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I See Spirits... What Does That Mean?


I am not even sure if I am posting in the right area. I think I may need some guidance. I am 31 years old and there have been numerous occasions where I have seen spirits. My earliest recollection was when I was around 8 years old. My father was doing my hair while I was in the bathroom and I passed out. I believe my fainting was due to the heat and eating several Popsicles during that day. While I was unconscious, I could still hear my father and sister's voice but I could not come to. I also saw several angels, I mean real angels circling me. I do not remember seeing their faces. There must have been at least 6 - 10 of them floating above me and circling me. I did not feel scared or startled. I think I was just more amazed. When I came to, the memory stuck with me. That was my first personal recollection.

Over the years, I've seen spirits randomly. My mother said that when I was in the 5th grade, I told her that a man and woman was sitting on my bed looking out of my window. I do not remember this, but she said I told her that story. When I was 19 or 20 and in college, my high school sweetheart broke up with me. I was very depressed. I didn't eat for days. A strong male spirit came to me while I was sleeping and I woke up feeling like I was being watched. I saw a dark complexion man in white looking down at me. He was about 8 feet away from my bed. He had long dreadlocks. I felt a sense of calm that night... That was the first time I felt that way in almost a week. The next day, I felt better. I showered, ate, and went to my classes. I joined a creative writing class that week. My depression was lifted. Deep in my heart, I felt like he was my spiritual guide... But I'm still not sure about that.

When I was 25 or 26 years old, I was in my apartment that I shared with 3 other roommates. While sleeping in my bedroom, I felt someone looking at me. When I opened my eyes, a short and stocky man with a hat was staring at me. I felt startled, but eventually closed my eyes and willed myself back to sleep. That morning while hanging out with my roommates, I told them about my late night visitor. One roommate asked me what he looked like. I described him and she had a look of shock on her face. She told me that my description sounds like her great grandfather. She said I described him to a T. She later confirmed that my bedroom used to be his office. Later that week while I was looking for something in my closet, I found a very old pair of eyeglasses. When I moved into that room, I thoroughly cleaned it from top to bottom and I didn't see the glasses then. I gave the glasses to my roommate. She later gave the glasses to her father and he told her that it was her great grandfather's glasses.

The last incident that I am going to tell you about happened when I was about 27 or 28 years old. My boyfriend, who is now my husband, and I went to visit a friend and her husband at her family's vacation home in Cape Cod. Her family vacation home is gorgeous but very old and has been in her family for a very long time. I felt a lot of energy when I went into the home. One of the areas that I felt a strong sense was at the bottom of the stairs. I had a feeling that a woman died there. I could not put my finger on it. I could not see any spirits, it was just a feeling. When we were sleeping in one of the bedrooms, I could not sleep. I felt like numerous eyes were on me. I did not see anything, it was strictly a feeling. We only stayed there for a weekend, and I hardly got any sleep. It was just too much energy in that house. There was even an area in the back of the house that I refused to go into. I had a very bad feeling about that area. While leaving that house, I was telling everyone about my experiences. The friend told me that she heard that a relative of hers fell down the stairs and died in that house over a hundred years ago.

With all of these experiences, what does it mean? What am I suppose to do with it? What is it called? I do not feel afraid, but I do not want to open myself up to negative things by being open to paranormal activities. I did not choose for this to happen to me, but it does. And if this is a gift from God... What should I do? I am so lost and confused, I need guidance.

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Zin (guest)
10 years ago (2012-11-11)
Abilities cannot be given at the snap of a finger either you are born with them or not. But there are someways to gain abilities but that will require something that you will never get back.
BluRayne (1 stories) (4 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-19)
Thank you Vanilla Bean... Your words mean more to me than I think you even realize (or maybe you do). 😊
vanillabean (9 stories) (168 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-19)
BluRayne, adding to my post, what I was trying to say is that you should always tell people the things you see. Any time I have had a dream/vision and I know who it's about, I always tell them--gently. I didn't mean to imply that people would just only be entertained by you. I said that "at the very least" they will be entertained. It all depends on the people you are sharing your insight with. Some will just think it's cool/funny/surprising and others might be affected in a very profound way. Just don't keep it to yourself--and always approach people with sensitivity. One time when I told a guy what I saw, he started crying. That's hard for us because a lot of times we don't really know what our visions/spirit communications mean to others.

