The human fascination with the spirit world includes the notion that spirits are “out there,” distant and far from us, or behind hidden locked doors that make it difficult to communicate with the unseen. This view prevents many from recognizing the communications from spirits that occur in their lives daily. They are with us always, and it is our focus on the material world, the world of “concrete” things, that blinds us to their presence and makes their presence, when they do come through in a dramatic way, seem out of the ordinary. The otherworld exists within this world and the interaction is constant.
All of life is spirit communication. Speaking to another human is communication between your spirit and theirs. It is the easiest to recognize because it is rather direct. Speaking to the dead is the same, the difference being that their responses are more akin to body language: subtle and easy to miss if you aren’t paying attention, and easy to dismiss and brush off even if you are paying attention.
Communication comes in many forms and without presence of mind it is often missed. It is easy to think that the material world is the only thing that is real, and to be swept up in distraction that leaves you surprised when you encounter a being that belies what you thought was possible. Everything is spirit, we just have to look beyond the surface to recognize it.