reply to post by Aelfrede
I'm not sure that logic works. I'm not sure a ghost decides who'll see them, just as much as a physical person decides who has the ability to
physically see and hear them. Other than hiding and avoiding people!
I am sure. After all the spirit world is all around us, we just can't "see" it with our eyes? You tell me why that is and we'll get rich.
They don't hide, where they are is the real world. We are the husks, the vessels for our own spirit. When we "pass" we step into that realm, right
But not everyone living at those different times could see the ghosts. I think there could be different factors at play. E.g. Maybe some
people who don't normally experience paranormal phenomena (like seeing ghosts), happen to see a ghost one time because they just so happened to be in
a state of consciousness conducive for seeing ghosts, just at the right time when the ghost was there. However, there's no doubt that some people
experience this sort of thing a lot more than others and there's a reason for this. And I think it's got to do with the third eye/pineal gland.
Fine. Except… often times these "familiar" types of hauntings have a routine they exhibit. Case in point:
The Lady in Blue (I come to find out) is this ghost of a women in an old hotel room overlooking a park in a small town called Saratoga on the west
coast of US in Silicon Valley. I had no clue about her or the story about her.
Her routine is she gets your attention and you look up to see a lady in 19th century period dress with billowing full length skirt and puffy long
sleeves standing in an open window at the top floor of a hotel. Once you look at her, (she looks right at you) she turns her head away and looks up
the valley towards the road that goes up to the summit. Then she turns back and stands there looking at you. She is surrounded by a sort of bluish
glow that appears to be coming from behind her in the room. Once I looked away and then looked back, she's gone, the double windows are closed and
the room is dark, the curtains drawn.
I though she was a real tourist like wealthy person from back east. The town is a brochure in wealthy peoples east coast to come vacation at.
Two weeks later or so, I am at a bar there for lunch and the bar tender is describing exactly what I saw to a "tourist" at the bar a couple seats
down from me. I am aghast as I ask him for all the details. Thats how I now know she was a ghost and everything about her.
Apparently she and her husband (the story goes) came to Saratoga early 20th century to mine gold up the valley. Every day he would leave and go up the
hill and one day he didn't come back. She waited there for him and would spend a lot of time looking out the window for him (looking up the valley).
One day after a long time of waiting she committed suicide right there in the room. It sits on top floor of the hotel but a single room and the owners
have sealed it off, nobody lets out that room because of the "disturbances" if they do.
Now you tell me the rules of this game. I didn't know she was a ghost, I thought she was a real person until I found out later her story. Why she
"got my attention" and not my friends (when I told him to look at that he refused??), I'll never know.
How it works over there, why she is "stuck" there, etc, etc.
I know she got my attention though and looked directly at me.
So you're saying that when you see someone and think they're real and only later realise they weren't, that this means the ghost has
selected you to be able to see them? I don't understand your logic. And why being able/not being able to recognise them as ghosts at the time, would
have any relation to them deciding to let you see them? Can you explain this more?
No… I haven't a clue. That isn't the only time either. Three times I have seen apparitions confirmed to me later as real ghosts and I haven't a
clue why it works that way. I could speculate but that takes more space than we have here. Each event was unique and different in its circumstance.
I'm not saying not to explore all the other internal avenues as well, but if there's something external that can boost the development, why
not explore it?
Because you don't need it. I already said you have all the tools you need. Your spirit is within you, why look for it outside yourself? I also asked
you if you had control over the events when you had paranormal experiences or they just happened?
Theres your sign. If you want to develop your minds eye, meditate, be patient. I have a handful of experiences over a life time of 50 plus years. Not
one of them involved any object or ritual or magic of any kind… except from the spirit world to me.
Sorry for the delay in replying to you. I been busy here and elsewhere.