Do Our Loved Ones Watch Over Us In The Spirit World?

Spirit world and Life after death do our loved ones contact us?
Spirit world and Life after death do our loved ones contact us?

I remember a few days after my aunt died. My brother and I were standing out in her garden, still under a grey cloud of grief, feeling shaky and sad.

After a while we began to calm down and started to discuss what we were going to do. We had so much to plan, the funeral, who to contact and so on.

i suddenly felt this tingling feeling down the back of my neck and traveling down my spine. Someone was behind me. The feeling was so strong I could have turned around and touched them. But there was no one there.

My eyes searched the garden and settled on a corner of the house. There, in the shadows. Something or someone. My eyes couldn't quite see her, but I knew she was there watching us.

It was as though she was on the other side of a glass door, just out of sight. But I knew it was her.

Was it the grief talking? Definitely not. I had lost my mother and father, and I had never felt this before. My brother was talking, he didn't see her, but suddenly said, 'I think she is still here'.

Now, my brother is very scientific, and doesn't believe in ghosts or life after death. But even he knew.

A few days later he said, 'I think she has gone now'. And yes the feeling had disappeared and the room was light but empty in her house.

Spirits and loved ones who contact us after passing.
Spirits and loved ones who contact us after passing.

Contact from The Spirit?

Many people who lose their loved ones say that they have been visited by those in the Spirit world. Some I believe are just going through the grief process, and want to see or hear their loved ones. Others actually have encounters that to another person sound as though its just wistful thinking.

But is it? Seeing a Spirit maybe just a symptom of sadness, but what happens if you actually have something physical happen?

I recently lost a very good friend of mine. Once again I went through the grief, but nothing happened. In fact it was just after the funeral that I had my first inclination that someone was trying to give me a message.

I was sitting in my front room just watching TV. My partner was upstairs sleeping, and there were no windows open, nobody else in the house and all was quiet.

Suddenly there was a terrific bang in my kitchen. I jumped out of the chair and ran into the other room, only to see the huge black lid of my trash bin rolling across the floor!

I started to shake, but being the psychic/scientist that I am I decided to check to see what else could have caused it.

No animals in the house, the windows were closed, no brooms or mops that could fall over and crash into the bin. Nothing.

But something made that huge trash lid lift off the bin, and literally jump right across the room and still keep spinning as I stood there.

I don't know if it was my friend. But what else could it be?


Heaven and the afterlife with messages from spirit
Heaven and the afterlife with messages from spirit
messages from Spirit from dead relatives and friends
messages from Spirit from dead relatives and friends

How To contact our Loved Ones.

Not everybody is psychic. Sadly. But there are many other ways that we can try to get a message from the spirit world.

After losing my mother I went to a Spiritualist Church and got involved in the psychic meetings. I often sat in on the Mediums sessions. A Medium, if you don't know, is a psychic man or woman who can channel a Spirit through them and give messages to the audience.


I personally never had a message, but I did sit in on a few quite amazing ones. One time, an old guy was picked out by the psychic. She told him that 'John' was laughing and stating that all Bob did was sit in his garden reading and drinking tea, and then telling his wife that he had 'dug the vegetables'.

Bob looked really uncomfortable, and in fact only went to the meeting because his wife had asked him to accompany her.

When pushed Bob totally denied it and said it was rubbish. The psychic looked confused and kept on. By this time the audience was laughing, because of the look on his face.

Suddenly the psychic medium turned her head as though listening, laughed and said 'John says don't forget you put the teabags in the plant pot, top shelf at the back of the shed'.

Bob just looked at her. Then shrugged his shoulders. 'Okay' he said. 'I give up, yes John is telling the truth'!

The whole of the Church just burst out laughing, we were holding our sides it was so funny!

What a lovely memory! And just goes to show that you can get in touch with your loved ones whether you do it yourself or go to a Psychic medium.

There are of course other ways too.

Check out Psychic Elements who will help you get in touch with your loved ones. From Tarot Cards, Clairvoyance, Dream Analysis, and of course Mediums who will contact the Spirits for you.

Others can read the Angel Cards or just give you advice about how to cope now your loved one has gone. But of course they have other talents too. Many have Spirit Guides who can help with communication.


speaking from heaven
speaking from heaven

Nina Kulagina Telekinesis

Nina Kulagina

Nina Kulagina (1926 - 1990) was a Russian woman who claimed to have Telekinetic powers. Since this time, many people believe that she was a fake. But according to Russian history, she was in fact studied by top Russian Scientists for over 20 years.

Telekinesis
Telekinesis

The Trouble Is.....Telekinesis

There could be a number of other reasons that the bin lid fell to the ground. Our minds are a complex organ. Its been known for many years that our thoughts are made up of electricity. The technical term is Synapse. This occurs when a neuron or nerve cell in the brain pass an electrical or chemical signature to another part of the brain. Also known as a neurotransmitter.

This releases energy or an electrical field. We can't see it, but psychics and scientists both agree that we all have an energy around our body.

In plain English, does our mind, when under stress release this energy and transform it into a force that can move objects?

Yes I believe it can. So of course we have to define the difference between an outside force such as a ghost or Telekinesis.

I know that it does work, I have seen it and experienced it myself.

When my son was born I would put him to bed, and after a while I would hear, thump bang and other strange noises. Running up the stairs, my two month old would be asleep but I would find toys on the floor which had been on the window ledge, and I would also hear knocking on the bedroom door. In fact the sound would come from inside the wood as though someone was trying to get out.

Sounds strange? Well yes, but I did have witnesses at the time. I always believe it was Telekinesis caused by my baby sleeping.

The difference is that telekinesis only works if you are concentrating. Either in an argument when your aura sends out vast amounts of energy, or if you are really upset. In the case of children, its said to be caused by the fact they are dreaming. In the case of teens its hormones and emotions.

In the case for ghosts, most people who encounter a Spirit are usually calm, or even if they are upset with grief its more of a personal feeling. The calm after grief that we all go through is because we have exhausted ourselves. Therefore the energy has spent itself out. Its usually quite a while after this that we encounter the Spirits. in fact some people say that they were not even thinking about the person at that time, just going about their everyday business. So I do believe we can tell the difference.

In fact, the feeling is totally different too. If we get upset/mad we can tell that our energy levels are spiking, but in the case of grief we feel alone and exhausted. No energy, no telekinesis.

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Why Do They Come Back?

Telekinesis aside, I do believe that our relatives and friends come back to say goodbye or leave a message. I am probably one of the most skeptical of people in the world. If only I hadn't been born psychic!

I love science, and totally believe that one day all the mysterious things that happen, from ghosts and spirits to time slips will be explained. And yes if it had never happened to me I would be the first to laugh at this so called nonsense. But I believe. And I believe because I was born psychic. From Precognition to everyday strange happenings, its happened to me.

