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Entities are living beings,
sharing this planet with us - manifested entities in human bodies.
We meet them in our Dream Lodge, we meet them when we journey
or meditate. We meet them in the physical level as well. They
are around us at all times. Who are they? Actually, any answer
you could think of would be right. They are part of the cosmic
web like us, and they vary. They can appear in different shapes
and sizes. They come as guides, totems, power animals, ghosts,
balls of light, spirit of places, and many more. I'd like to
talk about those specific entities that cause us to feel uncomfortable
sometimes, and how to deal with them.
When we end our earthly life in a
body, we drop our robe - body, the soul is free to move on to
the next stage. But there is a catch. Density of earth gravity
is heavy. Its very easy to get caught and sink in. Hence many
souls stick around on the astral level of earth, which is a
less dense dimension of this planet. We usually don't see them
with our physical eyes. Once we develop awareness or our "sixth
sense", we feel them, and are able to see them with our
third eye, the mind`s eye.
Those entities sometimes have reasons
for staying here, and sometimes they are just lost ones who
need guidance in order to move on. They might want to complete
a certain process they didn't finish, they might have a hard
time parting from loved ones, they might find it hard to believe
they are gone, and won't let go of the life they had. We are
all familiar with stories of people who crossed to the Otherside,
and were seen in a few places long after they were gone. There
are those entities that come to this planet for studying and
learning the human way, without having to go through life inside
a body. they usually pick a certain person or a small community
to study from. Most of them are harmless and quite friendly.
And yes, there are those entities that use the negative energy
and enjoy bugging us. Many more are living with and around us,
we'd love to hear your experiences.
Usually when we come across a negative
entity we can tell right away, even if we don't "see"
it. The hair on the back of our neck will rise, we would feel
alert, discomfort, odd. We know "something" is wrong.
When we face it in a public place we would usually have the
urge to run away. Not long ago, I went into an antique store.
After wandering around the first floor, the woman there showed
me there was a basement and invited me to explore. Happy go
lucky I went down the stairs and when steeping on the last step
I heard an inner scream: STOP !!!
I froze right there and then, one
foot still hang in the air, and shifted my awareness.......the
place was occupied by six tremendous cold entities, who gave
me the chills through each and every cell in my body. I knew
for certain that one more step and I'm gone. I had an inner
knowing they would suck me in, their power was so great my spirit
wouldn't be able to handle them alone.
The alarm inside was so loud, I turned
around and ran out of there in full speed, didn't look back.
This was an accidental encounter with entities that felt negative.
They might have had a mission, I didn't stay long enough to
find out. Being in a public place, I was able to leave, and
I would like to start with
Nofi's first sentence, not that I disagree with it but I feel
that it needs to be expanded upon to a degree. Not all things
that might be termed entities manifest in a human form. They
not only vary in form and function, they vary in intent and
intelligence. Many have a slightly aggravating sense of humor
and will often do little things to annoy the person (or people)
to whom they have attached themselves. Some seem to be the evil
personified. Those are the type that one would definitely think
people would want to stay away from but this is not always the
case. These can, and sometimes do appear as harmless entities,
often times appearing to be something with nothing but good
intentions to the novice practitioner. Other times, they might
not seem that harmless but will try and appeal to human nature
by offering you power or something else that you want to have.
Of course, this is only an illusion at best, the true power
and control remain with the entity. If it can find some way,
or anyway to manipulate or coerce you into being a tool, it
will do so. Some very powerful magicians have been duped into
thinking that they were really the ones in control until such
time as it was no longer necessary for the entity to play that
Some entities are magical constructs,
designed by a magician for a specific purpose. Often times that
purpose is to guard a person or property, sometimes for other
reasons. These constructs, if built by a magician who is careful
in their workings and understand the true nature of magic will
have a built in "shelf life", in other words they
will be built to deconstruct, their energies returning to the
ether from which they were created once their purpose is fulfilled
but there are many that were constructed by magicians who did
not give them an indicated life span and they continue to roam
for hundreds of years. Many of them seem to become more aware
and intelligent as time passes and often they are attracted
to someone who works magic or to a place where magic is worked
or power flows naturally. Most of these are quite harmless and
are content to reside in these places for years.
