Connecting with the Dead (Paranormal Part-5)

Speaking with the Dead

Is it possible to connect with the dead? This has been a grey area ever since the evolution of mankind. No matter how vehemently the scientists have denied the fact of reincarnation or rebirth, yet spiritualists, in all ages, have endorsed and affirmed the fact that a soul keeps coming back to the earth and changes bodies without changing its form. The basis of this belief finds its roots in the ‘Law of conservation of energy’ which states that ‘energy’ can neither be destroyed nor created. Considering that spirits or souls are nothing but higher forms of energy, they have to exist in the same universe, as we do in our physical state. At any given point of time, we may be surrounded with hundreds or even thousands of souls without even being aware of their presence. As per Hindu philosophy, these are souls trapped between two worlds, either trying to find a body and fulfill their karmic obligations or waiting to be freed from the ‘Matrix’. People who have been reported to have accidentally come face to face with a soul, have, more often than not, been ridiculed by others for having lost their mind. It’s hard to believe a person (sitting next to you) having a normal conversation with a spirit whom you cannot see. You might freak out or even consider that person to be a lunatic.

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connecting with Dead

Connecting with the Spirits

Why are only some of us gifted with the power to see the spirits or hear them talk? Long time ago I read a research paper written by a Psychology student who seemed to have some innate power to connect with the spirits. According to her report, only those people are able to see spirits who have the same frequency as the spirits. As the spirits exist in higher frequency state, you have to be in exactly the same state if you want to see them. To make things simpler, she quoted an example of a pedestal fan and mentioned that it’s not possible to see the blades of the fan when they are in motion as the frequency of the blades does not match ours. Needless to mention, we all rotate in our own orbit at the same speed which is why we are not able to see others around us, rotating. However, if we leave our orbit (hypothetically) we would have a different frequency / rotation speed and would be able to see everything on this earth rotating in its own orbit. This perfectly explains why most of us are not able to see spirits; we rotate at a different frequency than the spirits around us. Again, to see them we have to have the same frequency as the spirits. Interesting!


Clairaudience vs. Clairvoyance

What if we never achieve that frequency which could enable us to see spirits? I would say, “Where there is a Will, there is way.” The most commonly used techniques are clairaudience (communicating with spirits through telepathy) and clairvoyance (where the spirits communicate through visual images or signs, usually seen during meditation, dream state or just by focusing on hearing their voices, which might appear as a little voice in your head). Often, it is said that spirits, after leaving their bodies, remain connected with the places where they lived (when alive) or the people whom they loved or hated. However, it does not mean that spirits cannot travel; they have no limitations as to time and space. They can often appear to their loved ones living in faraway lands where the spirits might never have travelled in their physical state, while they were living. They often act as guides to their family members in times of distress; one has to have an open mind to accept their presence and interpret their language.

How to detect the presence of Spirits

It is often said that spirits exist in colder temperatures or that the temperature of the place drops considerably when a spirit appears. However, I haven’t read anything to substantiate this theory. There have been many reported cases where people have felt chills (despite warm weather) on sensing the presence of a spirit around them. Besides, there have been many stories about the objects moving in air or the light going off intermittently (for no reason) when the spirits try to make their presence felt. They don’t mean to scare us but it’s just that they don’t know any other means to communicate with us. It’s just their way to tell us that we ought to listen to them. Who knows the spirits might choose any one of us, any day, to help them in fulfilling their incomplete / unfinished tasks! We should know what to do when they ask for help. Well, the first thing is to acknowledge their presence and we can do that in following ways:

1. People who are spiritually sensitive usually sense the presence of spirits easily as they don’t overlook even the smallest change in their bodies or surroundings. It might start off with lot of pressure on the top of your head, near the Crown Chakra (may seem like a sudden headache) or a weird sensation in the left side of your body or face. Once you experience these feelings, find yourself a quiet and secluded corner in your house.

2. Sit in a relaxed posture (preferably a meditative pose) and close your eyes. Opened chakras, (especially the Third Eye) would really help this time. Breathe deeply and slowly, and try to focus between your brows. Make it comfortable; don’t push too hard. Try to feel the presence of some energy around you.

