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A Grandmothers Passing


My story begins 3 months ago. I was at home, sitting on the living room floor, looking for a DVD, and although I had not thought of her in years I was literally overwhelmed with thoughts of my grandmother. Both of my parents have already passed away many years ago and I was never even close to my grandmother, I had not seen her in 15 years but there she was in my mind so strongly. I had tears streaming down my face and the sense of loss I felt was incredible but I didn't know why. Less than 10 minutes had passed when my brother called and told me our uncle called him with the news of our grandmother's passing early that morning. To say I was in shock was an understatement because somehow I knew that, I felt it and knew it was true.

I have been an atheist all my life, never believed in psychics or ghosts or anything of the sort and I now find myself in evaluation of everything I've always believed. And now I feel as if I am going insane. Ever since that phone call, I can't sleep. I close my eyes and see faces, objects, some startling and horrid and some mundane of people I don't know and have never seen. I don't know what happened to me or if I'm losing my mind. These images come not during sleep but right before I would potentially go to sleep, sometimes they are horrific and I will stay awake for days afterwards, I am so terrified by the possibility that things are happening for real and I don't know what to do about it or if it is just coincidence. It has gotten so bad and my fear of this so profound these images are spilling out into my life if I go to a store, or talk to a neighbor, am I picking up impressions from their life or simply going mad?

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Edmund (578 posts)
13 years ago (2008-11-10)
julia65... It maybe that the trauma and the shock of losing loved ones can kick in psychic abilities that before were minimal. It has been like that for myself. The best thing is just to talk to your Dad like you have been doing I'm sure after a while you will realize that he is experiencing something paranormal... But I don't think you will ever quite fully understand why it just happened. If your Uncle is a gifted psychic than the ability is in the family. Maybe you or Dad will want to talk to him at some point to get a sort of insider viewpoint. The dream that your father had is a dream that relates to a journey from life to the afterlife its not that uncommon of a dream and it comes in many similar versions. If psychic abilities run in the family and you are open to it than probably at some point you would be able to "see"
julia65 (1 posts)
13 years ago (2008-11-10)
Please can anyone advise me about my dad. I lost my brother in July and it was really hard for my dad as a few years before I lost my mum to.

Well my dad is or maybe having psychic experiences. He is talking to my mum and brother and also other people who seem to drift in and tell him about who their looking for or their past lives and maybe how they passed. My dad is nearly 70, why now? I am not discounting it but I am finding it hard to understand and somewhat hard to believe. I am trying to understand it and I am as supportive as I can be. But my dad keeps saying and thinking himself that he is going nuts but deep down he is adamant it is happening but scared too. Not of it but how and why and he is so frustrated as he tells me that it will happen with me at some point. My uncle, my fathers brother is a very gifted medium but I am not comfortable talking to him about it. He only came back into my dads life again just before my brother died after many years. And also I feel that I would be going behind my dads back. I really want to help my dad as much as I can. I have told him if it makes him happy then to enjoy it as much as possible as you don't know how long it will be there for. My brother told him he is going nowhere. And that I will be able to speak to him soon. My dad can deal with the other drifters that come in and also the not so nice ones to, he just tells them to get out of his house. Sometimes they apologise and go sometimes they just go... But they always go. This is what my father has told me. Is it possible this could be happening to my dad. Maybe its always been there. He told me of a dream he had years and years ago which was repetative and also he could see it if he closed his eyes. It was a dream about a long road he was driving down and it was quite narrow and on each sid of the road there were happy people smiling and looking and waving to him. He didn't know them. Well he had the dream for years and it just stopped a long time ago. He remembered it today for the first time since it stopped. Everyday he will tell me something different as I am the only one he is able to speak about it to as he says don't tell anyone Julie they will think I have lost the plot. He has spoke to my uncle but ime not sure what he makes of it. If anyone could give me any advice I would be so grateful...

ohstars (1 posts)
13 years ago (2008-10-06)
Your story sounds just like my story. I have been searching for answers for almost a year now. I have the same feelings as you do and I see the same things as well. I was also wanting to know if you by any chance see pinpoints of light or streaks of light and if you feel light headed during these times? I just signed up on this site so I could post my story as well but I guess that part of the site is not open at this time. I am so happy to have found this site after all this time. Please let me know or if anyone has a comment to make about the lights it would be great,
YVE72 (5 stories) (212 posts)
13 years ago (2008-10-04)
That sounds awful.
However I hope that you are writing these things down in a journal.

