Why Some People See Spirits and Others Do Not?

A very common question people ask is why do some people see spirits or ghosts but others do not. I thought I had already answered this here The Occult Blogger however after scouring the blog I have found that there no specific post on the topic, rather there is hints on what my point is on the subject rather than actually answering the question. This is my full assessment on the question..

The human mind and spirit really is amazing, in order to function fully as to what a normal a human is taught from a very early age that what is real and what is not.. This is true in most cultures however in this post i will touch on western culture in focus as within a western culture unless we can touch feel or see we are conditioned early that whatever we experience is NOT real. This is perceived on almost all levels including those that believe in religion, unless you are in the belief of what your parents or those around believe then it simply is not true to a highly conditioned mind. However to those that are conditioned early into these beliefs it does not matter to what extent, belief can make all sorts of realities that to others are very blind?

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Basic Image above illustrating how three controls in life limit spiritual growth.

Do you often wonder why those that believe in God or Jesus have visions of Jesus or God..? Or that those that believe in Buddha have visions or experiences of that particular belief. While that does not mean what they are experiencing is wrong, it simply means that conditioning aligned them to some degree to that experience. You see the beauty of spiritual experience is that is always happening, it is just that we blind ourselves to what really is going on.. By believing in something it makes it more likely that we will have some type of experience many times in our life. Now here is the crutch of the whole concept of this is that all these experiences are given because you are opening yourself to them and excepting with the mind that within your understanding they are okay by normal human standards. Thus a christian seeing Jesus or a Buddhist seeing Buddha they all are having there own experiences that they see to be what they can handle with the way there mind is set up or to some what there spirit can handle also. So this means in essence whatever you see or have an experience with is more so a door to what you can open inside yourself. A spiritual door. Basically un-tapping the Occult aspect of yourself, the unknown. Meditation being a perfect example of opening higher levels of consciousness.

So in reality it does not matter if you see Jesus or Buddha or a simple white light, neither religion or experience is the one true religion, instead it is a door opening to parts of you and for the mind to handle that door being opened in which the mind likes to put images to these experiences. I hope that makes sense. This means that all these experiences are real, do not get me wrong, what i am referring to is the experience of the image that is seen during these experiences is that what you feel you can handle.

Okay so now that i have covered that concept, you are probably wondering on the question at hand, why do some people see spirits or ghosts, well this totally correlates to this topic, if you allow your conditioning to be broken down then that allows you to see things that are generally hidden by what the mind can handle. That goes with all types of spirits, this does not mean that we all want to go and un-condition ourselves or that it is easy to do, do not get me wrong, over 90% of us would hate to be able to have this experience or have this gift. It is not fun and like most that have it, they feel like it is something that is more distracting than beneficial.

So after breaking all this down, we get down to the basics, the main reason some people do not spirits is that there own mind and spirit does not believe based on early conditioning and two that they are afraid mentally to believe. That is okay, the mind will protect those that are, it has defenses, so we can get on with our lives. However to some others who are born with it or thrown away old conditioning it leaves them open more so to what is really there, if they choose to pursue it that is.

In a way it is like a little kid before any major conditioning, they can have myriads of experiences with spirits or ghosts and as they grow up these types of experiences fad with belief and mental conditioning.

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  1. If this was true it would mean that if a deity decideed to come bursting through the sky to judge humanity all of the atheists would be completely oblivious to it. They wouldn’t believe it so they wouldn’t seee it.

    Why do you consider this a more likely possibility than the reverse: that people who see spirits are so keen to believe that they mistake perfectly ordinary phenomena for apparitions? Considering the wealth of docuimentary evidence supporting similar effects within the mind this seems almost certain to be true. Why do you dismiss this without even a mention?

    • Hey Chris,
      If you are referring to the mind dying creating this experience alone, well that could be possible however there are many elements towards my theory. And many correlations from peoples experiences that say otherwise. There is always a common story. While the mind i am sure is amazing, these stories are usually described as more vivid an experience in comparison to the mind simply dying and creating a hallucination. In fact it has been documented that this experience is common in those with perfect minds. Those that are simply dying for another reason ( could be anything ) and where the mind should not play such a big role of say hallucination. Because of all the correlations and testimonies on the subject it gives it much more support.

