Ok, after all those short little posts during my vacation (you’re welcome), it’s high time for an epic post in which I tackle a huge subject. I’ve been meaning to write about Ghosts and Spirits for some time now. Many of you have sent me questions and accounts of how you’ve met up with some kind of Spirit. I’d like to preface this post by saying that there are A LOT of different opinions out there about Ghosts. I am not here to prove any of them wrong. The following is what I have come to believe, based on my understanding of how the Universe works. My knowledge is not complete, since I, myself, am still alive (although those who have seen me before my morning Chai latte may beg to differ). This is what makes sense to me, given that we are living in a vibrational Universe. So, if you don’t agree, that’s ok.
Do Ghosts Exist?
Yes. But maybe not in the way you think. The traditional view on Ghosts is that a spirit has become trapped or has unfinished business on the “Earth plane” and is unable or unwilling to move on. This view kind of presupposes that something has gone wrong and some belief systems claim that we have to stay in this limbo until we have atoned for our sins. I call Bullshit.
When we die, we return to pure, positive energy. We, Who We Really Are, these huge powerful non-physical beings, are projecting a part of ourselves into this physical realm, like an avatar in a video game (only way cooler and more sophisticated). So when we die, we simply withdraw our focus from our physical bodies. This is why our bodies then start to decay. A great deal of focus has gone into building those bodies and holding them together, so when we remove our attention from them, they take a while to fall apart. They slowly disintegrate into their most basic building blocks over time and if given the chance, become part of the ecosystem and the circle of life (i.e. worm food, then fertilizer, then plants, etc.). The body is not who we are.
How quickly we refocus into the non-physical seems to depend on how much resistance we had to let go of at the point of death. I’m not sure that there’s a hard and fast rule on this, and it’s really impossible to judge how much resistance someone actually has (we only see their manifestations, not how they are actually feeling), but from what I’ve gathered from the accounts of those who have been around a lot of moments of transition and are sensitive to energy, it seems that if someone has a great deal of suppressed pain at the moment of death, it can take a few minutes, or even a couple of hours for them to truly refocus and shift back. Anyone in the room with the deceased who has the ability to do so, will then feel an actual release and then a flood of joy. The incredible attractive power of their non-physical selves is much too great to allow them to stay focused in a different perspective.
Why our spirits can’t “get stuck”
We humans have a degree of separation from our non-physical selves. This allows us to experience perspectives that our inner beings don’t agree with. It’s all part of the game. When we get too far from that perspective, however, or when we resist it too long, we experience pain – first emotional pain (negative emotions) and then physical pain (illness, etc.). In the non-physical, this pull is amplified greatly, so the discomfort of staying separated from our true selves would be unbearable. We have no choice but to rejoin Who We Really Are, and doing so is an incredibly joyful experience. With this design in place, there is no way to get stuck. And I’m not even going to address the whole atonement for our sins bit (at least not in this blog post. Short version: There is no judgment, there are no sins and you don’t need to atone for anything).
An easy transition
Those who have little resistance or have already withdrawn most of their focus from the physical (Alzheimer’s patients, those in a coma, etc.) shift easily into the focus of Who They Really Are. I have personally been privy to this energy on several occasions. Recently, through having a conversation with the daughter of a dying man, I was able to connect with his energy both before and after he died. Even before he transitioned, he had already withdrawn almost all of his focus, and what I felt was giddy, joyful, playful, ecstatic love. And as always, I was only able to access the energy to the degree that my own body could allow. As I continuously raise my own vibration, I am able to access more and more of this kind of energy, giving me greater and greater levels of understanding of what’s actually going on. But the point is, no matter how great the experience was for me, it would’ve been exponentially more awesome for the “dead” guy.
We don’t actually leave
But here’s the thing: even when we withdraw our focus from our physical bodies, we don’t withdraw our focus from this reality. Because this is where it’s at. This is where the fun is, where the expansion of consciousness is happening, where we want to be, physical or not. And in our non-physical state, we still want to play, only we no longer have any of our limiting beliefs or fears. We are completely and totally free and we fully understand our power. And we love nothing more than to play with those who are physical, especially if they are aware enough to realize it.