I believe our loved ones come back because they feel our grief. If we are handling it okay then they leave us alone, but if we feel that horrible gut wrenching grief then I believe they hear us and come back to comfort us by letting everybody know that they are still out there, and still loving us all.

I always say that there is nothing called Coincidence. I believe each and every action that happens after we lose someone is a sign from our loved ones.

Speaking to loved ones in heaven and spirit
Speaking to loved ones in heaven and spirit

Why do some Spirits come back and not Others?

I have often wondered why we feel, see or hear some Spirits and not others. Why didn't my mother come back to comfort me? Or my father? Why was it my aunt who I felt was watching us?

My two best friends are in Spirit. The first one I dreamed about a few nights after she died. I saw her looking happy and glowing, talking to an 'Elder' who was helping her. She spoke to me in my dream. Dreams Did A Ghost Speak To Me?

As I mentioned, the other friend threw my trash lid across the floor! Can't get more proof than that.

But why not my parents? Maybe it was because they had come to the end of their lives, they were both old. This could be a natural transition that causes them to go to a higher realm?

Maybe, who knows? All I know is that sometimes our loved ones break the veil and come back to show us, yes, there really is life after death.


© 2014 Nell Rose

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

It takes a person much smarter than me to answer your question, Nell, but I do believe it possible to have contact with spirits....but what the heck do I know? LOL Interesting read my friend. You forgot to lengthen it by using.......................................................... LOL


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOL! thanks Billy! yes, wrong site, thank goodness! this started with a conversation as usual between a friend of mine, me and my brother! thanks as always, nell


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ChristinS 2 years ago from Midwest

There truly is so much we don't understand isn't there. I was born like you - with the ability to see and perceive things a lot of others don't. I have had contact with the other side several times and I do believe life in the physical is def. not all there is. Like you my skeptical, inquiring mind looks for physical explanations first, but I have experienced things that are not easily explained away.

When my grandfather passed; I was too grief stricken to feel his presence for many years. 13 years after he passed he visited me out of the blue and he was very matter of fact about it lol. He told me things that would happen - silly things and over the course of several days, they did indeed happen just as he told me in a "dream". Very interesting and yes, so much we can't begin to understand about this Universe we all inhabit.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Christin, That's amazing that your grandfather came back after so many years, just goes to show that time over there is totally different to ours, how wonderful you got messages that you can prove, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

There is this belief; not sure where it came from, but is even hinted at in the bible that the spirit does not move on until the body has been dead three days. It had something to do with Jesus raising Lazarus and Him making sure He waited past the three days so people could not say Lazarus was not really dead. So...there is something to that possibly. Interesting article and spooky! lol


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Jackie, I didn't know that, we may never really know, but its fascinating to think about isn't it? I know that these things happened to me, one day I am sure it will be explained by science, thanks nell


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

This is a fascinating subject. My father came back to me in a dream, for just a few seconds, gave me a huge hug, smiled and disappeard again. It was at a time when I was feeling particularly low, with reference to him. The feeling of relief and forgiveness was so strong.

I don't see why this is ridiculed by some; we don't know one way or the other so why not be open-minded?

Great hub. Ann


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi annart, so true, we should all be open minded, there are so many things in heaven and earth horatio, quote from Hamlet, Shakespeare. And so true!

I think the whole quote is:

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,

Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Shakespeare knew what he was talking about! lol! thanks for reading, nell


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

Oh, I believe our loved ones come back to visit in one form or another. I have vivid dreams of my loved ones; I can reach out and touch them. I always feel so much better after having a visit from them.

Voted UP,etc. and shared.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi mary, thanks so much for reading, yes I know exactly what you mean, sometimes its so real, I am sure it can't be just a dream or imagination, thanks, nell


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

nell, as you know i just lost my sister Eva, I would give anything for her to appear in some fashion. I am a firm believer in life after death and so was Eva, in fact, her husband was terminal and in the care of hospice, when he died the light above her bed blinked twice,immediately her phone rang, the nurse telling her he has just died. She believes he was telling her goodby. I also believe one must be open for this to happen. I lean toward the skeptical side so maybe that's why i have never experienced a visit from the spirit world. I like this hub. I hope you will write more on this subject....


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starstream 2 years ago from Northern California

This was an interesting article. I have surely wondered about this topic many times. As of this day I haven't received any contacts from the Spirit world.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I believe it's possible. And I would love to experience a connection like that. Like Always Exploring, I hope you do write more on this subject. I didn't know you were psychic. I think it's fascinating!


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heidithorne 2 years ago from Chicago Area

I think these spirits or energies can connect. Experiences I've had are in dreams where they are present, though not necessarily communicating with me. But they are definitely characters or guides in some way. Since all of us are energy, why wouldn't this be possible in some way? Interesting stuff, as always!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Nell...I choose to believe this is possible.....I NEED to believe this. I feel I've had a few experiences that defied earthly explanation. I rarely close my mind to the possibility of anything! There's too much we simply do not know. I welcome knowledge, discussion and Universal mysteries. Up++++


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

All very fascinating, I believe it's possible that our energy survives after the body dies, but who knows? Maybe we believe this because we want it to be so. I've had experiences that I can't really explain, but were they real, or the mind playing tricks? I guess one day it will all be made clear. Interesting subject, well done.


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bizwin 2 years ago from England, UK

Great Hub Nell. It brings back memories. After my dad passed away, few months later I visited an uncle who was very very ill. After few hours after my arrival, he became unconscious.

Everyone thought he was gone. But after about thirty minutes, he came round, only to tell us that if it was not for my dad who told him to come back, he could have gone.

That experience had shaken my belief ever since about life after death.


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incomeguru 2 years ago from Lagos

This is an interesting hub. I think this do happen in some cases. I have heard of things like this in the past, all happening in ones dream.


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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

Great hub Nell, I do believe now in ghost after I have experienced about this and I was sure my mother visited me last year in my room in the Philippines due to the noises I heard that I knew it was hers when she was still alive. Nobody else heard the noises except me. I stood up and said to myself as if I was in trance " yes, I have not forget to have a church Mass for you." Then I went to bed again as it was midnight and was surprised to what I have said. That happened before her death anniversary last year. Thanks for sharing this awesome hub.


