15 Signs That a Deceased Loved One is With You

by Ryan Hart | Updated on October 11, 2020 | Post may contain affiliate links

In this post I’m going to share with you the 15 most common signs that a deceased loved one is with you.

After I reveal these spiritual signs from heaven, I will share a few powerful ways to communicate with a deceased loved one.

Are you ready to learn how to tell if a deceased loved one is around?

Let’s get started.

1. Feathers on the Ground

The next time you pass by a feather on the ground, don’t ignore it. Feathers are one of the most common ways to receive messages from angels and deceased loved ones in heaven.

According to the Bible, a finding feather on the ground holds a very special meaning. If you have been worried about money or how you will provide for your family after a loved one has passed away, there’s hope.

Matthew 6:26 says “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.”

When you see a feather on the ground this could be a message that you are not alone. God will watch over you and provide for your family.

2. Butterflies Flying Around You

A butterfly is considered to be a special message from heaven. If you have recently lost someone close to you, this could be a sign of a loved one communicating after death.

Angels are sent by God to deliver messages (Luke 1:19). If a butterfly lands on you or flies around you, that is a very positive sign.

Seeing butterflies after the death of a loved one can be caused by your recent thoughts or prayers about that person.

Take hope in the fact that your deceased loved one is with you, even in such a small way.

The next time you see a butterfly it should put a smile on your face and give your comfort.

3. Finding Pennies and Dimes

One way that a deceased loved one might send you a sign is by placing pennies, dimes or quarters on the ground in front of you.

I like to call them “pennies from heaven” and they are a special way to remember loved ones that have passed away.

Finding pennies on the ground is a special sign from God that you are not alone in your journey. He has plans to prosper you, give you hope, and a future.

When you find money on the ground, pick it up and look at the date. The date that is inscribed on a penny could be a sign about who this message is from.

If you don’t recognize the date, hold onto it until you receive another sign. There could be more messages coming soon.

4. Visits from Birds

During creation God separated the heavens from the waters of the earth. Yet, he allowed the “birds to fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens” (Genesis 1:20).

For this reason, birds are often thought of as messengers of God.

When you see a special bird such as a cardinal, this could be a message from someone in heaven.

Pay attention to when this happens as it could help you figure out who this message is from. Write down the date and time in your journal or on the calendar.

Birds might deliver messages on birthdays of the deceased, on the day they died, or other significant holidays.

You should feel relieved to know that someone in heaven is thinking about you.

Related: What does it mean when a bird hits your window?

5. Seeing a Dragonfly

Dragonflies are thought to carry spiritual messages from heaven.

A dragonfly is symbolic of change and transformation. If one lands on you or flies nearby, this is a sign that change is coming soon.

Someone in heaven is reminding you that what you are going through is only temporary. Whatever troubles you are facing will be resolved soon.

6. Discovering Smooth, Odd or Unique Stones

When you notice an odd or unique stone on the ground, it was likely placed there for you to see.

Someone in heaven is trying to get your attention or remind you that they are watching over you.

Feel free to pick up the stone and keep it as a reminder that your deceased loved one is still with you.

7. Smelling a Familiar Scent

When you smell a familiar scent, this is a surefire way to know that a deceased loved one is with you.

Researchers have discovered that our sense of smell is closely linked with our memory recall abilities. If you smell something and it makes you think of a loved one, it is likely that they are in your presence.

People often report smelling things that remind them of their loved ones, such as the smell of certain types of food, even if they are nowhere near a kitchen.

The next time you smell something that reminds you of a deceased loved one, take a moment and reflect on the great memories you made together. They are likely thinking about the same memory, too.

8. Having Dreams About a Loved One

Dreaming about someone can be a sign that a loved one is communicating after death.

This might come as a great surprise to you!

If you dream about someone you have not seen for a long time they are likely thinking about you or might make an appearance in your life soon.

Many people believe that dreams are messages from God in response to our thoughts or prayers.

However, if we do not hear God’s voice directly, He will send instructions in a dream as we sleep (Job 33:15).

Having a dream about a loved one is considered to be a positive sign that they are watching over you.

