Spirit visits and other paranormal experiences are far more common in our everyday lives than we might think… and some of these events are life-changing, as Patty writes here.
At the age of 10 I saw my grandfather at the end of my bed. Although I lived in Maine and he in New Jersey. I told my mom about her dad and of course she didn’t believe me. She said that I was possessed. Then after a lightning strike I was able to know things about people that I truly shouldn’t know. Now I hear questions before they are asked, and sometimes I answer them before they speak. You can only imagine the looks. Also, I can tell when there is a spirit in a home or old hotel. I can most of the time see them when I concentrate. I also read articles in the news or see it on tv, a missing child, an unsolved murder etc. I know who did it and or where the child is and so far I have been right on the money. I would like to know if the storm had anything to do with this and if I will always have this? My son shows signs of the same thing. Can we learn to better our gift, or will it go away? Patty
From the sounds of it, Patty, you were probably born with some abilities as a medium… grandfather’s visit was also about letting you know that you had it in you to connect with spirit… and you probably got it from him, since such a visit meant that he was astral travelling in that moment, perhaps wanting to prepare you for the opening that was coming….
and the lightning strike simply served to set your abilities loose in you so you would begin working with them… Yes, indeed you can gain strength, and so can your son… just keep exploring… meditate daily, read as much as you can, learn a tool like the Tarot to help you tap into your inner knowing… learn to connect with nature so you can pick up clues and insights from all around you… and trust what you know inside yourself.
Yes, these abilities can also go away – if you keep overlooking or denying them, or if you get scared by them, or life gets in the way… sometimes our psychic senses go dormant while we deal with some trauma in our personal lives… but typically they come back, when we’re ready and we need them.
First contacts with spirit are often indications of greater openings to come, as you have noticed… I recall several visits from my mother-in-law a few years after she had passed that preceded some very powerful psychic openings for me…. and in that same period, someone met up with a younger me at a bar several towns away… when I know I was at home with my son watching TV… I – or more like some spirit aspect of me gave him my phone number and he called me the next day…. shocked as I was that he couldn’t have met up with the real me… my only explanation was that I was going through a very stressful time in my life and my spirit decided it was time to get out and dance and laugh for a change…
Your grandfather was probably no more conscious of his visit with you than I was of my “outing” that night…