QUESTION - Hi, I am very new to this. But something strange happened when my grandma died. She gave me a green ring and asked me to wear it on my right ring finger. I did so after she died.
Funny things are happening to me, the other night i got very angry on my dad and his tv started malfunctioning on its own. A few of these visions I went online and checked, for psych visions and ended up on the Wiccan site. I think there's more to this. I started candle meditation.
Two of my spells have worked almost. The funny thing is, my dreams.
I have never had such vivid dreams. The description, topic, everything is new.
At night, after clearing my altar I hear sounds, which I've never heard before.
Last night those sounds were active till 2am in the morning.
I have become very conscious, when i stare at people and concentrate its like i can feel what they are not saying.
I have always been a very chitty chatty person. Now all i do is either in my circle, with a candle or looking for answers online.
Please help me out. I feel the power, i need to use it well.
Also, keep this discreet.
ANSWER - I've got three ways to answer this question and it depends on whether or not the experiences are linked to your Grandmother's ring and whether we take your experiences as being linked to the supernatural. So firstly, we will assume that the experiences have little link between them and all have rational explanations. So, you are grieving for your Grandma, your temper is a little short, you shout at your father - perfectly explainable. You withdraw from other people and spend more time by yourself. Again, easily explained. Your emotions are running high which causes your dreams to become more vivid. You are awake more at night and more aware of the house settling noises as a result. Your malfunctioning tv - coincidence.
Having said that, given that you have had so many experiences that differ to the norm for you in a short space of time, it would seem likely that they are linked in some way. I do not feel we can write them off as merely grief and /or coincidence.
Secondly we look at whether your Grandmother and her ring have any significance. Possibly. We cannot overlook the fact that your Grandmother is choosing to be present in your home. However, I think this is unlikely. You make no mention of any of the typical signs present when a home is inhabited by a spirit. Nor does it seem likely at all that your Grandma is possessing you as a person. Such an explanation just doesn't fit the facts. So we can reject a direct link to the spirit world as an explanation.
So this is what I think is going on. You are at a stage in your life when your other senses are starting to develop. The death of your Grandmother has accelerated this by focusing your mind onto bigger questions like death and mortality. This leaves you more open to experiences that perhaps you have not noticed before. As you sense external powers that take you out of your comfort zone you start to feel a bit uneasy which leads you to spend a great deal of your time trying to work out what is going on. So your experiences were not created by either the death of your Grandmother or by her ring but by your own growing and heightened perception as a result of her death. Don't fix on the ring, as an item itself it isn't the significant factor here, except perhaps as a symbol of the love your Grandmother had for you. I think you are moving into a period in your life when your strengths and your powers are starting to develop and quite naturally you are starting to seek answers and guidance as to how to use them. The key thing to remember is that you would have started eventually to awaken these parts of yourself whether your Grandmother had died or not. She may well have been the catalyst but it is highly unlikely she was the cause.
With this in mind, where do you go from here? Well the thing that jarred with me in your question is the fact that you seem to be spending all your time in solitary circle work or on the internet. I would strongly urge you to strike a balance between what you are doing and socialising with others. Don't force your journey by focusing all your energies and intent on it. Let it flow naturally. Let it become a part of your life instead of taking over all of your life. If you genuinely are destined to follow a path as a magical practitioner/witch/whatever you will succeed better by creating a balance between your magical workings and yourself as a person.
Let the power flow through you, start with some basic spells to direct your energy and see what you can achieve with it. Knowledge is great but don't see the internet as a substitute for practical experimentation and your own development. Set some time aside to work on channelling your energies. Get a book on meditation and learn how to centre and ground so you are in a healthy state of mind when attempting this work. And like I say, don't neglect the other parts of your life. The you of the power and the energy is just a part of who you are. Please don't neglect the other bits.
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