Whilst healthy and alive, we seldom think about death. We live as if we have forever. But when our health deteriorates, we suspect death might be around the corner. Truth sinks in and we realise no matter how well we’ve lived our lives, we still are unequipped to face death. Let’s face it: death can be terrifying.
With the help of science, we have worked hard to stave off the grim reaper and defy him for as long as we could. But no matter how hard we try, we cannot escape the grim reaper forever. The fact is, we cannot cheat death. Perhaps, that is why we seek answers to questions like ‘what happens when we die’ or ‘what lies on the other side’. At times, we believe in the idea of an immortal soul, which finds its way to a heaven or a hell, or is reborn to be liberated. Unfortunately, since these are unanswered questions, we can only toy with the idea of an afterlife.
Afterlife is shrouded in mystery just as much as death is. We like to believe we have a beginning, a middle and an end. But, some of us are convinced that death is not the end. Perhaps, these are individuals with an uncanny ability to sense life in a different realm. Life after death. This quest to understand what lies beyond death led us to Sheelaa M Bajaj. Celebrated for what she does with utmost passion, Bajaj has guided people from around the world to find closure by helping them connect with their loved ones who have passed on to other side. Here’s Soulveda in conversation with the psychic medium herself.
You are a psychic medium. Could you tell us about this ability?
Well, just the way a normal person communicates with another person, a psychic medium—a person with psychic abilities—can communicate with higher beings called entities. Like me, my older son who is 15 now can sense entities. He can even communicate with them. He’s probably had this gift since birth. So, I think psychic ability is something to be gifted with. I’m not sure if it can be acquired. But, if one has this inborn gift, one can fine-tune this ability over the years. For instance, over time, I have discovered ways to turn off my senses so that I am not bombarded by them all the time. I have also developed techniques to deal with them, clear them and communicate with them.
Could you describe what entities are?
Entities are disembodied beings—beings without bodies. When a person dies, they leave behind their bodies. They ideally ought to move on to a different realm. But sometimes they get lost and find themselves stuck on the earth plane. They are lost wandering souls that are looking for directions. Other times, they stay back because they have some unfinished business.
Entities however are not scary or spooky as movies make them out to be. They do not intend to mess with us or hurt us. They are just lost people who are seeking help. So, they attach themselves to a living person.
Just then, the lights around her picture flickered. And I sensed that his daughter was around him and wanted to communicate to him.