How to become more sensitive to the paranormal?
Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:19 PM
Anyway I'm only 13 years old and only had a few paranormal experiences. I'm extremely interested in the paranormal, ever since I was little I always loved it.
Are there ways to become more sensitive to the paranormal?
Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:37 PM
The spiritual realm is no less "real" than the physical reality familiar to us.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:28 PM
Developing an interest is the first step. Show interest, make it known that you want experiences, that you want to become more spiritual, and the spirits will help.
Accendat in nobis Eheieh ignem sui amoris et flammam aeternae caritatis.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:02 PM
Sometimes, you need to sharpen all of your senses. Keep an open mind (with a healthy bit of skepticism, too). Understand that sometimes, the simplest explanation is the real explanation...not everything that goes "bump" in the night is a ghost. Use your mind, but don't forget to use your brain.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:47 PM
I'd just like to add one thing to what Meanderer said..... "use your mind, but don't forget to use your brain". I'd say use your mind and your heart. Our feelings count very much to being "sensitive".
Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:02 AM
The reason why I said "use your mind, but don't forget to use your brain" is because I've seen too often where people experience a phenomena, and they want so much for it to be paranormal that they start rationalizing it so they could say "yes, that was paranormal". They forget that there could be a much easier, more realistic explanation. For one reason or another, they either unknowingly skip past a more likely scenario or they do it deliberately, to feed their own sense of accomplishment (for the sake of saying that they've "got a talent for detecting something paranormal"). To make themselves seem different.
I agree with you, also (jeez - I hope you're sitting down, Puti!) that, yes, use your heart. That is very important, too. But I still think you should always have just a wee bit of skepticism, too.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:56 AM
As it is, I'm always aware of my surroundings just for safety's sake. I have actually tried to do as you guys previously suggested, and I don't know if that has worked, but I'm trying to open my mind and not be so rational in the moments of conscious contemplation of potential paranormal happenings, but my mind does drag me back to the rational. I think the steps suggested previously are key, but in my experience and reasoning I'm also thinking that some are better suited for that than others depending on their mind-set, which I guess that's a big "DUH!". One can probably overcome the blockage or inability, but I think it will probably take strong concerted effort utilizing those steps to potentially get to that point. I'm trying.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:35 PM
The original post was back in September from a teen-ager. I was very glad that no one suggested anything dangerous to so young a person. I've always thought that being "sensitive" was a built in human trait. Very sad that we don't remind children of this as they're growing up, and listen to them when they have so many questions. I did with my children and they are all boys. They're all kind of psychic, but full of skepticism!
I'm overwhelmed Meanderer! Glad you're back on the board.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:19 PM
Here's a prime example:
A few years ago (right about the time I'd gotten fed up with being here), there was a person (I forget their name) posting here that had all sorts of questions about ghosts and "oooh, I might be psychic" sort of things. They posted on here that one night, as they were going to sleep, they thought they heard voices near a window. Whispers. Saying things like "I think they are asleep", or something like that.
Now...I read that and asked a few questions of the OP. But my line of questions were more about the security of the poster's home. Are there security lights with motion sensors...implying that maybe the voices the OP heard were coming from outside the house, and it could have been someone looking to break in. The OP never considered that! They were so quick to jump onto the "sensitive to the paranormal" bandwagon that common sense is completely tossed away. It infuriated me that someone could completely overlook something like that. But that's why you need to have a bit of skepticism. That's why I say "use your mind, but also use your brain". Remember: not everything that goes "bump" in the night is a ghost.
If you're enough of a skeptic, you try to rule out the obvious first. Then you might end up with either the unexplained, or something that's truly "paranormal". But, even if something is unexplained, it doesn't automatically mean that it's "paranormal". It just means that you've ruled out the obvious.
In case you're wondering, I do believe in what's been called "paranormal". In fact, I've dealt with it enough, I actually consider it a part of everything else that's "normal".
And Puti - next time I agree with you, I'll let you know ahead of time, so you could sit down first. Wouldn't want you passing out!
Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:13 AM
As it is, I like to watch a lot of paranormal shows. The one on The Biography called "My Ghost Story" presents stories as told by the people who experienced and recorded the evidence. The show has WAY too many people on there who jump to the automatic conclusion that everything they have captured or experienced is ghostly. That just drives me nuts. With that said there is a decent amount of interesting evidence produced.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:49 PM
Children are usually highly empathic, but that ability sometimes diminishes over time due to life experiences. But, reading emotions, intentions, and learning to become more empathetic can be learned.
As Puti said, be aware of your surroundings, pay attention to people, and just watch and listen. Developing positive relationships with others also helps.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:41 PM
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