Posted in Questions Sent In By Readers on 31. Oct, 2011
By Anna Sayce
Over the last 12 months I’ve had plenty of questions about ghosts, poltergeists and general spooky stuff. Seeing as my website is all about the practical aspects of developing intuition, I tend not to focus too much on the spooky stuff. But today is different, being Halloween! So in this short article I’m going to look at one of the spooky questions from the last year.
I’ve become aware of a presence of a spirit in my apartment. I have started to channel it through automatic writing and dowsing with a necklace. Do you have any tips that can help me to communicate with this spirit?
Nathaniel, my recommendation would be not to channel it.
In my experience, it’s OK to channel your spirit guides, but it’s not good to communicate with random spirits who might be present in your apartment.
The random spirit in your apartment is called an astral entity. That is the technical name for it. It’s also commonly called a ghost.
An astral entity is a dead person who has not fully crossed over to the astral realm and so a part of them (their emotional or mental body) is still on Earth.
The spirits of dead people (aka astral entities) often hang around hospitals, police stations, funeral parlours, cemeteries, bars, clubs, and hotels.
Why do some people not cross over after death? Well, there can be lots of reasons. One of them is that the person might have been an addict when they were alive, and they are not willing to cross over into a place where there is no alcohol or whatever drug they were addicted to when they were alive.
Another reason might be that the person believed in hell when they were alive, and they’re afraid they’re going there. The reasons are always negative ones, meaning that dead people who stick around here are generally fearful and/or stuck.
So if you communicate with the astral entity (or dead person) in your apartment, you can be sure that you will not be getting good advice. It’s like going up to a homeless drug addict and channelling them. You might get some strange and not so coherent answers. They might mess you around a bit. Try it and see (or preferably just take my word for it!) Channelling a dead person is pretty strange. They change their mind a lot and say weird things.
They also draw on your energy and attach to your aura. This is a little bit draining. But mostly they’re pesky because they give rubbish advice.
(You can find out more about astral entities by reading this article.)
Just because a spirit is not in a body does not make it worth channelling!
This topic is quite timely really, because it has a lot to do with Halloween!
Halloween actually originated with the Ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Originally people lit fires and wore costumes in order to ward off roaming ghosts (i.e. the spirits of dead people that I’ve been talking about.) There was a reason why they did this:
They knew that we should not channel or have random dead people hanging around, unless they are our ancestors (who are different from lost spirits who are just roaming around) or unless we are helping them to cross over. Astral entities are draining and unhelpful.
Anyone who does psychic development needs to remember this.
Instead, channel your Spirit Guides or your Higher Self.
What are Spirit Guides?
Spirit Guides are very different from random dead people. Spirit Guides were the spirits who were assigned to you at birth and sometimes even before you were even born, to give you advice and guidance throughout your earthly life. These spirits do not draw on your energy at all.
If you’re interested in learning more about spirit guides, read this article: What Are Spirit Guides & How to Work with Them
Your Spirit Guides (unlike random dead people) know you inside out. They know your soul’s path and lessons. They are also high vibrational and can see your life from a high vantage point.
Dead people are simply not very useful beings to have around. So save yourself the trouble of channelling this random spirit in your apartment, Nathaniel, and instead learn to communicate with your Spirit Guides or your Higher Self.
In my Psychic Awakening course we learn how to channel your spirit guides and of course your own soul (also called your ‘higher self’.) We stay away from the astral entities.
I’ve also got some free articles and a free e-book which can start you off.
Here’s the link to download my free e-book if you have not already: 9 Essential Steps to Develop Psychic Abilities
And here are some links to useful articles which focus on spirit guides and other good sources of guidance: