When we were younger, my cousins, sister and I used to play in our grandparents’ attic quite often. This attic is a place where I hold many fond memories – riding on a battery operated train (with plastic tracks!), playing our made up games, being the bossy teacher while we played “school”, and sneaking into the cubby holes (which we were warned to not enter) and finding our parents’ old toys & documents. The attic always had an air of mystery about it – perhaps just being an attic made it feel mysterious. But believe it or not, I’m even more scared as an adult to go up those steps to the attic than I was as a kid! Yes, I am convinced it’s haunted.
But I digress…I have one distinct memory of our time in the attic that isn’t so “fond” – the day one of us had the bright idea to bring the old Ouija board out and see what happened. I can’t even remember what we asked the spirit(s) we had summoned. But I DO remember we all promised that we weren’t cheating (moving the pointer with our own finger movements). At one point, the pointer began to move rapidly all over the board. The ghost had gone bonkers, and by the look of wide-eyed terror on all of our faces, I just knew none of us was doing that intentionally. We all ran downstairs in a fit of terror.
If you’ve ever used a Ouija board, then you can probably attest to the fact that those things are just downright scary. And as someone who can easily communicate with spirit guides & other beings we can’t “see” the way we would someone sitting next to us, then I can tell you there isn’t one fiber of my being that wants to use one of those things as a “Divination Tool” ever again! Ouija boards seem to invite the darkest of spirits – the souls who have left their bodies but not fully crossed over, perhaps – to come out and “play”. How this thing is sold as a “toy” for children is beyond me!
How does a Ouija board work?
A typical Ouija session begins with the users propping the board up on their knees or sitting on the floor with the board in the centre. Each person puts a finger on the pointer and then the questions begin.
Ouija Boards create a portal or a doorway for the spirits to communicate and communicate with us. But for reasons unbeknownst to me,it doesn’t seem to encourage conversations with our spirit guides or deceased relatives who want to tell us they still love us. Rather, it seems to be a portal to darker energies. I’ve heard that some of the spirit entities that come through the Ouija will pretend to be anyone that the user wants them to be strictly for the use of gaining entrance into our environment.
My advice? Stick with more tried & true divination tools (article to follow next week on using Tarot, Oracle cards and pendulums) if you want to contact your guides or a loved one in the spirit world. Stay. Away. From. The Ouija.
Do you have any Ouija board experiences – good or hauntingly bad – to share? Comment and leave your story here. I’d love to hear it!
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