One of the reasons people choose to stay on earth after death is anger. You can’t take anger with you into a realm of unconditional love.
The first earthbound spirit I met was a Native American Shaman. I named him the Protector. (You can read his story in “A Voice Loud as Thunder.” Soldiers came to what is now Rancho Cucamonga (in 1863). They killed the Protector and his people. The Protector felt responsible for their early deaths since he had told his people that they could live peacefully with the white man. The Protector was angry.
In the Protector’s wisdom and his love of his Creator, he knew that he couldn’t take his anger into the Heavenly Realm. He was unwilling to let it go. In a way, he punished himself by holding onto this anger.
Anger is an energy that can be all-consuming. Over time, the energy of anger becomes addictive. It’s an energy of darkness. This is the reason that it can’t survive in the realm of LOVE and LIGHT. Think of a dark room. When the light is turned on, what happens to the darkness? It must leave. The Heavenly Realm is Light and Love, so anger cannot exist there.
I have known people who are addicted to anger. They create situations that bring them anger. The darkness feeds off this energy.
I have had anger that I haven’t wanted to let go. It allows me to feel “justified” about my reactions in these situations. In order to heal/change the situation, I must let the anger go and forgive.
When we die, anger must leave in order for us to ascend into the light. Forgiveness is the key in healing from anger. Forgiveness opens the door to freedom from the bondage of darkness.
You can read about the Protector’s journey of healing in my book, “A Voice Loud as Thunder.” It’s available from Amazon, or I have copies.
Next time I will address another reason earthbound spirits stay here: Fear.
What are your thoughts about anger and forgiveness?