One of the most frequently asked questions about ghosts and spirits I am asked is:
How do we know that ghosts and spirits exist?
The best argument in favor of the existence of ghosts and spirits can be found in the fact that almost all traditional societies believed in their existence and had developed methods for dealing with them, beginning in ancient times and continuing forth until today.
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Almost all shamanistic teachings have methods for the clearing of ghosts and spirits. Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine) was divided into eight branches, one of which (bhuta-vidya) was devoted to the science of spiritual entities. This places spirit entity clearance in this particular culture at the same level of importance as surgery or pediatrics!
In Chinese medicine in the practice of acupuncture, among the 361 acupuncture points, we see the word KUEI (meaning discarnate spirit) making up part of the main or secondary name of 17 points, thus supporting the Chinese belief in the importance of the spirit in maintaining the health and well being of the body generally.
From the Vedas to the New Testament, there can be found many unambiguous references to the clearance of ghosts and spirits and many religions have technical rituals dating from ancient times for taking care of the energetic "pollution" arising from someone’s passing and work to protect the living from that circumstance.
With this in mind, we can be sure that questions about ghosts and spirits are not simply some kind of odd theory made up to frighten people. If anything it is our modern Western Culture that is at odds with history and all other cultures as it disregards the existence of spirits and entities to the detriment of those people who suffer mentally, emotionally and physically due to attachment.
What is a spirit entity?
The basic definition of a entity of spirit is a non-physical energy parasite with some consciousness of its own which attaches to your subtle energy body just as physical parasites do (intestinal worms etc). The level of consciousness held by these beings varies with the individual as does their effect on the human (or animal) host and so the signs of spirit entity attachment are many and varied, ranging from physical aches and pains to paranoid delusion and complete spirit possession.
Where Do Ghosts And Spirit Entities Come From?
The origins of spirits and ghosts vary depending upon our belief system. For example, if we look at the beliefs of both the ancient Chinese and the ancient Indians, the consciousness is shattered at the time of death and this facilitates some of our energetic bodies ascend to the Spiritual realms, whilst others reincarnate into new physical vehicles. Sometimes, particularly in cases whereby death has been violent, the spirit is traumatized and disoriented and can miss it's "window" opening in which it can be drawn to "the light" and as such becomes trapped in the astral layer, leaving it unable to return to the Source without assistance, though they are often unaware of their trapped state and continue searching for the light which will take them to the other realms and people with a clear, bright light, (often those involved in Spiritual work or those with high abilities) commonly encounter spirit entities who have mistakenly been drawn to their light and at times become trapped in the magnetic aura or the live host before they are aware of their mistake.
Others commonly preyed upon are those suffering with addictions of any type or obsessive compulsive behaviors. These people will be sought out by spirits and entities that had similar weaknesses in their physical lives so that they may continue their addiction "by proxy". Entities are similar to physical people in that they will tend to seek out others of like mind or interest to spend their time with and this can lead to difficulties for the unsuspecting individual.
Spirit beings can attach to both human beings and animals and at times they are not fussy as to which of these they attach to! Cases have been documented of both human hosts housing animal entities and vice versa!
The Chinese call these fragments or entities KUEI, whilst Sanskrit calls them BHUTA (a word that translates to entity). I call them Soul Fragments. Other kinds of Soul Fragmentation can occur when a person undergoes significant trauma (such as abuse or extreme emotional pressure) which can cause the soul of that individual to actually split or fracture.
Human and animal Soul Fragments occupy a large proportion of the spirit entity attachments that Soul Retrievers come across (up to 70%), however, there are all sorts of other non-physical beings that can and do, for whatever reason, attach to the human energetic body. Some of these are referred to as elementals, undines, devas, fairies, demons etc. Many of these beings are very tiny and as a result to not make much impact on the energies of their hosts, however, others have greater magnitude and can affect their host spectacularly.
What do ghost and spirit entities look like?
Many of the questions about ghosts and spirits ask about what they really look like. Entities exist on a level of consciousness where shapes aren't fixed as they are in the physical. As such, they have a chameleon like nature whereby they may appear differently to different people or even to the same person from day to day as they use their ability to shape shift and morph.
