We on this earthly plane, who communicate with those who have crossed
over, are likened to a verbal "light in the window" for the spiritual world.
If you vacationed in a foreign land and didn't know
the language, it would be quite the frustrating holiday.
Discovering one voice though, that speaks your
parlance, makes the excursion well worth your travels.
Spirits suffer this same dilemma, but, are joyous when
your voice means connection, and "a light in the window."
It isn't necessary to be a psychic to communicate with the citizens of the spirit realm. Speaking to non-physical beings, like ghosts, does usually require communication aids though. Tools then, such as dowsing rods, digital equipment, and other things, enhance the connection between us, easing difficulties and aiding communication.
Being psychic, or having some sensitivity to non-physical energies (spirit or other), is just another tool to assist in bridging the gap. These tools, metaphysical and other, are not communication devices themselves; they are aids toward detection, clarification, confirmation, and positive communication experiences. You are the communication device!
There is a similar principle involved when speaking with a person using a foreign language interpreter. When they speak, their reply is translated by the interpreter into something that can be understood by you. Psychic ability, dowsing rods, digital equipment...these are interpretive helpers for spirit communication.
Even though spirits of those who have crossed over do have other destinations available to them, most spirits who reside or stay on the physical plane do so because they want to communicate with the living.
Their individual reasons for staying close in the afterlife are as varied and diverse as they once were in life.
Most spirits know that they have passed on, and simply want to comfort and reassure the living that death isn't the end. Some spirits become confused by their new status, and linger nearby the areas they visited in life, hoping to find someone to explain what has happened to them.
Some are simply curious, some are resistant to change and transition, some feel that it wasn't time to go, or that they weren't ready to leave.
A few ghosts, having deep spiritual beliefs, are aware that they have passed, but are unable to move on because of a lack of proper ceremony or rites that would allow them to fully cross over.
Our human awareness and interaction with the universe is almost exclusively based on our physical senses. If you are looking to prove or disprove Spiritual Existence, then you are in for frustration and argument. Proof of the existence of spirits and of the spirit world is difficult to come by for good reason: Spirits are not physically in the world, so their interactions with the world tend to be abstract, esoteric or obscure...relatively easy to misunderstand. Anyone can believe or disbelieve in the world of the spirit, with or without evidence. Belief isn't proof; but even with proof people rarely change their beliefs.
Talking with the spirits can only enliven and enrich your life. If you do not believe, then you, and the spirits, are missing out on a rare and wonderful experience.
Excerpted from A Ghost Hunter's Guide by Sandie La Nae www.sandiespsychicstones.com , edited by Zsuzsana Summer www.spiritmattersmedia.com
pub. 2010 (c) TnT Publishing, Sandie La Nae and Zsuzsana Summer. A Ghost Hunter's Guide is available at http://www.sandiespsychicstones.com/books.html. All rights reserved.