Then there are other entities that
do not fall into any acceptable, normal, classification. I am
quite well aware that with this I am venturing into territory
that many of our more experienced people will disagree with
but to me many of the so called "Fairies, Elves, Sprites"
and other mythological creatures fall into this category rather
than into the magical constructs or some other category. My
reasoning for this is really very simple (as is most of my reasoning
actually). For the last few years I've been chasing myths of
"Little People" from all over the globe. So far, I
have stories from many Native American tribes in widely separate
areas, stories from South America, Africa, Australia, Europe,
and Japan. It is, to me, highly likely that what these actually
are is another form of entity altogether.
As I'm positive you are aware by now,
we have actually only brushed the surface of this entire subject
and there is much more that can and probably should be gone
over, either now, in question and answer form or later in other
lessons. Many, many things that are termed entities are things
that we wish to encourage and have around us and many are not.
Their influence, whether benevolent and kind or malevolent and
violent can be anywhere from very mild and nearly missed to
extremely disruptive. Even those who, like a power animal, have
only the best of motivations can cause great disruption to your
psyche, simply by doing their job of expanding your knowledge
and capabilities. The good news here is that we can ask them
to slow down and simply explain that they are presenting things
faster than we are able to absorb them. Unless there is a need
for haste that they will definitely make us aware of they can
and will slow the information down. Often times we have absorbed
it sub-consciously and it will surface to the conscious mind
either as we need it or at the appropriate time for our learning.
Sometimes, if we or they push too fast it can create physical
illness that manifests in a myriad of ways. When this is the
case, we definitely need to back off for a bit.
think in the capacity of this space and subject matter we really
can only skim the surface of what entities are and the experience
of contact with them. As with people, there is going to be good
and bad in these beings, they have their own natures that also
respond to the forces to which they are attracted feeding off
those forces for good or bad. You may be one yourself...a force
I mean, you see your thoughts contain energy, just as your emotions
do and that creates an energy force. Those who dwell on negative
thoughts might find entities will feed off fears, frustrations,
lustings, greediness, anger, selfishness, or any other negative
energy you might project. Likewise, those that are seeking positive
energy will feed off the love, empathy, compassion, generosity,
and service you project to others. They are the *others* too,
it's not just people that we touch in the process of living
our lives. The physical world is multi-dimensional, but until
that is accepted the individual is unaware of those other dimensions
and their inhabitants. Being blind to these realms of existence
they perceive the physical reality as the only one and go about
their lives oblivious to the fact that there are *others* out
there. Awareness of dimensional realities brings insight, it
also opens doors to these entities perhaps manifesting themselves
to you. This is when people (for good or bad) may feel the presence
of someone intangible around them, they may feel haunted, and
they may experience a certain level of innate comfort in working
a sense of it being guarded over or watched
that is quite natural for them. It is also natural to feel a
certain level of discomfort or confusion at first.
dimensional definitions there are a wide ranges and varieties
of entities you may or may not come into contact with. As Tink
mentioned, there are the Fey or "Little People" and
their presence is acknowledged in the folklore of cultures around
the world. That's an example of just one dimension. Others may
have human form and dwell in a dimension similar to the physical
reality that we know. Still others may be entirely different
taking on the appearance of glowing balls of light ranging in
different colors, dark shapes, alien beings that are strange
in countenance until you get used to working with them. There
are *species* of entities just as there are different lifeforms
here on Earth. It is important to acknowledge the folklore of
different cultures because it is the voice of the people themselves
as they express their phenomenal experiences-the way they hand
down their stories, their truths, and a place of safe keeping
for those who will recognize them in ages to follow. Learning
to see the seeds of truth and define the fancy dressings put
upon them, or the masks of illusion that keep them safe, is
important. Look to the core of the tales and you will find the
seeds. You will see through cultural studies that the crux of
these tales are the same. Names, places, and illustrations may
vary, but the gist of the matter will stay consistent. I went
into depth on this in the essay on The Value of Myth so I will
not take further issue with it here. You are welcome to read
that at your leisure.
