Many people have told us that they sometimes wake up at night and see, what appears to be, spirits in their bedroom.
There are several possible explanations for this experience.
The spirits may be lost souls who, after their physical bodies died, have not yet gone to “the Light.” Perhaps the deaths occurred nearby, or they simply follow some people home. This is more likely if you work in a hospital, live near a cemetery, or have recently visited either.
If this was the case, audibly telling them to “go to the Light” will help direct them to a better place as will asking your guides of the Light to help with the process.
They may have been souls (yours included) who are back from the future to see how things are progressing with you. We don’t have a lot of explanation for this one, but we think it’s possible and feel we’ve experienced it ourselves.
They may have been spirit guides checking in with you.
They may be the souls of people sleeping, or temporarily away from their bodies for some other reason, and something attracted them to you.
It’s fairly common to feel like there are souls or spirits in the same room with you. Though many mean well, it can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep when they drop by for a visit. It can help to clear and protect yourself and your bedroom by visualizing healing, white light before bed if you don’t want to be bothered.
Finally, this type of experience could involve some mischievous entities. They’re usually more bothersome, like bratty children, than dangerous, so there’s not much to fear if this is the case. Ask your guides of the Light for protection and surround your home and yourself nightly with white Light.
The practice of surrounding one’s self with white light has much to do with the power of intent; if you believe you’re protected, you are more likely to be protected.
We regularly have experiences related to what you’ve described.
One experience occurred in Miami during the first night Stephen was living in his new apartment. He was awakened at 3 AM feeling like someone was placing their hand on his leg. He turned on the light but no one was there, so he meditated and perceived a man in his late 20s who had died of a drug overdose in the apartment. He sensed the entity was scared and unsure of where to go. Stephen called in his guides of the Light, the young man’s guides of the Light, and guided him into the Light.
A few days later, Stephen checked with the apartment management and found out that the last apartment occupant, a man in his late 20s, had in fact died in the apartment, but management didn’t know the cause.
A second experience occurred in Los Angeles. Many times for over a year, Stephen was awakened in the middle of the night feeling that an older woman was standing in the doorway of his bedroom. Since this type of experience is common for Stephen, it didn’t bother him much, but he knew it was best for her (and him) to move on. On several occasions, he used sage, his guides, and white light to clear the space and help her go to the light, but she didn’t seem to want to leave.
Eventually Stephen stopped sensing her presence and recently happened to ask his neighbor if the previous occupant had died in his home. The neighbor’s eyes got very wide and he asked why, and Stephen told him about the night-time visitations. He said that yes, an older woman who used to live there had a stroke and died. He described the woman and Stephen felt that this very well might have been the soul of the same woman he was sensing.
While talking with his neighbor (who is a writer for TV sitcoms) about sensing the former occupant’s spirit, Stephen was joking about it, which seemed to startle the man even more than how Stephen knew that an older woman had died in the home. Hollywood is known for portraying death, the unseen planes, and other metaphysical topics as scary and even evil.
However, to Stephen, they’re neither scary nor evil, just a part of life.
Copyright © 2006 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo