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Hearing bells

Postby Bychan Wulf » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:34 am

Does anybody else hear bells all of a sudden and then get a good idea or an answer to a question?
This has been happening to me for a while and I thought it was a result to the stress I was feeling. I found out today, that some people also hear bells from time to time.

It usually happens to me in crowded places when I can't pay attention to my inner voice. If I try to ignore the bells, each time, a feather starts flying. There is always a rational explanation for the feathers but the synchronicity is what makes me curious.
It's funny and nice, even though it makes it hard for me to concentrate on the things I am supposed to.

Do you have any idea what this could be? Am I paying too much attention to the environment or am I just a little bit crazy?
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Re: Hearing bells

Postby moonraingirl » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:15 pm

There's a saying in English

"ring a bell
Fig. [for something] to cause someone to remember something or for it to seem familiar. I've never met John Franklin, but his name rings a bell. Whenever I see a bee, it rings a bell. I remember when I was stung by one.
See also: bell, ring
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc."

I don't know, but do you think what you hear is something similar to this definition? maybe the saying was created because more people hear this?
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Re: Hearing bells

Postby Bychan Wulf » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:06 pm

Maybe.
For example, the last time I heard the bells, and saw the feather ( which my teacher said was from her jacket), was last Monday and I got an idea for a story ( I write when I'm bored).
The idea walked around my mind and wouldn't leave me alone untill I put it down on paper...it seems to be a freaking novel :shock: and I have no idea why and why now. I stopped writing in the 7th grade and it just brought it back....so maybe it is tied to the definition you gave.
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Re: Hearing bells

Postby SpiritTalker » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:19 pm

Years ago I would hear a tinkling bell just before I'd hear my guide speak. It was when I was learning to do mediumship...i felt like one of Pavlovs dogs after a while and we had a laugh. Once I got so I could hear the voice, pick it out of the back ground, the bell stopped. I also would hear it in my sleep, just as I'd be slipping off. I'd wake up then. So I must have been being conditioned but off hand, I don't remember what for in that instance. It's been a long time ago.
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Re: Hearing bells

Postby Bychan Wulf » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:46 pm

It's good to know that it's kind of common. I feel less crazy...maybe I'll get the message too. Maybe the guide wants to mess with me a while, before it makes everything clear :-)
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Re: Hearing bells

Postby SpiritTalker » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:54 pm

It's a job to sort through the chatter and mental noise to let the one message get through. If you don't normally work with spirits -you don't have to - it's just my example, that's what I was developing during the time I heard the bell. You are a healer, (i couldnt heal a hang nail) so the bell may be a signal to open your empathic spidey senses and connect to an opportunity. Im just supposing that It would probably work with the abilities or strengths you have or are seeking to develop.
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Re: Hearing bells

Postby RosieMoonflower » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:18 pm

moonraingirl wrote:There's a saying in English

"ring a bell
Fig. [for something] to cause someone to remember something or for it to seem familiar. I've never met John Franklin, but his name rings a bell. Whenever I see a bee, it rings a bell. I remember when I was stung by one.
See also: bell, ring
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. [COPYRIGHT SIGN] 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc."

I don't know, but do you think what you hear is something similar to this definition? maybe the saying was created because more people hear this?


This is awesome. I will look into this for all of us, because I love parables and idioms! I hear what I call "ringing" in my ears, and have contributed to many other posts detailing such. I never once related it to the "ring a bell" phrase that means it's familiar to you or you remember something from before.

@BWulf, the "bells" you hear, are they like church bells that ring amongst a range of different tones to make a song? Or, is is a steady long sounds that don't really change much in tune?

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Re: Hearing bells

Postby Bychan Wulf » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:48 am

RosieMoonflower wrote:@BWulf, the "bells" you hear, are they like church bells that ring amongst a range of different tones to make a song? Or, is is a steady long sounds that don't really change much in tune?

