I have BP1 and a few months ago I was feeling as my spirit guides were very present and speaking to me through various signs and I seemed to take it all very seriously. I was "hearing" was that I would win the lottery! Every day there was some sort of sign and it was like 12 different signs within 10 days. Radio, commercials (55 in 2 days) and I really believed they were telling me to play. WAY too coincidental, but not?
I would meditate and really feel the presence of then through major vibration.
I was also going through a separation and so wanted to get back together with my husband that I also felt signs that it would happen. I would meditate and get visions. See I was doubting my own sanity and asked for specific visions of things that were to happen to prove it was real. Then I would see something on the news that seemed, SEEMED to be what I had asked for. None of it materialized.
I wonder if those with BP ever feel like they have a special connection but could only be what is called "Delusions of Reference"
I know the definition of that is very similar to what I have shared. I just want to know when having a mental disorder how can you tell if it is real or just your illness acting up?
Since all of this fell apart I have lost a lot of faith in my guides and what they are really there for and if I can really count on them OR is it me creating all this because I want some things so badly.
I just don't know how to keep believing anymore. I feel like I am crazy now when I try and speak to them or try to hear messages.
Hearing voices when you are manic is NOT at all like what you hear telepathically when you give a reading.
I'm not a doctor, but I would say that it's very important that you learn how to identify the differences of being manic. When spirit tells you something that you know no spirit would tell you (like harming yourself or others, or winning the lottery, or telling you you can fly off a roof, etc) You should know right away that these are not your guides and they are not demons, this is mania and you need to call a doctor ASAP. Mania is followed by severe depression, always. You need to know how to be prepared to deal with the depression.
Once you learn how, it's very, very easy to know the difference between true spirit and your chemical imbalance. Spirits are calming and loving. There is a big difference between the two. I would suggest that you learn all that you can about bipolar FIRST and then work on your contact with spirit. It's vital to your earth body to be able to know the difference and your spirit will bless you for learning how to care for your body.