Saturday, November 16, 2013

The complete being

The complete being

By William Becker

 We are taught that life is pretty much what exists in the physical world around us.  Religion and forms of spirituality may be brought into this environment, but even that doesn’t really consider or take into account the full dimension of reality, beyond the 3 dimensional world we know and are told is existence in its entirety.

 I’ve published some previous articles that explore various other realms; realms where we can connect with our past and between lives, and learn more about our current one from them.  I’ve mentioned other paranormal beings that seem to reflect the others spoken of in many myths and legends from around the world.  But where I’ve been going with this is part of the vision I’ve had all my life. It’s the integration of it all within us.

The world we exist in is a much bigger, and more seemingly complicated, but actually simpler place than we are led to believe.   We have the energy left behind by people whose lives made an impact on locations.  We have souls, or part of souls, that come and visit; to assist us, to communicate with us, or as tourists.  We have a myriad of beings that seem to step from the pages of legend and lore, and we have a direct connection to the universal consciousness and depth of immortal being.  All this has simply been educated out of us by a societal perspective that relies on 5 senses, not 6 or more.  It is up to us to relearn how to reopen to these additional senses. 

Sometimes people are afraid that developing additional senses will lead us into the land of evil beings.  Sometimes religion tells us those other senses are evil in themselves.  Much of this fear and superstition is basically manmade labeling from manmade religious doctrine. 

 My theory is that these additional senses we need are part of who the human race is.  It’s part of our own creation and evolution.  It’s natural to our beings.  What isn’t natural is the denying and covering up of these essential parts of ourselves.

 The entities we can communicate with help to educate us as to our place in the larger reality, as well as to what our role in this more limited existence is.  We can visit with, and talk to, our guides at the seat of all knowledge often referred to as the Akashic  Record.  Allowing ourselves to communicate with beings of myth and legend can open us to new aspects of our connection to those beings.  We open to a much greater sense of belonging to the universal and our place in it.  We also become more aware of our responsibility to it. 

Part of this responsibility is that we request permission of the beings inhabiting the places we go to visit, and to treat all beings with respect and to understand that each has its own unique place in the universe.  We are not there to judge, but to be part of, learn and understand. 

The additional wisdom and connection we develop should also help us to better understand our responsibility in this 3 dimensional world of our 5 senses, as well as our duty in the larger universal.   We have a duty to protect this planet and its living beings.  It is vital that we recognize that our energy, let alone our physical activity, affects the world around us.  We create what we put out there, both in the realms of our other senses, as well as in this realm. 

A word of caution, these additional senses are not to replace our 5 physical senses.  They are to further augment and complete them.  These are in addition to, not instead of our knowledge, wisdom and rational thought process.  These additional senses and the realms they open to us assist us in connecting with our soul, and its path, now, in the past, and in eternity. 

There is a place deep within each of us where we find the universal and our part in it.  It is this place where we can most connect to our true selves – our completeness of soul.  And it is from this place that we can grow and evolve as spiritual beings, as well as physical ones.  It is here that we can touch a deeper understanding and level of knowledge, one that is simply “known”, not taught.  It is here we further develop our life’s purpose.  I find this to be an eternal process – one that we work on in this life, as well as between and past lives.  It is to find this path in themselves that I am blessed to assist others.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Why do Some People have Positive Experiences While Others Have Negative with the Same Beings?

One of the things I find interesting with the paranormal is how different people will have different experiences with the same entities.  I think there are several aspects that influence the interactions we have with these beings. 

 We can often forget that the entities we’re working with have a cultural and societal norm that is vastly different than our own.  In the area I’m in, we have strong Victorian and Edwardian influences.  Even in the areas of what would be called the Wild West, there were still norms that were followed that are alien to us, just as our cultural norms are alien to beings of those time periods. 

 I’ve found that some of the women I know in particular can have difficulty with some of these beings.  I was in one location where a friend of mine was elbowed in the ribs so hard by an invisible elbow that they were sore for 3 days.  Another friend has been called names and another poked with a parasol by unseen people.  On the other hand, I’ve gotten along very well with these entities.  And except for one, they all seem to like me.  The one with the parasol didn’t like me because I was telling her real story!

Well, these situations all have a couple things in common.  The entities were both male and female, but all were from a mid to late Victorian period, into the Edwardian.  This was a time when women did not speak out independently, when people dressed very conservatively, and the man of the house was seen to be the master of the house.