It sounds like right now you are unsure of what the purpose of your "talents" are. I am in the same boat. In time, both of us might find that it's getting stronger and we are able to help other people... OR perhaps that won't happen. Like I said, I just tell God that I am open to what ever info he wants to show me or share with me. I let the universe and the spirit world guide me. I try not to be afraid, but I get really scared sometimes. I have never had a bad experience, but when I read some of the posts on this website I get freaked out! There seem to be a lot more people with "evil" souls and energy than people like me who only have positive, happy experiences.

Further, don't be embarrassed that you don't know how to meditate. I still have a hard time with it. If you are serious about it, you can email me at jushiburuberi [at] and I will tell you exactly what I do. Meditation is a challenge for me, but it's had two effects on my life, (1) I am able to release a lot of stress and (2) I do feel that I can communicate or open myself up to the universe better. My dreams/visions have gotten stronger and more frequent since I've learned to meditate.

Further, if you are not familiar with Sylvia Browne, you really should read her books. I don't know whether she is a phony or not BUT her books certainly make you think, and I have a feeling you will relate to a lot of things she talks about. The only reason I sort of believe her is because she says a lot of things that I figured out for myself before I had ever heard of her.

It sounds to me like you have a great gift! Feel free to KIT over private email. I'm not trying to sound like I know everything. I think I can learn as much from you as you can from me. If anything, it's just nice to know you're not alone or that someone out there understands. ❤ 😉
Doublemint (3 stories) (261 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-18)
Hi there Jelliko
Rosemary Ellen Guiley has great website that might interest you regarding Shadow People.

Jelliko (2 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-18)
Can someone tell me what the shadow people are? I used to see them alot. Sometimes in the forms of children. I keep seeing things out of the corner or my eye as well. Sometimes its people sometimes its animals.
Also I have seen something that looked like a tornado with stars inside it. Does anyone know what that stuff is?
Its not as bad as when I was little, but I still get scared. I didn't sleep in my bedroom for a year because of the shadow child in there.

Can anyone help me?
BluRayne (1 stories) (4 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-17)
Thank you Adaryn7, I did not even think of it like that. They were stunned and shocked at what I saw, but they seemed to appreciate that validation. I also think I will take vanillabean's advice and work on meditating. I'm embarrassed to admit that I have no idea on how to meditate, but I think I need to work on it. In the least it will help me conquer my fear of something negative coming from this. I appreciate everyone's comments and advice. I don't really have anyone to talk to about this. I have very supportive family and friends, but none of them experience what I experience, and can not really offer me any advice.
Adaryn7 (6 stories) (460 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-17)
I think you're posting in the right area. I also think that you may be helping people in ways that you don't realise. I agree with vanillabean to a certain extent. I don't believe that everyone is meant to 'help' others the way that it's portrayed on television. But how do you know what seeing your friend's great grandfather and finding his glasses meant to her and her family? Or even to her great grandfather? Maybe he's wanted to make contact with them for ages! Maybe it meant more to them than you think. Similar to the times when you think 'oh, I should really call my friend, or drop her an email...' and then she tells you later just how much that meant to her when, because she needed someone to talk to, or was going through a difficult time, or whatever. I think that incidentily, just as people bless us in ways that we need it most sometimes, we can do the same to others.
Best wishes
BluRayne (1 stories) (4 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-17)
Vanillabean, thank you so much for your insight. I have not heard of anyone else experiencing a similar situation that I had with my guide. But you are right... When I woke up that next morning, it was like everything was perfect. I felt really good and at peace with everything. It was really eerie. I have not seen him since then, but I assume he comes when you need him the most. None of the spirits that I have seen have spoken to me, they all will just stare at me. Even my guide did not say a word. It just odd to me that some spirits I will see and not hear anything, and then some I will hear but not see anything. And maybe you are right about me just having that gift for personal insight. Maybe I am not meant to do anything with it. It's just strange to me that spirits that I've never seen photos of or that I knew before they passed come to me. I've never seen a spirit of someone I knew personally. It's just interesting to me.
vanillabean (9 stories) (168 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-17)
Interesting BluRain. Where to start with this? I can relate to you on some levels but not on others. My experience with spirits is limited to my dreams. I have only had experiences with loved ones who have passed away or with my spirit guide--not any strangers. I don't really get a sense of much when I'm awake, except for a couple of experiences I've had which I won't go on about right now.