9. Finding Personal Items in Strange Places

You may begin to notice signs from a loved one in heaven when their old personal items begin appearing in strange places.

For instance, you may notice a piece of their clothing has been moved out of the dresser or closet.

They may also move your car keys, reading glasses or newspaper in surprising ways. When this happens it can feel like you are becoming more forgetful, but in reality it is a loved one trying to get your attention.

Take this moment to reflect on the memories you had together and the special bond you shared. Remember they will always remain in your heart even when they are in heaven.

10. Sensing Their Presence

Have you ever had the feeling that someone was watching you or you could feel someone’s presence even if nobody was around?

If this has ever happened to you, this was likely a sign that a loved one or your guardian angel was nearby.

Even though you could not see them, you could “feel” that they were standing right next to you.

The next time this happens, say a prayer and thank God for sending an angel to walk with you during these difficult times.

11. Hearing a Voice Say Your Name

Another common sign from heaven is when you hear a familiar voice say your name, even when you are alone.

You might hear a loved one call your name while you are sleeping or dreaming.

When this happens it can feel as if someone is there, even if you cannot see them. This is a sign that an angel has been sent from heaven to watch over you.

12. Lights Flickering Randomly

When a deceased loved one is nearby it is not uncommon to experience what some might call paranormal activity.

For instance, you may notice the lights flickering or turn off completely. In other cases, you may hear or see static on the television or radio without warning.

Some people report answering their phone after a loved one has passed away and hearing only silence on the other end.

These strange events are thought to be caused by the movement of angels or the deceased within your home.

Pay close attention to what happens next, as these signs are just evidence that an angel is on their way to deliver a message.

13. Seeing Angel Numbers

One way you may notice signs that a deceased loved one is with you is when you see repeating numbers or unique number sequences.

Many call these Angel Numbers because they are believed to be signs of angels.

You may see a specific time on the clock each day such as 12:12 or 4:44. Other times you may notice number sequences in account numbers, license plates, phone numbers or lottery tickets.

When you begin to notice the same numbers appearing frequently, then you should suspect that they are angel numbers and are a sign that a deceased loved one is with you.

14. Hearing Music or Their Favorite Song

Listening to music will often trigger past memories or evoke emotion. When you hear a song that reminds you of a loved one, this is a sign that they are with you.

Music is a great way to keep those that you’ve lost always in your heart.

Listening to their favorite bands, albums, or songs is a beautiful way to evoke their memories of them in your mind. If you close your eyes while their favorite song is playing, it might feel as if they are still in the room with you.

15. Experiencing Ringing in the Ears

You may experience ringing in the ears if someone in Heaven is talking about you.

Have you recently lost someone close to you? Hearing a high-pitched noise in your right ear could be a sign that your guardian angel is trying to pass on a message from Heaven.

While we cannot know exactly who is talking about us in heaven, we can use this message to inspire our prayers. Take a moment to pray and ask that God look over your deceased loved ones in Heaven.

How to Communicate with a Deceased Loved One

Here are the 10 most effective ways to communicate with a deceased loved one:

1. Pray and Meditate

After a loved one passes away, it is common to feel alone and helpless. One way to stay connected with a deceased loved is through prayer. Pray for God’s guidance and protection in your life as you move forward during these challenging times.

2. Write Them a Letter

A healthy way to communicate with someone you’ve lost is to write them a letter. This is a great way to keep them included in what’s going on in your life, how you’re feeling, and the obstacles you are currently facing.

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Comment on this article:


