“Why do ghosts exist?”

Dear Anthony,
I finished reading your book, “Communications from the Other Side.”
There is a lot of mention of haunted houses and ghosts. Are they harmful? I’ve heard about people falling sick and wasting away because of some evil beings. Why does it happen? How do we overcome such things?

My personal loss makes everything magnified a million times. I am not able to understand how such things happen when we are enveloped by God’s love.

I have enjoyed reading two of your books and look forward to reading more.

With love and prayers,
Lakshmi

Dear Lakshmi,
My publisher, 4th Dimension Press, an imprint of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment, asked me to write about how I discovered my abilities as a medium. It happened while I was actively investigating paranormal phenomena, specifically, apparitions, hauntings, and poltergeist activity, starting in the early 1980’s. That’s the reason you read about my experience with “ghosts.”

One of the things I learned while doing that is that when a person passes away, they still have free will. Most will choose to cross over to the Other Side. Most, but not all. Some choose to remain here for reasons personal to them, such as a fear of being judged for their lives here. Others choose to remain because they don’t understand that even if they do cross over, they can still be close to their loved ones here on earth.

One of the things I’ve learned doing this work is that when a soul who crosses over goes through their life review, there is an understanding and learning they go through that leads to their transformation. Souls that don’t go through this retain the same personalities they had when they died.

Simply put, if someone was “evil” when they were alive, they’ll be evil in death, IF they have not crossed over. Those who haven’t are what are normally referred to as “ghosts.” Lately, I’ve seen a term, “demonic ghosts” used a lot, but it’s an oxymoron, like “jumbo shrimp,” “military intelligence,” and “peacekeeping missiles.”

Rest assured, and keep in mind, that light overcomes darkness, and love will always triumph over hate. Evil feeds off of fear, and in this world seems especially strong right now, but the Eternal Light of Love (God) is much stronger, and will always prevail.

Anthony