Modern Day Ghost Busting

“The ghosts of the past speak to all who will listen.”
~The Crow

Have you ever witnessed a ghost busting? Does the thought of a haunting send chills down your spine?

The world is filled with more than just what we can see with our physical eyes, whether or not you choose to believe it. And I have had enough first-hand experience with the spirit world that I have no doubt whatsoever of its existence.

When I was a child my mom would tuck me into bed and tell me about the angels that would be watching over me as I sleep. So I would fall asleep focused on seeing them and enjoying their comfort and care. Later, when I was a teen, I would be told that I must have guardian angels as I would get in and out of crazy escapades relatively unscathed. So in my good angels I was truly a believer.

As I grew older and wiser, I realized that guardian angels weren’t the only unseen Beings that roamed the spirit worlds. The astral realms are populated with as broad of a variety of creatures as is here with all our animal species, insects, sea creatures, races of humans, and so forth. They exhibit a similarly wide spectrum of intelligence and intent—from barely conscious to far more brilliant than we can fathom—and from helpful and kind to destructive and malicious.

birds flying above treeIn our world here, we could encounter a fly, a lobster, a bobcat, or the neighbor’s dog. In the same way, in the spiritual realms, we can encounter a host of beings with similarly diverse appearance, intelligence, intention, purpose, and habits.

So it was with a great curiosity that I listened to my client describe her experiences in her home, while at the same time checking the solidity of my aura to protect against whatever we may encounter in our session.

She described consistent health problems since moving into her house, along with conversations with unseen voices, a knowing that there was a cigarette-smoking man standing behind her and even pushing on her back, the inability to leave the house at times, and the feeling like everything was stuck in a whirlpool in the center of the house. Her husband was also expressing concerns about the energy in the house, and was starting to have his own health issues. My client stated that when she would leave the house, she could finally get free of the energy when she was a block away. And then it was like she could be herself again.

They were experiencing symptoms of mold in the house, but inspectors would tell them they couldn’t find anything. The couple would interview contractors to remodel the house and each would sit in the living room, listening to the job description, and then just leave and never be in touch again. My client found all of this to be frustrating, concerning, and bewildering.

And, oh yes, the previous owner had put her children to bed for a nap and had proceeded to commit suicide. Yes, there was that.

After putting my client into a hypnotic trance state, I asked her to imagine standing in front of their home. As she stood there on the sidewalk, she could already sense energy and barriers. As she entered the home, in her imagination, she saw a female ghost sitting at the top of the stairs. She was the spirit of the woman who had killed herself.

This woman was distraught and riddled with guilt. Upon seeing my client, she moved toward her, trying to enter her body. My client immediately recognized that this woman had done this constantly whenever she was in the house. She would take up residency within my client, clouding her thoughts, filling her with guilt and negativity, and keeping her from easily leaving the house.

My client’s inclination was to push her out and hold her at bay. A wise and healthy move. But instead of telling her to just leave, I had my client initiate a conversation with the woman to get further information about her circumstances and why she remained there.

Through a detailed conversation, we learned that the woman was punishing herself for having left her children in such a way. While we obtained a lot more information, the summary is that I asked her how long she would have to be punished for this, and whether this was the highest and best way for her to repair the damage done to her children. Wouldn’t it be better to release herself on “time served”, and start being as productive and supportive as possible? I asked her if she could change her punishment from one of being stuck in negativity to a life of service to her loved ones and to the world. She really liked that idea and said it had never occurred to her.

She confessed that she would not let herself go more than a block from the house, and that it was her energy that followed my client to the end of the street. My client felt released from the stuck energy of the house whenever she moved beyond that street corner because that is when this woman would leave her body and return to the house.

After a little more conversation with instructions on how to leave, and what it would feel like to be back out in the world as a productive being, this spirit exited the house for good.

Then our attention turned to the man my client had sensed that seemed to smoke cigarettes and push on her back. My client was inclined to just tell him to leave the house and leave her alone. But I asked her to engage him in conversation to understand his attachment to being there.

