Energy: Imprints Vs. Entities

I have seen quite a bit of confusion in this area, as well as some inappropriate approaches to dealing with entities and imprints, especially on paranormal TV shows and in some of the fad based groups on the internet. It is important to note that both of these are energy forms, and that all is energy. Imprints are emotional or memory based remnants that have built up in particular areas either through intent, emotional attachment / experience, or memories. Entities are complete conscious beings; what we may refer to as ghosts, nature spirits, deity…

Imprints:

There are several different types of imprints, here I will list and describe them briefly from my perspective:

  • Memory Ghosts or Memory Imprints: These are usually manifested via the senses based on a repetitive action such as a maternal figure baking cookies in the kitchen, or a paternal figure fishing by a local pond or creek. The resultant of a particular person leaving the imprint by simply doing this task over and over in this particular area. *Note,* this person can be very much still with us in the physical world.
  • Emotional Ghosts or Emotional Imprints: These imprints are made by an emotional attachment or event that leaves the energies involved based purely in this feeling or set of feelings. An example would be an ancestral figure reading a story in a rocking chair, such as a Grandparent, and the emotional feeling of connection, security, or happiness. Another example would be the outpouring of love that was felt when a new child was brought into the world.
  • Intentional Imprints: The focus of and idea or feeling into an object or place to have some sort of effect, such as security, protection, happiness, fear…

Entities:

Like Imprints there are many different types of entities, most notable are ghosts, spirits, nature spirits, elementals, and deity. I will list these below also with brief descriptions:

  • Ghosts: Spirit bodies of those that were once physical beings, that are no longer with us.
  • Spirits: Very much like ghosts, but these can be spirit bodies of humans that are ethereal or astral projecting, ghosts themselves, or even beings that have never had a corporeal or physical form. Some examples would be sleeping peoples dream selves, spirits of the elements or elementals, and general spirits of animals.
  • Nature Spirits: Mother Nature, Father Time, Jack Frost, Fey or Faeries, Lady of the Lake, to name a few as examples.
  • Elementals: These are spirits made entirely of a specific element force, such as Earth, Air, Fire or Water.
  • Deity: Deity are Gods and Goddesses, complete representations of larger ideas with full personalities and motivations. Some think of Deity as the all, some assign different personalities to specific archetypes, this can be quite an exhaustive subject in itself.

Concerns:

Many people treat these things in a way I would call inappropriate, such as mistaking imprints for entities or underestimating the amount of honor and respect given when interacting with entities. I also want to emphasize the importance of grounding, cleansing and protection when interacting with either. Here are some links on those subjects that I have written previously:

Supporting Links:

Ok, so there are my quick two-cents on this subject. Does you have a different perspective or any concerns?  Please comment if you do, I look forward as always, to other points of view. Thanks for reading.

Copyright 2016, Jason J. Walton

Intermediate Grounding Exercise

Grounding is a very important fundamental skill for practitioners of any path. Building on my informational post titled Grounding I would like to share an Intermediate Exercise.  This Exercise will include a simple form of discursive meditation. The idea behind this form of meditation is to chew up your thoughts; basically recognize and organize them for future contemplation. In my Grounding article I introduced the idea of using the senses to reinforce this connection to the firm foundation of earth and the other elements. In Grounding we commonly imagine or visualize a cord coming from the Root Chakra or base of the spine, associated with the Element of Earth and pushing our excess energies, thoughts, and emotions down via the cord deep into the core of the Earth itself. What I would like to add today is a way to process that information (energies, thoughts, emotions) into a useful tool for self reflection and organization.

  • Drink a simple glass of water to hydrate and reinforce the idea flowing.
  • Get comfortable with good posture allowing your spine to be straight.
  • Breathe; in a threefold manner; three seconds inhale, three hold, three exhale.
  • Continuing with the power of Breath; Slowly pay attention to your thoughts and feelings, focus on what you notice with your five physical senses.
  • Let stray thoughts and feelings flow down your spine, the cord, and deep into the core of the Earth.
  • Continue this process for as long as you can, stopping when you can hold the focus for around 15 minutes.
  • Drink Water

Please feel free to provide feedback on your experiences, and ask any questions that you may have.

