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.

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