How to See the Unseen Realm

I get a lot of questions about this. “How do you see in the unseen realm?”

I’ll try to answer this – it’s not the easiest thing to describe because we are trying to use concrete terms to define things that are not concrete in this world. 🙂

From my understanding, there are primarily 3 different ways to “see” the unseen realm. If you’re interested in this – I’ll give you the title of a great resource that can help you “tap in” to the ability to see.

Some people say that they “see” the unseen realm with their natural eyes. There are many, many stories of people who simply saw an angel and can describe it just like seeing another person. I think most of these encounters are unexpected – meaning that the person has no control over the situation. It just “happens” to them – they don’t anticipate it or make it happen. I’ve also heard stories of people experiencing evil things like that – it just “happened” … and they usually don’t want it to ever happen again!

The other two ways of “seeing” the unseen realm are more common.

One way is seeing “glimpses” of something that you can sense is there, but can’t see with your natural eyes. Your spiritual eyes see it, but your natural eyes don’t really see it. Because we are not used to seeing with our spiritual eyes it can surprise us when we perceive something with them. Some people describe it as seeing something out of the corner of their eye. Or seeing a “shadow” or an outline of someone standing in the room … kind of translucent, not really “solid”.

The third way of seeing is seeing in your mind’s eye. This is how I see most things I describe in the unseen realm. For instance, as I’m typing this, I looked up to “see” what I could see in the unseen realm. In the doorway of my office, I saw a large figure standing there. My natural eyes just see the door and the hallway leading away from my office. But in my mind’s eye, I see the same exact picture except that there’s a large figure standing there. It’s as tall as the door – about 7 feet tall. I don’t see any details – my eyesight isn’t that sharp. But I sense that it is an angel, a good one.

There are two books I recommend when someone tells me, “I want to perceive the unseen realm better. I want to “see”. What can I do?”


The first book I recommend is Open My Eyes, Lord by Gary Oates. I had the privilege of meeting Gary at a conference where he taught the contents of this book in an afternoon workshop. Wow! He made it so simple, especially for those new to this whole idea. I went in a little unsure of what to expect. He told the story of how his eyes were open and the things he saw. It was very inspiring (the story is in the book). Then he told us some of the things that can block you from being able to see. That was VERY helpful for me. In his book, he has some suggested prayers you can pray to remove these blocks. In the workshop, we did it “live”. Then he told us to take a few minutes to practice using our new gift of seeing in the unseen realm (or seeing in the spirit).

I could see things SO clearly! Oh my gosh! It was so much fun! Going to his workshop gave me so much confidence in this whole area of seeing. I’ve never been the same since. If you can attend one of Gary’s workshops in person, please do. You’ll really enjoy it. The next best thing is reading his book, Open My Eyes, Lord. It’s very short. A friend of mine told me she wanted to being able to see like I do. I told her about the book and she read it on a plane ride. She closed her eyes and said the prayers in the book. She said by the end of the flight, she was able to look around the plane and identify where the angels were. Isn’t that fun? 🙂

After you read Gary’s book, the next one I recommend is Blake Healy’s book, The Veil. I did a review on the book last year. It’s really good. Blake does an excellent job of making the unseen realm “normal” and not spooky or weird. I love his attitude and the way he writes and describes what he sees. I would say that The Veil is more advanced reading. If you are just getting started, read Open My Eyes, Lord especially if you are cynical or this is kind of new for you.

What about you? How do you perceive the unseen realm? There are many ways to do it – what’s your strongest? Post your insights below. I’d love to hear about your journey into the unseen realm. 🙂

Would you please share this post on your favorite social media to help others who have questions about the unseen realm? Thank you! 🙂

So many people have questions about this topic – here’s some other posts on this site that can help you learn more:

Why Can’t I See or Hear in the Spirit?

How to Remove Blocks to Hearing God

God’s Voice vs Other Voices: How Can You Tell the Difference?

Look for Him – He’s right there ♥

Spiritual Senses – Which one is your strongest?

Spiritual Cleansing: Taking a Spiritual Shower Each Day

Spiritual Protection from Dark Forces & Evil Spirits

About Kingdom Walker

A woman seeking to understand the world around her - with grace and acceptance toward all. Discernment of the Supernatural Realm - Insight and experiences of the Unseen Realm from a Christian perspective. This blog:

Posted on October 12, 2014, in Angels, Educational, Inspirational, Pleasant, Spiritual realm and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 55 Comments.

