When I Realized I Could Talk to Dead People

Where it all Began

I grew up in a large family of six and from the moment I was born, I knew I was not like everyone else.  I tried everything I could to fit in, to no avail.

As a child growing up I was labeled “hypersensitive.”  I didn’t quite know what that meant, but I did know that it made me different and I didn’t like being different.  I was also painfully shy.

I used to view my sensitivity as a curse, and when I was 14 years old I tried to commit suicide.  I felt lost and lonely.

Father Died of Cancer in 1995

In 1995, my father died of lung cancer.  I was quite angry with my father.  He had been a chain smoker his entire life, he could have prevented all of this pain simply by giving up cigarettes.

What If We Could Talk to the Dead?

During my bouts of anger with my father I became aware that someone was talking back to me.  In the beginning, I thought I was just making up what I thought my father would say.  After awhile,  I stopped being angry and began asking “what if?”

What if my father’s spirit were still alive and he could communicate with me just as he did when he was alive?
What if the conversations I had weren’t made up – what if they were actually REAL?

Stumbled Upon John Edward’s TV Show “Crossing Over”

It was about that time when I stumbled upon John Edward’s.  I remember in the beginning, my husband was quite the critic, quick to slam John as a fake and laughing at me for believing in all that nonsense.  But it wasn’t before long when he would holler “Hurry, it’s going to be on soon and you’re going to miss it!!”

Desire Became Intention

One night I was watching John Edward and I had this overwhelming desire rise up inside of me and I said to my husband, “I want to do that.  I want to talk to the dead and help people.”  My husband laughed and said, “I’m sorry to tell you honey, you can’t just wake up one day and say ‘I’m going to talk to dead people.’  You have to have a near death experience or be born gifted or something.”

The Challenge was Offered & Accepted

I don’t know about you, but if someone tells me I can’t do something…it only makes me want to do it more!  And so, I set out to prove my husband wrong and I did.  What I found is that we’re all gifted.  We’re all psychics and mediums and we all have the ability to talk to the spiritual realm and dead people, if you desire.

I also discovered that being sensitive is a gift not a curse and learning how to ground and clear myself daily helps me to stay balanced and in alignment with peace and harmony.

We’re All Gifted but not All Embrace Their Gifts

I’ve been talking with my Dad on the other side since he passed in 1991 and it was this confirmation that literally changed my life’s path.   I’ve been working as a Psychic Medium since 2008, but have just recently embraced that title.  I began channeling Archangel Metatron and other spiritual beings in 2011 and have to pinch myself now and then to make sure it’s all real, because at times this is all quite unbelievable, even for me.

With this new energy comes a new sense of courage and freedom to embrace all that I am.

Here to Help

I have accepted the assignment and now fully embrace my divine life mission.  Whether you are ready to unleash your psychic and medium powers like I have or just wanting to connect and communicate with loved ones and the spiritual realm, I am here to help.

Have you had any psychic experiences?  Is there a special scent that you smell even though it’s not really there?  For me it’s cigarette smoke when no one is smoking.  I’d love to hear your story of communicating with loved ones who’ve passed in our comments section below. ♥

Julie Geigle

Julie Geigle is a Spiritual Life Coach, Healer, Psychic Medium and Divine channel for Archangel Metatron. She helps people on a spiritual journey end suffering and create a beautiful life. Book a free discovery call to see if you're a good fit for our Spiritual Mentorship Program designed to change your life from the inside out! https://heavensenthealing.us/vip


  1. Erin M Keefe on June 11, 2018 at 2:35 am

    I have felt that several people have given me messages after death. A lot for the time I don’t want to pass the information on for the fear of being seen as strange. Especially when I’m not super close to those that need to get the information…. How do I cultivate this interaction, do I want to, and how do I let people know what I’ve been informed of without being creepy?

