There was a spirit in the man’s house. The man set dried sage a smolder. The smoke would soon to rid him of the uninvited guest. Instead of being exorcised the spirit became enraged. Confused, the man asked me why the smoke didn’t the clear negative energy from his home.
Sage will clear negative energy, but not necessarily an entity. Not necessarily? Almost any tool will work if the right mind and energy is brought to the situation. Clearing an entity requires much more than waving smoke. Techniques and practices for dealing with spirit entities requires training or an abundance of natural talent. The training of a doctor, or law enforcement officer, that is needed to help others and protect themselves is extensive. It’s not about secret techniques either, it’s about hard work and respect.
Even with natural talent it takes a huge amount of discipline, focus and ability to apply the techniques and avoid problems. In Okinawa there are two types of people known for their ability to deal with spirits. The first type are untrained sensitives. These often go insane because they don’t know how to manage the spirits and their own energy adequately. The second type are born to families who have a system of training. They rarely go insane.
It wound be irresponsible of me to share techniques that people aren’t ready for. People can get hurt, or go insane, when dealing with things they are not adequately prepared for so it is best to train the disciplined and the serious. I have met mentally and emotionally unstable people who became schizophrenic from improper meditation and spiritual training. Don’t be one of them.
How will I ever learn if no one teaches me?, you might wonder. Or worse, How can you be so negative? Or even worse, You’re speaking from fear, so you must be wrong. Yes I fear people getting hurt playing with things they have no business playing with. However if you are sincere and not fame or money driven ask yourself why you want to learn. If it’s power you want, your motivation will get you in trouble. The desire for power is usually a defensive position, and not a loving one. Defensive motivation is not the same as a loving or peaceful motivation. Defensiveness is a violent response to fear. Fear isn’t necessarily negative, how one responds to fear can be.
It is important to make the distinction between the development of power and spiritual development. Spiritual development is the development of kindness, compassion, warm-heartedness, wisdom, understanding and forgiveness. Power is neutral and prone to misuse. Spiritual practice is rarely about right and wrong. It is about finding the a kind loving appropriate remedy to a problem.
If you want to learn how to get rid of ghosts, or help lost souls, be sure to do your homework and get to know what you are getting yourself into.
Imagine you have a ghost in your house and you are able to get it to leave; where is it going? A ghost is a sentient being. They are not enlightened souls. They are stuck. Homeless. If you boot them out of your house you’ve evicted a homeless sentient being who will have to find some other home to haunt. It’s cruel on multiple levels. The kindest thing to do is send them to heaven, or enlighten them. The easiest technique I’ve heard of is to tell the spirit to look for a funeral since the door to heaven will appear there and they can also enter through it.
Advanced techniques require disciplined training. If you’re still interested are willing to put in the time I encourage you to find a solid teacher in your area. But before doing that, consider if it is actually your purpose. One day I ran into a client of mine and her friend. They were exhausted. I inquired. They told me they had been helping ghosts at night as well as working their day job. Why? They assumed that since they could see them they were supposed to help them. I asked, Do you help every homeless, or insane person, you see walking down the street? No. Well ghosts are people without bodies. Just because you can see them doesn’t mean it is your place, or responsibility, to help them. As well intended as they were they weren’t thinking about it realistically. I asked if they felt it was their life purpose to help ghosts, they both said no, so I told them to stop. If a spirit asked them for help they should inform the spirit that it’s not their job, and to please find some one who’s job it is, or tell it to find a funeral. Be aware that spirits sometimes do ask for help so they can your attention and energy. They will feed on you and you could get sick, even die from the energy drain. Just because you have the ability to see, sense, or communicate with spirits doesn’t automatically mean you are supposed to help them.
Many people want to develop spiritual abilities to feel special or purposeful. It’s as if having some kind of special or magical power will validate them as human beings. That’s ridiculous. Imagine saying that to a flower.
If you do not love and accept yourself just as you are, then gaining ability or knowledge won’t change that, unless it’s the ability or knowledge to love and accept yourself just as you are. If others don’t love and accept you that’s their problem or glitch and not yours, well unless you’ve done something truly insensitive, unkind, rude or obnoxious. If you are bored with life and lack purpose it won’t change with more power. Declutter your heart and mind and do what brings you joy and fulfillment. If that still includes chasing ghosts so be it. But be mindful. Many people also wanted and were given the opportunity to train with my teachers, but just as many couldn’t make the time. I just happen to have the time. Call it karma or destiny, but I just happen to have the time. I wasn’t necessarily more gifted or talented. Sometimes purpose fits and sometimes it doesn’t. If I got the life I wanted I’d be a pilot or astronaut. A spontaneously collapsed right lung made sure that wasn’t going to happen. Some aspects of destiny can’t be changed like were you were born, your ethnicity, your native language. There is a lot we are in control of and a lot we are not. Serenity is the ability to play with and enjoy life anyway. Don’t get stuck. The moment you feel stuck you are vibrating at ghost energy. Remember you are a ghost with a body and are able to exhibit ghost like behavior feeling stuck is one of them. Free yourself to be light and happy. If ghost busting is really your purpose I pray you get the guidance and training you need. Take care, be peace, aloha.