to Hunt Ghosts
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on your first ghost hunt or to help improve your next one.
I have written this article as a follow up from a previous
article on rescue
work. I feel it is justified to provide more of an explanation
into the teachings received from the communication with spirit;
as this I hope will provide more illumination.
Death occurs as the result of the final cessation of vital
functions within the physical body, such as electrical nerve
impulses from the brain, and of course the stopping of the
heart. However, when considering the concept of the mind,
body, and spirit, it is the spirit element, which gives life
to the physical body and not the other way around. The physical
body is merely a vehicle by which the spirit can interact
with the physical environment it finds itself in, therefore
when death occurs the physical body is no longer a functional
vehicle and so spirit departs.
We are told that upon physical death, as the spirit form
departs the now redundant vehicle, it is met by either a group
of spirit or the person whomever the spirit form most expects
to see; we are never alone in our transition. Our mind set
also plays a part in what we may expect to see; being a devout
Christian for example; we may expect to see a host of angels,
bright shining in their radiance, feathered wings gently moving
in accompaniment to a heavenly choir.
The free will of the spirit is retained as it was within
the physical body, as such the recently departed spirit form
may wish to visit with family and loved ones. This is what
those who conduct rescue work fail to realise, free will,
the freedom of spirit to chose, would you yourself, on your
transition, not wish to visit with your loved ones?
When we are met by either a group or a friendly and familiar
person, we are helped to acclimatise to the different way
of living; we no longer have a mouth with which to talk, or
the need to eat; we no longer have the functionality of a
physical body. Life in the spirit world is via thought, through
the consciousness, colours are more vibrant than any we could
imagine, flowers more beautiful than we could ever envisage.
If the need arises for a spirit to communicate with another
spirit at a far distance, a mere thought of them brings them
Within the realms of spirit, there are many opportunities
to develop our understanding, to progress to an ever-finer
vibration, to become pure unconditional love. We are told
of the “halls of learning” in which the spirit
can learn whatever their choice is, be it to paint or sing,
or to master the arts of science, all is available for life
is eternal. There are many spheres of existence within the
spirit realms, the more spiritually evolved we become the
more refined our energy becomes and the further away from
the physical existence we become. The guides and helpers,
who chose to administer to our needs, helping us to achieve
our negotiated pathways, are able to foresee a given outcome
far easier than we ourselves can. The more evolved spirit
energies, some would chose to call angels are so far spiritually
aware that they are far removed from the physical sphere they
freely administer to. Every choice we chose to make has far-reaching
consequences, which we in the physical body could easily comprehend;
so much has to be in place before our choices can happen.
Whilst in spirit, before being born into the physical world,
we make a pact with other like-minded spirits, and negotiate
or chosen pathway, the lessons we wish to learn or impart
to others. We have to wait for our grand parents to meet and
give birth to our chosen parents before we ourselves can enter
into the physical world. What of our siblings, people we are
destined to meet along our life’s journey, all have
to be in situ before each part of the immense puzzle can come
into play; a phenomenal amount of choices, the ministry of
This is not to imply that our whole life is mapped out before
us, for were this the case, we as spirit would learn nothing.
Once again, free will comes into play, for although we have
negotiated our pathway; we may change our minds, not fulfilling
a piece of the puzzle, or indeed have something happen to
us, which was not part of our plans. This is one area in which
our guides and helpers play their part, as they help steer
us aright, helping us to achieve our aims, not with distain,
but with a loving heart.
The dimension of the spirit world impinges into our physical
reality, occupying the same space, and allows for the communion
of spirit to take place. This factor is a primary reason that
when we take our transition through a natural disaster, or
traumatic event, the spirit is NEVER trapped. If the recently
departed spirit is having a measure of difficulty in making
the transition from the physical into the ethereal realms
of spirit, it is not for us in the physical body to seemingly
effect a rescue. There are those in spirit whose chosen work
is to help in these instances, encouraging the recently departed
spirit, helping them to acclimatise to their new surroundings,
as we are each different people when in the physical body,
we are so in the spirit. The acclimatising to spirit can be
a longer process for some than others, dependant upon their
level of spiritual progression.
We are told of a life review each spirit chooses to undertake,
there is no judgement on our actions, though seeing and feeling
the hurt our actions have caused to others is judgement enough.
We see the joy our life has brought to others, the love, the
lessons learnt, the opportunities passed by.
In summarising this article, through the various communications
with spirit, the trance condition especially allows us to
understand better the workings of spirit, of our life to come.
The far-reaching implications of our actions towards each
other, along with the bigger picture we never fully comprehend
from the viewpoint of the physical body. Most importantly
though is the factor of free will, each spirit whether within
the physical body or spirit realms has the freedom to chose
their actions. Spirit are never trapped, only the often-misguided
intentions of those within the physical body, who out of love
chose to rescue those we deem as trapped, to cross into the
realms of light, of spirit. There is no need, for spirit is
with us when we take our transition, there to encourage through
the acclimatisation process as they are welcomed back once
more into the unconditional love of spirit.
Article written by Ian
Doherty Ian's own website can be found at http://www.ian-doherty.co.uk/