How to See Ghosts
Have you ever seen a ghost? It’s not that uncommon and, contrary to what some people would have you believe, not particularly harmful to your mind, body or soul.
What we commonly think of as a “ghost” is most likely several different phenomenon, the impression of those who were in that space before physically, images from our own minds and the minds of others, beings from slightly different dimensions, and yes, sometimes, of course, the spirits of the dead.
About the Photo
Rev. Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from White Rock, British Columbia, took this now-famous photograph in 1966. He intended merely to photograph the elegant spiral staircase (known as the "Tulip Staircase") in the Queen's House section of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Upon development, however, the photo revealed a shrouded figure climbing the stairs, seeming to hold the railing with both hands. Experts, including some from Kodak, who examined the original negative concluded that it had not been tampered with. It's been said that unexplained figures have been seen on occasion in the vicinity of the staircase, and unexplained footsteps have also been heard.
There are several reasons to want to see such things and every person will have their own thoughts on exactly what it is that they are perceiving. It is often interesting to experience such things first hand and simple enough that most people can do so within a few hours. All that is needed is a willingness to do so and a confident attitude.
Whatever your feelings on such matters, it's important to address them honestly before starting to look for ghosts. Many people are more comfortable not knowing what is going on around them. Some get hit with unexpected fear of the unknown which can draw negative entities to them, in order to feed off of these energies. This is most often because of the dark images emplaced by some religious teachings in their early training.
Others seek to entrap or abuse powerful entities for there own, usually negative, ends. Such attempts almost always end badly for the people involved. Even on the rare occasion that the entity can be caused to do exactly what is desired, the cost is normally more than bargained for. Look for other, easier, ways of accomplishing your goals.
Seeing ghosts is a simple process, as is communicating with them. It does take a bit of sensitivity to your environment, but if you are willing to do the work, you will get good results. Many wonder how to find a ghost, once they learn to see them, but this is a point that seldom becomes important once the basic skill is learned. Ghosts and entities surround us all the time. It is a rare place that never has any activity in it of this nature! In general the best place to start looking for ghosts is not a haunted house or castle, but in your own home, which is certainly far more convenient than traipsing around cemeteries.
First we will wish to shield, for comfort and safety, second we will introduce the basic method of seeing ghosts, and third, the techniques used to communicate with them will be explored.
Find a room where you, or you and your friends if you wish, can sit comfortably and relax. Take a few minutes to clear your mind, but keep your eyes open. Darken the room, but leave at least a small light source, as it will make it easier to define what you are looking at in relationship to the room.
Imagine an egg shaped sphere around you. Hold in your mind the idea, the concept, of this shield keeping you safe from all intrusive energy that may be present. Feel secure in your shielding, it will protect you from harm. Maintain this field for several minutes, this will allow it to have enough strength to last if your attention waivers, which it probably will the first few times you see a ghost.
There are several techniques you can use to sense and perceive ghosts, use any that works for you, or be creative and create your own technique as you progress. These basic techniques will let almost everyone see ghosts within ten to fifteen minutes. Start here and experiment as you improve.
-- Hold your mind as free of thoughts as possible. Allow your eyes to defocus and your body to relax. Slow you eye movements and scan the room by moving your head. After a few moments you will notice parts of your visual field that you usually ignore, subtle things that are always their. As you pay attention to movement, flashes of light or color, or even a “sense” of presence, keep your eyes relaxed.
-- Alternatively you can “see” most of the same things with your eyes closed. This is likely because the ability to see ghosts is not a visual process but one that overlaps the visual field in the brain. It seems visual, but that is just because of the way the mind interprets data. Close you eyes and keep your mind as clear as possible. Focus your attention ahead of you, much as if you were looking with your physical eyes. This helps most people concentrate, as it is a part of their normal functioning patterns. After a few moments you will likely notice movement in the room around you. It is not uncommon to be able to sense the room and the people in it, in a fashion that leaves ghostly images in your mind.
By moving your head slowly from side to side you will be able to sense anything in the room that is holding still as well. Experience will show that movement is part of this basic sense. Either in what you are looking at or in yourself.
With a bit of practice with either or both methods you will begin to notice forms moving through the space you are looking at. Some will ignore you no matter what you do, but many take your attention as a sign that they should try to interact with you! If you respond in a kind and gentle manner, you will find that you can open up communication with some of them.
Communicating with Ghosts
Ghosts will often try to communicate in several ways, they will gesture, mouth words, generated words using ambient sounds and communicate on a telepathic level. By paying attention to what they do and say you can often get very clear pictures of what it is they wish to tell you. It takes no special skill, being more like talking with a small child that does not speak yet, but will manage to make their need known regardless, than some supernatural ability.
If you keep you mind very clear, you will be able to pick up the impressions that the ghosts or entity is trying to send you. Remember that even though some entities will try to frighten you, they have no real power over you. In fact you are far more powerful, having a body to generate useful energy to perform the task at hand, as well as having the ability to use environmental energy like they do. Don’t let them intimidate you. This is the main reason for being well shielded at the beginning of this adventure. Not so much for protection, as you mainly won’t need it, but to prevent fear from entering you mind.
Most ghosts have simple messages they wish to share. They do not have, generally speaking, the complexity we see in living people.
To send a message that they can understand, simply hold the concept, the impression, you wish them to receive, in your mind. Given a clear and focused impression, they will likely come to understand you in just a few moments.
After a few days of regular practice communicating with ghosts, hundreds or even thousands may appear, all vying for your attention This can seem overwhelming at first. Remember though, that you can shield your person or home to keep them out, even specific rooms in your house, such as the bathroom, or you can simply ignore them. And, if you do ignore them, then they will rapidly seek entertainment elsewhere. Give them no attention for a week and all but the most dedicated will be gone.
You can often get away with speaking to one or two without drawing the huge crowds, but much more than that may call more of them to your location than you so wish. With a little work, you can experience many of the same things that the top mediums have reported through the ages, in a safe and non-threatening way.