The hair on the back of your neck stands up when you walk into a room. A cool breeze touches your cheek and there is no open window. You see movement out of the corner of your eye but there is no one there. You take a picture and an unexplainable shadow shows up. Could there be spirits among you? Someone trying to contact you? Could it be your own spirit guide or angel? Perhaps it is someone you know who has passed on and is trying to communicate? At other times you may feel a sort of overwhelming presence, a feeling that someone, or someone you know is right there with you. A feeling that is so strong that you could swear it is true! That a ghost or someone you’ve known and loved is sitting in the same room with you. If you are feeling spirits among you, they could be of the following types.
First there is no need to be afraid. Spirits of people who have passed on are just left over energy. They still live because a soul cannot die. Ghosts or spirits may be stuck between the memories of their living selves and portal to the afterlife. Famous ghost hunter Hans Holzer wrote, “A ghost is a human being who has passed out of the physical body, usually in a traumatic state and is not aware usually of his true condition. We are all spirits encased in a physical body. At the time of passing, our spirit body continues into the next dimension. A ghost, on the other hand, due to trauma, is stuck in our physical world and needs to be released to go on.” However, I believe some spirits or ghosts may come back from time to time to watch over a loved one, or help them go through their grieving process.
If you are walking into a strange house and pick up on ghosts, that’s one thing. These ghosts are all harmless, and it’s usually your own fear that feeds a spirit that has been stuck due to a traumatic incident. Seeing a strange ghost can be an unsettling and even frightening experience, but as long as you know they cannot physically harm you, then you always have the power over them and can begin to listen to what they want to tell you. Mediums have a gift for connecting to the other side, but I’m convinced we all have these psychic gifts and we can connect through meditation and practice.
If you’ve lost someone then being open is key to receiving any messages. The signs of the departed soul come in a little differently. They don’t just haunt a place and they may not always stay with you. But someone who has crossed over maybe sending you a message that they are okay and that there is life after death.
The strongest sign that someone is with you is when you sense their presence. You might notice a change in energy or the air, or your own heart pounding a little faster just feeling them around. You may even go so far as to look around the room to see if you can catch a glimpse of them.
They may come to you in a dream, or you may receive phone calls from unknown numbers with static on the other end. You may also walk into a room and suddenly smell them, their scent could come in strongly, or even their voice calling your name comes in loud and clear. Or you could suddenly feel them touch you, your shoulder or cheek. All these are signs the departed soul is letting you know they are okay, still alive and waiting to join with you again. They are simple messages to let you know they are still around.
Spirit guides are highly evolved beings who we choose before we are born to help nudge us on this spiritual path we are on. They are disembodied beings whose soul’s purpose is to keep us alive until our human contract is done and of course to guide us along the way. You feel your spirit guide through “gut feelings” – your spirit guide is gives you that nagging feeling that you should have gone another way, or when you know not to trust someone and you do it anyway. This gut feeling is something you must pay attention to because it keeps you on your highest path. We tend to ignore our gut feeling a lot. Which is why we end up in the predicaments we do.
Another way a spirit guide connects with you is by sending you the “signs” – little synchronistic events. These events by no way tell you what to do, instead they are designed to get you to pay attention so you can make the right decision or choice. For example a synchronistic event could be you hearing the same song, three times in one day, pay close attention to the words, your guide is trying to tell you something. Your spirit guide may also bring people into your life to help you along with something. It’s probably your spirit guide who brought you someone to fix your flat tire just when you needed help.
There are spirits around us all the time. Some here to guide us, some here to send us a message, and others to comfort us. Our multidimensional universe has more than enough room to spare for all spirits so don’t be surprised when you get a little nudge from one of them.