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Earthbound Spirits 101!? Are “Earthbounds” Ghosts or Something Else?

Earthbound Spirits 101 – What They Are & How to Cross Them Over!

What Are Earthbound Spirits?

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Yes… Earthbound spirits are a type of ghost. They're the spirits of  people who have died, and for some reason or another, missed (or resisted) their window of opportunity to cross over into the Light.

There are many reasons why these spirits may have remained earthbound, especially in our society where even the topic of death is feared and avoided.

Earthbound spirits are almost always confused souls. They have died and do not know where to go or how to cross over into the light on their own. Some souls fear judgement for their ‘sins’ during life and cling to the earthly realm for fear of going to hell, or to try and ‘right a wrong’ or complete some other unfinished business.

For many of the earthbound spirits who do not cross over into the light, their death was quick and unexpected, such as a car crash or accident, and they may not even realize that they are dead.

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There are also spirits who find it too difficult to leave the Earth plane while their families are grieving or they are worried about how their loved ones will cope if they are not around to help.

How to Cross Over Earthbound Spirits Earthbound Spirits can be found roaming the houses where they once lived, in bars, or in other buildings where they spent a lot of their time (this is a common cause of so called haunted houses). They do tend to stay where it is familiar to them.

Earthbound spirits no longer have their bodies and they need a source of energy grounded in the physical to stay.

Instead of crossing over into the light, spirits will attach to a location, item, loved one, or even a stranger whom they are drawn to.

This is usually not intended as a malicious attack, or that they’re there to ‘haunt’, but rather they often feel they can help or are just confused about the process, and attach to someone they love, hate, or to someone who is dealing with similar challenges, problems, or addictions.

When earthbound spirits attach to a person (usually in their aura) the energy is very draining to the person they are attached to…

This is a form of possession, and yet its far less sensational than movies and media tends to potray, and can be swiftly dealt with especially with awareness and a little angelic assistance! But more on that shortly!

First let's take a step back and look at another kind of ghost… Because there are “ghosts” that are not “earthbound spirits”.

So What Are Ghosts?

What Are Ghosts Ghosts are essentially just stuck energy.

Sound underwhelming?

I'm not surprised … Really, our society has an odd relationship with ghosts… We love to fear them, tell “ghost stories”, and there are countless movies, tv shows, and tours have been created that completely sensationalize and dramatize ghosts.

In reality, ghosts are usually far less shocking than the media likes to portray…

For the most part ghosts don't seek to scare us, terrorize, or manipulate humanity…

They're just stuck energy that remains in a physical location, or attached to an object.

What we perceive as “ghosts” can sometimes be earthbound spirits, or the souls of humans who have died but not left the earth plane… But ghosts can also be stuck or stagnant energy from people who are still alive, and have since moved on.

This second type of “ghost” is something I normally refer to as “attachments”.

Without being cleared; acts of violence (even where death didn't occur) and intense negative or emotional events or people can cause “ghosts” or “energetic attachments” that linger in the spaces they've been created.

So my definition of ghosts is a type of dense energy (from the living or dead) that lingers in physical locations, attaches to objects, or

The energy of ghosts isn't scary…

But it is heavy!

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The presence of ghosts whether its from earthbound spirits, or past emotional events can create a dense, sad, or heavy feeling in the pit of your stomach.

You know that feeling when you walk into an old building, and immediately feel heavy? Like an energetic weight has been dropped on you?

That's how I feel ghosts…

Ghosts are simple to clear, with a process I share here!

Energy Clearing Your Home 

If the ghost you're dealing with does happen to be an earthbound spirit, there is a bit more that is required that we're going to dive into now…

It's not just a matter of clearing or releasing earthbound spirits… It's helping them to cross over into the light.

Crossing Over Earthbound Spirits Into The Light

Crossing Over Earthbound Spirits Whatever reasons a soul has not crossed over, and has become an earthbound spirit…

They need to be released into the Light so they can return to Source and continue their souls evolution.

They often just need to know that they won’t be judged and ‘sent to hell’ when they cross over and that they can help and look out for their loved ones much more effectively once they make their transition into the light.

If you or someone you know has an earhbound spirit attachment, they may cause all sorts of emotional rollercoasters, including the amplification of many fears, addictions, aches, negative thoughts, anxieties, desires, pains and behaviors.

This is because the actual Earthbound spirits (ghosts) will still crave their addictive substance of choice, and if they're attached to you energetically, cause you to crave it too.

