A lot of the time when I read of true ghosts stories or other spiritual encounters, advice is given to talk to the beings and try to help them move on. Why is this advice given?
I have seen and felt spirits all my life (19 years). I remember seeing an angel, a demon, and a ghost all in the same house, but my dad remembers me seeing more than that and sobbing from it. I guess I was too young to be able to remember everything I encountered. But anyway... I lived in a couple haunted houses with definitely malevolent spirits and energies in them. I lived in another with a grumpy but kind spirit who helped me once in the night, and I do not feel like he wanted to "move on". There have been countless others I've felt in and around me.
What I'm trying to say is that I was incredibly scared of the malevolent spirits! I still am, in an odd way. Why would I want to talk to them, invite them in, to get them to move on? Even the many nice but troubled spirits I've encountered have been scary to me in that I do not understand them and they can be very distracting when I'm trying to study or sleep or something. The idea of inviting an unknown entity to talk to me, of opening up more dangerous possibilities, is absurd to me!
So again, why do people say to talk to the things that haunt us? What am I misunderstanding here?
I welcome all answers and ideas regarding anything I've written here.