When I was a teenager, I decided I was going to ‘get rid’ of my spirit-seeing abilities.
I wanted to be normal. I wanted to sleep at night. And most importantly, I wanted to be able to maintain control of my environment.
I didn’t want to live in a world where I could be minding my own business, folding the laundry and suddenly end up with three dead people standing behind me.
So, I ignored all the Spirits I would see. I pretended, I convinced and I coerced myself into believing they didn’t exist . . . if I just never looked at them.
Looking back, it was during this time, that although I was ignoring my abilities and suppressing my gifts, I was also teaching myself a powerful technique - the technique of ‘turning it off’ at will.
How Do You Ignore a Spirit?
Don’t look them in the eye
If you look at a Spirit directly and make eye contact, they know that you know that they exist and 99% of the time, they will then take the opportunity to directly approach you. Sometimes, yelling and screaming in excitement and also confusion, that someone can finally see them. This can be intense, but not all that unreasonable, if you consider their circumstances.
If you don't make eye contact, they don't know you can see them.
Don’t get emotionally worked up
This is a technique I learned by the very nature of growing up with a little brother. If you ignore the things they do to you to get your attention, and get under your skin to get you to react . . . eventually, this individual (little brother OR dead person) will lose interest and walk away.
If you maintain total neutrality, and just act like someone presented you with a boring embroidery project, NOT an animated dead guy, most of the time, when they get a non-response from you they will lose interest, walk away and leave you alone. Probably in search of someone else, who they will try to get to notice them.
Use your peripheral vision to scan your environment
My personal belief is that I would rather KNOW if there were invisible people in my environment, than not know. Think about it. Wouldn’t it be really weird, if every morning you had an invisible man watching you shower, and you knew nothing about it? Wouldn’t you rather KNOW if he was there, so you could tell him to GTFO or better, just not go in the places where this invisible man frequented? I would.
So, if you want to look for Spirits, but you don't want any trouble, scan a new environment with your head down. Then, you can decide in peace if you need to leave or ‘do something.' I often look straight ahead or even down at my feet - pretending I’m just looking at a shopping list or at the contents of my grocery cart.
This is why yesterday, when I was in the Rite Aid check-out line with my 2 ½ year old niece, Cora started looking down suddenly and acting weird - I knew something was up. While both Sarah (her mother, my sister) and I already had a feeling as to what it was, we both leaned in to ask,
“Cora, what’s wrong?”
And she replied, “It’s the peoples. Bad peoples.”
We weren’t surprised to turn around and see three Earthbound Spirits standing about 10 feet away, behind all the customers in line.
With one balding, 50ish man, now screaming at her,
“She can see me! You can see me!”
The cashier, now totally confused, said,
“Aww, she’s being shy now?”
I smiled politely, trying not to grit my teeth and nodded, while Sarah whispered to her,
“Cora, if they are bothering you, you can tell them to leave. Tell them to leave, Cora.”
Both Sarah and I encourage empowering children to work with the Spirit World in a way where they can handle their environment without the need for an adult - because adults are not always around to ‘save the day’.
Still scared, Cora wasn’t saying anything.
So I leaned in and asked her if she wanted me to ‘do it for her.’
She nodded yes, while Sarah, now took over the task of making polite, non-awkward conversation with the cashier and all the other customers, who were trying to get a ‘shy baby’ to smile . . . with no idea that there were three dead people standing right there - screaming at said, ‘shy baby’.
As Sarah checked-out at the Rite Aid register, I spoke to the three dead people within my mind - using internal clairaudience.
I did NOT speak to them out loud, because I did not want to complicate my day with 1,000 explanations to complete strangers as to what was happening. What a mess that would have been.
I *just* wanted to buy my Matte Magenta lipstick and then go about my business.
It doesn’t matter how you talk to Spirits. Spirits can hear you - if you address them with your physical mouth or with your spiritual mouth - either way, they hear you.
I told them to leave and I also made sure to remind them that they were scaring a baby.
Dead people sometimes forget to have polite manners, as we all might, after not interacting with society for a while.
And while it is my job, to help both the living and the deceased come to a place of peace and find a central place of happiness, where they can coexist together, I did not make any moves to bring these three Earthbound Spirits to a place of peace.
I didn’t cross anyone over that day.
And neither did Sarah.
We got our bags, and got out of there as soon as possible - and when we did - Cora was back to being a happy, smiley and loving-the-day little girl.
When she gets older, Sarah and I will explain to her how to cross Spirits over into the Light.
And the next time either of us are at Rite Aid without a toddler, we’ll deal with those dead people - who are likely doing the same thing - to every "shy" girl or boy, who isn’t really that shy at all.