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What’s the difference between a Spirit, a Ghost and an Entity?

As a professional Ghost Buster, this is a question that comes my way often. Terminology can be difficult to sort out.  Here’s my terminology and explanation:

Spirits make us feel good when they visit

Spirit of Grandma (2)A Spirit is the soul of a person who was alive, lived their life – either richly or poorly – and died.  When they died, they saw the most beautiful White Light they’d ever seen, were mesmerized and energized by its beauty and followed it Home, to the Other Side.  Once safely on the Other Side any unhappiness, health issues, injuries or emotional baggage is instantaneously resolved.  They now live in a place of emotional and spiritual bliss.

Spirits on the Other Side are unobstructed by earthly limitations.  When they come to visit us (and they do freely) they come in forms that are familiar to us because they want us to know who they are.  Their presence is kind, supportive and full of Love.  They will often leave things for us to find.  I call them Pennies from Heaven – a feather, a coin, buttons, a scent, repeated number sequences.  One woman reported seeing two racoons every night for a week after her parents died and a man constantly saw birds flying towards or by him.

Ghosts can be miserable and often scary

horse_orb_04920-480x360-xl (2)A Ghost is the soul of a person (or animal) who used to be a flesh and blood being, like us.  Upon their death, they did not go into the Light.  For their own reasons, (and there is always a reason), they stayed behind and became a disembodied soul.  This can be a rough place to be.

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Because they are between this physical world and the Other Side, they carry with them all of the dis-“ease” they felt when they were alive – anger; fear; mental illness; addictions.  Without their bodies, they have nothing to temper these emotions or illnesses with.  It can be quite sad really.  It can be a very disturbing and trying time for both them and us, who have them in our houses.  Most are truly sorry when they find out their behaviour is upsetting.  Ghosts can be seen and felt, on a more regular basis, by people who have more finely tuned physical senses.

Entities wreak havoc and enjoy it

Ghost Story 2 (2)An Entity is a being that has been created, from the accumulation of constant negative thinking, negative energy and fear.  They go along their merry way gathering as much negative energy as they can.  They get stronger over time and they become independent of the original source that created them.  They are mischievous in nature, hard to control and even harder to get rid of.

They often change shapes and they are hard to find except when they want to disturb you and your family.  They are the ones who will relentlessly poke at the cat and pull your daughter’s pig-tails, just for the fun of it!  They don’t care if they are disturbing you and they are not the least bit sorry for it.

One Entity I came across was asked why he was wreaking so much havoc.  I heard strongly and clearly, “Because I can!” followed by gales of laughter.  Another one was destructive in the home.  It ruined a Family Portrait by poking holes in the eyes of all the family members.

Your friendly neighbourhood Ghost Buster

I have a calling.  I have been blessed with the incredible gift of rescuing wayward Ghosts and Entities to Cross Over.  They don’t belong here on earth with us.  They belong in the Light where they can transform, heal and thrive.

It is a true privilege to perform House Clearings.  While in the clearing process, I show Ghosts into the light and I always check carefully for any Entities that might be hiding in your house.  We don’t want to leave any of those behind.

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Lights, Camera… Action!!

During a trip to the Graveyard, armed with my trusty flashlight, camera and a friend (it’s important to have a friend with you), I ran into a Ghost.  I asked him to let us know if he was there by turning on the flashlight – and IT TURNED ON!  Then I asked if he was strong enough to materialize.  These Orbs are the result.

