James Van Praagh, a survival evidence medium, says he has the ability to see lights and colors around people and see spirits that send or project thoughts or visions that he can interpret. James, author of Ghosts Among Us, talks to Nate about his gift and his thoughts on death. He also talks about ways to cleanse your spiritual soul, and he reads Nate's "energy," telling him about the spirits that surround him.
James says he's been able to see spirits since he was a little boy, just like his mother when she young. "As a kid, I thought everyone could see them," James says. After years of ignoring his gift, he was told by another medium that spirit people would use James to convey that there's no such thing as death. "My life's mission, I believe, is to open up people's hearts and minds and open up their awareness…that there is no such thing as death," James says. "Death is definitely an illusion." We're all energy, he says, and energy is molecules that vibrate and move at a certain rate of speed. "You can't kill energy; energy changes form," he says.
James also says we all have a sixth sense, and he believes people should perform protection exercises to ward off bad energy. "Before I get out of bed everyday, I say, 'May the light of God go before me,'" James says. In his book, he advises that when you're in the shower, you should picture water cascading white light over you. "People wash their physical body every day, what about their spirit body? You need to cleanse your spirit body as well as your physical body," James says. "Other people's energy is stuck on us, and you have to have responsibility to cleanse yourself spiritually every day. It's very important."