The dead are talking to you
Many people are convinced that their deceased loved ones are sending them messages. They’re right. But not because they NEED them to know anything (like that they’re not really “dead”), and not because they feel badly for you in your grief and are trying to help you feel better. The transitioned are in a very high vibrational place. They are, in the full sense of the word, HIGH. Better than the effects of any drug we can conceive of, or even of any plant that’s available to us in the physical, the feeling of being non-physical is pure, unadulterated, unashamed, unlimited joy. And from that perspective, a non-physical consciousness CANNOT and WILL NOT ever, and I mean EVER, feel your pain.
Also, they know your pain is not real. Not really. As you sit in your grief, lamenting that they’re gone, they are right beside you, shining their love all over you, dancing and laughing and sending out the signal, “I’m right here!” It’s like watching a small child, sad that it can’t find its toy, when the toy is right in front of them. Only instead of then becoming concerned for the child and feeling bad for them, non-physical will simply and lovingly and consistently point out that the toy is right there. They know that nothing has gone wrong and they refuse to ever take on the view that it has.
They want to play with us. And they are always doing so, but we have to get into their vibrational vicinity, we have to go to their playground to play with them. So, when you see something that reminds you of them, when you get a “message” of some sort, they ARE playing with you. It’s not a coincidence. And you can take the fact that you received the message as a sign that you, even if just for a brief moment, came into alignment with them to a sufficient degree to hear them. And when you do, boy do they do a happy dance.
But what about creepy experiences? Aren’t there evil spirits?
I’m going to say this once, unequivocally, and then I’ll explain it: There are no evil spirits. There is no such thing as evil. There is no dark force, no death star and no boogie man. There is nothing in this Universe that can assert itself into your experience unless you let it (and yes, you can let it without knowing it). And yes, I know that there are many out there who will vehemently disagree with me on this, but this is MY knowledge and understanding and I’m sticking to it.
So, how do I explain it when you wake up in the middle of the night and you feel some kind of presence? Or when several people have had eerie experiences in an old house? Is that all made up? Is it a group hallucination? Nope. That’s real. But my explanation doesn’t include an evil spirit.
What “ghosts” really are
While the undead (the non-physical, not zombies) don’t ever roam about in your attic, or run a cold shivery finger down your spine, this is a vibrational universe and there is energy all around us. What we perceive with our 5 senses is just a teensy fraction of what’s really going on. As Abraham likes to say, “every thought that’s ever been thought still exists”, and I fully believe that to be true. When someone has a dark, hateful or fearful thought, it doesn’t just go away. That person may cease to be a match to that thought, but the energy that was summoned is still floating about, ready to be attracted by the next dude in a bad mood.
And when enough like energy gathers, because some consciousness (like a human, for example) has focused on it long enough, it can become pretty palpable. It eventually becomes dense enough to become physical, but even if it doesn’t, it still exists.
So, let’s say that a woman with a very low vibration was living in a house. She manifested an incredibly painful transition, like say, a horrific murder. During this murder, and leading up to it, she would’ve put a great deal of focus on some very dark and fearful thoughts. And it’s very, very possible for that energy to still be hanging around in that house. Those who are sensitive to energy would easily be able to pick up on it, providing they had any kind of vibration within them that would match it. It would feel creepy or even scary.
But it’s more like a snapshot or photograph than an actual consciousness. The woman’s “spirit” or non-physical being is not stuck there and no one needs to help her “cross over”.
But what about if I talk to an evil spirit?
Again, it’s possible to have the experience of actually connecting with and having a conversation with a “troubled” spirit. Someone having this experience is actually connecting with energy (and they have to be a match to it) and their brain is interpreting this as a spirit. In any case, the experience is actually a manifestation which mirrors that person’s beliefs and is designed to help them overcome it. I’ll have to explain that further in another post, though.
So, if someone releases a spirit, that’s just bullshit?
Not necessarily, no. There are many, many stories of psychics and healers who have gone into houses and spaces and supposedly helped the trapped spirits move on. And the house or space did, indeed, feel lighter and better afterwards. I’m not saying nothing happened, and if they want to interpret the energy as trapped spirits, I will never stop them, but my understanding is different.
