Is there a single word that refers to the idea that a spirit may persist after death and follow a person around without any negative connotations?
Some possible answers and why I think they may be unsatisfactory:
- To haunt seems to imply a malicious intent.
- To be in somebody's heart doesn't really imply an actual spiritual presence; it seems to imply memory of a person.
- To watch over somebody seems to indicate that the spirit is much more removed from the situation.
- To shadow somebody might still have negative connotations.
Also, I was hoping for a single verb if that exists. Thanks in advance!