the dimensional definitions. Aside from the Fey there are many
other dimensions to explore. For example: there are the elemental
realms of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth just to mention a few
and all are inhabited by entities that dwell there. They are
real worlds and life exists in many forms within them. Within
these contexts are various entities and I'll share a little
about them with you. Air brings us to the door of the Sylphs,
Fire brings us to the Salamanders, Water to the Undines, and
Earth to the Gnomes according to some traditional cultural experiences
these entities are perfuse in folktales. In many ways some of
these entities overlap the lore of the Fey and tend to be of
European perception. In the Native American lore there are other
entities attributed to these realms known as Spirit Keepers
and they are: Eagle of Air, Mouse and/or Coyote of Fire, Bear
of Water, and Buffalo of Earth (some tribal nations may have
slight variations in this respect). In the Christian context
there are the Archangels who rule the four quarters and they
are: Air being ruled by the Archangel Raphael, Fire is ruled
by the Archangel Michael, Water by the Archangel Gabriel, and
Earth by the Archangel Auriel or Uriel. Every culture and faith
has a term to define them, a description of their attributes,
and what their capabilities are.
important to understand here is that the attributes remain consistent
no matter what the physical description might be. Remember these
entities, being of other dimensional realms, are comprised of
the pure essence of that element, of the ether, of the spiritual
dimensions. They are pure energy. Thus the forms they choose
to manifest themselves with are transformations of that energy
to perceptive focuses we will be able to accept. If we believe
in Angels we may find ourselves face to face with one. If we
can accept the realm of the Fey we may find those entities appearing,
or perhaps the animal essence of the Native American Spirit
Keepers and Totems which is also found in Celtic traditions
and other shamanic teachings. These are only a handful of examples
of the nature spirits that we might encounter, but there are
hosts of others. Tink and Nofi both touched on some of them
and there simply is not space here to take them all into account.
of defining their shapes, sizes, and environments, I think it
would serve the student better to describe what it feels like
when you do begin to encounter an entity and how to interact
with them. If the entity is coming to you with a positive service
or contact you will feel warmth, pleasant sensations that may
affect one or all of your senses. These are beings of Light
and they will appear to glow. In contrast if it is a negative
force you will feel cold, uncomfortable, nervous, and perhaps
even fear. These are beings of Darkness and they will seem to
be dark shadowy figures. In most cases, these positive entities
try to contact us in as gentle a manner as possible, but you
must remember that this is not of the physical, logical, practical
world we know and a first experience, no matter how subtle it
is presented, can often be a shock to us. Those of the more
negative leanings will enjoy shocking us and their presence
is often a feeling of being haunted, or stalked and very uncomfortable.
This does not mean that we can't be uncomfortable - at first
- with the positive ones either. There is a difference in that
discomfort, however, and it is distinguished by the intensity
of our fears. Is it a subtle feeling of "what is this?"
or is it a profound sense of needing to flee from the presence
we feel? That will help you define the sensations.
It is very
common in both cases to feel the hairs at the back of your neck
and along your arms to rise, or perhaps goose bumps to run over
your body, a tingling up your spine, perhaps a feeling of being
*watched* or some other manifestation. In any case, you will
*feel* something grabbing at your attention. Each of our senses
have the ability to work independently of one another as well
as united. Each of our senses is a respective trigger to get
our attention. That's why we have them. Learning to acknowledge
them as such we begin to understand their specific *language*
or *voice* and it becomes a tool we can hone. Now this applies
to all work we may do on any level, but it is very functional
when it comes to working with dimensions and those that inhabit
them. So looking to your senses to guide you is something you
need to develop. It will seed the way for you to decipher future
communications in a wide array of capacities.
have found in my experience with the various entities I've encountered
is that if the intent to make communication is proper they will
present themselves in some fashion. It may be a subtle feeling
of not being alone but in the presence of another that one cannot
see; it may be by meeting with us face to face; it could be
in the Dream Lodge (where we are more conditioned to accept
the unusual as permissible); it may be in the form of an apparition;
it may be the physical manifestation of that being; or countless
other ways of getting our attention. Whatever the form of that
contact, the intentions you hold, the desire to learn, share,
and grow from the experience, well, these will determine your
success or failure in creating a bond.
