Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Do Ghosts Really Exist?

No one could be afraid of those cute little ghosts. Waaaay too cute. We enjoy all the fun and 'spookiness' with which we have surrounded Halloween. Ghosts have been a part of that.
Halloween, to the Pagans, was a time of 'thinning of the veils' during which it was easier to communicate with those who had crossed over into different dimensions. It was a beautiful and sacred time...not a scarey time. Tempting as it is to go into this history, let's get on with "Do Ghosts really exist?"
The answer is "yes"...but not in the ways that many people mistakenly believe. It's important to allow one's mind to move out of old, misconceived, traditional thinking. What needs re-thinking is our ideas of life and death. Fear of death remains the greatest Fear of All... mostly thanks to religions use of dogma centering on Heaven and Hell to scare you into 'being saved' and 'being good.' Just look around. You can SEE how well that dogma works!! Pardon my sarcasm... :)
What we call Ghosts or apparitions or non physical entities exist in many dimensions. When a person dies, however, his 'soul' does not become some ghost.
Waking up dead is basically no different than waking up when you are alive... The soul is always alive and well. The main quickly-noticed difference is that after you 'die' you have so much more freedom to do as you please. It takes a while, in some cases, to catch on to this new freedom. First off, one feels a tremendous release, immense love, and wellness. THEN!-- after that momentary 'high''s beliefs and Creating Your Own Reality kicks in. For a time the 'newly dead' will continue to 'act out' what they believe should happen after death. We Create Our Reality on BOTH all dimensions. If one chooses to not believe that he creates his own reality in this physical 3D life on will be in for a few biiiig surprizes when you 'croak!' as Abraham says....trying to get people to laugh and lighten up a bit.
Ghosts (the ones we claim to see) are temporal energy essences or fragments ... NOT the total sum of a 'soul's personality. ' When people cross over they bring their beliefs with them... Those who have persisted in living with a great deal of hatred and anger OR perhaps an unhealthy, addictive, obsessive 'love' -- may refuse to go on to The Light (greater Enlightenment) and may, in their confusion 'haunt' those they hated ...or were overly attached to. However _co creating_ takes place here. It takes two to do the Ghostly Tango.
Places that are 'haunted' very often are the result of the ghost(s) obsessive emotional attachment, or desparate clinging to a person, place, or thing. An extreme attachment or an obsessively focused upon 'problem'...may cause one to become a 'ghost' that refuses to go on.'
Many ghosts don't even care who they are around and their intent is NOT to harm. Some are simply the Curious George type who haven't contemplated life after death and like hanging around old familiar 'haunts.' :) The only way a ghost can 'haunt' a living individual is by mutual CONSENT at the soul level of ALL parties involved. Living and dead.
Places that have been haunted for years have had so much 'belief' and strong imaginative energy poured into them, that it is the OBSERVER that keeps re-creating the ghosts. It's always 'mutual interaction.' Co-creating.
If a person wanders in a cemetary in the dark of night by the light of full moon expecting to see and hear things...they will seldom be disappointed. If one looks at it like an unusual 'walk in the park' ...and doesn't over indulge one's dark imagination, it could turn out to be a rather silly experience.
There can always be 'exceptions' in everything. Sometimes those exceptions spring from the unrecognized and unconscious workings of our minds that have sublimably picked up 'information' from somewhere. Tales, books, movies, TV shows, etc...all information 'sticks' in our minds and therefore serves as the foundation--and allows the CREATION of many possibilities to occur__ Law of Attraction is always at work. Recognizing that there are SO many different dimensions operating at different vibrational levels makes it easier to understand the whole 'ghost thing.'
Even though I see the TV program "Ghost Whisperer" as believable and plausible, there is so much more beyond these similarly presented episodes. There are different 'types' of ghosts. Regardless of what kind of horror flick you may have seen--never let yourself be convinced that a ghost can 'hurt' you! They can't...but you can hurt yourself through believing they can!
