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Do we lose the ability to sense things with age?

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posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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Hi guys, my question is does the ability to sense stuff or see stuff dwindle as we age?
As most kids do my mum said i had an imaginary friend that I would sit and talk too in my room, I don't really have many recollections of this, but have always had weird stuff happen to me growing up, I've had people call my name when I'm alone in the house, I've turned round to no one there, I've been poked in the back while running a bath, one place I lived the upstairs light would turn on and off, the bathroom tap would turn itself on, and I'd get a certain uneasy feeling in these places,to the point where I would have to leave.
I went on a ghost hunt at an old country house near Drayton Manor in the UK,my partner got the tickets for us for a present, when there you got to walk around yourself before being joined by a medium to go round with, the medium pulled me aside from the group and asked if I have stuff happen to me as she could see I was susceptible to it, stuff has also happened to my sister while she was growing up, there's a fair bit of other stuff that's happened to me too that I'm happy to share.
Since moving a few years ago I no longer get the uneasy feeling and havnt had any weird things happen to me, so is this something we grow out of as we get older? Not that I'm complaining I like the fact nothing happens anymore, I look forward to your replies, cheers




posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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Literally, I lost my sense of smell for awhile in my fifties--but it came back! I know that's not your real question. I believe we do the opposite and can sense more. I swear that these days I have a hard time telling dreams from reality. The dreams are so vivid and so real that I often can't tell the difference. I see and talk to people who have passed away and they seem as real as talking to the grocery clerk checking me out. Only when I finally wake up and start looking around do I put two and two together and realize I was dreaming. If you buy off on the idea that you "travel in your dreams" then my experience would seem to indicate that the barrier between this plane and the next one is being slowly erased or thinned out. When it disappears, you simply step over to the other side.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

It's possible that it could do a full circle, your mind could be more open when your younger and older but kind of close off in the middle



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: Furryhobnob

For me, just the opposite. A sensitive my whole life, I think we just tune out a lot and dont realize it as we age.

Go to an antique or resale store. When I go...as the wife and I do on weekends to different towns...and see if you pick up anything. This past weekend, I saw a picture and bolted as far away from it as I could get...and that happens a lot. Something very negative was attached to that 100 year old photo, the frame or the person in it.

People, objects, places do that to me. So it seems to me that I walk comfortably with no notice of all the good vibes...and there are many in resale and antiques stores...thousands of items from all eras, places and subject matter.

Those I walk on by...but the negative ones? They strike me from 20 ft away. So I think for some of us, we can used to it and no longer pay attention. But I also think if we meditate or pay attention better...we will still see and feel as much or more as we did before.

When one who's deceased is near me in spirit, suddenly and unexpectedly...the hairs stand up on my neck, arms, back and legs... down my spine...and I know "someone" is there....

Work on your perceptions to heighten your senses...or they may just fade away for good as we just no longer pay attention to these "signals" and signs.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

Never had that happen to me in all honesty, and me and the missus like routing through antique shops when visiting places around the UK, and have never once felt negative about a certain object, another thing that has happened less as I get oldee is deja vu's, I used to get these regularly, sometimes daily, now they're only a few times a year



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 07:06 PM
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My wife's great grandmother was a 'shaman' (I don't know the technical term) in her tribe. My wife certainly has inherited 'something' that her great grandmother had, and so far there has been no change in severity, or intensity, or sensitivity throughout her life.

Of course, because we don't have the ability to repeatably test these things, we can't know with any level of certainty if 'whatever it is' fades over time in some, all, or no individuals.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: Ghost147

Cheers for the response, maybe it's an individual thing, some people lose it others don't, like I said I'm pretty grateful that it doesn't happen anymore, or maybe I've just learnt to block it out, where others embrace it and try to be more open to things?



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
The dreams are so vivid and so real that I often can't tell the difference.


Yep, in my sixties and dreams are becoming more real, so real I often wish I hadn't woken up.

OP.
As for young kids sensing stuff - Children have an amazing imagination! So amazing they can invent imaginary friends, but that doesn't mean the imaginary friend is real, at least not to us older folks, but for the child they might as well be real. I remember my grandson had some miniature toy people, and he'd often pretend they were out shopping with us. One day as we drove through town he suddenly started crying, when asked what was wrong he said "That bus just run over my friends" I had to quickly look the other way so he didn't see me laughing, but for him it was real.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: Furryhobnob

I believe so because our Pineal Gland is much larger as a child and atrophy happens as you get older from lack of use; it also can get calcification from diet. The Pineal Gland gland is linked to your paranormal sense or sixth sense. It is called the seat of the soul and the third eye. It creates DTM which is used when you dream and your body releases large amounts when you die.If you take DTM as a drug you have powerful hallucinations and it is described as having an out of body experience were you interact with being in other dimensions.

hope this helps
edit on 22-3-2016 by CosmicSmack because: grammar and spelling error, prob still missed some



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: CosmicSmack

Hi, thanks for your response, I know of the pineal gland, didn't realise it was bigger as a child though, I'm 32 now and I stopped having occurrences/strange things happen about 2-3 years ago, are deja vu's also associated with the pineal gland?



