Originally posted by sled735
reply to post by Thanatos0042
I also have a friend, Scribe611, who posts on here sometimes that has gone out on ghost hunting trips a few times with a team they were trying to get
together. I don't know what became of that.
As for me, I don't want to go looking for them. I already have one here. She is friendly... so far.
I've always been afraid I would have a bad spirit attach to me and bring it home. Lord knows I have enough worries without bringing a demon home
to worry about.
Funny you should mention that. I just watched a show tonight called The Exorcist Files, and in it they were discussing how it's a bad idea to
communicate with any spirits at all because they might be demons. So here I go on another round of doubting my experiences.
The two spirits I helped cross... were they just tricky demons to make me think I was doing something great? It increases my faith when I do something
like this, so how would it be in a demon's interest to deepen my faith in God? But then things go wrong after a wonderful experience like that, and
your faith is shaken... so there it is.
Maybe demons fool us by pretending to be fearful energies, lost and confused, because it gets us to open ourselves and become easier to take over at
some point. We become willing to help, wanting to do the right thing, Then like that old TV show, Candid Camera, when we least expect it, someone will
walk up to us and say "You're mine!"
But I really, REALLY don't want to believe all spiritual communication is demonic or negative. Yeah, it may not all be good either, but surely there
are exceptions. Otherwise, why was I given the ability to sense things if it was a gift not to be used? Some call it a curse, but I'm not so sure.
In this TV show I watched, a demonic entity had attached itself to a woman and she has been working with a priest to rid herself of it for about 5
years. She was a former paranormal investigator who picked up a dark shadow from a cemetery her group was investigating. It came home with her and
made its presence known immediately.
Part of one of her healing sessions with this priest included renouncing all connections with the devil regarding all spirit communication. She said
yes, but it seemed to be hard for her to do that. I'm sitting there thinking, "but who is going to help all these lost spirits?"
I don't summon anything, at least I don't intend to. I go into a place and happen upon these entities. True, when we did our cemetery
investigations, we did ask if anyone there would like to communicate with us. We got a whisper the first night, and several months later we did a
second place and got a strong hit on a K2 meter (shot all the way to red) and dowsing rods. BTW, our ghost hunting was put on hold until one of our
members recovered from a head-on collision last fall (he's much better and getting antsy to go now, as we all are!).
Oh yeah, the woman I mentioned above on TV? She got lured into demonic oppression through dowsing rods. Yeehaw. Makes me feel real comfortable
There was a Greek Orthodox priest on the show, and he talked about how people get drawn into the paranormal and want to go searching for
things, and sometimes it goes in directions they don't want it to go.
I guess this is my concern. I do not embrace the idea of a ouija board at all, I refuse to touch one, but if I am open to the paranormal, and prayers
of protection are not enough, then what do I do? What about cold cases... I would love to help solve those with my abilities, if I can. Should I not
pursue that because of the dangers?
I guess I'm in a dilemma right now. My heart wants to keep on pursuing this, but I feel if I do pursue it, I need to learn a lot more about ridding
myself of anything evil. Maybe we can't do it all by ourselves anyway, and that's where the problem lies. This one guy who was doing all the house
blessings, Paul Blai, said he stays on the road going to people's houses and businesses about 7 months a year. All because people think they're
doing a good thing.
Still, it makes me wonder... police officers perform a vital function in protecting us from evil, and they risk their lives to do it. Same for
Firefighters, Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses, the Military... so many careers go into battle daily with some of the ugliest sides of humanity. Most will
say it's worth the danger for the good they do. Doesn't this also apply to those in the spiritual warfare battlefield?
Geez, it looks like I've written an entire essay on this subject! Anyone else have any observations to make, or advice, or encouragement, or
discouragement? I especially would like to hear from MuMuMu... are you still lurking, by any chance?