Power Animals, Spirit Guides, and High Teachers fall into these
categories as well and they are all there to expedite our spiritual
evolution, help us through our lessons, and bring us to enlightenment.
This is not to say that they won't challenge us, they will,
they want to know how determined we are to work with them and
to grow. Standing up to that challenge is what they are watching
for, and they expect us to challenge them too. In our challenge
we are to question them. Ask why they have come; ask who they
are; ask what they have to share; ask what they want from you
in exchange (if they are a positive lifeform that price you
are to pay will be just and it will be to yield up some negative
part of your nature that is no longer useful to the life you
if they are negative entities the request will
be something of the Self within you that you must defend rather
than surrender and there will be an instant recognition by that
Self that something is powerfully amiss.); ask who sent them;
ask whatever it is you need to know that will allow you to be
comfortable with them.
mentioned, some of the more negative entities will mask themselves
at first and being alert is important. However, a being of positive
energy will leave little doubt in your mind, and as she said,
those who wear a false mask do so to feed into the lust people
have for power or greed. Again the issue of personal integrity
will define your being duped by them. If your purpose is of
the highest intent you have nothing to fear. The entities of
negative influence feed off negative energy we emit, and if
you are projecting positive energy they are repulsed by it.
There are also those who are like psychic vampires, those that
feed off the unwary and unsuspecting. You will often hear tales
of hauntings or possessions and in these cases those who are
schooled in dealing with them will be called in to assist that
particular individual be it a priest, a shaman, or a medium
of some sort. The purpose, then, becomes one of cleansing the
individual or performing an exorcism. This is why you hear of
so many people doing a rite of purification before they being
any spiritual working. It may be smudging themselves or some
other form of taking in only positive energies and expelling
all negativity to create a sense of balance and centeredness.
of these lifeforms or beings existing is noted throughout the
annals of time. It is told to us by all cultural and religious
traditions. Taking that into account, the evidence is quite
profuse when we undertake to explore it. What is asked of us
is that we accept the reality of their presence, learn to work
with them, or reject them as the case may be. Are they good
and evil? To an extent the answer is yes. Their intentions are.
They are beings of dimension that step back and forth for a
multitude of reasons and those reasons are what define the good
and evil. As pure energy they are neutral until they are moved
to take action and that motivation, or intention, is what we
must use to define their natures. Just as with people, they
have personalities which comprise the capability to encompass
various choices and reflections of them. Just as any species
here in the physical reality there are different levels of intelligence
and thought capability.
choose to interact or reject them. This leads to the issue of
rejection and shielding ourselves from those we want no contact
with. If we desire to block contact we can do so by emphatically
rejecting it. We can consciously wrap ourselves in a protective
shield of positive energy that will allow no negative forces
in. Our own focus, thought patterns, and intentions will act
as a shield too. Remember we attract what we project. Some people
will cast spells if that is the nature of the path they walk.
Others will call for energies they want around them, or create
tools to act in that capacity. Still others, by their very nature
will do this naturally by walking their paths in the Light of
Spirit creating a natural barrier. Those who are more experienced
with these types of working are often called upon to help the
less experienced who are having trouble doing so. Sometimes
Spirit calls upon us to serve in this capacity as well as calling
upon the entities themselves to serve us. Just as these entities
are varied, so are the reasons for contact.
If we harbor
fears that sense of contact is going to be uncomfortable. Much
like entering a room of strangers, our shyness will overcome
our success unless we are willing to accept them for who they
are, and accept that we are worthy of their presence. Once we
do make contact and begin working with them we are able to gather
Keys, or gain the knowledge, that will allow us to penetrate
the portals to their realms and explore them much deeper. We
begin to grow and in the process we find many aspects of enlightenment
shining through which in turn expands our levels of knowledge
and enlightenment in a continual process of building upon that
which we already hold.
