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Is Someone in 'The Hereafter' Trying to get Your Attention?
SIGNS AND SIGNALS OF SPIRIT ACTIVITY
In most cases spirit is content to remain vigilant yet all but undetectable. But for various reasons, such as sudden unexpected death or family crisis, they might make every effort to gain your attention- saying in effect, "I'm still here, see??"
The following is a list of methods utilized by spirit. Granted, a singular instance here and there might have a physical explanation. However, should you find a variety of these occurrences happening with great regularity- perhaps even in clusters, chances are very good that someone wants "a moment of your time."
If the level of activity becomes obnoxious, a sincere, "O.K., O.K. I'm not ignoring you. I'll see what I can do about communicating with you." should satisfy an insistent spirit for the time being.
- "Why Some Teen Spirits May Resist Going "Into the Light"
Another of lens, written by yours truly, which deals specifically with one example of a situation in which Spirit might attempt to establish contact in a very overt fashion.
While they easily interact with each other, in order to see had hear us, spirit must concentrate. Because our physical senses are limited, very few of us are able to see and hear spirit as they go about their lives. You will find, however, that they are expert at utilizing available resources to 'get through' to us.
Should you be on the receiving end of a 'spirit nudge,' you may witness any combination of the following:
IN THE COURSE OF PERFORMING MUNDANE TASKS (VACUUMING, WASHING DISHES, USING THE HAIRDRYER, TAKING A SHOWER, ETC.) AN AUDIBLE VOICE MIGHT BE HEARD SPEAKING LOUDLY IN THE NEXT ROOM.
DURING THE FIRST STAGE OF FALLING ASLEEP, A VOICE CLEARLY CALLS EITHER YOUR 'FAMILIAR' OR PROPER NAME.
IN MOMENTS OF RELAXATION ONE MIGHT HEAR MUSIC BEING PLAYED, SOUND EFFECTS SUCH AS FOOTSTEPS, KNOCKING, DOORS OPENING AND CLOSING, BELLS SOUNDING,THE DOORBELL RINGING, TELEPHONE RING TONE, ETC.
"I CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF A FIGURE OUT OF THE CORNER OF MY EYE. WHEN I TURNED TO LOOK, IT WAS GONE!!"
IRRIDESCENT ORBS OF VARIOUS SIZES AND COLORS AND POSSIBLY EVEN FULLY MATERIALIZED FIGURES MIGHT BE OBSERVED FLITTING IN AND OUT OF VIEW.
Orbs, similar to the one pictured, are a condensed form of spirit energy. Those who are able to see spirit tell of seeing an iridescent head complete with facial features attached to a 'comet tail.'
Spirit reflects or is made-up of Ultra-violet energy. The cells around the edge of the eye's pupil (peripheral vision) are particularly sensitive to Ultra-violet light, hence the "Saw it out of the corner of my eye," assertion. Very often the view of a spirit form is lost the moment one attempts to view it straight-on.
Experiencing the feeling that you are being watched or that someone is standing behind or beside you (often accompanied by the hairs standing up on the back of your neck and/or the sensation of mega goosebumps).
People often report the sound of a knock or a 'crack' in the wall immediately precedes the sense of presence.
"BLINK ONCE FOR YES, TWICE FOR NO"
Spirits are energy beings! Very often the first sign people really notice is lights turning on and off or blinking deliberately without explanation. It isn't unusual for TVs to do the same- turning on at random times during day or night.
You might also notice what sounds like 'static' or a 'fizzing' sound running through the TV, microwave, etc. (or through almost anything for that matter- I've heard the sound in table tops, foam decorator items, etc.). Having heard this many times in both plugged and unplugged appliances, I asked about it on recording and was told the following: "Spirit forces energy through (a capacitor in the device), it has a snap on it."
AIN'T TECHNOLOGY GRAND?
