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What makes ghost hunters — those of us who sense things beyond what others seem to experience — different…?
This has been on my mind since watching an interview with Joe Dispenza. In it, he talks about how frequently people wake up thinking about the past, and then reference it during the day.
Dispenza makes a good point. Most days, especially when things are going well in my life — in general and in my research — I wake up thinking about the future… my next adventures, and plans I’m making.
But maybe that’s why things are going well: I start my day looking forward.
That prompted a question: Are ghost hunters different? And do senses develop differently in people who generally focus on the future rather than the past?
That’s why I’m thinking about the many people I’ve met at ghost hunting events, and which of them appeared to have the richest encounters with… well, whatever seemed to be haunting those locations.
What do successful ghost hunters have in common?
It seems to me that the ones who sensed something unusual, perhaps paranormal, were the same people who — in everyday life — talk about the future.
If they reference a past ghost encounter, it’s usually a fascinating story, but — socially — they’re quick to talk about their future plans.
That might be their ghost investigation plans or their next ghost hunting event. Or, it might be an upcoming (or wished-for) job, vacation, or a move to another area. Or a new hobby they’re exploring.
Thinking about this, I’m also considering the context of some of Dr. Bruce Lipton’s studies. I’m wondering if the most successful ghost hunters — those who seem to have the richest experiences — think differently. Not necessarily “better,” but… differently.
Taking it to the next step, does being more future-focused make us more sensitive to those living (really or virtually) in the very distant past, like ghosts?
At profoundly haunted places, most ghosts and spirits of the past seem to have almost all their attention on… well, the past. Their own past.
Either they have regrets, or they’re clinging to the past, or they seem not to be aware that we’re now in the 21st century.
For those of us focused on the future, that kind of energy stands out. To us, it seems like an energy anomaly in many ways.
Energy, focus, and perceptions
For the past year or so, I’ve been exploring what makes some people more adept at ghost hunting.
That is, why some people notice ghost-like energy, even if they don’t know the history of the haunted site.
Or why they often sense things about a ghostly entity even before others do. (For example, before the tour guide tells the ghost story or indicates where others have seen, heard, or sensed a ghost.)
I’m not sure this is something we can measure. Perhaps it’s rooted in sensitivity to the past because – habitually – those same people have cultivated the habit of looking forward to the future.
What are your thoughts about this?