When was the last time you got really scared? It’s wonderful how paranormal events and observations put us in touch with our spiritual natures.
Some people think of me as a ghost chaser or ghost hunter, but, in fact it’s usually the other way around. Earthbound spirits and other non-physicals find me.
They tug on my sleeve, touch my shoulder, and wake me up in the middle of the night to get a little attention. And it’s not because there’s a sign on my back that reads “I see dead people.”
Thank God I rarely see dead people in the spooky, newly murdered-gooey-gross or cemetery-freeze-dried forms popularized by horror films. Instead, I see people who look anxious, sometimes upset, and concerned. They just want to communicate with another person. They find me because I happen to walk into their environment and the energy around me speaks volumes. It tells non-physical beings that I am a sensitive, energy-reading intuitive. That information prompts them to nudge me, knock on my door, and talk to me.
When I was young, this ability scared the heck out of me. I tried to ignore it, deny it, suppress it, defy it — you name it, but my intuitive nature didn’t go away. At some point, one simply has to bow to the absurdities of life and acknowledge their paranormal aspects. So I started talking to non-physical beings and trying to understand what they wanted. As a writer, I processed my experiences and feelings by writing about earthbound spirits and other non-physicals I encountered. When I did, life and death began to make sense.
I learned that I could ask for help from God and the angels when I got scared. I found that I could set boundaries and, essentially, set my hours for interacting with non-physical beings. For awhile, I hung out a shingle that read “The Intuitive is In.” Many people made use of my abilities — both physical and non-physical.
These days, I stick to doing what I do best: writing about my paranormal experiences and those of others in an effort to build bridges between this world and the larger-than-life, multi-dimensional universe, which is to say the next world we travel to — at least some of us — when we die.
October is the ideal time to reflect on the paranormal and our endless fascination with it. It’s that time of year when we, as a society, buck up, don our Halloween masks, watch spooky movies, and find the humor in “Boo!”
After all, according to some scientists, two-thirds of all people believe in the paranormal and things that go bump in the night. How can you not believe in something that is so pervasive and self-evident? The non-physical universe intersects our little corner of the galaxy day and night, and almost everyone has had a non-explainable experience.
For the two-thirds of you who do believe in ghosts, I recommend reading Cassandra’s Field Guide to Ghostly Encounters. A true field guide, it instructs you in the basics of living with ghosts, how to clear spirits from homes and offices, and how to make the most of a good haunting!
So take comfort in the fact that the scariest month of the year is when we give ourselves permission to explore the unknown as a large, fearless group. We allow the visitation of colorful strangers on Halloween and enjoy the company of friends at costumed gatherings.
Just don’t be surprised if some of the people who whisper in your ear or knock on your door aren’t anywhere to be seen this Halloween. Be tolerant, be kind, and remember, ghosts are people, too.