When Ghosts Haunting You Is Not a Bad Thing
guest post by sheila seaborg
Visits from the spirit world can be pleasant when a haunting happens in a much more controlled environment. In this new guest post by Sheila Seaborg, she talks about how. Sheila, over to you -
Recently, I found myself wondering what the history behind the word haunting is.
Where did it come from? Why does the word seem to haunt us when we speak it?
We have attached so much power and strength to this word, some of us are even afraid to merely utter it. We place our hand on our heart and seem to recoil when we say it, as if to protect ourselves from what may come.
How did it come to this?
The site entymology.com tells us the word haunting dates back to 14th century France.
Back then, the word was actually hant and spoke of a place you frequented.
Later on, a very famous playwright mixed and dramatized the meaning, which eventually turned into being associated with spooky ghosts and ghouls sometime in the 18th century.
This bothers me.
I find myself wanting to take the word back.
I want the taboo to be released and for the word to be used like it was originally intended. After all, it is a verb and means to “visit habitually or appear frequently.”
You see, I work with spirit guides.
I am haunted by them every day and I absolutely love it.
As an intuitive, if you don’t want to be haunted, then perhaps this isn’t the right line of work for you. It’s almost an unspoken thing: when you finally realize your life purpose involves this kind of work, you make an agreement with yourself. You say, “ok, I am blessed with this gift for a reason. You made me this way for a reason. Now, let me use my gifts so I can help as many people possible during this lifetime.”
It’s almost as if you sign on the dotted line and say, “I, the undersigned, agree to be haunted on a daily basis.” Even as I write this I can feel most of you gasp and shrink back as if I am saying or evoking something dubious.
This can’t be further from the truth. Being "haunted" is something beautiful, peaceful, quiet and still.
They literally frequent or visit habitually until their assistance is no longer needed.
This process isn’t terrifying. There isn’t some scary, young girl in a white Communion dress walking upside down on all fours. This isn’t a horror show. This is life and is as pure as it gets.
I, myself, love the haunting. They tell me about each and every person I am blessed to work with through my coaching sessions.
You see, everyone is different, and so are their guides.
I do have ground rules and boundaries with them but, so far, I have never met a guide who doesn’t respect them. It’s what I call a co-creative atmosphere: we work together to help people find their way and answer those sought-after questions... "why am I here,” and “what is my purpose?”
Each visit is usually transformative, sometimes mind-blowing, always unforgettable and forever lingering.
It’s a beautiful haunting.
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