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: Furryhobnob

Deja vu could be, if you want cleanse your Pineal Gland try meditation and change your diet; you could also take supplements. there are many guides online for cleansing check it out.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: CosmicSmack

Not interested in cleansing it if it opens me back up to things happening, just wondered if deja vu's were related, as you dream what happens before it actually happens
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posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 08:49 PM
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That's an interesting question. I had always believed that children were more open to seeing things than adults. If for no other reason than because they haven't yet learned what is supposed to be real, and what is not supposed to be real. As we grow up we get more exposed to "real" life events and a more conventional and common understanding of those events.

Frequently, as children, we become indoctrinated into a religion. Or perhaps our parents are atheists and teach us that there is nothing more than what we can see and observe. In other words, our sense of the paranormal is shaped by our parents and society into a nice conventional format. Thus we lose our ability to sense what is behind the veil, so to speak.

But, now that I think about it, our Librarian Emeritus, schuyler has made a good point about having these senses return to us as we get older. I'm in my mid-fifties now, and over the last few years I've begun to experience some interesting events and sensations that have eluded me since childhood. My mother is almost 90, and though she has dementia, she frequently has dreams that are so real she can remember conversations with the people she's dreamed of; actually bringing that experience back into the real world.

I now believe that for most of us, our paranormal sense follows an inverse bell curve. In other words we have a heightened sense as a child which is attenuated as we grow into adulthood. Then as we reach a point in our adult lives where we begin to question everything we believe we know, some of those senses return.

-dex



posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 03:24 AM
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Could it be the young sense or see things, and are bewildered from lack of knowledge? Or actually feel they can change destiny?

Where the old are more understanding to know you cant change what will be.



posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 06:09 AM
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a reply to: Furryhobnob

No, I don't think our abilities are impacted by age. I think it's impacted by environment, stress and suppression. If nothings around then nothings going to happen. If we are preoccupied by stresses or other things in our life we may not pick up on these energies. And if we want to suppress it we can, except for those that are not nice. In our previous house my grandma would see things in her eighties, now in her nineties we are back in our original home and she hasn't seen anything.



posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 05:15 AM
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I used to have frequent odd occurrences as a child too. One of my earliest memories is of seeing a UFO hovering above the building across the street, parallel to my window. It looked liked a yellow ball of light, and this was during the day. I saw it swing to the left and shoot off to the right after it "looked" at me for about a minute. I was around 4. I also heard my name called out to me on one occasion. I know I didn't imagine it because my hair was standing up and I was getting the shivers right before. My name was pronounced very slowly in a hissing, gravelly voice. I ran out the door and got locked out in my pj's until my gma came home a few hours later.
I've had abduction "dreams", seen 3 foot shadows run across the room that my cat reacted to, heard talking in my ear, seen miniature strobe light people walking on my bed, many dreams of demonic entities, etc. It seems as if all the oddities came to a standstill as soon as I hit 30. Other than seemingly constant synchronicity about the most inane things. Even my almost constant sleep paralysis went away. As a matter of fact, the last time I woke up paralyzed, I felt as if something had me by the throat and was pulling me up the bed and growling. This was a few months before my 30th bday. I think my UFO and paranormal experiences are related.
My mother was practicing Gnosticism while she was pregnant with me. I may have even been conceived during a sex magic ritual. I was born as a blue baby with 0- blood. I'm not sure if any of this is relevant to my experiences. I've just been trying to put this puzzle together my whole life.
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posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 08:12 AM
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im in my 20s right now however i am more aware now then when i was younger. i think its something you can train and its true what they say if you dont use it you lose it.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 03:08 PM
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Yes. It's conditioning by the systems of the world. If you are not OF this world then you will bounce back stronger. This is what jesus meant.



posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 10:14 AM
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originally posted by: CosmicSmack
a reply to: Furryhobnob

I believe so because our Pineal Gland is much larger as a child and atrophy happens as you get older from lack of use; it also can get calcification from diet. The Pineal Gland gland is linked to your paranormal sense or sixth sense. It is called the seat of the soul and the third eye. It creates DTM which is used when you dream and your body releases large amounts when you die.If you take DTM as a drug you have powerful hallucinations and it is described as having an out of body experience were you interact with being in other dimensions.

hope this helps


This is very informative. Thank u.



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: ckhk3
I agree with what you've stated. That's been my experience and that of my family as well. My mother is nearing 80 and actually is getting even more uncanny at making predictions.

I do think for women that hormonal fluctuations at times enhance psychic abilities.

I don't actually like to be bothered by paranormal experiences so I find focusing on material interests like hobbies and socializing is very helpful in tuning out anything strange. As does living away from certain areas. I don't seem to do well living near trees or land with a lot of Quartz. My last home was a real trial and was the reason I frequented this part of the forum a couple of years ago. I'm not sure what that is all about and I'm just glad I live in a peaceful place now with few trees and a different geological makeup than my last house.

I drop in to visit here from time to time but I don't want to open up a frame of mind that makes me "sensitive" again. I definitely could do without seeing another shadow being ever again. My last home and neighborhood was teeming with the things. I had not experienced them prior except in a very limited way in my childhood home. So I started thinking there was something going wrong with me and that I was attracting them. My dog saw and reacted to them as did my kid so I didn't think it was just my imagination. Now after moving I realize it wasn't me, it was the place.

I don't have any impressive abilities and I'll never make a living as a psychic but if there is a problem with an area or an object I will feel it and experience odd things.




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