 These friends of mine are amazing people.  They are strong, independent women, have their own bank accounts and jobs, dress in shorts and think for themselves.  They aren’t subservient to anyone.  And there lies the issues the “ghosts” have with them.  They are not the Victorian lady, and don’t fit the norms of the time these beings were walking the earth in their physical bodies.  They are scandalous even to the ladies of ill repute, who contrary to the image given in westerns, were very conservatively dressed in the latest styles.  The plunging necklines of the movies were not a reality!

 Another major factor I’ve noticed is that frequently, we get what we ask for, in a sense, with paranormal entities.  If we go into a location geared up for battle, or expecting some negative activity, we are much more likely to find it! If we go in judging or thinking we know it all and what the entities need, there’s a much greater possibility that they will react defensively, or aggressively.   If we go in expecting to be attacked, we have opened the door and invited the attack!  If we go in expecting evil, we are more likely to experience behavior that can be seen as evil.

 I go in with a sense of openness and interest in the entities for who they are.  I’m not there to judge, or criticize.  I don’t tell them that they were bad people or that they are evil.  I go in as an equal.  I don’t give them greater power then I have.  I keep control of myself, and expect them to not cross boundaries, and they don’t.  We develop a sense of mutual respect and often liking. 

 Some of the entities I’m very fond of and have a very good relationship with would have probably killed me if I had run into them in a dark alley at the time they were alive.  They did what they could at the time and for their incarnation.  Now, we joke with each other. They know they can’t hurt me and have no desire to.  We chat, they drop in for a visit and we joke around.  We accept and respect each other for who we are.  As it is in all relationships, mutual respect is a key element to successful interaction.



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The correlation of our past and current lives

I’ve been doing a good bit of work lately with the connection of my past lives and my current one; and the place of my between lives in the picture.  I’m finding that by looking at the past and in between, I can see much of why I am who I am this time, why areas of my life are what they are, and what I am really hear for.  I’ve been working with clients on their life paths as well.

I find that one soul and I have repeatedly shared lives where we have taken turns in the role of the wise soldier/warrior, and the strong but gentle healer teacher.  This back and forth has gone on since pre-Roman, and I think pre-Celtic times in the British Isles, and has continued through various ages till today.

 The two souls together always make a complete whole.  I don’t think I know this soul mate in this life yet.  And, I might not meet him, but the goal is completeness in each of us.  I think he’s already there, and I’m very close.  I’m not quite ready to tell the world what all that contains, but it does involve being a spiritual healer and teacher and guide.  That part is coming to fruition here and is much of what I do between lives.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Past Life Loves and Their affects on Current Lives

I’ve been working with someone on some past life work and its relationship to current life situations.  We have found that this person has had incredible love relations with a particular soul mate in past lives.  This soul mate seems not to be incarnate in the person’s current life, but does come and converse.

 The subject has been mostly single all this life.  There just hasn’t been anyone that really gave the feeling of the incredible relationship the person longed for.  We have found that the longing is the subconscious memories of the past lives when the two soul mates were together.  The thinking is that this is something that affects many people, including those that have formed romantic relationships, but are just not that satisfied in them.

What do you think?  What experiences have you had or heard of in these lines?

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Being One with One's self

We all have our own specialty with psychic – experiences or focus and it’s tied to our eternal beings and what we do between lives as well.  And it’s when we are tuned into that which is our true self that we are the most fulfilled, content and joyful.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tired of the bullies

So much bullying in the world - interpersonal, people I know bullied by the people they date, government, society, business - and it all wears on the soul of us alll, and is an attempt by the bullies to wear us down so we no longer resist their will.  I hate it.  And I'm tired.  No wonder I perfer paranormal beings to so many people!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Where the Psychic Meets Mental Illness

I had an interesting experience the other day that is something all of us in the paranormal field might benefit by being aware of.  Someone got a hold of me regarding their psychic and other paranormal experiences of late.  This person’s experiences kept expanding and they were rambling in a variety of directions.  Then the person said that they were on medication for some mental health issues.  Some of the issues sounded like they could possibly be confused with the “psychic” experiences that were claimed.

As most people who investigate the paranormal will tell you, the need to determine if any physical and mental health issues as well as any medication or other substance use might be part of the perceived phenomena.  This is also true with those of us working with people and their psychic abilities.
For many of us, the desire to help is strong and we can easily get caught up in the help mode and get over our heads.  And, to be perfectly honest, our egos can also kick in with the idea of I can do this and I know how to fix it all.  We might attempt to determine what mental illness is and what is true psychic ability.  We can delude ourselves into thinking that we really can tell.  Well, in most of our cases, that’s simply not true.  We aren’t mental health professionals. 

The situation can become even more complicated when the person asking for confirmation of their psychic abilities starts saying things such as maybe the mental illness isn’t real, and the diagnosis is based on people not understanding that their experiences are actually psychic in nature.  This person not only voiced that possibility, but also the idea that stopping their medication might increase their abilities and doing so would put them in a more “normal” state.

