reply to post by HelenConway
yes - like you I hav eseen both types, but more frequently 'real' people - like in my bedroom at night etc. I know they are a ghost when I
close my eyes shake my head and they are no longer there. But they are solid and real.
That must be kind of scary. But you can relax I think. They know when you have had too much and they promptly leave, right? When you close your eyes
and "shake your head"? I'm getting that from what you said.
Its even more scary when you are somewhere you want to be "safe", like in your bed. Unless they are bothering you in some other way I would say they
are not hostile to you. Unless you have something else you aren't saying about these "visits", I would say they aren't "harmful".
My experiences were at places where there were ghosts reported by others. The experience that I had was the same that others had reported over the
years, yet at the time, I thought I was looking at a real person. But that was at places I visited. They don't follow me around. The ones that you
are encountering are much more personal if they are in your bedroom at night.
Some would say that they are trying to relay some sort of message to you, maybe in your dreams or a thought that pops in your head during the day that
connects to these "spirits". You may be able to figure that out, not by talking directly to them, unless you want them to leave. They are empathic
and can talk in the spirit to you. You don't have to respond either, just listen to whatever it is they "tell you".
Or if they are bothering you, tell them that. Own your space. Say, "This is my room and I am sleeping and I don't want you to bother me right now.
Go away." Test them. Find out how they respond to that. You may even pray for a little help if it becomes too intense.
The thing to remember is that an encounter with a spirit is not something everyone is open to. They don't see any such thing. And rebuke anyone who
does. Unlike others you have a gift there of some sort. I don't know how old you are, but this may develop over time. Or it may suddenly stop.
To be honest with you I am not sure I can remember or figure out any message the ones I saw had for me. Other than "revealing " themselves to me for
the simple reason that they could? That I am sensitive?
Its like if I am in a place where they are, they come out and say hi... no harm or disease or bad things have ever come to pass that I can identify
with these events. Thats all.
For others it is totally different. They are on a "mission" of sorts and understand a higher calling. Or they may simply be living in a haunted
place at the time. I have. I only found out the day I moved out after living there for eight years. Others came and went and told stories of a ghost
they saw or heard, but I didn't hear it until the last day I was there. I was alone and I heard it moving about in the kitchen, right on the other
side of the wall. Just like others said. Shuffle...shuffle...shuffle...
Ghostly encounters are always frightening. Even though they mean us no harm we are confronted by a presence that is not really there and that raises
the hairs on the back of our neck and gives us chills, etc. Our experience teaches us that this is impossible so we recoil and are afraid. Naturally.
Even in the Bible when spirits appear people are afraid and fall down as though dead. Overcoming that can be hard at first.
I don't know how often it happens for you but try to realize that they are just spirits without bodies. We are spirits too, right? You have been
given this wonderful peek into that world . A lot of people never see that their whole life.
Sure its scary, just pray a little and ask what it's about and you'll be alright. I know thats easier said than done.
Would you care to tell a little more specific information about these events? If not that's okay. I am not an expert just trying to figure it out
too. If we share our experiences I can maybe tell you if it is something I have learned or experienced. I know a little. Thanks for your replies. I
will reply again tomorrow sometime.