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The Truth About Ghosts and Spirits
Sylvia Browne's Ghosts and Spirits Psychic Sylvia Browne, World-renowned Psychic Sylvia Browne pictures by Sylvia Browne

I believe in ghosts, and in the real and magnificent presence of spirits among us from The Other Side.

I believe because, like so many of you, I've seen them, heard them, been startled by them, even smelled the faint familiar fragrance of a lost loved one, urging me to notice, to embrace their assurance that they're not gone at all, they're right here, not some trick of my imagination or wishful thinking, if I'll just open my eyes, ears, mind, and heart and pay attention.

Most of all, I believe because I know to the core of my being that the majority of the world's great religions are right -- we are eternal, every one of us, as our birthright from God who created us. Our spirits always were and always will be. Our physical bodies are only temporary housing for the essence of who we are, that divine part of us that feels joy and sorrow and love and reverence and holds our truth and our timeless memories and our wisdom intact. Death will take our bodies sooner or later, but it can never, ever destroy us. God promised us everlasting lives, and He doesn't break His promises.

And it's precisely because I take God at His word that I can't imagine not believing in the existence of ghosts and spirits among us. If our spirits really do transcend death, if they're immortal as we know they are, that means they never cease to exist. So why on earth would we disbelieve the existence of something we agree never ceases to exist? In fact, why not recognize that the presence of ghosts, and of spirits from Home, is actually comforting, even worthy of celebration, proving as it does that eternal life is a beautiful, sacred, God-given certainty?

When the spirit leaves the body that's provided it with temporary housing for another visit to earth, there are basically three different places it might go. And make no mistake about it, which of those three places the spirit travels to is our decision, not God's. He never stops loving us, never turns away from us, and would never condemn any of us to an eternity of banishment from His presence. It's only when we stop loving Him and turn away from Him that we take such foolish chances with the health and well-being of our souls.

The vast majority of us, who love God by whatever name we call Him and try our best to honor His love while we're here, immediately transcend to The Other Side, that sacred, exquisite, perfect world we came from, where we live joyfully among the Angels, the messiahs, our Spirit Guides, our soul mates and loved ones from an eternity of lifetimes both of earth and at Home. Residents of The Other Side are called spirits, and their appearance in our midst on earth are called visitations.

A much smaller percentage of humankind, those dark, remorseless souls who choose evil of God, travel to an unspeakable unholy void called the Left Door, from which they horseshoe right back into an earthly womb, to be reborn into another Godless incarnation. The Dark Side, as we call those travelers through the Left Door, don't communicate with us or appear among us while they're in vitro.

And then there are those poor trapped souls who, for their own often confused reasons, refuse to acknowledge the very real tunnel leading to The Other Side, illuminated by God's brilliant white light, and remain earthbound. Earthbound souls are called ghosts, and their appearances in our midst are called hauntings.

Understanding the differences between spirits and ghosts, between visitations and hauntings, can help turn an unexpected encounter with the afterlife from frightening to comforting. It can help us tell an earthbound intruder from a beloved visitor from Home. It can answer questions about where a departed loved one went after leaving their body, how they are, and whether or not they’re happy. And it can certainly give us fascinating glimpses into the possibilities that lie ahead for us when our current incarnations are complete.


Love Always,

Sylvia Browne


Sylvia Browne is without question, "America's #1 Psychic," an internationally known psychic and medium.

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By Cynthia, Friday, August 22, 2008 12:02:14 PM
Dear Sylvia I was just wondering if you could tell me if my daughter will ever visit me. I believe that once I smelled her perfume in the early morning hours. But never again have their been any other visitations to me. Her son who is now 11 had several visitations when she first died, but he (then age 5) was with her when she died (DV) But he no longer has any visits any more either. Has she passed over to the other side is she happy, I just want to know she is ok. Cindi
By Jamie, Tuesday, August 19, 2008 09:18:30 AM
Dear Sylvia, I was just wondering if you could tell me how to be more open to the signs that our loved ones give us from the Other Side. We lost our first born son about about 3 1/2 years ago and while I use to get signs from him all the time, I hardly get any now. I know he is probably busy with other things, but I really miss feeling him around me. Thank you for everything you have done! Jamie in Texas
By Doreen, Monday, August 18, 2008 11:23:09 PM
Dear Sylvia, please forgive me, i don't know why but i just wanted you 2 . . . see me, i mean i don't have any questions that you haven't already answered so i don't want to waste your time, but thank you so much for giving my family and i a new perspective on things, particularly my sister. . . . haha, sorry, this comment has nothing to do with the artical. i wish i could give you something thats worth you time but i dont believe i can, but thank you again for reading this. Bette is completly right. Shelby from Texas
By Bette, Monday, August 18, 2008 05:04:05 PM
Dear Sylvia, While growing up at home, with my parents, I would awake every night around 3:00 a.m. to feeling a presence. I was a teenager at the time. This spirit seemed to go from room to room searching for something. I would reach a panic point and call out to my mother. My father later told me that a man had killed his brother in that house before we lived there and I believe this spirit remained and was searching for his murderer. I am no longer young but up in age but still have very bad dreams. Did this experience for so many years leave a mark on me. I wake feeling a presence by the bed or someone touching me or even lying next to me in bed. My husband tells me that this might be my father trying to visit with me because we were very close. Do you know who this presence is, is it my father? I asked this presence to please leave me because I am frightened by it, not knowing what is happening. If it was my father I would not have wanted to send him away. Can you tell me who is visiting me? Thank you Sylvia, I think you have been given a very special gift from God and you use it as God meant for you to, helping others. Bette in Florida

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