Originally posted by TexasRN: I don't know whether there are ghosts or not. Wouldn't be shocked either way.
I have three comments about this thread:
1. Several individuals on this thread claim to have had numerous encounters. Then there are people like me who have never had one. Is this coincidence, a result of some people being more receptive to spiritual things, or a result of some people having over-active imaginations or just being a little crazy? I can't say, but I do know that I have been in old graveyards, old houses, and places where deaths have occurred, and I have never seen or heard anything I thought was a ghost..
No doubt I have an over active imagination. but what does over-active mean?
there is so much about our cognitive processes that we cannot understand, and so much to learn about how we interact with parallel dimensions. what we see as reality is just our evolutionary interpretation of clusters of energy in one three-dimensional plane.
there could be a correlation with people who have "over active" imaginations and the ability to somehow tap into these energy forms, but that does not mean that the relationship is CAUSAL.
Its a chicken/egg thing.
I know that ghosts are among us the same way that I know dogs or cats or cars or hummingbirds are among us. Do I expect you to take my word for it? Absolutely not. That would make me a ridiculous individual. When you have an experience with the supernatural....you will understand.
the terror doesn't come until your "real" brain kicks back in to shut down the little masquerade into wherever it was you were heading. That is what your brain does....its job is to protect you.
Your body doesn't feel the same for starters. You operate differently. Crazier than any drug, and almost calming in its newness. Like you are connected somehow to something that is so much larger in respect to any earthly connection you have ever felt before. I have heard many say the same thing about the birth of a child, which makes perfect sense.
If you have a child, think about how vulnerable you felt, how everything changed instantaneously and had new meaning. Like your eyes were opened to this process that had to be felt personally to truly understand.
One of the things I am looking most forward to in death is understanding things like this.