That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.
Working with spirit and acknowledging the influence of a Higher Power/Guide is often like playing charades. Clues are given. Events form an unlikely parallel and patterns appear to repeat. A common theme or thread may interrelate the whole.
When those things happen - we have an opportunity to retrieve the message and determine how it "fits." NO matter how surreal, all the events interrelate for the purpose of delivering a message. When one works with spirit, the key is not to attach too much meaning to each event or you miss the message. It is a form of Shamanism.
Each human has access at any given time, to an objective observer, a spirit guide, a higher power who can attain any form/non-form in the manifest plane; rock, tree, plant, animal, insect. When called upon or divinely inspired, that guide will help provide support and insight to events too large for us to grasp. In this case, the message in the recurring pattern: Appearance has nothing to do with Identity.
Through the eyes of Spirit - all is revealed. And so it is with ghosts...who are not ghosts but guardians in energy form. When they want to be seen and heard, they show up. My guardian - whom others might experience as a ghost - showed up to remind me all is well. He is not photogenic so I use the pattern of this photo to illustrate the value of perspective.
The shape was a reminder that no matter what we do, other eyes are upon us and other eyes can watch over us. We lose when we judge a circumstance solely by appearance. An empty home/shell can still house a wonderful Spirit. And the energy of that spirit can move mountains when inspired. All is well.