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Difference Between Ghosts and Spirits

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Ghosts and spirits are essentially the same as they live in the same realm and have the same kind of energy. However, there are subtle differences too.

A ghost has more of a negative connotation associated with it when in comparison to a spirit. It is like a soul that finds it difficult to cross the realm between living and the non-living. Ghost stories add on to this feeling of being scared and wary of ghosts that you might find around the corner.

On the other hand, spirits are there, and we may feel them such as a cold blast of air or a sound in the corner. They are like elves in fairytales who might be mischievous but not harm you maliciously. Spirits are here to give us a guiding hand and are associated with a guardian angel. A parent or grandparent who loved you dearly and can’t bear seeing you in anguish will come to you in your time of need. They can be great sources of comfort and even advice one in subtle ways.

Ghosts do nothing of this sort for us. They are there and just their presence is ominous with bad tidings. They are probably waiting for someone to help them to pass on to the next realm where they actually belong.

There could be bad spirits too, which are out to harm us, but they can be counted on our fingers. But, ghosts are usually associated with someone who is angry, aggressive and has a lot of hurt and pent up frustration within. Such kinds of unhappy ghosts are known as Poltergeists. They love to see people frightened out of their skin. The more uncomfortable and frightened you are the happier they feel. Therefore, ghosts are associated with banging of doors, hearing thumping footsteps. All these things are possibly to get our attention.

To sum up, ghosts are the stuck souls waiting to pass on to the next realm and continue with the learning process. Whereas, spirits are those that have passed on to the next realm and now are able to fluidly move across different realms and be besides those who need comfort.

The concept of ghost and spirit are entirely based on human beliefs.

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  1. Thanks for the help

  2. One correction I can not help but piint out here is that poltergeists are not & have never been human. There are many various forms of entities out there for various reasons. Some good, some not good. However its best to keep an open mind and read as much as possible from various sources. You will reach your own conclusions eventually. My personal experience comes from many various years of religious study followed by several years of paranormal research including ghost hunting. My conclusion is there is life after death & there are many other things out there both good & bad that we know very little about as humans. Its amazing. God bless all of you. Stay safe & be protected by the white light of the Lord.

    • Thank you Nikki for the information you had written about the differences between ghosts and spirits. I just thought what you wrote was very interesting.


    • I am very grateful for the clarification. I have been visited by some departed souls in the past.Most often they are very nice to me.Sometimes I was able to identify them other times, I am not but could hear the sound of this big feet, walking down my stair.
      And they provide comfort and guidance especially when I was in a state of uncertainties.
      And I have talked to some individuals and they gave their own stories.I intend to write down my experience in a book in the future.

  3. I always thought the only difference is that ghosts occupied a body and spirits never did. ‍♂️

  4. my opinion about
    Ghost is:-
    soul for someone still alive invoke by black magic for research something …etc.
    Spirit is:-
    Bart of soul can move out of your body without invoke by magic
    example ; when your going to sleep and dreaming ..
    soul is :-
    the energy of your body .
    mind is :-
    decode for soul memory . cuz the memory in soul not in brain .

  5. I think i saw a ghost and her foot steps scared the shit out of me. Is that supposed to be a ghost or a spirit cos I’m still confused. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks

  6. We are seeing and hearing things .like putting a bottle of soda in frig and having it thrown back at you . calling family names out when not one of us did . cursing at one of us in a family members voice. We have tried cleansing house and had a father cleans and bless our house .any suggestions


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