we work with them the greater our capacity to understand their
natures, their teachings, and their realms. As we expand our
knowledge we begin to see the unlimited classrooms that Spirit
has provided for us and along with that the unlimited facets
of teaching us our lessons. The variety of Teachers who can
manifest themselves to us is conducive to the potential for
spiritual evolution and our recognition of the need to nurture
do these encounters lead to spiritual growth, but they also
spill over into our mundane lives where we can establish a continual
strengthening of these lines of communication. In that process
we develop an exchange that allows our lives to be guided in
ways that others would call psychic perceptions, and which we
come to understand as simple reality we can tap into. Once the
understanding is ours through our experiences the mystery begins
to unfold, the fears we harbor fade, and we often become fast
friends with these different entities. In that friendship or
relationship, as it grows and becomes stronger, we may also
find that we are asked to act in some fashion on their behalf
fair exchange for the services they provide for us.
might be a situation arising, say, in an elemental realm where
they need our help. It is no different than another person whom
you consider to be your friend asking you for help. It is not
something you even hesitate about, you just do what needs to
be done. In that process there is always experience to be had
and growth to come of it. Sometimes Spirit blesses us with gifts
so that we can grow and lend a stronger hand to the situation,
and these gifts remain with us for future use in other capacities.
Always there is an exchange and when our actions are of our
highest integrity there are blessings that follow. Never are
we to expect these blessings, but they should be anticipated
and we need to know they too wear many guises. It is a process
of discovery, an adventure, a journey we take and in that process
we find that the journey itself has gifted us with much more
than we could have imagined.
many entities, spirits that inhabit locations here on Earth,
some that are acting in the capacity of Guardians of those locations,
or expediters of the work that is done there, and quite often
as Teachers. In Native American terms these are often called
the Spirit of Place and they will defend their locations from
abuse or intrusion with a ferocious tenacity against those who
have come for the wrong reasons. They will also embrace those
that come for the right purposes and lend their own powers to
the work being done; guiding, instructing, and supporting the
individual's efforts. If your intentions, your integrity, and
work are impeccable you have absolutely nothing to fear from
them and everything to gain. It is a beautiful and fascinating
experience each time you have an encounter, and even when challenged,
there are wonders that manifest. In the end they will be treasures
no matter how strongly you must exercise your own efforts. Those
rewards are always, always, always equal to whatever sacrifice
you must make, and in most cases exceed the effort you exert.
I encourage anyone to explore these options, to open themselves
to the benefits of working with dimensional beings, and to take
that point of contact as far as you can. The rewards will be
outstanding and the growth will be awesome. Truths will be made
pertinent to the circumstances you are confronted with, they
will be validated and proven to you, and in that you will become
enlightened beyond your wildest dreams. It is a *very* good
caution initially is always a rule of thumb that should be strictly
adhered to and that can be done in the initial contact simply
by returning any challenge you are confronted with. Find out
why the meeting is taking place, who has come to you, what they
want from you, and what you are willing to do in exchange for
what they offer. Once the groundwork is done in this area you
will have laid the foundation for that relationship and all
future encounters with that respective entity. The relationship
begins on the strong footing of mutual respect and it builds
from there. Anything less is simply not acceptable. You
wouldn't approach a stranger on any less a term than that, so
the rules of etiquette are simply extended through the dimensions
a simple pattern when we understand it, and working with the
entities is also. We are the ones that complicate it and we
do that by blinding ourselves through thinking that there must
be something deeper in meaning, something we aren't seeing,
something that is hidden from us. Truth be known Spirit makes
things as simple as possible for us, this type of contact is
more often than not very subtle, and its mask is only the illusion
we place on it. If we think these things do not exist, that
entities are out of the pages of myth and fantasy, then we will
not have contact with them because we are in denial. If, on
the other hand, we accept them for who and what they are we
open a phenomenal door and our lives are enhanced in ways I
can only hint at here.
about entities is on an introductory level. Interactions, situations,
and experiences with them lead to furthering the knowledge you
can gain about them. Volumes of books exist that express examples
of encounters, depict blessings as well as risks, and paint
a broad picture of Otherworlds along with their inhabitants.