    • Julie Geigle on July 19, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      Hi Erin,

      I used to do this but it got too awkward so I stopped. Since this is now my business I tell loved ones in Spirit that they will need to do the work in getting that person to see my stuff or contact me to make that connection happen. And then I just let it go and it stopped. I believe people are “heaven sent” to me. And it feels good to trust that all is working out in a beautiful way for everyone. 😇

  2. Marc Rapley on December 11, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Julie,
    I don’t know where or how I tell and ask you what is and has been happening! My Mum passed away a few years ago and the very first head voice was when I was riding a motorcycle back home after a night shift! As I approached the tight bends a voice (Mums) told me to slow down and keep in over and over on which I slammed on the brakes and near stopped the bike! An articulated gas bottle lorry appeared from the opposite direction taking the line I was originally going to take and would have hit him head on, it scared me no end! From then it’s been my Dad especially when at work and random people trying to talk and lots of people at once agghhh and thought I was going crazy and at night kept me awake with voices ,also getting messages from my Wife Louise’s Uncle when he passed and told me the reason he was so tired and wanted to sleep , I did tell his Wife Sally at her hubbys wake and she told me that was the last words he had said to her before he passed over and I was stunned and mortified and secretly slipped away from the wake after the funeral as felt awful , also Julie I’m a grown man of 56 and why when the messages are strong do I get really tearful and emotional , my Wife thinks it’s a gift but I feel it’s a curse sometimes with all the voices in my head. I have had lots of messages that are too convincing to just say it’s total madness Help !!! Please

    • Julie Geigle on December 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Hi Marc! You are absolutely NOT going crazy and this is beginning to become more and more normal as the vibration of the new earth rises. Be sure to google the internet and read books to help you manage all of this. It can be a bit overwhelming, but it’s nothing to fret over. All my best, Julie xoxo

  3. Krystina on September 14, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I came across your post since I am seeking reassurance of myself.. I have this gift to sense when people are about to pass, whether it’s a month in advance to my most recent one that was literally 72 hours before.. I have been in and out of spirituality throughout the years but this person whom I was very close to committed suicide I have felt this was the biggest sign for me to get back in it as I feel I’m constantly getting signs either from him or other energies… I want to enhance my awareness but I guess I’m looking for reassurance that I am not crazy..

    • Julie Geigle on September 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      You are absolutely NOT crazy Krystina! And most definitely the Angels are trying to get your attention as you are a Lightworker and your skills are needed NOW. My friend just wrote a book called Leap of Faith by Colby Psychic Rebel which outlines how to go about opening up a spiritual practice if you’d like some advice from someone who’s been there! Blessings on your journey. ✝️

  4. arely anaya on April 13, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I feel like I have a gift but people call me crazy. I sometimes can feel negative or posted energy in a household. Do you think Im just imaging this and don’t really have a gift? And if I do, how do i make it more powerful and use it for good?

    • Julie Geigle on May 15, 2015 at 11:09 am

      This truly is a gift being able to sense energy. Everyone can do it but most are not open to receiving it as you are. Meditation helps you tune into the spirit world and increase your intuition. Best of luck my dear! ♥

  5. Mary on September 7, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Hi, my name is Mary. I have been able to see and tell when a deceased person is around me since I was a child. But the thing has I can only tell if they are evil or good and how they died, (I mean full details). But haven’t figured out how to actually “talk” to them and see what the want or need. How can I do that?

    • Julie Geigle on September 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Mary, now that you are “aware” of the spirits of deceased people the next step is to open the telepathic communication simply through intent and getting the conversation going. For example, simply say in your mind (or outloud) “I am aware that you are here and am interested in communicating with you. Can I help you? I am surrounding you with love and light and asking the angels to open this communication so I may assist you.”

      If you sense the presence is evil, surround yourself with love and light calling in your angels for protection and asking that the energy be sent to the light for healing. Do not open communication with the energy if you are sensing it is evil, just tell the energy to go to the light and it will be helped there. Then sage yourself and your space. Best to let the spiritual realm take care of the evil energies until you are more experienced.

      Hope this helps. ♥

  6. lindsey on September 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Dead people talk to me. My first one was ten years ago. It doesn’t happen very often. When it does happen they are passing me messages to give to loved ones. I would have just went about minding my own business but soon it is going to blow up in my face. It is a long story, but soon my husband is probably going to find out that dead people give me messages. I feel crazy but know i am not crazy. They give me proof. They tell me things that only the person receiving the message would understand. I get confirmation from every person i have ever passed messages to that it is real. I don’t know what to do from here. My husband is going to be angry when he finds out. Long story short a friend of his was beaten pretty bad. He died at the hospital. And then came back. I know because he came and gave me his last messages. Today i talked to that friend, having never pass his last messages along, and told him about him having come to give me his last words. I didn’t tell him what they were. I did however make it clear he was alive today because he chose to be. It wasn’t chance. When he tells my husband, I am going to be in trouble. What do i do?

