By Ayn Carrillo-Gailey
Healers come to their power by different means. Angela Nichole, the inspirational founder of AdventureFit and a Reiki practitioner, nurtured hers after a car collision, where she was pronounced dead at the scene, only to be revived, then told she’d never walk again or have children. Using sheer will power, she was able to motivate herself to eventually accomplish both. That inspired her to seek formal training and certification to help others overcome their obstacles.
There are also women whose healing powers come to them in a seemingly supernatural manner, sometimes from birth. Dr. Wanda Pratnicka, world-renowned for healing those afflicted by spirits, aka ghosts, falls into this category. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Parapsychology and combines that education with a natural ability to counsel the living and ghosts.
As a mere child in Poland, people witnessed her ability to see ghosts and prevent others from harm. However, for many years afterward, her family hid her gift, afraid that the Catholic church would view it as ungodly. As an adult, however, Pratnicka realized she could help others by removing spirits, freeing them from physical, emotional and mental ailments. Over the decades, she has written books and lectured around the world on the subject of ghosts and reincarnation and helped tens of thousands of people remove negative energy from their lives.
I asked her to dispel what she feels are the top five misconceptions around ghosts.
MISCONCEPTION 1: Ghosts can improve your life and help you.
Nothing could be farther from the truth. When ghosts decide to remain among the living, they must use the energy of a living human by attaching to that person. Ghosts are a threat to a person’s physical and mental well-being and must be removed from a person for them to feel truly alive and happy.
MISCONCEPTION 2: Only Exorcists can help a possessed person.
False. Priests are not the only people who can remove ghosts who have attached to the living, however, it is safe to do so only if you are trained. Pratnicka has a very different approach than a priest, referring to herself as a therapist for people and for ghosts, aka spirit entities. She believes they both need the same care, understanding and love. She helps people free themselves from ghosts, but she also helps ghosts free themselves from people. Many ghosts need her counseling to pass through to the other side of death’s curtain.
MISCONCEPTION 3: For spirit removal to work, the person possessed must give their permission.
On the contrary, many people who request a check-up or spirit removal do so on behalf of a loved one without notifying that person.
MISCONCEPTION 4: It’s impossible to tell if you or a loved one is possessed.
There are definitely signs. In extreme cases, facial features or the actual build of a possessed person can drastically change. A possessed person may also suddenly give off a very foul, unpleasant odor. The most common physical reactions to a new or attempted possession are a strong headache and stomach ache, often coupled with vomiting and diarrhea which wears off as soon as the person’s body becomes accustomed to being possessed. People who are possessed often report feeling a presence, as if someone unseen is watching them, touching them, or talking to them. Others can suddenly feel cold, experience chills, or awaken every so often. After the possession takes place, symptoms are more diverse. Most often, these are racing thoughts, a feeling of discouragement, irritability, aggression, mood swings, unceasing fear, panic, sight disorders, temporary or permanent loss of memory, allergies (especially to metals,) unresolved addictions. Possession also causes physical or nervous exhaustion that doesn’t subside even after a long rest.
MISCONCEPTION 5: You have to be in the presence of the possessed to remove an attached ghost.
Actually, it’s quite dangerous for anyone to be in the same physical space as a ghost because the ghost’s first reaction is to attack someone trying to displace them. It also makes the person performing the removal susceptible to being possessed themselves. Remote spirit removal is possible because everything that exists is energy and it is possible to communicate with ghosts on the astral plane.
Dr. Pratnicka has helped tens of thousands of people around the world suffering from emotional, physical and mental disturbances. She can be reached at www.wandapratnicka.com or 631-402-1254.
Ayn Carrillo-Gailey, EdM. Harvard University, has written for PBS, Elle, and Documentary. Follow her on social media @ayngailey