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I have been asked quite a bit lately ‘how do I know my loved ones are around me?’ There isn’t an easy answer for this for every spirit will present themselves differently. There are many signs that our loved ones are around us, we just need to pay attention to it. The most common signs that loved ones are around us are:
Dream Visitations:
These are different from regular dreams. The deceased play a prominent role and have a significant presence, offering some form of comfort and advice; the most common way to be visited. And unlike a dream you will remember every detail.
Sensing Their Presence:
It may not be a visual encounter, just an overwhelming feeling or thought. You might notice a change in energy in the home or movement in the air. Possibly a presence in the bed next to you or the sensation of someone sitting by your side on the couch. Or you just cannot stop thinking about them. This is a visitation.
Feeling Their Touch:
Physical contact: taking your hand, a touch on the shoulder, a nudge, hug, a breeze or stroking your hair.
The Sense of Smell:
Is there a particular smell associated with those no longer with us? Could it be cigarette, pipe, or cigar smoke? Is it perfume, cologne, flowers, or even the smell of cooking?
Hearing Their Voice:
It could be audibly, but most likely, internally. Is it only in dreams or the waking hours? Do others in the household hear them or do pets react? Last goodbyes? You might be hundreds of miles away when they pass, but sometimes they make the journey to say goodbye. Have you ever had the experience of being somewhere and could swear you heard someone call your name, but no one else was around?
Unexplained Electrical Activity:
It is theorized that those on the other side use energy to connect with those of us still alive. By manipulating the energy in electrical devices (TV, lamps, toys, radio, etc.) they get our attention. 
A Phone Call:
Another pseudo electrical manipulation, only using a phone. Following the passing of a loved one you might receive phone calls with nothing but static on the other end. Or … a confused voice that sounds very much like a deceased loved one. Sound like The Twilight Zone? It has happened. My sister had an experience after our mom died where she received a phone call and the number that came up was our mother’s phone number. Unfortunately, she was freaked out about it and never answered, something she still regrets.
Receiving a Symbolic Message or Sign:
This can come in a variety of ways but will have significance only to you. It might be the sudden appearance of small objects – feathers, coins, or stones – that for no reason end up in your path. Or animals doing strange things with no reasonable explanation. Sometimes, living people are used to deliver messages from those departed. They may become a part of your life or move on.
Movement in the Home:
Sometimes objects (keys, counter displays, clothing, furniture) will disappear to get your attention. You find them later.
Apparitions (this sign is the rarest):
Full bodied apparitions are rare, but they do happen. Just because you don’t physically see them, however, doesn’t mean they haven’t returned for a visit. 
Most people receive these signs but brush it off as a coincidence or we miss them because we are always rushing around and don't pay attention. How are your loved ones coming through to you? You do not need to be a medium to pick up these signs, you just need to slow down and pay attention to them.  So, the next time you can’t stop thinking about a loved one who has passed stop and say hello or the next time a feather crosses your path pick it up and acknowledge the gift from your loved one.
Even though our loved ones transition from their physical bodies to their spirit bodies they continue to be part of our lives and want us to know they are here for us. We just need to be open to how they are coming through.
Pat Laurino
Intuitive Energy Healer and Psychic Medium
Upcoming Classes, and Drumming Circle
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Upcoming Classes in September
Do you believe you have psychic abilities? Are you becoming more and more aware of your intuition, but don't quite understand it? Do you want to know more about the 10-Clairs of Intuition and how to strengthen your gifts?  
Then consider signing up for Intuitive Development Level I.  In this class you will learn about the 10 gifts (clairs) of intuition, reading psychic energy, Psychometry, reading the Auric field, spirit guides – who are they and how do we connect with them, code of ethics, and how to do a reading for someone.  
Intuitive Development Level I meets on Sundays 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Dates: September 11 & 25
           October 9 & 23
           November 6 & 20
           December 4 & 18
Registration Deadline: Sept. 1, 2022
Cost: $160
Have you already taken Level I and you are ready to learn more?  Consider signing up for Intuitive Development Level II.  In Level II you will learn about meditation and energy work, 3rd eye development and working with Angelic Energy, automatic writing, manifesting, scrying, out of body experiences, working with animal spirit and spirit, and remote viewing.
Intuitive Development Level II will meet on Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM
Prerequisite: You must have completed Level I
Dates: September 6 & 20​
           October 4 & 18
           November 1
Registration Deadline: Sept. 1, 2022
Cost: $140
Pat Laurino
Intuitive Energy Healer and Psychic Medium