Beyond the Veil
Spooky Delights & Supernatural Insights
Have you ever felt the presence of something that you cannot see? It is definitely an unnerving feeling that many of us have experienced. Just about everyone you encounter has a ghost story to tell, and while many of them are quite different, one common theme remains the same: that feeling of eyes on you, in knowing that something is there. While we might try and use a logical explanation or blame an overactive imagination, the fact remains that the spirit realm is very real.
There are human spirits which stick around before fully passing on to the next realm. There are more sinister energies that inhabit our World with negative intentions. And there are angelic and higher vibrational beings that guide and comfort us along our paths.
What Makes a Ghost & Why Does it ‘Haunt’
How do ghosts come to be? Does every everyone become a ghost that ends up haunting the living? Where do we go when we die? These are questions I get asked quite often, and to be honest, there are numerous answers to these as spirits are as individual as we are with unique causes or purposes as we share as well.
They Don’t Know They are Dead
When someone dies, we are told they go to Heaven, or to another realm… but sometimes that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes the dead don’t realize they are dead because of the circumstances that led to their death – it happens so suddenly that they haven’t come to grips that they are even dead yet.
they have “unfinished business” and cannot leave this earth-side realm until that business has been handled. Typically, their unfinished business is revenge or resentment that is so heavy in their heart they cannot pass on, or they fear what lies beyond this realm for fear of their judgement for the things they have done. However, it’s not always for reasons that are negative, as sometimes they have such an obligation to take care of someone, or love someone so deeply, to express a message/secret, they end up staying behind rather than passing on until the person they are watching over has passed away as well or their message has been heard and received.
Grief/A Heavy Heart
Sort of like “Unfinished Business” a spirit will stay behind because of the grief they had felt before their death. Often this happens with souls who were tormented with depression or had committed suicide. It’s not that their souls have to remain in “limbo”, but they remain behind because they are not ready to forgive themselves or others involved in their emotional or mental pain. The only way they are able to pass on is through the forgiveness of others involved and for themselves as well. They must release the heaviness in their hearts.
Again, like “Unfinished Business”, a soul will remain earth-side watching over their children, grandchildren, a good friend, lover, or they have remained earth side for centuries because of the negative elements of their life before death and had passed down “ancestral karma” to their future kin, and so they are charged with guiding them to help cleanse cycles they could not in their lifetime.
Parasitical Entities/Demonic Force
Now this is where things get a bit frightening… a parasitic entity (again, see the last post about attachments) that attaches itself to a person, or a place, will haunt its target as it feeds off the fear and negative emotions and events it triggers. Often times this attachment is a demonic force as well, but rather than just feeding off a person, a demon can possess them.
The spirit of someone, or an entity, doesn’t exactly inhabit an area, space, or home that seems to be haunted, but rather these are energetic imprints which were so traumatic or negative, that they have been stuck in a sort of loop of time and space. You know those ghost stories of the same thing happening around the same time every day/night/or around a specific day of the year… It is almost exactly as that when there is an energetic imprint. A good cleansing usually helps clear the energy.
Conjuring Something You Cannot Banish
This is why I am so against the darker arts. What might seem like a simple curse is actually an invitation for a demonic force to come wreak havoc on your life and the person you wish to harm. Don’t take karma into your own hands, as you are not more superior than the laws of nature, including the divine law of the universe. Yes, people do bad things to good people – but why stoop to their level? Because two wrongs do not make a right, and you will not overcome the karmic lesson behind the negative events so to evolve, grow, and cleanse old cycles and patterns with a higher awareness and healing that has needed to take place for lifetimes.
The last things this World and the Spirit Realm need is a bunch of spiritually illiterate kids toying around with something that acts as a beacon, attracting anything to come through. In the wrong hands the Ouija Board can be a portal to some of the most sinister or spirits and parasitic entities. It is plain and simply an invitation for something, anything, to come through. Without the proper cleansing, protective/shielding techniques/tools and those with auric holes, this fun little “game” can cause a lot of harm. I have honestly never been a fan of these because of how it has the power to bring more bad than good. If you want to talk to the dead, consult a psychic medium who is experienced, or empower and strengthen your pineal gland (psychic eye) and hone that skill for yourself.
How to Know the Different Between a Good or a Bad Spirit
If you are not experienced in analyzing your psychic feelers, intuition, or have any knowledge of the spirit realm, then do not go through with this, as it is entirely dangerous to engage contact with a potentially demonic or negative force. Yes, there is truly power in ignorance when things go bump in the night and it’s not something good – don’t feed it your fear or give it the attention it is trying to gain from you.
To tell if it is something good or bad, you always want to go off the feelings or sensations you get when you can feel its presence.
A Presence is Around
How to Cleanse a Space, Get Rid of Unwanted Spirits, or Help a Spirit Pass On
Now, I do not recommend that you go into this inexperienced, as you do not want to play around with energies you do not understand – sometimes a simple haunting can actually be a parasitic entity or demonic force parading around as something harmless, waiting for an invitation or for you to go toying around with it and not realizing it is something far more and much worse… With that said, ALWAYS consult with a professional, such a psychic medium or someone with experience in cleansing homes and spaces before you go for it on your own.
This takes far more than just smudging your home with sage and waving the smudge stick around and calling it a day. You have to have the intent, a pure and open mind, and a well-grounded and shielded soul. And most importantly – NEVER smudge with all of your windows and doors shut – this goes for cabinets and all. You want to clear out every nook and cranny and direct it out the door or window.
You need intent, a focus on informing your supernatural inhabitant that they are not welcomed and need to pass on, or to leave back to the realm it can come from. You may also ask for the assistance from your guides or higher deities and angels. This gives you a supportive spiritual team to have your back and to empower your intentions on cleansing your space or helping a spirit pass on.
If you have done this, and it has not relieved you of a haunting, then consult a professional.