The forms these beings take, the worlds they come from, and
the wisdoms they can share with us are only limited by our ability
to accept them and embrace them as something we can be a part
of. Even in denial we remain a part of them, but it becomes
something we have closed our eyes to and thus shut out. Often
in a case such as that these entities are forced to take on
the role of our Guardians, our Protectors, or what some would
call Guardian Angels. It is a role of one-way communication
and it limits us pathetically. It also makes us mule-like and
must frustrate them to no end, but they don't give up on us
and walk away. They do what they are inclined to do for the
reasons Spirit has given them. We have so much to lose in denying
them that communication and so much more to gain by acceptance.
Nofi, and Silver Eagle Dream Dancer, I hope that this insight
will stimulate questions, create more curiosity, and give cause
for you to explore the issues. Please feel free to post your
questions as they arise. We will do all we can to clarify them
as best we can, and to give you direction in making your initial
contacts if you have that need. Opening this door is only the
beginning to a wondrous and fascinating aspect of your spiritual
path. Using common sense is a simple rule of thumb to follow,
and asking for help is not something to be ashamed of. We will
help, and so will the entities themselves. You can ask for them
to make initial contact in the Dream Lodge (another essay on
that subject is here in the Knowledge Center for your perusal)
where your logical mind will not fight you in accepting them.
There you will begin to recognize their presence, and the first
stages of interaction will take place; it will grow, expanding
into other areas of your life and consciousness. It's a great
place to start, to test the waters, and begin your work. It
is not the only place, but it's a good one. Another is through
journey work, guided visualizations that allow you to slip the
veils of dimensional realms and enter into theirs. Sometimes
sacred sites are conducive to this, but they are not always
necessary and if you are able to journey you will surely encounter
beings of these Otherworld realms.
you the greatest success in your efforts, and the patience to
go through the process remaining steadfast in your efforts.
It doesn't always happen the first time you attempt to make
contact and in many cases it will take several tries. Each time
you make that effort you will find yourself coming closer to
the success you are striving for. When you do reach that point
of breakthrough the elation is exciting. We want to hear your
stories, and hope that you will be sharing them with us soon.
We look forward to your questions and sharing our own experiences
with you so that you will have comparisons to make. This is
an exhilarating area to explore and it's one that creates a
hunger for more. Do not be surprised if contacts here lead to
a springboard for many others areas of interest and growth;
it's part of the process and it feeds both your physical and
spiritual evolution on all levels - the choice to accept or
deny this reality is yours.
others have covered the topic well, in my opinion so for my
addition, I'd like to offer some experiences I've had with entities
by way of illustrating the relationships that are possible.
I personally keep myself available for spiritual work at all
times. When you do that though, you never know when or where
that may happen.
that comes immediately to mind happened in a booth at Dennys
- of all places. I was sitting with a woman, it was actually
a job interview to work in a local psychic bookstore. I knew
her only by reputation and having seen her a few times in the
store while I was looking around. While we were going over my
experience and range of 'talents' I was becoming very distracted.
I was trying to listen to her but I kept hearing a name over
and over again. Seeing my discomfort, she asked what the problem
was. I told her the name I kept hearing and her eyes got big.
I'd just landed myself in what was to be one of the most transforming
experiences I would have up till then. Seems it's what her husband
had called her, when he was alive. He'd passed on sometime before.
told me that he'd never moved on and she didn't know why so
I asked him. Now, here's a place to bring up another good point.
People often don't change much personality wise after they pass.
I've always treated them as though I'm just talking to them
normally and many have told me that was very appreciated. Consequently,
whatever foibles or personality quirks they have, they will
still have. This guy liked to argue himself into a circle. The
more I communicate with him, the more I could 'see'. I could
tell that his guides were there and the situation was such that
he could pass on, he simply wouldn't. So he'd sequestered himself
by a rock nearby a circle of light and huddled in for the long
haul. I could also feel it wasn't cause he didn't want to -
he was afraid to go. I was asked by her and his guides to just
talk between him and his wife and we would see what happened.
