Q: Hello! What are shadow people? I'm not gonna lie, I saw one a couple of years ago and he (it felt masculine) scared the crap out of me. I essentially ignored him till he left. But it did affect me to the point where I block out seeing but not sensing
So, from my understanding, Shadow People can be one of three things:
Deceased Loved Ones
Some appear in the guise of light, some appear in shadow - it depends on which apparition they think will do the best job of getting your attention. If the appearance shocks and frightens you, but you otherwise don’t get an icky or frightened feeling, then it’s probably just a friendly light spirit checking in and saying hi.
When we die, most (but not all), people cross over into the Light/Heaven/Source/WhateverYouWantToCallIt. Those that don’t cross over we call “Earthbound.” They didn’t cross over out of fear, or confusion - there are many reasons why someone might fail to cross over. The point is, without returning to Source, they’re stuck as Spirits with a lower-vibration than those that are in the light. They carry pain, fear, anxiety, and other “low” energies with them which is why that they can make us feel fearful/icky/anxious when we encounter them.
Some will eventually cross over all on their own, some need a little help. They’re really not dangerous. Just sad. You can either help them cross over, tell them to leave (call in specific light spirits and Angels to help with this), or ignore them. It’s up to you. I personally feel an obligation to try and help them cross over, but not everyone wants to do that, and not every Spirit is ready to do that.
(Note: You will find WILDLY varying information on this topic. So this here is just my personal opinion from personal research and experience. If it resonates with you, take it. If not, leave it. I’m not interested in a big debate or argument.)
These are the things that a lot of Mediums don’t like to talk about. They’re not human. However, I believe that they are exceedingly rare. I believe that 99% of the time there’s an icky feeling attached to a shadow, you’re dealing with an Earthbound. Movies and television shows have done a great job of hyping up the whole haunted-demonic-malevolent-entity schtick to the point that if you watch a lot of those things, you’re more likely to find the creepy stuff at your door.
You’re showing an interest. When you show an interest in them, it’s kind of like giving them a wave. You catch their attention. Additionally, if you live a low-vibration kind of lifestyle, they’ll also be more interested in you. Like attracts like.
How can you tell if the shadow is a low-vibration entity? You’ll feel like you’re being attacked. Literally. It won’t just be scary, not just the heebie-jeebies, it will be like night terrors. If you suspect that you’ve got a low-vibration entity on your hands the thing to do is stay calm.
Yeah, I know that sounds ridiculous, but I’m serious here. Just calm down. The more negative energy you expend, the more energy it has to feed off of. So call in your guides and angels, if you’re on the Christian spectrum, then use the tools that are available from that belief system, get the help of a professional medium or shaman, bring some light into the room, bring light into yourself, shield, set boundaries, sage, use crystals, and don’t retreat. You have the physical body. You’re both spiritual power, and physical power. That makes you stronger. Take a break from the Paranormal Activity marathon, and take care of it.
If you're struggling with what might be an entity, I can offer help - just reach out to me via my coaching page.