Why Bad Things (Spirits) Happen to Good People
When I was 19, I was invited to my first off-campus party.
I spent all afternoon shopping for the right outfit to wear, asked a girl in the next dorm room do all my hair and makeup and had found someone with a car to take us to and from the party.
The day went from great to 1000x better, when I found out that a guy from my floor, whom I’d had a long-standing crush on, would be going, too.
Upon arriving to the party at the apartment complex across town, Brad, my crush, was standing right in the entryway when we walked in and he offered me my first drink - a beer from the keg in a giant red cup. Flattered that Brad had thought to pour me a drink, even before I arrived, I felt it was a sure sign he was excited for my arrival, too.
Taking my first sip from the beer, I had a hard time getting it down.
I never had liked beer, and with my father being a drinker, so I have a natural adversity to alcohol. I did my best to swallow it without making a face, set the cup down and moved on to taking off my coat and making sure my other friends were okay.
I came back to my drink a minute or two later, had another sip and just a few more. Before long, I’d finished half the glass.
I was proud of myself for drinking my beer, which was poured for me by thoughtful Brad.
But my pride was soon mixed with feelings of wooziness, dizziness and intense sleepiness.
I began stumbling, had to hold onto a nearby chair, and had a hard time standing up. It felt like I had just taken a bunch of sleeping pills - except I hadn’t.
As soon as it dawned on me something was wrong, one of my friends, Bailey, also noticed something was wrong.
Bailey dropped everything and helped me out of the party. All of my friends drove with me back home. And by the morning, word got around as to what had happened on the dorm room floor.
Brad later admitted he'd been putting drugs in drinks.
After that night, I was much more cautious about who I took drinks from and out of what containers. I stopped setting drinks down and walking away from them.
Most importantly, that experience began to shape my opinion of who, exactly, I considered to be a “nice guy.”
Many years of early adulthood are spent sorting out the good seeds from the bad -
and the concepts of who or what make someone trustworthy and really, the qualities that created an individual of integrity.These experiences you have during your early years of one-on-one adult interaction on your own help shape who you choose to spend your time with and who you can trust. They help you stay safe and protected.
when you enter the Spirit World, this sorting out process is the same.
When you are first stepping into the Spirit World, think of yourself as entering your first year of college, or your first full time job, or your first set of real adult experiences.
There is a necessary process of sorting out that goes on.
A Bad Spirit can come into your life so you learn to tell the difference between who is who in the Spirit World:
You can’t really know who to trust, until you know who to not trust.
You can’t really know what a good relationship is, until you’ve had a bad one.
You can’t really know when something is of great quality, until you’ve experienced the worst of it.
How can you know what a good steak tastes like, unless you've eaten at least 10 chewy, rubbery ones from the local grocery store?
A Bad Spirit can come into your life:
- To teach you that Brads exist on this Earth
- To help you learn to identify them, to stay safe and steer clear in the future
- So you can appreciate the truly wonderful people and Spirits that you will meet
The best way to learn the about unsavory Spirits and how to stay away from them is by meeting one first hand.
Meeting a Spirit like this will teach you the basic identification cues to keep you safe in the future, if you pay attention. Good people need lessons that will help them stay out of danger. And it’s best to have those experiences as early on as possible in your journey.
Rather than thinking of your experiences with a bad Spirit as something you have been plagued with, think of it as an opportunity to learn how to spot the Brads in the world.
If you are ever going to attend a party and have a good time, you have to know how to attend those parties - and keep having a good time. And that means, learning how to stay away from the bad guys.
If you are ever going to spend time with those in Spirit and have an amazing, rewarding experience doing so, you need to know who is worth spending your time with - and who is not.
To be able to identify the true, honest and genuine good guys, you have to meet at least one bad guy.
In the end, did I attract the Brad experience to me?
My nativity and my need to learn about things like this definitely did. But thankfully, the more experiences you have like this one, the more you learn, the less and less likely you are to find yourself in dangerous situations.
So, if you continue on your journey into the Spirit World past the one time you met a Brad, chances are, you’ll be just fine.
Most of us are!