blue butterfly keeps flitting outside your window while you are trying to do work. Almost like it was trying to get your attention.
If an animal or other creature is acting a bit out of the ordinary–not agitated, just different–it may be trying to pass along the message from your loved one that you are remembered.
You Are Loved and Remembered
These are some of the most common signs that your loved one in heaven is around you, that your special connection is not lost.
Now that you know this, you can smile–you may miss them, but they are still with you, their connection to you unbroken. You just have to know where to look.
And who knows which of these signs from them you might see or experience in the future? Be on the lookout, and enjoy connecting with your loved one again. Next, be sure to read the post, 3 Things Your Loved Ones in Spirit Wants You to Know to really understand what your beloved is trying to tell you.
Foundations and Organizations
- Hope for Bereaved – General grief support (and very special memorial butterfly garden!)
- The Compassionate Friends – Helping those who have lost a child
- National Organization for Victim Assistance – Supporting homicide survivors
- Coalition to Support Grieving Students – Helps support grieving students
- The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There’s Life After Death
- Signs from Pets in the Afterlife: Identifying Messages from Pets in Heaven
- Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife
- Afterlife: 3 Easy Ways to Connect and Communicate With Your Deceased Loved One
- AskNow (ask to speak to a psychic medium)