The sound varies from the sound of a big bell ( maybe a gong), to smaller bell (sometimes the sound is as warm as one from a triangle) and from time to time also something simmilar to scratching a blackboard with the chalk. And yes, nostly long sounds.

Thanks !
I tried to look it up, but my Google history looks like WebMD and everytime I type it, "schizophrenia" comes up. Yet, I passed many psihiatric tests, so not quite the answer is an looking for :lol:
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Re: Hearing bells

Postby RosieMoonflower » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:22 pm

Okay, I found some information about the saying "does that ring a bell?", meaning "Does that remind you of something??"

It seems there are two main theories. One is that bells typically remind us of things, or at least tell us to do something. Doorbells tell us there is someone who's come over to visit, school bells tell us when class starts and ends, & the ol' dinner bell tells us that dinner is served, for example. So that's theory 1 , merely referring to the bells we know that ring to remind us or tell us to do something.

The second theory, while widely disputed, I actually think could be more accurate. This is the idea or theory that the phrase (or idiom) come from the Pavlovian bell theory. Think "Pavlov's theory" where he used bells to test dogs reaction to being fed.

For those not familiar, please slow me to elaborate: in the 1890s, a man named Ivan Pavlov created a psychological research experiment using dogs as subjects. When it was time to feed the dogs, Pavlov always rung a bell prior to giving the dogs their meal. Over time, he began waiting longer and longer to deliver the food AFTER he rang the bell. What he learned over time was that the dogs would salivate knowing they were about to be fed & the bell, began to trigger their salivation. So by the end of the experiment, he could ring the bell and never bring the food and the dogs would still still salivate! So the desired stimulus (the food) resulted in the desired reaction (the salivation). But, what was learned is that the desired reaction could be produced with an undesired stimulus (the bell).

So, I know most don't agree with that being the main theory and the idea about door bells and reminders is mor commonly accepted. I think that I agree more with theory 2. Mostly based on what the phrase means. To mean, it means "does that remind you of something you already know?", and that fits the Pavlov idea.

Hope that helps clear up the idiom at least! Now if we can figure out what the ringing in our own ears means!

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Re: Hearing bells

Postby SnowCat » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:35 pm

"Everytime a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." Spoken by Clarence, in "It's a Wonderful Life."

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Re: Hearing bells

Postby Bychan Wulf » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:07 am

ST, so what you mean is that I get it like a signal from myself that tells me I have to work on my own abilities? I makes sense....it is knowns that the body is like an entity itself that can "think" and "decide" what he needs from you and can send different stimuli. (Sorry for the late reply; I saw your post just now :oops: )

Rosie, thanks for clearing the it! Is it possible that those 2 are connected? Like, Pavlov's bell rings-dogs salivate; the doorbell rings-we stand up and know we have to open the door. If extended, they can both mean that we remember something that we already knew.
Sorry, I had a philosophy class recently and it stuck wity me.
Pavlov's experiment can somehow also apply to me. Anytime I hear them I think "Make it fast! Reality needs me back!" :))

Snow, counting the bells I only heared this year, the entire heaven must have gotten it's wings. At least it doesen't mean anything bad.
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Re: Hearing bells

Postby SpiritTalker » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:19 am

Can't have too many angels IMO
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Re: Hearing bells

Postby Bychan Wulf » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:42 am

SpiritTalker wrote:Can't have too many angels IMO

I second you! They are always welcone around me :mrgreen:
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Re: Hearing bells

Postby RosieMoonflower » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:05 pm

SpiritTalker wrote:Can't have too many angels IMO


This is what I'm inclined to believe too, that the "ringing" or "bells" we hear are actually Angels or spirit guides who are close by and have such a strong vibrational frequency, it's coming through to us as a "ringing" sound. It could be that people who are more sensitive to these things pick up on the vibrational sounds more than others.

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Re: Hearing bells

Postby Deerstep » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:05 pm

Not sure about angels... I haven't had a ton of personal experience with them yet.
But a friend of mine says that she'll sometimes hear bells before she glimpses a fae.
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