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#1 SavannahsBlueSkies

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:19 PM

All the woman on my father's side is sensitive to the paranormal. Some men too. My father is also sensitive to the paranormal and he can also sense if someone is evil. I'm not sure if that makes sense but my father can tell, I don't know if that would be considered to be similar to seeing an Aura.

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?

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:37 PM

To be more sensitive, just always pay attention to what's around.
The spiritual realm is no less "real" than the physical reality familiar to us.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:28 PM

General meditation, chakra meditation. Research Etz haChayim, the tree of life in Qabala, research the different sephirah, see what they mean, adapt them into your life, meditate on them.

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.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:02 PM

I'm going to agree with Puti - you just need to be aware of what's around you.

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.

Good luck.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:47 PM

WHAT???? Some one is going to agree with me??
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".
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:02 AM

Yeah Puti...I agreed with ya. Just trying to make sure I don't get grounded again. ;)

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.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

Good advice, Puti and Meanderer. My mother is somewhat sensitive and I wish I could be more like her, just without all the female parts. I experience the paranormal from time to time and have had "feelings", but nothing like others with the apparent ability, whether that be psychic, sensitive, or whatever. I always thought feeling would would be something other-worldly or mystical. The times I have experienced something it just felt like a random though that came to be. Maybe that was just that; random, but who knows. I guess I'm jealous/envious of their abilities.
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.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:35 PM

Good advice from all of you guys. Sometimes, but only some times guys don't want to hear of the heart or emotion part of it. It's probably why women have an easier time with the whole psychic thing.
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.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:19 PM

But you see, Puti, that skepticism is good. Not calling BS on everything that happens, but thinking that something might have a logical explanation, instead of completely blocking out logic just for the sake of saying "Yay! I'm sensitive to the paranormal!!!".

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! ;)
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

Very well-put, meanderer. When I'm conscious of a "paranormal" situation, I automatically start looking for the explainable conditions of the the experience. If not readibly obvious, then then I just chalk it up to unexplainable. Now if I see someone walk past my washroom into the gameroom and I go to see who it was, then find no one in the gameroom (no other exits other than windows on this second floor room), then I get that tingly feeling. That one I still can't explain that one reasonably.
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.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

Sounds like your family has a knack for picking up on people's emotions and may be a little empathic, which is a great trait to have.

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.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

I'm new here and I agree with all what use said. But he knows his female side of the family have a gift why not sit and learn. Perhaps if you think you are sensing something ask them. My family ( mothers, aunts, and great uncles) have the ability to sense. I myself can sense pain and sickness. I have learnt most of what I am feeling from my mother the only thing when we were sensing we wouldn't sit in the same room because you feed off each other. Basically what I'm saying is if you feel anything go ask if one of ur other family members felt the same thing you may get to learn what feelings you get are truly real or just a feeling. But like I said I totally agree with the other guys responses.




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