A common type of ghost 'fragment' is the kind that you may catch glimpses of repeating the same action of over and over again. The anticipation/expectation of the observers will keep that ghost in place--such as 'haunted places you pay to visit.' Some may be fake, but others are 'real'. Some ghosts refuse to leave a place of residence and can be glimpsed or heard by the present occupants. In time, they will get bored, go on, and disappear.
Ghosts may be seen by children (or adults who are 'sensitives' to other dimensions)-- as long as they have not yet been taught that 'no, there is no such thing.' Each individual, including children, will decide -- and his experiences will have matched his expectations.
Angry and troublesome ghosts may not realize they are 'dead' and that there is so much life around them. They still do not realize they ARE in control. They like to destroy or upset things. Ghosts can be 'sent on.' It doesn't take a priest!--(unless you believe it does) or ghostbusters :) to get rid of ghosts. Talking to them in a kindly manner and finally convincing them to 'go to the light' usually does the trick. If one BELIEVES in demonic possession, then yes-- it can happen, and most likely, you will call on the local padre. If a child is involved, the child's SOUL has agreed--either for the weird experience of it or to teach the parents some kind of lesson. Its so important to understand that it IS done unto you according to your beliefs...and your beliefs are operative on this side...and the other side.
I've known any number of people who have enjoyed 'their ghost(s)'... and no one, including children, were 'afraid.' Some 'ghosts' are not really the ghost of a dead person you have known, but are beings from other dimensions that you may glimpse during a vibrational or frequency 'match up.' You may never see him/her/them again...nor they you. Technically, they are not 'ghosts.' :)
There is so much to this whole subject ... but a person is benefitted by some knowledge of metaphysics. If Hollywood or scarey religious dogma are your only sources of probably need to open up and expand your knowledge. There is nothing to fear. Actually, everything gets more loving... bigger...and better; when fear is allowed to melt away. In time we ALL will understand so much's just a matter of spiritual growth.
Most of us have experienced this: you are sitting alone at night (or daytime! :) --it's quiet so nothing distracts you; perhaps you are reading. You 'sense' or 'feel' the presence of something 'being there'...Suggestion: Just say 'hello, I wish you love, I wish you peace on your journey.' Picture yourself surrounded by a pink light of love, and allow it to spread to the 'visitor.' It's nice making that kind of contact. :) Not much different than giving a smile to a stranger you meet on the street, as you each go your different ways. We are ALL journeying and seeking...and learning...and experiencing -- on BOTH sides. That never ends. That's why it's called Eternity. Namaste'.
Trick O' Treater In the following article I describe my own personal experience with a ghost named Francis. I think you might enjoy it! And yes, its a "true" story. :)

A Ghost Named Francis...our friend

I have no recollection of seeing ghosts during either my childhood or youth...not even young adulthood. At least none that I was aware of.
It wasn't until I moved to Denver, and my children, then 10 and 13, and I moved into an apartment on Ida Street in Littleton--did we ALL encounter Francis.
The manager didn't tell us about the unusual goings-on in that 3rd floor apartment. Good thing. We loved the apartment. The first thing we noticed, a few weeks after we had been there, was SO many things were either disappearing or being displaced in absolutely ridiculous areas. Not just little things...BIG things...such as pots and pans, clothes, toys, knickknacks, etc...Nothing was damaged, however. After uselessly accusing each other of the pranks that were getting way out of hand... we finally acknowledged there was a good possibility we had a ghost. Actually, Francis was not a ghost...he was a poltergeist. Poltergeists are unusually active energy essences that are prone to childlike oneriness. We all decided upon the name Francis because we had no idea if he/she was male or female.
I bravely confronted Karen, our manager, with this dubious information, who swiftly rose out of her chair, took a drag on her cigarette, and cried "Oh NO!"... Now, momentarily that DID scare me, but intrigue and curiousity quickly replaced any fear I might have had. Karen told me about experiences other tenants had in Apt #310. In fact, its latest tenants, a mother with 3 young boys, switched apartments because she could no longer deal with 'Francis.' Some of the stories were incredible...although me.
