You have heard the science before: Nothing really dies. We are all forms of energy. The energy that we are made of does not cease to exist when the physical vessel ceases to exist. But, what happens to us after we pass?
We are souls in a physical vessel. We do not die. Our consciousness transforms. This transformation is the change from a physical being into a spirit. There are differences in opinion as to where our soul goes following our death. Many ideas have spiritual and religious roots. Some people believe they go to heaven, others might call the otherworld the Summerland or Nirvana. There are many names for the otherworldly realm of spirit.
Many suggest this place is a garden or paradise like where we can rest, recover from the traumatic transition from death to our spirit form, and sometimes we undergo a life review. There are others who feel we make plans for our next incarnation and choose the life lessons we will embrace once more when we are born to human parents on the physical plane.
Some who have had near death experiences suggest we go to heaven or hell. Others report feeling unconditional love and seeing an amazing light. But there are some souls who remain earth bound.
Why a soul stays earth bound varies. There are theories abound. Some people may not at once realize they have passed on. Others suggest some people cling to the idea of living. Still, there are those who suggest the deceased have some unfinished business or need to make amends before taking the next step on their soul journey. Whatever the reason for spirit presence, there are instances in which spirit attempts to contact the living.
While understandings of the afterlife differ, there is one common factor among most of belief systems. We do not cease to exist when the physical vessel is no longer capable of sustaining us. We continue to exist as energy transformed. Many belief systems also point to the possibility spirit contact with those who have passed on. Here we explore the signs that a spirit is making a connection with you from the otherworld.
SIGN #1: Problems With Household Appliances And Electronics.
If you discover your lights are blinking on an off it might be you need a new bulb. If you change the bulb and it continues, it might be a short. But, if you check all mundane possibilities and your lights still flicker every once in a while, you might be experiencing a spirit presence trying to get your attention. The same goes with appliances that suddenly break down. You’re more apt to go through lots of batteries too. Spirits require energy to act on the physical plane. Theories put forth suggest they drain electricity, batteries, and sometimes use water as a conduit so they can make manifest in the physical.
SIGN #2: Something Moves In Your Peripheral Vision
You’ve probably experienced this in the past. The moment when you are all alone in your home and you see something move just out of the corner of your eye. You turn your head to look, and there’s nothing there. At least not a physical presence. You might experience a sense of eeriness when this happens too. This might be an attempt at spirit contact as the spirit is getting your attention.
SIGN #3: The Air Changes Or You Feel Hot Or Cold Spots.
You might be in a room as you move through it, you experience a sudden change in temperature. You might feel one spot in the room is colder or hotter than the rest of the room. You might also feel a slight breeze. The understanding is that spirits draw on the energies around them so they can act or manifest.
SIGN #4: You Experience The “Calling Ghost Phenomena”.
You might be alone or even in a houseful of people when you hear your name called. It may sound like someone in the house. When you ask why the person is calling you the person responds by telling you they didn’t call out your name. If you are alone, you might hear your name called out in a familiar voice. This is the Calling Ghost Phenomena. It is a spirit trying to get your attention.
A similar phenomenon is when you receive strange phone calls. You might hear the voice of the deceased on the other end of the line. It might seem like they are talking AT you, not TO you. You might hear silence or static on the line as well. Often these calls show up with no caller identification number and no means of tracing the call.
SIGN #5: You See The Deceased In Your Dreams.
Dreams are the perfect realm for spirit visitation. As our subconscious mind emerges to the forefront of our awareness and controls what we are seeing, we become more open to the communication from spirits. It is common for people to dream of the deceased. It might be for a final goodbye, for the deceased to make amends, or for the spirit to offer some valuable information to the dreamer.
SIGN #6: Small Objects Around The Home Are Moved.
If you notice things are quiet right around the home, check your knickknacks, small elements, and items you might overlook from time to time. You might suddenly realize they are not where you put them! These items might even end up in unexplainable places. Sometimes jewelry will go missing and show up in the strangest of locations. Sometimes its decorative items but it can be the appearance of personal, old or vintage items as well. The most common change people report is dimes or other change appearing in unexpected places.
SIGN #7: You Experience A Clairolfactory Experience.
The sense of smell is the closest sense in relation to memory. If you are in a location and you suddenly smell a familiar perfume, cigar smoke, cigarette smoke, or something that triggers the memory of the deceased, you may be experiencing a spirit visitation. The scent you smell triggers your thoughts about the spirit.
SIGN #8: You Have Sightings Or Visions Of The Spirit.
You might see a spirit, and if you do, you are one of the lucky few. Spirit visions and sightings are not as common as the other hints or signs that appear. Still, some report of seeing someone who has passed away. They are partially transparent and the sighting doesn’t always last long. There are diverse types of apparition sightings including crisis apparitions and haunted recordings. Recordings are like energy transmissions that play the same event or action out repeatedly. The spirit doesn’t interact with you in this case. Other times the spirit may talk directly to you.
SIGN #9: You Can Sense A Presence Around You.
Here you know you are not alone. You feel like someone is looking at you or watching over you. You feel the presence around you. You might have natural extrasensory abilities allowing you to notice the spirit’s presence.
SIGN #10: You Experience Regular Or Perverse Sychronicstic Events.
You’ll notice strange things start to happen that seem like they are far more than coincidence. When this happens, it is called regular or traditional synchronicity. You might start seeing the same numbers all the time or bizarre events happen in such away they seem eerily connected. The perverse synchronistic events occur when the connected events seem to have a darker or unsettling undertone.
You may experience one, several, or all the above events when there is spirit activity. There seems to be a correlation between one’s openness to the possibility of spirit communication and one having such experiences. So, the next time you find that dime inside your coffee pot with no explanation of how it got there, or you see that shadowy something fleeting out of the corner of your eye, think twice about what you are experiencing. You might just have a spirit visitor on your hands looking to communicate with you.