My grandmother passed away last month. Since then, she’s been an almost daily visitor with me, and she’s been giving my mother signs of her presence and love through rainbows and ladybugs. The other day, I found my photo album had been tipped over. When I picked it up, I found a photo of the whole extended family on my mother’s side (my grandmother, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.) The next day, while filling up my car, I saw a ladybug crawling across the gas station garbage can where I would be sure to see it. Grandma loves saying hi, and she loves giving me little messages to pass along to my mother.
One thing I notice a lot about my grandmother now that she’s crossed over is she’s very happy and quick to laugh. She was feeling tired from her heart condition and burdened by her arthritic body in her last years of life, and she’s thrilled to be free of her body and to return to the joy and energy she experienced as a child. After a long life, it can be easy to forget what it was like to be care-free and full of energy.
It is as thought my grandmother is truly enjoying her “retirement” from her last life. She’s spending a lot of time watching the grandkids and figuring out ways to show her presence to each of us every day. It just tickles her to no end when we notice what she’s done! I always say, “Hi Grandma!” when I notice she’s sent a ladybug, a rainbow or a tissue. Even if I’m not sure it was her, I say “Hi Grandma!” anyway. She likes the contact.
This is all pretty common behavior for a newly-crossed loved one.
One thing my grandmother and many other recently-passed elderly relatives talk about is taking “classes” in heaven and describing it as retirement leisure activities. Grandparents have talked about taking classes in heaven to learn how to do things like make electric lights flicker, move coins around, make their love felt more profoundly, how to watch multiple grandchildren at once, how to talk to the still-living pets, how to work with insects and how to change or manipulate the play of light in a room.
It’s really interesting to me to notice that Grandparents often continue their grandparent role in the afterlife, and they’re very quick to take these “classes” to expand their spook skill-set, because the most important thing for these grandparents is that their love continue to be known and felt by their family still on earth.
Many sprits who died as teenagers have also spoken about taking classes. The teens don’t seem to talk much about taking classes to manipulate light or show their love to the living – they seem to know how to do that already, and their classes tend to focus on personal development in the afterlife, which is really interesting.
Several teens have talked about continuing to play their favourite sport, while others show me complex classes in the mathematical / physics arena, but with the understanding that they have no brain to limit them, and they have an intuitive understanding of what is possible in the spectrum of the physical universe. The laws of physics change depending upon your state of being, like where you are on a spectrum of light. They give me this understanding intuitively, however I don’t have the vocabulary or the sheer brainpower to communicate it effectively. This is why I think it’s so important for the physicists, researchers and health care providers to be open to working with their own intuitive abilities. There is so much knowledge out there available for “download”, but it’s only as good as the brain that can wrap itself around the ideas – and of course, there are many ways of saying the same thing.
I’ve read and heard it said by a few different psychics that sometimes when a child dies quite young, they continue to learn and grow in Heaven. I don’t know why this would be, why if they need to learn and grow as a human child they wouldn’t just stay in a human child’s body. I guess there are a variety of answers for that one. It seems that many teens continue being teens – dating, going to school, learning to drive, perfecting a game.