Poltergeists feed off of the high intense energy of children (usually.) I told Lori and Mike about what Karen said, and they reacted very happily and were excited about the whole thing! Reading The Oversoul Seven Books by Jane Roberts (who channeled Seth) removed any fear of death they might have had. So, what's to fear?
We all could sense when Francis was around, and in some ways, we found his (we all began to think of Francis as a 'he') presence comforting and enjoyable in spite of the ornery and sometimes exasperating stunts he would pull off. I had checked with the Littleton police department, inclouding research in the library to see if I could find any unusual activity that had taken place in that apartment... Nothing. Perhaps before that apartment was one knew.
Francis would hide Mike's toys or rearrange them. He would do the same with Lori's jewelry. One day, Lori bought a Snickers candy bar and placed it on her jewelry box before she went to school. That was to be her after school treat. When she came home... no candy bar. Mike insisted he had not taken it...nor I. I gave her the money to replace the Snickers...for two more days!...On the 3rd Missing Snickers Day she just burst into tears and yelled at Francis.... By the next afternoon, Francis had replaced the candy bar.
On a day off, I decided to tackle the job of cleaning the oven. I had made a grilled cheese sandwich and placed it on the counter beside the oven. I had one bite of the grilled cheese. Nearly done with the oven, I removed my gloves and reached for the sandwich...which was NOT there. That pissed me off and this time I yelled at Francis!--grumpily fixing another grilled cheese.
We had two cats, Cinderella and Snowball. They acknowledged Francis's presence and, from time to time, would stare at him, follow his movements, and switch their tails. He didn't really bug the cats. Good thing. The orneriest thing Francis did to me took place during meditation. I had been sitting quietly for at least 15 minuts when all of sudden I was levitated several inches into the air and landed back down again onto the sofa. That scared me and I said more than a few bad words. Later on it struck me funny.
Karen would ask how we were getting along with Francis and was relieved to know we seemed to have a very good, amiable relationship with what had caused other tenants to leave. Valerie (the former tenant with the boys) didn't even WANT to hear about Francis! Francis had pulled off some horrible (but funny) stunts with her. Several nights, during snow storms, he would brace the door open with a chair and they'd wake up freezing -- with snow in their doorway. He loved to put Valerie's slippers in the freezer part of the refrigerator. He would upset furniture, he would hide the boys' shoes. Papers would go flying across the room. He would remove items from the refrigerator. Finally, Valerie demanded another apartment...and Francis did not move with them.
I have mentioned only a few of the 'best' tricks Francis pulled on us. I would ask Francis if he would 'tell me' who he had once been...what his 'story' was. Never a response. I did a lot of reading on poltergeists and Francis, definately, was a 'typical' one. Some say poltergeists come from the energy of children who had crossed over. Maybe some did, but I don't believe this was what had been energizing Francis. I think he had been an immensely ornery trickster in real life, and drew similar energy to him after he crossed over and he became very powerful. Not 'bad'...just powerful and ornery. We didn't mind our extra roommate at all.
One evening, and it still makes me sad when I think about it, Francis did 'go on.' Mike and Lori were both spending a weekend night, a sleepover, with their friends. I was in bed, reading. With no warning I had a horrible feeling and got goosebumps!...and yes, I was frightened.
I knew Francis had come around, but ...he was not alone. I sensed who or what ever this 'other thing' was, was NOT good. At all. If my 'conversation' with those two could have been recorded and listened to, I am sure I could have been declared certifiably insane!