As an energy clearer, I often initially perceive a spirit entity as a darker patch or symbolic shape (sometimes geometric, other times not) in the clients energy or chakra system. Further investigation will usually uncover a more detailed perception of the entity's appearance as they usually try to conceal their presence for obvious reasons and also the person hosting this being may have a particular perception of it which will be revealed to the clearer as the process moves forward. Spirit entities can also manifest as a pain or an illness if the entity had that kind of affliction prior to its passing.
On non-physical levels, there are often mix-ups with senses, which means that the distinctions between non-physical light, sound and smell isn't always clear. Entities can also sometimes be perceived as a particular non-physical smell superimposed on the clients energy. This is also the case with houses. With training, you can learn to perceive non-physical smells or feelings that reveal the presence of an entity as soon as you enter a house.
How do the dead become parasites?
Questions about ghosts and spirits often encompass what happens after death. When someone dies, fragments of consciousness are released during the process. This belief is found within multiple cultural and religious systems and is accompanied by rituals to counteract any negative connotations associated with this. For example, in India people burn corpses with the intention of minimizing the time between the release of the spiritual energy and the spirit's passing over to the spiritual realm and thereby lessening the possibility of negativity escaping the corpse to cause havoc. Indian tradition also has a number of customs related to the mourning period including dietary recommendations which are aimed specifically at protecting mourners from "catching" soul fragments after the death of a loved one. The code of Jewish Law also has similar rules to these following the death of a relative.
In writings by Homer, the only method mentioned for the disposing of corpses was burning and in many other religions (in particular the Catholic religion), ritual plays a big part following death. Among other things, these rituals are aimed at taking care of the energetic side of death and mourning and protecting the living as much as honoring the dead.
Much of the knowledge which lay in traditional lore and ancient perceptions is lost these days resulting in energetic mayhem and large numbers of people suffering as a result of entity attachment. It has been suggested that as much as 70% of the population will have been attached to spirit entities at some point during their lives and this number could even be higher.
Can entities be explained in terms of mental disorder and can multiple personality disorder (MPD) be related to ghost and spirit entity attachment?
Questions about ghosts and spirits are often put in the mental disorder basket. But entities do facilitate personality fragmentation and they do tend to give people a dual nature as the compulsions and desires of the entity are superimposed onto the person's own desires. Sometimes these desires reinforce one another as in the case of addictions whereby a beer drinker who has a spirit entity attach at the pub thereafter becomes even more fixated on getting their next drink, or a heroine or ice junkie seems all that much more intent on scoring their next hit and seems all the more unable to let go of this addiction, even though their conscious mind may truly desire being clean.
Spirit entities take a tendency in a person and exacerbate it making it more intense and more difficult to deal with and this is also the case with MPD. A spirit entity by itself is unlikely to cause fully-fledged MPD, however, for someone who already has this tendency, a spirit entity is highly likely to make things much worse and this is the same in some cases of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and the like.
Entities cause sudden, abrupt impulses that the person believes to be their own. In the case of someone with MPD, it will be even more difficult to identify the spirit entity and therefore take action to get rid of it.
Are children more or less vulnerable to ghost andspirit entities than adults?
Children have plenty of questions about ghosts and spirits and they are more vulnerable than adults to entity attachment for several reasons. The most obvious answer to this is that the energetic system of children doesn't have the same stamina as that of adults and the next is that children are not able to rationalize.
Children can be easily terrified and psychologically traumatized by such things as an adult yelling at them, a big dog chasing them or the like and such trauma can cause the kind of major collapse of the energetic defense system which would only be experienced by an adult as the result of a major shock. This then leaves the child open to attachment by one or more spirit beings.
Children have also been known to invite spirit attachment to keep them company or protect them from something they are afraid of. This may seem to be an imaginary friend, however, in reality it is a standard fragment or entity of spirit. In cases such as these, it may be years before the person realizes that there is a problem by which time behaviors which are related to the spirit entity attachment may seem more "normal" than not both to them and also to those around them.
Do people feel taken over when they have a ghostly entity?