@copyright Jason J. Walton

Balancing Stone Satchel

This is a very well balanced stone satchel or crystal pouch that will help to bring overall balance to your ventures. I would suggest cleansing with cold running water, idealy from a creek or river at a location that you find to be spiritual and that has been blessed and honored. whatever pouch you use should be cleansed via smudge or inscense. I leave the charging and/or blessing to you.

Clear Calcite

Clear.Calcite

AMPLIFIES & CLEANSES

  • powerful amplifier
  • cleanser of energy
  • grounding
  • brings joy and light heartedness
  • balance emotions
  • boosts memory
  • calms mind
  • alleviates stress
  • enhances trust in self
  • overcome setbacks
  • connecting emotions with intellect
  • overcome laziness
  • increases and stimulates your energy
  • links to higher consciousness
  • aides spiritual development

Chakra:

  • All

Celestite

Celestite

POSITIVE & UPLIFTING

  • gentle, calming, uplifting energy
  • harmonious balance and alignment
  • reveals truth
  • resolve conflict
  • promotes purity of heart
  • attracts good fortune
  • environment cleanser
  • soft positive energy
  • access angelic realm
  • spiritual development
  • enlightenment

Chakras

  • Throat
  • Crown

Green Aventurine

Green.Aventurine

EMOTIONAL TRANQUILITY

  • positive, easy going attitude
  • balances male / female energies
  • joy, happiness and emotional tranquillity
  • aligns centers
  • purifies the physical, mental and emotional bodies
  • health and well being
  • compassion and empathy
  • calms anger
  • stimulates our mind, creativity, motivation, and independence
  • protects against electromagnetic energy
  • protects against environmental pollution
  • stone of prosperity

Chakras

  • Heart

 

Green Jade

Green.Jade

EMOTIONAL BALANCER

  • powerful emotional balancer
  • nurturing and bringing peace and purity into your life
  • removing negative thoughts and energy
  • radiates the divine
  • promotes
    • unconditional love
    • serenity
    • clarity of mind
    • courage
    • wisdom
  • luck
  • prosperity
  • friendship
  • dreams enhancer
  • awaken hidden knowledge
  • keeps you from harm

Chakras

  • Heart

Red Jasper

Red.Jasper

GROUNDING & STIMULATING

  • represents earth
  • grounding stone
  • stability
  • balance
  • warms / enlivens will
  • stress
  • tranquillity
  • wholeness
  • stimulates energy
  • face problems
  • worries
  • calms emotions

Chakras

  • Base (Root)

Desert Jasper

Desert.Jasper

BALANCE & STABILITY

  • represents earth
  • grounding stone
  • stability
  • balance
  • balances vibrations / emotional energies of body
  • very nurturing
  • balances assertiveness / sensitivity
  • tranquillity
  • wholeness
  • sustaining / supporting times of stress

Chakras

  • Base (Root)
  • Sacral
  • Solar Plexus

Labradorite

Labradorite

SPIRITUAL CONNECTION

  • highly mystical
  • protective stone
  • mind / body
  • increases energy
  • clarifies thought processes
  • bringer of light
  • meditation
  • directs energy intensely
  • connect to high self
  • seek spiritual purpose
  • clear / protect aura
  • intuition
  • raises consciousness
  • connect to universal energy
  • transformation
  • reflection
  • shows true intension

Chakras

  • Heart
  • Third Eye
  • Crown

Shiva Lingam

Shiva.Lingam

UNIFIED MALE & FEMALE ENERGY

  • Hindu God Shiva
  • activate movement of sacred energy
  • raising / controlling kundalini
  • symbol of sexuality
  • unify male / female world
  • harmonious balance

Chakras

  • Base (Root)
  • Sacral

Tibetan Quartz

Tibetan.Quartz

SPIRITUAL PROTECTION

  • powerful stone of spiritual protection
  • carrying / wearing creates a bubble of light around the body allowing only positive energy to penetrate your aura
  • purifies / cleanses negative influences
  • activate / balance chakras / meridian system

