How To See Spirits – a short guide to spiritual clairvoyance

amanda linette meder

Spiritual Clairvoyance

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.

4. shadows

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

Problems That Arise As You Develop Your Psychic Abilities

By Calleen WIlder

Even though this question is on this blog, I wanted to share it with all of you in case you missed it.

I believe this is common for many people who are “opening up”.  So if you missed it, here is what he was experiencing, along with what I suggested he might do in order to rectify it.

Of course, you can always grab a copy of my Psychic Development Course Book & CD if you want to look further into this.  Still, this brief synopsis might be enough to help you with some of what might be going on in your own life.

Psychic Development


QUESTION:  Hi, my name is Mark and like penny I have many gifts. Most common to me are telepathy, speaking with animals (yet fairly new), I’ve seen spirits, been touched/hugged by spirits, been placed in people’s body’s (spirit wise), received and gave messages, visions, past life recalls for most people, been into someone’s meditation space, weird things moving without touching, out of body experiences, empathy (seems like it never ends), been able to make people change lanes when in deep focus, I can see the real ness of a person when they place their fronts up, I can see into people’s lives almost like I loved it myself, honestly the list goes on.

I was told like a radio, I channel many gifts by the touch of the knob. Yet I haven’t found the right teacher. I love crystals and recently started getting into them it’s been about two years now, I never believed so much into these kinds of things until I cheated death three times. Once at birth, in 2006 and just last year. Everything is so overwhelming that when things finally started happening to me I get like I belonged in a patted room. Finally able to speak about it, my grandmother was psychic and had abilities. She even held me In the hospital the week I was born and I still can recall what she has made me recall in words “if you want it, practice it, if you don’t let it go.” In this case, letting it go is no option. Within all the near death experiences I feel as if I was given these abilities contracted to me and my life. I know too much without a thought, yet I struggle so much that it shuts down and I’ve been down for awhile. I’ve only been at this for a little over two years now but it’s been ongoing all my life.

All I need is help and understanding. If there’s anyway that could be possible, I’d truly appreciate it.

MY ANSWER:  In reply to Mark.

Hi Mark… It sounds like your gifts are many and intense. What I’ve learned is that the only way to control/conquer them is to fight through them. Trial by fire as they say. In the beginning of really “opening up and working with my gifts” I had times where I literally zoned out in the middle of groups, or once in a Lowe’s. My friend found me staring at pots for several minutes. I had no idea I was even in a store any longer and had to be guided out. It seems I was simply overwhelmed from all the people and their energy around me and couldn’t stand anymore stimuli… so I sort of left.

Since then I’ve learned that if I channel the gifts in some way (my way is doing readings) I have an outlet for all the energy. I’ve also found that asking your personal guide, I call mine my Gatekeeper but you can call them whatever you like, to step in and control the speed and amount of information you’re getting, they can help a lot. They can’t make it all go away. BUT, your most personal guide can act somewhat like a traffic cop and prevent some of it from getting in to you… they can also redirect, re-channel, and dismiss some of what’s coming your way… but you HAVE to give them to permission to do so.

Still, the energy with so many gifts is always, always, always going to be there… so you must find a release. For instance, if you feel something pertaining to someone, share it with them. It doesn’t matter if you’re right or wrong really, just sharing it allows the energy to leave your space and enters their’s.

Also, try saying something to this effect, “With the white light surrounding me I now ask that my Gatekeeper be in charge of what can and cannot influence me.”

Understand you’re a beacon for not only beings, but for energy in general. Thus, wherever there’s accumulated energy it will want to come to you. It “recognizes” you, like water flowing to the low spot in any lake, energy flows where it feels most comfortable… most received.

Another thing I sometimes say is, “The only thing allowed in my space belongs to me, Calleen (yes, say your own name because you vibrate to it), all else must leave and is blocked”.

Claim your space. Ask your guide, as often as needed, but at first at least once a day, to direct the energy for you while toning down the volume. Ask them to control the energy and give them permission to control what gets to you.

I think that’s the key, learning how to express the energy when needed and controlling it all the rest of the time as much as possible. It’s you claiming your gifts, acknowledging their power, and then telling the Universe and all beings in it what you will accept and what you won’t. Making demands and refusing to be a totally open vessel all the time. Laying boundaries.

It’ll take some work and some practice, but I promise, you will be able to drastically improve your life if you do just these few things.

I hope that helps,


These Are the Innate Psychic Abilities of Each Zodiac Sign


Psychic Abilities

Everyone has psychic ability,  Accepting this is the first step in harnessing your own powers. While this is generally a simple and well-understood concept, it gets a little more complicated when ascertaining exactly what type of psychic powers we all possess.

