You may have heard of spirits trying to warn their dear ones from imminent danger. Have you had such an experience?
Whether you have already felt the presence of a spirit and received such warnings or not, you may still find it a surreal and out-of-the-world experience. You may be confused about which cues to look for and their meanings.
This article attempts to throw some light into the matter and make it easier and clearer. Here you will find some information about the world of spirits and how it works. You will also find listed the most common spirit guide warning signs.
Spirits and the spiritual world
Spirits are defined as “the non-physical part of a person manifested as an apparition after their death”. Also known as ghosts, spirits inhabit the world around us but on a different dimension or plane.
Spiritualism is based on the belief that the spirits of the dead exist among us. They are believed to have the ability and desire to communicate with the living. Spiritualists consider the spirit world as a dynamic space where the spirits are continuously evolving.
As they are believed to be much superior to human beings with the extra perceptual ability to see into the future, spirits use their communication skills to warn their dear ones on earth through spirit signs.
Everyone who dies goes to the other world. Those who lived a good life go to the good side and the rest gravitate towards the less desirable parts of it. Some call them heaven and hell.
Those who did not meet the criteria for the good place still get a chance to work on themselves and improve so that they get to move to the better parts of the spirit world. Warning their brethren on earth about the dangers ahead is part of the good deeds that will help in their elevation to the next level.
The helpful spirits are known as spirit guides. They are constantly watching over you and try to send you signals when something is going wrong in your life. Such as you are veering off the right path or some danger is about to befall you.
We are totally unaware of what awaits us in the future. So, it is comforting to know that there is someone out there somewhere who is aware of it and will give you a heads up. It is indeed reassuring that someone has your back.
Spirits are believed to communicate with us through signals. So, to get the message, you need to be aware of the spirit signs and stay alert for them.
Read on to learn more about the spirit guide warning signs.
Warning signs from spirits
1. You are aware of their presence
As spirits no longer have bodies, you won’t be able to see them. You can only sense their presence. If you have already explored spirituality and experienced spiritual presence, you need no introduction to the topic. If you are yet to have such an occurrence, you need to be prepared for this.
Again, the mere fact that you can feel the presence of a spirit is a sign by itself. You feel as if you are being watched over by a friendly spirit. As you feel their eyes on you, you are no longer alone even when you are all by yourself.
When you experience this for the first time, you may feel spooked and even scared. It is an unsettling feeling for sure. Spirits contact you when you are alone or at least when others are not close by.
As you get to know your spirit guide and feel their presence again and again, you will start feeling comfortable.
Again, when their warnings turn out to be true and help you avert troubles, you would start looking forward to such spirit signs or even ask the spirit guide for guidance.
You have a better chance of such contacts when you are meditating. This is the time when you shut out the world and empty your mind. As your vibrational frequency increases, you are more likely to feel their presence.
2. You experience peculiar physical sensations
The feeling of being watched and sensing the presence of spirit is in the mental realm. You may experience a corresponding physical sensation as well. Some of the common physical manifestations of a spiritual encounter are:
- Feeling the chills
- Astral projection or an out-of-body experience
- A sensation of touch when no one is near you
- The smell of your dear departed one
- Noticing unusual things that aren’t actually present
- A tickling or tingling sensation, especially in your arms and legs
- The feeling of an energy field approaching you or swelling inside you
- Persistent pain in specific areas of the body
- Physical symptoms like raised heart rate and sweating as if suffering from anxiety
3. You feel a sudden drop in temperature
When you experience a spiritual presence, the meeting of your physical world with the metaphysical one results in strange happenings. Such as a sudden feeling of chill.
Have you felt this unexplainable sensation of chill when in the presence of death? Or when visiting a grave? Or even talking or thinking about the dead?
It is believed that this happens when the spirits are near you. This is a way for them to let you know that they are there. A greeting or an acknowledgment of your presence. Like a hello or a handshake.
This feeling can convey multiple meanings. At times, this is just a greeting. It can also be that the spirit is trying to warn you of imminent danger. If this is the case, the feeling of chill will be accompanied by other spirit signs.
Have you ever thought about why supernatural presence results in a drop in temperature and not an increase or something else?
Spiritualism has an explanation for this phenomenon. Spirits are made up of just energy while we humans are warm-blooded. When the two come near each other, some of our warmth is transferred to the spirit, thus making us feel cold.
4. You see and hear unusual things
You may have heard about flickering light bulbs and things falling when in spiritual presence. These are methods used by spirits to catch your attention. Like saying “Hey! I am here!”.
Though on their own they don’t convey much meaning, recurring happenings like these are an indication that your spirit guide is reaching out to you.
When the same spirit is trying to contact you repeatedly, you would be familiar with it and can even identify it. So, there is no need for the spirit to reveal its identity. In case a new spirit is reaching out to you, it may even try to identify itself through these spirit signs. Such as knocking down a photo that has some connection with the spirit when it was alive.
