Fear of ghosts
Quite often we come across people who are interested in Spirituality, but evade listening to any mention of negative energies or ghosts. For example a number of people walked out of a recent viewing of the SSRF video ‘Live an aware life’ at the Mind, Body, Spirit festival in Melbourne. The reason? – Scenes of manifestation of demonic possession.
Our guess is that the following thoughts go through their minds:
- If we don’t know about it, it won’t trouble us
- Don’t get to something that can harm us
- I am scared, I don’t want to see this
It is natural to be fearful of the unknown especially if it involves scary looking entities from another dimension that can give one a lot of trouble. It is also natural to feel that one best avoid indulging in the topic.
But the fact of the matter is that whether we know it or not, we are all affected by the spiritual dimension i.e. by its positive and negative side (the scary looking entities included). This means that the people who are fearful of this dimension are also affected.
The important thing to remember is that by understanding some principles about the effect of the spiritual dimension, we can take remedial measures to overcome its dark side. Regular spiritual practice gives us a sense of calm in our lives and a sense of fearlessness as we experience divine help protecting us.
- Have you seen ‘Live an Aware Life’?
- Spirituality or Spiritualism?
- SSRF at Mind Body Spirit Festival in Melbourne