What we do

Connections With Spirit is owned by Margaret West, a lady of many talents. You can find her website here At Connections with spirit, we offer you training in many different practitioner courses and also many other metaphysical studies. The workshops are designed to not only enlighten you, but also to financially help those she considers are voiceless, with profits from the workshops. Margaret works full time as an alternative Therapist, and this she considers is her income to pay the bills. Profit from the workshops, after paying the facilitators etc, is donated. The prices for our workshops are reasonable and competitive, and we like to think that we give each one our personal touch of beauty and laughter. Cake is always on offer at lunchtimes, as we feel no one should learn without a good slice of cake to fortify them!! We use a few facilitators, who are excellent in their field, but mainly Margaret does all the teaching. So you can be assured that the quality of our courses are always top notch.We also have stalls at the workshops where you can buy beautiful jewellery and Holistic Crystal pendants, which Margaret makes herself. Each pendant is an active crystal that will help with various conditions of the mind, body and spirit.Emma King is Connections with spirit's event manager, events organiser and Personal Assistant to Margaret West. She will be your main port of call for any questions you have or booking details that you may need for any workshops or development circles. Please do add Emma Reiki King and Margaret West to your facebook/twitter friends list to keep up to date with all the workshops and news. We promise not to bother you unless you contact us first for information. Emma's email is connectionswithspiritworkshops(at)hotmail(dot)comWe like to be interactive with students and people, so do feel free to leave any feedback about circles or workshops you have attended. Or just pop by and say hello or ask a question. We will always try to reply promptly.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Ghosts and Spirits

Many people ask me what's the difference between ghosts and spirits. The simple answer is ghosts haunt, spirits help. Ghosts manifest from residual energy. You can't interact with them because it will be like trying to speak to an actor in a movie your watching. Its like an etheric play. An event in a persons life that's so traumatic they leave behind a blueprint of it that, which replays over again. This is why people say they see ghosts every night walking through a castle. 'The ghost stared straight ahead, didn't even look at me' that's what I usually hear. That's because they can't see/hear/feel you. Your not part of their event.
Spirits are people who have gone to the other side of life. BUT, I must stress, just because they have crossed over, it doesn't make them super hero's. Their personality doesn't change just because they've died. If they helped you in life with good advice, they will still do that spirit side. If they always steered you wrong, they will continue to do that from the other side. In my experience, spirit people come back with messages for their loved ones because they might be able to help, give comfort, release that person form their debilitating grief, Tell them 'I'm all right'. So many people ask me, is my mum, dad, etc all right? Of course they are. Once a person leaves the confines of physical life, they leave behind illness, disfigurement, or impairment in any way. It reminds me of a story Colin Fry once told. He had a son from spirit who came to speak to his mother and father. Whilst they understood the message, they didn't recognise the handsome, upright man. Colin said to the spirit man they don't know you. The man said they will know me like this. His image changed to that of a man with severe Downs syndrome. The parents then cried. They suddenly realised their son was was more than all right. His spirit was whole again.

When people lose a limb, many say they can still feel it. I believe this is because the spirit is still whole. What they feel is their spiritual self. People from all walks of life come to me. But they all leave with the same thought. Death is NOT the end. It's the beginning of a wondrous journey. The ones that suffer the most are those people left behind. In my 25 years experience, spirit people come back to try and ease that pain. To give evidence they are still around you.

So remember. Hold your loved ones close to your heart. Tell them you love them everyday. Don't wait untill it's too late and you have to come to someone like me to relay the message for you.


  1. This is a fascinating post, Margaret. Are you saying that "ghosts" are not actually full beings, just a sort of shadow left behind?

    This actually makes a lot of sense (if one is willing to make the first leap, namely that there's a non-material consciousness -- spirit, soul or whatever -- that endures when the physical body has worn away.


  2. Yes, Lisabet. Think of ghosts as people who perform in a movie. You can't interact with them, you can only watch as they relive moments from their lives. It is like an echo on a continuous loops. Whilst spirits are people who have left their earthly body, but are fully able to interact with the living.

  3. What a lovely post. I wonder how many people read and get more understanding about the afterlife but don't leave comment.I know I find them very informative and comforting