Ghosts: How Energy Factors Into Their ExistenceWritten by Gloria Young
As a child, my father always told us ghost stories. The stories were of experiences that he and our family had in homes that they visited or lived in. I was always fascinated by thought that ghosts might be real. It wasn't until I grew up and actually began having experiences myself that I decided that this was something I needed to know much more about. It seems more I tried to get answers, more I got questions.
Over years I have come up with some answers after using theories developed by scientists many years ago. Discovering these answers has made me more aware of what ghosts are and where they may have come from. Although I don’t have “real” or “true” answers, this is not because information is incorrect, it is because there are no experts in paranormal field. This includes me. I am not an expert, however, I have done as much research, if not more, than some of paranormal investigators working today. After working on research, performing investigations and reaching a conclusion, I can bring you some honest answers to what we believe ghosts are and where they come from.
Probably since beginning of time, ghosts have been subjects of many conversations. Sometimes these conversations were done in a hush-hush manner because of stigma associated with talking about this subject. Many had to talk behind closed doors and make sure that it was only with people they trusted. Nevertheless, talk of ghosts continued and has evolved into a trendy, get-a-thrill hobby.
So, exactly what is a ghost? Where does a ghost come from? Why are they here? Let me see if I can make some sense out of something we don’t understand. What is a ghost? It is thought that ghosts are people. They were once people who lived and breathed much like you and me and then for various reasons, they died. It could be a father, mother, brother, sister….well, you get point. It could be anyone. Using mechanics of physics we understand that people prior to being born, start as energy. When we are born, we are given a “shell” or a body to live in although energy is still within us. Some people or religions consider this a soul. When body has finally become worn out due to years of use or, if something has happened that we die earlier than our years, body dies and remaining energy removes itself from body.
Medical personnel have told stories for years of being at bedside of a dying patient and at moment that person passes, seeing a “wisp” of something or an energy of some type floating upward. There have always been stories similar to that from people who work in similar fields ranging from firefighters, paramedics, etc. They have related amazing stories from dying people of seeing “light”, seeing relatives long since deceased, going through “tunnel”, etc. It is not possible from a physical point of view that dying patients are able to acquire strength to physically open their eyes brightly, smile, move their mouths and talk or act as if talking, lean up out of bed when over course of their illnesses they have lost ability to do these things. If they have neared end of their lives, it is said that relatives come back to retrieve their loved ones and “take them home”. From a paranormal standpoint and having witnessed this miracle myself, I must confess that it is true. These actions do occur. A person who is nearing end of their lives will, usually one day prior to their death, suddenly become alert, sit up, perhaps talk or at least knowingly acknowledge their loved ones still living and have a chance to say their goodbyes. It is on that next day that usually they will die. Could it be a blessing from God? What is it that gives these people strength that they probably haven’t had in days, months, years to be able to perform these tasks? Again, more questions….no answers.
Love and LightWritten by Skye Thomas
Seems that everyone who writes to me signs their letters "love and light." It has such a bright uplifting sound to it. Lightworkers are being taught to hold energy of light and to equate love with a warm white light that heals and protects. After what feels like an age of suppression and darkness, it all sounds like such a refreshing change, much like first bits of sunlight after a long harsh winter. And so pendulum swings. Still we do not find balance.
Years ago a man came to speak at our church. Forgive me for my lousy memory, but I cannot recall which indigenous tribe or belief system he taught. What I remember is that he had an amazingly calm and soothing presence and that he ran us through a chanting meditation that had entire room spell bound with love and healing energy. What he taught is what stuck with me. He said that his people do not assume anything when sending each other healing energy. They do not predetermine that person needs white light, or green light, or physical healing, or mental healing or anything else. They imagine darkness warm and secure like a mother's womb protecting and embracing person who appears to need help. They send them energy that is void of all color or emotion so that person and his spirit can do as they will with it. It's ultimate in detachment. They simply send darkness and allow it to become whatever it needs to become in order to heal persons body or soul. I imagined it as pure unrefined energy rather than as highly tuned and polished energy that Lightworkers have so beautifully crafted. The concept stuck with me. Among his people there is no battle between light and darkness. All energy is of original source and all is holy and sacred.
I look to nature for reassurance that this is indeed natural way of things. The sun and seasons have their natural perfect cycles of light and darkness, of growth and of death. If summer lasted forever, grass and trees would all shrivel up and die. If darkness lasted forever, seeds would never sprout anew. We can love each for its gift and even have a favorite that touches us a bit more then other, but balance is perfect and runs along beautifully with or without our loving it. The cycles of life and death, light and darkness do not require our help nor our approval. Such is healing and religion. All that is, is.... with or without our comprehension or approval.
Light and darkness need each other as a yin yang reveals. Without other to reflect itself off of, they cease to exist. Remember cool shade under trees on a hot summer day. Remember cool dark room for healing a migraine headache. Remember restorative sleep that is best done in dark. The caveman inside of us may still be afraid of dark, but it does not mean that darkness and its energy is bad or evil. Much evil has been done in light of day. Much evil has been done in name of God and every other holy label we give to light. And goodness can also come of shadows.