So you’ve been crushing crazy on this girl for quite some time now and she’s walking right towards you to talk for the first time. Your heart beats faster, you’re legs suddenly turn into this wobbly jelly, you avert your eyes to stand your cool only to turn back every second or so to be sure that she’s indeed headed your way. And all that time, she’s the only thing you can see, from the way careless wind ruffles her wild locks to the constant clacking of her heels against the ground… you get the point.
When one is as tuned into something in the manner described above, he hardly notices anything else. Besides other people and events around him even time seems to elude him. Such is our courtship with the three dimensional world! Ok, my bad! Given the misleading start, I should have gone ahead and said how they grew old together surrounded by love and peace. However, as the title suggests, this post falls under the eerie genre so let’s stick to it!
As we inhabit our dimension, so do other kinds of consciousness inhabit other dimensions. These dimensions are all around us, superimposed. The solid, tangible device through which you’re reading this post in your dimension does not exist for someone who inhabits another dimension even as we occupy the same space. The reason being, that those folks are not tuned into our reality. Their system isn’t of a physical nature and hence they do not perceive us and we do not perceive them, generally. So yea, there are probably all kinds of ghosties roaming about your living room right now!
We visit other realities that co exist, when the waking conscious mind sleeps and most often we dismiss the experience as dreams (Detailed Here). One may also delve into these dimensions during an out of body experience or astral projection/ travel. A similar situation is struck when you, without knowledge, send out pseudo forms/ thought forms (Detailed Here), which is a subtle form that a portion of your consciousness takes to teleport to a place or a person you are very strongly thinking of! Please bear in mind, thought forms are not the same as astral bodies! Thought forms contain only a portion of your consciousness comparable to a drunken individual who is not a sensible or clear- headed. Whereas, astral bodies and dream selves contain your entire consciousness and your ego (normal waking consciousness) takes a back seat. This non- physical body cannot be seen by inhabitants in the physical plane, generally.
Now, what happens when you enter a plane that is not native to you? Why, you encounter the local inhabitants and to them you are the paranormal entity, a ghost and probably a source for many myths! As is understood that we are not usually aware when we astral project in our sleep or spontaneously conjure thought forms, which pop into other dimensions, similarly inhabitants of those dimensions are often not aware of their intrusion into ours!
Just as there are various kinds of people, there are also various kinds of non-physical entities. Some are indigenous to the non-physical dimension, i.e. their present existence was preplanned as a non physical entity to exist in a non physical dimension and some are just disembodied spirits/ consciousnesses, i.e., deceased individuals, in the in- between- lives state. I know it is hard to imagine such a notion because of the very strong distinction we make between the terms ‘Alive’ and ‘Dead’. Death is just end of physical life and since the consciousness does not perish, it must inhabit some place! When deceased people have a strong attachment towards the lost physical existence and have not accepted the end of their human life, they tend to stay as close as possible to the physical realm, often projecting thought forms of themselves (consciously or unconsciously) and communicating with the living either through telepathy or in dreams.
We, as corporeal beings, have lower vibrations compared to energies that are less dense like ghosts. They no longer have a fixed appearance and hence can manifest in any type of energy organization (shape/ form etc.), according to their will. Why some of us can perceive ghosts/ apparitions (energy manifestations) is because we are telepathically in tune with the consciousness behind the apparition. In fact, if you think about it, we, ourselves are probably thought forms/ energy manifestations of our higher selves/ soul! To conclude, I suppose looking at this phenomenon in such a manner can actually help shed light into the understanding of the paranormal or in the least, alleviate our fears up to some extent. Although, coming to think of it, I do enjoy movies/ novels that pack a good scare!