Within devices employing metallic tapes or digital technology, energy signals translate to communication:
ONE MIGHT ENCOUNTER MESSAGES OR FRAGMENTS OF MESSAGES LEFT ON THE TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINE- SOME EMBEDDED WITHIN MESSAGES LEFT BY THE LIVING
MESSAGES BOTH WRITTEN AND VERBAL MAY APPEAR ON ONE'S COMPUTER EITHER IN A FILE, OVER THE SPEAKER SYSTEM OR SIMPLY ON-SCREEN
CALLS MAY BE RECEIVED FROM A NUMBER SHOWING THE I.D. # 000-000-0000. WHEN ANSWERED ONE MAY HEAR STATIC ALONE OR STATIC WITH EMBEDDED VOCALS
"...I SENT MY LOVE A LETTER"
At times spirit may resort to directing your attention to the abstract:
MEMORY TOKENS STRATEGICALLY PLACED IN YOUR PATH. THESE MAY INCLUDE FOUND OBJECTS SUCH AS FEATHERS OR SEA SHELLS. YOU MIGHT SEE CERTAIN SYMBOLS LITERALLY EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK- HEARTS, DOVES, PEACE SIGNS, ETC. MEMORY TOKENS MAY ALSO TAKE THE FORM OF PUNCHLINES OR PHRASES, MUSIC, LYRICS OR POETRY THAT YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE SHARED.
ONE MIGHT SMELL A FAMILIAR SCENT HANGING IN THE AIR- SOMETHING PRIMARILY ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR LOVED ONE, INCLUDING FLOWERS, PERFUME, FAVORITE FOOD, SMOKING TOBACCO, ETC. (NOTE* ACTIVITY MAY INCREASE WHEN THE LOVED ONE'S FAVORITE FOOD, DRINK OR TREAT IS PREPARED)
IN THE ABSENCE OF MECHANICAL AIR MOVEMENT (AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING), A BREEZE OR PUFF OF AIR IS FELT- OFTEN VIGOROUS ENOUGH TO MOVE HAIR OR CLOTHING
FEELING A PHYSICAL EFFECT SIMILAR TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
* SPIDER WEBS OR HAIR BRUSHING ACROSS THE SKIN
* A SMALL ELECTRIC SHOCK- SIMILAR TO TOUCHING A SMALL BATTERY WITH A WET FINGER
* A STING- AS THOUGH ONE IS BITTEN BY A SMALL INSECT
* THE SENSATION OF BEING TAPPED ON THE BACK, SHOULDER OR ANKLE
* A COLD SPOT OR AREA IN A ROOM THAT MIGHT SEEM TO MOVE OR CHANGE SHAPE
* A BLAST OR 'BALL' OF COLD AIR LACKING RATIONAL EXPLANATION
"FLUFFY? WHAT'RE YOU LOOKING AT?"
Everyone's favorite! Animals definitely see and hear spirit and the attention paid is mutual. On recording it isn't unusual to hear spirit calling the dog or reprimanding the cat for jumping up on the table!
PETS SEEM TO RESPOND TO SOME UNSEEN STIMULUS IN THE CORNER OR ABOVE HIS OR HER HEAD (WHINING, BARKING, STARING, ETC.)
CAN YOU SAY KINETIC?
Even though influencing the physical plane is a challenge for spirit...energy permitting, when spirit is in the house you may witness any and all of the following:
UNUSUAL ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH PLUMBING FIXTURES- WATER FAUCETS TURNING ON INDEPENDENTLY, TOILETS FLUSHING BY THEMSELVES, ETC.
OBJECTS MAY MOVE BY THEMSELVES- INCLUDING ROCKING CHAIRS ROCKING, BATTERY-OPERATED TOYS RUNNING WHILE SWITCHED 'OFF'
DOOR HANDLES AGITATE WITH NO ONE IN THE VICINITY
FRAMES CONTAINING PICTURES OF THE FAMILY MAY BE FOUND TURNED OR DISTURBED
KNICK-KNACK SCOOT ACROSS A TABLE OR BUREAU TOP BY UNSEEN MEANS (THEY MAY TOPPLE OR BE THROWN TO THE FLOOR)
"MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL"
There are many theories floating around about spirit and mirrors. Some people think they are some sort of 'portal' through which spirit enters and exits this plane (which I have not found to be true).
