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Can Tragedy Cause Psychic Awareness?


I'm not sure where to even begin. I grew up in a religious and sheltered life where ideas such as "psychic abilities" were strongly discouraged. Most of my childhood and teenage years were uneventful. A year and a half ago though my husband rocked my world by nearly killing our child before taking his own life while I was at work. I'm only mentioning this because I feel that it changed (or possibly developed?) me. Since that day I have had quite a few experiences that "rattled" me.

First off, I've slept-walked multiple times (even drove to a gas station while in such a state). I NEVER did this before. In many of my "episodes" I would be roaming around the house and see someone standing in front of me. Sometimes it was someone I knew, sometimes it wasn't. I would approach these people fully believing that they were there, only to have them slowly fade away as I got closer to them (my injured son was the person that I saw the most). I also have had many experiences with sleep paralysis. This HAS happened to me before in my youth, but not nearly as often as recently. The last one I fell asleep while my boyfriend was playing a video game next to our bed. I remember thinking that I needed to get something from downstairs and tried multiple times to get out of the bed, only to realize that I couldn't move. I tried asking my boyfriend for help but it seemed as if I was incapable of speaking. It always frightens me so I have not been able to have any out of body experiences.

The other thing I want to talk about is that I seem to have developed strong intuition. Some things are minor, others are major. The minor things include things like KNOWING that someone has lied to me, even KNOWING the TRUTH before I find any evidence to prove it. Or knowing that my boyfriend will be going out with a friend that night (which he doesn't do very often) before he even says a word to me, this was quite a shock to him and he couldn't figure out how I had known. I can sense people's moods before I even see them, which to me isn't hard at all. My mother has been startled many times by me when I will call her the very second that she thinks of me (she has told me this). The more major incidences are things like when my Grandma died. That day I took my kids to get their haircut, everything was fine but when we left I suddenly felt the most incredible feeling of dread and panic (this was at 12:30). I had no idea what had caused this but it didn't end. A few hours later my dad called and told me that my Grandmother had a heart attack that day and had died within minutes. After the shock of this I called him back and asked him what time she had died and he replied "sometime between 12:30 and 1:00".

The reason I'm taking the time to write all of this is because in the last few days things seem to have heightened (the story about my grandma was 3 days ago). A few days ago I was talking to a friend who is also highly intuitive and even reads tarot cards. During our conversation he told me that he could see "dark forces" around me. While I was unnerved, I was not surprised because I can feel them. Today I had the most undeniable experience. I was watching a movie when suddenly I had the most detailed mental image (or vision?) flash through my mind, it lasted about 10 seconds (I don't want to describe what I saw because it was quite graphic in nature). Then a few hours later the exact same thing that I saw happened.

Due to my personality type, or possibly upbringing, I find it difficult to talk about these things to people that I know because I worry that they'd either brush me off, or think that I had lost my mind. I would really appreciate anyone's incite on these events, or if someone else has/had experiences like mine I would love to hear about them because I feel very alone in this sometimes.

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raybabay13 (4 stories) (37 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-29)
hi there. I am so sorry for all the trauma in youre life.
When I was younger, like 7 or 8 (im 14 now) I used to sleep walk all the time. One time I walked into my moms bathroom (I was aware of what was happening, which I am sometimes not) and at her window was a woman in a flowing white gown. She called to me in my moms voice (though it didn't look like her at all) and lead me into my moms closet. I was trying to speak to her, but just then my mom woke up and found me.
Since then I have always had bad feelings about her room and I can't shake the feeling that what I saw was going to hurt me. But, its possible that it happened to me because I see ghosts very often, and maybe what you saw was a form of a spirit or something like that. Sorry I don't have any advice for you, but the fact that it could be a spirit seeking help is something to ponder at.
b_luvedbaby (1 stories) (3 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-09)
Thank you for the advice. I certainly believe in energy and don't think it's voodoo. I believe that it's people's energy that I'm often picking up.
vanillabean (9 stories) (168 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-09)
I am so glad you have gotten some help with the PTSD, and I hope it's working. As for the dark forces you are feeling, my suggestion is to meditate. So much of what goes on in the world has to do with energy. It's all about using your brain, using your imagination. When I am scared or upset, I picture white light or electric blue light around me. It's what I do to protect myself. This stuff might seem like voodoo or something to people who aren't familiar or comfortable with the Spirit world, but as long you as you believe, it should help. I thikn it's a good place to start. ❤
b_luvedbaby (1 stories) (3 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-08)
[at] Vanillabean - Yes, I actually am seeing a councilor due to my tragedy and have been diagnosed with PTSD. The imaged that flashed through my mind and that I saw was a horrible car accident. My husband... When he called me and told me what he had done and was about to do, also told me that he had been "fighting it" for a while and had "prayed" about it every night. I don't know if he was a bad apple or not honestly, I do know though that what he did was very uncharacteristic of him.

[at] Aletheia - I wish I knew what to do about the dark forces. I do feel them and often feel like they have a negative influence on the events in my life.
Aletheia (1 stories) (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-07)
I can relate completely to your fear of telling people about your experiences because they might think you're "crazy."

Regarding the dark forces, I would take that very seriously in your position. I don't personally have the expertise to help you and I hope you will receive other responses that give you tips on how to protect yourself. People with abilities (in my opinion) can attract both dark entities and troubled, dark people who want to feed off of the gifted person's energy.

Regarding the intuition, you are not alone in that. I have begun experiencing unidentified anxiety prior to the deaths of people I know (even just acquaintances or friends of friends). A close relative was recently very ill and I was constantly experiencing anxiety, physical symptoms, and nightmares when his condition worsened or he had complications. You may tell yourself at first that it's only coincidence, but I believe some people have the ability to "pick up" on other people's pain and distress, including serious illness.

Best wishes to you. I hope things work out.
vanillabean (9 stories) (168 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-07)
Hi BLovedbaby, Sorry about everything you are experiencing. You are definitely not crazy, so don't let yourself think that. I do think tragedy can sometimes lead to psychic ability. I'm not sure though. My younger brother died when I was five, and I think his death has a lot to do with the development of my own ability. I think it's because I always believed he was alive, it opened me up to the Spirit world. You are not crazy, but have you gotten any counseling? Maybe there is some element of post-traumatic stress?

Back to you, I don't have the same abilities as you so it's hard for me to say what is happening. I can only relate to yur experience of having strong gut feelings, esp about your grandmother. I had a simlar experience with my grandfather. I got a call that he didn't have much longer. I rushed to the hospital. I parked, jumped out of the car and began to run. Suddenly I stopped dead in my tracks for no reason. I couldn't move. I asked myself what in the world is wrong with me, why did I just stop? I talked myself into getting my butt in gear and getting up to his room. It took 3 minutes to get into the elevator and get to his room. When I got there, his wife told me I missed him by 3 minutes.

I wish you could tell more about what flashed through your mind that was so graphic. It might be a clue as to what the dark forces are all about. What about your husband who killed himself? Was he a bad apple? Could he be the dark force around you?

It's hard to speculate when it comes to the Spirit world. ❤

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