Wednesday, September 11, 2013

UK Trip Blog #59: A Ghostly Minister Still Waving To People

Ghostly minister Desmond still greets people at the front of Holy Trinity Church
On our last day in Windsor, England after touring nearby Eaton, we were walking back to the Langton House Bed and Breakfast and passed the Holy Trinity Church.
 On our last visit in 2012, I  got my "ghostly" headache and "saw" a minister standing outside on the front stairway of the church who told me his name was "Desmond." He was greeting people and waving to others (there was no one there, of course, but he was waving to people as he did when he was alive). The "people" were residual energy and it seemed like a number of ghostly people walking over from the sidewalk we were standing on, to the church on the other side of the street. He told me he still loves the church and likes to stand on the stairs and welcome people so he continued to do so. He wasn't residual, though, because he was communicating with me. However, the "parishioners" who were passing by were residual energies, like a film playing over and over.
Holy Trinity Church, Windsor, England
CLUES FROM THE GHOSTLY PRIEST -     Last year, Minister Desmond wore a red or dark colored robe with a white collar around the top of the neck. He wore the same again this year, because he's never left. I saw him very clearly as we walked by this year.
  Last year, Minister Desmond told me a date of either 1750 or 1850. After doing a little research in 2012, I learned that the church was "consecrated" or dedicated in 1842, so "Desmond" must have been telling me that he was there around the year 1850, because the church didn't exist in 1750. I also learned that the church was built for Queen Victoria's soldiers. It sits on part of a "spinner's field" given by James Bedborough, a Windsor builder and prominent citizen.
  What this proved was that ghosts who have decided to stay behind on Earth sometimes stay to continue doing what they did in life. They make a choice. It also serves an example of a good person who died and decided to stay on Earth as a ghost. Not all ghosts have bad personalities. Minister Desmond will apparently stay around for a very long time, welcoming the residual energies of long-dead parishioners as well as new, living parishioners or passersby.


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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