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Imogen French 2 years ago from Southwest England

Really fascinating stuff. I have witnessed certain things that I believe to have come from the other side, and I find that more comforting than creepy.


sheilamyers 2 years ago

I find your experiences interesting. I've spoken to many people who've had similar experiences, so you're not alone. I do have my own opinions about such things, but I won't go into details. Thanks for sharing your experiences.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Ruby, I am so sorry for your loss, but yes its strange how these things do happen, I remember the phone ringing in the night when my mum passed, when I asked the next morning who had phoned me, I never got to the phone quick enough and there was no number, everyone said that they had never phoned me!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks for reading starstream, its strange how some people feel these things and others do not, I believe it really does depend on the person who passed more than the recipient, thanks, nell


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DrBill-WmL-Smith 2 years ago from Hollister, MO

Within your belief system, whatever you believe is true. If it works for you, that his great. Thanks for sharing these interesting thoughts. ;-)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Victoria, yes I have been psychic all my life, in fact if I wasn't psychic I probably would be the last person on the planet to believe in it! I am such a scientific person that has to find the answer in science that it baffles me when I hit the nail on the head so to speak, so many stories I could tell, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks heidi, yes we are all energy and energy can never be destroyed, how or why it happens is anybodies guess, but I do believe something is going on in Spirit, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Paula, yes I totally understand, I just wish science would come up with the answer to whether its possible that we do get messages, its something that has been puzzling people for centuries, thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Jo, yes I know what you mean, I want to believe too, but unless there is definite proof we can never really know, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi biz, amazing story, and yes its a very common thing isn't it? is it our imagination? wishful thinking? or really true? I do hope its true, thanks for sharing your story, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks for reading guru, glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Amazing story Thelma, and yes I totally believe it happened and wasn't just a dream, thanks, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Imogen, yes me too, I often wonder why people get spooked out, to me I think its lovely if it really is their Spirit, thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks sheila, yes many people have had these experiences, whether its just a dream, a glitch or real I don't think we will ever know, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Dr.Bill, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I doubt that they watch over us because Paradise is eternal bliss. If my family in Heaven had to watch over my bumbling and fumbling, they couldn't help but be sad.


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Lady Guinevere 2 years ago from West Virginia

When my dad died this May 27, I could not go to them that night. I went to bed and as I lay down I saw just my dad's face and he was smiling. Then when I called my mom about a few weeks later to ask how she was doing and she cut me off. I hung up the phone and was crying really hard. My cat was laying neat the phone and she look up over my head. I turned around to see what she was looking at and there was nothing there, not even a fly or gnat. I felt my dad's presence then. I cried for a few hours and my cat kept looking up over my head. She saw him there. I have not felt his presence since. The do go on, I know it. I had a NDE and I know there is life on the other side. It's just as if went went through a door and we closed it behind us. Sometimes that doors doesn't close right away. I also had seen my mother in law at the time of her death but I was nowhere near her. She came to me. I also saw my neighbor a few days after he passed. I also see and can speak to animals that have passed. In one of my hubs about my dad I have most of my paranormal experiences written there.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Will, no I am sure that's not true! lol! I think we all bumble and fumble! great to see you, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Debra, sorry to hear your mum cut you off, that must have made you so sad, and yes your cat will pick up something that we can't see ourselves, my mum had a cat, and when she went into hospital, she felt the cat sitting on her bed, in fact she was stroking it, even though we couldn't see it. the cat wasn't dead, but it was sitting in front of the fire at home and my dad couldn't wake it at the time it was 'in hospital' with my mum!


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Lady Guinevere 2 years ago from West Virginia

That is cool. I never had that happen.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

I remember it well, it was really spooky, my mum was convinced the cat, simba, was with her. They were really close, my mum had that cat follow her everywhere bless him!


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Relationshipc 2 years ago from Alberta, Canada

I'm also curious why some come back and some don't. I wonder if its us or them that is the reason.

I've had many experiences with deceased loved ones, but one stands out.

I was at a cemetery with my parents and husband visiting my Nana's grave for the first time. We were looking for other graves of family members, but we could not find two graves that my mom really want to take a picture of.

After about an hour or so my parents wanted to leave, but my husband was drawn to the other side of the graveyard, so him and I ran over to take one last look.

There, a deer stood just out of my parents sight and stared at us. It started walking towards a tree and when it got there, it looked back at us. Then, it tugged on the tree, looked at us again, and walked around a corner where we could not see it anymore.

We went to the tree, and sure enough, the two graves we were looking for were on either side of the tree. And, when we went around the corner to see if the deer was still there, we were greeted by a 10 foot wall. In other words, we would have saw the deer jump and leave, but instead it just vanished.

I know that was my Nana.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Wow relationshipc! that is an amazing story! how wonderful! and yes I am sure it was your Nana, what other explanation could it be? Thanks for sharing your story, nell


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a very interesting hub on a topic that I find fascinating. Thanks for sharing your thought provoking experiences, Nell.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Hi Nell,

There is so much that is unexplained on this side of life. There is certainly that unseen realm that is going on around us at all times. If we were to have a glimpse into it, we would be totally blown away.

I have had many unexplained happening occur in my life. I may have already shared this with you or somewhere, but just this past Mother's Day, I was sitting at the breakfast table in front of our large window while drinking coffee. I just happened to be thinking of my sweet mother at a time when I was a small child and we were setting out sunflower seeds to feed the Cardinals, as they were her favorite song birds, with their vibrant red colors. My husband was not up yet and all was quiet in the house. All of a sudden, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a bit of red color and then heard the most beautiful song ... I turned to look and right there in front of me, sitting on my windowsill was a bright red Cardinal singing a sweet song, and then it took flight. Now, I do not believe it was my mother but that the Lord had sent that song bird right there at that precise moment to let me know all is okay with my mother, who went to be with the Lord on Christmas 2012. Later that same evening, I was sitting at that same table by myself with the blinds closed, and I heard that sweet little song again. It comforted me so.

Another time, our Jack Russell Terrier, Cookie, kept barking and looking down at the wood floor at a certain spot in one of the foyers in our home. She would not even walk through that spot, but walk around it. She was barking as if something was there. Some nights I would wake up to her growling and barking, only to get up and find her looking at that same spot, but there was nothing there. I would walk through the spot, and she would always walk around it. So strange and unexplained?

Thank you for sharing of your experiences. Very interesting indeed.


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SANJAY LAKHANPAL 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

Nice hub. Can I link this hub to one of my hubs about the similar subject. Will it be a violation.


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Michael-Milec 2 years ago

Hi Nell-Rose.

