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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.



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.

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


Nell Rose (author) from England on November 29, 2017:

Thanks Elizabeth!

Elizabeth J Neal from Louisiana on November 28, 2017:

Your welcome, Nell Rose!

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 28, 2017:

Thanks Elizabeth!

Elizabeth J Neal from Louisiana on November 28, 2017:


Nell Rose (author) from England on September 29, 2016:

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

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on September 29, 2016:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 25, 2016:

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

Norma Lawrence from California on August 25, 2016:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 20, 2015:

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

Elena from London, UK on October 20, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 02, 2015:

Thanks Anne, good to see you! xx

DabbleYou on September 30, 2015:

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

Suzie from Carson City on September 30, 2015:

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!

Anne from Spain on September 30, 2015:

&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

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 30, 2015:

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!

Suzie from Carson City on September 30, 2015:

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

Anne from Spain on September 30, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 29, 2015:

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

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on August 29, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 15, 2015:

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

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on June 15, 2015:

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 +++

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 17, 2015:

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

stella vadakin from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619 on May 17, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 17, 2015:

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

stella vadakin from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619 on May 15, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 15, 2015:

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

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on March 15, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on February 19, 2015:

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

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on February 19, 2015:

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.


Bobbi Purvis

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 27, 2015:

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

GJCody from Pittsburgh on January 26, 2015:

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 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 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 best to you!

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 23, 2014:

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.

peggy on December 23, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 16, 2014:

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

Lorraine Lavender on December 16, 2014:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 07, 2014:

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

Besarien from South Florida on December 03, 2014:

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?

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 25, 2014:

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

Claudia Mitchell on November 25, 2014:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 08, 2014:

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

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2014:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 06, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 06, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 06, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 06, 2014:

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

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on October 06, 2014:

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

Lisa VanVorst from New Jersey on October 05, 2014:

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!

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on October 05, 2014:

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 !

Bill from Greensburg Pennsylvania on October 04, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 04, 2014:

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

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on October 04, 2014:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 26, 2014:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 26, 2014:

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

DREAM ON on September 25, 2014:

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..

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on September 25, 2014:

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! :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2014:

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

Tamara14 on September 20, 2014:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 16, 2014:

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

Angela F from Seattle, WA on September 15, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 13, 2014:

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.

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on September 13, 2014:

Awesome article Nell. I believe that the veils between the astral world and our physical dimension is thinning so to 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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 01, 2014:

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

agusfanani from Indonesia on August 31, 2014:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 31, 2014:

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

John Hollywood from Hollywood, CA on August 30, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 24, 2014:

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

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on August 24, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 23, 2014:

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!

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 23, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 22, 2014:

Thanks Deb, that's amazing!

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on August 21, 2014:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 21, 2014:

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

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on August 21, 2014:

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.

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 20, 2014:

Of course! ;D

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 20, 2014:

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

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 20, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 20, 2014:

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?

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 20, 2014:

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

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 20, 2014:

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!

David Stone from New York City on August 20, 2014:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 18, 2014:

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

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on August 18, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 18, 2014:

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

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on August 18, 2014:

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 .

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 18, 2014:

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!

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on August 18, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 18, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 18, 2014:

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

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on August 18, 2014:

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.

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on August 18, 2014:

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).

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 18, 2014:

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?

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on August 18, 2014:

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 :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 17, 2014:

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

Deborah Sexton on August 17, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 17, 2014:

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

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on August 16, 2014:

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! :-)

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 14, 2014:

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

GhostlyGrey on August 14, 2014:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 14, 2014:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 14, 2014:

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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