Most of the time, it actually feels like nothing. It feels like anything else feels as you go about the day, unless of course, you begin to pay a little bit more attention to your external surroundings and sensations.
Spirits are all around us. Walking the streets, shopping in malls, going in and out of houses, hanging out at train stations, in coffee shops, in bars, at the supermarket, at the park, crossing the nearest intersection. Literally, everywhere.
There are Angels, Spirit Guides, Deceased Loved Ones and even Fairies among us every single day in every single place we frequent.
There are, gasp, even Ghosts, hanging about, lingering on Earth, trying to still interact as a human in a physical body, for one reason or another.
And I don’t mean to say this to scare you - it’s simply that the Physical world and the Spirit world exist side by side, right next to each other, so close in fact, that you can interact with Spirit every day, with little to no trouble - if you wanted to and learned how. In fact, we share space with Spirit in the same way that we share space with the trees, with the ants and with the mice. Do you notice every mouse, ant or tree that you pass by or cross paths with? Notice how they affect your life, change your reality, or make essential, beneficial changes to your ecosystem, which improve your existence?
Even if you don’t, that’s okay - I don’t either. But it’s easy to begin to notice these individuals that you cross paths with every day. Because there is Spirit everywhere, they’re a common species, it’s so easy to walk into, through or cross paths with a Spirit. It’s something that’s already happened to you - I guarantee it. And likely something that’s happened without your awareness.
How do you become more aware of Spirit?
Step 1. Pay attention to other people.
By paying attention to the energy, emotions and interactions in your environment. Every day, you interact with, pass by and notice Spirits in human bodies every day. Start paying attention to what’s going on with them. Be observational. Who is fighting with who? Who dislikes who? Who’s upset about something? Who looks tired? Who looks like they wish they weren’t even here right now?
When you notice, observe and witness the emotions, energy and subtle cues of others first, starting with Spirits in human bodies (people), it becomes a transferable skill when you begin to notice Spirit without bodies.
Step 2. Pay attention to yourself as a person
Next, start to notice how YOU feel in any situation. Notice any changes that you feel, experience and witness throughout the day. When do you suddenly feel cold? When do you suddenly feel hot? When do you feel a pressure on your chest? Or like a fog? Or start sneezing for no reason? When do you begin to feel tired, cranky, grumpy or giggly for no reason at all.
The emotions, feelings, thoughts and energy of others can and does affect you. When someone is emoting, it has no boundaries, really, it’s like an off-gassing of feelings and energy. And if someone is venting, blowing steam or boiling beneath their skin near you - or hiding their feelings, harboring an unspoken illness or deep seated issue - it can start to seep out into the surrounding space. Energy, and the energy of emotion or the energy of Spirit, operates like a gas. It can vent off and go anywhere and if you are near it, you can feel it.
The more you begin to notice sudden changes you experience in yourself, the more you will notice how the energy, emotions, thoughts and feels can wear off on you. This too, is a transferable skill when you begin to notice Spirit in the Spirit world.
Notice changes in your physical world human environment and how they translate to your self environment. Go out each day and simply tell yourself, I’m going to be aware of changes today. I’m going to be an observational scientist of my own space this afternoon.
Step 3. Start to translate these skills to the Spirit world.
The Spirits that are hanging out in your person space have generally once been people or are used to interacting as and with people. These are Loved Ones, Spirit Guides, Angels, Fairies or Ghosts. Thus, you can easily use your observational skills of human-people (Spirits with bodies) in your environment and translate them to sensing Spirit when you bump into one.
Since I’ve already blogged about what it feels like when a Spirit is in the room with you (find those posts here, here and here), today we’re going to talk about the even more jarring interaction of bumping into one,walking through one or passing by one at close distance.
The 3 Types of Physical Changes in your Body when you Bump into a Spirit
While there are certainly other, physical world explanations for changes in bodily sensations, there are also Spiritual explanations that can apply once everything else has been ruled out. After all of the circumstances have been considered, these are the three most common signs a Spirit has bumped into, walked through or otherwise connected through and with your body.
Pressure in your Heart or Head
Pressure changes in any form, is a sign of a shift in energy inputs or outputs in a given container or space. When you sense a Spirit in a room, it can often feel heavier or lighter - depending on what, who or how someone in Spirit is with you. When a Spirit passes through you, often, you and this Spirit connect with the same places that all Spirits, all Souls connect - in the mind or in the heart.
While living, human Spirits and all individuals really, connect with each other emotionally and mentally. Genuine connection is here. And when someone, in Spirit, genuinely wants to connect with you, they do so, by linking in here. Thus, when you run through or into a Spirit - the energy shift of pressure is felt in your emotional center - your heart - or your mental center - your head. This can feel like a pain in the heart, a tightness, or a clenching, and when in your head, a headache or a sudden feeling of lightheadedness or dizziness.
This is a sign of movement, which external to you, can be noticed as a gust of wind, a movement of an object, creek in the stairs, or a sound in the other room. Things or energy moving in your environment is a predictable sign that someone else that’s not you is in your space. But when the movement happens internally, it can be noticed as a sneeze, a flicker of the eye lid, or an unexplained twitch. Most notably, a ‘gust’ of movement (Spirit) passing through you, can be felt on the outside of your skin as a tingle, tickle or a goosebump, but inside your body, it can be felt in your nasal cavities.
Nasal cavities, are filled with thousands of tiny hairs, designed to protect your body and keep things out - so when something is coming into your body, that is not welcome, a sneeze is an external way of your body to force it out. To keep you clear of pollutants - anything that is in your space that doesn’t belong there. When a Spirit passes through your body, it’s these tiny hairs that pick up and alert you of the ‘pollutant’ in your body space.
Sudden Thermal Discomfort
Temperature change, internally and externally, is another sign of energy (heat) being added to or removed from a Space. When a Spirit is leaving a space or drawing on your energy to be in the present area, it’s generally a chill that’s felt (heating drawing away). Where when Spirit is joining with you or adding energy to your space, such as Divine Light, it’s generally a warmth or flush of heat that’s felt (heating coming in).
This is the less obvious and also the less frequent method of the three, as this sign is usually more commonly felt when a Spirit is in a room, rather than walking through your body.
To begin to notice what’s going on with Spirits in your environment, it’s as easy to beginning to notice what’s going on with the Human Spirits (people) in your environment first, and taking an inventory of how their thoughts, feelings and actions transfer to you.
How does the presence of different people and their energy make you feel differently?
Take time to notice this, practice for anywhere between 1-3 months and then, begin to practice noticing Spirit in your environment by going by noticing the changes you feel first, and then taking an inventory of if there’s a Spirit around you or walking in your space.
Chances are, there’s likely a few.
Happy ghost hunting!