So I was in the middle of their ongoing feud for a bit while
he fought with himself, using us.
talked, as his fears subsided one by one, he became brighter
and didn't feel as heavy as before. Two pots of coffee later,
we came to the real reasons he didn't want to go. Those are
as individual and personal as each of us get. There came a time
around then where he could feel a 'pulling' as though the light
was drawing him closer. At first he was afraid but that only
lasted for a second. Then he saw someone standing in the light
for him. By then I was so tuned, I saw what he saw. I couldn't
tell who it was because the light was so bright but, he knew
then it was time to go and he was ready. The fight was over.
asked me if I would relay one more message - that he loved her
and then he walked into the light. The man had a wonderful sense
of humor. One of the things he was afraid of was that everyone
he'd met that went into the light acted like what he called
Pod People a reference to a movie called "Invasion of the
Body Snatchers". When he entered the light, he hollered
back - "Hey I'm not a Pod Person." and he was gone.
and I sat with our tears and silence for a few moments. Neither
of us knew what to say. Our waitress was offering us yet another
pot of coffee and wondering if she should call the guys in the
white coats. A few moments passed and then all of the sudden
I was 'hit' with the most pure energy - I can't even to this
day describe it. But it felt like everything in my life had
just been evened out. Needless to say - I got the job.
at the door of the restaurant when she looked over at me and
said 'He's really gone now...' She hadn't been prepared to grieve.
She's always sensed him and now she didn't. I said -'That's
what you said you wanted - him to go on.' Sometime later, I'd
learn through friends that she blamed me for him passing. Not
such a good end to the story but it happened.
second one that comes to mind is moving to Japan. I had a crashing
headache for two weeks before I figured out what the problem
was. The Ancestors here stay - and they were all taking at once.
For those of you that have seen the Disney film 'Mulan', it's
just like that. Centuries of people - whole families and communities
still active and hanging around. Some nice, some not so nice.
And the concept of 'passing on' is foreign to them. It took
a while for us to learn to communicate with each other. Language
barriers and conceptual ideas here are different. Imagine you
told a joke that was uproariously funny in Sweden but no one
in the States got it. No common background. Communication with
them was like that at first for me. And I had a hard time getting
past the fact that they didn't want to move on. I didn't understand.
I'd thought it was the natural course but apparently over here,
it isn't. That astonished me. Now, not every Japanese person
that ever passed stayed. I don't want to give that impression.
It's those of ancestor worship that do. They feel it's their
a year those through the veil are invited out of their tombs
for a celebration with their families. The tomb yards here (not
graves but tombs) have picnic grounds and play grounds. They
are offered spirit money, drink, food and a place at the table.
It's a time for families to reunite and catch up in a more substantial
way then the rest of the year. It's called Obon and we just
celebrated a few weeks ago. Like Halloween, it's considered
a time when the veils between worlds are thin and communication
is easier. But unlike other cultures I've studied, it is truly
a celebration of both the living and those that passed on. In
a sense, death is seen as a movement to another plane of existence,
as is birth. During those times, I go to the tomb of a man from
China who saved this island by bringing sweet potatoes from
China in a time of famine here. He was one of the first to welcome
me here - once we could understand each other. I asked permission
to talk about the Ancestors before I began writing about it.
They are a very private group but, partly through necessity,
and partly thorough curiosity - we've explored eachothers
worlds and come out richer. If you ever come to this part of
the world and have that crashing headache - just tell em
Silver Eagle sent ya. Be respectful, ask permission and be ready
to learn. If you are easily offended - don't even try.
that's just two of the stories in the years I've been tuning
to entities. For some it's a scary thing. For others it's a
mystical thing. For me, it's part of who I am and a choice I
make. Have I ever been attacked? Yes. It is a valid concern
when dealing with some of the realms. Know you protections well
and don't be shy about asking for help. Knowing yourself, both
dark side and light side are crucial to protection, in my opinion.
A strong connection with your Creator is vital. But mostly -
if I you pinned me down and tickled me and asked me what the
one thing that is most important in my view - you got to have
a strong heart. It isn't easy to hear their stories. It isn't
easy in times like we've seen as a world, the last few days.
I've had dreams of people who were lost, as in couldn't find
their way to where they were going. Sometimes, they need to
talk about how they died and all you can do is cry with them.
Sometimes, they don't even know they aren't embodied anymore.
To straddle the worlds in this way can be an amazing adventure
and sometimes, it'll break your heart. So you must have a strong
one. Helping someone in the ways that those who do this do...
is nothing short of healing - just in another way.
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