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Connecting With Spirits - How to Connect With the Supernatural

By Jose Bulao | Submitted On February 16, 2011

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When I was a boy our family radio was stolen. After days of investigating who the thief was, he or she was not identified. Somebody suggested that we use the Ouija board to help us identify the thief. Sure enough the Ouija board spelled out the name of the thief. She was our neighbor. But the neighbor denied that she was the thief.

Ouija board is a way of connecting with spirits. When we used the Ouija board on that occasion to identify the thief, we invoked the spirit of Jose Rizal, the Philippine national hero who was executed for treason against the Spanish government in Manila. On other occasions we would invoke the spirit of the glass. We used a drinking glass rather than a planchette to point to the letters in the alphabet and numbers.

The Ouija board game is so popular that there are warnings from well-informed persons of the dangers of using this method to contact the spirits. Most of the warning comes from evangelical Christians. Psychologists on the other hand say that the movement of pointing to the letters of the alphabet and numbers is done by the subconscious mind of those participating in this game.

My opinion is that using the Ouija board to connect with the spirits is dangerous. While playing this game it is possible that some evil spirits will possess the participants and force them to do involuntary actions. There have been reports where this possession of spirits occurred.

If you want to really connect with spirits and the supernatural in a safe way you need first to unlearn some things, especially if you have been educated through the Western system of education.

In the Western system of education we were taught that the world is composed of living and non-living things. We learned this in our high school biology and chemistry. This idea goes back to Aristotle who was instrumental in classifying the many plants and animals around us. Many of us memorized the phyla and families of these plants and animals.

We have to unlearn this idea of dividing things into living and non-living. The truth is that all things are living, even the dust we step on our way to work. Some primitive people, like the Mangyans of Mindoro, Philippines, instinctively know this truth that all things, even the stones, are living. They have not gone through this Western type of education.

All things are living because there is a spirit in all of them or, to put it in another way, all things are in spirit. There is no way something or somebody cannot be in spirit and yet exist. Just as matter occupies space or is in space, so also anything, whether matter or energy or anything else, is in spirit.

A person trained in Aristotelian logic may insist: But if you do not distinguish between living and non-living things, then what do you call the person who dies? Is he still living when you know that he is already dead, non-living?

My answer to that is that the person has stopped breathing, his body parts have ceased to function but he is still living. He has gone to another mode of living, and his body has gone into another mode of living because the body is still there although we call it a corpse.

Another idea we have to unlearn is the division of beings into natural and supernatural. We were taught in our religion classes that natural beings are the beings we can perceive with our senses and our reason. Supernatural beings are those divine and angelic beings, the spirits whom we cannot perceive by our senses and reason alone.

This division is misleading because we think that supernatural beings are above us in space and in ability. The prefix "super" literally means "above" in the original Latin. It makes us imagine that they are up there in the heavens and they can do more, much more than what we can do.

Experience tells us that the so-called supernatural world, the spirit world, is just around us, not just above us. We are in it and it is in us. As Jesus said, The kingdom of God is within you.

Having gotten rid of these two ideas of the division of things into living and non-living, and the division of beings into natural and supernatural, we now know that all things are living, are infused with spirit, and that we are living in a supernatural world and the spirits are living in our natural world. The so-called natural and supernatural worlds intermingle. There is really no need to distinguish them.

Having learned this truth and having been convinced of this reality, we now know that the spirits are always in contact with us. The analogy I can think of to illustrate this point is the analogy of the electromagnetic waves.

Electromagnetic waves are all around us and go through us. They are the medium of radio and TV waves. Without the radio or TV receiver we would not know their existence by our five senses. But a live radio or TV functions because of these electromagnetic waves.

So also the spirits are all around us. It is we who fail to acknowledge their presence because of our upbringing. Because they are all around us we can connect with them anytime as long as we go on the spiritual mode. Just like we can connect with the radio station anytime as long as our receiver is on the same frequency as that of the radio station. But contacting the spirits is not like contacting our neighbors through our speech or bodies. Spirits do not have mouths or bodies. But they have intelligence, thoughts. We contact them by giving them our thoughts. We project to them our thoughts and they project to us their thoughts.

In the beginning of living in the spirit, burning incense, periods of deep meditation, chanting a mantra may help us in invoking the palpable action of the spirits upon us. But as we progress in our spiritual living communication with the spirits become habitual and simply natural and normal.

We communicate with Spirit God, the spirit angels or messengers, the spirits of persons dead or alive, the spirits of animals, of plants, of minerals, of earth elements. We do this simply by passing to them our thoughts, our ideas. Then they answer us by passing to us their thoughts, their ideas.

How do you know you are really communicating with the spirits and not just imagining that you are communicating with them? You know because you are in a spiritual mode, meaning you are on the same level or frequency with them. Just like you know that the radio is connected to the station because its receiver is on the same frequency as that of the radio station and sound is being produced from your radio.

All this is done by faith. Just as we see things through our body with our eyes, so also we see things through our spirit by our faith. Faith is the spiritual vision. Faith is the knob we turn to tune in to the spirit world. By faith we listen to what the spirits are telling us. Just as we were born normally with eyes to see, so also we exist as spirits normally equipped with faith to see spiritual things. The more we use this faculty or ability of faith, the more useful it is for us.

First, we think of the spirit we wish to contact. Then, we communicate with him our thought by just telling him our idea through our mind. Then we pause and listen in our mind for the idea from the spirit. The idea from the spirit will come. That is how simple it is. But we do this by faith and in faith.

There is no need to use the Ouija board to connect with spirits, with the supernatural. We have faith. We simply use it.

Jose Bulao, a Carmelite Secular, wants to help you attain a higher degree of spirituality. He is a Carmelite formator, helping other Carmelites in their spiritual growth. Prior to this work he taught philosophy, theology or religious studies at Notre Dame University and Ignatian College in Cotabato City, Philippines. At present he teaches at De La Vida College, still in Cotabato City. To learn about the various aspects of spirituality and how you can benefit from these click this site http://spirituality4now.blogspot.com/

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