If they’re feeling sad, confused, angry, or frustrated in your proximity, you’ll feel it too (and often mistake these mental formations as your own).

Basic psychic protection will work to keep earthbounds out of your energy, and when you do find earthbound attachments are present in locations, people, or even in your aura, the process for helping them cross over into the light with the assistance of the angels is simple, and effective.

One thing I want to point out is that if you do have an earthbound attachment, you may not realize it, even though it’s triggering negative thoughts patterns and feelings.

If you’re not sure if you're experiencing some form of spirit attachment, ask your angels for some validation which they will happily bring. Learning pendulum dowsing is another good entry level way to begin receiving clear yes and no answers from spirit so you can determine if you have an attachment.

In this case just ask “Is there an earthbound attachment present in my aura, home, neighborhood, office, etc.?”

Releasing Earthbound Attachments

Earthbound Spirits Once you have identified that you have an earthbound attachment present (in you, in a location, or attached to someone else) … you are able to help release it into the light with the assistance of the Archangels.

Crossing earthbound spirits over into the light is important lightwork.

Even if the spirits have the best intentions for remaining earthbound, they carry dense energy, which when dissipated allows more love and light to shine through for all.

It serves them and all to cross over into the light, and with the help of Archangel Metatron and Archangel Azrael I have channeled a simple process to help you do this lightwork.

Releasing Earthbound Spirits Into the Light

Archangel Metatron & Archangel Azrael~

“We will dictate this process now, so you will know how to do this for yourself, or for others.

Crossing over lost souls, who have latched onto you or other people is very important work. Earthbound spirit attachments affect you and your world in many ways and releasing them into the light when they are encountered is the highest and best possible action you can take, for you, for them, and for your world.

First, visualize yourself surrounded in an orb of golden and white light. Call upon the assistance of Archangel Michael, Archangel Raphael, and Archangel Uriel, Metatron and Azrael to help you with the release. Ask these Angels to help show the earthbound attachment that it is now safe to cross over into the light. You may talk to the earthbound and learn who they are, but it’s not required.

Imagine white light above you which calls the light in, and then ask the angels that a family member, friend or pet of the earthbound spirit assist in drawing them into the light.

Breathe and now visualize the orb of light surrounding you and the attachment lifting up into the light. As the orb lifts, the earth-bound attachment is lifted up and out of your energy field. Their loved ones in Spirit reach down and encourage them to go. The earthbound attachment is released into the light, returning back into source energy… For the highest and greatest good.

Now, imagine yourself to be surrounded with white light again, and call in the gentle elements of wind, and rain to wash away any residues, returning your aura and energy to a place of balance, light and love.

Finally call upon Archangel Raphael to soothe your energy with emerald green healing light, and it is finished.

This is the process of releasing earth bound attachments, which you may repeat for yourself and others as you are guided. After the release, check in with your heart, or use a pendulum to verify that the release was successful.

~Archangel Metatron & Azrael 

In crossing over earthbounds, I have found there is an incredible surge of love, light, and gratitude at the moment the earthbound spirit releases. This comes from the spirit in the moment they reach the light and finally see the truth, from their loved ones in Heaven, and from the Angels with gratitude and appreciation for your willingness to complete this important work and service.

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Crossed Over Spirits

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At this point we've looked at what ghosts are… And what earthbound spirits are and how to cross them over…

So, what are crossed over spirits? 

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Crossed-over spirits are beings who have died, and succesfully crossed over into the light (with or without your help).

Once crossed over, spirits exist in the spiritual realm, and are able to communicate with humanity, and even visit without being an energetic drain.

Crossed-over spirits use spiritual energy to communicate with us in the physical, or may reach out through visitation dreams, signs, and even angels to let us know they are okay and that even after death their souls live on.

When spirits cross over into the light, they are met by their guides, and soul family.

They review their life, heal from any traumas, and continue on their path of soul growth and learning.

When they reach out towards us in the physical, their presence is uplifting, like a warm tingling sensation filled with love.

This is one of the clearest ways to tell earthbound spirits and ghosts apart from crossed over spirits…

How do you feel in their presence?

Do you feel afraid, heavy, overwhelmed? Its a ghost or earhbound spirit you're dealing with.

Is the connection more subtle, light and warm?

These are “calling cards” of our loved ones in Heaven who have crossed over into the light.

Read more about signs from spirit here.

With love, light and gratitude, 

Melanie Beckler

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