Knowledge and Information

What is a ghost?

A ghost is a disembodied spirit.
That means a person who has died,
left their body and done one of two things

- gone 'into the Light', or Heaven,
or wherever you think you go after you die,
to find peace and healing;

- or they have turned their back on that natural gate,
or denied it, or not seen it,
or woken up in shock and decided not to go -

for reasons such as

'I can't leave my family',
'I'm not dead',
'I'm too young'
'I'm not ready'
'it's not fair',

or 'I'm too frightened of what will happen to me there
(judgment, hell, annilihation, nirvana'
- which is a lovely state
but also means the total dissoluation of the 'self'
and some people like to keep their personalities intact.)

and many other reasons.

I divide spirits into two categories

- Visitors

who have died and gone through the Healing process
we all need and come back to visit (hence the name)

- and lost souls (ghosts)

who have also died, but not gone into Healing.

Here is a deeper explantion

Ghosts, lost souls, remain connected to the earth by their emotions. A good case to look at would be one like 'haunted dolls' that are mentioned on discussion lists, and sometimes sold on Ebay. The ghost is connected to the doll because of what it represented to them when they were was alive. The doll more than likely represents a happy time, or a safe time. While the ghost needs to remember that happy time it will continue to move around with the doll, from owner to owner, until it finds someone who can free it and send it into Healing.

Ghosts connected to people are there because of the love, or hate, they felt for that person - whether a family member, close friend or a person they have never met. These days some ghosts are connected to people for a good feed of energy, and have no emotional, nor genetic, connection to them at all. This is not a new occurance. There have been mention of hauntings and possessions back into prehistory. It is not all demonic. I've done healing for people who had 'an old friend' in their energy. I just had lunch with a lady whom I first met because she had a friend, who had just died, wrapped around her neck, in a way. He was frightened and had come to D because she has good energy and knew him. He was very grateful to know he would be safe and happy when he went Home. He came back to her afterwards and thanked her.

If the body of a person is cremated against their will they might be very angry, and even let their family know by haunting them a bit, but hopefully the ghost won't make too big an issue of it and go Home (into Healing) just as easily as someone to whom it didn't happen. I think they would have other, larger, issues that would make them stay on the earth plane, rather than just being returned to ashes.

I have had a lot of experience in dealing with spirits and ghosts, and long conversations with lost souls, and have yet to have one say they are actually upset because their body was cremated. It's more often what they did, or said, or believed, that keeps them trapped. Half of them don't even know where they were buried, depending on their 'age' - the length of time they have been lost. It is only us, the living, with our splendid and demanding egos, that think our bodies are more important than our spirit. We quickly change our minds once we go Home.

Other reasons why they stay

- Hauntings by people seeking revenge, or recognition for some event such as the victim haunting the murder

- Hauntings of sites of great trauma such as scenes of battles .. but that might really be ...

- Memory in the walls .. Residual energy 'ghosts'

which is where the emotional energy of an event leaves its marks on the landscape or house .. they wear out after a while ..

Many ghosts in old castle are simply shadows of their former living selves,
their great emotions, usually fear, leaving an indelible mark on the stonework.
They do tend to fade over a great amount of time

- Kids playing with kids (one of them is a ghost) .. that was a nice place in Callander England

When I was in England at the beginning of 2005 I was asked to check out the 'playmate' of a young man of five. This spirit boy came through the windows at the top of the house and into the five year old's room. He was from a time of serfs and servants from his clothes. And the two of them played for hours. That was a very happy household, also bed and breakfast. :-)

- Animal spirits .. I have a cat ... :-)

Actually 6, four in spirit who have visited me,
and my dog Gus who died quite recently (2012).

Unfinished Business - it is nearly all unfinished business

When someone dies they usually 'default to heaven' .. (a bit like the computer defaulting to 'c' drive). No one automatically becomes a ghost.A person who chooses to stay on the earth after they die feels they have unfinished business. It is not just for people who have been murdered or die suddenly. I've met many ghosts whose unfinished business is something so small and insignificant that you wonder how they got trapped in it in the first place. How important something is is relative to the person experiencing it.