This is just my opinion (and I could be WAY off) but those visions might be the sight & thought of another person. Whoever did that has a life and has to go home somewhere.

I wouldn't go calling the police because you don't have enough information, but I'd definitely write it down in as much detail as possible for future reference in case get more related visions later or discover what actually happened. Just a suggestion.

I keep separate journals for dreams, clairaudience, clairsentience, claircognizance, and miscellaneous.
ShadowOfSelf (1 stories) (1 posts)
13 years ago (2008-10-04)
Thank you for your replies, I really do appreciate it very much.

Yes sometimes I have heard voices, once was accompanied by one of the worst things I've ever seen, it was very graphic and clear. I saw a young girl sitting in a chair, her hands were tied to the arms of the chair and she was slumped forward. I could not see her face but there was a man with her, older, he was wearing a business suit I could see the collar of the suit near his neck and it felt like he was going to cut her hands off. I could hear my husband who was next to me ask me if I was ok, when I heard a deep voice say, "we don't want to leave her".
It was terrible... I had not been that frightened since I was a child and I didn't sleep for three days.

That was the worst, other times thankfully it has been more normal. A family sitting down to dinner, a young boy running towards a swing at some park I've never been to or at least don't recognize anyway. A long gravel road or driveway, I'm not sure which and things of that kind of nature.

Thank you for your advice as well, I will try to practice controlling this and using the white light, it is hard not feel afraid though.
YVE72 (5 stories) (212 posts)
13 years ago (2008-10-03)
Wow! The Universe is using you as a perfect example. You're not crazy. But I think your abilities came at you full force so that you will believe that there is more to life than this superficial world we live in.

Clearly you are an empath, which means you can literally feel the emotions & pain of the living & the dead. So you picked up on the sadness of your brother or uncle.

Your pre-sleep visions could be premonitions OR past life flashes.

The Universe/God doesn't care if you don't believe in it in this life. You were given the gift anyway.

Mystical2 is correct. You have to control your fear. From this day forward accept the fact that you might:
Have visions in dreams or while awake
See spirits/ghosts, spirit guides, or energy imprints
Hear spirits/ghosts or your spirit guide
Feel emotions/pain of others OR gut-feeling warnings
Communicate telepathically
Smell scents that aren't there
Taste things that you haven't eaten

There are many other gifts to list. Some psychics have one. Some have lots.

My advice... You should start practicing protection. Its a visualization. In your mind, picture yourself being surrounded by white light (try to feel it as well), in a protective bubble, or by outward-facing mirrors. It will keep the "negative" spirits from messing with you.

Also...everyday before you go to bed, clear away the negative energy you've collected during the day. Simply say "Clear my mind, my body, my spirit, and my psychic self of all the negativity within me and directed towards me." Or make up your own affirmation, just as long as you believe it when you say it.

Good luck. Welcome to the board.

mystical2 (16 stories) (483 posts)
13 years ago (2008-10-03)
You are not going insane. This isn't the first time I've heard people who don't believe in paranormal, premonitions and such, but one day wake up and have an experience that changes their ways of thinking. I've had experiences with spirits and premonitions all my life. I don't talk to everyone about my experiences because of their beliefs, not to mention scaring the bazooka out of some. There are ways to learn how to control this, but it takes time and practice.
I don't experience exactly what you are experienceing except for the premonitions and have had some visions. Now the night time thing you are experiencing, are you hearing voices as well or is it like a movie scroll? I am just trying to figure out if these are visions or actually spirits trying to contact you. Unfortunately, with having and using these gifts, we have to control our fear level. Fear feeds spirits, gives them energy and attracts them. I know easier said than done. Sounds like during the day you are getting impressions of the people your seeing.

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