Ouija Board
Ouija Board

3. You might sense (with your closed eyes) a dark shadow standing in front of you or moving across the room. Some people have reported to have sensed a sudden fragrance in the room one of whom could even smell cigarettes and see the puffs in the air (in a trance) when the spirit appeared. Once you get the feeling that there is someone in the room along with you, start asking questions in a friendly way, without getting scared. Most people prefer to ask questions like ‘Who are you?’, ‘What is your name?’, ‘Do we know each other?’, ‘Have we met before in any of the previous lives?’, ‘How many times have I been born on this earth?’ ‘How were we related?’, ‘What is the purpose of my life?’ ‘How did you die?’ …and so on and so forth.

4. Most people start by asking questions which can be answered in simple ‘yes’ or ‘No’. A perfect example of this technique is the Ouija Board. I never recommend this method as it can turn dangerous any moment if one is not well equipped with knowledge and spiritual powers. We have all heard stories of annoyed spirits entering the body of the person (conversing with them) and taking control of the consciousness of the said person.

It’s always advisable to speak to the spirits when they try to communicate with you rather then calling them for any of your vested interests. Never mistake a spirit for the person who he might have been when he was living. A spirit should not be expected to have the same kind of affection as he might have had for you when he was in the body of your loved one. Don’t ever try to annoy the spirit.

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jayb23 7 years ago from India

Great article. I wont be trying those tips but surely it was a good read nevertheless. Keep them rolling

pgrundy 7 years ago

Hi Anjali--My mother, me, and my oldest daughter all have this gift. My daughter is not comfortable with it and gets all wound up and afraid over it, which is not good. I can't get her to calm down, although sometimes she takes it better than other times. My mother went off the deep end with it in some ways and kind of lost her mind. I like to think I have found more balance, but I've gone through unbalanced periods and I do think it can be dangerous to attempt to contact spirits, not because spirits themselves are dangerous, but because you must be very grounded and have no fear and most people are not ready for how destabilizing the experience will be. So the danger is in the live person, not the dead one, if that makes any sense.

Great hub! I do enjoy these hubs of yours and they are so validating and helpful. Thank you!

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my-success-guru 7 years ago from Upstate NY

Hi Anjali!

Intriguing Hub! Just because science can't fully explain communicating with spirits doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I can only imagine the tremendous level of spiritual bliss offering peace and hope that must be achieved by those who communicate with their loved ones spirits. One day I was driving home and a strong sense of loss rushed over me. When I arrived home my brother told me a friend of ours took his own life. Perhaps I was experiencing a spiritual connection which can be explained by the following.

"‘Law of conservation of energy’ which states that ‘energy’ can neither be destroyed nor created."

"these are souls trapped between two worlds, either trying to find a body and fulfill their karmic obligations or waiting to be freed from the ‘Matrix’"

Bless You

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

anjalichugh-To be a devout Buddhist is to be a firm believer in reincarnation and the afterlife. I highly agree with you on this topic. Although I haven't communicated with the dead, I have on three occasions have seen spirits. Communicating with them via telepathically is something new to me. This was a very fascinating article. I'll make sure to "tune-in" again.

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Jayb23: Thx for reading this paranormal stuff. Normally people of your age try to defy the existence of supernatural rather than being in tune with it. I'm glad that you are inclined to dig in to the 'Truth'. The process of knowing starts with searching. God bless you.

Hi Pam! I know these things can be too scary to deal with if one is not free from fears. It is said that 'more you feel scared, the greater are the chances of the spirits overpowering you.' Spirits control weak minds / souls. So, one should not indulge in such things until a certain comfort level is achieved with the 'other worldly' things. However, things are different when you have the innate ability to see spirits (whether you want it or not)as in such cases, it's not your choice. You just need to take control over your nerves which, of course, takes time. Thx a lot for your gracious presence.

my-success-guru: Your experience can be attributed to telepathic communication. That's why you were able to sense a feeling of loss much before you were told about it. Such things happen with us all the time. The more you listen to such messages, the more your skills get sharpened. Thx for sharing your experience. I'm sorry for your loss.

dohn121: The underlying principles of Buddhism are similar to that of Hinduism with only one difference--Buddhism is dead against the elaborate rites and rituals which Hinduism has upheld since ancient times. Speaking for myself, I strongly support Buddhist ideologies (treating the ceremonies as unnecessary). Sorry if I diverted a little bit. There is no doubt that souls keep coming back to this earth until they achieve 'Nirvana'. Thx for your generous comments.

