You are not alone in your self-inflicted deafness.
In order to communicate with someone, you need to consider that they are listening and have something worthwhile to say. If you continue to think of spirits as “things” rather than sentient beings without bodies, you will not begin to understand what they are trying to communicate to you. You will never realize the frustration they feel when you continue to ignore them. You will also fail to see their disgust and indifference when you attempt to give them commands as if they were an Alexa-powered robot.
If you can think of spirits as dead relatives or ghosts of possibly famous people, you are beginning to think of them in a useful way. They are immortal, just as you are, and they have all sorts of useful memories and skills. If you talk with them in a friendly and caring way, you can learn what they know and put it to use for your own benefit.
There are many people who benefit from the advice they are given by friendly spirits. There are child prodigies in every country who display adult skills before they begin school. Some of these prodigies are old spirits reincarnated in new bodies, but others are able to draw upon the skills of multiple spirits like composer Alma Deutscher who has been composing music since she was 6 years old.
I discovered spirits many years ago, but I had always thought of them as things rather than as people without bodies. As time went on and I began to hear their voices in my head and began to see images from their lives, they became quite real to me. I learned to pick up their intentions and their concerns and it became obvious that they were able to influence us and to take control of us at times. On the other hand, they were able to give me advice and warnings at times which made life a far richer experience.
In 2010, I established a spiritual counseling practice and a technology for rescuing these spirits from incidents that captured their attention and caused them to remain hypnotized. Since these spirits are immortal, these beings would remain hypnotized for extremely long periods of time.
Once I recognized these spirits as beings like myself, I was able to ask them intelligent questions and recognize the answers they gave me in return. As soon as I began to communicate with some of these spirits, the others in my vicinity started asking questions and giving me opinions until my entire personal space was in an uproar. During the nights after my first solo sessions speaking to spirits, I had hundreds of spiritual beings demanding to be heard. They had spent uncounted years hanging around me with no way to communicate and once I learned how to communicate with them, they had many things they wanted to share with me.
All I had to do was check frequently during the day to see whether anyone was feeling unacknowledged and let them know I really got that and would make sure they were acknowledged in the future. So, “spiritual deafness” occurs when your spirits go out of communication with you. They shut up and will not communicate to you and you feel “deaf” spiritually.
I found out that my spirits were usually trying to help me. In fact, many spirits are trying to help the person who owns and manages the body and they are generally not acknowledged for their efforts. When they are not acknowledged for their efforts to help, they go out of communication and will not respond when you want their help.
When I learned to communicate with spirits, I started asking them, “Has anyone been unacknowledged?” and I would get these huge responses. I would even get strong emotions and rowdy remarks from the spirits in my space. I started hearing profanity from my spiritual companions for the very first time. It was a hoot! Once my spirits found that I was listening to them and cared about them, the communication turned on like a fire hose.
It may take you several readings of the above to get the idea that spirits are immortal living beings, just like you. They respond to caring communication. They respond positively to admiration, acknowledgment, and recognition of their existence as living beings.
When I take a client in session for the first time, I will ask the spirit questions and have the client tell me what he is picking up from the spirit in response to my questions. In the beginning, the client is often hesitant and has to guess at what he is perceiving but he will quickly gain confidence as I corroborate what the spirit is saying. I can perceive the spirit and what he is communicating so I know if the client is receiving the spiritual communication correctly. In this way, the client starts perceiving and understanding spiritual communication from the very first session. Quite often, the client will doubt his ability after the session but after a few more sessions and he begins to spot the spirits who are making him doubt his ability.
I should have mentioned that most of the spirits surrounding you are stuck in painful incidents which means they are not at their best. If you think of them as crash survivors you will have a sense that they are not operating at full capacity. If you use caring communication with them and ask reasonable questions you will find out why they are with you and what they are trying to accomplish. If you allow them to tell you what is bothering them, you will find they will generally come up to present time and they can become very useful to you as guides and advisors.
I have recently discovered that putting spirits to work will make them happy because they prefer to be productive. If you are doing creative things, you will find no end of helpful spirits to advise you and suggest alternate solutions for problems you are trying to solve. If you learn to manage your spiritual companions, you will find that life becomes almost effortless and much more amusing.
I strongly suggest that you discover your spirits and their capabilities by communicating with them and by asking questions politely. Reading about other people’s discoveries can be quite interesting but your discoveries are the ones that are important as they will give you unshakable certainty.