Each person you meet can tap into the collective unconscious and extract something. It takes practice, confidence and the ability to discern between what you want and what you feel. Most importantly, though, is to know the limits of your own sign of the zodiac.

Your psychic abilities are tied to your astrological birth sign. If you know your sign, you can learn to focus on the specific psychic abilities you possess. Next you can try: Ten Ways to Improve Your Psychic Abilities or 6 Tools to Help Improve Your Psychic Abilities

Psychic Powers by Zodiac Sign

Aries March 21 – April 19

Right Place, Right Time

Your psychic ability is finding the next big thing. For example, while simply walking aimlessly, you come upon a party and discover a performer who is honing his or her act in front of ten friends and some family, who will sell millions of dollars’ worth of concert tickets next year. You’re a talent magnet!

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Sensing the Invisible Border

The Bull taps deep into understanding boundaries. You avoid tension by never crossing the invisible line of acceptable behavior that every person establishes. You can sense when someone is trying to get past your personal barriers and are fearless in confronting these interlocutions before they get too deep.

How to Protect Yourself from a Psychic Attack

Super good to know!  Unfortunately this stuff really does happen.  In fact, I had it happen to me even when I thought such things weren’t possible.  And let me assure you, ignorance was not my friend because it had some pretty devastating effects on my life.

So, here’s some great advice should you ever feel someone is energetically, mentally, or spiritually attacking you.  Plus, even if you aren’t under attack, all of the things listed below are great self-care things regardless.

Psychic Attack

Psychic Attack

‘Long Island Medium’ had brain tested to prove psychic abilities

By Fox News

I found this article revealing because I almost never remember what I said during medium readings. People are usually surprised by this too. I explain it like I’m in a dream and when the reading is over, I wake up. Perhaps in truth, the normal functioning part of my brain seriously just went blank like the article below talks about. Super cool!

Psychic Abilities

Theresa Caputo was determined to prove to the world that she has a gift.

The 50-year-old star of TLC’s reality TV series “Long Island Medium” appeared Thursday on “Fox & Friends,” where she recalled getting her brain tested by a doctor in front of cameras to show there was something different about her.

“They did find that I do access a part of my brain that we typically don’t and that my brain actually goes blank,” Caputo said of what the medical scans showed while she was channeling. “It’s almost like it flatlines. Like, it’s clear as I’m channeling.”

Caputo said she was not surprised by the results.

“I always said that my brain doesn’t work like everyone else’s,” she explained. “I always said since I was a young child, ‘Mom, I don’t feel right. I don’t feel like I belong. I feel different.’”

Caputo added that it wasn’t until her late 20s and early 30s when she fully realized her psychic abilities. Before then, she assumed anyone could speak to the dead just like her.

“I thought everyone saw what I was sensing and feeling,” said Caputo.

The celebrity medium has received backlash from some critics, questioning her reported abilities to communicate with the dead. However, the comments don’t faze Caputo, who insisted her goal is to help people move forward after tragedy.

“You know, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But you speak to the people that I channeled their loved ones and it has changed their lives in a positive way,” she said. “And look, there are common things that spirits have me say. That’s not my fault that there are only so many different ways that people can die. Those things are common. But spirits talk about unique things that there’s no way I would know about.”

This article originally appeared on Fox News.

There Are 4 Types Of Psychic Gifts, And Here’s How To Recognize Yours

By Rosebud Baker for

Everyone is a little bit psychic, but most of us just tend to pass off our psychic gifts as “coincidental” or “weird.”

Many people believe being psychic means you wake up one day with a mind-blowing superpower.

But having psychic abilities doesn’t mean you’re immediately endowed with an uncanny ability to see the future.

So, we should view these psychic gifts as skills that take practice, just like playing piano.

Though we may not all have highly developed psychic abilities, every one of us possesses intuition and a sixth sense. By looking at these two qualities, we can get clues and signs as to where our psychic abilities lie.

You can also take various quizzes to see which gifts you’re most associated with.

There are a four types of psychic abilities that regular, everyday people have, but they each receive information in different ways.

The way in which you receive information is how your psychic gift is categorized, and the signs are pretty obvious:

Clairvoyance or “clear seeing”

Clairvoyance is defined as the ability to “see” the future.

How Guardian Angels Speak to Us

By Calleen Wilder

guardian angels

I’m sharing this because over the years I’ve discovered that many people think that those in spirit talk to us like other people talk to us.  Yet, being a psychic/medium for like basically forever (lol), I’ve learned that those in spirit speak to us nearly as easily and commonly as other people do, just not nearly as blatantly.

