Conscious Community, Chicago, May, 2017
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE PRECISE MOMENT OF DEATH?
Most people never get to answer this question until they are on the other side. Psychologist, parapsychologist Wanda Pratnicka, Ph.D., and author of bestselling book Possessed by Ghosts - Exorcisms in the 21st Century shares with us her findings based on 45 years of research.
Not everybody realizes they have died. Just like in the movie The Sixth Sense where Bruce Willis’ character missed his own death, there are many souls who think they are still alive. These people can be friends or relatives who have passed away. Many of these souls either don’t know they are dead, or don’t believe they have died. It is as if they are living in a dream-like state.
At the moment of death, we have the choice to pass on over to the Light, although many people choose not to do so. They may be afraid of punishment for what they did during their lifetime, they may not believe in God, or they may be concerned for the wellbeing of living relatives so don’t want to let go.
The moment of death might be compared to a train station. Anyone who thinks that they are worthy of entering heaven get a free ticket. Everyone else stays behind in the station concourse. The train departs leaving a crowd of ghosts in the concourse who simply do not know what to do with themselves. This is where the problems can begin. Quite often these people did not catch ‘the train’ because of things they were regretful for, feeling guilty about or fearing punishment of some kind. Many of these souls were also very attached to earthly matters so did not want to leave their home, their business or material possessions.
The soul may return to its home, its workplace, its cemetery or to leisure activities it frequented - if it was an alcoholic then it may return to a bar where it can ‘drink’.
Such soul can also attach itself to a living person. If one has a spirit attached, he/she can be suffering from anxiety, depression, deep emotional pain, low energy levels, a long-term physical symptom, major illness or psychological disorders. Spirits can be the cause of lack of harmony at home, problems in relationships and unexplainable medical disorders that the doctors cannot diagnose with scientific tools. Spirit attachment is one of the most unknown, controversial, misunderstood, and disregarded form of energetic and spiritual illnesses. Most people who suffer due to spirit attachment believe that the things that have happened to them are unique and resist talking about it fearing they may be perceived as mentally ill.
It is possible that aggressive behavior is really the behavior of a spirit which is attached, whether it is an abusive spouse, mood swings or alcohol-fuelled rages. There are stories of people who have no desire to act disrespectfully towards their family, let alone become abusive, but it is the spirit which is driving them to act that way. Most people don’t know that they have something attached to them. Therefore, it is always worth to check whether negative symptoms are caused by presence of spirits. If there is a spirit problem, neither therapies nor drugs will be effective to treat what we are struggling with.