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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Wow, and I just wrote about my late nephew being energy. I love Liza Williams, she is so loving while passing on messages from the other side.

I can see spirits, as crazy at it sounds, have them visit me telling me how they passed on, one time I saw dozens of spirits in my room, and I was stunned by this, to think reality is within another reality in the space we live. As mentioned before, I stopped doing readings because I would see them too often and it was unnerving. I do not feel changes in temperature when a spirit would materialize, so I guess its different for everyone.

If the ability is not innate, and a person is going to attempt to communicate, its always a good idea to cover oneself with light, and be grounded.

Thanks for this hub- its a validation (we humans need it over and over again, :) ) for me that my sweet nephew is very much alive! Sniff and a smile too. Love and hugs,

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Hi Marie: Somehow I have started feeling some sort of incompleteness if I don't see you in my hubs. Of course, it doesn't mean that you have to do that but I feel elated when you show up..thats all I can say. Yes, I read your hub and I left my comments too. I don't like to call it a was a sincere thought I tried to share with you in your moment of grief. Speaking of spirits, I'm amazed to know that you could see hundreds of them in your room. Wow! It surely could be too much to handle. Possibly an overload on human psyche. I wish you could write a hub on your experiences as a spiritual reader. You had mentioned about that a week back but possibly you didn't get time (just assuming). Well, I am still eagerly waiting for that. (Hugs & kisses)

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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Very interesting Hub, Anjali. Well, 15 years ago I had few experiences with direct communication with spririts, it was very intensive.

Later I have learned how to communicate with "higher self" of people who left their bodies, so I find that much easier and less stressful.

I plann to write the Hub about this topic, thank you for inspiration.

Thumbs up, Anjali!

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Tatjana: I can't wait to read about your experiences. What can be more authentic than knowing this straight from the person who has had opportunities to communicate with spirits. Please make it fast. You know how addicted I am to such subjects. Thx very much for your kind comments.

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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

This is such an interesting subject matter and you have done a superb job in communicating your thoughts and knowledge of the subject. My own experiences have expanded my belief that spirits do exist and try to communicate with us. I also believe that some individuals have the ability to communicate with them.

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Nancy's Niche: Yes Spirits do exist and they are all around us and some of us have the ability to communicate with them. I'm glad you found this subject interesting. Thx very much for being so generous with your comments. It's a pleasure seeing you in my hubs.

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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Hi, Anjali: It was dozens, not hundreds of spirits, I don't think I could handle more. LOL!

I appreciated your words in my other hub, its amazing what loving kindness can do for one's day. Thank you for this. Its so sweet that my presence matters in your hubs, I am honored. I try to read all the hubs from my favorite writers, and you are one of them, but sometimes, I miss a few, and when I catch up as did with one of Tatjana's on corticosteroids, I am floored by what I was missing as often the hub's message is what I need to read.

Can't wait for Tatjana's hub on her experiences. :)

Raggits 7 years ago

Wow, your hubs hit home, Anj! When my brother passed away at the tender age of 33, it hit the whole family hard. He had suffered from asthma and JRA his whole life. A few weeks after he passed, I was working and with no one around I heard, "Hey Sis!" I looked around the work area for him, no one was in 20 feet of me and it was if he was standing right there waiting for me to answer him. I sniffled and said "Hey little Brother" A few weeks later my daughter asked me if it was possible to hear from someone who had passed and I told her yes and then asked 'why? did Rex come and visit you?" She said "yeah, mom, he said everything would be ok." And he was at her wedding in spirit b/c my mom, and daughter along with myself could feel him. This is a definite "YES!" ;)

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Hi Marie: Sorry mistake. I didn't realize I mentioned 'hundreds' instead of 'dozens'; I guess I was in a flow. :)Leaving a kind word in your hub was the least I could do. Wish I could do something more worthwhile! About Tatjana's hubs..they are simply 'out of the world'. Its amazing to see how much work she puts in. Even I'm waiting for her hub on her experiences. I expect her to offer some enlightening details in her forthcoming hub, the way she always does. Thx for all your love and support.

