Question: Do you believe spirits can communicate with the living and if so, have you talked with a ghost?
I was asked this question a long time ago, with Hallowmas right around the corner I thought it would be appropriate to answer it here on the blog.
I do not communicate with the dead on a regualar basis, but I have had a few experiences over the years where I do believe that I have received messages. One of the most vivid messages I received was from my father-in-law.
My father-in-law was in the hospital. My husband and I got woken early one morning by a phone call from a member of his family telling him to get to the hospital as soon as possible. I asked him if he wanted me to come with him, but he said no he would call me once he got there. We were only about 10 minutes away from the hospital so he felt if I needed to be there it wouldn’t take me that long to get there but if I didn’t he wanted me get a bit more sleep. I didn’t expect to be able to fall back asleep but decided to rest and got back under covers, making sure the phone was close by. After few minutes, as I left myself relax and tried to get a bit more rest, I “knew” my father-in-law had passed. A few minutes passed and I “sensed” a message in my mind, “tell him I’m sorry, I was just so tired, I had leave, tell him I’m sorry” and with the message was also a strong feeling of love. A few minutes later my husband called to tell me his father had passed away before he gotten to hospital. I waited a week or so to relay the message that his dad loved him very much and knew that he loved him too, and there was no reason to feel bad about not getting to hospital before he passed. He had already “felt” in a way it but it was a comfort to hear it and have it confirmed.
I believe any thing is possible, but there are few things that I believe 100% in. I tend to be a “prove it” type of person, and prefer to experience something for myself and\or have a bit of scientific proof too. I do believe that the human spirit continues to exist after death. I have had to many personal experiences as well as seen too much evidence, that I do believe that the human spirit continues to exist even after the physical vessel is no longer functional.
In what form a spirit continues to exist on the other side, I don’t know. I tend to agree with most of the other theories out there, (most of what people call “ghosts” or hauntings are just memory\energy imprints and when seen or heard is like a rerun of a film clip; very rarely there might a spirit or entity that can communicate and interact with the physical world and seem to have retained their “personality” from their physical life. Can spirits communicate with the living? I don’t know absolutely for sure, but I am 99.9% sure that they can communicate with the living, but it depends on the spirit and the living person, and often the connection the two may have had in life – if there was a close relationship and the living person is open to it then yes I think messages can be communicated. I think our loved ones who have passed over sometimes stay to watch over us or at least pop in from time to time, and can communicate through dreams and other subtle ways
From the various experiences I’ve had throughout my life, as well as my interest in various other spiritual and psychic subjects, I have always wanted to go ghost hunting. Not seances, or channeling, or psychics — but real ghost hunting with equipment and like-minded skeptical people. I do believe that there are some people who can communicate with spirits, some who are psychic and can channel — I can respect their work and their messages from beyond, however, no matter how convincing, sincere, or even truly gifted a person is in this matter — it still can not be taken as “evidence.” I have had many experiences with dreams, meditations, and other psychic work that has been very accurate and rewarding. However, even though I may have experienced something myself or seen someone else experiencing it, it is still subjective, and can not be duplicated or shared with someone else other then to relay the information, but the experience itself is still a personal one.
The Ghost Hunters tv show and TAPS website satisfy my urge to investigate the paranormal in a scientific manner, from the comfort of my living room, without spending long hours up all night recording, followed by even longer hours of reviewing hours of footage on audio and visual tape. Perhaps some day when I retire I’ll be able to find a group of professional ghost hunters near me and finally have the time to experience a ghost hunt first hand and learn more about it.
Until then, I’ll watch Ghost Hunters and continue to keep an eye out for the ghost(s) or entity, fairy, or prankster that moves the statue of Isis I have in the curio cabinet and who keeps taking things from time to time – though when I put my foot down and ask for something back it usually returns it within a day or two (more about that another time).
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