Things Going Bump In The Night

One of the things I often get asked about is the noises people hear at night time. Like the sound of footsteps. Or a conversation going on in another room. Even bumps and bangs. Are they Spirits?

When I listen to someone talk about these things they also often refer to what they have seen on TV or in films. Even to things they have read. They can be quite scared or anxious.  Because noises in the night are often attributed to ghostly haunting. I always ask the person to think carefully about what they have been experiencing. Can the sounds be explained any other way? Like someone in the household actually walking about. Or a TV or radio left on in another room. Buildings and heating systems ‘settle’ due to changes of temperature so creaks, bangs and pings are not unusual. I prefer to rule out the normal, everyday reasons before I think about Spirit activity.

Once it seems that there might be unexplained noises I talk to the person about intuitive psychic senses. I know we can all sense the Spirits but we often choose to block out the information. I need to know if the person concerned is picking up these noises because their senses are awakening. Things can be done to close down our senses if we choose. Especially when that person prefers not to tune in to the Energy Beings. It may also be that I can give that person more information to help them understand what is happening and why. I can also connect with any Spirit who has been making the noises to see if they are trying to make contact for a particular reason.

Things are not always what they seem. The noises can be an attempt to get someone’s attention so a message can be passed on.

One of the reasons that the Spirit people try to get our attention is to let us know they are safe and well. Often when I make the connection I find that a loved one has been trying to pass that on. They don’t want us to worry about them. Because grief is hard enough without wondering if the person you have lost is ok. Making a noise to get someone noticing can be very effective. Much like what happens down here when we want to get the waiter’s attention. Once the message has been received the noises usually stop. I like being able to confirm what the Spirit person has been trying to do. And it’s lovely when things calm down.

I also have to acknowledge those Spirit people who pop back to the place they loved every now and again. Sometimes the noises are accidental. They haven’t realised that they can be heard. The Spirit people are not intending to create a disturbance. I find that when I ask them to be quieter that’s what happens. Often with some form of apology for being noisy in the first place. Occasionally the Spirit visitors get a bit mischievous. I know from my own experience that they like moving things around, opening drawers or even tickling my feet in bed. A strong word or two from me usually gets them to behave a bit better. I find that in the night are not about haunting but about staying connected with us. I love that but if you don’t then you can certainly tell them to go away. And they will.

Day 506 of my blogging challenge 

What Causes A Closed Mind?

The human race is full of infinite variety. Why then do some people choose to have a closed mind? When does imagination disconnect from logical thought?

I’m a big fan of physicist Dr Brian Cox and not only because he is from my home town. I feel that he explains what can seem to be a difficult (for me anyway) subject really well. He has always struck me as being an open minded, even handed person in his public persona. Yet I found myself reading an article in the Independent recently that got me thinking about closed minds. In it Dr Cox said ghosts couldn’t exist or else the Large Hadron Collider would have found them by now. It’s an interesting point.

Scientists have worked hard to find evidence for all sorts of things that we have now integrated into our understanding of the world. Roll back the clock 300 years and the internet, mobile phones, medicines and fridges would have been outside the comprehension of all of us. Understanding physics has given us chemistry and biology. They in turn have driven forward the exploration that has moved our technology out from imagination and into practical application. Yet should we now be so convinced that we have understood everything? Do our minds have to shut down to new possibilities?

I respect science. It has been one of the passions of my life. But I also understand the world in a very non scientific way. I have experienced things that science can’t yet explain.

So I want to leave an opening within my definition of reality. If I don’t then I have also closed my mind to other explanations of phenomena. That is sad. I meet plenty of people who tell me that what I have experienced is impossible. They consider that intuitive experiences are a matter of mental health going awry. There is no room in their logic to consider the unexplained as actual and happening. It’s as if imagination is linked to falseness rather than creativity. Yet they constantly talk about dreaming their future. Not exactly in those terms. Because dreaming is also an imaginative function.

Someone planning for the future is dreaming of a possible outcome. Preparing for it to happen. Manifesting it even.Yet using very logical language to make a wish a reality. If I want to allow my imagination to explore the possibility of ghosts or Spirits then I am open to that eventuality. Just as a closed mind is still open to the idea that they will one day live in a three bedroomed house. If they work at it hard enough. What disconnects the imagination from thought? I feel that it’s fear. Not being able to admit that there are things yet to understand. Things that could turn my or your world view on it’s head.

