It’s important to remember that your loved ones who are in spirit want you to know that they’re around you and are okay. However, you may not be aware of the method they’re using to communicate with you or how to receive messages from them.
Most people expect their deceased loved ones to come to them as apparitions or speak to them with an audible voice. Because these souls no longer have a physical body, however, it’s more likely that they’ll speak to you telepathically. In other words, they’ll send their thoughts to you.
But how will you be able to tell the difference between your thoughts and theirs? The answer is simple. If you are thinking of your loved one, something will trigger this: it may be a picture of him or her, a special date or time of day, an article of clothing, an event, and so on. Then this remembrance will trigger another thought, and then another. In other words, there will be an originating thought that activated all those that came later.
On the other hand, if someone is communicating with you telepathically, the thoughts will just pop into your head for no apparent reason; these may include something they often said or did when they were still in physical form, and will enter your consciousness unexpectedly. When you begin to notice these telepathic messages from your loved ones, you’ll also be able to feel how different they are from your own thoughts. They’ll actually feel like they are coming from the outside, rather than from your own mind.
The more you’re aware of when your loved ones are speaking to you in this manner, the more they will keep coming to you in this way. So make sure to pay attention to when and how you’re thinking of your deceased loved ones. After all, you won’t want to miss out on when they are speaking directly to you! –
from my book, Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss