I have two other blogs about spirit orbs in photos. The first explains what people think these spheres of energy we call spirit orbs that show up in photographs are really about. The second is a spirit orb gallery where you can share your photos of spirits, spirit orbs, and other supernatural phenomenon that you capture in your photos and on film. I tend to get a lot of questions about orbs so I thought I’d address the most common spirit orb questions here.
Why do some people have spirit orbs around them but others don’t?
I get this question from parents who notice that one child in particular tends to have one or several spirit orbs that show up when they get their photos taken. But it’s not just children. Sometimes it’s an adult that tends to have orbs around them. There are several reasons why this might happen.
1) The aura of the person is brighter. Think of moths drawn to a flame. Now think of things from spirit’s perspective. Out there are all the auras of everyone. Some are brighter, some are dimmer, and then once in a while there is a really big bright light.
A bright aura means that the person has a lot of good energy, a good attitude, is very healthy and/or spiritual. If I was a spirit orb, I’d like to hang around these people too. Or at least I’d go check out who has such a bright light.
Children tend to have cleaner and brighter auras than adults. Mix that in with #2 and it’s almost a given to attract spirit attention. Children also like to have fun and are more open in their thinking. This can create a nice high vibration in their energy which is similar to the higher vibrations that spirit naturally has. It makes the connection smoother and somewhat easier.
2) The person has strong intuitive abilities. If someone is open to perceiving the spirit world or has a good strong intuition about them, they may be more likely to attract spirit orbs around them. That’s because the spirit knows that they have a better chance of communicating with them.
Think of walking into a room full of people and no one can see, hear or feel you except for one person. You’d go straight to that person and hang around them. But sometimes it’s not a bright aura or someone with intuitive abilities. That’s when it might be a case of #3.
3) They need more help. People in the living go through many challenges in their lives. Often time it’s during the low periods that spirit is around us the most.
It’s not unusual for someone who has passed to visit those still living much more often in the beginning, and then less often as the person learns to cope and move on.
It might be that a particular person requires more support than someone else at that time and so spirit orbs in photos may be seen more often during that time period.
4) It’s the place and not the person. There are many locations in the world that tend to have more spirit activity than others. Sometimes it’s the land itself and other times it’s the building. Sometimes there is a portal or vortex located there that spirits can travel through.
Vortexes and portals can be naturally occurring due to earth grid lines that cross. These are energy lines that criss-cross the earth. Where many intersect you’ll often find sacred buildings, monuments or government buildings. These places tend to have more spirit activity and draw on the power center itself.
Other buildings, including homes, can be attractive to spirit. This may be because of a direct emotional attachment to the building when the person was alive, or due to circumstances that happened there that left a large energetic emotional charge.
Once when I was visiting my aunt’s house, I went into her bedroom and saw a large energetic vortex swirling above her bed. When I asked her what she does there she told me that she meditates and prays a lot while sitting in her bed. Not sure if the vortex was there first or her spiritual activity encouraged it to open.
Should I be afraid?
Short answer – no! With very few exceptions, all of the spirit orbs that are captured in photos are family, guides, or other spirits that are either helping, protecting, visiting, or just plain old curious or passing through.
Is it my (fill in the blank)?
Some people want to know if it’s a particular family member that’s visiting in spirit orb form. There are many types of spirits that visit and yes sometimes it’s family. Other times it’s a different kind of spirit.
I’d like to leave you with a couple of thoughts about spirit orbs. It may be that the spirit allows itself to be photographed and you did not accidentally photograph it. That means that you were meant to see it on film. You are, after all, dealing with an intelligent living being of a different form that has abilities that we do not yet have as we are still in our bodies.
I believe that all things happen for reasons. Perhaps the reason you have spirit orbs in your photos is to remind you that you are not alone. It’s a reminder that we are always connected to those in spirit and that we share this vast universe.
If you would like to share your photos of spirit orbs, spirits/ghosts, and other paranormal occurrences, please email your photo in a jpg format. I’ll need permission from everyone in the photo for it to be posted on my blog. If requested, I can also block out the faces, but otherwise, I do not alter photos in any way.
Also, if you would like your photo interpreted, I now offer this service. More details are in the Mediumship section.