Recently I was visiting an old orphanage in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We were taken on a guided tour of the facility and told of the atrocities that occurred there. Apparently there was a woman who ran the place who abused the children put in her charge. The guide was also remarking about the ghosts that he felt inhabited the building and the experiences that had been reported there.
As I stood against the stone wall in the basement of the building, I attempted to connect with the memories contained in the stones and immediately I received a message. The message was that the reason the energy of the children and the headmistress remained in the building was due to the continued guided tours and retelling of the incidents of abuse and neglect. The woman's name was mentioned every time a guide took a group of people on a tour. The children that were tortured there were also somewhat stuck in the facility due to the continued calling in of their energy by the tour guide and the people who were taken on the tours and told of the incidents. I was told by my guides and the energy of the stones there that the woman and the children indeed had passed on and some had reincarnated into new lives but every time there was mention of these atrocities there were like strings that pulled on their souls and a portion of them was pulled back into this event from their past. They, in their conscious, living breathing bodies that they now inhabited had no memory of the events or of their past life in this building, but their cells remembered and many times their conscious, living, breathing person that they now were sometimes felt out of sorts or not quite there, and the reason is that a portion of their souls had been stolen away and held captive in this building from the energy of the people talking and thinking about them. This was such a revelation it took some time for me to comprehend its significance. This puts the whole concept of ghosts in a different light to me. Yes, I believe that at times there are spirits who are stuck in the earth realm, who have passed but have not crossed over. However, many times, I now believe, that energy that we pick up is from a portion of a person's soul that remains stuck due to trauma but energized by the mere thoughts and words of those living.
This concept was reinforced to me in several additional incidents. I have a friend who lost her pet and was consumed with the finding of this lost pet. She posted posters all over town and even went on a national news television spot asking for the return of her pet. Several of my intuitive friends and myself all felt like the pet was not alive, and I had told her this, but she continued on her campaign. At one point she came back to me again and asked if I had perceived any additional information. The answer that came out of my mouth surprised even me. I told her that her pet had died but was stuck between the worlds due to her grief. Her soul could not completely cross to the other side because she felt her energy being pulled back by the grief of her owner. I encouraged the owner to let her pet go and tell her that she loved her but it was okay to move on. This would enable the pet to go on to her next life.
This opens a whole door relating to grief. Do we really hold the souls of our loved ones captive when we can not stop grieving over their passing? I think in a way this can be true. Yes, our loved ones may pass on and go to the other side but if we continue in our grieving after a normal period of time, then I do think that a portion of their souls feels our grief and and somehow get pulled back. In my work with Shamanic journeying, I often find portions of people's souls being held captive by those who have loved them but cannot let them go. Sometimes it is tricky getting those people's souls back.
It is true that we are all connected. The people who we love have probably been with us through many lives. It is important to love people but not to hold on too tightly to their souls. It is also important to remember that our thoughts and words are energy that never dies. When we continually think and talk about people or events we are giving energy to that event or behavior of which we are thinking and talking. I have mentioned before that every thought and word is a prayer. We are divine creators. It is important to give thought to what we are creating.
Living in a historical town, there is often much energy given to historical events, particularly in this area civil war events. I remember years ago before I even had this revelation about energy I remarked that every time there was a civil war reenactment that energy was given to the mentality of war and fighting. I remember one year that on the same day as a large civil war reenactment in the area that there was an act of violence in a local school. No one gave thought of the two events being connected. When I mentioned the connection I was ridiculed. Hmmm. I think this is the same concept as the message I was given at the orphanage.
What energy are we connecting with in our day to day lives? Today think about if there is anyone you have not forgiven. This is a form of connectivity. It means there are still strings holding someone to you that is in a way holding you captive. Your soul and that person's soul are connected due to an event that you have not let go. Are you thinking or talking about anyone, past or present, to whom you are giving energy to an unhealthy pattern or habit?
Just for today, let's let go of anyone or anything that comes to mind that we may have an attachment to in an unhealthy way. Let us let go of judgment concerning the actions of others and not allow that energy to be reinforced by our thoughts and words. Let us send loving thoughts and words out into the Universe and reinforce the energy of love instead of the energy of hatred or fear. Let us release our loved ones from unhealthy grief or attachment and allow their souls to move on.
In a future blog I will talk about how to protect your soul from those thoughts or words directed at you that would steal your soul or hold it captive....