6 Spiritual Signs That Death Is Near

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Is death predictable? Death is a scary thing to think about, let alone talk about or get signs that it’s coming. At least for some people, this is the case.

Some people aren’t afraid of death, their expiration date or their life beyond the grave. If you really think about it, it’s completely natural and something that we’re all supposed to go through.

Are there spiritual signs that death is near?

Some people believe that there are.

Death is typically something that can be seen coming by those who pass away from old age or sickness. It’s sad, but it also gives time for their loved ones to adjust to the impending loss.

Other times, death is a surprise that is even harder to accept for loved ones. In other rare cases, some people can feel or see or experience signs that death is coming.

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This doesn’t necessarily mean death for them, per se — it could just mean death in their life in some capacity. It doesn’t even have to be a person whose death is being foreshadowed or foreseen; it could be a hamster or a dog. Still very sad, but less traumatic.

It’s interesting to hear and read about the different kinds of spiritual signs or feelings that people get.

It isn’t like an angel of death comes out of nowhere to let you know that you’re dying, or your friend or family member is dying. It’s not necessarily that you went and got a Tarot card reading and picked an unlucky card predicting your imminent death in the near future.

It’s not that obvious, at least not all the time.

Oftentimes, they are just feelings that people get about or around the sicknesses that individuals are experiencing, which lets others know that this individual is closer to death than life.

There are specific ways that people have experienced being able to tell that death is near.

1. Sometimes, doctors or nurses who are treating ill and dying patients say they can feel that death is near.

It most likely has to do with the fact that they know death is near, considering they have the facts and test results to back up the assumption of someone dying.

Some doctors and nurses do say that they can feel the sadness, cold temperature and gloominess around someone who is about to pass away.

2. The dying individual goes through a physical and spiritual transformation.

People that actually go through the feeling and experience of death themselves have said — before they died, of course — that they go through two types of transitions: physical and spiritual.

They can physically feel themselves slipping away and their bodies shutting down. And they can spiritually sense their soul and persona slowly fading from their body.

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3. They have an out-of-body experience.

Often, people who have near-death experiences, or have actually died and been revived, say they have out-of-body experiences. These are experiences where they can see their bodies lying there, unable to do anything about it.

4. People who are dying tend to lose their appetite or feel weak.

Their bodies shiver, they lose awareness, and they have no control over their bodies. There are many other things that show others around this dying individual that their time is approaching fast.

5. A lot of times, they see spirits of those who passed on before them.

It's interesting to hear about people who are close to death and their spiritual experiences. In some cases, they may see loved ones coming to guide them to the other side of life, or any number of other spirits appearing to them.

These people have spiritual languages or words that come to them and mess with their minds, making it look like they are going a little bit crazy.

6. Some people even have dreams about death in their future or someone else’s.

Dreams aren’t necessarily a guarantee of what is to come in the future, but they can be accurate sometimes. But the fact of the matter is that you never really will know until something comes true to prove it, including an actual death.

Nobody knows what you may experience in life as your time comes.

If the death you're wondering about involves a loved one, remember that you’re not alone. Others have gone through spiritual experiences that seem to predict death is near, and even though it feels sad, it's part of the process we all eventually will go through.

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Hayley Small is a writer and former contributor to Unwritten whose work covers spirituality, lifestyle, and relationship topics. Follow her on Instagram for more.