I get a lot of questions about the power of ashes, and what they can and cannot do with spirit. Here's a
question I received about whether having ashes keep a spirit Earthbound (as a ghost).
Q: I lost my cat several months ago. She loved being outside in the backyard and so I wanted to put some of her ashes out there but I am scared of tethering her spirit to this house. In the next few years it is very likely we will sell this house and I don't want her to become trapped because some of her ashes are here. Is it safe to bury some of the ashes or will I prevent her from being able to be free?
A: Since she loved being outside, it's a wonderful idea to sprinkle some of her ashes in the backyard. - That will not tether her to the house. Ashes are just remnants of the former physical body, and don't hold a spirit back. In fact, your cat's spirit crossed over.
Ashes have a little residual energy,so they can help draw a spirit back to them, but it doesn't trap them!
Yes, you can also bury the ashes. Spirits aren't tethered to them. In fact, spirits have the ability to find us anywhere in the world. I wrote about that in my "Pets and the Afterlife" book, when my puppy Buzz's spirit found us in Puerto Rico when we were on vacation. (you can find my books on Amazon.com).
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," "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation," and "Kindred Spirits" 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. *NOTE -Rob doesn't do this full time*