Originally Posted by Gelfling
I was just reading the thread about ouija boards and the posts near the end talked about spirits who had commited suicide or died unexpectedly being stuck between this life and the afterlife. I always assumed (or perhaps liked to think) that these people were helped and counselled on the 'other side' and given extra support. Perhaps being met by loving spirits or their guides when they died. I was just wondering what other peoples' opinions are? I'm afraid that I don't know anything about this subject at all but am interested to hear from other people,
In most cases, they are still the same person, just minus the vehicle they were traveling about in (that is to say, the physical body). However, when most people die, they tend to slough off the lower vibrating material. Think of it like non-physical dirt
. Thus, they release all negativity and reemerge into pure positive energy. They feel really good, in other-words, because there is no longer anything separating them from their desires.
Occasionally, an individual is so traumatized by "unfinished business" that they willfully resist the natural impetus to reemerge back into pure positive energy. These individuals become what we would call "ghosts", though not always in the sense we would normally think of them. They aren't always "haunting" a physical location (though some do), but rather, oftentimes it is a non-physical space that they've created for themselves to reside in, till they get out of the vibrational funk they are in, and call or ask for help. Help is not forced on these souls. They have to ask for it. But when they do, there is plenty available.
I mean, consider the psychological and therapeutic knowledge we have in this
world. Now, imagine a realm where access to all knowledge is available for therapeutic benefit. We can't even begin to imagine how advanced spirit-world psychology is. They have it down to an art-form, to be sure.
While there is no such thing as objectively "wrong" or "sinful" from the perspective of the spirit world, there are behaviors that are somewhat frowned upon because they involve the spirit underestimating their potential and capacity for meaningful change. Suicide, or the premature casting off of the physical shell, is one of those behaviors that is frowned upon. There is no punishment for it, but it is considered an extremely unbalanced action as it often represents a desire, on the part of the suicide, to destroy the Self.
The Self is considered to be sacred from the spiritual perspective. Self hatred, and the desire to destroy
the Self is so completely in congruent
with the way the Higher Self sees things that it is the most
separating behavior that can be offered from the physical perspective. It throws the soul energy into disarray, in other-words, at least temporarily.
If the suicide was just to escape pain, it is not so energy disturbing, and is not regarded with as much disappointment.