How To See Spirits
A Short Guide To Spiritual Clairvoyance
Amanda Linette Meder
This gift to see spirits is called clairvoyance, and it often starts coming in much earlier than when you'd start to notice it.
You can see many other things as a clairvoyant, but in this post, we're going to be focusing on spirits.
It's possible to see clairvoyant images internally and externally, and they all appear a little bit different to everyone, and we're going to discuss the nuances below.
While most people sense spirits before they ever see them, often the sensing is accompanied by other clairvoyant clues that those in the spirit world are visiting you.
These clues come in a variety of ways – spirit, such as your guides and angels, can use signs and symbols, noises, movement, and visuals to get your attention.
Spirits can visit you both while you're awake and while you are dreaming. But in this article, we're focusing specifically on waking visits - those in which you're fully aware of your surroundings.
I get a lot of questions on how you can see spirits, so in this article, I share with you the five most common ways that spirits make themselves visible to people.
When you're in a relaxed state of mind, when your eye muscles are relaxed or when the lighting is low, this is when it's easiest to see the subtle energy around you.
Through this subtle energy is how spirits usually appear.
Once you know how spirits appear then it becomes easier to see them -
5 Most Common Ways To See Spirits
1. As Heatwave Air
The energetic vibration and density of Spirit are different than that of things in the physical world, so seeing a change in the density or texture in the air around you is a common way to see a presence.
They can manifest in visual snow, but not always.
Most commonly, when a spirit is present, you'll see something that looks like a fuzzy heatwave air materialize, and move across a room. It is often described as looking similar to that fuzzy haze over a hot highway during the summer.
Often people see this 'heatwave' type air when the lights are low – as it's easiest to perceive subtle energies in dim lighting.
2. In Your Mind's Eye
Clairvoyant visions of Spirits can appear in your mind. This is called soul sight.
Behind your physical eyes, between your brows, is the third eye chakra, also called the mind's eye, which is where your intuitive sight is thought to originate.
Your third eye energy center extends out in front of you and behind you, and when you're using your mind's eye to see, the images could appear as memory or a flash of an image.
When a spirit is present, though, it will seem like there is a persistent figure lingering in your inner vision.
People can see spirits internally in their mind's eye like this or externally as a hologram projected out into the space in front of them.
For more on this topic: I See Faces When I Close My Eyes. Why?
3. Sparkles of Light
The ubiquitous way angels, spirit guides, and deceased loved ones start to appear.
They appear as a flicker of light, similar to the way sunlight reflecting off of water or a mirror looks. Sometimes the light sparkles are different color tones – with each Spirit who visits you having a slight variation and shade of white light.
Other times, it's a speck of white light out of the corner of your eyes. Watch for these; you aren't losing your vision, these could be spirits are stopping by to say 'hello.'
Typically, when a light sparkle is a spirit rather than something else, it tends to move diagonally above you and in your peripheral vision.
Seeing sparkles of light is also a sign of your third eye chakra opening.
Because spirits don't have physical bodies, they often will not appear as a full apparition when they want to make themselves known. Some people believe this is to conserve their energy for messages, signs, and other things, such as favors.
4. As Shadows
We've all heard of the Shadow People.
It’s not always dark. Loving, compassionate, and peaceful spirits can and will also appear in shadow form.
Deceased loved ones and spirit guides will often appear this way, especially in low-lighting, it may be the only way they can appear to you.
Appearing in Spirit to someone on the physical plane can be difficult and something that takes practice.
If there are shadows in your house, it could be a visitation by a guide or a deceased loved one, so say hello and thank them for stopping by.
Having a family member in spirit visit often appears as a shadow down the hall, and this could be simply due to a denser cloud of energy moving in front of a light source.
5. As A Full Or Partial Apparition
This is rarer, but yes, you can see spirits as a whole or partial apparition. Deceased loved ones and angels do appear in this way.
Full/partial apparitions are usually whitish in hue and smoky in texture; however, they can also appear in full color or resembling a hologram. Often you will only see a spirit in this form for less than 15-seconds.
You can ask them to revisit you in full apparition, and they will most likely try to learn to focus their energy more intently to appear this way.
So to recap, here are the five main ways spirits appear:
In a heatwave-like form, clear but dense air around you
In your mind's eye, as an image or a hologram projected
As sparkles or flashes of light
As a shadow
As a full or partial apparition, seeing their face or body
These are just a few of the methods of how you can see spirits and how spirits might appear to you when they do.
Now that you know how they appear, the easiest way to see spirits is:
When your mind is relaxed
When your vision is relaxed
When the lighting is low
After that, clearing your chakras or having them cleared for you, such as through a Reiki healing session, can open up your third sight, making it even more possible to see clairvoyantly.
I also like chakra opening meditations, such as those available in The Member Center Archives.
Once you determine that you do see clairvoyantly, there are many ways to use your gifts, including for healing, manifesting, and discerning spirits for others.
To learn more about how you can see, hear and sense those in spirit, check out my eBook, The Medium's Toolkit, which goes over all of the ways Spirit can be seen, heard and felt. It also discusses what you can do with your gifts - both for yourself and others.
Amanda Linette Meder