Ryan Hart
What signs from heaven have you received that a deceased loved one is still with you? Please leave a comment and let me know.
Michael Howard
I saw my wife and I was happy but later on, psychologists considered it as if I am crazy. So, I wanted to stop that. She appeared to me and she sent me a kiss in air using her mouth and her arm. Now, she does not appear and I miss her. What do you suggest to entise her to communicate with me again. Same I want for my father. Can you help me?
Suzan galindo
Today as I was putting in gas I was cleaning my windows n as I went down to get paper to wipe off water from my windows I saw a dime bright and shiney, yesterday I use the bathroom I saw a dime on the floor in middle of room I went again to bathroom hrs later n it was in same place .I know now my mother is telling me she is with me this brings tears to my eyes and joy to my soul thank you for this information you changed my life
Ryan Hart
Thinking about your mother each time you see a dime on the ground is a beautiful way to keep her memory in your heart. Thank you for sharing your comment. God bless.
I have been like that since my mum died, now am happy to kno she has been talking to me,I loved her so so so much..... thank you for
Ryan Hart
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless.
Lynette Whipple
I'm seeing these numbers 1111, and 1212, and the ringing in my ear the right one mostly. Someone calling my name could be my sister who passed away 5 years ago. I miss her so much. Thank you for your posts on signs of love ones.
Ryan Hart
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Seeing angel numbers is a great way to remember that she is always watching over you. God bless.
My mom and my husband passed away 2 years apart I've been finding dimes often in different places when I go out and around the house
My wife of35 yrs just passed , she wakes me in the morning by calling my name. Had cream other day I could not get her where she needed to go she went with someone else. An refused to talk to me or even see me . What do I do now
Ryan Hart
Hi Walter, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. Continue to watch for other messages from her throughout your day such as seeing birds, butterflies, or feathers on the ground. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless.
Monica L Cozzolino
First of all I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to communicate with my mother on a daily basis. She comes to me in the form of a white butterfly and it is always when I'm speaking with her! It started about a week after she passed and I knew automatically when I saw the butterfly that it was her. I had been upset because I did not receive a response from my only brother. I heard her tell me not to worry that he wasn't angry with me that he was probably just busy. She also reminded me that usually he would only call her once a week, sometimes even longer. Right after that I came into the house and lo and behold I had a text message from my brother and he told me that he wasn't mad at me and that he was just busy. I see this butterfly everyday when I go outside to pray and speak to my mom. Although I knew what it meant to see a white butterfly, I Googled it just to confirm what I believed and I was right. Today I was kind of going through the same situation not hearing from my brother and feeling lonely so I began to ask her again. I pretty much got the same response and this time and I realize that he is just busy and hanging out with his wife. So I came inside and I googled once again what it meant spiritually when you see white butterfly and I came across your post. Thank you so very much Ryan, for redefining my faith in God himself & my ability to continue communication with the love of my life and my best friend ever, my beautiful mom! In closing I would like to say that I'm so grateful and thankful to God and all of his angels in heaven for communicating much needed messages to me! May all who have passed on rest in peace and God bless all of you!
Ryan Hart
Hi Monica, thank you for sharing that beautiful comment. Thinking about your mother each time you see a white butterfly is a wonderful way to keep her close to your heart. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless.
Robert Bocking
I was wondering about little things you see but ignore yesterday a butterfly flew around us while sat in the garden, I walked pass a trolley at a discount store and noticed £1 in it, and it was no more than 6 feet to return it, my mum would have loved finding £1, also visiting a pal who my mum visited before she passed we followed our friends in the car and while driving we noticed a feather on the rear window by the wiper and it fluttered while driving but it never went then we drove back feather still there then we went out again and Terry saw it and brushed it away never never thinking are these signs from a loved on, then we lost our dog and so often I glance and see my old dog briefly and it’s gone, So strange and to google this and the first thing to come was this thankyou Ryan I am not religious but do believe your spiritual spirit and guardian Angels are about
Iduh Celestine
I a experiencing some of them.like hearing some one calling my name
Hello I just loss my boyfriend my soul mate July 17th I’m hurting so bad it seems my emotion and grieving taking over me when I think about him I get weak and I cry everyday through out the day I have his pants hanging over my bad his piture by my tv and wall so I can in my room today bc I’m loss I laid down I’m still thinking about him about 3 5 mins later I seen something flew by and hit my window it was bird we have brown birds out here I don’t know there name but could that been a sign from him thanks
My mother passed 5 yrs ago n my dad 26 y ago and when both my teenage daughters and I were outside and so many yellow butterflies were around us. Plus one night there was no rain but lighting flash through my kids windows at 1am they told me, wow could their grandparents be saying hello?