Souvik Ray – Many people mock the idea of after death communication (ADC) whereby some people have profited by playing sham mediums while other people have shared life experiences that could put one’s hair on end.
Psychics claim that ADC’s are subtle and not as harmful as they are depicted in horror movies. We can often confuse them with things we notice through our subconscious mind as we label them as tricks our brain plays with us.
Here are just some ways the spiritual world might just be trying to say hello. We didn’t simply make these up, experienced psychics who have played mediums between the living and the dead gave us a few pointers, as did people who claim they felt some kind of supernatural connection with loved ones who had recently passed away.
However this doesn’t mean this is scientific or proven facts. Choose what you want to believe.
1. Flickering and blowing out light-bulbs
Psychics believe that spirits have the ability to manipulate electricity, suggesting that flickering light-bulbs can be a sign indicating that spirits are present in your room. Some people have complained about lightbulbs blowing out despite being newly installed.
You might call this absolute bakwaas, but let me tell you, it has happened in my house where new light-bulbs have on several occasions gone out. Perhaps they were defective, my opinion on the subject remains neutral.
Sue Nicholson, a psychic medium and spiritual counselor, suggests directly contacting the being in your mind by asking the question, “who is this?”, a face and name will come to you.
2. Changes in room temperature
Sudden drops in warmth despite door and windows being closed also signify the presence of a supernatural being. It may be experienced by everyone in the room or a particular person that the spirit might be trying to make contact with.
It may be described as a cold chill through the body that can give us goosebumps when we unconsciously think of the presence of spiritual beings close by. This effect may also be stimulated by the brain, especially if your surroundings give you an eerie aura.
3. Sounds and music
Hearing your name being called out in your head or simply hearing noises that are inaudible to everyone else is also claimed to be a sign that loved ones from the afterlife are trying to make contact.
Sometimes random songs may play in our head and again on T.V. If we realize that this song or music has something to do with a deceased person, it could just be their spirit saying hello.
4. Clocks stopping
We notice a clock has stopped with the have been showing the same time for the past couple of minutes. If the time reminds you of a deceased person, perhaps the time they died, or the time you received the news of their demise, you are being visited.
The ancient Chinese believed that butterflies were symbolic of people who had left the realm of the living owing to the transformation from cocoons to their short lifespan of fluttering in the air.
The sight of butterflies or related motifs after the death of a person is a sign that the person has moved into the spirit world.
6. Faces of people who lived
Many of Sue’s clients reported that they saw people who looked like their relatives who had passed away a long time ago. Perhaps the people didn’t actually look like their relatives but their minds saw differently.
7. Shadows out of the corner of your eye
It’s happened to me, so I thought I would share my experience with you. I was browsing the internet one night when I subconsciously noticed a black object rise up towards the ceiling from the corner of my eye. It was like the shadow of a bird, but when I looked up and to my side, there was nothing.
I for one believe what the psychic had to say about this, but perhaps science has its own reasoning.
Ticklish and pressure type sensations can often be felt on the face and body. It could be stroking of hair, jabs on the sides and and unexplained pain on the foot. Psychics suggest asking the spirit of a loved one to touch you on, say the right side of your face, to make sure that it is them rather than any unwanted force.
Computers acting on their own, downloading documents, sending emails that you didn’t send yourself and the names of deceased relatives appearing on the screen might also be a sign of visiting spirits. A computer engineer would however blame a virus and ask you to upgrade your software.
10. Dreams and visions
They might be vivid and comforting or they might be horrifying and disturbing. However, they all carry a twisted message that does not make sense and is open to interpretation. Psychics suggest keeping a notepad by your bedside because most of these dreams end with us waking up almost immediately after it is over. And as human as we are, we forget about it.
If the dreams you see of loved ones are disturbing and upsetting, it is recommended that you turn to religion and prayer to seek solace.
Visions are different from dreams as we may see them when we are not asleep. They often stem from the deepest thoughts in our mind and can take shape in the form of whitish figures and reflections.
11. Telepathic thoughts
If you are hearing your voice in your head speaking words that are not your thoughts, you are probably hearing what a spirit is trying to tell you. It may be repeated several times for emphasis.
When I lived in South East Asia, I was often warned that a sudden burst of floral fragrances in unlikely places signifies the presence of a spirit. A friend of mine would always smell a floral scent in her car even though she did not have an air purifier.
It stopped only after she opened the doors of her car and aggressively demanded the spirit to leave.
Wall and photos and table frames falling flat, becoming crooked or developing a certain form of mist or mold on the picture also signify a spiritual presence. However this is said to happen if the picture is of a deceased person.
Photographs that are clicked with a digital camera sometimes produce images with orb like structures. Psychics believe that these are not problems with the lens or focus but spirits captured on camera. They might be trying to highlight their presence to the photographer.