Ghosts verus Guides
As I tell each of my clients, “As a medium I connect with both your loved ones and your guides.” Children, as uninhibited intuitives, experience both type of Spirit as well.
Let’s take my daughter as an example. If you saw the Facebook Live video of my daughter and the ghost friend she picked up at a local restaurant, you know she sees ghosts. In the video, she was talking with him and you could even see her continuously glancing over at him.
It was apparent to me, because of how he presented in hologram form, that this was a Ghost. In this Blog, I’m referring to a Ghost as a Spirit that had recently taken a human or animal form. I’m not making a differentiation between Earth Bound spirits and those that have crossed into the light. That’s a topic for another Blog. For those not familiar, in short an Earth Bound spirit is one that chooses to stay on the physical plane whereas the Crossed spirit resides on the spiritual plane or “heaven.”
These types of spirits are not the only spirits children have interactions with. Kids also interact with their Spirit Guides (or Guardian Angels). Again, let’s use Baby Girl as an example. She started talking about Roland a few months ago. At first he was a little boy, but over the weeks and months he has also appeared as a bunny and a dog. He is her guide.
How do I know he is her guide? Again, it comes down to how the energy presented itself to me. Unlike the Ghost from the restaurant that I saw in hologram form, I have only felt and seen Roland as light. Additionally, unlike the Ghost which I perceived at the same moment my daughter did the Guide I didn’t perceive Roland until I heard her talking and tapped in. Why? Because her Guide is hers and part of her free will.
You may be thinking, “That’s great... for YOU, but unlike you I don’t SEE spirit. How do I know what type of spirit my child is seeing?” Lucky for you, I’ve got a few ways you might be able to differentiate between the two.
Ghosts always take the same form. The form the Ghost takes is typically the same physical form he or she had during his or her life. If the child sees the spirit as an older woman, the spirit will always be an older woman. Whereas a Spirit Guide is a more advanced spirit and is not limited to its physicality, the form changes form to fit the needs of the child in the moment. If the child needs a protector, the spirit may appear as a super hero whereas if the child needs a companion the spirit may appear as a dog. What is important to note, despite the form the Guide takes the child will always recognizes the spirit. This explains Roland’s appearance as a little boy, bunny or dog and my daughter continues to call him Roland.
Children will describe Ghosts using very realistic details. For example, the ghost may be described as having blonde hair and brown eyes. Why? The Ghost, again, had a human (or animal) form and this is what he or she presents to the child. On the other hand, a child may describe their Spirit Guide (even if they are saying it is a little boy or older woman) with unrealistic descriptors such as having blue polka dot skin or wings. In my daughter’s case, Roland can shrink down to the size of a thumb. He shrinks so he can be put in her pocket and go with her wherever she goes.
Ghosts appear less frequently than a child’s Spirit Guide. Ghosts, like a grandmother or good friend, pop in to say hello but are not around all the time. Spirit Guides, like parents and siblings, live with the child. As a result, it is not uncommon for the child to interact with the spirit on a daily basis.
Children tend to be more familiar or comfortable with their Guides. These spirits do not tend to frighten a child. For one, they appear in a form that is warm and nurturing to the child. Secondly, just like a child turns to his or her parents for comfort because he or she has been there since birth. A child turns to his or her guide in the same way. Ghosts (even the friendliest of them) may frighten the child. They are, after all, strangers.
Pay attention to these details, and you will find it is easy to tell if it’s a Ghost or just a Guide.
Please share with me. What is the child in your life seeing?
3 Explanations as to What is Really Happening
Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. Such was the case with my California adventure. If you read this Blog, you know I was excited to be going out to California to speak at the Holistic Chamber of Commerce National Conference scheduled for October 20th and 21st with a meet and greet on the 19th.
Plans change. On October 12th, exactly one week before the conference was scheduled to kick off I received a call from the President of the Chamber informing me that the conference was cancelled. No clear reason, just that it was off.
My first response was anger. With plans to arrive in LA in less than a week, the pricey flight and hotel arrangements were nonrefundable. So now not only had I invested a lot of money to attend but I was also I taking a week off during what is traditionally my busiest month AND I had already spent a good amount of time preparing for my role speaking and facilitating a conversation on blogging.
Once the initial frustration settled, I was baffled. Having assisted in the planning and execution of several multi-day conferences that each featured more than 30 speakers and brought in over 400 attendees, I could not wrap my head around HOW a conference of this scale could just be cancelled. Having planned conferences, I knew that at a week out there would have been expenditures that were non-refundable, such as venue deposits (if not the entire expense) to swag to keynote speaker fees. Not to mention the process of refunding (and explaining the situation to) the sponsors.
While trying to wrap my head around why the organization would make that decision was hard, I could see reasons. But where I REALLY got stumped was the universe’s motivation. The speaking engagement was not something I actively sought out. It was an opportunity that seemed to fall from the sky in my path. And for some time, all I could ask was, “Why?”
In response to that question, I have three answers:
The first is my husband’s take. He thinks it boils down to FREE WILL which he explained in the following way:
“Dawn, perhaps you were supposed to California and speak at the conference. Perhaps there were people you were supposed to meet and network with. But remember you are only one part of the equation, there are many parties involved and those parties have free will. Others decisions will impact you and they may not always be listening to their intuition or their highest and best is different.”
The free will in this case was that of the HCC’s President and her judgment as to whether or not the conference should occur. Perhaps the universe had aligned for me to be there and the universe assumed the conference was a go… and then it wasn’t.
That is one, potential. My friend has another idea. She suggested that I GOT THE MESSAGE BUT I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THE WHY. Her thought of the why is that I just needed a vacation and this was the universe’s way of giving it to me. Perhaps the universe knew I wasn’t just going to take one so the universe was tricky and arranged it so that I would.
Both my husband and my friend made good points. And, it is completely possible that one or both are right. But I have a third option. I believe that there is something – perhaps a brief conversation I had with someone while there or someone saw my information in the advertisements for the conference or something I’m not even aware of – that will create an opportunity for me down the line. When we live our life by Spirit, the outcomes are not always a clear cause and effect. Rather, sometimes we cast our line and wait for the fish to snag the worm. It might be that day, a week or perhaps years later… but it connects somewhere.
So for now, I enjoyed my vacation and I am waiting.
Dawn Lynn is an EveryDay medium. She lives and breathes via her intuition, which as a fourth generation intuitive from a family of Spiritualists came easily. Her abilities became apparent in early childhood and were cultured by a supportive family. Through her Blogs and Vlogs, she wants to help you become the EveryDay medium too.