With Halloween this week, I thought this a great time to address what "Haunted" really means.
I was inspired to answer this when a friend of mine asked about a spirit of someone I love, who has come back to visit from time to time. In my books "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" I explain the difference between GHOSTS and SPIRITS.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE? - The physical energies in living bodies (people or pets) combine with our memories and personalities and we stay on Earth or cross over. That's the difference between a ghost and a spirit.
WHAT ARE SPIRITS? - Spirits have "crossed over," gone to heaven, Valhalla, Paradise or whatever you want to call the other side. Spirits come back from time to time to give us
messages, guide us, help us make decisions, protect us, help us learn lessons and let us know that they're still watching over us and love
WHEN DO SPIRITS VISIT? Spirits come from time to time and don't live with us. They visit on Birthdays, Anniversaries and Holidays for the most part) and lets us know he's fine on the other side. Spirits do NOT "Haunt" people. Only ghosts do.
WHO HAUNTS PEOPLE? - Haunting is a "ghost-only thing. Here's why:
WHAT ARE GHOSTS? Ghosts are Earth-bound entities.Ghosts usually stay in one place - usually the place they lived (and liked when alive) and are always there, "Haunting" it. Ghosts stay for a number of reasons, like unfinished business, or perhaps they were mean or evil when living and don't think they deserve to cross over, so they linger trying to get forgiveness. Sometimes they can attach themselves to an object or a person (if the person is very negative, depressed, angry or has any negative emotion). Earth-bound ghosts are isolated from peace and stuck on Earth in a kind of isolation (hell) - they know of their relatives in spirit but can't communicate with them or cross over until they get what they need (often forgiveness or a medium to cross them over).
Spirits, like Ed, are at peace in the afterlife. So, NOPE, Ed isn't haunting us, just coming back to say hello and "I love you" from time to time - and usually whenever I call him (as any spirit will come back to people and give messages if asked).
To Learn the difference between Ghosts and Spirits and how they communicate with us, check out Rob Gutro's 2nd book: Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead
$8.99 paperback and $2.99 E-book on AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/q3bhgde
SUMMARY for LESSONS LEARNED: Follow
Rob on a treasure-hunt-style journey in Virginia as he and others try
to explain what appear to be random and obscure words, signs and symbols
from a spirit, that all wind up being intensely personal to the
spirit.Explore the science behind how they communicate. Learn how to
receive their messages, where they appear, and important messages in how
to live your life. Rob takes you into cemeteries, battlefields, and
historic places. You’ll see what happens to victims of suicide and
murders, and how infants and animals pass messages to the living. Featuring: Inspired Ghost Tracking and mediums Barb Mallon, Troy Cline and Ruth Larkin.
Purpose of this Blog
Rob Gutro is an author, paranormal investigator and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. Since he was a child he could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). *He wrote the books "Pets and the Afterlife," "Pets and the Afterlife 2," "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" to teach others how ghosts and Spirits communicate with the living and to give proof of the afterlife. As a scientist, he also provides some scientific explanations about how energy is the baseline for the afterlife and the medium that entities use to communicate.