The Spiritual Meaning Of Black Smoke:
What Does It Mean When You See It?
When you start to see white wisps of air or white smoke beginning to form in a space, this is a common sign there’s a Spirit apparition beginning to form in the space near you.
Generally, when you see white smoke, white wisps of air or a whitish apparition, you’re dealing with a Light Spirit.
Light Spirits are:
Crossed-over deceased people
All of these types of Spirits, people are usually fine with and enjoy having them in their space, so people don’t really have questions about this except to implore more about how apparitions form.
When you start to see black smoke, black shadows or grey/black apparitions, this is a possible sign you have a Lower Energy mass present in the space around you.
A Lower Energy could be:
An uncrossed-over deceased person (also known as an earthbound or ghost)
A non-human dark entity
A lingering negative energy (non-intelligent spirit)
Black smoke, as is white smoke, is often the physical manifestation of a spiritual or energetic situation, they just tend to have different spiritual associations.
So black smoke can be a sign of lower energy in the space around you, except in these two cases:
Light Spirits, when passing between a physical light source, can appear as a shadow on a wall, simply due to the physical circumstances of a denser mass, passing through a light, creating a shadow. In this case, a Light Spirit could be seen as a ‘black’ mass.
When people are going through a spiritual or emotional growth phase, they release negative behavioral aspects, thoughtforms and emotions from their life and being. It is possible for a person who is clairvoyant, to actually see negative energy being released from their own system as it happens. Negative energy is often seen as black smoke. Seeing this physical manifestation of negative energy being released happens so frequently in the processes of spiritual growth, I call this ‘off-gassing.’ It’s completely normal as part of the awakening process.
On the second bullet, in Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, a similar concept is discussed, however the black smoke appears in another shape - the dark man with the hat.
This is a figure discussed all over the internet, and one theory is just that it’s a mirror of your own soul releasing energy.
So aside from it being a sign your soul may need some healing, what is the significance of seeing black smoke?
Well, for one, when you see black smoke, congratulations - this is a sign you have the spiritual gift of clairvoyance. It means you also have the ability to see other spiritual entities with your physical eyes. In some cases, the seeing of black smoke is simply serving the purpose to make you aware of your gifts.
Another possible reason you are seeing black smoke, is to awaken you to realize that something is going on in your space that needs your attention. Perhaps you have a Spirit present you have to learn to deal with or manage. Perhaps you have an emotional or energetic situation in your life, that needs your attention. Perhaps, you simply need to be made aware that the negative things you were working to get out of your life, are now being released from you.
If you see black smoke, please be aware it does not necessarily mean you have a Dark Entity on your hands that you need to get rid of.
Before you act, take a moment to consider all of the possibilities and just to be safe, you may want to start by clearing your space while you figure out what’s going on and why.
What about seeing white smoke?
Usually, this is a light spirit apparition, such as a Spirit Guide, Angel or crossed-over Family Member attempting to appear and make themselves known to you. It could be a sign your Spirits are near for support, and it’s also a sign of you having clairvoyance.
You may also get a positive feeling about this energy and if you wish to communicate with it, I talk about a bunch of different ways in these blogs:
A meditation series, The Spiritual Gateway Series, also goes through the process of connecting you to these lighter and more loving energies.
If you ultimately think the black smoke is an entity that needs to be released, check out these resources:
If you see smoke in a dream, regardless of color, this could mean that something in your life is still cloudy, such as a situation where the answers aren’t available or clear yet. Smoke in a dream could also be a sign that something in your life is being healed, cleared or purified, as smoke is used in many cultures and traditions for these purposes.
Whatever your specific circumstance, remember: You are never given a situation to deal with that is more than you can handle.
Amanda Linette Meder
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