So had an interesting experience on the 27 and 28th i was in a half asleep half awake state and then i was overcome with a scent of flowers and a earthy smell and a very warm and comforting feeling then a woman's voice saying to not open my eyes and listen. She said she was sad that her children would burn but that it is the only way to cure a sickness that fire is sometimes a necessary thing. She sad like the forest though life returns even after fire and that it grows back stronger and more beautiful than before. That was the first night and then on the second night she came again in a similar fashion but this time she placed a hand over my heart (did not feel like a person's hand but warmer, lighter, softer, and more energetic) she said she was kindling a flame deep inside me and said to love and never let go of love. And that was all, interesting that it happened on those two nights and i can only assume that it was Danu in the way she said her children since Danu is said to be the one who gave birth to all life.
Your spiritual friend is right. She said to you some very deep truths. Rebirth is said to come and our spirits will be far more experienced so we all will be able to give more as co-creators of reality.
Spirits are as real as we are and really can give us touch that is real. :-)