Communicating With a Departed Loved One


It is about 9 months since I lost my husband. We both were very close to each other. I am finding it very difficult to survive without him. It is almost 26 years since we are married. Is there a way in meditation to have communication with my husband's crossed-over soul?

—jaya, India


Dear Jaya,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is difficult. How fortunate, though, that your relationship was blessed with love and harmony.

When the soul leaves the body, it goes to the astral world (heaven), the subtle sphere of God’s creation, a universe of light and vibration of life energy. At physical death, the soul, clothed in an astral body of light, ascends to one of the astral planes, to continue spiritual evolution in the greater freedom of that subtle realm. We are able to connect with that realm.

Paramhansa Yogananda gave some advice on how to connect with a departed loved one: Instead of sadness, weeping and feeling a sense of loss, always send your husband your love. By doing this, you can help the progress of his soul, and he can, in turn, help you!

Try not to drag him down by unreasonable feelings of selfish attachment and sorrow. Just say to him: “I love you.” Send your thoughts of love and good will as often as he comes to your mind. Then feel in your heart the love and peace he returns.

In meditation on his soul, you might be able to contact him. Sit quietly and meditate on God. When you feel God’s peace within you, concentrate deeply at the Christ center — the center of will at the point between the eyebrows — and broadcast your love to your husband’s soul. Visualize your husband’s image at the point between the eyebrows and send to his soul vibrations of love, strength and courage. If you do this continuously with intensity, his soul will feel these vibrations. Then concentrate at your heart center, and you will know he is present with you.

The more calm and attuned your mind is, the more easily will come the connection. Always ask God for guidance and help. You will know that this life is not the end, just one link in the eternal chain of your relationship.

Many blessings,
Nayaswami Hassi