  1. Thank you for this post. I have been seeing in the Spirit realm for about 2 years now. It started very slowly for a long time. I wasn’t sure if I was crazy or not. Like you I can’t see with my eyes but in my head. I have read the Veil and enjoyed it a lot. It is nice to know I’m not alone in this gift. I don’t think I can see as much as you, although I would like to. I see people’s spirits and things afflicting them. I sense demons and angels and sometimes see demons. Thank you.

    • Thank you for sharing! Yes, it is nice to know you are not alone. I feel the same way. When all this started happening to me, I had no idea what was happening and I didn’t know anyone who could explain it to me. I felt VERY alone and weird. Thank you for sharing your experience. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions – together we will find answers. 🙂 My email address is listed in the About Me tab.

    • Samuel Mutombo

      i want to see in the spirit realm and see angels and demons and other things too i really want god to open my eyes

      • I do see, smell and hear from the Lord. At times, I feel nauseous in the presence of the evil one.
        However, while reading the article above, my eyes capture an experience I had many years ago in a hotel bathroom. After showering, on the mirror I saw an outine of the upper body of a man. I wasn’t afraid but prayed in tongues. After awhile, it disappeared when I looked into the mirror again. Had wondered what I did see on that night? Could you tell me? Was it an angel or a demon?

        Thank you.

        • Thanks for sharing your experience, Joyce. I honestly don’t know. I think only the Lord could tell you what that was – and if He doesn’t, then I guess you don’t need to know. 🙂

  2. Please I need your help and assistance. I too want to be able to see things in the spiritual realm…

    • That’s great! I highly recommend Gary Oates book, Open My Eyes, Lord. Go to the Resources page – there’s a description of the book and a link to it on Amazon so you can find it easily. This book will help you learn to see in the spiritual realm. 🙂 This is the book I refer to in the article above.

  3. Ok so I have never been a real strong Christian. My family prayed for God to show me the light 2 days before this happened. I was unaware.

    I was home alone all night, when at about 10pm, these red sticks formed a stick-like man but it was about 1 foot high. He walked over to my backpack, and slowly started unzipping it. I said, why are you doing that? And he said, so you know I’m real. I said, are you a angel or a demon? He didn’t answer and I looked out the window.

    It was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever witnessed. There were about 15-20 demons in the yard. They all had different traits and looked unworldly. They didn’t bother me or come inside. The only demons inside were troublesome “imps” that were constantly moving and messing with objects.

    I put my trust in God and I was not fearful – the only part I really considered actually scary was when a perfect purple circle with a eye that would appear and disappear saw me outside and came to the window. It was about 5 feet tall, it was floating and it stared at me the whole experience, until finally the sun came up. Never heard anything like this in my life. God has ways of showing the truth and he showed me what I needed to see.

    • Christian, thank you for sharing your experience. Wow – that does sound creepy! I’m glad the experience caused you to put your trust in God. He’s the only one that can protect you from demons. I guess you needed to see that before you realized the danger you were in by not trusting in Him.

      People often experiment with drugs, hoping to be able to see the unseen realm. But when their eyes are “opened”, they suddenly realize how scary it is and how vulnerable they are. They have no protection from evil on their own. They need Jesus to save them and protect them – He’s the only one who can. 🙂

  4. I have a question for Christian Teal. Can you go more into detail when you saw the large purple eye. Where were you and where was it?

  5. Renyl Witbooi

    I’m confused if whether I am really sensitive to the spirit world/the supernatural.

  6. how can i get the book suggested?

    • If you click on the book’s title or the picture of the book cover in this post, it will take you to where you can buy the book online (paperback or ebook).

  7. Hello My name is Val. I see the unseen daily all my life. I was born with a covering over my face; the doctors called it a veil. It means you’re gifted to see things that most would never see. The thing of it is, I am always seeing.

  8. i have this gift of vision that i can see unseen realm too. i am glad we are many…i hope you are into spiritual warfare too so to gather more prayers and fight against enemies!