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1)Asking a Ghost to communicate:       2) Getting a Yes answer from a Ghost:       3) Orbs close to my coat:

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Close-up of the Orbs:

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  1. Wayne Holm on March 10, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Hi My name is Wayne,, I had to have my Dog put to sleep because she had a tumer cancerus in her stomace and she was Bleeding internally. this happened over nite . she could not walk so my friend and I carried her into the vvet office,..She was a beuatiful White German Sheppard 11 yrs old . She had always been a outsidde Dog untill the last 7 years of her life when we had to move into an apt. She adapted well. She was my best Buddy, she would follow me every where If i went from the living room to the bath room she follow and lay in front of the door All the time that was the way she was . If I was on the computer and she wanted attentionshe would touch my elbo with her cold nose. I was with her when they put her to sleep petting her head just befor her heart stopped she looked up at me peasfully, I feel its so important to be with ur pet at the time to make them feel secure that dads there everythings ok,,, Since her passing we have had several things happen Her White hair pulls outin clumps about two inches in size We vaccum the floor where she would lay all the time an the carpet 3 days in a rowe i vacum and the next day there was a fresh clump of hair sitting up bright white one time in the bed room,,I woke up one morning to find my computer keyscovered in potting soil , not just thrown on the keys but a nice formed like mountainAnd i love thos little tootsie roll in a rapper ,,She like them too .Will my garage fo my car is about 600 feet in an indoor garage I went down the other day and here in front of the door was about 20 neetly placed empty tootsie roll rappers ,they wer placed in a circle .

    • Jayne on March 11, 2019 at 9:15 am

      Thank you so much Wayne for telling us about your beloved companion. This is a wonderful story about how our Loved Ones come back in Spirit to let us know they are doing well and still with us. It’s also a perfect example of how Spirit wants us to know exactly who they are, when they come from the other side to visit. There is no mistaking that this is your beautiful White German Sheppard. I’m sorry for your loss and happy for you, at the same time, that she can show you how close she still is to you.

      • Nancy Spring on April 15, 2022 at 12:42 pm

        I rented a house from my boss. The first day I moved in, I was standing the the kitchen unpacking dishes and watching the cable guy climb a ladder to connect my cable. Suddenly, I felt as if someone was standing behind me, it gave me chills, I even felt a cold breeze over my right shoulder. I screamed and turned to see who was there and I saw a flash of light zoom by me. I instantly ran out to the repairman and told him someone was inside. (I lived alone). He and I walked through the house and found nothing. At night I would sit on the sofa watching TV and felt as if someone was watching me. I ignored it. Soon the outdoor, motion sensored lights all came on around the house. It was very strange. Then they turned off all at once. I remember telling my coworkers about the crazy things going on in the house and I was told the house was rumored to be haunted. That was crazy to me and I do t believe in ghosts. I could never sleep, I felt as if I was awake most of the night because it felt as if someone was staring at me, even in the dark! One night, I was lying there and I felt the side of the bed go down, as if someone was getting into the bed! I jumped out of bed, in the dark and turned on the light as quickly as I could. No one was there. The other situation that I remember most is the evening, I was actually sleeping and I heard this old, victrola type of music playing! I sat up in bed and looked out to see if someone was possibly in my drive way with a radio blaring. No one was there. I got up and walked down my hallway, at this point I’m angry. I wasn’t afraid at all. The music was louder when I walked into the dining room. I looked around the room looking behind the cabinet, under the table and even in the huge fireplace. The music became louder and I remember screaming “stop it! Whoever you are – just stop it!” The music stopped. I stood there fully aware that I wasn’t alone. I don’t know why I wasn’t afraid anymore, but I wasn’t. I said out loud, something to the effect, “just leave me alone and I’ll leave you alone.”

        I lived in this house for 13 months! When I packed up to leave I felt sad. I even feel sad to this day. I feel as if I need to go back there but I haven’t.

        (Footnote: I spent at least 5 nights or so at the local Holiday Inn, those nights were intense and I had no other option but leave.)

        Let me say this, it was not a ghost, I always used the term an “entity”. I believe that to this day.

        • Jayne on April 19, 2022 at 11:58 am

          Hi Nancy: Thank you so much for sharing your story. Terminology can get confusing so regardless if you call it an Entity or a Ghost the fact is that you had an Energetic Being with you in that house. Often being infatic about telling them to Stop or Go to the Light, works for a short time. You experienced this. My guess as to why you feel sad about leaving there, is that this Energy Being had saddness as part of it’s energy. We are affected by their energy whether we know it or not. I’m glad you are away from there now and I wish you a gentle and peaceful life.

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