Perhaps it’s that a closed mind means I feel more in control? I don’t have to think? Everything about living becomes commonplace?

I remember when I first began meeting the Energy Beings. I resisted their presence because I believed more in science and what could be measured. Over quite a long time everything I had accepted as real was gently reversed. Through my own activities I understood that there was still such a lot for us to explore and find out. Do I doubt my reality because someone else says there is no scientific evidence for it? Of course not. My experience has a validity of it’s own. Someone with a closed mind may not agree. May not want to find out for themselves. But I’m not in the wrong either.

Science looks for ‘proof’ and ‘evidence’. Science says it measures what is repeatable. Actually science is all full of imagination. Working out how the Universe works is all about ideas first, proof second. So at what point does someone say it’s not real? Perhaps when they are taken beyond their current comfort zone. When it seems any suggestion of control is being taken away? And to experience the world as a differently reality is too scary to contemplate? It’s an interesting thought. I have been gifted with an imagination yet I might choose to restrict it into a set world view.

I suppose that is what it’s all about. The free will to be open to a fluid, ever expanding reality or to hold with a specific, static belief in one reality. A bit like the debate about the Big Bang and God really!

Day 495 of my blogging challenge.

Paranormal Passion Investigated?

One of the things I enjoy doing is going on a paranormal investigation. In other words looking for things that are impossible to explain by natural forces or by science.

In some ways I was a paranormal investigator long before I found out I could connect with Spirits as a medium. I always wanted to know why places were said to be haunted. And how. Also what was causing the supposed haunting. It all came back to my mind today when I was looking at some listings for paranormal events. I thought how differently I view my previous passion for disproving (or proving) the paranormal exsisted. Now that it’s an every day part of my experiences the passion has faded a little. I still enjoy visiting new sites, hearing the stories and waiting to see if anything happens. But I have an extra layer to my experience. I know if there really is something there or not.

It seems I’ve become a little sceptical about the claims around paranormal activity. In fact I wonder sometimes if there are two distinct Spirit Worlds. The one I know and trust completely and the one where all sorts of apparently scary stuff happens. Especially as the scary stuff seems ever more extreme. I know that Spirits interact with this world. It’s my job to connect with them and experience their interaction with us. However I have very rarely come across Spirits who can throw chairs, knives or get me running screaming. Most of this seems to be a form of hype. Because for most investigations not a lot actually happens. Except you get cold. And, if it’s a late night, tired.

Please don’t misunderstand. I feel that paranormal investigations serve a useful purpose. First they get people thinking about the possibility of an Afterlife. Or none.

After all, if you are certain that there is nothing when you die there really is no need to investigate further. By visiting a place where phenomena are reported to occur there is always the scope to find something happening to change your current position. I find that we are on a line between there is nothing at all afterwards to a complete vision of what it is afterwards. Over the years I’ve moved along that line. Even forwards and back a few times. Until I found enough experiences to help me decide I believed in what came afterwards. I think I managed to bypass the scary for scary’s sake type of events. Mostly.

Because that’s another reason people go along to see what happens. They want to be frightened. Watching a horror movie isn’t enough anymore. It’s all about fear. Although it’s really difficult to investigate anything when someone is screeching in your ear every five seconds becuase the lights are off. Paranormal meets Hammer House of Horrors. Not necessarily the best way to explore interesting occurrences. Setting aside the scare factor I feel paranormal investigations are good for another’s reason. They push at the boundaries of science as we currently understand it. Whether the theories are proved correct or not doesn’t really matter. Scientific enquiry helps us learn more about our reality.

Which brings me back to knowing if there is Spirit present or not. My way of investigating has turned into a different passion. Because my perception of reality has changed.

Investigations led me to experiences that finally got me talking to Spirits. Over a period of time my intuitive psychic senses woke up, started working and provided me with a means of communication. I still like all the equipment, meters and cameras. But I have better internal senses now. I can also ask for and get the kind of effects that the Spirit World use to show us they are there. I have those experiences every day. Most of the day. Now my passion is for communication through my direct experiences. I believe it’s the best and only way to investigate.   But I encourage everyone to go on a well conducted paranormal or ghost event. You might surprise yourself by developing a passion for finding out more.

Day 479 of my blogging challenge.