Some people, out of misunderstanding or lack of knowledge, place a negative connotation on the presence of spirits on earth. Beings in spirit are here to help, not harm. When people negatively misinterpret actions on the part of spirit, it has the potential to unnecessarily create an environment of hysteria. These unfortunate actions do much more harm than good. At times, the people creating this mess do so as an attention-getting tactic. They love drama and love to stir the pot by making up and sharing untruths and outlandish embellishments of minor, harmless events. My best advice is to listen well and use your intuition to determine whether someone is genuine, telling tall tales, or speaking out of fear due to a lack of knowledge. Throughout the thousands of experiences I have had with spirits, including the spirits of those who have committed heinous crimes while living on earth, I have only encountered a genuine desire to communicate in order to bring understanding, love, and healing to people and situations.
How the Media and Fictional Sources Perpetuate Untruths
Many ghost hunting shows, horror movies, books, and other mainstream media outputs thrive on instilling fear in their audiences. Like thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, they know that generating fear gets the adrenal glands flowing, creating a sensationalist output that draws viewers and readers. Unfortunately, while it may boost ratings and sell books, it also spreads untruths about the true essence of spirits and their purposes. Moreover, feeding into people’s fears creates hysteria, which is a heightened state of excitement based on illusion. As with the people who lie or embellish the truth to get attention, these behaviors can be very irresponsible when passed on as truths, because they are shared without concern about the overall effect or outcome to people’s lives. It is solely about garnering attention, not about communicating the truth.
Unethical People in Every Field
Unfortunately, there are some unethical people who are misinformed about the purpose of spirit in our lives, as well as the way they operate. While there are unethical people to be found in every business and service sector, it is very disturbing when they present themselves as psychics, mediums, or healers. Not only does it take advantage of and hurt the people who go to them seeking help, but it also casts a tarnishing pall on truly gifted psychics, mediums, and healers.
Sensationalists Use Fear Tactics to Garner Attention
Dishonest people often use fear tactics that prey on the vulnerabilities of uninformed people to try and get them to part with their money or to garner attention. For instance, they may state that a negative entity has “attached” itself to you and you must pay a lot of money to have it removed, or that someone placed a “hex” or “curse” on you that will cost hundreds to thousands of dollars to release it from your spirit. These are dangerous and irresponsible falsehoods existing only in the imagination of the person speaking of it. The idea of curses and hexes comes from ancient folklore and old wives tales that have been passed down from generation to generation of misguided people who would rather perpetuate fear than search for the truth. It is time to let go of these archaic concepts and move forward with a higher understanding of human behavior.
Curses Are Fake
When people tell you a curse is the reason for your misfortunes, they are giving you an excuse. For some, it is so much easier to blame someone else, such as someone who has behaved badly towards you in the past, than it is to take responsibility for one’s own actions. Challenging circumstances do not come from curses, but from life lessons you agreed to prior to your birth. Hard times can also come from your own behaviors when dealing with life lessons. For instance, I know of someone who fully believed they were cursed because their business was failing and a “friend” told them it had to be because of a curse. After hearing their story and assessing the facts, it was determined that the business was failing not because of a “curse,” but because of poor business practices. It was much easier for this business person to put the blame on someone else placing a “curse” on them than it was to take an honest, healthy look at their own behaviors. Moreover, the self-defeating acceptance of the “curse” provided no motivation to even try to improve the situation. After a long talk, this person was able to see the true reasons behind the failures and was able to develop and work on a business improvement plan.
Love Reigns Supreme
When communicating with people, use your intuition as your guide. If a situation does not feel right or seems out of sync to you, there may be a problem, especially if someone is trying to pressure you into a decision using fear tactics. When spirits make their presence known to us in our lives, it is all about love, healing, and guidance. People who try to intimidate or scare you with fear regarding spirit are only doing so out of misguided notions or selfish motivations. Listen to your heart and intuition when it comes to situations like these, and keep in mind that while the illusion of fear can be strong, love and its power to heal, is stronger.
With Light and Love,
Karen T. Hluchan
Spirit Medium, Motivational Speaker, Reiki Master, & Author of How Have You Loved?