[This is a section out of my new Talking To Spirits book]
Yes there is and it has to do with your ability and willingness to treat your spiritual companions as “real people”.
I may have to repeat this several times before you get it, but spirits are exactly like you and I but for one reason or another they currently do not have bodies.
Spirit, ghost, haunt, specter, poltergeist, psyche, soul, entity, wraith, shade, phantasm, apparition are merely different names for a spiritual being.
You are a spiritual being who is currently running a body. You are surrounded by spiritual beings who do not have bodies at this time.
When you talk to spirits, you are talking to beings like yourself and they have all of the capabilities and defects that you have. You communicate with them using telepathy and they have a wealth of information they can share with you.
There is no difference in talking to your departed grandmother or President Lincoln. If either being happens to be in attendance, you can strike up a conversation with them if you mind your manners and have a topic in which they are interested.
Some people fail spectacularly at talking to spirits because they are trying to order them around as if these spirits are some sort of inferior beast. Talking to spirits is the polar opposite to exorcism.
Exorcists are trained to view spirits as devils or evil creatures which is patently ridiculous. Spirits can find themselves in a bad way because of their past experiences, but none are intrinsically evil, just not in their right minds. Later in this book we will discuss how you can talk to disturbed spiritual beings and bring them safely into present time where they can create new lives for themselves.
If you view spirits as beings just like yourself but without a body, you will be operating in the correct state of mind to carry on conversations with these beings and to help them and receive help in return.
It does not really matter if the spirit you are talking to is a gangbanger who died in a drug bust a few years ago or was a Roman soldier who has been parked on an English hillside for a few thousand years. If you approach the being in a caring way with the intention of helping him orient himself to his current situation, you will find that you can converse on number of subjects and the being will wake up and find himself interested in participating in the 21st Century in a new role that fits his needs.
If you start thinking of these disembodied spirits as people who have gotten parked in time as a result of some serious incident, you will be approaching them in the proper spirit. They are immortal, just as you are, and they are capable of playing an infinite number of roles in contemporary society. All you have to do is wake them up with some caring communication and they will soon be raring to go and learn about surfing and mountain climbing and running business and raising families again.
You need to develop your skills at recognizing spirits when they are present and striking up conversations with them because you will be picking up spirits every time you visit a hospital or a battlefield or any place where spirits congregate. Your ability to converse with them makes it less likely that they will hang around you and leave you feeling depressed for no apparent reason.
Spirits are always around you and once you gain the ability to perceive them and chat with them about matters that concern them, you become cause over them and are able to guide them to find places where they can work out their destinies without imposing their confusions on you.
For those spirits who have a desire to help you, you will be able to guide them in working with you to achieve your goals. Most of the spirits I have encountered are ready to participate in life even though they are not interested in picking up a body.
These spirits find that working with a person who is aware of them and can communicate with them satisfies their needs for action and at the same time lets them take advantage of the freedoms that go with being a free spirit. They can work with you as they see fit and they are still free to roam the universe in search of information and beauty.
When you accumulate a group of these spirits, you are in touch with activities all over the world and have the potential to spread your influence through them as well.
Spirits are definitely real people and they have abilities that your other friends do not have. They are an amazing asset when you know how to communicate with them.