5 Ways That Departed Loved Ones Communicate With Us

Most of us have had a feeling that someone who we love who has passed was trying to reach us at one point or another. While things like this have become more widely accepted than in the past by many, there is still a lot of uncertainty and even fear around contact from the other side. As someone who has been able to sense, hear and often see people who have passed since I was a young child I have had plenty of time to wrap my head around the idea and learn to let go of my early fears and uncertainty.

For those of you who have wondered if what felt like the presence of a loved one was real or in your imagination, I’m going to share a list of some of the most common ways that they reach out to us. Of course there are more than I’ll be sharing here, but hopefully these will help you to gain a better understanding and a little more confidence and ease when you feel that this is happening.

  1. Getting a whiff of a familiar scent with no other explanation for it being around. This can be in the form of a favorite cologne or perfume, cigarettes or cigars, breath mints or gum, or favorite flowers. The key is that these aromas are ones which are closely associated with a particular person. For example, my mother will reach out to me by letting me smell her favorite perfume and now, my father shows up with the scent of the gum that he always chewed on Sunday mornings on the way to church.
  2. Pennies or coins. Many of you have likely heard of pennies from heaven, and I’m here to tell you that this one is true. In the year that my mother passed away, I found three pennies, on separate occasions, in the middle of my bedroom floor with her birth year on them. The first one that I found blew my socks off, then pennies two and three while still amazing, served as more of a source of comfort than anything else. One of them was particularly comforting. I was going through a relationship breakup and was very upset. I’d been crying and went to grab more tissues, and there in my path was one of “her” pennies. While it was always better to have her there to give me one of her awesome hugs when something like this happened, it was wonderful to know that she was still there for me.
  3. Hearing their favorite song. Sometimes, a departed loved one will inform you of their presence through music. If you ever hear their favorite song just as you’re thinking of them chances are good that they are saying hello. Other times, you will hear their favorite song over and over everywhere you go. You’ll hear it at home as you get ready to go out, then you’ll hear it on in the car and then again over the system in the grocery store or restaurant. I like to think of this as their way of letting us know that they still keep tabs on our lives and what we do.
  4. Electronics acting up. People on the other side have the ability to use electronics as a way of letting us know that they’re around. Some examples of this are TV’s turning themselves off or on, lights flickering and phone messages. That last one can be a little disconcerting. About a year after my mom passed, my cell phone kept ringing but no number was coming up on the caller ID. As I’m not in the habit of answering calls like this, I tried to ignore it but it kept ringing. I noticed a voicemail had come in but before I could check it, the phone rang again. Annoyed, I answered it only to be greeted by broken static like an old radio that wasn’t quite tuned in right. Later, I checked the voicemail. To my amazement there was the broken static, but also my mother’s voice saying my name and then “it’s me”. I was able to play this message to another person before it was deleted from the phone.
  5. Physical sensations. This one can also be a little disconcerting when it happens, at least at first. Sometimes when you are thinking of your loved one and really missing them, it can feel as though someone has brushed their hand on your cheek or even given you a hug. More commonly, you may notice a change in the temperature in the air or feel the hairs on the back of your neck respond as they would when you get the feeling of being watched. If you feel uncomfortable with this one, especially at first, you are not alone. The first several times something like this happened to me, I was more than a little freaked out.

Over time, you will learn how to interpret occurrences like this and hopefully feel more comfortable with them. If you feel as though you might have the ability to communicate with those on the other side and could use a little help learning how to work with it, please send an email to pixiebaby1972@gmail.com and we can discuss whether I might be able to help you.

If you’ve had experiences that you’d like to share, feel free to leave a comment. I love hearing your stories!

Updated Intuitive Services Information

I’ve been talking for a while about reworking the readings area of the site. While I’m writing this in a regular post format, I will also be putting this information in the Intuitive Services tab at the top of the page. This new information replaces any old information which may have been contained on the site previously. As I progress and shift, so does my intuitive practice. It is my deepest wish to be able to work with and assist you. As changes or additions to services occur in the future I will make a post about it, then make changes to the Intuitive Services tab. There will be new services added in the very near future!

Below are the general guidelines.

If you have any questions, concerns or to schedule a consultation or appointment please email me at: pixiebaby1972@gmail.com. Do not be shy about approaching me…you never know whether I can help unless you ask.

I offer several types of intuitive services and will list them separately.