Another common sign is lights flickering. Again, when the spirit wants to reveal its identity, it would make it happen in a specific room associated with the dead person or over a photo.
Music is another tool used by spirits to send signals. Have you wondered why you have a particular song playing in your head? Most probably it is the workings of a spirit. You may associate a song with a departed loved one and when you hear that song being played out in your mind, you know that your loved one is trying to reach out to you.
5. You are having strange dreams
The dream world is a realm beyond the physical world, separated from reality. Our dreams are influenced by our own memories, perceptions, and experiences in the physical world. As they are not linked to our consciousness, this leaves a chance or a loophole for the spirits to contact us.
Dreams offer an opportunity for the spirits to get in touch with those in the physical world and give them hints of warnings and reassurance. Many of us have explicit dreams of our departed loved ones appearing in their dreams conveying messages to them.
Dreams make conversations possible and this makes it easier to understand the messages. There would be no need to read or interpret spirit signs. Because of this, dreams are favored by spirits to communicate.
At times, even in dreams, the spirits may convey messages through symbols. When the spirit is not delivering the message in an easy-to-understand style, it is up to us to put in the effort to decipher it and make the best of it.
When you are experiencing recurring dreams of being stuck somewhere or being attacked or crashing your car, you may approach a psychic to understand its meaning and implication. These warnings may have literal meanings or more complicated interpretations.
6. You experience recurring coincidences
As James Bond famously says in the movies, “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action”. For James Bond, it may be enemy action, but the fact remains that repeated occurrences of coincidences indicate something deeper.
Such as reading about something or watching something on TV/radio. Meeting people in transit or running into people as part of your daily routine is a common occurrence for most of us. When the information or the news or the people are not part of our regular world, then it is time to sit up and take note.
The information or the news may have some significance for you in the coming days. The person you repeatedly come across may have some message for you or would be able to help you out of the crisis that is about to befall you.
7. You notice events coming together
These may be unrelated events that you usually won’t pay much attention to. However, though uncanny and strange, you see a pattern of how they are tied up together. Such as one event leading to another or one impacting the other.
These synchronized occurrences are like parts of a huge jigsaw puzzle. And when you discover the link, they are like the pieces of a puzzle falling into place.
This is a sign of reassurance. A sign that you are on the right track and you are shown a green signal to continue the good work.
For example, you are worried about whether you did the right thing when you went ahead with the business deal. You switch on the TV and there is a talk show on positive thinking. Or when you turn on the radio, there is an upbeat song playing about how the future is something to look forward to. You step out and the sky is clear, the birds are chirping, the trees are blooming, and the weather is perfect.
Each one of the above occurrences doesn’t convey much meaning on its own. But put together and seen in the context, they come together and fall into place like in a jigsaw puzzle.
8. You see strange formations in the sky
Spirits are known to convey messages through cloud formations and rainbows. When you have asked your spirit guide for guidance in some important life decision, a rainbow appearing in the sky is considered a green signal. It is a confirmation that you are on the right path.
You may see a cloud in the shape of a heart, feather, or angel. Or you may be able to see the face of your loved one in the cloud formation. This sign can be a confirmation or go-ahead sign or carry deeper meanings.
In case you are unable to figure out what they mean, you should take the help of a professional.
9. You come across multiple warnings
Again, we come back to coincidences. It is said that there is no such thing as coincidence in this world. Each one of the above occurrences may not have any relation with spirits or their communications. But when they occur simultaneously or in quick succession, it would be hard to ignore their significance.
A light bulb may flicker due to loose connection or voltage fluctuation or if the bulb is defective. The chills may be explained away as the first indication that a fever is coming. Or you are not protected well from the cold weather.
You would be able to find multiple explanations for each one of the indications listed above.
When more than one of these warnings appears to you within a short time, there is a good chance that your spirit guide is reaching out to you and trying to convey some message. One occurrence, however unusual it might be, can be written off as a coincidence. But more than one is unlikely to be a coincidence.
Whether these signs are significant or not, it would be unwise to ignore them. The best plan of action would be to approach a professional to understand their significance and decipher their meaning if any. They would be better equipped to help you out in this matter.
Clocks coming to a halt at a particular time may carry some significance. When you come across certain words, phrases, or names of people or places too often in the unlikeliest of situations, it may be communication from your spirit guide.
When you find coins in the most unusual places, when the toddlers and dogs are acting strangely, when you hear a long-forgotten song, or when you notice a pattern in the billboards and street signs, it is recommended that you sit up and pay heed.
Better safe than sorry. It is better to expend the time and effort to investigate them further and take action if needed.
Often spirits use easily identifiable common signs to catch your attention and convey a message. If you are tuned in to spirit signs, that is, more spiritually aware, you may be able to notice more personal and specific signs carrying more detailed messages.
Whatever the case may be, it is better not to ignore the messages communicated by spirits. Whether you are getting to the bottom of it by yourself or taking the help of a professional psych, rest assured that you are doing the right thing. By using these warning signs to avert misfortunes, you are making the best of the situation.