Wow, there is so much on this tope but from the information I've been exposed to, I've gathered the following:
...Let's start with 'ghosts'...
-There are different types. First you have your residual type haunting where the 'essence' of a person or traumatic incident is imprinted into a
specific place, etc., etc.
-Then there is the 'unrest' spirit which lingers within our realm to seek resolution of some sort, protect another individual, bring warning (or
other various reasons to hang around. It is always something with purpose)
-Low level mischevous spirits- these are basically procrastinating in their soul mission. They are normally harmless and just seemingly seeking
attention and entertainment. (IMHO, they are probably in early incarnations)
-From time to time, there may be a spirit (generally at a high level incarnation) that will briefly appear with a message for a loved one. This is
rare but still documented.
There are so many schools of thought on this but I'm going to present what I find to be the most plausible in light of my own personal
-A belief held by most is that we have some choice as to our re-incarnations when we reach a certain 'soul level', think of it as literally being in
school. I do not know at what point we get intervention but it's commonly believed that our spirits' make the choices as to when we come back, our
life path, etc. etc. *Although I cannot honestly find the rhyme or reason behind my crap, I do believe this to be true! It's one of those 'just
So that being said, it brings me to the conclusion that our spirits/souls can have a variety of missions and purposes. The existence of one does in no
way nullify another. There is so much beyond the realm we know, there is really no human comprehension. Trust me in this though, those of us that
believe, don't only 'believe', we KNOW we've been before. It's an amazing thing. For me it's particularly unsettling but also reassuring in a
sense. (I'm not great at this, I've done alot of blocking in this life......lol)
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