Ghosts are such a fascinating topic, don’t you think? People assign the term ‘ghosts’ to all kinds of spirits – most frequently to the spirits of deceased people. While it is true that all ghosts are spirits, not all spirits are ghosts. Ghosts are a very specific kind of spirit. Ghosts are earthbound souls whose bodies have died, and for many and varied reasons they have not yet crossed over to the Other Side. Ghosts are spirits who choose to remain on the earth plane after they leave their bodies.
Ghosts Are Spirits in Need
Every ghost is in need of something. Sometimes they’ve lost sight of what they need. But all ghosts are spirits in need. And the one thing they need most of all is to find a way forward.
Ghosts are a wonderfully clear mirror of what happens to all of us when we’re too scared to move forward in our lives. We lose our sense of direction, we become less trusting, more afraid, our worst attributes and limiting beliefs become larger than life and nothing gets better until we find a way to face and overcome what frightens us. We become ghosts in our own lives – shadows of our former selves.
Holding ourselves back out of fear of what’s next isn’t a wise approach to life. We may find plenty of reasons to feel afraid in this world, but we all need guidance and trust to help us through them. There are times when giving up and losing hope may seem like the only alternatives, but ghosts show us how these options sequester us in our pain and bring long-lasting suffering that is worse than whatever happened in the first place.
Their staying here beyond their time, mirrors the places in our lives where we choose fear over faith, anger over forgiveness and despair over hope.
Have a ghost in your home? Try to use this experience as a helpful mirror. Take an inventory of your life and look for the stuck places where you may be holding back or feeling too afraid to move forward. Make some positive changes in your life and flow forward.
There’s no guarantee that the ghost will move on after you make those changes. But they might!