An earthbound spirit is the spirit of someone whose physical body has died but the soul spirit part of them continues to stay on the earth plane. There are many reasons why a Spirit does not cross over when the physical body dies. One of the most common but tragic reasons Spirits stay earthbound and haven’t gone into the light is Sudden Death.
If I, for instance, suddenly keeled over dead, I might not know anything was wrong. As I have said many times in classes, when we finally leave our physical body at death, our consciousness leaves the physical and enters the astral body. We, in fact, “wake up” somewhere else. One might liken it to waking up from a very long realistic and detailed dream.
Many people who have clinically died and came back don’t always report the proverbial tunnel and white light. In cases of a severe traumatic death, a soul might be initially confused and keep their reality the same as it was before. Just because we have died does not mean we are spiritually cured of all our human tendencies and frailties and, learned thinking patterns. Initially, survival instincts and coping mechanisms have not changed one iota.
When in this predicament, we might think in ways that keep us from going into shock. One of these mechanisms is “extreme denial”. Just as many repress traumatic events and erase them from their conscious memories, so might a Spirit who has just had the unthinkable happen. This often occurs with sudden death. There is no time to know one is getting ready to leave their body, as in the majority of cases; they just depart.
Some individuals believe that any evidence, whether it be a Spirit showing up or a voice caught on a digital recorder of a Spirit who seems earthbound, is some sort of shell fragment of the soul and it is not the Spirit themselves actually responding. This may be partly true, however, when a Spirit makes a direct response to a question asked and it pertains to the current situation, what better proof can you have that they are thinking or intelligent Spirits. The following is a case in point:
I was watching a show on *ghost stories and one particular episode featured a couple that went out to an airliner crash site that was located in a large field. They were using their digital recorders to see if they could pick up some EVPs (electronic voice phenomena). They started asking questions out loud and in a chilling response to one of their questions, a male voice played back through the recorder and quite **distinctly replied, “Did we crash?” This was not only a little shocking but to me was extremely sad. Here is a Spirit who came through with reference to traveling on a jet airliner and obviously didn’t know the plane had crashed. This instance is a perfect example and proof that this phenomena truly does exist.
This brings up a very important point. If God is so supreme, all-powerful, and loving, how is it that some Spirits do not make it across to the other side after dying? I do not pretend to have the perfect answer for this. I have often wondered in cases of children who are stuck in between worlds why this is allowed by the divine higher-ups. And it continues to bother me. I have even asked my own guides this troubling question and their answer is vague. (Believe it or not, our guides do not have all the answers either.) When one encounters one of these hapless souls under any circumstances, the only thing that can be done is to try to make them aware of their surroundings, what has occurred, and let them know it’s time to move to the light.
More and more research and evidence is being compiled on the subject and perhaps one day we will have a better understanding to the how’s and why’s of this disturbing phenomena. And, you could be one of the ones who discover the answer. For those who are currently rescue mediums, they know the job can be daunting but highly rewarding when the Spirit finally moves into the light. To me, rescue Mediumship is an awesome gift or calling. If you don’t have it naturally, you can definitely
*The Bio Channel, “My Ghost Story/Caught on Camera”, repeat episode, aired recently again on June 7th.
**What is termed a “Class A” EVP
***I anticipate holding a phone class on the subject by late summer so stay tuned.
Good reading: ~Mary Ann Wynkowski’s, When Ghosts Speak ~Willma Davidson’s, Ghosts and Earth Bound Spirits