Question: I’m afraid to open up my psychic abilities because I don’t want to see scary spirits or ghosts standing over my bed in the middle of the night. Does that happen to you and if so, how do you deal with it?
Answer: When I was a teenager a lot of scary beings used to visit me. I was able to take control of the situation and open up a can of astral whoop ass on them, but I don’t recommend that approach for most people.
In my twenties I shut down my psychic abilities as best I could so I could get away from that life. That worked pretty well for a while. When I met Steve, though, he encouraged me to reopen that part of myself and continue exploring. I found that when I opened up to the psychic realm as an adult, it wasn’t scary anymore. This was due in large part to the fact that my vibration had changed. I was no longer susceptible to fear. I was vibrating a lot closer to love, so those darker entities just didn’t bother me. We were not on the same channel anymore.
But like you, I was always afraid that ghosts or spirits would try to get my attention by appearing in my bedroom at night, in the dark, and scare me. I could easily see having a heart attack if that happened! When I started to see I had an ability that could help others, though, I knew I had to somehow get over my fear.
That’s when the tv show, Ghost Whisperer, came to my rescue. In this show the main character, Melinda Gordon, is a medium who regularly sees and talks to spirits. When they appear to her, they almost always startle her, but she is never afraid of them. That’s when I realized that being startled is different than being afraid. I decided that if I had to, I could live with being startled. So I made a deal with my guides, telling them I would open myself back up to these psychic abilities I’d had practically my whole life, as long as they knew I didn’t want to see dead people in my room in the middle of the night. And I told them if seeing the spirits in my room at night was the only way to help them, I would learn to deal with it.
As it turns out, I needn’t have worried. I have a conduit guide named Bob that prevents spirits from presenting to me unless I’m working. Only three times in the last three years have I had a spirit present to me when I wasn’t officially working. All three came in very gently with me though, and all three came at night. When you think about it, why would they want to scare me? If I’m scared, I’m not going to be able to help them.
I did do a reading once where a spirit appeared to me in my White Room (the mental construct I go to when I do readings) and she nearly gave me a heart attack. She had shot herself in the face and showed me the whole image. And she was standing right over me. It took me a moment to collect myself and I was quite startled. She wasn’t trying to frighten me, she was just in an intense situation and probably didn’t know that I would react so strongly to her grisly visage.
So my advice is to get a clear connection with your guides and tell them what you are and are not willing to tolerate. Also, make sure you vibrate at a reasonably high frequency normally. If you’re depressed, angry, sad, ashamed, or guilty you might attract lower vibrational beings when you open yourself up. And lastly, decide in advance that if a spirit does show up, you’ll only be startled and not afraid. They aren’t there to hurt you. They’re there to reach out for your help. If you have this gift, think of all the good you can do with it. Don’t let a little fear stop you.