An interesting question on interesting spirit-world subject to which our curiosity would lead us to the source of all "truths" in search for best of the answer. If they would, or they wouldn't, we would be told as we are told of all life and eternity pertaining subjects spoken by God in person of Jesus from Nazareth. Actually before His walk on this planet earth, the Bible references speak of the Satan's counterfeit into the man's spirit world. What we know from the very beginning, when Adam and Eve connected with Satan, distrusting what the Creator -God eternal has said and believing Satan's lie the man's spirit-body became dead to God and alive to the demonic powers. Telekinesis is one known of modern divination which in ancient time has been strongly forbidden by God, because fallen man without new life through Jesus Christ would be easily deceived into the spirit- world to be redirected away from the following Jesus . See, if we aren't in the business of the Kingdom of God and his righteousness we would like be busy in supernatural of the enemy. The followers of Christ, or believers in the Word would be carefully searching the Scripture for explanation why Satan's kingdom prospers in entertaining religiously everyone who would believe him instead the word of God. We aren't told by any indication in the word of God that our loved ones would be necessarily watching over us or meeting us at certain terms or situations. Actually, there are little or none information of the activities those who moved to heaven or any other place. . .

My mother-in -love told us story how she have in a dream asked her mom after her moving to heaven : " Mom, where are you and what are you doing?" - We only worship the Lamb upon the throne- was the response… however it was only in a dream…

Quite interesting story pertaining our occupation Jesus inviting a young fellow , "Come follow me." to which agreeing he said," Lord, first let me return home an bury my father..' - "let the spiritually dead bury their own seat " -said Jesus - " Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God."

Voted interesting.


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shara63 2 years ago from Delhi

Interesting hub that provides some remarkable points to meaningful discussions.

Being a muslim all my belief in this direction revolves round the Quran and Hadith ..according to which -

'After death, the soul transitions to the grave (al-Barzakh), to the Day of Judgment, and finally to the hereafter. We know very little about the soul, especially concerning the time period between our death and the hereafter.

As for meeting of souls of the dead with those of the living in a dream, there are proofs that it is true.

Perception and the true state of affairs constitute the most reliable witnesses to the fact that souls of the dead meet those of the living just as the living souls meet one other. Allah says what means:

{It is Allah Who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for a term appointed. Verily, in this are signs for a people who think deeply.} (Quran 39:42).

Abu Abdullah Ibn Mandah (Islamic scholar of prophet Muahammad (PBUH) time) reported from Said Ibn Jubair that Ibn Abbas, while commenting on the above-mentioned verse, said:

“It has come to my knowledge that the souls of the living and those of the dead meet one another in a dream, and they ask one another. Then, Allah holds the souls of the dead and sets free those of the living to their bodies”.

Ibn Abu Hatim in his Tafsir (commentary on Quran) reported from Abdullah Ibn Sulayman from al-Suddi who said:

"Allah's Statement (and those that die not in their sleep) means that He takes away their souls during sleep to meet the souls of the dead. And both parties consult and know one another. Then, the living soul returns to its body, and that of the dead one is put under control till the Day of Judgment". (Page 20)

In another quotation Ibn al-Qayyim said:

“Meeting between the souls of the living and those of the dead indicates that the living one sees the dead one in a dream and asks him about some news. Then, the dead one informs the living one of some unknown news to the latter. And may be it becomes true”.

In a dream, perhaps the dead person may inform the living one of the latter's actions that no one else knows about.

So as per our belief...I can say yes, our beloved one watch us in the spirit world.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great hub! You covered an interesting hub here. I sometimes think of the same thoughts and don't know if the spirits can be with me from those lost in the family. I think a strong connection is helpful.Voted up!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

I do believe our past love ones can watch over us Nell, and even make their presence known at times to give us guidance. I also believe in telekinesis. As always an interesting hub from you and food for thought about things we cannot explain. Voted up.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Very interesting hub and you are the best in such topics. And I do believe in the theory of Spirits to some extent. If you are very much close or attached to the departed person: that person is always there in your subconscious mind, you may have feelings such as you have mentioned above.

I have heard many people narrating these kind of experiences as yours.

Some matters should be best left unexplained, without trying to analyze them.

Interesting hub as always! Voted up!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

That's amazing Faith, and yes it just goes to show that something is definitely going on, I love photos of the Red Cardinals we don't get them over here, but yes I do believe it was a sign, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Alicia, it is one of those thought provoking subjects that can be explained in so many ways, I often wonder how these strange things happen and what and where it comes from, hopefully its from Spirit, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks for reading Sanjay, yes that's fine thank you, and no its something we all do, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks for your thoughts Michael, and for your interesting comments, nell


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Radcliff 2 years ago from Hudson, FL

Nell, everything you write is so fascinating! It's strange, but I also never felt my mother's presence after she died. I don't even think I've had dreams about her, which is weird given the circumstances of her death. But my grandmother died right before my older daughter was born, and I've had several vivid dreams of her. Now I have a four-month-old, and I often feel my grandma is here with me. I don't know how to explain it. In the bathroom, I'll put the baby in her bouncer and she'll look up at a certain spot by the shower, smiling and giggling. This has happened since shortly after her birth--not every single time she's in there, but often. Anyway, I could go on and on, but I'll spare you! Thank you so much for your inspiring words. -Liz


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Spine tinkling. I lived in a house once where I kept hearing footsteps, but I didn't get the feeling it was anyone I had ever known. Thanks for sharing info about your psychic sense. Interesting!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

That's fascinating, thanks for such an interesting answer, I never knew that, Shara, and glad you liked it, thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi DDE yes that's so true, a strong connection definitely brings the Spirits closer, thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Jodah, thanks so much for reading, yes I am sure they give us guidance. I had a friend who was driving her car at night, suddenly she saw a girl standing in the road waving. She looked really strange, wearing a long dress. When my friend got out of the car, the girl had gone, but there was a huge hole in the road!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Chitrangada, thanks so much, yes maybe we should just accept their help without questioning it, its something we will never know in this life, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Radcliff, that sounds fascinating! maybe you should write about it? yes its funny how some do come back and others don't, its not as if we are close to one and not the other, I was really disappointed that i never even dream about my dad, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi rebecca, that must have been pretty spooky hearing footsteps! yes I am sure sometimes our houses are haunted by old spirits, thanks for reading, nell


suzettenaples 2 years ago

Hi Nell, Fantastic write. I believe anything is possible and I don't write off these types of experiences. I have premonition dreams so I know psychic experiences can be the real deal. I don't believe in coincidences either. Everything and experience has meaning and ha


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Scarface1300 2 years ago

A wonderful and well written piece. I was once told by a spiritualist that I had the gift. I have never seen anything until one day I went to work as a security guard and I had an episode there that frightened the life out of me. haha I never went back.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi suzette, thanks for reading, I think you got cut off there! lol! but I get your point, yes premonition dreams are amazing aren't they? as long as they are good ones and not hard to define, thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Scarface, thanks so much! that sounds interesting, have you written about it? thanks for reading, nell


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

What an interesting story. If we open ourselves up to possibilities, who knows what kinds of experiences and communication we may receive? How fortunate that you have such a sense.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

Nell, you always post the most fascinating articles. This does not disappoint! I have had visions and dreams of my parents which have lead to clarification of events in my life. We are so multi-dimensional as beings.


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Jools99 2 years ago from North-East UK

Nell, a fascinating read as always. My mam has been told by other psychics that she is also psychic and she has experienced the same apparition again and again, once with his arm around my shoulders as I was out for a walk with her. My great grandmother, her grandmother was a medium so I often wonder if my mam has inherited this gift from her. Sadly, I have no experiences as vivid as my mam but I try to be open minded about the idea of loved ones visiting us, what a comfort it must be for those grieving.


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travmaj 2 years ago from australia

Fascinating is the operative word. I'm absolutely positive my mum visited me the day she died...I wrote a hub poem about it. What is confusing is that it passes and then you wonder about all the other relatives, friends etc. I couldn't have been wrong about mum as I rang before the family had chance to ring me. It's all so frustrating when you delve into it..I want to know more...yes fascinating.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks teaches, yes there is definitely something in it, if only we could figure out a way to prove it to the world then that would be great! thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Flourish, as I mentioned if it didn't happen to me in the psychic sense then I would never believe it, its such a conundrum with me, I love science but yet the psychic is there too, thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

That's amazing Jools! I would love to see it for real too, I get dreams and feelings but have never actually seen something with my own eyes pertaining to a ghost or such, but then again, do shadows count? thanks so much for reading, and its great to see you, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks travmaj, yes that's it isn't it? what about the others, why just the one? Maybe we should look more at telepathy, I do believe sometimes that maybe we get to 'hear' them before they pass, but then again what about the feelings or sightings after they have gone? so frustrating, thanks for reading, nell


GhostlyGrey 2 years ago

I've seen spirits possibly my whole life my last encounter was...actually just while writing this. Something just shot past my door...anyway. We first realized I could perceive spirits when I was eleven. I started talking to A very dear church member (who passed away when I was two who I could not possibly not remember) and in fact I still carry on a conversation or two with him every Sunday at church. I've come to regard him as a grandfather to me. He's very dear to my heart and talking to him always brings me great peace. We have reason to believe I've seen the supernatural since my birth. Shortly after my birth my mother walked into my nursery to find my great grandaddy holding me in his arms. He gently laid me back in my crib, hugged my mother, and walked down the hall out of sight. My great grandfather died when my mother had not even graduated high school. Also many people believe children's imagery friends are simply their imagination. Wrong in most cases. I have a cousin who is six years older than me. He had an imagery friend named Amy and she had long blond hair, pretty blue eyes, and a long white dress. When I came along and started talking to Amy my family almost fainted from shock. I could describe her in perfect detail. Things even my now seven year old cousin didn't remember about her. I saw and spoke with her a little longer than normal children do and to this day still occasionally see her wandering around in our pasture. We believe that she is my guardian angel and we joke that she 'got confused' and looked after my cousin while she was waiting on me.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

That's amazing ghostly! wow! I really wish i could see them like that, it must be wonderful! thanks for sharing your story, nell


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I am sorry to hear about your aunt’s passing. I too, love science, but also spirituality. I believe that our departed loved ones do provide us with a loving nurturing at times. I’ve had a couple of experiences that happened out of the blue that tell me this is true. They are not with us all of the time, perhaps, but they are definitely there at times when we least expect it. Wonderful hub, Nell! :-)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Genna, she passed about seven years ago now, still miss her. Yes I believe you are right, at the times we need them, they are there, thanks so much for reading, nell


Deborah Sexton 2 years ago

I don't know if they watch over me, but I have communicated with my mom, dad, and brother since they passed on.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Deborah, that sounds fascinating and I am glad you have had contact, thanks for reading, nell


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Hmmm interesting hub Nell. I do believe love one are around or look down at us. My brother died fourteen years ago and i still feel we have some contact i write poems to him and i know God gives him my messages. Or maybe my brother is watching while i type them, because we were like peas and carrots.

As for the bin falling in your house i would have been freaking out i have encountered some things like that before and I know that spirits are real but i don't like messing with them at all. You on the other hand just different lol you actually went to see what it was. Sometimes when i am home alone i literally hear movements upstairs when no one else is there. Isn't that scary?

How are you? my sis is coming to England this month :)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hiya Jo, sorry to hear about your brother, I am sure he is still around, yes I always go to check out the science of something spooky, we have to eliminate the other reasons for it, they don't spook me! That's great! you should come over too! I am sure she will have a wonderful time, and yes we are all fine here, you okay?


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JamaGenee 2 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Nell dear, how is it possible that you, a known sensitive, live in possibly THE most haunted country on earth, but have never SEEN an actual ghost? I am, to say the least, flabbergasted!

As for the subject of this marvelous hub, of the many experiences I've had that confirm departed loved ones DO watch over us from the other side, one that stands out happened three years ago during my first summer in OK when we had 63 days of at least 100+ (F) temps, and at night the lows never got below 90. Some days it was 110+. This was my first experience with SUMMER cabin fever, i.e. it was just as dangerous to be outside for very long as it would be during a frigid winter, so I barely left home. After a couple of months of this, I was so depressed that a friend said I'd need a ladder just to climb up onto a piece of paper.

Then one morning I woke up all bright and cheery, all signs of depression had vanished during the night. Only after downing a couple of cups of coffee did I remember that David, the man I still call the Love of My Life even though he'd departed this life over 10 years before, had come to me in a dream. A dream in which we spent of a day together doing the (mostly) "normal" things one does in the course of a day. Toward evening, he simply turned and began walking away down a tree-shaded street, and then disappeared.

The odd part was that I hadn't thought of him for months, nor had I been wishing I could see him again as I fell asleep. He just appeared, as if he sensed a "normal" day with him was...excuse the pun... the spirit-lift I needed to set the world right again, which it did (and still does).


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Yep Nell I am okay by God's help Uh this is her third visit i don't have the funds at the moment its a lot for a plane ticket to come out there . Also i don't think i can sit in an aircraft so long its about 9-10 hrs i may start crying and then they'll have to drop me off in another country ha ha ha. I am a home baby i miss my country as soon as i land in another even in our sister isle . Which is just a few miles . You and yer science careful what you going to see eh scope out the scenes first.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOL! you always make me laugh Jo! drop you off where? maybe in the middle of the pacific or california's nice at this time of year! Shame you can't come over, we would have such a laugh1


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

lol! well saying I haven't seen one, I sort of have, but being scientific I want to make sure! that's amazing and wonderful Genee, how lovely that you saw David, and yes it does make you feel so much better. I remember 'being' with my mum in my dream, and woke up so relaxed I felt that I had been there, thanks again, nell


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

You sure right drop me out where i can get some fresh air even if its in the pacific but preferably on a tree not in the water plz. Amma die i fear the sea and i never want to drown amma die before i hit the water, lol. Nell i cannot stay under AC for so long in a sealed piece of iron where i am marooned. I am at work 8hrs a day in ac but i can come out side not so in an aircraft.

I am happy to know i make you skin your thirty two teeth lol he he he


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOL! die of fright! haha! yep me too if I went into the sea from that height! yes I know what you mean about a plane, I get claustrophic not because its closed in, but because I have to breath all that stale air, and yuck so many people with bad breath! Haha!


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Huh just knowing i cannot jump out of there for fresh air drives me nuts and i had an experience with very low ac while the plane was flying so i am very scared it will re-occur. The air hostess said it will kick in when he starts flying huh that was just insane. Nell i just got home going to do some handyman work around the yard. When your single you got to play both man and woman in one .


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Good luck with yard work Jo, sometimes its great being single but other times it can be a pain! lol! and yes that would scare me too if it was too hot on a plane i would freak out!

You have a great evening over there Jo, take care, nell


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Lol yer done know, uh huh you to dear its 11:40pn you should get to bed right this minute. Well i am enjoying mines thus far because when you get kids your life is over and there's now begun lol. Won't have me time again.

Sleep tight ;) turn off the light lol


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

lol! still up at 1.40 ! thanks Jo, have a wonderful night too, nell


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David Stone 2 years ago from New York City

The thing is the idea that "they come back" is a misperception. They were always here. Physical death doesn't end every element of a person. All that happens is they shed the things that make them visible in the physical world.

They are probably around more than we know, but except when it's needed, I don't think they interfere overtly. If you ask though, as with your garbage can lid, any spirit who wishes to respond will. They can't type you a note, of course, so they try something else.


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JamaGenee 2 years ago from Central Oklahoma

I agree with David that "they" never actually leave, that they're always around but rarely make their presense known. How they choose to do that is sometimes quite humorous, albeit irritating after the first dozen times it happens. I once lived in a place where the resident spirit would turn on the blender at three in the morning! Amusing at first, but not so much after being awakened several nights in a row to the sound of the blender whirring away, despite making sure to unplug it before going to bed. Finally had to give the blender away to make it stop! If that was meant to be a "message", I have no idea what it could've been!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hiya David, I was giving a lot of thought to how they do come back, I was thinking that maybe as energy never dies, just goes onto become something else, I often wonder if for a while that energy retains memories then just dissipates in the 'world' energy if you like. maybe it goes into trees or animals, maybe even insects. Just recycles around the world. and sometimes bits of memories can linger and that's why people believe they are reincarnated, just a thought, thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Genee, Wow! lol! maybe it was a cook? sounds fascinating! you just never know, great to see you again, any more hubs coming our way?


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JamaGenee 2 years ago from Central Oklahoma

I'm pondering one about the several ghosts that inhabited the pub I managed for almost 3 years in the cellar of an old hotel built shortly after the (American) Civil War. Ghosts seem to be my "thing". ;D


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

That's great Genee, can't wait to read it! let me know when its published, okay?


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JamaGenee 2 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Of course! ;D


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Does your son still experience TK? My mother came to me after she died, which I didn't know, as nobody had told me. She hovered over the bed, was dressed in white and had her arms out to me, beckoning me to go with her, but I was afraid to do it. I found a grammar school pin of mine on the floor in the morning. It was her for sure, as I was at someone else's home.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Deb, no my son has never done it since he grew up, that's amazing about your mother, and to find the grammar school pin definitely showed that something had occurred, who did tell you? did someone see her? nell


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I called a neighbor to see when she passed. It had been the morning, and I saw her that night. My parents didn't have a phone.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Deb, that's amazing!


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JamaGenee 2 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Hi again, Nell. Just popped in to say I'm researching the aforementioned hub, but as the pub was something of a local institution, thought I'd better do my homework first! So far, thanks to old newspapers online, I've managed to disprove the reported identity of one ghost - the one I saw most frequently - but verified the identity of another, meaning this hub will be a ghost hunt AND local history hub! Isn't that the best kind? ;D


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Genee, that sounds amazing! I love it when it turns into a 'treasure hunt' as I call it. The research is as fascinating as the writing, can't wait to read it!


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OhMe 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

I sure enjoyed reading this and do believe that our loved ones are watching over us.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks OhMe glad you liked it, and thanks again, nell


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misterhollywood 2 years ago from Hollywood, CA

Thought provoking and moving article. I really liked this one and shared on social media. Thanks for this - comforting hub, really.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi mister, thanks so much for reading, glad you liked it, nell


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agusfanani 2 years ago from Indonesia

That's a very interesting story. I myself have never been contacted by any spirit, but some people around me did. According to their stories they have it through their dreams.

One thing I believe based on my religion that a dead person be still around us for 40 days after his/her death.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi agusfanani, that's fascinating to know about your beliefs, I never realised that, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Awesome article Nell. I believe that the veils between the astral world and our physical dimension is thinning so to speak.like what happened with your dustbin lid. Remember in order to contact someone in the physical world from the astral is also not easy. The movie ghost with Patrick swayze shows that it takes a great effort. Yes it was just a movie, but often through story telling or movies we learn. Your parents did not feel the need knowing you would be alright.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Nadine, thanks so much for reading, yes you may be right, the astral world is nearer at some times more than other, and thanks for saying about my parents, yes you are right, that made me feel better so thank you.


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SheGetsCreative 2 years ago from Seattle, WA

I absolutely believe that we have "hands" on the other side that are helping to guide us. Great hub :)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much for reading SheGets, glad you liked it, nell


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Tamara14 2 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

Interesting and to be honest I myself am not sure what to think. I do like to think though that our loved ones are near us all the time even after they are gone from this world.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks for reading Tamara, I love the idea too, not sure what I believe though, but it would be great wouldn't it?


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

This is indeed very fascinating and to answer your question, yes I do believed that they are watching over us.

If I may share, my late grandmother who raised me (and raised me well she did), died when I was a thousand miles from her. I was her pet. And, as I was stuck and couldn't leave hurting and mourning, she came to visit me. There she was at the foot of my bed and looking at me while I was sobbing. At first I thought I was dreaming but I wasn't. I was in fact, wide awake because the phone rung and I even picked it up. It was my sister then on the other line and while conversing, I asked her what my grandma was wearing when she died. I was surprised, it was exactly the image that I saw when she came to visit me. Now, how do I know that? As I said, I was miles away when I heard of her passing. But, I saw her and I felt her.

I had a great time reading this. Now, watch the dustbin! :)


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

I just love your hubs and all the comments. When anyone wants to talk I am ready for all my relatives.Life is amazing in this world and everywhere else..


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Cris, that's a fascinating story and memory, how lovely! I am so glad you got to see your grandmother, just goes to show that yes they still know even after they have passed, and yes I will keep an eye on the dustbin! lol! thanks, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much Dream On I am glad you liked it, I wish I could have 'heard' from my mum, but so far its not to be.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Yes, without a doubt, I know our loved ones who have passed on watch over us. Shortly after my son Todd passed, I was so grieve strucken I could barely go on. Then one early evening, at dusk, as I forced myself to go on a walk, Todd briefly appeared to me. He was marvelously beautiful, dressed in white with a huge smile on his face. I could feel his joy going right through my own body and mind - then he spoke the following four words - "Mom, this is awesome."

I cannot deny this experience. It wasn't wishful thinking and I was not on drugs. It has not happened again and I wish it would.

Voted UABI and pinning, tweeting and more.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Audrey, oh my, that must have been amazing! I am so glad you saw him, maybe he can't or doesn't need to show you again, it gave you comfort, and that's what counts, wonderful and thank you for reading, nell


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handymanbill 2 years ago from western pennsylvania

Yes I believe that it is true. Although i have never had it happen too me. I wish it would.


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Harishprasad 2 years ago from India

There are some strange phenomena that defy all logic and rationality. Two days after the death of my dad, I experienced his existence before me as if he was alive and present before me but it was all during the moments of intense concentration and my deep thinking about him. He was calm and when I saw him in those moments, I just couldn't believe my eyes how a guy could return and present himself in the world after his death ! I don't know whether my mind played a trick with me. I was not afraid to see him and was rather happy and wanted to touch and talk to him. The moment I stretched my hand toward that shadow or spirit of my dad, it vanished in the air. What this hub wants to convey cannot be denied altogether, may be it would find some exact explanation in the near future. No doubt, it is a very interesting hub !


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lisavanvorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

Nell I am a true believer that our loved ones come back to get a message to us. Although this has not happen to me personally, it has happened to people I know. I also believe that children and pets are more apt to see the spirit of our loved ones because they are so innocent. Some adults just cannot open their minds to the thought of spirits coming back to comfort or tell them something. Great hub!


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PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

Nell Rose,

After my mother died it was my choice to pack her things for my sisters to choose what they wanted. And, then I went back every day to clean her house to make it ready to sell or for one of my sisters. I felt her spirit each time I opened the door and I talked to her as I worked.

One day when I opened the door her spirit had left the house no longer felt like a home it was cold and empty. This makes me feel some spirits stay for a while before they leave for the second Heaven which will be their home.

I shared this with my sister Paula and she understands feeling spirits, but it is something I really do not share with relatives or anyone who does not understand or believe. I love your hubs.

Until later,

Bobbi Purvis


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi handyman, me too too, but I do believe, thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Harish, that's an amazing story, and I am sure it was your father, I certainly hope so, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi lisa, yes I agree with you about the pets, its amazing how many times friends have said, my dog was staring at the wall, and wagging his tail! many people don't want to know so they don't see or feel anything, I am sure there is something going on in the spirit world, we just can't quite see it, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Bobbi, thanks so much, and yes that sounds just like what happened with my aunt, she was there for days after her passing, then one day, just gone, is it psychological? I don't think so, thanks so much, nell


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aesta1 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I think that this happened to me several times. The first time was when my Father dies. I did not yet know then as I was in university away from home. I just heard someone walking towards my room so I hid under my blankets and the, the person just stopped and patted my head and left. I was so scared to look. I wish I had now. the next morning I was fetched and told of my Father's death. I am glad you shed more light on this phenomenon.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

hi aesta, that's amazing, yes its such a shame you didn't look, I am sure it was probably your father, I like to believe it anyway, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

It's nothing I can see or touch, but I have always had a feeling that my grandmother watches over me, at least I like to think so. I can still feel her hand on my cheek when I said my goodbyes for the last time. Intriguing article Nell.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Glimmer, thats lovely that you can still feel and sense her, I am sure you are right, sometimes I feel like I am being watched, and its a lovely feeling, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Besarien 2 years ago

My first reaction to your question was "Gosh I hope not my father would be scandalized!" He passed when I was a teen and quite frankly if he were watching over me his eyes were closed until I was 25 at least. In a way I hope for most of us our earthly cares are done by the time we take our last breaths. Perhaps it would be a chance at redemption for those who have led less than sterling lives or a chance at peace for those with deep heart ties and unfinished business?


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Nell Rose 24 months ago from England Author

Hi Besarien, lol! I did think that too! I would hate to think my mum and dad had watched me do certain things, yes I hope that we forget about earthly things too, thanks again, nell


Lorraine Lavender 23 months ago

Interesting to see many have had some type of connection with loved ones on other side. I had 2 . After giviving flowers and saying prayers for my mum, dad and brother , a section of my lounge wall turned soft pink and mums head and shoulders appeared in the middle for about 30 seconds then faded. I spoke to her, told her I knew it was her. Well you see , I used to paint her nails soft, frosted baby pink. I had given her a nice dusty pink resting garment and a pink baby teddy bear. ......................................... " THAT'S A REAL HINT"" after the 2nd visit to them , again with flowers and prayers....after about 3 weeks , I was sitting on my couch again in the dark , watching tv. Then out the blue a male face appeared floating in the corner , high up near the ceiling as bright as a "" LIGHT BULB """ looking at me , it may have been my dad, then he faded , then my mum appeared floating in the corner, also high near the ceiling. She was white , but very translucent , saw all her facial features... she looked relaxed and peaceful.... just looking at me. She had like 3 tiny sparkling stars just sitting at the base of her chest. I SHALL ALWAYS REMEMBER THESE BEAUTIFUL APPARITIONS.


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Nell Rose 23 months ago from England Author

That is amazing Lorraine, what a wonderful thing to happen for you! that must have given you so much peace, thank you for sharing your story, nell


peggy 23 months ago

I believe they can come to us but I never experience it. What can I do to make it happen?


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Nell Rose 23 months ago from England Author

Hi Peggy, I am not sure to be honest, maybe meditation can help you relax and in the silence you may find a connection, I have heard this helps, good luck, and I hope it works out for you.


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gjcody 22 months ago

I found your article very interesting. Perhaps the energy of our loved ones connect in different ways.

I have had uncomfortable feelings only to find that someone was hurt in a place that I was near. So when I get the gut feeling ...I do pay attention to it. I am usually right.

I also think you have to put yourself on that awareness level ...pay attention. Just like your body sends you signals when it is not feeling right ...trying to let you know it is getting sick. Some of us pay attention and others just go about their life ignoring the signs.