I struggled with this for a bit.  I’ve personally had friends with similar mental health issues, and have done professional work wearing a very different hat with mental health advocacy organizations.  I know that there could be some truth to what this person was saying – to some degree at least.  I also have read theories from people channeling entities from other realms claiming that mental illness is often simply a case of someone visiting another realm and getting stuck there. 

The difficulty is, these are theories.  And they are made by people without the deeper understanding of the medical aspects of mental illness.  When we work with people in this state, we need to be aware that the advice or comments we make can really put them in a life of death situation, especially if we promote the idea, or give them something they can take as us supporting the idea, that they are psychic, not mentally ill. 

What’s my opinion?  I think it’s possible that there can be a combination of health issues and psychic abilities in the person.  But, as tempting as it might be to help them bring out the psychic, I just don’t have the back ground and expertise to work with the full spectrum of the issues, and working with only a small part, could have devastating consequences on the whole.  In this case, I told the person that I was sorry, but just didn’t have the expertise to work with them, and encouraged them to continue talking to their physicians.  This is probably the same thing I’ll do the next time the issue arises.  Always remember though that the person is a fellow human being and deserves to be treated with respect.

I welcome your comments and experiences!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Describing the indescribable

I think one of the challenges of teaching people to find their own psychic voice is finding ways to describe the indescribable.  I don’t always have the vocabulary to accurately express some of the places I go and feelings I have when doing the work.  I don’t know if the vocabulary exists in the English language.
I was thinking about this the other day as I prepared for my class.  Connecting with that which is within us, yet bigger than us is an important aspect of any spiritual or energy work.  It’s a foundation for grounding, listening and accessing our true selves.  But how to adequately describe what this looks like and feels like to me?  Especially as each person will have their own unique experience with this connection and place of their soul.
For me, there is a place deep within that contains all the universe.  Not just the one we are part of and experience, but it is connected with the parallel universe or dimension as well.  It’s a place is my mind’s eye and a place in my heart chakra area.  It’s the place where I am most connected to my true self – the completeness of my soul.  I connect to this place  - I go there by seeing it and simply knowing it.
It’s from this spot that we grow and evolve as spiritual beings.  It’s the place where we can touch a deeper understanding and level of knowledge, one that is simply “known”, not so much taught.  In my experience, this is an eternal process – one that we work with here on this plane, as well as between lives and on other planes.

Please leave your comments and add your voice to the convesation!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nighttime in the Realm of the Dead

I had an interesting experience tonight.  I hiked the roughly half mile out an old wagon road that was part of the Oregon Trail to a pioneer cemetery I have knowledge of.  The cemetery had a very peaceful feel to it, even with the entities that were hanging out enjoying themselves.  Not ghosts, not trapped, the spirits are gone, but something of the energy and joy and peace remains; the social feel.

The road in and out is another story.  It was twilight – not quite dark – when I set out.  I don’t like to be there too late incase people hid out there to do drugs, etc.  It’s the living that scare me, not the dead!  It was dark when I left the cemetery and started on my way back. 

Just before the halfway point on the road – it’s really more of a trail – someone tugged at my pant leg, and then just further I got heavy duty chills and my skin started to crawl.  I stopped a bit to see what was going on.  Then I continued to walk as I talked to the entities there.  It was a crowd of Native Americans. 

Local historians claim tens of thousands of Native Americans may have died from diseases that preceded the pioneers to the area.  There was also some very intense tribal warfare in the area long before the settlers arrived, decimating the tribes.  And, before and after the settlers came, there were murders and double dealing. All this activity happened in the location I was passing through.

I did ask them what they wanted.  They want their stories told.  They want the truth about their lives and suffering made known.  Some want a “cleansed” version of the truth that covers up much of the native on native violence and dishonesty, while others want the whole story told.

I think that part of what we can do to honor the beings in these places is to work towards getting the truth out about them and what happened.  That involves historians.  I know what I was shown by the entities, and I know what the local historians say, but I haven’t seen the documentation – if any exists.  So, what I can do is encourage the research and the inclusion of that research in the museums of the area.

I am deliberately vague in this piece about the location, because the cemetery itself has been fenced off, has razor wire and looks like it’s got the fortification of a military encampment because of thrill seekers and vandalism.  So, I can tell the general story here, and remember that when giving my tours, to make sure I tell the hidden history that the City might not want reveled.  This is something we can all do wherever we live – tell the stories of those that went before us, and still protect the sites that need protecting.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Effect of the Living on the Dead

Sometimes we aren’t aware of how our actions can affect the entities that inhabit a location.  I recently read a location that has had a lot of turmoil over the last few years, including criminal activity, which has affected the ability of the location to continue to exist.

