An Introductory Look at Spiritual Connections

I want to open the doors of possibilities.  Have you ever wondered about spiritual connections with a deceased individual?  How can this be?  Who does this happen to?  Do you need special “gifts” or techniques to be able to connect with someone after a death?

Seriously, society is talking more about spiritual connections.  Books, websites, Facebook groups, You Tube videos and shared personal experiences are ways of finding more information about spiritual connections.

Some people mention meditation, having a clear mind, listening and paying attention to your thoughts for messages which can come in many ways.  Hearing your name called, sensing someone is there, and many more happenings can catch your attention causing you to ask questions.

“How can this be?” is a common question asked by someone who wonders if their experience is valid or if they are going crazy.  This question elicits an assortment of possibilities such as; energy, frequency vibration, openness to the idea, believing, letting go, holding on to hope and more. 

“Who does this happen to?” may seem as a query full of mystery.  For some, there appears to be no rhyme or reason given to who feels a connection or not; or is there? Being open to the possibility seems to be an important component.  Perhaps individuals are getting messages and do not realize it.

For some there is a stigma associated with mentioning spiritual connects after a death. There is fear of ridicule by friends, family and community which causes an individual to not share their experiences with too many people. Religious beliefs can play a role in what an individual believes, but not always.

I have noticed that no matter the age, sex, prior belief system or no belief system; if an individual has an unexplainable experience after someone has died that individual has a reaction. The reaction can be fear, denial, disbelief and sometimes a sense of hope.

Is this imagination, delusions, craziness or is this really happening. Is this something believable only if you have a reason to believe? For the person who experiences unexplained events after a death loss (no matter how long after the loss) and truly believes this connection exists, there is often hope of more connecting.

Understand that your experiences and understandings of your experiences are yours. Does it matter what others think? Some people will only believe when it happens to them.

All my best,

Barbara Gillett Saunders

Grief Counsellor/Thanatologist