Picture this. You are sitting cozily in your very favorite chair, soft music on the radio, and a good book in your hand. Suddenly, you catch a glimpse of something in the corner of your eye; it darts out of your view when you turn to look straight at it. Now it is gone. Did you really see something? Or is your imagination working overtime?
You shake the image out of your head and assume that it must was some peculiar anomaly of your eyesight; however, you cannot shake the feeling that someone is watching you. It goes on for several nights, for weeks, and each time you dismissed the fast dark movements in your peripheral vision, but then, one night when you are not expecting it, you see the shadow directly in front of you: face to face, blacker than black, darker than dark, almost like a void that has punched a hole into the inky fabric of night itself.
Yesterday, someone in an Empath group I follow mentioned that Shadow People were always around her. She said it's becoming more and more frequent, and she was wondering why. "Shadow People?" I exclaimed, " So, who or what are "Shadow People?" You know me. Whenever I hear of something new, I have to investigate. Are they ghosts, visuals from another dimension, something from the realm of demons, or none of the above? Well, after doing a bit of research, I have to tell you, I STILL don't know what they are.
Shadow people are shadowy, silhouettes of human forms seen mostly at night. They are not bound by walls or other physical obstacles. They are also known as "Dark Shadows" or "Shadow Ghosts" and are probably the most misunderstood entity known to man. Shadow is an indication of a spiritual condition, an absence of light or of truth. Hence, the idea that Shadow People are actually disembodied humans have somehow become lost...or have chosen not to go forward in life's journey by refusing to go into the light after death.
The shadow has long been associated with the mysterious aspect of the subconscious mind; it is archetype of a hidden and secretive area of human existence, our subconscious mind. Could these experiences be trying to tell us something important about ourselves, our environment and the times we live in? In Jungian psychology, the archetype of the shadow is said to deal with our primal survival instincts. It is the dark side of the ego, the evil that all men are capable of is under the right circumstances is stored there. .The shadow is the dark side of the person, characterized by inferior, uncivilized or animal qualities which the human ego wishes to hide from others. Are these beings simply trying to convey a message to our conscious selves?
One of the more creative theories is that these shadow beings are manifest thought forms, meaning that they are collections of negative psychic energy from areas where traumatic events have taken place. The negative psychic energy begins to manifest and takes on form and motive, thriving on fear and negative emotions for sustenance.
Generally, they are harmless, but because we fear darkness, many people have come to believe that shadow people are evil, demonic; however, most are actually not negative in nature. Are they frightening? Yes, they can be. Are the dangerous? I think not. If they wanted to hurt us, they have had ample opportunity to do so. They are simply lost and in need of guidance to understand their condition.
So, the question remains unanswered, but I do have a couple of questions for you. Have you ever seen the Shadow People? I know I have. I see them often. I see them in the corner of my eye, and in a flash they are gone. Personally, I believe they are harmless. I like to think they are possibly from another dimension, and perhaps they are appearing more and more frequently because they are trying to warn us of something. What do you think they are?
- Creatures from another dimension? From space?
- Figment of our imagination?
- Our shadow self?