Voices From the Other Side of the Veil

Spirit
Is it a loved one or a malevolent entity?
I’ve heard the voice of a loved one  from the other side of the veil whisper in my ear. During meditation I heard my grandmother’s voice.  She had a message for me.  I’ve also heard my sister’s voice whisper my name in my ear.  Each time I had this experience it startled me. whispers  But I was also excited at the same time. Hearing the voice of a loved one who has crossed over is comforting.
But then I thought maybe a negative energy was trying to deceive me.  I wondered if these communications were truly from my loved ones.  If it was a negative energy trying to deceive me, what did it stand to gain?  The communications I received were short and did not ask anything of me.
If you have had such an experience, I would like to hear from you.   If you haven’t had such an experience, I would like to hear your thoughts on the matter.
Love & Light