Sunday, March 27, 2011
First Experience with Clearing Spirits from Houses
My first experience with "ghost busting" or moving on unwelcome resident spirits from a home or other space, came about several years ago. Through word of mouth, I had an opportunity to observe a local person (respected business/church bla bla, not crazy person), conducting house clearings in a single neighborhood. I accompanied this person on 4 such clearings in the same neighborhood.
This particular person came from a belief set based in Christianity (in a broader sense), and so the method used, involved first locating and communicating with the spirit (which this person was able to do with ease), and then to begin to communicate the need or desire that this spirit move to a better place (in this framework, Heaven). After said communication, everyone present joined hands in a circle and prayed for this spirit to be shown with the assistance of angels, the way "home", and to have all guilt, shame, fear, transformed to prepare them to accept this moving on. I'm sure it's a bit more complicated than that, but that really is the basics.
Different people will approach this process in different ways based on their particular spiritual belief set. I can't say which idea is more effective. My experience is limited. When I have assisted spirits in moving on, I use more of a negotiation, counseling approach.
I'll be honest, I didn't really see, sense or feel anything during most of these sessions. The "proof" as they say, is in the pudding (what?). One lives in their home following a clearing and they will know based on what they had been experiencing if the house feels clear. Sometimes it takes a few visits (remote or in person) and sometimes, it is discovered that the home contains portals (allowing entry to other spirits) and these portals must be closed. I've also participated in the correcting of noxious grids (negative ley lines) on property that are not actual spirits, but areas of negative, or uncomfortable energy. Sometimes there are what are termed thought forms, which is easiest to describe as emotions left behind from a person that are strong enough to take on form.
Thoughts are things. One such example, which I think I've said before is that it is not uncommon for me to hear my husbands boot steps on the floor or hear the door open and close just a matter of minutes before he enters or pulls in. His thoughts have returned home ahead of him. His desire to be home is a thought that preceded him into his home space. And it doesn't sound like anyone else...when I hear it, I know it is him. And then he pulls in. That's one example of a thought form.
It was all new, and all interesting. It was early on and I had no idea where it would take me. I still don't. During one of the post clearing discussions, I asked the lead "ghost-buster" something to the effect of "Um, I'm wondering if there might be spirits in my house". There was quiet for a moment while this person seemed to be assessing something or thinking. Then they said "Yes, you do, you have 4, three agressive males and an abused female." OK, so this was my first exposure to that time/space thing I mentioned earlier. I said "How can you know when you haven't been to my house??"...this was explained and I totally didn't get it. Then I was horror struck. I said "Do you have any idea how small my trailer is??" The fear that I already had was exponentially increased. See I didn't have any concept, besides the Hollywood and perhaps religious ideas about what a ghost is (I'll write more about that soon). Further, there would be a schedule delay in how soon I could gain assistance with MY ghosts from this person.
Well, the day came, and first we did the walk around the property looking for and correcting negative grid/ley lines. Then there was a similar process for clearing the spirits. We crammed a bunch of people into what had been my son's room. It became apparent that some of these spirits were not willing to leave. I think the female was more than ready but I believe that one or two refused. There was no easy exit. It would appear that the only way to move them was with force...apparently, and I've never done this, it is said to be possible to move a spirit painfully by a ceremony burning pine pitch. But it hurts them and I was told it is usually only reserved for those that are causing great harm. I had a choice and I chose not to use such extreme measures. These spirits were intimidating, and annoying, but they were not harming me.
It began a sort of interesting process of how to learn to live with them. There was humor. Like once I had an armload of groceries, and entered the house and said "Honey, I'm home!", and "You know, if you're gonna live here, the least you can do is open the door for me....wait...I take that back...don't EVER do that!" And I learned that being in solid form, I had more power than I thought I did. I would often say, "You know, I HATE it when you stand behind me, it freaks me out...MOVE OVER THERE!". I was told that one can also educate a spirit who might not know they are dead. So I would often say, "yeah, big deal, I'm peeing...can you??" And thus began my education about spirits. In retrospect, I believe (and I have no way of knowing), that they were truly sent to be my teachers in this process. They refused to leave because, it was their job to teach me, and the only way I was gonna listen was if they scared me and intimidated me. I tend not to hear or notice the gentle spirits. I'm still a bit dense, or in denial...something.
I was educated about my space, and their space and my power and their power, and I was slowly desensitized. That's the only way I can put it. I went from sensing there was "something", to being told there were 4, to eventually being bombarded by literally millions that swooped through. The process moved me from total panic, to surrender. There came a time when the overwhelm and exhaustion was so great that I said "FINE! DO WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT! I'M GOING TO SLEEP!!" The overwhelm, I believe, set me up to make peace with their existence. And as I began to make peace, they showed up less and less and less. Now, when spirit arrives, I have more natural authority. I also let go of the idea that I had to help all of them. I had to learn to set boundaries with them in the same way I would set them with solid people. "I'm sleeping, come back tomorrow." or "If you need help, you'll have to lower your frequency because I can't understand you. If you don't really need help, please just keep moving on." And the ever present "Quit standing behind me, I hate that!". I can "say" these things telepathically. I don't have to appear like a total schizophrenic. If nobody is around, I will talk out loud though.
I'm in a different house now. We don't have resident spirits but we have transient spirits. They are all around us all the time. Sometimes they make themselves known and sometimes they don't. Sometimes they are people I knew and sometimes not. I'll have to figure out a clever way to tell you some of the experiences without giving away who the spirits or who the other people involved were. I want to be respectful of that. They are my stories that involved me, but they also involve other people.
Ask questions, it will give me more topics to blog about. Tell your "close encounter" stories.