Ghosts with unfinished business can be 'busted', though I prefer the word rescued. Think of it this way. When a person dies with unfinished business they create a bubble of energy around themselves that repeats and repeats the 'lesson' they are trying to learn (the unfinished pattern). What a Spirit Rescuer does is to provide energy to break the bubble. This can happen in a lot of different ways. Sometimes we simply show them a possible ending, a way they can 'go' to finish what they need to (energy follows thought). Sometimes we open a gate in front of them and bring out 'helpers' (angels, or family and friends in spirit who are waiting for them and thake them into Healing) and sometimes we, if the ghost is particularly nasty, enclose it in a different sort of bubble and shift it straight into healing and let the healers there take care of breaking the patterns.

We find the people that are ready to be rescued because their 'bubbles' start springing little holes and they see our Light and are attracted to it. We become part of the pattern that they can see, where before that they were totally focussed on their process.And then there are also different sorts of 'ghosts' .. not a person without a body, but a marking of a place or territory by events so traumatic, so emotional, that they leave an imprint of all the people involved. This imprint repeats itself over and over .. but not necessarily every day .. sometimes it is just to mark a certain date on the calendar, like a great battle ... and so we call them -

- Anniversary ghosts

You get ghosts attached to events, I call them anniversary ghosts. I once lived in a flat in North Sydney (Haunted Flat)that only came really spookily alive once a year. The owners didn't tell us about it before we moved in, but did say everyone moves out about the same date. :-)

- Family visits

My Grandmother's Visits

- Lost souls who used to live on the property and haven't left yet

you can also have visiting spirits who love the house and keep coming back ...

- Lost souls who like the person they have attached themselves to

- Lost souls who think they are somewhere else

- Haunting the grave (though that doesn't happen very much)

I don't believe that all entities that hang around graveyards are human, some are drawn there because of the collective sorrow of those people who come to visit their loved ones. It's a good feed ground for energy of many different sorts, including anger. And ghosts can wander from graveyard to graveyard following the leylines that connect the churches together these days.

I have been in a lot of cemeteries over the years. I used to play in one as a child. The only ghost I ever met there was a black and white cat.

According to tradition (whether Christian or pagan, I don't remember), the only ghost that remains in a cemetery is the first body buried there. That I've found to be true. The others that remain are usually Christians (no disrespect to anyone, I'm one too) who hold the belief that they must wait to be resurrected from their bodies at the 'second coming'. Some people (ghosts) remain because they think they cannot go back to the house they lived in, they would not be welcome there, so they stay where they think they can be found again. And, yes, some are still very connected to who they were - represented by their bodies.

One very interesting 'dream' (which wasn't one) I had a few years ago was based at Highgate Cemetary in London. In the vision there were quite a few of us wandering the cemetary grabbing hold of people's hands and pulling them out of the ground. We would say something like, 'Resurrection is here, you can go Home'. I was, and am still, living in Australia at the time. The movie 'What dreams may come' had a scene much like that, where the hands of lost souls were sticking out of the mud and Robin Williams pulled his wife out.

Why we rescue lost souls ...

Directing a ghost into the Light does not always work. Some go verywillingly when shown the direction, and some just run the other way at highspeed and get on with their mischief, if they can. It's with those where the core of mywork is done, either personally or through sessions in the Rescue Circles Ihave run. We take the real trouble makers and have them 'escorted' into Healing - which is where we all spend a littletime when we die. We've had many of those lost souls return to thank us forthe work. That's incredibly satisfying. :-)

Attached ghosts. People come to me for healing when a ghost hasattached itself to them and is haunting them. There is a huge differencebetween the ghost attaching itself and me choosing to allow one to connectto me. Ghosts need energy to communicate, and manifest, and so they feed off anyone they are connectedto, as well as the energy in the atmosphere. (Which is why the roomtemperature, and the core temperature of the people, go down rapidly.)Quite often they do not mean to do this, or are not aware consciously thatthey are, but the ones that have been lost for a long time quickly learnwhere their 'food' comes from, and can mess up your energy very fast.

Using your senses ...

Going slightly off topic here, but .. Yes, other people can sense whena ghost is present within someone's aura, but not a lot of people want to dothis consciously. They just feel very uncomfortable around the person andstart avoiding contact with them. This can be painfully disconcerting forthe person concerned because they might not even be aware of the ghost tobegin with, but after a while they will become sensitized to the presenceand feel a need to get it off them. That's usually when they seek healing.But if the ghost is a stronger personality the person might end up diagnosedas schizophrenic, or paranoid, when by then, the ghost might have invited afew of his/her 'friends' to join the feast.

This is one of the reasons why dabbling in the 'occult'
is not recommendedas a safe pastime.
You usually have no idea of what, or whom, you will attract.

Ghost Tours and Ghost Hunting ...

Ghost Tours can be fun, as long as they are well run, and not just us dropping into an abandoned house with a K2 meter and desire to be frightened.

I went to visit a haunted house here in Wagga Wagga NSW Australia called Monte Cristo (see Ghost Tours), and have done many more tours since. During the tour I had a strong sense of presence (a ghost!) a few times and had my hair stroked once, but only one other person
(in the groupof ten) felt anything, although most of them seemed to want to.

Often you will find that although a person expresses a strong desire tosee/feel/interact with ghosts in those circumstances they are actually too scared of what might happen, and express an energy that disallows contact, unless the entity is very negative and likes to upsetpeople. We thicken our auras which to some degree repels ghosts, and sendout an energy message that says 'not me'. We do it subconsciously most ofthe time, and consciously when we get 'scared'. But .. the scared feeling,or excitement, which is a different interpretation of the same energy reaction actually solar plexus chakra speeding up to help us contact thenon-living beings who operate on a higher frequency. Like speeding up avehicle.

Talking to Visiting Spirits is different from Talking to Ghosts ...

Most people can sense ghosts, and everyone gets visits from friendlyspirits, it is up to us to decide that we 'can' do it - and then wait for itto happen. It does.

If there is a spirit/ghost following you around they might just have amessage. Find a quiet place to sit down and relax, and ask them to tellyou. Whatever comes to mind first may well be the message (perhaps insymbolic form to be thought about). Our minds love to complicate things -but everything is simple and easy to understand in spirit. If they make youfeel tired, cold, lost or sad, tell them to 'back off' and really mean it.Then cross your arms across your chest and imagine drawing all your energyin around you tight. The spirit cannot then attach.

Spirit Guides are not ghosts in any form ...

Spirit guides are not ghosts, nor relatives closer than great-great grandparents. My grandmother was my teacher for a long time, but she was not my guide. There is a huge difference. Human Spirit guides have specialtraining before they go to work. They must develop the detachment needed to act as the angels do - with love but without judgment or attachment to any outcomes. Otherwise they interfere in free will - which is not allowedunder the 'guidelines'.

Rescuing Lost Souls can be as easy as ...

You could try a very simple technique. I do it with ghosts,
but also when I'm checking the sex of unborn children.

Is the ghost a man or woman? Do this by saying to yourself - 'does it feel like me'? If it doesn't, it is a man (or a woman, as the case may be). Strange, or too simple, as it might sound, it often works well.

The other thing you can do is ask it to talk to you, and then ask it its name. Whatever name comes to mind first, without you double guessing or 'trying' to get it, is usually right - or well might be the one that the ghost will answer to.

Then call it by that name.

You can ask your guardian angel, who stands behind your right shoulder, and is one of Archangel Michael's guardians, to talk to the ghost and see if it wants to go into the Light, which I call Home. The ghost may go willingly. If it doesn't, then ask your Michael (guardian) to 'find' the lost soul and 'take' it into healing. You never know, the next visit from that 'ghost' may well be to say thank you.

No one truly wants to stay lost, once they know the Light of healing again.

Some ghosts are lost and need the Light, and others are just visiting.

If you have a problem ghost you can contact me here Ama Nazra

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