In a haunted world like ours, ghost stories can feel almost mandatory. At least, they do to me. I search for ghost stories (especially scary ghost stories) on every occasion that I go to a film or watch TV shows or venture into the wild and get out onto a lonely farmhouse. As I am a fan of the variety that the supernatural offers, I am hardly alone in my concern for various spooks and ghouls… at least, that’s what everyone is saying these days.
I guess what’s more difficult for me to get over, than the worries and fears are the impact that these stories may have on others, especially if I hear about them from someone I love dearly. I don’t want to be the final one to bury this person in the graveyard of their poor life.
We have to be aware, too, of who is listening and who isn’t. Sometimes they are all down and out looking for a handout, to have a little extra help or a little extra encouragement to get through the day. Sometimes, they are at the top of their game, simply striving to be the best they can be.
Some hear your horror stories and find them hilarious, other stories keep drawing them in, and they really want to hear what you have to say. This tendency is extremely strong and scary and it makes no difference what the medium, medium’s or professional ghost hunters have to say. Some hear nothing, some they don’t pick up on, some may get close enough to make some faint noise or detect a shadow… it all depends on who they are listening to and their journey.
Hearing your stories, dreams and all the other stories you have have is something worth doing for the memories. You don’t have to share anything with strangers and you are not afraid to bring something inside that you know will leave an impact on the person, or someone they know, and have some incredible respect for them, even if you don’t always know why. Sometimes, knowing when to share, and when to just keep it to yourself, is definitely your call.
In fact, some of the most incredible, magical things can come from stories and the brain that has absorbed these tales since you were little. Some have told you about the things you see around you, and how you think about things and how they enter your world.
Yes, we have become surrounded with stories, stories from books, televisions and movies. We have learned from them and have built our lives around them. It might just be that you have to stop and reflect, and tell someone about your walk through the woods at night or the way you feel you can hear people in the distance or your sense of adventure. You don’t know how your story might help someone else. For me, it was through the spirit world.
My mum once told me an incredible story that had been passed down to her that was about a friend of mine. She had found a book that had supposedly been written by a girl, and the writer, or ghost writer, of a piece of literature called ‘The Wench Handbook’.
The book was set on an old ship right around the English Channel. A writer visited the ship before it sailed, and upon her return, the ghost writer wrote the book – the story in a notebook of her, and she warned her that her ‘page is about to close’. She probably wanted to warn her not to take the manuscript out of the book. She was seen by her editor several times while writing, and the editor thought she wanted to go with her to interview the captain of the ship. Later, when the editor was sick, and she had to find something to read to her, she was ordered to read ‘The Wench Handbook’ by the ghost writer, then after she got over that, she began work on another book, the other side of the same book.
Anyway, that is the type of thing that we can all be a part of, right there in the heart of our house. Something great is about to be told, heard, felt, imagined or written, and it is worth it just to share this spirit work, or anything that may move your life forward a bit, or make your heart sing with a little happiness.