One thing that stuck with me about your story is the part about the guy with dread locks. I had an experience (which I posted on this website in case you care to read about it) where I was deeply depressed, much like you described. A woman whom I believe to be my guide said something to me that instantly changed everything. Like you, rather than lying in bed crying all day, I suddenly felt normal, and I got up and showerd and had something to eat. I was fine, just like that, just like magic! I think this is very significant and meaningful, much like your experience. I wouldn't be surprised if that guy was your guide. I feel that the guide can have that sort of profound effect on you.

As for what to do about your ability, I understand your fear of opening yourself up to negativity. I actually meditate (or try to) a lot, but I admit sometimes I get scared and can't handle it. I really don't think there's good reason to be afraid though. Also, my psychic experiences don't really benefit anyone. I think that because of the media and famous psychics, we are led to believe that we are supposed to be able to "do something" with our abilities. I have chosen to be thankful for whatever information God gives me, and I have accepted the fact that I might never be "useful" to anyone else as a psychic. I think all of this simply shows that you are an open-minded individual and you are being reminded that the physical world is only temporary. Real life is actually the spirit world, and you are in touch with that knowledge. In my view, it can only be a good thing. And at that very least, you can entertain your friends by knowing what their great grandfather looked like without having ever seen a picture.
BluRayne (1 stories) (4 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-17)
Thank you for responding Andreacalii. Over the past month I've been thinking a lot about my experiences. I feel like I am suppose to be doing something about it, but I have no idea where to start. I have a sense like I am suppose to help. My sights definitely comes and go. I don't see spirits all of the time, but I can always sense them. I never paid attention to my sense of smell, but I am definitely going to start paying more attention. I have heard voices in the past and sometimes I feel like I hear them more frequently than seeing them. But I would just ignore it or tell myself that it was nothing and that I am imagining things. I did not want to seem crazy, so I rarely tell people about things that I have heard. And again, my hearing sense comes and go. It's pretty inconsistent. The only thing that is consistent is the I can feel when they are near me. I studied Psychology in college and I was afraid that I was having some kind of nervous breakdown or psychotic break. But I know what I see and hear is real. I have been validated many times, but I just don't know what direction I should go now. So far all of my experiences have been harmless, but I am afraid of letting the negative spirits or harmful spirits in. This is why I have never sought guidance in this before. But for some reason, something is telling me that this is the right time to explore this...I'm just really frightened of what I might open up.
Andreacalii (8 posts)
13 years ago (2010-05-17)
It sounds like you're definitely a medium. Spirits will try to talk to you and get your attention because of this. That's probably why your friends and family didn't notice the energy. The gift of sight can be turned on and off, and you're probably stuck somewhere in the middle. Don't worry though. You're not in this alone. I'm slowly realizing myself that more and more people I know have this gift along with me. I can only see though. It's weird- sometimes I can, sometimes I can't. I haven't even come close to being in control of my abilities but I am sure they are there because a select few of my friends also sense the things I see. Do you ever hear voices or smell things others don't? These are the other two main senses.

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