This question can't always be answered easily as each person has their own journey uniquely different than the next person. Obviously, spiritual and religious belief systems has a huge bearing on your vision of heaven.
I seldom have ancestors visit in my dreams but I do make a special effort every year to talk to my grandmother on her birthday which only separates one day from mine. When I was young, she treated me like a king. She had a cool pond in her backyard. She let me sleep in the screened porch area giving me the sense of sleeping outdoors. She made me coffee in the morning and milkshakes for lunch. You know all the things you're parents wouldn't do.
I miss her because she always treated me special. The way I look at it, my grandmother never passes as long as she's remembered and acknowledged.
How about yourself? Do you feel or sense relatives that were once close to you on the rare occasion? Do you experience olfactory events periodically that you connect with a family member?
Edited by EVP, 14 October 2022 - 03:07 AM.