  7. Julie Geigle on May 30, 2013 at 8:18 am

    It’s definitely real. Be sure to set FIRM boundaries. Earthbound spirits can be pretty pesky. ♥

  8. Jenna on May 30, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I’ve always been able to ‘talk’ to my grandmother but recently this guy Im dating his father who passed away is driving me crazy by talking to me, I just want to know if Im nuts or if its really happening.

  9. carla kiesau on November 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I love that your doing what you love, I am an intuitive person but can’t wait to do a reading with you soon. I hope I get the massage job I did manifest it.

    • julie on November 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

      I look forward to connecting with you soon Carla.
      ~All my Love~

  10. Jacque Raine on November 27, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Paranormal Stuffs and Embacing Gifts, these caught my attention. My mother’s family have these special gifts and not all of them are accepting nor enhancing it. Only my grandma does but she use this in helping others and in some spiritual healing. These gifts can be enhanced most especially if you have good intentions.

  11. Leah Shapiro on November 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I love to hear how you are embracing your abilities and stepping more fully into who you really are! Rock on!!

    It also makes my heart hurt when I hear about people who always felt different and believed that something was wrong with them because of it. My wish for the world is that there be space and acceptance for everyone’s abilities….no matter how different they are.

    I have had a few interesting experiences with the actual death of my parents but not talking to them after. My mom came to me in a dream and said she was leaving this earth, I woke up and 20 minutes later my Dad called and said my Mom had passed 25 minutes ago.
    When my Dad died it was unexpected….he was in the hospital but the expectation was that it was just the first of many hospitalizations for emphazima. I was in the shower thinking about some things we could do together once he got home and I got this strong message that came ” This is the end- you need to go to him” and a hematite ring I had on exploded of my finger into 3 pieces. ( I didn’t hit it on anything). I got out of the shower and a few minutes latter my Step Mom called up crying saying I needed to get back to the hospital right away. He died latter that afternoon.

    What you say about smelling cigarette smoke is interesting because I randomly smell that too….when no-one is smoking. Interesting!

    • julie on November 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      I got chills just reading your story about your mom and dad – soooo cool. Do you know of anyone who has passed who used to smoke? Seems to be more of a male energy or they had more of a rough and tough personality…

  12. Michele Bergh on November 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    So glad you decided to embrace your gifts 🙂 It is truly a gift to give someone guidance and closure we so desperately seek.

  13. Amy Putkonen on November 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    That is a great story. Were you ever able to talk with your Dad?

    • julie on November 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      Yes, sorry if I did not make that clear, but the story was that I was angry with him and telling him how I angry I was all the time after he had died and I “thought” I was imagining what he would say back to me and after awhile I realized I was not “imagining” a conversation that it was actually HIM talking back to me from beyond.

      I talk with him all the time now, and love to teach people how to communicate with their loved ones who have passed. Do you have any loved ones passed?

      • arely anaya on April 13, 2015 at 5:23 pm

        So how can we communicate with out loved ones?

        • Julie Geigle on May 15, 2015 at 11:08 am

          Just talk to them like you talk to people who are alive – except usually the conversation is in your mind, not out loud although sometimes I talk to them outloud!

  14. Deborah Weber on November 24, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I always enjoy hearing how people become aware of their gifts, so thank you for sharing your story. As a HSP with a challenging childhood as well, I so understand how difficult it was to feel different. And I also agree how expansive and blessed it feels to own your gifts. When I first began channeling I knew I had stepped more fully into who I truly am and there was no turning back. Hooray! For me the scent of roses is often present.

    • julie on November 25, 2012 at 8:27 am

      Thanks Deborah. I never thought I’d be where I’m at today in a million years but so grateful I had the courage to listen to my heart and follow Divine guidance.

  15. Suzanne McRae on November 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I agree ‘don’t tell me (either) that I can’t do something’, because you’ll find out quickly that I can and will. lol I just love that you pushed with what you believed that you were capable of. I’m just realizing as I have gotten older just how hypersensitive I have been all of my life. And that continues to amplify in an even more pronounced way especially the last few years. Thank you for sharing with us the most challenging and difficult times in your life. I love that you ARE embracing your divine life mission. No doubt those challenging times are what has helped you grow into your life mission.

  16. Christie on November 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Julie – thank you for sharing the story of how you’ve come into your gifts.

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