A simplistic way to explain residual spiritual energy is to think about a scratched CD. When it is played and it is working it has all its elements intact. However, when that skip plays it will continue to skip until you change the song. This continuous skip plays the same lyrics and will not change until you manually change the song. When a trauma occurs and there is a death associated with the trauma the energy is absorbed into that specific time and area. The energy can be moved on with the assistance of someone who is spiritually aware, or if another spiritual body comes to the aid of the individual.
Where the energy seems to be locked into place there can be unexplained phenomena such as, but not limited to: footsteps, breathing, smells, or other sensations which are generally unexplainable by mundane reasoning.
How does this kind of thing happen?
The sounds and images are related to traumatic events that took place at the location, causing some sort of disturbance sometimes called a "psychic impression." This is the reason why so many battlefields have become famous for their haunting over the years. In other situations, the images have been created by events or actions that were repeated, which caused an impression. Reputedly, that is why so many haunted staircases exist, because of the number of times people go up and down them and the amount of energy that is expended in doing so.
These kinds of haunted places act as giant storage batteries, saving up the impressions of sights and sounds from the past. While apparitions are most commonly connected to these types of haunting much of the activity may be in the form of sounds, and even smells.
So, considering this type of haunting is basically an imprint in time, whatever an apparition was wearing and doing will appear the same. Sometimes an object will carry the imprint of its owner. I have a client who had obtained a lazy boy chair from her grandparents home. She wanted the chair because she loved her grandmother very much and she like to sit in that chair. But shortly after she brought the chair into her home and placed it into her living room things begin to change in her home.
She had noticed that there were more fights occurring in that room than any other living space within her home, and it seemed to really start almost days after the chair was brought into the home in hindsight. She came to me for a reiki healing, but soon found out that spirit wanted her to know that the reason there was so much hostility in the home was because there was a very angry old man who I will call Bob. He was her grandfather and had in his later life he became very angry and hostile. In his death my client was hoping that he would be released from his mental torment, but for him this would not be the case.
I suggested that she take care of the room with holy oil, a blessed medal of Arc Angel Michael and special crystals placed under the chair until I could get to her home more than an hour away. As simple as this sounds it is still working at the point of this writing.
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