Sometimes it feels like you are being haunted. When one terrible thing after another happens or when nothing particularly bad happens but you just feel scared or anxious or unhappy for no reason. In all likelihood what you are being haunted by are thought forms that have had too much energy invested in them. When you have a negative thought and you invest energy in it, usually in the form of emotion, that thought will become more and more tangible. Eventually if enough energy is invested it will seem to take on a life of its own. When a lot of people have the same negative thought over a long period of time, say like church people over a couple thousand years, some heavy duty thought forms can develop. People call them demons and think they are something special and powerful. They are powerful but they are not independent entities. If you want to be free of them you just have to divest yourself of those thoughts and emotions and beliefs. I say "just" but it isn't always easy. A lot of people can't do it until they leave their bodies. And then sometimes they need help.
The same thing can happen with individual thought forms, though on a smaller scale. If you have had extremely sad or angry or bitter or frightened thoughts about your late mother or father or lover or spouse or best friend or worst enemy or the circumstances around their passing or about someone associated with them and you keep replaying those thoughts over a long period of time you could be building up hostile thought forms.
I had occasion once to help a young man who had been murdered and he was badly frightened by what he thought were evil entities./violent-death.html The poor boy had been abused as a child and grew up hurt and angry. He was filled with thoughts of people he hated and ways he would get revenge. He had a friend who was Sensitive and could feel a little bit of what he was going through. That young man was very frightened too. Of course one of the reasons the living boy felt the other boy's experience so clearly is that he too was building up powerful thought forms from a life time of angry, frightened and hurt feelings. His thought forms matched those of the dead boy and they connected, creating something that seemed more powerful than they were and independent from them. Fortunately once I explained to the dead boy what was happening he sent back word to his friends that they must not dwell on how angry they were about his death and they must not obsess about revenge. Those thoughts would only create scary looking entities like the ones he was dealing with and attract more trouble and hurt into their lives. He was able to let go of all the thoughts and emotions that were keeping him attached to the dark, scary, sticky things and move on the Other Side.
What seems to be a haunting or a curse usually has a much more mundane explanation. Sometimes when you are feeling bad you can get caught in a downward emotional spiral that seems to bring you more things to feel bad about. It's easy for one of these spirals to get started when someone dies so it's important not to dwell on how bad you feel. For example, it's natural to be sad or even angry when someone dies. But you don't want to think about how sad you are and resent that you are sad and then feel ashamed that you resent that you are sad and then be angry that you have to be ashamed that you resent how sad you are. And you don't want to think about how much worse you feel than you have ever felt before and think up a lot of ways to describe to your friends how bad you feel.
Emotions are like magnetic energy and they attract things that match. It's important when you are going through a time of grief or any challenge that involves intense emotions to try to find things to feel good about. It isn't disrespectful or irreverent to enjoy friends and family and good weather and good food and children and babies and puppies and kitties and anything else you enjoy. Positive emotions are the best defense you have against any sort of evil. It's all energy. Whether it's on this side or the other, the difference between good and evil is how you manage your energy.
Love from Ben