PSYCHOLOGY OF GHOSTS
“WHAT ARE THEY?”
We fear what we do not know, what we do not understand.
Because of this, with understanding, fear begins to fade away. What are they, who are they, and what do they want? These are the questions that NEED to be asked and answered in order to understand.
Ghosts are people too. They are people who may have suffered serious physical or emotional harm, trauma, before, and upon their death that they may recall in sharp detail. They are people who have lost contact with those they hold so dear and made helpless to comfort or protect those loved ones.
They are people who are torn out of the world they felt they understood and where they may have felt loved, safe, and secure. They are people who are now in a world they do not understand for reasons they may not understand.
They are people who may be reliving their death over and over again, and each time, feeling the same fear, pain, and horror they felt right before their death.
They are people who may now have a very negative outlook on the world, see other people in a negative light, and may suffer from very negative emotions.
They are people who may be so traumatized and upset by their death that they are completely incapable of even thinking about the event, let alone sharing the details of the event.
They are people who may now only view the world as a dangerous place and feel as though no one is deserving of their trust.
They are people who are at their wit’s end, desperate, without hope, confused, easily startled, on guard, and stressed or frightened even when they may no longer be in danger. They are people who may be restless, irritable, angry, or enraged because of their death and current situation.
They are people who may still be grieving from the loss of their loved ones such as loved ones that are still alive, but that they are now unable to communicate and interact with, love, hold, and comfort.
They are people who may be sad and waiting for familiar people or things. They are people who may feel guilty about leaving those who needed them most. They are people who may feel detached or isolated and are questioning the reasons for, and meaning of, their death and the purpose of their pain and suffering.
They are people who may be distracted, may not be able to concentrate, may not be able to remember details about their life and death, and may struggle to make even simple decisions.
They are people who may feel exhausted, worthless, helpless, or hopeless.
They are people who may feel empty inside. They are people who may remain in places they find familiar, like the place where they died, or they may look for shelter anywhere they can find because it is in their nature. They are people who may wander alone due to guilt or travel in groups to feel safer because it is in their human nature. They are people who are often strangers to those who search them out.
They are people too.