I was frightened...but even more angry...but I knew my anger would only FEED this mean ghost (or whatever kind of an entity it was) So I had to pipe down and talk to it in a reasonable manner. I told The Bad One that he had to leave...that I wished him well.. but that he was not welcome in my home. I was both firm and determined. I could 'feel' that he left. So there I was with just Francis...a bit upset with him for keeping such bad company. I told him that it was time that he left, too...that there would be others around him to help him reach the Light and go on. I could feel his reluctance. But he did leave...I could even sense 'the direction' --to the East... in which he went. I was upset and I cried. It was like banishing an old friend. And yet, I knew I had done the right thing. And I know Francis...or whoever or whatever he is fine... Who knows. Maybe he graduated from poltergeist to some high ranking angel. He had the makings and the talent to be a good one.
Mike and Lori and I missed Francis. But we, too, served a purpose for him...a good one... just as he did for us. We loved him and accepted him for who he was. That's the best any of us can do for anyone or anytime.
Happy Halloween, Francis. Ghost
Namaste', everyone.
Special Thanks to my British friend, Fran Pickering, for that phenomenal photo.
Jack O' Lantern

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What Do You Think of "The World." ??

I am sure you have all heard someone, at one time or another, grumble the words: "I hate this world...I am so ready to get out of here." ....
I remember a time when I believed that the 'good guy aliens' were going to come swooping down in their big ol' motherships and take a number of us to some idealized peaceful planet -- so I can't point fingers without some pointing back at me! But that was more like big times fun and games and wild adventures. I believe this is an Awesome world!
If one believes that 'this world' is nothing but a place of suffering and sorrow, a veil or tears-- and that one is nothing but a poor, hapless 'victim' who needs an outside source to 'save them'... this article will have little appeal.
One doesn't have to be an expert in either metaphysics and quantum physics to have learned some basic principles of how life operates... but it does require being willing to think outside the box. And who knows...maybe it reuires quite a number of lifetimes to 'get it.'
The Law of Attraction is not the exclusive property of New Age philosophy... it is also that divine principle that Jesus and Buddha...and a number of other enlightened ones, taught. "It is done unto you according to your beliefs"... These beliefs are not the ones you had to memorize from some 'church instruction book' ... that's _dogma_ which was instilled into your brain until you finally believed it. Especially when 'they' told you "God said it."
The daring and brave who boldly questioned authority found out, through their own curiosity and perserverance, that one's own "World" is the result of how one creates it. We do so if we realize it or not -- because the Law of Attraction never takes a holiday...It simply IS. That which is like unto itself is drawn, is one of Abe's oft-used quotes. What makes it a bit challenging is the fact that we are usually hanging about in one of several dimensions...and there are many, many more to look forward to. One way of defining 'dimensions' is: varying levels of vibrations.
There are two ways of Creating: One is Deliberate: Conscious. The other is by Default: or Unconscious. If we say, amidst some catastrope says: "I do NOT create my own reality...because I would NEVER create this!" ... it makes no difference how wild and wooly we get in our blatant denial... we are still responsible.... Our god like (which we are) creative powers (which everyone has) is a bit like a person with a magic wand (or power tool. :) It's all about re-learning how to use the power effectively...and REMEMBERING who we really are. Life on Earth is just one the Games we play in the Never-Ending Story of the Universe.
Our minds are all powerful and are forever creating...and what we give our attention to is what we strengthen, bring about, and/or manifest... It's how we create our own world. If we insist up focusing upon what appears to be 'all the bad stuff' in the world, and believe people are terrible, unfair, and that we are that hapless victims... we will simply continue to get more of the same. That is Universal Law. That is the Law of Attraction....the power tool, the magic wand is simply 'taking directions' from where we 'put our minds.' If we are sick, poor, without love, misunderstood, treated unfairly, and believe we are powerless... (the key word here being 'believe')...we will continue to get more of the same... A vicious circle. But! The circle CAN be broken...every instant, every moment is a new juncture. No one said it was easy. But maybe its a lot easier than we might think. Jesus, who has often been (IMHO) so miserabl;y misrepresented said "Oh ye of little faith... if you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could move mountains." He wasn't just blowing smoke.
