Special smells from spirit:
Have you ever smelled something that wasn’t there? Now some people might consider that psychotic and it could be. But you know yourself and I know myself. I know I am not psychotic. But I have smelled things that weren’t there. It’s happened numerous times and I’ll share one example with you.
First, I’ll explain a little about psychotic features. They rarely come on out of the blue. Most people who experience psychotic features experience them with other symptoms as well. They might come on with a lack of interest or motivation to do things, less facial expressions, difficulty organizing one’s thoughts, among others. Sometimes psychotic features appear with depression or mania.
So, when none of the above symptoms are present, it’s possible that although one is perceiving something that isn’t there, it might not be psychosis.
This is what happened to me. I was working in my office and my elderly mother was dropped off by a friend so I could take her to her CPA’s office. The CPA works in her home and has a lovely garden outside her home.
Previous to this incident, my father died, about three months ago. My father was a coffee lover and drank 1-2 cups of coffee every day. He always chose coffee ice cream and often would choose coffee candy.
I take my mom inside the CPA’s office, noticing the garden but not very consciously. While we are sitting in the office, I notice that my hands smell like coffee. It’s a strong smell, like coffee grounds. I do not drink coffee and I do not make the coffee in my home that is drunk. I asked the CPA if she had just made coffee but she hadn’t. There was no explanation for the coffee smell on my hands.
On the way out, I notice the lovely garden, still wondering about the smell of coffee on my hands. When I returned to my office, the smell was still on my hands. There is no coffee in my office. At about this time, I realize that my father is reaching out to me from the other side. He wants me to “be in the now”, notice the beautiful things, the garden.
When you experience odd things, notice what is happening at the time. There is something you need to pay attention to. For me it was the garden, the beauty in the now!