  9. Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing piece. I really want to see the spirit real

  10. I’m so much interested in seeing the unseen. How can I speak and hear from God like the old prophet did? I believe in the stories and I want to be part of it. Does it mean no one can stand tall with God for him to respect and honor their words like he did with Moses, Daniel and Elijah? Pls I want to know more. My name is Jack.

    • Jack, thanks for your comment. I am glad you want to know more and you have a desire to hear from God. That’s what God is looking for – those who want to hear from Him. I encourage you to ask Him to speak to you and then wait to see what He says. If you want to learn more, you may want to take this online class – it will help you. Click here:

  11. Sadly I cant see, but my ex could. She connected me a month or so before we started dating. I’ve learned quite alot about the spiritual realm. To say “I’ve learned a lot” is a gross understatement. I would love to meet others who believe like I do, but just be aware there will be a lot you might have a hard understanding – this realm is far more complex and dangerous than most seem to understand.

    • Kody, thanks for your comment. I’m glad you’ve learned a lot. You’re right – the unseen realm is complex and can be “dangerous” if you don’t listen very closely to the Holy Spirit and follow Him only. There’s a lot of deception – we can be easily misled in this realm because we are so ignorant of it. That’s why we must rely on the Spirit of Truth to teach us and guide us. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. The Lord opened my eyes after rededicating my life to him. I was reading my Bible for hours every day to learn more about the Lord Jesus. I was at work and I asked the Lord, If demons are real on this Earth then show me the truth. The Lord told me to go to the club that I use to go to and I will show you the truth. I did what the Lord asked me to do. The next day after work I went to the club.The Lord told me to go to a quiet place inside and say the Lord’s prayer and to ask in my name to surround you with my angels for your protection. I did as the Lord asked me to do. I went inside to the restroom. After I prayed, someone came in the room. I saw a black cloud around him from his head to his feet. I was surprised to see what I saw – he was the cook of this club. I went out into the main club area – when I saw the bar, all of the people looked at me in terror and they all got up and left the club. I walked over to the bar and the bartender knew what I would order to drink. The Lord spoke to me and said do not order beer order red wine to represent my blood. I told her I don’t want beer I want red wine. I received the wine. I took a small sip a thought came to my mind what is going to happen next? I got another thought that said nothing. I took another sip I felt energy in the room that felt like vibration and a pulling away.I could see these women with black eyes looking at me they were very angry and some began to scream and curse the name of Jesus. I was shocked to see this and to hear them curse the name of Jesus. This is the club I use to go to every day I did not know all of this before my eyes were opened. Jesus continued to show me what the spirit of a lost soul looks like and how they are in torment on a emotional level. I could feel their pain, guilt and depression .I could see their bodies in spirit – they looked like they were dead with sores on them. The Lord revealed this to me and more. I am sharing this to show the power of the Lord Jesus. I asked him to show me the truth and he did. Demons are real Heaven is real .Jesus is alive and still in control. Amen. I have shared my testimony at church and to total strangers – wherever the Lord leads me I will go. Please if you don’t know the Lord spend time which him in prayer and in the word. May God bless you . Tom

    • Tom, thank you for sharing your experience. Wow – that must have been alarming to see all that about a place that was very familiar to you. I’m glad the Lord opened your eyes. May He continue to show you what He is doing so you can join Him in His work. God bless you! 🙂

  13. I thank God for you guys.I’m a teens pastor honestly I’ve always wanted my eyes to be opened to see clearly in the realm of the spirit.I actually do hear sometimes but not clearly.For example I was in the church sometime in February,as I was listening to the word of God going forth from the pulpit suddenly I began to hear something but not so clear and it was telling me to say to the woman sitting close beside me that her barrennes would end this year.Actually I can go on to share more experiences but I’m not so happy because I can’t see and hear clearly into the spirit although I do sense most times with the mind eye.I really need prayers that’ll help me see boldly.

    • Thanks for sharing your experience, Leslie! I know the frustration of not hearing clearly – it makes you doubt what you are hearing. Do you ever wonder, “Is that God or is that just me?” I spent years learning how to hear God clearly – it’s a process of getting to know what He’s like and how to respond to what He tells you to do. I highly recommend Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby as well as the book referenced above by Gary Oates. You might also want to try this short online course: It’s really helped me to get clear on what God is saying each day. God bless you! 🙂

  14. Thanks for the experiences. I am also interested in seeing in the spirit that is why I landed on this page. I will get hold of some of the recommended books. Please also pray for me that God can open my spiritual eyes.

