Wednesday, December 31, 2014

One Leaves, Another Steps Up

It is just a few hours away, and for us all, we wonder what will happen in the new year. Have you made your resolutions yet? For many of us, they are usually the loose weight, to make more money, to spend more time with family and friends. We go into the year with high hopes, and they sometimes last and they sometimes don't. But at least we tried! What are your resolutions this year?

As the old year gets ready to end, we take the time to reflect on the months that are past. Were they good ones? Productive ones? Not so good ones? For each of us, the answer will be different. But for all, they make up who we are, as a person and as a team.

For our team, it was once again a year of change. We added new team members, had the chance to investigate new locations, made new friends, and renewed old friendships. We managed to survive the cold of Ashmore and achieved more results than we thought possible. We did return investigations to several locations, all of which were a lot of fun. We laughed, ate, laughed some more, and had a good time doing something which we so love to do. We continued to learn with each new investigation, added some new equipment, and learned more about each other on our team.

Not everything was good though. We did have a team member who just didn't have enough time to devote to this endeavor, and he has stepped back for a while. And just recently, one of our team members has become very sick, and our thoughts and prayers are with him.

So what will we look forward to in the new year? Continuing to grow as a team. We already have a couple of investigations lined up, including a return to Ashmore. We plan to see if the spirits will be as active when it isn't freezing! Plus a new location which we look forward to checking out. We have a planned activity which, if it works out, will really gel us as a team. We are working on some other investigations into new locations. We will, of course, be available to help those that contact us with a need. We hope there will be some more new equipment, good food to eat, and some really fun times. Did I mention some more days filled with laughter and good times? Because without that, this becomes work, and not something that we enjoy.

We hope for each of you a year filled with good times, happiness, and time spent with family and friends. We all hope to catch that piece of evidence which will set the paranormal world on its ear! And we hope that we are all able to help those in need. It is our sincere wish that we can meet a lot of you in the new year, and continue to develop our relationships as well as friendships with others that enjoy this crazy world of the paranormal.

We hope that you all have a safe night of celebrating, because we really want to first meet you in this world, not the afterworld!

So as we prepare to leave 2014 behind, we say thank you for the memories. As for 2015...bring it on! Because the next year is gonna rock! And we are so ready for the challenges it will bring.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ghosts Of Christmas Past

Good morning everyone. Hope you are having a great day, and looking forward to an even better weekend. And if you are where the snow is about to hit, we hope that you keep yourself safe and warm. We have investigations to do together yet!

As we come to the close of this year (and where did it go!) we always take the time to reflect on where we have been, and think about where we want to head in the next year. Each year brings new learning, new investigations, new friends, and we hope a better understanding of the mysterious realm of the paranormal.

This time of the year, the world is starting to turn bright....brightly colored lights that is. Everywhere, the trees are up, the decorations hung, the presents wrapped, and the food cooking...can't you just smell those cookies! We prepare to celebrate the year passing, and also the year yet to be. And with it, all the goodness that we wish for everyone, and the prayers for a happy life.

But sometimes, don't you stop and think about those departed, and what they may be feeling this time of the year. We all know about the different forms of "hauntings." The intelligent we hope to interact with each time we go out. The residual we often wonder about, as we can't "see" what they do, so we are left unsure if they are interacting with us, or just going through their lives. And if they are, ever wonder what part they choose/are forced to relive?

Scrooge was visited by the spirits of 3 ghosts. I don't really know many people who would want to be visited by the ghost of Christmas yet to we really want to know what will happen to us in the future? I doubt many truly want to know of their own demise, and how the world turns out once they are gone. Most of us know exactly the present, even if we don't want to admit to it. Oh, but the ghosts of Christmas that is an interesting one. But what if, instead of our past, we could be visited by the ghosts of the spirit's past. Now that would be an interesting one to have happen. To be able to see where that spirit lived, and how they lived, maybe how they died, how they ended up "stuck" in this location, and more importantly, why they remain.

If you were to pick a point in your life to be "stuck" forever, what would it be? As a child, playing carefree, with no responsibility except to mind and keep your room clean (yeah, always a problem.) As a teen, with the thought that you knew it all, but you really didn't, but young enough to not care. As an early adult, still young enough to be carefree, but smart enough to know what you need to be doing. As an middle-age adult, with knowledge learned through years of working and living. Or as an older adult, still young at heart, if not young in body any longer, but with the pain that comes from living a life full of love and sorrow, joy and disappointment, and possibly death of many loved ones. Would you select Christmas, filled with so much joy and happiness? Or would this season leave you with too many memories that would make your not-beating heart break each day? Or would this season be the one time that you could move from a residual to an intelligent spirit, so you could enjoy what the season has to bring?

This season, as you put up the tree, string the lights, and bake the goodies, take a few minutes to remember all those that have already moved into another realm. Imagine, even for a moment, that that soul can see and smell all there is which surrounds this season. And when you feel that small breeze that touches your cheek, just imagine that they are saying thanks for giving them another memory to hold on to for all time.