Losing a loved one is never easy. I’m sure you were close to your mom, so it’s natural you’ll grieve and have questions about her passing.
Whether you’re religious or not, it’s normal to wonder, “can my mom see me from heaven?”
I think we all want to think – or know – our loved ones are still watching over us, I know I do.
Here is what we know about the afterlife and our loved ones according to the bible and popular belief:
Can My Mom See Me from Heaven?
This is a difficult question to answer, and it depends on whether you’re asking from a faith, spiritual, or some other perspective.
The Bible gives some confusing messaging, for example;
In Ecclesiastes 12: “For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.”
So according to this scripture, our loved ones who have passed away are not aware of what is happening in our lives.
Yet, in Hebrews 12:1 it says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses… let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
This scripture seems to suggest that our loved ones who have passed away are witnesses to our lives.
So which is it? Can our loved ones see us from heaven or not?
It comes down to what you believe in, and more importantly what you feel when you think about if your mom is looking down on you.
If you think and feel that your mom is looking down on you or maybe even giving you a sign that she is, then that’s enough.
It doesn’t matter what the Bible says or what anyone else believes. What matters is what you believe and how that affects your life.
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What Does the Bible Say About Meeting Our Loved Ones in Heaven?
There are a few scriptures that talk about being reunited with our loved ones in heaven.
In Matthew 19:28: “And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.”
This scripture tells us that we will see our loved ones again in heaven and that we will be rewarded for following Jesus.
There are other similar scriptures, too, which leads most people of faith to believe that they’ll be reunited with their loved ones when they pass.
But again, it comes down to what you believe personally, as there is still some ambiguity.
How to Deal with The Grief of Losing a Loved One
The most important thing is that you’re properly dealing with the grief of losing your mom, no matter how long ago it happened.
If you’re having trouble coping, there are a few things you can do:
- Talk to a therapist or counselor
- Join a support group
- Write about your feelings in a journal
- Talk to other people who have experienced the death of a loved one
Doing these things can help you work through the grief and start to heal.
It’s also important to give yourself time. Grief is a process, and it can take months or even years to work through it.
Be patient with yourself and allow yourself to grieve in whatever way you need to.
Remember, your mom would want you to be happy and live a full life.
Take comfort in knowing that she’ll always be with you in some way, whether that’s through your memories or feeling her presence when you need it most.
Why It’s Important to Believe in Whatever Feels Right to You
It’s so important to believe in whatever feels right to you.
Your beliefs are what shape your reality, and if you don’t believe that your mom can see you from heaven, then she won’t be able to in your reality.
But if you do believe it, then she will be able to.
It’s all about what you believe and how that affects your life.
If believing that your mom is watching over you from heaven brings you comfort, then that’s all that matters.
Believe what you want to believe and let it shape your reality in the way that you want it to.
Your beliefs are powerful, so make sure they’re working for you and not against you.
No matter what you believe, know that your mom is always with you in some way.
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I Know You’ll Make You Mom Proud
Whether you believe or feel like your mom can see you from heaven, continuing to make her proud is what matters.
Live your life in a way that would make her happy, and know that she’s always with you, no matter what.
You don’t need a sign or reassurance that she would approve of how you’re living your life, you know whether you are or not.
And that’s all that matters.
So go out and live your life to the fullest, because you only get one shot at it. Make your mom proud.
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.