What I have discovered, through recorded conversation, is that spirit loves to look at itself in the mirror! Spirit energy is extraordinarily beautiful in both color and energetic intensity- they're pretty!
YOU MAY SEE SPIRIT REFLECTED IN ANY MIRROR, BE IT IN THE BATH OR THE CAR'S "REAR-VIEW"
Because the car's engine generates energy and the body of the vehicle is basically a metal cage (which amplifies the power source), spirits are often active in cars.
A child spirit "on board" might kick your sear, play with your hair or poke you. Your may 'see' an adult in the rear-view mirror or riding in the passenger seat next to you.
A good example of combined stimulus- a friend relates this story: She was driving along on a cool day with the windows rolled up tight. Neither air nor heat were in operation at the time. She was deep in thought when suddenly a vigorous gust of wind blew her hair off her neck. Startled, she glanced around the car and began to detect the strong, sweet fragrance of flowers. Smiling, she realized this particular flower was indeed a favorite of her deceased sister's. She knew she'd been touched by spirit.
A SHADOW OF HIS FORMER SELF
SHADOW PEOPLE (HUMAN SILHOUETTES) ARE EASY TO MISS. WE'RE APT TO OVERLOOK THEM, BLENDING AS THEY DO INTO THE LANDSCAPE OF OUR DAY TO DAY LIVES
Becoming aware of spirit presence is a gift in and of itself...forcing ourselves to notice subtleties opens us to a whole new world! The combination of limited senses and over-active minds tend to allow us to blindly charge through life.
*NOTE- Spirit advises- "We're very colorful! 'Dark' energy is not supposed to be on this plane." While confrontation is never recommended, it is best not to encourage or interact with shadow forms that bear no resemblance to human silhouettes.
"GET OFF MY LAND!"
There are also those (often well documented) instances of dis-harmony between spirit and human that cause an entity to "act out" in an effort to encourage the incarnate 'squatter' to secure different quarters. Territorial behavior is easily differentiated from genuine concern by the obvious lack of respect shown toward the living individual (i.e. Nightly disturbances causing loss of sleep, unrelenting nausea for no apparent reason, etc.)
When you think about it, these beings have no concept of leases or mortgages. If, for whatever reason, this "new resident" (i.e. "trespasser") gets under his or her skin, they're going to let you know it- simple as that.
Contrary to popular belief, no amount of cajoling, begging, smudging, salting or "exorcizing" will move an entrenched spirit that doesn't want to go! They might 'lay low' for a period of time, depending upon their nature- but they were there before the human and chances are they will be there long after- 'til they're good and ready to move on!
This is why paranormal investigators suggest 'sitting down and reasoning" with a spectral resident. Beyond leaving, it's really the only alternative.
As a recording advocate, I firmly believe in recording before even thinking about moving in- be it raw land or million dollar new construction. There is no way of knowing what was on a property before this time. Tearing a structure down doesn't remove it's energy form. It is this energy form that spirit inhabits, not necessarily the present construction! For spirit, the lines blur when they sense a physical presence. To them, our energy is very overbearing, energetically and emotionally speaking. If they decide they can live with it, fine- if not, look out!
Talking to Dead People EVP - The author's video commentary
Let Us Know What You're thinking! - WHEN PEOPLE DISCOVER WHAT I DO, THEY LOOK AROUND TO SEE IF ANYONE'S LISTENING, MOVE IN CLOSE AND SAY, "I'VE NEVER TOLD ANYON
Have you ever had an experience that you feel certain was the result of spirit activity?
I hope you found the information above to be thought-provoking. Please leave a comment- opinions are definitely encouraged :0)
Thank you for your kind assistance,