I am a Gemini. I have been hearing and seeing spirits since I was very little. I'm an adult now and my abilities have gotten stronger, but lately I have been overwhelmed by voices. They sound like people talking but it's not one or two - more like thousands. It is becoming increasingly difficult to concentrate and meditate. It's starting to become crippling, and I am starting to lose myself to them. I can find no real cure or relief from this. Are there any suggestions you can offer me?
It would seem you have accessed a vortex through which you are privy to exchanges in the spirit world. You don't mention if these voices are talking to you personally, only that the spirits' conversations are becoming too loud to ignore. This is not uncommon when people begin to open to their psychic abilities.
To begin, start a journal to document when you hear the voices. It may seem random at this point, but take notes to see if there is a rhythm to what you are hearing. For instance, do the voices seem louder while you are meditating or sitting quietly? Does this happen more in the evenings, mornings, or middle of the night? Examine the course of your experience for patterns.
We sometimes forget that we can speak to the spirit world and that spirits can hear us as clearly as we hear them. When the conversations become too loud, pause, and in a commanding voice, ask them to stop. Like noisy neighbors, spirits may not realize that some of us can hear them. Unfortunately, unlike the people next door, you can't bang on the wall. You may have to repeat yourself a few times, but this should help eliminate some of the ruckus.
If this doesn't work, try shifting your location. For example, if you always meditate in the same area and this appears to be one of the times the voices are the loudest, move to another room. You can also add a water fountain or play instrumental music in the background to lessen the interference.
At times, you may feel like these voices are speaking directly to you. This can be annoying as well as frightening if you are not familiar with the spirits that are addressing you. Again, remember that you can ask them to stop and that you have no reason to listen to what they are saying.
I recall a friend who experienced what you are talking about when she visited the World Trade Center disaster site about six months after 9-11. There were so many souls there who were eager to get messages through to their loved ones. Because she was sensitive to their pleas, she became overwhelmed by the numerous voices all clamoring to be heard.
I have had similar experiences during readings in which a clientís spirit guides all lined up to talk at once. Though they all may have had something valid to say, I had to ask them to stand back and come forward one at a time to share their messages. You can use this practice too if you feel that the spirits are benevolent and have information you want to hear.
What you describe is the experience of a natural medium who lacks the development necessary to control his gift. Though it may seem counter-intuitive to pursue further psychic development, at this point, you're already in psychic waters, so you'd be wise to learn how to swim. Perhaps the most helpful thing you can do is find a local Spiritualist church, for there you'll find a medium who can mentor you and a development circle you can join.
It should comfort you to know that you're not being harassed; it's more like you're trying to tune in to one radio station (this reality), but are picking up interference from a nearby station. By learning how to tune in to the frequency of your choice, you can get clearer reception whether you are trying to stay focused in this world or purposefully trying to communicate with beings in other realms.
Since what you want is less of these voices, you'll have to be more grounded in this physical dimension. There are many ways to go about that. One of the best is to get out of your head and engage in mundane physical activities. All sports are good for this, though yoga and martial arts may be especially helpful.
Your goal is to simultaneously get more grounded in this reality while at the same time learning how to shift your vibration higher, for a high vibration and high level of conscious awareness will lead to a high level of spiritual/psychic experience.
Perhaps the most helpful thing you can do is develop a strong, clear relationship with your spirit guides. This will be tricky since you are trying to silence some voices while drawing others' forward. Again, to find help with this, I strongly recommend you find a local Spiritualist church and minister. In general, however, this process will require you to get into a very high vibration and then begin to purposefully dialogue with Spirit, asking for help with this matter and receiving guidance on what you need to know and do in order to create what you want in your life.
You wrote that this has become crippling; please don't despair or do anything drastic. There are medications that may help you. For example,
schizophrenics also have keen psychic senses and difficulty controlling their sensitivity. By taking medications that dull their psychic senses, they are freed from being overwhelmed by subtle energies. This is obviously not an ideal remedy, but it may help you while you are working on a healthier solution.
Many times in life we hear, "You will always have what you NEED, but not necessarily what you WANT." Your spirit must have needed to experience the feeling of leaving your human body, and the suggestion in the next chapter of Sylvia Brown's book was all it took to get you there.
Even though you hadn't read it yet, your SOUL recognized the title of that chapter as something it had been seeking, and your soul, knowing that you had that reference to read after your experience, got with it and out you went!
While I don't usually recommend her books, Sylvia Brown has a wide reaching and powerful effect on lots of people. A Gemini like you would be able to relate easily to her writing and put it to good use. Synchronicity - you gotta love it!
I like your description of "getting caught." That's exactly what it feels like, isn't it? One minute you're free and hovering above the room, and the next minute, ZAP! back down into your corporeal form you go!
As a little kid, I loved that "feeling of return." With practice, most of the time we can control that event, but sometimes, when our physical ears hear a distracting noise or something else occurs to knock us back into reality, back we go. With practice you will be able to control your return better.
I find it interesting that you were visiting your mother-in-law and not someone in your own genetic family. Evidently, you and your husband got married for reasons that are even deeper than love. His family's interest in "psychic stuff" will nurture your children in such matters and help them to grow into their own abilities.
You'll never have to be concerned that when your daughter visits them, she'll be discouraged from exploring her own psychic life and power. My parents encouraged me to develop my psychic senses in a time when it wasn't nice to even discuss such things in public. Heck, it's STILL not considered a great topic at the dinner table in some families!
Your kids will get to talk about it ALL and ask questions and read and study. This is going to give them such an edge in life! Talk with your husband about how you want to present this to your kiddos, so that you are united in your approach and ready to tell them their experiences are all natural and okay.
A word or two of warning: Geminis often have difficulty staying grounded in REAL LIFE. Don't get so strung out on your ASTRAL life that you neglect what you're doing here on Earth.
You are at the beginning of a long journey to learn where your power really lies. Try to be patient with this process and take your time.