    • You’re welcome, Taki. I’m glad you found this blog. I hope these books help you – they really helped me! I pray that God WILL open your eyes to His goodness and the realm of His Spirit. You’re gonna love it! 🙂

  15. I would like to see in the spirit, how can i order your books?

    • Hi Sebastian. Each book has a link that will take you to that book’s ordering page. Just click the book cover or the title of the book (i.e. Open My Eyes, Lord). You can do that in this post or go to the Resources section of this blog and see a list of books I recommend.

  16. I have been always praying to see in the realm of spirit but it seem their is no answer. And I really desire to be seeing in the realm of spirit. Please help me out.

    • Emmanuel, I am glad that you pray to see in the spiritual realm. The book I recommend above, Open My Eyes, Lord, can help you discover if there are obstacles that are keeping you from seeing. I highly recommend it. It helped me a lot. I pray that the eyes of your heart will be opened to see God’s goodness all around you! 🙂

  17. i do believe in another world … but i couldnt see what you named as realm … i am very afraid of demons , angel i like …
    please show me the path

    • Govind, thank you for your comment. Ask the Spirit of Truth to lead you to the Truth and you will find the path. Jesus is the Light of the World – ask Him to guide you and He will. God bless you. 🙂

  18. Pst john ochoechi

    I really want to see in the realm of the spirit – how can I get this book by Gary Oates? I need the same prayer he taught you in his workshop, can you please send those prayers to me?

    • John, I am glad you want to see in the spirit realm. That’s good. Ask the Lord to open your eyes and He will! You can order Gary’s book online – the link is above. I gave my copy of his book to a friend and I no longer have it. I’m sorry, I can’t send those prayers to you. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  19. Ngini uchenna gracious

    How do I get the book, open my eyes by Gary n how much

  20. Sherri (& daughter Nequa)

    Thank you sooo much and God Bless you for sharing. My daughter and I will certainly start with ordering Gary’s book. We long for more than church as usual. We want to connect to others like yourself & Gary’s ministry to continue to grow us up in Christ!

    • Sherri & Nequa, thank you for your comment! It is so encouraging to know that there are others who are longing for more than “church as usual”, as you said. I encourage you to keep learning, keep following the Holy Spirit’s direction and He will lead you to the teachers you need at the right time. Sign up by email for new posts from this blog and check the directory or search by keyword when you have a question about this topic. Thank you so much for joining us on this journey! 🙂

  21. So powerful we learn alot from it thanks.

  22. Erastus Geiseb

    its very much interesting to see in the unseen realm.
    I do see but would like to see frequently.

    thanks in Jesus mighty name.

  23. I love to see God, angels and see His spirit. Please help me.

    • I am glad you love to see God and His angels. If you need help, ask the Holy Spirit and He will help you. I simply say, “Help me, Holy Spirit!” and He does. He is the only one who can help you see the Lord and what He is doing more clearly. Thank you for commenting on this post and joining the conversation. God bless you. 🙂

  24. I don’t see, I feel and hear. I’d like to expand on that.

    • Julie, that’s wonderful that you feel and hear! That’s a start. I highly recommend the book Open My Eyes, Lord by Gary Oates. It will help you work on learning to see. It takes practice and is a skill you can grow in. Maybe the next time you feel something, ask the Lord to show you what you are feeling. Then wait and see what comes to your mind. I’m more of a feeler and it took me awhile to learn how to see. May God richly bless you as you seek Him. 🙂

  25. I have been through so many trials in life, but I STILL BELIEVE IN JESUS. I wish God would allow me to see in the spiritual realm. Can you help me please?

    • Zachary, thank you for your comment. I’m so glad you still believe in Jesus no matter what. He is always with you – hang in there! Jesus said that when we become like a little child, we can enter the kingdom of heaven (Matt 18:3). Ask the Lord to help you become like a child and trust Him – He will show you whatever you need to see in the spiritual realm.

  26. Great website maybe one day I can see in unseen realm

  27. There are spiritual things i see in dreams

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