Q: Let me start with: I’m not crazy.
I often feel other’s moods, and places or things that have a past. People call me when weird or bad stuff is happening in their life. And I guess that requires an explanation. My neighbor had a sister living with her and thought there might be a spirit or something in the house because her sister wasn’t sleeping well.
I don’t see spirits, but I told her I’d see if I could help ‘feel’ a presence and pray with her. I went next door, into the room she thought the spirit was. Truthfully, I felt like I was suffocating the closer I got to the room. It felt very heavy, like a struggling to breathe, and it got worse as I approached the bed.
I told my neighbor that something wasn’t right with the bed. She explained a child had died in the bed before, under suspicious circumstances. And I later learned the child had suffocated.
I’m writing you because I need advice on how to turn off the feelings/energy or whatever it is called. I work in the medical field and spend a lot of time in hospitals. If I can’t control it can you at least tell me how to manage it so I don’t get overwhelmed by people’s feelings/emotions/illnesses?
I tried meditation, but it seems to make it worse. Maybe I’m doing it wrong. All I know is that I have to be able to deal without it wearing me down. Even being in a room full of people is exhausting. I would appreciate any advice. Again, I am completely sane and I know how crazy this sounds.
All this all sounds completely normal to me.
Spirit often tells us how they died by sharing a physical feeling. Chest pain if they died by heart attack, shortness of breath to indicate suffocation (like you experienced), etc. But in your neighbor’s case, I think it was the bed you felt.
Is the bed haunted?
Allow me to share a similar story.
I recently spent the night with a friend –and for no reason– woke in the wee hours feeling very anxious.
I went to bed happy. But now my heart pounded. My thoughts raced. I felt fidgety. Most inexplicably, my fingers wanted to shred paper to relieve anxiety.
Eventually the feeling passed and I fell asleep, but not without confusion. I’d slept there many times without incident.
“My sister stayed over before you,” my friend admitted the next morning.
Same room, same bed. And yes, her sister suffered moderate to severe anxiety. And not just that —- she wadded tissues.
“I cleaned up before you came. But seriously, Jenn. There were shredded tissues everywhere.”
She also had a confession.
She didn’t wash the sheets.
So this isn’t about a ghost. It’s about energy.
The tingling well-being that spreads among people gathered in prayer.
The heaviness people feel in cluttered antique stores.
Or the tension that lingers after a fighting couple has left the room.
Objects carry residual energy, too. It’s science. Stand next to a campfire, you’ll feel heat. Technically, that’s thermal energy carried through electromagnetic waves, but whatever. Your hot skin proves the energy exists.
Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It just changes form, right?
So whatever trauma happened on that mattress is still radiating in some form. In simplest terms, the sister felt it in one way, and you felt it in another.
Can objects be ‘haunted’?
(But that’s another blog entry.)
Onto your second question.
How to control.
Clearly you’re gifted, Sarah. And wise to seek a handle on this.
Hospitals are overwhelming even if you’re not psychic!
I won’t tell you what to do, because everyone is different. I can only tell you what I do.
You mentioned being a praying person.
I am, too. So that’s where I always start.
I pray for help any time I need it, and often out loud.
Prayer and meditation open us spiritually, so you just gotta be super clear about who you’re letting in.
Remember that scene in Ghost when all those spirits lined up to talk to Oda Mae?
The Spirit world is sentient. They hear and listen.
So you literally have to ask for exactly what you want/need.
I have a widely-respected, professional medium friend who repeatedly asks Spirit and her angels to PLEASE not (visually) present in front of her because it would freak her out and then she couldn’t effectively do her work. And you know what? They don’t.
So before going to work, your prayer might be:
Dear God, thank you so much for entrusting me with this gift. But it really does overwhelm me sometimes. Please help me discern your will. And protect me from unwanted spiritual attention/distraction so I can do my best today.
— and all beings not here for my greater good please go away.
(or something like that).
You’ll be absolutely amazed how effective this is, saying it out loud.
And remember to mean it.
Oftentimes you’ll feel an actual LIFT in the space, like a big air vacuum sucking out the funk. That’s not your imagination. That’s you taking control of your personal space.
Which leads me to your next point:
Feeling overwhelmed in a room full of people.
Don’t I know it.
Like a slo-mo chokehold, right?
I especially feel it in malls, clubs, and casinos — or any situation where people fill emotional voids by artificial means.
So (so!) many people suffer this and don’t even know why. But it has to do with that energy we talked about earlier.
It is my unwavering belief that we have this ability to help others.
I suspect Healthcare called you for your innate ability to comfort and connect. It’s where you’ll shine the most.
So ask for help each day and let Spirit do their thing.
Then allow yourself to be a vessel through which divine guidance can flow.
And shine on, girl.
HealthCARE needs you.
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