What Do Spirits Feel Like?
A Short Guide On How To Sense Spirits
Felt things in tunnels and old buildings before? Suddenly perceived a change in a child's room at night? Noticed a chilly sensation come through a space quite quickly? Well then perhaps you've already sensed what I'm here to discuss. So to begin -
Imagine you are at a party. You're having a really good time. You’re socializing, talking to friends, and drinking a fun, summer cocktail, that you never get to treat yourself to. Suddenly, you realize your drink has gone empty and you need to head into the kitchen for a refill.
When you re-enter the living room, the energy has seemed to shift.
Things don’t seem as fun anymore, everyone is a bit more tense, more still, more heavy and quite. You know something isn’t right, but you don’t know what.
Has something like this ever happened to you?
If so, congratulations.
You have the ability to sense energy.
What just happened in this room is that there was likely an argument in your absence and tense, then rough emotions, death glares, and words carrying certain tone were sent out into the room as energy, sending reverberations of a certain vibration through the space, even in just the form of sound wave, as any musician will tell you, it has an effect.
This energy is what you felt.
Even though the argument had ended, the energetic nature of the interaction is still present.
Each of us exists in both energetic form and physical form.
Some call this the spiritual body and physical body, the duality.
The spiritual body is what senses the unseen, and the physical body senses what is in the tangible. Like the yin-yang of senses, if you will, and if you can sense emotions in a room, you can also sense those in Spirit.
Those in Spirit, even without physical bodies, still have energy bodies - all of which carry a certain vibration and resonance - and any emotion that carries with it.
The ability to sense those in Spirit is called clairsentience, which means ‘clear feeling' and it's a lot more common a gift than people think.
To some degree, each and every one of us has feelings and can, therefore, sense the feelings, emotions, coming to us as energy, from those around us. And then even more therefore, each and every one of us has some level of clairsentience.
Clairsentience is usually the first of our abilities that open up because we all use in our day to day lives to assess our surroundings for safety and to ultimately, ever since birth.
And some people believe that people who grew up in abusive homes are actually naturally attuned to be more clairsentient than others once they reach adulthood, as they've had so much time and necessity to develop the ability in the early developmental years - as it was for their own safety.
You don’t have to be told to know someone is mad at you - as long as you’re perceptive, you know. You can sense it. This is clairsentience working without even your immediate knowledge.
There is a language of energy that exists for all emotions and each person you meet, and all those in Spirit are energy, there is also a language of energy for each and every Spiritual being - Angel, Guide, Loved Ones, or Earth Spirit. In learning how to sense Spirit, it essential to know the feeling and energy of each type of Spirit, that you are most likely to encounter.
In many cases, this ‘sensing’ is an attempt for a Spirit to get in touch with you, or at the very least be aware of its presence. If you can determine in which of these above ways that you ‘feel’ Spirit, keep this thought in your mind and test it.
What do Spirits Feel Like?
Well, they all feel different depending on which group we're talking about here. So let's review a few. Starting with . . .
When a human Spirit is present, each one of us has a unique sensation that we experience.
- You may feel a heaviness or pressure around you or over your head.
- A heat in the air or tingly sensation on your arms and back.
- And for some, their ability to sense spirit it starts with the feeling that they're being followed.
(For more on what Spirit feels like, see The Spirit Identification Key)
Or it feels like a sudden fastness accelerating your world, as though you are falling on a roller coaster.
I often describe the presence of a human spirit as a thickness, warmness to a room, as those you entered a space with a dense crowd at a party . . . yet, hardly anyone, perhaps just yourself, is present. The reason for this is because the Spirit who is present has energy that is not limited to their physical body, thus, they can expand it to get your attention.
The presence of your deceased loved ones often feels very comforting. And, many people do not realize the presence of a deceased loved one for this reason - it feels good - and we usually only ‘pick-up’ on those things that feel scary to us.
A hug, a brush of your hair, holding your hand, and a gentle touch – feeling their touch is most common in the days directly following your deceased loved one’s passing, however, some Spirits do continue to visit, long after their passing, using the ability of touch. This may also manifest in feeling them not touch you, but an object near you, for instance, noticing someone sit or lay down in the bed next to you.
Ghosts are a special type of deceased person, those who have not crossed into the Light yet sometimes referred to as earthbound spirits.
They tend to create a heavy, dense feeling in a space because they are so closely tied to earth.
If you walk into a space and suddenly feel like a heavy blanket has dropped on you, there is a good chance a ghost is with you - a remnant energy from a previous emotional event, or a human being. All ghosts feel dense. The more closely tied to the earth a human ghost or how recent the event, determines the level of denseness, or powerful, the energy in the space.
Many people, myself included, feel that ghosts typically make you feel not only heavy but also anxiety-inducing, sometimes creating the perception that one has a shortness of breath when one is present.
I describe it like a "being in a crowded elevator" type of feeling.
This is because they are so densely connected to Earth, and It is most likely their anxiety, worry, concern, and fear you are picking up on, rather than your own. Some people find that ghosts are cold or chilling in feeling - as they often draw on your heat (energy) to sustain themselves. Learn more about the differences between Ghosts and those who have crossed over here.
moving onto spirit Guides and Angels
Spirit Guides and Angels are often referred to as Beings of Light, and as such, they have a very high, elevated, lifting feeling, when one is present. Often, the presence of a guide will feel like a tingling sensation, sometimes described as a numbness, on one or all parts of your body. When my Sister senses her Guides, it feels like a tingle on her crown, where other clients have described simply a presence stepping close to you, or a tingle or numbness in the forearms or hands.
Depending on the Guide or Angel that is visiting you, in addition to the slight tingly warmth you feel on your body, you’ll also pick up a unique ‘fingerprint’ of this being. For example is a strong and protective warrior, you will also get a sense of protected and safeness.
This feeling of a gentle massage or shimmer on your skin is most commonly a Light Being - a Guide or Angel. The sensation of an Angelic presence is usually associated with visions of light, flashes of light, or dreams with light beings. Learn more about seeing Angels here.
then finally a brief overview on Earth and fairy Spirits
Earth spirits like fairies, gnomes, and animal spirits, often visit my making their awareness knowing in an attitude or emotional behavior shift.
Do you normally feel down and grumpy, and recently, you’ve been feeling giggly and like a jokester for no reason?
Have you found yourself going into nature and coming out with elevated joyous spirits?
This elevated, joyous, change in a more gentle and light-hearted attitude shift, is often the work of a fairy or a gnome.
Animal spirits, often make their presence known with sudden awareness - you may begin to notice things you haven’t before and have heightened abilities to step out of yourself and become an observer. Animal Spirits provide us with untapped skills of awareness, in many forms.
Now that you know the first three primary groups, the next step in improving your Spirit sensory abilities is to go into further detail on the topic or attempt connecting with one of the groups in meditation.
The best part is, many people are more sensitive to those in Spirit than they actually realize once they learn all the signs, so you'll likely be noticing some stuff that's been happening all along, the more you pay attention.
In my eBooks, The Medium's Toolkit and then even in more detail in The Spirit Identification Key, I go into further detail where I discuss all the most common ways to sense, hear and perceive those in Spirit.
Amanda Linette Meder
Other Articles You May Enjoy:
- 9 Signs of Clairvoyant Abilities
- Your Psychic Senses: How Spirit Communicates With You
- The Gift of Presence: How to Sense a Deceased Loved One When They Visit
- What is Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Claircognizance and Clairsentience?
- Improve your Clairaudient Abilities: The Top 4 Methods
Last updated: 03.25.2017