Howdy! Today, I’m answering a community question:
“Sometimes when I sleep I see a flash and right after and I feel my heart start to clench, like someone squeezing it. Does that mean spirit is trying to communicate with me or is it something else? I know that I don’t have any illness or heart problems so it’s not a physical issue. Can you clarify what’s going on?” – Frances
First, super important:
I am not a doctor and I don’t play one on the internet. I can tell you what MY personal experience is with spirit communication, BUT, for the love of all things vintage, if you are having chest pains, get to a doctor and get it checked out. You should not have physical pain when communicating with spirit.
With that said…
- Seeing the face of Spirit in your minds eye, and
- Seeing flashes or sparkles of light, and
- Hearing Spirit voices
… are common things that can happen when someone’s psychic abilities are opening up. I wrote a whole post about it here that will help you understand why this phenomenon happens.
Next, when we communicate with Spirit we CAN get various sensations in our body and we CAN see things like sparkly lights.
For example, I always know Spirit is around when I see these pretty, sparkly white lights that I catch out of the corner of my eye.
Also, my “sign” that someone in Spirit passed of a heart attack is a tingly sensation in my chest. It does NOT cause me any physical discomfort, it’s more of a slight tingle.
If you are connecting with someone in Spirit who passed of say, a heart attack, you very well could get some sort of sensation in your chest.
Same goes with other ways of passing and physical ailments that people had while living…
- If a person passed of pancreatic cancer, you may feel a heaviness or twinge in your stomach.
- For a toothache, you may feel a twinge in your tooth or mouth.
- If a person had migraines while they were living or passed of a head injury, you may get a heaviness or tingle in your head for a few moments.
- Should never cause you physical pain.
- Should not last more than a few moments.
What to do if the sensation is too intense
If the sensation you are feeling is too much or frightening you, there are a few things you can do:
Ask Your Spirit Guides to “Tune it Down”
If anything EVER feels like too much, ask your Guides for help. Tell them that it’s too intense and ask them to tune it down. Visualize taking a remote control and lowering the volume (i.e. turning down the sensation, image, etc.).
Get Control of Your Gifts
The worst gift I ever got from my husband was an oven mitt. Yes, I said, “mitt,” as in, “just one“.
Actually, it was an “Ove Glove”. (My kids still shudder when they think about the Christmas of ’08 when dad gave mom the Ove Glove.)
Since ’08, I have taught my husband that an Ove Glove is a horrible gift to give a woman. With love and patience, I’ve showed him what kinds of things I like to receive as gifts. (Nothing extravagant… if he takes me out for a pizza I’m happy.)
You need to use the same love and patience to show your Guides how YOU would like to receive information from Spirit.
If you are uncomfortable with the way that Spirit is communicating with you, take a minute and think about what would make you more comfortable. Then, ask your Guides to do THAT instead… a slight tingle in the arm instead of pressure in the chest… or a flutter in the shoulder… whatever is good for YOU.