Just because they’re dead…

…doesn’t mean you can’t talk to them.

With Mother’s day last weekend, a lot of people I know were out visiting family, and some of those visits included going to cemeteries. It’s hard to celebrate a special day when the person it’s meant for has passed on.

My aunt went to my grandmother’s grave. She goes twice a year; on Grandma’s birthday and on Mother’s day. She talks to the gravestone. I guess it makes her feel like she’s talking to my grandmother. I told her she doesn’t have to wait to speak to her at the cemetery, I’m pretty sure Grandma can hear her talk to her anyplace.

Family members that have passed come and visit us all the time. The majority of us never realize it, but if you tune yourself into them, you will notice their presence. It won’t be like they spontaneously materialize in front of you (wouldn’t that be a hell of a shock!), but it will be something simple, something you know and associated with them; the scent of their favourite perfume or flower or even a memory you’d forgotten. These are their ways of letting us know they’re around us.

It won’t happen right away either. It takes time and practice. The biggest obstacle facing you will be to release the negativity you may have. There is so much negativity surrounding communicating with spirits that it’s ingrained within our consciousness. Also, our loved ones take their cues from us. If the idea of receiving a sign from them is troublesome to you, they won’t do it. They want us to be comfortable, not scared.

If you are serious, then I would suggest start by looking over pictures of them. Remember the good times you had, and if the mood strikes you, reminisce with them like they were still alive and sitting across from you. It will take some time, but they will let you know they’re listening.


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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