As we began our conversation with this ghost, he told us that he had been the original owner of the home. He had worked for Boeing as an engineer, and had saved his money to buy the property. He had designed and built the home in 1942, and was very attached to it.

He had died in the house and remained there ever since, watching over his work of art. He was very disturbed by the fact that subsequent owners had torn down a wall, and he confessed that it was he who scared off all the contractors that my client had interviewed for remodeling projects.

Though our conversation with this ghost, we discovered his love of designing and building. He had great pride in his handiwork. I asked him whether he thought it more interesting to stay and monitor the future of this house, or if he would find it more exciting to start planning and building something new. He was intrigued and confessed he had never thought about that. As soon as he did start to think about it, he was very anxious to get going. He wanted to move on, reincarnate, and start dreaming up his next project. Shortly after that, he took another look around and vacated the house, and immediately his pushing energy released from my client’s back.

So all that was left was to understand the whirlpool of energy. During the session, my client had already become aware that there was a vortex of energy that was coming diagonally up from the earth and opening under the staircase. She looked at that now, and saw many stuck spirits in the funnel and felt the intense energy that had kept her household in a swirl of confusion and pinned down in their lives.

In order to get a better understanding of this phenomenon, I simply asked my client to relax into a knowing of the origin. She immediately saw herself standing on the same property, but in a long ago time. There were no houses, only forest and land. A native man was leaning against a fir tree there beside the vortex. We engaged him in conversation.

He told us this is a powerful vortex that releases energy onto the physical plane in this location. It is sacred and respected. He said it was a shame that anything was built there, and he advised her to move the house. We asked if there was another way to deal with this as it was causing a lot of destruction in their lives. A manhole cover appeared and closed off the vortex at this exit point. The man said the energy will now be diverted and surface further away. And then he disappeared.

I check in with my client. She is feeling better energetically, and optimistic about the energy in her home. We conclude the session with a visualization to fill her own aura and close the spaces that have allowed the influence of these spiritual beings. She feels more solid on many levels and is relieved and excited about the results of this work.

As we can see, this “ghost busting” involved spirits who were stuck in a location due to their emotional attachments. They were not evil, but misguided. They were not intending harm, but causing it in their behaviors. These were spirits who simply needed a helping hand and a broader perspective in order to turn from destructive patterns to a bright new future.

It isn’t always this way. Yet, in this case, a major shift for many souls could take place in a peaceful and relatively swift manner. And now many lives have been freed from their stuck condition to move forward more purposefully into the future.

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Radio Interview with Mantz and Mitchell

mantz and mitchell interviewMary Lee LaBay
Past Life Regression Expert and Author

Are you curious about the topic of past life regression?
Topics discussed in this fascinating interview include:

  • Why is it important to know about your lifetimes?
  • Can we learn to remember past lives?
  • The role of “purpose” in choosing life experiences
  • Therapeutic value of past life regression

Mary Lee puts it all in layman’s terms as she demystifies
this topic.

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About Mary Lee LaBay

Mary Lee LaBay, Ph.D., is the author of 5 books, including Hypnotherapy: A Client-Centered Approach and Exploring Past Lives: Your Soul’s Quest for Consciousness. She teaches the professional hypnotherapy program at Bastyr University and at Bellevue College, and also instructs professional trainings in past life regression and techniques of spiritual exploration. Mary Lee leads retreats and tours to places like Europe, South America, and SE Asia. Beginning in the late 1960’s with studies in Tarot and Astrology, Mary Lee continued her pursuit of the spiritual with intense training from the Celtic/Druidic perspective, moving into hypnotherapy as a means to bring this work to the greater population. She followed up with a doctorate in behavioral psychology, and certifications in NLP, Reiki, Gestalt, EFT, and Applied Kinesiology. She was named among the Top 100 Thought Leaders of 2007 by Personal Excellence magazine, and maintains a private practice in Bellevue, WA.

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