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Shadowy Figure Haunting Me


I'll start off saying, I'm an empath. When I was about 7 I started sleeping with the covers over my head. From time to time I've been able to see shadows and/or hear them but I've always been able to feel them. Sleeping with the covers over my head has always helped me ignore/push away anything foreign.

When I was 10, I met my best friend who at the time was channeling spirits. Maybe one day I'll write about those experiences. At first she mostly channeled spiritual guides. We called them guardians. After we both started delving deeper into the paranormal other spirits started talking through her. They scared me senselessly. I once asked her what happens when someone is talking through her and she told me that she was taken to another part of her mind.

When I moved, I had horrible experiences in my new place. I always felt like there was something in the room of my new place. Sometimes the beings were pure, like a guardian, but other times they were dark. I'm starting to wonder now if I had just associated the dark spirits as harmful spirits when they could've just been normal human spirits. From time to time I refused to go near my room because I could feel a heavy darkness emitting from the area. I hated this fear. One time, I saw a dark shadow hunched over outside. It told me when I wasn't looking it was going to hurt me and since then I have felt like its been following me. I started pushing all of these experiences away. I've been terrified of that hunched over dark shadow figure.

I'm a young adult now and I'm still afraid to this day of that figure. I believe he's been following me but I'm too afraid to talk to him. I've been cutting off/pushing away my abilities. What I started doing to cope is to tap into the feelings of the people around me (I have roommates). It takes away all my focus from my surroundings and focuses it on something solid that I know about.

Not sure what to do about the situation

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Ithilden (2 stories) (3 posts)
7 years ago (2017-06-20)
I was 21 when I posted this. Things were terrible for awhile. I couldn't sleep or even shower with the door open because I was afraid of being trapped with it. One day I realized I really did have the power over it and I told it to go away and it went away.:) been awhile but things have been great now. I still feel things around me but I can handle it now. Knowing we are strong and if we don't want something around, we can tell it to go has been one of the best lessons for me. Xoxo
Ithilden (2 stories) (3 posts)
13 years ago (2011-07-28)
It was so comforting reading the comments. It's been awhile since I've been on. I've been trying to think positive. Fear has been my biggest problem. Thank you for the advice. I'm ready to stand up to it now and I'm going to work on a shield like AnandaHya suggested.

Miss_numen (1 stories) (11 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-08)
Shadowy figures arent a good thing. They're demons not people, are they frightening? Yes!, you only give this shadow more control by either trying to communicate with it or by not even doing anything to stop it. You have to remember you're in control not the shadows you see, but until you've brought in a higher power to remind these shadows who's boss your going to be experiencing this quite often throughout your life and let me tell you it only gets worse even if you sleep with someone next to you. I know because I have been through this. Now don't be fooled these shadows arent stupid and what you might be calling guardians might just be anothe shadow in disguise. Later on if you don't deal with this these experiences can really hurt your health physically because you won't be able to sleep properly and these things just don't happen at night either.
Zilla (38 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-07)
How do you know if you have shadows around you near you? Can they be dormant for years? Decades? How does one rid of these shadows? That's pretty cool how some of you can communicate with Guardians who actually protect you, that's got to feel really nice:)
jap2822 (1 stories) (1 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-07)
I have a shadow that hovers over my basement stair case. People say that they can feel it too, but my parents do not believe in that kind of stuff. When men come over to the house they feel the need to drink and have sex. Which makes me think that its bad. I have no idea what else is happening around you. All you can do is be brave and ask for safety, and protection.
AnandaHya (guest)
13 years ago (2011-02-06)

You're an empath so I hope this makes sense to you. You need to shield yourself with whatever available emotional energy you find around you.

For example if you are feeling angry or scared or whatever, channel that energy into a shield. All you need is the intent and single minded focus (you may need to meditate to learn how to focus). WHen I was first starting to learn I had to make a lot of shields before it would hold up to mock attacks by my guardians. It will take you a while but you said you are in touch with guardains they should help you learn and will keep you safe.

Don't listen to the shadows that say they are more powerful than you. They are lying. I worry more for the shadows inside human bodies, they can actually destroy your material body, but your spirit will live forever so don't worry about that.

Try to live your live where you are helping more people than you are hurting, that is the law of karma and Think POSITIVE. If you smile or say a kind word to someone you will find that most people are nice and will respond in kind. At least I have found it to be evident with my life.

If I am allowed to do anything in this world it is because the Love of God, His angels and the people around me. At least that is my personal belief. You can click on my name and read my stories and tell me what you think. I'd really appreciate a new opinion and some nicer comments.:) thank you.

Peace, light and love,

medium97 (5 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-06)
Hello Ithiden,
I'm medium, I want to help you. Like you said there can be good spirits (shadows) as bad ones. I'm sure you're a 7 and 8 sense, we are people who can see and talk to ghosts. I know 3 people with that, we weren't friends, but now, we are very close friends because we're mediums. You have to stay calm, there is no need for paniq, the person folowing you, may be your angel-guardien. That is, someone you were close to, who died and followes you to protect you. It's her choice to stay or go. Don't be scared it may get away. Not all are bad, some can save your life. I've seen it. Show no fear, and it will disappear. Like day2day said. Don't get in contact with her UNLESS your a grown up medium.
Callie (68 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-05)
I've seen shadows and I've seen SHADOWS, and it sounds like you're dealing with a SHADOW, as in the 'Oh my god I'm going to pee my pants or cry' variety. To be honest I shut down quite a bit after my encounter with one of those. I know this doesn't help much, save to say you're not alone.

The fear is the hardest to conquer, like fear in all things, and worse because so much of this feels as if it is out of our control. Day2Day is correct. You must face it fearlessly. That could be part of it's very purpose.
Day2Day (1 stories) (31 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-04)
Ithiden I'm not sure what this shadow figure represents. What I can tell you is not to show any fear when you encounter it.

I know this is easier said than done. If you don't want this shadow figure to haunt you anymore, stand up to it no matter how hard. I experienced something very close to the same thing when I moved into a house many years ago. The dark shadow was trying to scare me, that much I did sense. When I saw it one day in my hallway, I showed no fear. I just stood my ground and it quickly disappeared. I have never seen or felt it again.

I hope this will be able to help you in some way.

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