  • Readings – I offer readings which combine cards, intuitive information, and many times messages from loved ones on the other side. Ways that I offer readings are email, phone, Skype, and in person if you are in Asheville, NC. While I will do readings regarding relationship issues, I will only do them from the perspective of helping you to look at your own needs and wishes in order for you to decide whether your relationship is good for you. Sessions with me typically last around an hour. The fee for this service is $60.00.
  • Energy Clearing – There are times in all of our lives that we seem to get caught in negative energy patterns, either within our own emotional state or sometimes in the spaces which we inhabit. I have many years of experience in assisting others to create more positive energy in their lives and in their living/working environments. I do this through the use of ritual work on my end and will provide you with some steps to take on your end to get things moving. The fee for this service begins at $75.00 and goes up to $300.00 depending on complexity and time requirements. Please contact me for a brief consultation so that we can determine whether we are a good fit, as well as to discuss the fee for your particular situation.
  • Important note: I am neither an exorcist or a demonologist and for problems such as those, I will ask that you find a specialist in that field. Also note, that I do not perform work which which would attempt to interfere with another person’s free will. This means that if you are looking for someone to “make someone fall in love with you”, I’m not the right person for you.

Services are non-refundable without prior approval by me. I will make every attempt to work with you in order for you to be satisfied. There will also be instances in which I may let someone know that I do not feel as though we would be a good fit. It is my desire that you get the help that you need, even if that isn’t with me.

I accept payment through Paypal. Click the link below to make payment. You do not need to have a Paypal account to be able to use it. There is a place once you get there that you can click to make payment without having an account. I have no access to your payment information.

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I look forward to working with you!



New Blog Feature ~ Weekly Videos

Each week, I’ll be posting a video. For the time being, I’m calling the series “Ask Tracy”. The first one was released this past Wednesday on Facebook. In the future, the videos will be posted everywhere, including here, on Wednesday of each week. I’m including this week’s video in this post.

I’m inviting you to submit your questions of a spiritual, metaphysical, or paranormal nature. You can submit them here in comments, on YouTube in the video comments, or on Facebook. Just have them in by Monday night at 11:59 pm Eastern time. The question of the week is selected by random number generator in order to make it fair. I’m looking forward to doing this each week! Here’s the first video:

New Views On Shadow Work and The Laws of Attraction

The past week has been very enlightening for me when it comes to the issues of attitude, law of attraction, shadow work, and negativity. I’ve had a tendency to take things to extremes when it comes to those types of things…well either that, or just throwing up my hands in confusion. I still stand by my assertion that we need to dip into our shadows (notice I say dip, not dwell) in order to find ourselves. I still stand by my assertion that it isn’t realistic to expect anyone to be all positive all the time.

Where my perspective has changed is in that I no longer believe that the goal of shadow work is to figure out the source of our trouble is with the end goal of making it go away or to permanently alter the effects. There was a part of me that always longed to find the source of my angst and to be able to completely work it out of my system, or to somehow be able to eliminate all negative effects of the past on my being. Then when I couldn’t manage that, I would feel guilty and blame myself for not being strong or enlightened enough to do it. This was so self sabotaging…not to mention limiting. Well, thanks to some very wise people and some time spent in reflection about this, my perspective has drastically been altered.

Not long ago I began doing forgiveness and parenting exercises…with myself. While these exercises proved to be immensely powerful, I was still finding myself somewhat mired down and making as much progress as I would have liked. My awareness was brought to those exercises over the past week in the form of some brilliant conversations as well as a recorded interview which I listened to. Read on for my epiphany.

It isn’t necessary for me to keep taking the thorn covered brambles out of the compost pile for yet another look. It isn’t necessary for me to never again have a negative thought in order for me to attract a better life. What shifted? I am now integrating those exercises in forgiveness and parenting into my daily life, yes…even the shadows…especially the shadows!

Do we ever reach a point where the ugly stuff never rears its head again? I don’t think so. We always carry at least part of our past around with us. So, when it does show its face are we somehow failing by acknowledging it? Not thinking so here either. As of right now, I think that healing can be found when we can look at those thoughts, parts of ourselves, and past experiences which we know are holding us back and causing us pain in the following way. To acknowledge that they are there, and then to forgive and love ourselves…and the feelings. The point of the exercises in my opinion is to stop the punishment cycle within ourselves by feeding love into the fear and pain…much like a good and caring mother kisses the boo-boos on her little one’s knees.

Over the years, my viewpoints and approaches to many things have changed. I can’t promise you that what I’ve written about today will not shift at some point in the future as I learn and grow more. One of my beliefs which has never changed is that I see each and every person who ever enters my life as a teacher of sorts, so please share your (constructive) thoughts on this. I would love to hear what you think.

If you’re feeling stuck, I would love to help you to make a similar shift in your life with an intuitive teaching session, please contact me through the readings and intuitive services page. I’ll be adding information about this new service very soon!

Visit Page Above for Information on Readings and Classes

Please visit this page for rate information for readings. I’ll be adding my hours of operation to the permanent page soon, but in the meantime here is a quick rundown. 

Mondays 3:30-7:30 pm Live on Call including Skype

Tuesdays 8 pm – Midnight Live on Call including Skype

Wednesdays noon – 5 pm Call to schedule appointment. Please leave a message if no answer

Thursdays noon – 5 pm Call to schedule appointment. Please leave a message if no answer

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Sundays – Noon – 4 Live on Call including Skype 

Please note that I also do in person readings by appointment. Call or email to schedule!