Can we relate to ghosts?Nov 30 10:37
An acquired disability they say is one of the most difficult morph jobs a human can go through. Going from a perfectly working body to a permanently broken one takes an incredible amount of mental strength. You remember everything you used to be able to do - run, walk, feel things on your body. You remember how things “once were” and it’s painful. Is our suffering similar to that of ghosts?
It may sound ridiculous, but stay with me here. If ghosts exist - spirits of passed humans - and they’re able to remember their previous lives, how are we not like ghosts? We too have memories of our previous lives, and just like ghosts, and we too yearn for them back. Maybe not every ghost is floating around going, “Man I wish I could take a hot bubble bath again,” so they could be esconsed in warm water, one of life’s greatest pleasures, but they remember it.
Instead of floating around, we are still in our bodies, unlike ghosts who got to hightail it out and be free. We’re living and breathing physical forms, yet we have a connection to a huge aspect of being a ghost. Does that mean we’d make better ghost hunters than Zak Galfinakis? Are our brains able to connect to our sixth sense better since so many of our other senses diminished?
Even though we’re still alive, we still partially experience the ghost life. It can be a living Hell, but this shared ability to relate to spirits can work in our favor. Maybe its torture, but it can also strengthen us in ways we never thought possible. Being able to figure out a way to exist in this world happily, despite remembering everything you will never do or feel again, is one of the toughest mental tests of all time, but if you can find a way get past all of those memories and not feel cheated, the spiritual rewards can be great.
How do you deal with memories of your past physical abilities?
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1. Gary | Nov 30 02:12
What are ghosts? My belief is they are people who died recently, but for whatever reasoning, did not get to heaven. In the eyes of the creator, they failed at something, so they go on call, awaiting the next life. Think of it as re-incarnation. Eventually all get to heaven. Proof? Not scientific but have heard and seen reports of people remembering events from 50 plus years back, which can only be done if you lived that life. Errors in removing memories is my prognosis. Eventually we get to heaven. I've been told my idea sucks. lol
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Tiffiny Carlson is freelance writer and writes the “SCI Life” column for New Mobility. She's also a C6 quad from a diving accident that occurred when she was 14 years old. A lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Tiffiny has been a writer in the disability community for over 10 years and writes for several publications and blogs, as well as her personal blog BeautyAbility. Her work has also appeared in mainstream publications such as Nerve.com and Playgirl.