    • Hey Chris again,

      I wanted to add that, this post subject is about spiritual doors and what the mind and spirit can handle in order to have a spiritual experience.

      If the person has been subjected to a situation where the concepts are thrown on them of ghosts or dragons or basically anything this can play tricks in the mind, i do not disagree. That is mind tricks only. However that does not mean every time someone sees a spirit or ghost that it is because of mind tricks. Many people have experiences whether they are subjected to it as a thought or not.

  2. I have been seening things since I can remember and I did not ask for this…I hate it…

    • I totally understand, I’ve seen, heard etc spirits from my very first memories and hated it too but it sent me on my spiritual search (in my teens) to try and understand. All I can say is that for me it became a blessing in disguise and after MANY years of searching and putting together the jigsaw puzzle I found my pathway and my mentor and for that I’m thankful.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I totally agree with you b/c I’ve been having my ghostly and spiritual encounters from the age of 8 yrs old.. It is an amazing and intriguing phenomena 🙂 <3

  4. Recently I installed video surveillance cameras in my house and one day at work I happen to flip to the view within my browser. Saw my wife walk from the kitchen and back into the bedroom but then strangely after she was out of site I saw a white light moving very rapidly off the walls and floor in different spots. It didn’t last long; maybe one minute or so and that was it. I actually have this recorded. It was about 7:00AM and there wasn’t any sunlight at my home at this time, so there’s no way light from the outside of the house would’ve reflected on areas in the hall where I saw it. If anyone knows where I can send this video to please let me know. I am very curious about this. I’m not afraid in the least. I cannot logically explain to myself what this is.
    Thanks, sincerely,
    Spencer M.

  5. I have been having these experiences of seeing and feeling spirits near me, I have been experiencing this since i was a little girl, and I am 18, but i am confused why I am having this, was I blessed with this to do something with it or what? Any answers would be very helpful.

    • Hey Nikki,
      Thanks for the comment, a lot of people who have this gift usually end up having to except it. One of my friends who is a psychic is much the same, she sees spirits a lot. My friend does readings for people for a living so that is what I mean by excepting.

      What I suggest you do though, is try not to get upset about it, it will not help, instead start meditating regularly which will give you more control of yourself, plus it will attract the right conscious tuning as well.

  6. Angelina says:

    I tend to feel some one touch on my shoulder I don’t always jump when this happens I smile because only family have ever been in this house since the 1900’s .. I seen a lil boy cry at my door way n from time to time a large lady turns the lights off at the switch I don’t get scared I just thank her.. Also hear ppl n my daughter just sit there looking up at something or someone n giggle I embrace these spirits or how ever you choose to name them but my sisters (6) never hear see or feel any of this n call me crazy but it’s ok cause I know they are there n I’m never alone

    • Hey Angelina,
      Thanks for the share, many find it hard to accept that they see spirits ( when sensitive ) so hearing from you that you have accepted that it happens sometimes is a much different positive perspective to share.


    • Hey Brenda,
      Thanks for the comment. Some people get tuned into this more as they get older and there brain is changing. It is good to hear she is alert as well.
      Of course make sure to let her doctor know as well, just in case.. 😉

  8. I been seeing shit sence I was a lil boy ive had dreams were antities are tryn to get me like they always mess with me like they want me to know that there there or sum I need answers please

  9. Madison Alvis says:

    I have been seeing things since I was really really little. Most people say its because I went through the spirit veil before I came out of the womb. My aunt and great grandma say I need to use it in a beneficial way rather than have it become a distraction. We need to make a group or find a group for everyone to join whom is different. My aunt also said I should keep my gifts to myself because people will think I’m mad. My mother already doesn’t and never will, believe me. Ever since I was little. My mom and aunt were using the oujia board and a ghost said I was special. Then something happened and she is afraid of me I think.


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