If you are reading this article, chances are, you have the ability to see spirits already and this post will be a matter of sorting out and in what ways.
This gift to see spirits is called clairvoyance, and it often starts coming in much earlier than when you’d start to notice it.
While most people sense spirits before they ever see them, often the sensing is accompanied by other clues that you are being visited by those in the spirit world.
These clues come in a variety of ways – they can use signs and symbols, noises, movement, and visuals. Spirits can visit you both while you are awake and while you are dreaming, but in this article, we’re focusing specifically on waking visits – those in which you are fully aware of your surroundings.
I get a lot of questions on how you can see spirits, so in this article, I share with you the 5 most common ways that I, clients, and friends of mine see spirits.
Trust me, you aren’t imagining it.
5 Most Common Ways To See Spirits
1. heat wave air
The energetic vibration and density of a spirit is different than that of beings and things in the physical world, including air, so seeing a change in the density or texture in the air around you is most common. This can manifest into visual snow, but not always. Most commonly, you’ll see something that looks like a fuzzy air heat wave materialize and move across a room.
Fuzzy air looks most like a heat wave in a definitive shape. Often people see this ‘heat wave’ type air when the lights are low – as it’s easiest to see subtle energies in dim lighting.
2. mind’s eye
Yup, in your mind. This is called soul to soul seeing.
Behind your physical eyes, between your brows, is the Third Eye Chakra (the mind’s eye), which is where your intuitive eye is housed. We are a soul within a body and just as the body has a sensory system, so does your soul body.
Your third eye energy center extends in front of you and behind you, and when you are using your mind’s eye to see, the images will appear as memory or a flash of an image. The images can also flash in front or your eyes, so you will “see” something, but it’s not with your physical eyes.
The best way I can describe how this happens is that we are all Spirit first, then human body, second. We are in Spirit before we are born onto an earth body. Thus, when we are young, we have the ability to see and sense spirit to some degree, but as we get older, we become convinced that it isn’t real (either with our own help or by the assistance of others) and, train ourselves to stop seeing them with our physical eyes. . . but your mind will still pick up the images. I explain how in this article: how- I See Faces When I Close My Eyes. Why?
3. sparkles of light
This is a very common way to see angels, spirit guides, and deceased loved ones.
Appearing as a flicker of light, similar to the sunlight reflecting off of water or off a mirror.
Sometimes the light sparkles are different color tones – with each spirit who visits you having a slight variation and shade of white light. Other times, it’s a fleck of white light out of the corner of your eyes. Watch for these, you aren’t losing your vision . . . the spirits are stopping by to say ‘hello.’
Typically, when a light sparkle is a spirit rather than something else, it tends to diagonally above you and in your peripheral vision, most often, to the right side of your vision.
Seeing sparkles of light is also a sign of your third eye chakra opening.
We’ve all heard of the Shadow People.
However, loving, compassionate, and peaceful spirits can and will also appear in shadow form.
Deceased loved ones and spirit guides will often appear this way, which doesn’t mean they want to harm you . . . it just means that’s the way they know how and can appear to you to appear to you.
Appearing in Spirit to someone on the physical plane can be difficult and something that takes practice.
If there are shadows in your house, it could be a visitation by a guide or a deceased loved one . . . so say hello and thank them for stopping by. But if it feels like a ‘lower energy’, then it might be . . . so be careful – use your intuition.
5. full or partial apparition
This is rarer, but yes, you can see spirits as a full or partial apparition.
Deceased loved ones and angels often appear in this way.
Full/partial apparitions are usually whitish in hue and smoky in texture, however, they can also appear in full color or resembling a hologram. Often times you will only see a spirit in this form for less than 15 seconds and this is likely because of the amount of energy it takes to materialize.
You can ask them to visit you again in full apparition and they will most likely try to learn to focus their energy more intently to appear this way. Be patient, it’s a powerful skill that takes time to learn – for both you and those in Spirit.
Seeing them in your Peripheral Vision:
In all of the above methods of visitations, almost always, spirits will not simply materialize in front of your face. Not most of the time anyway.
For most of us, that would be terrifying, shocking or just downright startling, and because deceased loved ones, guides, and angels care about you – they don’t want to scare or upset you. So they don’t appear that way.
Over time, as you get more comfortable with the spirit world, this will happen, if it hasn’t already – Spirits appearing more casually around you. But for now watch for sparkles of light, shadows, apparitions, and fuzzy air in your peripheral vision – in the corners of your eyes.
If you thought you saw something pass by the doorway – you did.
If you caught a glimmer of light with no reflecting surfaces around – consider it a nice way someone is saying hello to you.
These are just a few of the ways those in Spirit can appear.
To learn more about how you can see, hear and sense those in spirit, check out my eBook, The Medium’s Toolkit, which goes over all of the ways Spirit can be seen, heard and felt. It also discusses what you can actually do with your gifts – both for yourself and others.
Amanda Linette Meder