Ghost Lessons from James Van Praagh

“A church is a vortex of spiritual energy, no matter the faith or denomination. People come together as a group to worship, contemplate, and pray in the name of God. These actions energize the spirit world, and ghosts show up to influence us with their love and guidance.”

“There is no pain when you die.”

“No one ever dies alone.”

“There are many levels of consciousness: [waking, automatic, higher].”

“There are lower, darker levels for unevolved souls and those who have not yet learned to appreciate their lives or the lives of others.”

“From what I have been told by spirits, it seems very common that when they first pass and return to their spiritual home, they are brought to a place (usually the childhood home) that looks identical to the environment they had on earth. If it is a home, everything, right down to the furniture and aromas, will be the same as the spirit remembers it.”

“One of the fastest ways to heighten our vibrations is through meditation.”

“I find it frustrating when I try to explain the incredible visions, colors, and feelings that are being communicated to me. Words don’t do the spiritual realms justice.”

“However, in the spiritual dimensions we gravitate to a dimension of like-mindedness and toward others who have the same points of view and are at the same level of evolvement as our own.”

“It helps to question our beliefs.”

“The mentally charged lower astral world amplifies all thoughts and emotions.”

“Many spirits pass into the light of the higher astral dimensions and arrive in a place I refer to as Summerland. This dimension is almost as real as earth. It is a world of amazing buildings and homes, the colors of which are incomprehensible by earthly minds. Many spirits in these realms communicate that the houses in which they live look exactly like their houses on earth, except that they are perfect in every way.”

“Once ghosts leave the lower realms and travel into the higher spiritual planes, they meet a variety of other spirits of a higher nature. Mainly, these spirits act as guides to us on earth and are able to influence our thoughts and actions in positive ways.”

“Helper guides influence and assist us by bringing out the innate talents imbedded within our soul’s makeup. […] Relationship guides work with our unique energy vibration to open our hearts to love so that we can share our lives with another. They guide us in attracting persons with whom we are karmically connected. We may have lessons to learn with certain people, or there may be strong love bonds that ahve been carried over from other lifetimes. Also, we have many soul mates, not just one, and each soul mate is a part of our soul group. A soul mate bears gifts in the form of life lessons. Relationship guides always bring the right people to us at the right time. There are no mistakes. Every person in our lives is there for a reason. […] Our families are a part of our soul group, and the experiences we share with our family members are probably the most difficult to understand and the most important to master.”

“[The Gatekeeper guide’s] main task is to protect us from any obstrusive energy (like earthbound ghosts) that might want to harm us.”

“The first chakra has to do with our survival instinct and basic physical needs. […] The second chakra is a source of clairsentience. […] It can be an emotional storage area for hurts. […] The third chakra has to do with will and a sense of self. […] Higher energy starts at the heart chakra. […] Through the throat chakra, mediums can hear the voices of ghosts, and ghosts can speak through channels with their actual voices. […] The third eye chakra is the gateway to the spiritual realms. […] The crown chakra is the seat of spiritual consciousness, enlightenment, mysticism, and protection.”

“Psychic vampires usually are self-involved individuals who feel self-important.”

“The human body has the exact type of electrical circuitry that is familiar to a ghost, and so it’s easy for a ghost to plug into our energy and take it.”

“Who is vulnerable to attachments? First of all, those who don’t take good care of their health. Second, those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol on a daily basis. Finally, those who have a mind-set of control over others and anger toward others, like gangbangers.”

“The easiest way to hear from a loved one is through our dreams.”

“Being sensitive to the world around you and using your intuition are the primary ways to tune in to the spirit world.”

“You must have permission to enter the property with the purpose of investigating paranormal activity.”

“When we reincarnate on earth, we bring with us a blueprint of all that has gone before. By choosing various people and situations with which to experience life, we are forced into situations that expedite our soul’s growth.”

“I have found over and over again in my work that the number-one regret for most ghosts is that they didn’t believe in themselves when on earth. […] When you take a conscious part in life and its multitudes of choices, you won’t let life happen to you– you will make life happen for you.”

“When someone transmits positive and loving thoughts, these thoughts are received by others and produce similar thoughts of love.”

“A thought is a living thing. When you think it, it’s as if you’re shooting a bullet into someone’s energy field. I have seen thousands of people come to my workshops with auras filled with psychic debris and thought forms from their family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. There is strength and power in thoughts, and we must learn to use them wisely and for everyone’s benefit.”

“It is important to note that if you send out negative thoughts, you will receive back what you have created.”

“To get the most benefit out of your intention, you must make it extremely specific and clear. You do not want to leave any room for generalities.”

“The more emotion you put into your thought, the more power it has to manifest. […] You too must play make-believe so that your dream becomes real. You have the right to live a happy and purposeful life, and it begins with making the correct spiritual choices. After all, whatever you do in this life you bring with you into the next.”

“Each choice reflects a belief based on either love or fear. […] Love is an energy that pulls all things together. Fear separates.”

From: Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth about the Other Side, by world-renowned psychic medium James Van Praagh