Let's talk about ghosts.
What is a ghost?
There are two different types of ghosts - those with consciousness and those without consciousness.
Ghosts Without Consciousness
These are energy imprints. They are not spirits with an awareness of their environment or what is going on around them and they do not interact with you in a conscious way. Ghosts like this are rather like left over energy. They are not true spirits in the way we think of a spirit as basically being a person without a body.
My guides explained it to me by showing me that it was similar to listening to recorded music or watching a DVD. The action has already been recorded. The band isn't in your home playing for you. Yet you are hearing them play. It's only a recording.
Similarly, some ghosts are just an energy recording.
This type of ghost is pretty common. It's the 'ghost' you see walking down a hall in an old building that doesn't acknowledge you. Or it's the spirit that always appears by the side of the road at the same day and time.
Ghosts With a Consciousness
This type of ghost is a true spirit and is aware of its environment and does interact with you. We often refer to them as earth-bound spirits. But this is a misnomer because there is no such thing as a spirit being trapped on the earth plane. Although, some spirits choose to exist this way. But everyone has free will and they are NOT trapped.
Spirit people have many reasons for staying on the earth plane longer than is normal. Usually it has to do with being too attached to things that happened in their physical life and they aren't ready to let go.
Perhaps they don't want anyone living in their house. Or they feel they need to care for their loved ones still here. Maybe they haven't accepted that they are dead and are trying to let their loved ones still on earth know that their consciousness has survived.
I read a story* about a woman who discovered through hypnosis that she had existed as a ghost for four years after being left by her lover.
Most of the time when people see a spirit it is the spirit of a loved one who they are missing. They call it a ghost. So in this sense, the words 'ghost' and 'spirit' are interchangeable.
I think of all the ghosts with a consciousness as just simply 'spirits'.
So I hope this clears up any misconceptions you may have about ghosts.
Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
Anchorage, AK September 4, 2018
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