What is a Ghost?

One of the most frequently asked questions of psychics and mediums is "What is a ghost?" A ghost is a personís soul that is caught between our world and the next dimension with no physical body.

In my experience, a ghost usually is convinced that it is still alive. Can you imagine the trauma of waking up one day to find that no one can hear you or see you? You can no longer effect things the way you used to. It usually takes time for them to figure out what they can affect. Movies such as "The Sixth Sense" and "Ghost" are fairly accurate portrayals of a ghostís existence.

There are many reasons why a soul may become trapped. The number one reason Iíve encountered is FEAR. Fear of going to hell. Fear of the unknown. Fear of leaving loved ones without guidance. Just plain fear. Anxiety is another variation on fear that strongly binds a soul to the Earth plain. Anger can also bind a soul. Anger is a wound trying to defend itself. The worst tether to this plain is a loved one who refuses to let go. This often is not permanent, but delays the soulís departure.

They have no notion of time anymore. I believe this is partially for self preservation because once a ghost is around longer than a normal life span it becomes harder to deny their condition. Along the same lines is the myth that a ghost cannot leave certain parameters. It chooses to exist in a smaller area because it can remain comfortable there. Itís much easier to deal with the new elements in a single room than with the monumental changes occurring outside. Think about how different the landscape is in just the last twenty years.

In my experience, a ghost will retain a fair amount of that lifeís memories. A ghost cannot foresee the future however and has the same limits in intelligence it had when in physical form. A ghost is simply a person without a body.

The emotional body of a ghost is very strong. In fact the primary way to discern if you are dealing with a ghost vs. a spirit that has crossed over or another non-physical life form is through emotion. When a ghost is near or trying to communicate with you generally the first indicator is strong emotion. This is usually fear, anger, anxiety or grief. The trick is to be aware of where in your body you feel this. A ghost will activate the third eye Ė the emotion feels like pressure between your eyes and is usually very intense.

Most people can sense ghosts, they just donít understand how to discern whether an emotion is coming from inside them or from outside. Most people just assume that emotions must be generated from inside themselves. Becoming more aware of your body and how it reacts to different emotions is the first step to discovering your intuition.

Geralyn St. Joseph practices her trade via phone, the Internet and in person. She resides on Oahu in Hawaii. Monday evenings she gives readings at The Morning Brew in Kailua Shopping Center 6:30-8p. She is available for individual readings & parties as well as corporate events. She also offers couples guidance and a wide array of metaphysical classes and services. Contact her at 261-7866 or Geralyn@voiceofspirit.com For more info see her website www.VoiceOfSpirit.com

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When working with clients, I share information and metaphors for self-insight. It is the responsibility of each person seeking assistance to be the final determiner of his or her choices in life. I assume no credit, blame or liability for the impressions I share or any actions that people may take as a result of hearing them. The point of having a reading is to use the information as a barometer of your path and help you see the bigger picture. It is not for the psychic to make your decisions for you, but rather to guide you. May your greater good be served. Blessings, Geralyn

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