Angels Among Us: Signs & Messages

Oh, I believe there are angels among us.

Sent down to us, from somewhere up above.

They come to you and me, in our darkest hours.

To show us how to live, to teach us how to give.

To guide us with the light of love.


- Alabama


There are many signs when angels are near or when there is a message from a loved one that has passed. We often walk through this life wondering if we are on the right path, or just need a sign that everything is going to be alright. The signs are there if you look for them or when you see them, you know what they mean and who the sign is from. You just need to believe. I put together some of the signs when angels are near, or when you are receiving a message from a passed loved one. I hope you enjoy!


Familiar Fragrance

Have you ever suddenly smelled a scent or fragrance that seemed familiar to you? You recognize the scent as a perfume or cologne from a passed loved one. The fragrance could be from your mom, dad, or other family member. It could be from a lost love. Whoever you associate the fragrance with, rest assured that your loved one is visiting.


I had such an experience while working in Virginia. I was working on a project and for the life of me could not get it to work. I suddenly smelled my mother’s perfume. It made me stop and think of her and meanwhile taking a break from my project. A few minutes passed and the smell subsided. I went back to my project and it all seemed to come together.


Angels do the same thing. Your loved one may be the angel, but when you smell a sweet, maybe flowery fragrance, it is coming from an angel. You usually smell them when you need a helping hand.


Musical Signs

Have you ever been thinking about someone who has passed, perhaps a loved one, and you turn on the radio and it’s playing their favorite song? Pay attention to what you are feeling currently. This is a clear message from the departed. If you are having trouble, they want you to know that they are near, to guide you in the right direction. If you are happy, they are there to join in your happiness.


Every time I hear “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley, I immediately think of my sister. My wife and I cared for her during her last days and I would sing to her. She couldn’t show she was enjoying it, but I knew she was.


"See a Penny, Pick it Up."


There is more to good luck than finding a penny. Finding a coin, usually in a weird place, in any denomination, is a blessing from an angel or passed loved one. In my parents’ days, a penny meant good fortune is being sent to you by a loved one that has passed. Today, if you find a dime, it means the same thing. What you must pay attention to is why you are finding the coin. Did you ask for a sign to tell you what to do or if everything is going to be okay? If you asked for a sign and you find a coin, look at the date, or if it’s a specific coin that represents your loved one that has passed. If it does, your loved one has visited you and given you your answer.


My wife and I recently went through a medical scare, but we were given signs that everything was going to be alright. We found dimes in the strangest places. One place was in the grocery store parking lot. We pulled into a parking spot and right outside the driver-side door was a dime. We found this right after discussing the medical issue. Furthermore, we have been seeing cardinals everywhere. There was a cardinal that came right up to our porch and glanced at us for a while, then took off.


Angels in Flight


Many birds have different meanings. Bird sightings could mean good luck is to come or that a Native American blessing is on its way. Here are a few birds and their spiritual meanings. Here are just a few.

Red cardinals spiritually represent energies that reside in the first three chakras: the root chakra, the sacral chakra, and the solar plexus chakra. These energies are related to domestic matters, relationships, health concerns, emotional expression, and manifestation.


Cardinals represent luck, manifestation, devotion, setting boundaries, loyalty, and domestic harmony. They can show up as messengers to give you encouragement to keep pushing toward your goal, or to give you comfort after the loss of a loved one. It can be a sign of good luck to see cardinals frequently.

Eagles represent expansion, strength, a higher perspective, loyalty, victory, power, foresight, vision, and manifestation. Their dominant element of air draws your attention to mental pursuits, inspiration, dreams, and spiritual aspirations. They can show up when you have set your sights on a goal, aspiration, or challenge.


Eagles represent bridging the spiritual and physical world to bring your spiritual aspirations into reality as a process of evolution. Spiritually, they represent transformation, manifestation, power, and inner strength.


The bluebirds’ most significant symbolism is associated with their wings’ color: blue is symbolic of peace and contentment,


and so are these birds. Blue is the color of innocence, honesty, and purity.

Bluebirds are also symbolic of joy and happiness: their spirits believe in spreading joy everywhere they go. Because the bluebirds have a melodious voice, they’re symbolic of music and passion. They have a positive spirit and keep the negative energies at bay.


Transformation Signs


The dragonfly is symbolic in many ways. The most common is the transformation of oneself. The dragonfly goes through many metamorphoses. They take years to transform into the beauty we see and have come to rely on. When you see a dragonfly come close to you, just know that the message for you is to be patient for the change you want. The change is going to happen.

A butterfly is a symbol of transformation, romance, renewal, playfulness, spirituality, individuality, responsibility, gracefulness, celebration, and expansion. The ability of a butterfly to fly suggests you spread out and embrace changes. Don’t be afraid to take chances. When the butterfly comes to you, especially lands on you, you better get yourself going and make the change you have been longing to do.

I could go on and on about angel signs and messages from loved ones. I am going to finish up with feathers. There are as many different feathers as there are birds. We all associate the white feather as coming from an angel, but there is more to the meaning and the meaning of other feathers.


I hope you enjoyed this brief look into angel signs. Some of the information in this blog I found through research, but most of it is what was taught to me by my family, passed down through each generation.


I would like to leave you with this thought. The universe is a complex crazy place, and if we can take simple pleasure in believing in these angelic signs, our universe gets less complicated.

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