Monsters: Real or??

Yes, monsters are definitely real! Now, I’m not talking about fictional ones like Grendel in the epic poem, Beowulf, or even H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu in The Call of Cthulhu. But then again, who’s to say that they weren’t inspired by real monsters. I am a strong believer that there is a basis for everything, including fictional things. It just all depends on each individual’s perspective.

On occasion while doing paranormal talks or being the guest on radio shows, I’ve been asked what’s the most frightening thing I’ve ever encountered, and my answer has always been this…. I have experienced many things regarding the paranormal from seeing shadow figures, visions in my mind’s eye, being touched by apparitions, hearing unexplained sounds, smelling unexplained odors/fragrances and being able to “feel” things with my empathic ability. But, with all that being said, and I’ve had some pretty freaky experiences, none of that has ever compared to the real monsters that exist out there in the real world.

I’m referring to the ones that we all have seen on the six o’clock news. The vile, heartless individuals that prey on the weak and the innocent. The ones who live double lives and show completely no remorse for their despicable actions. The rapists, the murderers, etc….. The ones who are our neighbors that, while out tending to their flower gardens, smile and wave to us as we drive by.

Many are prominent figures in society. One that comes to mind is Dennis Rader, a.k.a the “BTK Killer”, a serial killer convicted of murdering ten people. He was an active member in his church and a Cub Scout leader. Knowing that alone gives me chills!

Then, there was the charismatic Ted Bundy, another serial killer who kidnapped, raped, and murdered many young ladies during the 1970s. It terrifies me that so many fell victim because of his “good looks and charm”.

And the above are just a couple of the countless murderers throughout history. Other ones are political figures and leaders such as Hitler and Stalin. Not to mention certain religious dignitaries that have been convicted of sex crimes against members of their own churches.

What about the disgusting news reports regarding child care and/or nursing home providers who neglect and/or abuse loved ones…. or even rape them…. the ones they’ve been entrusted to care for.

It’s people like these so-called “human beings”  who are the ones that I’m referring to when I say that monsters are definitely real. Anyone with a heart wouldn’t dare do the horrific acts executed by these blackened souls.

Now, I can go on and on, but I choose not to. I refuse to give these monsters the notoriety that many of them seek, for whatever selfish reasons they may have or had. That’s the reason why I cannot stand to turn on the car radio in the morning to listen to a broadcast on the way to work, or watch the evening news. So much negativity is out there, it’s draining! That’s why I try so hard to constantly spread positive vibes, in hopes to brighten people…. not bring them down.  I’ve actually been criticized for being “too bubbly”. That cracked me up because my cheerful disposition literally ticked someone off. My response? “Oh well!” … lol ….

Anywho…. not ranting here, but just wanted to get that out there. Yes, I do believe in monsters. However, that’s why when I’m asked what’s the most frightening paranormal thing I’ve ever encountered was? I always answer that the most frightening thing I’ve ever encountered was from the living, not the dead. I don’t fear the paranormal, only the human “monsters” that are seen, and often go unnoticed for their crimes in our society.

 

 

 

 

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Poetry in Motion

“Life is a myriad of emotions, ever changing like seasons in the wind.” ~ Sheila Renee Parker

Life is funny with its ups and downs… side to sides and all those crazy roller coaster rides. Well, metaphorically speaking.

It can be a real kick in the pants. A real eye opener, especially when something insane comes totally out of left field.

And then sometimes you just gotta rip that band-aid off. As painful as it can be, sometimes it’s for the best.

Day to day we are faced with certain challenges. Some not so tough, while others make ya wanna scream on the top of your lungs. And you know what? That’s ok…. Our frustrations, the turmoil that can make a person go mad can actually be the fuel to help us achieve our dreams… as long as we are productive and constructive with that pent up energy. Never destructive!

We want to encourage ourselves and others with a positive mindset. Proof that anything is possible. Our strengths .. our wisdom… All that we have learned from our trials and tribulations.

Life is a beautiful teacher. Allow it to help us grow and become better people than what we were in the past.

Black, white…. shades of grey… are all ok to embrace, but there are also so many magnificent colors of life that are waiting to behold.

We all have our moments. I’m no pollyanna, that’s for sure, but I try my best to live life to the fullest.

Remember, with rain comes rainbows… and always be grateful, not hateful.

Stay strong and blessed, everyone. Negate that negative energy! You all are much loved!! ♥️

~ Sheila 💋

Black and white photo of me… Embracing that beautiful yellow. Kinda reminds me of sunshine! 😉