Chakras

  • All

Tiger Eye

Tiger.Eye

PERSONAL POWER

  • confidence
  • strength
  • courage
  • protection
  • good luck
  • sharpens senses
  • promotes intuition
  • makes one practical / centred / grounded
  • enhances personal power
  • allows clarity
  • good judgement
  • clear perception / insight
  • aides good decision making
  • stimulate /maintain wealth

Chakra

  • Sacral
  • Solar Plexus

@copyright Jason J. Walton

Grounding

Using the five physical senses when grounding is very effective, and the senses themselves are commonly associated with the elementals.  Below you find the correspondenses I use, there are of course different thoughts on the subject.

Sense => Element Table

Earth Touch
Fire Sight
Air Hearing
Water Taste/Smell

Keeping the previous table in mind; there are many ways to use different elements and the senses for grounding. For instance, blue and green are calming, balancing colors associated with earth and water respectively; red and yellow, fire and air. By adding a colored glass to your environment, you can effect water or even by enjoying a calming cup of tea, put on some relaxing music or natural sounds and you are pulling in the element of air. Burn lavender, jasmine, or other soothing incense to connect with fire, even using colored or white candles can be great ways of bringing fire elements into a grounding ritual. Get in a comfortable position on a nice soft upright chair, surround yourself with some of these suggestions, and grounding can be an almost effortless event.

@copyright Jason J. Walton

Grounding Challenge

This is an invitation to add your own elements to any grounding exercise. The most obvious being those that react with the five senses. i.e.

  • Sight (Outdoors, Pictures or Videos, Colored Water)
  • Hearing (Music, Sounds, Tones)
  • Smell (Incense, Candles, Perfume, Cologne, Flowers, Foods)
  • Taste (Foods, Mints, Gum)
  • Touch (Clothing, Jewelry)

What I want is for you to add to an existing grounding technique; anywhere from one to as many as you can think of, to it, and let me know what you added and share what your results were.

  • What did you add?
  • What senses did it interact with?
  • What were your Results? Improvement? Ease of Grounding? More or less Refreshed?

@copyright Jason J. Walton

Advanced Grounding Exercise

This is an exercise I have worked out to “Ground”. It can be done at any time of the day and modified to work with virtually any physical activity or even without it. I incorporated the activity in this way to mentally link the physical world to the mental process in a practical way.

It is important to drink water at the beginning to help with the rejuvenation of the body and mind. As the human body is 65% water on average; in the brain, heart and lungs this is considerably higher. It is very important to stay hydrated, especially when doing any physical activity.

Breathing is also very important, as it is a very physical reminder of energy flow and of course an essential way that we replenish oxygen in our bodies. Controlled breathing also helps us to set the pace and be mindful of our surroundings.

Many have put to use visualization techniques of creating an energy ball and worked with energy at different levels, but more at a later time. Picture energy as the path of your thoughts and senses like an electric fire.

In preparation all you will need is access to water for both before and after, as well as a place to walk around, preferably outdoors.

  1. Drink your glass of water.
  2. Adjust your breathing so that you are inhaling for roughly three seconds, holding for three, and exhaling for three.
  3. Picture an empty ball of energy in front of you like the energy is flowing from your hands, merely to hold the shape in your mind.
  4. Your walk should be planned to take no more than 15 minutes.
  5. It is time to begin your walk or other activity, continue to breath and hold the shape of the ball.
  6. What I want you to pay attention to is everything that you can observe with your five physical senses.
    • The sights
    • The smells
    • The tastes in your mouth
    • The sounds you hear
    • The temperature and sensations you feel
  7. When you notice these things occurring let them float in your mind and then let them drift out of focus.
  8. When you notice other thoughts, let them move down to your hands and into the ball, letting it get heavier and more dense as you walk.
  9. When you return from your walk, get your other glass of water.
  10. As you drink your water; picture it washing the ball clean again and all those thoughts drifting in the current down your earthing cord and into the earth until the energy ball is completely gone. Feel the weight lifted off of you as this happens.

 

Special thanks to Errin for helping me work out the visualization.

@copyright Jason J. Walton