Raggits: I firmly believe in your belief. Our loved ones (who pass on) are always with us in spirit, watching over us until they find a body again. I can vouch for that too. It's so touching for me when my dear friends like Marie (VioletSun), Pam, Tatjana, my-success-guru and you find me worthy enough to share your personal experiences. I feel humbled. Thx for showing so much love in such a short span of time. God bless.

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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Raggits: Your sharing brought tears to my eyes; your little brother did indeed visit you, that's what love can do, our loved ones know we suffer when they leave and want to reassure us they are doing well.

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Hi Marie: I completely agree. I've been there too. Couldn't do anything except crying my heart out but found some peace when I felt the presence of my dear one who had passed on. It makes a big difference when we connect with our loved ones on and off. (Hugs)

deepa b 7 years ago

hi anjali i am b deepa from chennai south india ,and since 8 years i am talking to my late papa and my late father in fact both r helping me.

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

deepa b: I can only say that you are the blessed one. I wish I could be so fortunate. Would you like to further elaborate on your experiences, if you feel comfortable? I, along with other readers, might find some solace and reassurance. Thx for your time and kind comments.

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Great Hub! I am happy to admit that i have connected with spirits and also have a guardian angel who have helped me in times of danger.

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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Hi Anamika! As you would've known by now that these things have always been intriguing for me. Would it be possible for you to give some more details about your experiences here? It would help the (skeptic)readers to have faith in the Unseen. Thx for sharing your views.

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elmira 4 years ago

hi ,im elmira from iran ,i lost my sister 7 months ago in accident , i really need to talk with her ,how u can help me .


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anjalichugh 4 years ago from New York Author

@Elmira: I'm very sorry for your loss.

I can't help you in connecting with the departed ones. I don't have that ability. I wish I could. I, however, can help you move on with your life...if you wish to. You can send me an e-mail at We can talk further. Thx.

veenakulkarni 4 years ago

Hi Anjali,

I am going through a phase of life where I feel it is not going to come to an end. I lost someone who was my soul, my breath and my life. I am Hindu and This religion do not believe in contacting the other side. There are hardly any mediums. How can you help me?

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anjalichugh 4 years ago from New York Author


My heart goes out to you. I completely understand what you must be going through. I went through this phase ...twice. When such things happen, it seems like the heart gets ripped off. As much as I would want to help you, I would not recommend any such thing to do simply because the souls who depart should be allowed to rest in peace. I know its not helping you at this time but you will understand the deeper meaning as the time goes by. I'll pray to God that He gives you immense strength to deal with your situation and live a life that is useful for those around you. Take care of yourself. If you want to email me, feel free to do so at

Mohit 3 years ago

Dear Anjali, need your help I lost my 10 year old girlfriend as she committed suicide 3 days back. As we were not able to marry each other because of all Indian social thinking. Anjali I need to talk to her any how why she did so. Leaving me behind. Plz help me or tell me some one in India who can help me. Regards mohit email I'd.

Plz help me begging you for help plz

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anjalichugh 3 years ago from New York Author


I'm so sorry for your loss.

I don't know what I should say here. I can understand how desperate you are but I can't help you in this. Even if I knew how to communicate I would never do it for reasons I can't reveal in this forum.

There is no one in my contact who does this sort of things. Extremely sorry.

Gabar 2 years ago

What a Crap!

Living on the gullibility and credulity of people - but you are smart and making an easy living

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anjalichugh 2 years ago from New York Author

@Gabar :

I don't mind when people call this stuff a crap. After all everyone has a right to opinion. We all exist at different levels of awareness which is why I don't force my opinion on anyone. You won't understand until you get there.

BTW I don't make a living out of this.....not even a single dime. I just like sharing my views....based on my personal experiences.

Thanks for stopping by.

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