Like I just lost someone this week and I really believe they connect by electricity ...So I opened the computer and amazing ...here is the first article that popped up on the screen. Yes I do believe they find a way to connect with us if we put ourselves on the awareness level.

Thank you for a great article ...I needed this ...my best to you!

Anyway ....great article ...I appreciate you opinion.


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Nell Rose 22 months ago from England Author

Hi gjcody, I am so sorry for your loss, that must be really hard. I do believe that they connect somehow, I have always been sensitive to my 'gut' feelings I suppose you could call it, and so many strange things happen after someone has gone, I know I 'felt' it when my friend died, so yes I do believe, thanks so much for reading, nell


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PurvisBobbi44 21 months ago from Florida

Hi Nell,

I wanted to read this again because most of the time I am called to another room to care for my husband.

And, as always you write about things I believe in. I hope to have more time to read again.

Thanks,

Bobbi Purvis


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Nell Rose 21 months ago from England Author

Hi Bobbi, thanks so much for stopping by, I totally understand, I hope you have a great day, nell


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Sunshine625 20 months ago from Orlando, FL

I am so thankful for my angels resting upon my shoulders and watching out for me! :)


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Nell Rose 20 months ago from England Author

Thanks Linda, glad you liked it, yes Angels whatever they are are amazing aren't they?


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ladyguitarpicker 18 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

A very good and interesting hub. My dogs barked for hours at nothing when we moved a cabinet out of my husband's dead wife's house and put it in ours. The dogs after a few days finally stopped barking and everything went back to normal. I guess she must like me now. God Bless, Stella


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Nell Rose 18 months ago from England Author

Hi ladyg, that's amazing! I do wonder if maybe its to do with energy? just a small amount of her aura let on the cabinet could have spooked the dog maybe? or did she frown upon you taking it? lol! thanks so much for reading, nell


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ladyguitarpicker 18 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

I don't think she frowned because I took the cabinet, because it never happened again., she must like me nothing like that has taken place the last 19 years.


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Nell Rose 18 months ago from England Author

lol! that's good to know, but being serious about it I do wonder if it is residue energy that dogs or cats pick up, and then it maybe disappears, but on the other hand it could well be the other side, thanks for coming back, nell


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DzyMsLizzy 17 months ago from Oakley, CA

My mother had some small psychic experiences; my father only one. I have never had any, and I SO want to!

My mother and father both died suddenly and unexpectedly when their respective times came. I have never heard from or felt either of them, though I desperately wanted to. My father has been gone nearly 40 years; my mother nearly 17. As an only child, my parents were my best friends. Especially my mom after my dad died. When she went so suddenly, I was devastated; destroyed, and literally in shock for a good 3 years, only going through the motions of life. To this day, I'm having trouble getting rid of any of her 'stuff,' as it feels like it would be to dishonor her memory.

I wish I were psychic; had the ability of someone like Theresa Caputo (a.k.a. "The Long Island Medium")

Voted up +++


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Nell Rose 17 months ago from England Author

Me too Lizzy, I have always been sort of psychic, but where my parents are concerned nothing at all came through, I have no idea why, or maybe I am kidding myself over the fact that there really is a life after death, who knows? sorry to hear you are still missing them so badly, I was the same, it took me years to understand and accept they had gone, thanks Lizzy, nell


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cam8510 15 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Nell, I had an extremely emotional dream a few months back. My wife came and we both were very aware that we were separated and that I had to go on. It's been seven year since she passed away. I don't know how to categorize this, but it was very powerful on an emotional level. So thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience here. It helps some of us make sense out of things.


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Nell Rose 15 months ago from England Author

Hi cam, its a weird sometimes unpleasant feeling isn't it? why do we have these dreams, is it our subconscious? or maybe something like time doesn't count when someone is saying goodbye? to them maybe only a few days have passed, but to you on linear time its been seven years, who knows? but I like to think its that one, thanks for reading, nell


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bac2basics 14 months ago from Spain

Hi Nell, long time no see :-)

My mam died when I was only 6 and I broke my heart wishing for her to come back, but she never did. I think it´s because she knew if she had, it would have frightened me at that age.

As you know, I have had many feelings that other loved one´s in spirit have been back to let me know they are watching over me, as an adult, but this only happened when I stopped being scared of the whole psychic thing. I also had a brilliant reading from a medium who I have no doubt had my dear late husband on the line , and he was coming through loud and clear.

I hope you are keeping well Nell. One day I will get back to HP and we can pick up where we left off LOL xx


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fpherj48 14 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

ANNE ! Let me sneak in here to say Hello! So good to see you. You are missed. Please visit more often. Take care.... Peace, Paula


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Nell Rose 14 months ago from England Author

Hiya! great to see you, you back with us? lol! that's great that you found a medium who could help you in this way, it does make you feel so much better, and really believe, amazing isn't it? great to see you, are you still on bubblews? I gave that up long ago! lol!


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bac2basics 14 months ago from Spain

&fpherj48 &Nell Rose

Hi Paula and Nell.

You and Nell have made my day, just for taking the time to leave messages.

I will start writing here again soon I think. I have had a very stressful year, but hopefully things are changing now, and I can get my head in gear again and buckle down to some real writing instead of wasting my time on FLUFF.

So lovely to hear from you both. I hope all´s well in your worlds. Take care xx


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fpherj48 14 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Take you time. I am familiar with "stressful years." Once in a while we just need to step back and breathe. It's really important to restoring the soul.

Life is more peaceful when we follow what our heart tells us to do. We learn this after tripping & falling a few times because we might insist on pushing ourselves.

There have to be some benefits to getting older. The one to embrace is that we've become much wiser! See when we see you!


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DabbleYou 14 months ago

Are there really people who can contact the ghosts? Is it for real?


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Nell Rose 14 months ago from England Author

Thanks Anne, good to see you! xx


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Lady_E 13 months ago from London, UK

I believe they watch over us and it's not a coincidence when things fall or move when there is nothing near. They are trying to get our attention. ~Thanks for sharing.


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Nell Rose 13 months ago from England Author

Thanks Lady E, yes I totally agree with you, strange things have definitely happened in the past, so it does make you think!


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norlawrence 3 months ago from California

Thanks for the very moving article. I sometimes think our loved ones are watching over us. Great pictures.


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Nell Rose 3 months ago from England Author

Thanks lawrence, it would be great wouldn't it?


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Nadine May 2 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Great article and Yes we are all connected on different levels of consciousness. We are all spiritual beings having a human experience. Love the movie Ghost.


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Nell Rose 2 months ago from England Author

Thanks Nadine, me too! and thanks for reading, nell

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