I think a soul collector is a spirit belonging to god who has a duty to take the recent or past dead to the next destiny. Interestingly I have acknowledged that the reason why there are ghosts is because at the time of death the person before he/she died could have been thinking about their home, their wealth, family or other unfinished business, and so their soul does not cross over. I think this is where soul collectors have to come and take away those souls.
It makes sense that ordinary humans cannot help the souls move on, however some human beings are gifted – those that can communicate with ghosts and can help the souls crossover. This itself is interesting to know that sometimes humans carry out a soul collectors job.
Another example of this is when priests or pastors carry out exorcisms and move out a demon or ghost from places or people possessed.
I read a story once of a Sikh nurse who was caring for an old patient in the UK who was bed ridden and close to his death at the critical care unit. (Please note this is not about religion or a particular holy book as prayers from all holy books can complete the same task – please read on…)
On start of his night duty that evening at around 8pm the nurse found his patient was looking up towards the ceiling and crying with great fear. He asked the patient what is the matter, and just managed to make out what the patient was trying to tell him with fear that he could see dark demonic figures floating above him telling him he was going with them soon. They are waiting for him.
The nurse administered an injection which put the patient at ease soon after he fell asleep. The next day the nurse took with him a copy of a holy book to the hospital. As he got their during the shift handover with the day nurses he was told the old man was dying and could die anytime so he would need to keep a close eye on the patient.
Late at night the patient started having the same experience looking up, frightened, and crying. In more weakness than the previous night he told the nurse they are here, they are taking me, I don�t want to go with them, please help me. The nurse took out the small holy book from his shirt pocket and took hold of the old mans hand and began to read out a prayer of forgiveness.
Whilst he read, after several minutes the old man started calming down, however the man who was an English man did not understand the language of the prayer, but felt comfortable and slowly began to feel at ease. After a while when the prayer was completed the patient squeezed tight on the nurses hand and said thank you with a gentle smile, you have made them go, and I feel very peaceful now.
The nurse sat at the patients side and observed the patient asleep, however the patient had died in his sleep peacefully.
Again here is an example of what can be expected near the time of death.
In the book the nurse stated a clear message from his story that it is important that we should remember god when bedridden and dying, and not to think about the materialistic things that we are leaving behind in this world. Only god can save us and take us to a better destiny.
Ghosts are probably punished this way by god that they have to stay where they died but as ghosts until the time comes for when he takes them across I.e send a soul collector on his behalf. Hundreds of people around the world have spoken about their near death experience and mostly of either a wonderful bright light above their bed or loved ones coming to collect them or dark figures floating above them.
I think it all depends on the individual of what he/she did during their life time I.e good and bad deeds. However some possibly refuse to cross over as a result of a harsh death such as being murdered and seeking revenge. Some are probably just too stubborn to leave a place or loved ones.
Sent in by G Hill, Copyright 2009 TrueGhostTales.com