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Respect Thy Parents?


I recently had a pretty noteworthy experience a few days ago. I woke up in the really early hours, and basically saw this black shadow, cloak-like, fall over my eyes, not as if it were smothering me (like you usually feel with sleep paralysis) but it felt as if my entire body had been plunged in freezing water.

This isn't the first time I've seen this blanket-like shadow, but it was always out of the corner of my eye. I sometimes feel as if I'm 'watched' by some unknown presence, and occasionally I become freezing after being absolutely fine seconds before - I get the feeling this shadow apparition is responsible. However, it spoke to me for the first time that morning: I clearly heard a voice near my ear say "respect your parents" before it disappeared.

It's never been as bold as that before, but now I'm confused, I hadn't thought much of this shadow before now, thinking it was just something I was 'picking up', ever since I've begun noticing other odd things around me, but now I'm not so sure.

There currently is a rift going on between me and my parents lately, and no doubt I've been producing more than my fair share of negative vibes... I wonder whether this shadow is less sinister than it appears - is the shadow that reprimanded me a spirit?

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bnaur (10 posts)
11 years ago (2010-09-04)
Every NDE reports a life review. Think about every thought and action being known by God, and through the Akashic Records, by all. This is a warning that you will regret that life review unless you change how you treat others - especially your parents. Think about it Yes, this is a good spirit.
jeremywade86 (6 posts)
11 years ago (2010-09-02)
Had the same experience, though I was nine (24 now), I was fighting with my dad and saw it in the hallway when everyone was asleep as I was laying in bed...
Just curious, Did it have red eyes?
chicken1 (2 stories) (69 posts)
11 years ago (2010-09-02)
I know most people say that shadows are nasty and feen off negativity but what I have learn is that we have a lot of beings around us that are learning on the spiritual plane as well and some of them come in a darker form, so definitely don't think of all darkness as bad. I get the feeling that this being isn't bad at all but here to help you. Do you know of a male who passed with a heart condition and had problems with his right leg or hip. He also had problems with his vision and he tells me that his body was so sore or he had sores on his back or bum before he passed. I think he may have had artritis or sore hands. I definitely don't pick up anything bad with him
Love and light
Rain (4 stories) (191 posts)
11 years ago (2010-09-01)
[at] Natural Science

That is certainly very interesting. I'll have to keep that in mind whenever I meet Shadows in the future, thank you.

I guess there are more catogories of spirits than I first though...
lindajean (5 stories) (109 posts)
11 years ago (2010-09-01)
I would take it as it sounds; "Respect your Parents"
It was certainly trying to get your attention before it gave you the advice you need to hear.
I believe it was a spirit, maybe a passed loved one; only you would know that.
The cold feeling could be from feeling the spirit upon you, as they are much colder than our body. I don't believe it was meant as a negative experience, but just trying to get you to see what's important in your life.
I wish someone had stressed how important it was to "Respect my Parents" You cannot bring this time back when you are older. It's very stressful being a Parent. Be kind to your Parents, they take care and love us! ❤ ❤ ❤
NaturalScience (229 posts)
11 years ago (2010-09-01)
"If it is a Shadow which feds on negativity why should it give good advice?" According to Tibetan and Hindu myths here is a category of good spirits which show themselves as if they were bad ones, black angels you may call them. Their chief is known in Tibet as Mahakal, the Big Black One; among the Shiva worshippers in India he is considered a deity and called Bhairava, the Guardian, or Kala-Bhairava. As the word Mahakal sounds similar to Michael I suppose Mahakal and the warrior- Archangel Michael to be one and the same. Michael, as you know, has the tasks of humiliating the haughty and defeating the demons. Perhaps some servant in Michael's Army has met with you. "It felt like freezing cold water." The members of Shiva ashrams (monastries) in India and otherwise do a ceremonious bath in a river every early morning before all other activities - at any season, even in winter. This is not only done as an exercise in self-control but also to wash away bad influences which may have come upon one during sleep. The icy-water feel of your apparition reminded me to that.
Perhaps this will help you understand the seemingly paradox things you experienced.
Rashidah (guest)
11 years ago (2010-08-31)
I think if a being gives you good advice then it is good.
I sense no evil here.
Rain (4 stories) (191 posts)
11 years ago (2010-08-31)
It sounds like a Shadow to me, but I've never heard of a Shadow talking... Interesting. From what I've learned they feed off of negativity, so why would it encourage you to respect your parents...?

Hmm. I'm not sure. Are you sure the shadow and the voice are the same entity?
shutout (1 stories) (30 posts)
11 years ago (2010-08-31)
ha that's like I have had people/things say my name in my ear at night its akward get used to it or find a way to get rid of it if its helping you and you know for a fact it is its a really good thing
Adaryn7 (6 stories) (460 posts)
11 years ago (2010-08-31)
It sounds like it.

Perhaps you need to see things more from your parents' point of view. I know this can be difficult, particularly if you're young, because parents can seem so stuck in the mud at times. However, just as your thoughts and feelings deserve validation, so too, do those of your parents'. Remember, they generally have your best interests at heart.

You can respect someone without agreeing with his/her opinion. Acknowledge your differences and agree to disagree.


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