All right my boos, I’ve heard y’all and I will get some stories written out for you. Past couple days have been weird but we should be able to get down to business starting tomorrow/later today (Sunday)!
The ghosts are really popping this season 👻👌
Hit this with some likes/reblogs/messenger pigeons if you want this to become my ghost story thread. Not the spooky kind, the “real life adventures of a witch who talks with dead people” kind.
Time for this to be a thing at last!
So, let’s start out. Ghosts are people. And I mean that in the sense that different folks have different personalities, and if you’re channeling their energy it’s not just as simple as picking up a phone and hearing a voice and you get just that one stream of info…
You channel all sorts of stuff about them in the same way you would a living person. Personality quirks, emotions, even specific things like food preferences sometimes, old trauma reactions, etc. A common thing is for the memory of their death (or surrounding details, or other major trauma) to come up in their energy field pretty early on, like they’re still surprised and processing what happened so it lingers in the back of their mind.
Some are polite, some get pushy. Some show up and ask to be heard, some demand it, some allow themselves to be ignored, some just want to chill and get shy having attention on them (like I’ve had some show up while I do tarot readings simply because they were curious and wanted to watch.)
Of note, my encounters with ghosts place them differently than other passed on individuals, like those you might have as spirit guides. They feel different, they act different, they don’t have the sort of broad knowledge and overview that spirits guides get. They tend to still have human “baggage” and a strong sense of connection to incarnated life. I haven’t come to a more fleshed out conclusion about this that feels good to me yet, they just are different.
For example, spirit guides can answer specific questions and such but in a recent conversation with a ghost I asked a question that they essentially answered with “I don’t know, you tell me, you’re supposed to be the occult expert here.”
So for tonight’s story, I came home and was trying to get out of the car with my groceries. That area at the top of the driveway is one of the ghost hotspots on the property and as soon as I got out of the car I could feel myself being watched.
I told them “not right now” because at this point the idea of “omg supernatural thing!” has been replaced by “its just a person, and they can deal.” And at that point, they were going to have to deal. I wasn’t feeling good and had low blood sugar. I wasn’t in the best of moods so I wasn’t the most polite with my answer. Mind you, I spoke verbally but also sent it out very strongly energetically to set a firm boundary that I needed space and I needed it now. They, however, weren’t thrilled.
They briefly tried to manifest visibly as a shadow figure before I told them to scram and I could still feel their presence lingering very intensely. Feeling them near can be similar to how you might feel someone staring at you and it makes you turn around, except it can get much more intense and isn’t always just from one specific direction. I thought maybe my response was enough to settle things but they decided to mess with me a little. First, my car wouldn’t lock.
I realized what was up and decided to just go inside and not play into it, I’d come back when I wasn’t loaded down with groceries. But when I got inside, one of the doors closest to the garage slammed of its own accord right in front of me, startling one of the dogs. I wasn’t thrilled but if they wanted to talk with me that badly, they could wait until I put away my groceries and had dinner.
I grabbed my keys and my phone for light and went back out to the car. I shined the light in the area where they tried to show up and got my hackles up energetically, challenging the rude behavior. They didn’t try to start anything further and the atmosphere outside felt decidedly less chaotic. The car finally locked like normal when I tried again and I hoped it was over.
I went back inside and very soon after there was an incident with a family member who has exceptionally poor mental health in a way that results in lots of antisocial behavior. Ah, clarity.
In my experience, the worse the energetic “climate” within the household, the more likely it is for there to be more chaotic experiences with ghosts. Ghosts can get drawn in by energies and if a place or people are vibing in a way they identify with, it can be enough to have an encounter if you know what to look for or if you’re able to tap into their energies enough to navigate a conversation.
So just to be clear, I attribute this more chaotic interaction to the extreme emotional unrest of that family member providing the atmosphere for it. This is not ghosts-gone-wild out here, they’re people too and just as we can get agitated by someone using emotional outbursts to manipulate a situation, so too can that energy translate into less than fun interactions.
But ghosts won’t always show up in the same energy that draws them in. I went to a haunted house recently (tis the season) and was thoroughly overwhelmed not just by the actors/environment but by the unexpected ways it triggered emotional flashbacks for me. I knew I wasn’t in danger but emotionally I went on a journey and ended up even skipping the end. Not too long afterwards at home, a ghost showed up and one of the things she shared was that the terror I felt in that haunted house resonated with the terror she felt during her death, which drew her toward me.
She spooked me a little when she first got my attention because I wasn’t expecting it but there were no slamming doors or cars that wouldn’t lock. Just a soup spoon she knocked over and a few other very minor things. The intense emotions drew her to me but she was polite and collected.
So yeah, now that I feel like a crazy person sharing this sort of stuff publicly 😅 Let me know if y’all want more!