FEAR (of all kinds) keeps us from attempting to Let Go of The Old Ways That Keep Us Stuck. Fear of Failure is the number one (again IMHO) reason we refuse to step off the edge of the cliff in the dark (my favorite saying from Lazarus) and have the FAITH that we will be supported by the very stuff we are made of.
People who 'believe they are weak, puny, substandard creatures called human beings who can't do anything unless "God does it through them" have this Ala Grande excuse. They can always point to their idea of God and his "Divine Will" for what happens or doesn't happen... thus safely assuming the role of the Glorified Victim who was either 'chosen' or 'spared.' ...or mayhaps 'condemned' if one sinks further into all the bad crap.... Then one can posture, arms folded across the chest, pouting, and say "Not my fault...!" It's all "God's will"...nani, nani, naa, naa, naa... (raspberry sound heard here....:)
We see "the world" through the filters of our own beliefs and experience. Let's just One to One this. A person observes a homeless person. He sees a failed person, worthless, corrupt, untrustworthy, dirty, unpleasant, disturbed, potentially dangerous, not even worth being alive, and he doesn't want to be near him. That, then, on a grand how this person would most likely 'see the world.' We are all part of The Whole. The All.
Seth once said "Tell me what you think of others and I'll tell you what you think of yourself." There simply are no ifs, ands, or 'yeah but's... I continuoulsy, constantly remind myself of this...
"Judge not, lest ye be judged also" -- Think of Jesus's words in light of what Seth said. It takes on a far deeper meaning that just thinking: don't do this or yer gonna git it... right? Right.
The P's would often tell us: All things come from one of two sources: One is Love, and One is Fear... and yet even those two rivers come from THE Source. Without the Dark we could not see the Light. It's all good...perhaps at a level we may not always understand... but sometimes we DO get those glorious flashes of enlightenment that penetrate us in that Remembering.
The what we choose to see and make of it. That is pretty much what Free Will is all about. Choices. Ain't it ever grand that we have them?! :)
On the lighter side...some of you may remember Flip Wilson, the black comedian who played the character "Gearldine." Her most famous line was "What you SEE is what you get!"... Yup. Very true.
It all comes down to...what are we choosing to see.
Please read Seth's words about 'the world' in the short 'older post' below! Thanks.

Seth's Ideas on Changing The World For The Better

Session 860
Seth's Ideas On "Changing the World For The Better" ... It helps to read it with your hearts and minds open to the Bigger Picture:
"When you are taught to block your impulses and distrust them, then your organizations become clogged. You are left with vague idealized feelings for wanting to change the world for the better, for example, but you are denied the personal power of your own impulses that would otherwise help direct that idealism by developing your own personal abilities..
You may (have a tendency to) begin to exaggerate the gulf between this 'generalized ideal' and the specific evidences of man's 'greed and corruption' that you see so obviously about you.
You may become outraged, scandalized, or worse, filled with self-righteousness, so that you begin to attack all those with whom you do not agree, 'because you do not know how else to respond to your OWN ideals, or to your OWN good intent.'
The job of making the world better seems impossible, for it appears that you have no power and any small private beneficial actions that you can take seem so puny in contrast to this 'generalized ideal' that you dismiss them sardonically--and so you do not try to use your power constructively.
You do not begin with your own life, with your own job, or with your own associates. What difference can it make to the world if you are a better salesperson, or plumber, or office worker, or car salesman, for Christ's sake!? What can one person do!?
Yet that is precisely where, first of all, you must begin to exert yourselves. There, on your jobs and in your associations, are the places where you intersect with the world. Your impulses directly after the world in those relationships."
Session 873
"If you do your best in your own life, then you are indeed helping to improve the quality of ALL life...
You DO have the power to change your life and the world for the better, but in doing so you must, again, re-evaluate what your ideals are and the methods that are worthy of them.
__You will not be unkind in the pursuit of your own ideals.__
If you will look upon the world with a sane compassion, with some humor; and if you will look for man's basic good intent.... Then you will find it."