During the time of stress and struggle, there was a great deal of disharmony and strong factions among the entities inhabiting the location.  Some supported some people, others supported others.  And the tension was palpable!

Now that the facts are out and the case resolved, there is healing going on amongst the entities.  That doesn’t mean that there isn’t divided support or criticism of the actions of the people involved.  One entity thinks what happened is great and funny, another thinks how on earth could that have happened, and wants a share!  And the children entities are hiding under things a great deal.  But, they are healing.  There is a sense of humor there now, the factions have dissipated, and though some of the entities will never be buddy buddy with some of the others, there is the beginning of acceptance of each other, who each of the entities are and their place in the location.  The tension is fading as is the fear in some of the entities, particularly the children.  Over time, this healing among the paranormal entities will also give the living that are in the space a better sense of peace and calm. 

Our actions, behavior and emotions – our sense of being and our energy – affect the wellbeing and peace of the entities in a place, just like their presence; their energy and sense of well being affect us.  It’s important not only to live in harmony with the living, but also the dead and other paranormal entities that are around us.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Advantage of Friends From the Other Side

There are many reasons why I am grateful that I allowed my abilities as a psychic to come to the fore and continue to grow.  One of those reasons is the nature of the relationships I have made with so many of the usually unseen beings around us.  I don’t want to use the term ghost, because that implies a specific image to many.  The beings I meet are of many varieties.  Mostly they seem to be part of the personality, intellect, consciousness of people that manifested itself in the location during the person’s life.  Many are of other, non-human (this does not mean demonic!) nature and forms, and some are visiting souls that come back as tourists, visitors, or to communicate with others here – for a variety of reasons. 
By this time, I’ve probably experienced well over a thousand paranormal entities of various forms.  At no time have I encountered anything that I would consider to be a trapped soul.  Mostly I think the concept of trapped souls comes from our cultural and religious shaping and our individual desire to feel like we can and are helping beings on some vital level.  I know many others will disagree with this concept, and I certainly respect their opinions as just as valid as my own.  Mine come from my own research, experience and understanding.  But I digress for the matter of some clarity...  I may address this issue further in a future blog post.
Getting back to my original statement of gratitude, I am very fortunate to have a number of human and paranormal friends in my life.  So many of the living human ones have given so much love, support, friendship, joy, and much more to me over the years.  But the human friends all have one thing in common.  They all have lives (imagine that) other than being at my beck and call.  Part of the joy of the living is that life and relationship are fluid, with people’s needs and abilities changing with the circumstances in life.  That means that no matter how much I care about a friend, or they care about me and want to give support, it’s impossible for us to always be able to give to the other what they need.
With my paranormal friends, the relationships are a bit different.  They don’ have the same state of flux.  I think in large part that is because they are here in more limited and singular focused ways.  This means that they can be more consistent with me, as I can be more consistent with them.  I am more certain of who will be around and who won’t be for different reasons.  And as I can visit them remotely, it is easier to find some company at times when the living are busy with family or have the audacity to sleep, while I toss and turn in bed. 
In no way do the paranormal entities I spend time with replace the living humans that I love and value so much.  But, these “unseen” beings add a richness, support, conversation and understanding that I don’t always get from the living.  I’m so very blessed to be able to participate in both worlds!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Role of Those Whom Have Gone Before….

I’ve just been through the most painful period of my life to date.  This journey though has given me insight on the assistance and support we can receive from our loved ones after they leave this existence.  I’m not ready to get into personal details, but want to explore a few ideas with you and invite your comments here on my blog.

I find that several of my relatives, including a couple that died long before I was ever thought of, have been around to give comfort and support.  One of them has been often with me for months, if not longer, and I’m very grateful. 

I’ve been seeing now from my own experience that there is a soul group connection between myself and these beings.  It’s more than simply family watching out for and assisting family.  It’s about the community formed in the timeless existence of our souls with a group of others we have close relationship to and are part of the same intimate soul community.

We don’t always have the same relationships with these souls in their incarnated form.  And, we aren’t always incarnated at the same time.  Sometimes, we’re friends, sometimes partners, sometimes parent and child.  Sometimes we were antagonists on this plane, but not on the one where our true beings reside. 

One of the aspects of being psychic I’m so very grateful for is that I can see, hear and feel these loving beings around me so often.  They have helped comfort me in pain, guide me and reassure me and give me insight and understanding; they seem to be assisting me in smoothing the patch or opening doors that are part of my fulfillment of my self.