This week, Greg from New Orleans writes seeking guidance with a history of supernatural encounters.
When I was 10, my family took a trip to Tijuana where we visited a haunted villa. I remember getting a strange feeling as I walked through some of the rooms, kind of like a presence. I took photos with a childrens Polaroid camera. I’ve included two below - as you can see, there is a large, very detailed orb in each. I've shown it to two paranormal experts during the past 10 years: one didn't see the big deal until I told him those weren't there when I took the photo - he got chills after that. The other believed it was an energy - or possibly a collective energy - left behind.
I've had several other experiences since then. A well-known spirit appeared in a photo I took at the Mrytles plantation. Just months before this, a cold hand grabbed me during a ghost tour in Edinburgh. When I turned around, no one was there...I woke up the next morning with a large bruise circling my bicep. Finally, late last year, when going on a paranormal exhibition, a ghost said my full name when asked who was in the room while using a paranormal communication device. I know this could not have been planted, because I decided to go at the last second - the organizers had no idea I was going to be there.
Is there something about me that attracts ghosts?
Sounds like you have the makings to be a medium. You've probably had this ability your whole life, but like many people, you have your spiritual volume turned down. It usually stays this way until you consciously make an effort to develop your senses. I expect if we dug a little deeper into your past experiences we would find all sorts of signs that you were connecting with spirits. In the physical world, we receive information in many different ways. For example, if I wanted to invite some friends over, I could either email you, text you, or phone you. No matter how you receive the information the end result is the same – you are informed about my get together. Our intuitive gifts are similar as we are able to receive these psychic messages in different ways.
We receive psychic messages through Clairs. The four major ones are clairvoyance, clairsentience, clairaudience, and claircognizance.
The different ways that we can receive these psychic messages are called Clairs. The four major ones are clairvoyance, clairsentience, clairaudience, and claircognizance. Someone who is clairvoyant is not necessarily seeing the future or having dramatic psychic visions like you see in the movies; rather clairvoyance can be very subtle. You could just get a vision of something, such as a number or even a symbol that has to do with an event that is going to happen in your life. Clairsentience is the ability to receive intuitive messages via feelings, emotions or physical sensations - this is most common. Empaths usually fall under this category. Clairaudience is tricky to explain – it is the way of "hearing" intuitive messages without using the physical ears. When a highly sensitive psychic or medium is clairaudient, they are able to hear things that others cannot such as spirit voices, sound or even music. This is like when you are reading silently to yourself and you can "hear" the sounds and voices depicted in the book...except the clairaudient medium is not reading a book, but tuning into psychic energy. Finally, claircognizance is defined as “clear knowing,” or “inner knowing.” It's the one that I like to explain as the inner voice, or "listening to your gut." It's like a feeling inside you that tells you what you need to do. It's possible to have all four of the Clairs, but typically people have two of the senses that seem to shine.
Like I've said before, we are all born with these abilities, it's just that some of us are more sensitive than others. Since it appears that your abilities are perhaps closer to the surface than others, I suggest that you spend some time reading, learning, and talking to experts so that you can safely learn about your abilities and how you might develop them further. Until then, I would make a point to stay away from the haunted tour scene. Without understanding and developing these abilities further, you are susceptible to all sorts of psychic energy contacts, and some of them can be quite disturbing, even harmful. Thankfully, there is a lot of information out there today that can help you develop your gifts safely and responsibly.
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