An energy healer definitely has the power to transmute the energy in a physical space. Shamans, medicine men and even priests do it all the time. I frequently open sacred space in my own living room, which has become such a high vibrational place that when I invite someone into my home they often have huge breakthroughs just by being here (no, you cannot all come over). Just like an energy healer can help you raise your vibration, so can they help to raise the vibration of a space. They can literally change the frequency of the energy in a physical space to a higher one. And that shift will feel like a release, leaving the place feeling lighter afterwards.
This is real and it is helpful. It just doesn’t have anything to do with trapped spirits.
Ok, so what about poltergeists? What about when objects move?
Many people have experienced the movement of physical objects. I myself have an old CD player that likes to open randomly (or not?), even though it’s broken and not even turned on (bit creepy the first few times, but now it’s funny to me). And sometimes there even seems to be a message behind that movement. What gives?
It is possible that the “message” you are getting is coming from a non-physical consciousness who is playing with you. If it feels awesome, it’s a strong possibility. If it feels scary and creepy, it’s not. What the message means is only really decipherable by you because it will be perfectly tailored to you. For example, your grandmother will send you a message in a way that you are most likely to understand and in the easiest way for you to get it. Someone else would miss the message entirely. It would be meaningless to them. The non-physical don’t exactly hire skywriters to put smoke signals on the horizon. But they will send you a bird or an insect or the impulse to look at a billboard that stops you in your tracks. You just KNOW what it means, even if no one else does.
But while the non-physical can inspire animals and insects (they are much more connected than we are and often quite cooperative when it comes to playing with the non-physical. They are not being “taken over” by anything, but they are easy to inspire to be in a certain place at a certain time), they cannot and will not make books fly through the air. So who or what will?
That’s right. It’s you. You are the one who is making a book fly through the air. You have no idea just how powerful you really are. It’s called telekinesis. If the experience is joyous, you may well be inspired by your dead grandpa, and if it’s not, your fears may have caused you to connect with some strong matching energy that was present in a space. In any case, it’s your manifestation and you are the one manipulating the energy, whether you know it or not.
Now, I know that a lot of you will want to know HOW we do this, and I have to confess that this is the part I know the least about. I went back to old Abraham tapes to see if they said anything about it and they did, but only to the extent that they confirmed that it is, indeed, us who are moving the objects around. Unfortunately, they didn’t explain the HOW of it either, and my interest in the non-physical lies much more in different levels of consciousness and clarity than in telekinetic phenomenon (I don’t really care HOW we are causing things to go bump in the night. I’m much more interested in WHY), so I really haven’t done much exploring here. I can speak and write at length about your dead aunty, but I really have little idea exactly how I’m making the turned off CD player open and close, other than that I know I’m ultimately doing it. Perhaps one of you lovely readers has spent more time on this subject and can add your thoughts and wisdom in the comments.
Whatever happens, you still have to be a match
The most important thing to remember is that whatever your experience is (which means, HOW you are perceiving what is happening), you still have to be a match to it vibrationally. If you’re not, you can’t have the experience. Physical or non-physical, you create your reality and every experience in it. So, if you have a creepy, scary night in an old house, that was a manifestation for you, just as real as if someone had been rude to you on the street. Notice how it felt and figure out why you had the reaction you did. What was it mirroring back to you? What belief is it giving you the opportunity to overcome?
We are so much more powerful than we can even imagine. I often get glimpses of this power when I meditate, and I fully understand that I am only feeling as much as I have the ability to, which doesn’t even scratch the surface (not even close) of what is available to us. The idea that there could be anything more powerful, anything evil that can come and attach itself to us and is beyond our control, or the idea that we are “gone” when we die, becomes utterly ludicrous in the face of this understanding. The only thing that can ever go “wrong” is that we turn away from Who We Really Are, and by doing so, create the illusion of pain. And we can give so much attention to that illusion that it seems incredibly real, incredibly vivid and even dangerous. But it is an illusion. And once we remember that, once we feel the joy and playfulness and giddiness and ecstasy of Who We Really Are and all those who have crossed over who want to continue playing from that vantage point, fear of death, fear of ghosts, fear of embarrassment, fear of things that go bump in the night just cease to exist.
So do Ghosts exist? Yes, but perhaps not in the way you previously thought they did. The truth is so, SO much better. 🙂