First, I know Beth always loves to hear my "Vibrating magnetic Energy Pool of Positive and negative Motion" theories, but here comes another one.
I believe that all energy, as well as religions, as well as astrology, music, whale sounds, Nascar race cars, jets, and the pull of planets by their suns all interact in this giant ballet of weightless energy (something near but not quite called String Theory) and whether it is AFTER we leave the body or before, we have conscience energy that is MORE related to the COLLECTIVE UNIVERSAL CONSCIENCE than we are in the physical body.
Someday when we all evolve (sorry Beth) we will find that defining line between conscience and body and when that happens we will begin the ultimate voyage - the journey to universal awareness.
You can call this finding God (any religion's God will do) or ultimate peace or obtaining and melding into complete understanding of all that there is, or ever was. It is literally being part of the magnetic pulls that attract and repell all objects throughout the Universe, placing things where they are and rotating them like a giro so that they stay there until a greater force passes its way and moves it on with the slightest of energy.
So what does that have to do with ghosts, or guardian angels, etc..
Well. The STUFF we are made of is part of a collective of stuff that we are made of. Lets say like a sand castle is made up of sand - it is only a castle becase it is shaped like one - a recognizable shape to us, created by our experiences and visible to us because it is within the light spectrum which we can see.
Take away the shape and it is just sand, we see no castle - but in thought, the castle is still there - just shaped in a way we no longer can comprehend as a castle.
When we pass on (I believe) and even when we are here (which starts to lose some people - Beths already in her car driving to church to pray for me :shock: ) Our conscience creatures, our TRUE BEINGS are seen by our physical appearance - rarely for the beautiful being that is housed in this shell of a body we travel around in like a hermit crab.
But our conscience is able to leave the body, float and travel about without the restrictions of the body. It can travel threw time and space and move about is seemingly endless experiences in just a blink of the eye - because time is NOT a factor in the conscience world - only in the physical.
We have Oras and energy that reflects our conscienceness - many people call it karma, which for general speak will do. This engergy is powerful stuff concidaring it is effected by Gravity only - this single particle that the string theorists keep having trouble adding to their mathamatical equations. But I believe the reason GRAVITY only plays a part in the theory SOME of the time is because it comes into play ONLY WHEN the conscience energy is INTERACTING with the physical energy. When on its own - the conscience energy has nothing to do with gravity.
So, we attract like energy NOT opposite energy than our own - Magnets or better put GRAVITY requires opposite energy to attract. But conscienceness is like a tumbleweed gathering LIKE material as it travels along.
As we go through life the outer shell often dictates our attitude: we ache and work hard, deal with stress and death in our families - all these things wear down at our bodies and it spills over into conscienceness, often changing the purer spirit that we start out as. Lifes trash seeps through us like worms through the Earth - leaving us with holes that make us more and more vulnerable to change.
The good news though is our conscienceness is its own being - capable of independent thought (actually our conscience being does all of our thinking, but when attached to the body it is SWAYED be the health and pain and fear that HARM to the body that is has experienced and the SUBCONSCIENCE experiences can persuede the conscience to make poor decisions - on its own though, the conscience can make NO wrong decisions, it only reacts to the enviroment and all the energy that surrounds it.
Okay, I'm still NOT at the point. But I hope you see that since we are surrounded by like energy, and like energy often has reasons for being LIKE energy - it is often the conscienceness of past family members, other conscience beings and random similar energy which has collected in a localized pool of like energy.
Image (of all things) a tiedye teeshirt - in the random looking pattern we see pools or colors that are grouped together - other pools of similar colors, but of other shapes are found elsewhere in the pattern. But these shapes not random in the tiedye, no more than they are in the vastness of the Universe.
Planets circle suns governed by their mass and the the mass of other planets that also revolve around that sun. That solar system is spaced according to its mass relative to other solar systems and they form a gallaxy. Gallaxies are located by their mass in relationships to other gallaxies to form our Universe.
Energy of conscienceness is different AGAIN because it is NOT effected by gravity - with the exception that the person with an apparent guardian angel or (if you choose "luck") has "LIKE ENERGY" working around it - helping a strong conscience being more than helping one with a weak conscience being. Again, a large tumbleweed gathers more material than a small one.
We all have conscience beings - there is no exception. Some are natural strong and the person has GREAT understanding of its existance - while other people may have even greater conscience energy with NO understanding of it. We have had enlightened people throughout history of all religions and of NO religions.
People who are lucky in "life's close calls" or seem to have an angel on their shoulder often do - I might not call it an angel, where Beth would but I do believe we are talking about the same exact thing. These LUCKY PEOPLE who seemingly have "beat the odds" are indeed blessed to have an abundant amount of energy working in their behalf - although the energy has to deal with gravity, which PURE ENERGY has little experience dealing with - if it had, then no harm would ever come to that person, the math would just work always in their favor.
But in a split second crisis situation, a car accident or any trama, energy (which has all the time in the world, because it isn't governed by time) is thrown the gravity curve and "gravity which works on the physical body" has an effect on what the conscience eneregy is capable of doing. Imagine trying to fly a commercial plane with no experience and literally no way to place hands on the controls anyway. So energy effects the luck factor, but isn't capable of solving all situations - it does though have effect. Again, I believe that it does NOT "Think" it just reacts and makes a change in the outcome. I think once we JOIN the universal energy (through dealth when no chance of returning to the body exists) then we are no longer individuals, but a drop in the great cosmic pool of like energies. Being attracted to where we are suppose to be and back into the most natural form possible, free of the restrictions of the body.
That being said, is their conscience thought AFTER death or are we just energy in the Universe - I honestly don't know. I do know we are conscience though during out of body experience, but there is a physical body to return to - the collective thoughts of the LIFE are retained and travel outside the body during OBE, but is that EXACTLY the same as when we die? I would hope that our energy is indeed entered into the great cosmic pool and ALSO that our conscience being has its thoughts in tact and able to move through the Universe as it can during OBE - but that is something that no one knows for sure. I know in my mind that THIS is not the end of our voyage, just a stop over to gather experiences, but what happens after our energy leaves our bodies and moves on, I'm not sure if WE retain those experiences, pass them on to God or the pool of energy or any number of other possibilities.
I think Jesus was a VERY INSIGHTFUL MAN, the hub of conscience energy. Literally the Son of God. My belief in God as a man on a throne though is more parable than reality. More like the stars in the sky as seen by the sailor as Gods or other figures to help them steer the night over open waters.
I think of God as the Universe as a whole and in its entirety. Everyone and everything is a part of God. Conscience beings are vast and plentiful in this Universe and each is a part of the great totality that is the Universe.
So, to say it in one sentence: I think people who have guardian angels are people whos conscienceness is very strong and attuned to the Universe.
Well, at least I kept my answer short for a change :roll: I didn't think it neccessary to elaborate :shock: