What Does Spirit Sound Like the First Time You Talk?
The first time I heard Spirit say something to me, at first, I thought I had thought it myself. Somehow I knew that was not right. It was like the difference between looking at a picture of what is outside your window compared to actually looking out the window. You might say, “Oh, well, she was probably talking to herself.” I actually do that a lot, but hearing Spirit talk was definitely different from my own thoughts.
Yesterday, I got a telephone call from a longtime friend. She knows that I am a channel. I have shared lots of woo woo stories with her through the years. So, she called and said, “Tell me what you think.”
She was in the bathroom that morning. She was reading a book of daily devotions. Just something to read that can help to start your day right. Her life has been stressful lately, and it has been a real effort for her to be positive. So, as she was reading, she was also thinking about being as positive as she could be. Then she said this thought popped into her head. “Oh, just let it go for today. Just relax and take the day off.” She knew the thought wasn’t about actually taking the day off from work but from the stress of trying to be in the best mood possible.
I told her, “Congratulations. You just heard from Spirit.”
She was surprised.
It happens that way. This thought pops into your head, and you really don’t know where it came from.
It’s probably been happening that way for years, but people just put it down to an overactive imagination. Except, she knew in her heart it wasn’t her thought.
The same thing happened to me a few days before I began to channel. The situation, for us, at the time, was very tense. My husband had broken his back. We didn’t know how long he was going to be in the hospital, how long it would take him to heal, and when he would be well enough to get back to work.
The doctors couldn’t figure out what had happened other than he had a broken back. Financially, we were also in trouble because he was the primary breadwinner in the family at the time, and he could not work. In fact, it was two years before he got another job.
At the time, I had spent several years trying to talk to my Spirit Guide. I couldn’t do any of the exercises in the book I was studying. It was “Opening to Channel” by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer. I recommend it to anybody who has the desire to talk to their Spirit Guide.
In any case, I was a lousy student. I could not visualize. I could not meditate. I just could not do any of the exercises the way I thought they ought to be done. That was wrong, but I didn’t know that then.
I prayed to God but was getting nothing. It was like he didn’t care about Dennis or our plight. No answer. Nothing. Silence. That was my only standby. I’d been praying to God since I was six years old. Maybe even before that. I can’t remember.
I wanted answers.
I was getting nothing.
My friends were supportive, but they weren’t saying anything other than what I expected them to say. These were the same things I would say to them if they were in the same situation. Time will tell. Try to be patient. Pray.
I was trying to be a writer then, but I was not writing because Dennis was recovering in a body cast at home, and I was just too distracted to write anything worthwhile. He had spent 12 days in the hospital, but we were horribly worried. I was concentrating all my efforts on contacting my Spirit Guide, which by then included trying to make contact on a Ouija Board.
That’s when I had this strange thought while I sat at my computer. It said, “You have to become as innocent as you were when you were a little girl.” It just popped out of nowhere. It seemed a rather specific thought. However, it also sounded like valid advice. So, I tried to relax. I did not recognize that was Spirit at the time. Now, with all that has happened in the thirty years that have passed since then, I do know for a certainty that was the voice of Spirit.
I said to myself, “This is ridiculous. I can’t do anything about Dennis. I can’t get anywhere contacting my guide, and I’ve been neglecting my writing." So, I decided to relax.
However, to cover all the bases, I decided to type with my right hand. My desk space was wide enough to accommodate both my keyboard on the right and the Ouija board on my left. I knew it was going to be a little awkward, but I knew where all the keys were. Typing with one hand was slower, but it could be done, and that way, if somebody in Spirit wanted to say something, my left hand could rest on the planchette and be ready. Did I expect anything to happen? No. With as hard as I had been trying all those years before, I really didn’t expect magic to happen.
Thinking about it now, it seems a little silly, but I did it. Nothing more helpful than that had sprung to mind, so I just decided to try it. All of my concentration became focused on the keyboard. It does take a little getting accustomed to typing with one hand, so I was super concentrated on that. Not five minutes into doing this is when my left hand moved. Zounds! The planchette just took off on a diagonal movement from left to right across the board.
I moved the keyboard aside and put both my hands on the planchette like you are supposed to do. The first question I asked was, “Are you my guide?” The planchette moved slowly up to the YES that was printed in the upper left-hand corner of the board. Then, it began moving around and spelled out a name: S-E-T-H. I said, “Are you the same Seth that Jane Roberts channeled?” The planchette moved to YES again. After that, the planchette began to move aimlessly around the board. It didn’t spell out anything that made sense. I got the impression that just because all of this was new to me, I needed to get used to how things worked. It sounded reasonable to me.
As each day passed, I couldn’t wait to get home from work to try again to speak to my Spirit Guide on the Ouija board. Over the course of a week and a half, my experience using the Ouija board was that my hand on the planchette began to move so quickly that the planchette would get knocked off the edge of the board. After a time, I lost the planchette. It was at that point, when I was looking around for something I could use or make to be a substitute for the planchette, it occurred to me that I could just use my finger. Nowhere else had I read that was possible. I just chuckled and said, “Why not?” I thought to myself, “Who was moving the planchette around? If they were moving the planchette, why couldn’t they move my finger? It’s my Spirit Guide.”
That worked. By then, it was just a little over a week since I had first made contact with my Spirit Guide, my finger was moving like lightning across the Ouija Board, and I began to anticipate when my Spirit Guide was going to spell out.
That is when I said to myself, “I’m going crazy. This is what it must feel like to go crazy. What am I going to do?” That is the precise moment when I first “heard” my Spirit Guide. I remember he said, “Go outside. I have something important to say.” I stepped outside to our front porch, and Seth said, “You can hear me now.” I was shocked. I had no idea this was going to happen.
After that, I could hear him anywhere, at work, in the car, in the grocery store, walking on the sidewalk. It was disconcerting, but I got used to it quickly. In the beginning, I didn’t catch everything he was saying. It was sort of like sticking my fingers in and out of my ears over and over. I could hear something like every two words.
Getting accustomed to hearing from Spirit and then talking to Spirit takes a little bit of effort. Just be polite and calm down. It helps to have somebody in your life who supports you as I did with my husband. In any case, I would caution you to keep it mostly to yourself for the first year. Also, be sure that you only speak to your Spirit Guide in the beginning. It’s just one of the many rules you will make, break and adjust as time goes by and your proficiency increases.
I realize there are all sorts of Folk in Spirit, as I call them, who you will eventually be talking to, but in the beginning, it is better just to talk to one entity. Eventually? You will be talking to all sorts of spiritual teachers, famous people, people in history, your own friends and relatives, and others like your pets who have passed. I even once, just for an experiment, talked to a plastic patio chair. I wouldn’t recommend it. It was very chaotic—nothing I could understand, more like fingernails scraping across a blackboard. My point is you will be able to talk to anybody.
Will you be able to read minds? Maybe. Generally speaking, I’ve concluded that there is some sort of unwritten law that you do not intrude on anybody’s thoughts. Unless, of course, they give you permission to do that, like if you were doing a psychic reading for them. But many times, it has happened when I’ve said something, usually when I am talking to a person unknown to me, and I say something about jam jars in the cupboard put up by Aunt Mable. They almost scream and ask me, “How did you know that?” I have to shake my head and say, I’m sorry. It just sort of came out. What it means is that their Aunt Mable wanted to pass something along. It happens. It happened once to me in the grocery store with a total stranger.
You will always remember the first time Spirit talks to you. You don’t have to officially be psychic. It helps to be as curious and as innocent as you were when you were a child. However, I am of the mind that everybody is psychic, and everybody can talk to Spirit.
Thanks for reading.