A recent few question the Paranormal Herald was asked. Are spirits and ghosts real? and can spirits make the living ill? we would like to take a moment to answer this.
These are commonly asked questions by both new paranormal investigators, as well as the general public.The answer is yes.
Spirits are without doubt a prevalent and very real force in our world. Since our environment is saturated with the energy emitted by humans, plants, animals, and any living organism it would be foolhardy to disbelieve in spirits which are quite simply: Beings that are completely made up of energy with no natural physical manifestation. This is not to say that a spirit cannot manifest itself, we have all heard of hauntings and various paranormal activities. These spirits do not disappear post manifestation they simply become unperceivable to the naked eye unless one is a medium that sees spirits and energy paths/patterns instead of hearing or feeling them. Spirits can of course manifest themselves in the physical world in many different ways a few of which would be through possession of a host, automatic writing, ghosts, poltergeists, and visions. You will notice that most of these options require direct physical contact with human beings. Much like the often-repeated phrase, “If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it does it still make a sound?” We can ask ourselves: Do spirits manifest without a living audience?
Some very credible sources have reported the physical manifestation of people being pushed/shoved, knocked down, scratched, burned (intense heat or cold), objects moved into their path so as to try to trip them, even some cases of objects moving through the air at them.
That is not all that can happen,not forgetting physical manipulation,psychological influencing,Obsession,Depression, or even Possession to name a few.
Avoid being in the company of highly negative people or going to negative places. Negative individuals can sap your energy and drain you, thereby making spirit possession easier. The same in places with negative or earthbound spirits, for example, hospitals, cemeteries, wakes or haunted houses.
If it is true ,what they say of how the demonic or even perhaps the malevolent types can draw off ones energy and feed off ones negativity,then we must assume.Avoid being in the company of highly negative people or going to negative places. Negative individuals can sap your energy and drain you, thereby making spirit possession easier. The same in places with negative or earthbound spirits, for example, hospitals, cemeteries, wakes or haunted houses.
Practice discernment. If an evil spirit is present, you can sense this. Your body will react in a different way compared to the presence of a good spirit. Learn to distinguish them. Discernment is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to St. Paul.