Even when I do sessions, I almost never hear actual words.  Remember, those in spirit don’t have voice boxes anymore.  They don’t need them.  They talk via telepathy, energetic exchange, and I imagine in a whole host of other ways.

Now granted, occasionally I hear (with my physical ears) a word.  I’ve even been awakened by someone calling my name or saying something very loudly in my ear.  However, that is not the norm.

The norm involves signs, feelings, impressions, thoughts, repeated words, and those glorious moments where we get so caught up in the moment we lose all track of space and time (love those).

Sometimes we might even see pictures in our heads… perhaps of a face, a situation playing out, or small glimpses (like snapshots) of all sorts of things.

But again, these aren’t like seeing something with the physical eyes.  Nope.  This involves seeing something with your internal/psychic/third/perceptive eye.

The closest I can come to explaining it is to give you an example, via an exercise.

Step #1 – Take a deep breath and close your eyes (not before reading step 2 though… ha)!

Step #2 – Imagine either someone calling your name… maybe even from your childhood.  Or picture the face of the first person you loved.  Or, imagine the smell of your grandmother’s pies or your grandfather’s cigars.

That, my friends, is how you receive information and impressions from those in spirit.

Hence, pay attention to any and all clues.  There are no accidents.  But there are a lot of opportunities missed by people who insist on explaining all these beautiful daily miracles away by trying to make sense of them.

Earth sense has no place in the spiritual realm… remember that.  It’s special in that sort of way.



To be intuitive is to be self-aware. To be self-aware is to be able to grasp the immaterial parts of yourself that exist within the physical doing and being.

The benefits to this kind of understanding are obviously endless, but seldom discussed are all the challenges that come with being very attuned to your intuitive, inner ‘knowing.’ To speak to it and more, here, all the things highly intuitive people have to deal with every day:

1. We always know when someone is bullshitting us, even when we aren’t able to say anything about it.

For the sake of maintaining our family structures or keeping our jobs, we can’t always call people out on their absolute lack of awareness, and that becomes really frustrating when we see them being tripped up by the lack of insight that they’re closed to having.

Sensitives2. Almost nothing is as infuriating as when people fake emotion, because we can pick up on that as much as we can pick up on the real stuff.

And it’s something people do all the time: feign emotion to get a certain reaction from others (usually attention or love.)

This is as physically palpable as any real emotion, and is endlessly frustrating, because we end up feeling as though we have to fake a response and feigning our own emotional experience is essentially the antithesis to our existence.

3. We feel weirdly responsible for fixing the world’s problems.


This is probably just the result of letting intuition fade over into empathy and then letting empathy fade over into adopting emotions and issues that aren’t really ours.

We routinely find ourselves in hours-deep conversations trying to figure out everyone else’s problems as though they were our own.

4. It’s sometimes difficult to be able to determine whether we’re over-thinking or actually picking up on something.

SensitivesThe irony of not intuitively knowing whether or not you’re being intuitive is not lost on me, but the point is that we’re human, we’re fallible, sometimes we think we’re feeling something only because our thoughts have convinced us so.

(It’s extremely crucial for intuitive people to be able to use logic to determine what they trust and how they act on it.)

5. We live in a world that values mental logic, not emotional reasoning.

Our “get things done at any cost and as quickly as possible” attitude is responsible for much of our collective misery, though people haven’t entirely picked upon that yet. In the meantime, we more emotion-based individuals still have to exist in this world, and we all know how overly-emotional people are treated in the structure as it stands (… not particularly well).

6. We can sense more than we often want to, so we end up closing ourselves off. Sensitives

We honestly don’t always want to know the things we instinctively do, and the realization that we have that capability often leads to a fearful shutting down of our own emotions just so we don’t have to cope with the potential of running into something we don’t know how to deal with.

7. We are hyper-self-conscious because we’re aware of how people think.

We were the kids who were always anxious about what other people were thinking – usually because we could pretty much accurately ‘know,’ in a way that other people weren’t able to. It’s not that we were particularly victimized, only that we were conscious of people’s inner thought processes to a degree that others weren’t.

Sensitives8. There’s nothing we want more than just to “figure things out.”

We’re the people who thrive on certainty, who only want to dive into a relationship when we’re sure that it’s with “the one.”

This becomes a struggle because life isn’t about being certain, it’s about trying anyway. Nothing ever happened because someone was certain it “should,” it happened because someone was certain they wanted to try, and did.

That simple misplacement of awareness can cost you a lot of mental-emotional sanity, if you don’t know you’re doing it.

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