Some times my own cats and my fosters come and sit in front of my face when laying in bed and stare at my face, into my eyes like I should be hearing them. Its happened many times! I wish I was more intuitive.
A friend of mine who is skeptical and not woo woo at all.. he tolerates my "cat thing" said he felt the presence of my best friend on the anniversary of his death this year. He said the presences was so strong, it was like he was sitting on his chest. He gave my living friend a message for me. I was pretty distraught on the anniversary.
My best friend had promised me when I was with him when he was dying last year he would be with me whether he was on this side of life or on the other side. My living friend gave me a message he said he wasnt sure what it meant (with a name, my friend didnt know who it was) but the message made clear sence to me with answers and direction for me in the next two months I had been struggling with.
We cheat ourselves when we dont open up our intuitive selves to find comfort and help, is my perspective. Several years ago I would of blown off anything to do with this. But my rational friends changed my mind with their experiences. These arent new age people but normal everyday people. Former Marine, a doctor, a Viet Nam vet, a single mother, etc.