Entities are experts in the field of camouflage. Their influence is insidious and sends impulses such as thoughts or desires from unseen depths in the hosts psyche. These are not usually spoken messages, but rather compulsive uncontrollable desires, addictions and/or inner confusion, along with a host of aches and pains and sometimes even serious physical illness and disease symptoms.
Spirit entities interfere with the client's consciousness, choices and decisions and poison free will. As long as hosts haven't undergone some kind of scanning process, they will usually have no idea that they have been attached to though they will be all too aware of the difficulties that the attachment is causing them.
There are of course extreme cases which result in mental illness where a spirit entity will push someone to commit violent crime, however, these are thankfully relatively few and far between.
How does one catch a ghost or spirit entity?
Questions about ghosts and spirits are often involve how you could catch them. Under normal circumstances, the human system has a natural layer of protection which efficiently shields it from attachment by foreign energies and entities. It is when these natural defense mechanisms are overridden that entities have the opportunity to come in.
Collapse of the natural defense system may occur in a number of situations such as:
Natural shielding is also lessened as one enters into Spiritual Realms. As we seek to explore these realms more fully Spirit allows us to then begin learning how to protect ourselves much as parents step back from their children as they grow so that they can more fully experience every aspect of life.
What's the relationship between miscarriage and spirit entities?
Natural protection mechanisms can also collapse during the delivery of a baby. After the physical placenta has been released, it sometimes happens that the energies of the placenta remain unreleased and can resemble something very similar to an entity. This is also apparent after miscarriage and can result in further problems if not cleared from the woman.
A fetus isn't just a physical being. They are also made up of non-physical, energetic parts and during a miscarriage or termination, the physical part of the fetus is eliminated for whatever reason. However, the energetic parts of the body do not always accompany the physical remains and may stay within the uterus to form an entity. This can also occur in the case of twins where one twin passes or is absorbed by the other prior to birth. Attachment can then occur in either the surviving twin or the mother.
If the entity can be detected and cleared early, there are usually few or no consequences, however, if the spirit entity is allowed to stay undetected, it can, over time be responsible for all manner of gynecological problems ranging from premenstrual tension to malignant abdominal tumors or recurrent unexplained miscarriage.
This is the reason that women should as a matter of course, following a delivery, miscarriage or termination be checked for spirit entity attachment by a clearance professional.
What are ET guides?
Occasionally in the course of my work with entities, I come across an Extraterrestrial Guide.
These are usually present with people who have incarnated here for the first time, or who have some kind of ET connection from past incarnations and most people who have these ET connections are usually not terribly surprised to discover them and have possibly never felt truly at home here on Earth or with others...almost as though disconnected.
At this time, it is possible for me to assist the person to journey back to their planet of origin if they wish in order that they may reconnect with their roots and better understand why they have felt the way that they have for all of their lives. This journey is often accompanied by an outpouring of deep emotion and feelings of homesickness and the subject must be prepared for this.
Those people with very strong ET connections may be here as passive observers and their lives will be monitored by their friends on their home planet. These are usually positive beings, intrigued by planet Earth, who have made a commitment not to interfere in Earth affairs. Other encounters of the alien kind can include the presence of aliens within the subjects’ aura and as with spirit entity attachments this usually has a negative impact upon the life of the host. Most often these beings are Greys, appearing slim blue/grey in color with dark almond shaped eyes. These beings do not emit love and light and will not be focused on the subjects divine highest good. They have no sense of humor and are not positive beings.
Negative Orions appear like "Darth Vader" and will attempt to intimidate both the subject and the clearer. They are warrior beings whose interest lies in having power over rather than power with their host. Neither of these two races believes that humans are a particularly intelligent species.
Reptoids are interdimensional rather than extraterrestrial. These are a humanoid species, reptile like in appearance, which exist at a slightly higher dimensional reality than ours and create a deep sense of fear and panic when the host becomes aware of their presence. They are not ETs, but rather the ancient inhabitants of this planet. Their grasp of human language seems to focus on profanities and they feed on fear energy.
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Diana Shoshone inherited her psychic sensitivities from tribal roots. She has the ability to walk in two worlds, one foot in the spiritual, one in the human. Diana has been able to see, know and hear things others could not since she was a child. Providing psychic readings and spiritual work professionally for the last 25 years, and is available online via the Kasamba network.
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