What would you do if they contacted you?

@ctryhnny (3463)
United States
December 6, 2012 10:53am CST
I have lost both of my parents, an aunt and uncle, boyfriend and many friends. We had talked about the possibility of them trying to reach me after they had gone. About a month ago about 10 minutes after I got in bed and shut of the light I was laying on my right side on a king size bed when I know my Mom who I was very close to and passed awsy 5 years ago tapped on my shoulder. It startled me for a minute and then I told her I knew she was there but I wasn't going to turn around because I was scared. After I said that I felt the tap on my shoulder a second time. I thought about it for a few minutes,said it again and that was the end of it and I went to sleep. How would you handle it if someone who has passed were to get in touch with you in any way? Would you be scared or acknowledge them?
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@deazil (4680)
• United States
6 Dec 12
If I knew for sure it was a loved one I would definitely try to have some sort of interaction with them. I think. I have wished and prayed for contact with 3 very important loved ones to no avail. It makes me very sad. A very wise friend told me not too long ago that I'm trying too hard. She said just forget about it and it will happen. I'm waiting.
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• United States
6 Dec 12
I still think you're trying to hard deaz, and by trying too hard, you miss little tiny signs. It sometimes takes a long, long time for these things to happen, but I have a sneaky suspicion that you're missing what you think are coincidences. Think about it.
@deazil (4680)
• United States
6 Dec 12
No. Honest, Kash, I haven't even been thinking about it. I did have a fleeting thought that it might have been my mother pushing me down the stairs for wanting to sell her Xmas stuff. But my mom wouldn't do that. But it could have been one of those 2 bad cats tripping me for selling their brand new beds they never got to use. They were spares. I was waiting to surprise them. They loved new beds. But, you know, I have a book shelf in the hallway in the middle of the house and on it I have a musical Christmas globe. I haven't wound it up in maybe a year and it's just sitting there (I never put it away after last Xmas). The other night it played a few notes. I was sitting here at the computer and I heard it play maybe 8-9 notes. It's not anything my mother ever saw and I don't know that she was fond of musical globes or music boxes. But that was a little odd, I thought. Anyway, I am not thinking about it. No. Uh-uh. Really.
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@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
6 Dec 12
I think Kash is right. I've wanted to hear from my Dad who has been gone 20 years now and nothing from him. I didn't even think about my Mom and I know that was her even though it was the slightest tap.
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• United States
6 Dec 12
When my daughter was about 5 months old. I was standing by the door watching her in the crib. some how she sat up vry slow and started playing a hand game like patty cake in the air. I was scared out of my mind and called my fried and she told me that had to be my father checking in on my daughter. so, I just stood there and soon she was gently lowered to her laying position. I felt so good knowing my dad checked in on my daughter.
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@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
6 Dec 12
That is so cool! I'm sure it was your Dad keeping her company.
@Mavic123456 (16403)
• Thailand
6 Dec 12
No, but pray .. they might need some prayers. or reminding you of something ... or go and visit them. or you might just imagining things. All are possible. but it is better if you pray and visit them in their graves.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
6 Dec 12
Unfortunately I can't visit my parents graves because I live too far from them. I do say prayers and have masses for them in my church on the anniversary of their, my Mom and Dad,passing.
• United States
6 Dec 12
If you're too scared, they won't come back to visit you. How did you know it was your mother? Was it just a feeling or were you thinking about her? I think next time just smile and say "hi mom" and let it go at that. You know she won't hurt you but I can understand how scary that would be. I've had my deceased husband come around every now and then and I think my father has too. I have a cat running around here which I think might be Kashmere coming to visit once in a while too. I'm not afraid and I just talk to them with a few words and tell them hi, thanks for visiting and I miss you.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
6 Dec 12
I don't know how I knew it was my Mom it was just a feeling I had. I think of her all the time because we were very close. I have a deceased ex husband and ever since he passed away last Thanksgiving I have had nothing but bad luck and I think he has something to do with it...lol...I really do.
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• United States
7 Dec 12
Ok, then if you had a feeling it was her, it probably was her. I know you were very close because I remember you talking about her before she passed on. Was she a funny lady? I mean, would she tease you for fun? You mean this last Thanksgiving that was just a few weeks ago? Why do you think he has something to do with it?..I'm really curious on this one.
@Lovegreen (376)
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
I'll probably run in fright ctryhnny, but to be honest I really don't believe they still come back to visit. If someone taps me like that though I would think it's something else not a loved one and that makes it scarier.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
6 Dec 12
I can't explain it but it was a feeling I got when I got the tap on my shoulder. It was like her saying she is here with me.
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
6 Dec 12
Oh I might scream and run around the house and try to pass out. And I'm a fan o horror movies! Well, what can I say.. that is a very very scary experience! I really admire your calmness.. kudos to you!
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
6 Dec 12
yeah...I had to be honest with her and tell her if I saw her I would be scared. The taps didn't really scare me that just caught me off guard!
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
My mom passed away last year and there have been numerous times that I have felt her presence here at home. The most recent one was a few weeks ago when I heard her voice. I live alone and my neighbors live far and the TV was off so it was impossible for someone else (or me) to speak. I wasn't scared, I just simply drifted off to sleep again because before that I was having trouble trying to get to sleep. I found out what it was after a few days. My brother was about to undergo surgery for his knee and his blood pressure was erratic that they had to reschedule the operation twice. After I talked to my brother that I felt mom in the house, his BP went to normal and his surgery has been successful. I know a lot of people don't believe in this, but for me sometimes my mom makes her presence known when there is something important that she wants to let us know. My brother misses my mom and the reassurance she kept giving when one of us would be sick.
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
For me, I wouldn't be scared. They were our loved ones and part of our family/life. Maybe, there's something that they want to tell you or they need some prayers.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
7 Dec 12
Well, to be honest, I think I would love it if a loved one would tap me on my shoulder or any part of my body..I have never experienced it but I just don't think I would be afraid of any of the loved ones who have gone on..Besides I would truly think they stopped by for a specific reason.....and I would really like to know why....