Nyle’s rage led him to the tiny kitchen where, seeing the flour on the counter, he began throwing it around the dining room. In his drunken anger, he threw dishes, just as he had thrown the couch cushions, books, magazines, cups, and the television remote control in the family room a few minutes before.
What does it mean to be haunted? Does it mean someone is following you around, hanging out in your house, or interfering in your relationships? What does it mean to be haunted by a past life? Do you feel seemingly irrational feelings? Have unexplained dreams or memories that make no sense? Can’t quite get past a certain obstacle and you don’t know why?
What does it mean to be haunted by a past life or by a deceased person? Does it mean a dead person is following you around and making your life miserable? Maybe. Does it mean you feel emotions, such as anger and fear, and you don’t know why or where they come from? Maybe. Does it mean you have weird dreams that take you on a journey you don’t want to be on? Maybe.
Most children are taught to feel shame at some point in their lives. That may come from any environment. When children are taught to be ashamed, they grow into adults who feel shame. That shame is never productive and covers the energy of passion. Passion is critical when one wants to seek a state of joy that remains present.