Growing up, I never talked to Spirits.
Even though I have the ability to sense a presence and see them from time to time, I’d never once considered they might want to talk to me about something.I’d never once thought that perhaps they were visiting for a reason and I could figure out what it was.
Instead, I just assumed they wanted to scare me. And boy, was I scared.
My tried and true strategy, as I’ve talked about before, was to try to ignore them. No matter the presence I felt standing at the foot of my bed or the body I saw walk past the door, I just closed my eyes and hoped they’d eventually go away.
This is not how you have to deal with Spirits if you sense one.
Spirits - Guides, Angels, and even the Deceased - can become helpful friends that provide guidance, insight and tips for your own safety. Gut feelings, anyone? This has helped me out of more potential bad decisions than anything else - and it's a standard Spirit Guide sign.
If you sense a presence of a Spirit around you, there’s usually a reason for it.
For pretty much everyone, it's easy to sense a Spirit before you hear or see one.
Spirits don’t have to be ‘felt’ or make themselves known - they’re pretty good at being invisible and unassuming.
So if you sense a Spirit, there's a reason.
Ask what they want.
Most of the time, all they want is to talk, by the way. And most of the time, it's just a person - someone like you or I. Imagine having no one to talk to and being invisible. It could absolutely get lonely. Then, imagine you finally find someone who can talk to you, if they wanted. You’d be pretty excited, too.
The next time you sense a presence of a Spirit or a Ghost, try talking to them. Turn around and ask out loud:
“Excuse me, may I help you with something?”
or try this, “Excuse me, why are you following me?”
or this, “Excuse me, but what you are doing there is giving me the creeps and making me uncomfortable. Stop doing it.”
It's your house. You can tell them to leave.
Spirits hear what you say.
They can also listen to your thoughts, if they feel so inclined. So, it only makes sense that as a Spirit within a body (you), that you can also hear what Spirits without a body say, if you took the time to listen, that is. Find out more about identifying the voice of Spirit here.
Each time you do it, it becomes less intimidating.
Spirits are just people. After you treat them like this for a little while, it turns out, it gets less scary.
When you confront the man in the trenchcoat, it turns out, he is just a man.
Next time you sense a Spirit, give it a try.
Talk to them and find out. You might even be able to help a few of those ghosts to cross over.
How does it work?
Spirits don’t have voice boxes (remember, the whole, “without a body thing”), and rather, they use energy to connect with you. Thus, it is far easier to use the energy of your mind and body to communicate with you within your own mind, telepathically. This form of spirit communication is really common, telepathically hearing the voice of Spirit, and it’s the primary way a medium hears those in Spirit clairaudiently.
Just see what comes through.
You may receive sudden images, impressions of voices or a knowingness of who it is - these are all intuitive abilities and they manifest differently in each of us.
And if you feel scared, I completely understand. It took me 20 years to make this step.
In the meantime, learn more about how to distinguish the voice of Spirit from everything else and how to set boundaries with those who visit you.
And talk a deep breath.
They’re just people.