I missed answering your last question in my previous post.
If I don't know the deceased, I don't go out of my way to talk to them unless they're pestering me or startle me by coming up behind me, unexpectedly. I don't need some ghost attaching itself to me. If they had bad habits or were mean, they can affect you negatively and try to live vicariously thru you.
My grandpap just wanted to say goodbye and that was ok.
Guides will sound like your own voice in your head...Say a word silently to yourself...that's what they'll sound like. I used to say that "I" just knew something until I realised that this is how they connect with you...or in dreams; where you actually can have a conversation with them.
The thing I cannot do is connect when I'm in distress. And it's not usually mental chatter that gets in the way, because I can shut that off. I think it's intense emotions of the lower type that interfere....Did you start this post because of my question to you at another post? If so, I was wondering if you or any others here could get through when in distress.
Now here's something for all to think about that had disastrous effects on me. Beings of the negative type can also sound like your own voice in your head.
I've posted here about my encounter with a psychopath (and he was over shadowed by a negative being. I saw his face shapeshift into something reptilian) and the great harm he did to me, physically and later PTSD. Let me tell what led up to that.
My son was away for the weekend and I planned on staying home. Well, in the evening, I started getting a nagging voice in my head to go out. This sounded like my thoughts I didn't want to but it kept on about having the
weekend alone and such until I finally said out loud, "Okay; I'll go out!"
I went out all right...Right into the clutches of that monster! He wasn't a stranger to me; that was how I was so easily duped. He ran in the same circles as me when young, was very handsome and I had one of those crushes on him that nobody knew about except me. I hadn't seen him for over 30 years.
He came right up to me and started talking and still I didn't recognize him. He was handsome and charming and we spoke for quite awhile before he said, "Don't you remember me?" I was floored. And since psychos don't really emmit anything [ except mirroring], I, as an empath, did not pick up on any danger.
If I hadn't seen his face change, as he told me, "Don't worry I'm not going to rape you; I'm into blood lust," 😨 I wouldn't have connected that previous 'voice in my head' or what I thought were my own thoughts about going out, to a negative being planting those thoughts and setting me up.
I didn't have a late awkening; I've known who and what I am since birth. I was on my path and doing quite well until I was literally broken. I say the dark tried to take me out. I wrote, I taught what I knew. But, I see the dark too and they don't like that.
If you doubt me about this read Eve Loken's book, "The Dark Side of Cupid." After any read her books, you might be careful of what you might think of soulmates or twin flames. Not that they don't exist, but...