Guest Author - Lauren D´Silva
Sometimes we become aware that we are sharing our home with those who have passed over. Most ‘ghosts’ do no real harm and there are people who get rather fond of the spirit inhabitant and enjoy their presence. Indeed some tourist attractions here positively thrive on their haunted reputations. However you may wish to help extra residents in your home to move on.
The less psychically aware you are, the less likely you’ll ever pick up on ghosts. Many people live alongside past residents of a dwelling & never really notice or are disturbed. However if you are sensitive you will probably become aware of a presence. If you have a stuck spirit in your house you may catch movement out of the corner of your eye, get a whiff of perfume, notice ‘cold spots’, maybe things move around or go missing, you hear footsteps, or 'things go bump in the night’. These can be signs of other types of activity too and sometimes have purely physical causes that can be rationalised away.
At the time of death the soul leaves the physical body, is greeted by loved ones that have passed over and travels back ‘home’ to the Light; well that is what happens in the vast majority of cases. For some the process goes awry. Maybe in life the person had a terror of ‘going to Hell or Purgatory’, especially if they were unkind or cruel in life, or maybe the loved ones didn’t manage to persuade the person to cross. Perhaps the death was sudden or violent and the soul was shocked & didn’t understand that the physical body had died.
For whatever reason it is clear that some spirits remain here in the physical realm and are in some way ‘stuck’. Please don’t get this mixed up with a reading from a spiritual medium and a message from Auntie Vera. Spirits are free to travel back & keep an eye on loved ones; they aren’t stuck, just popping in to see you!
Sit quietly in the room where you sense the spirit most. Ground your energy field & place a protective bubble around your aura. You may like to light a tea-light candle as a focal point. Call your angels and guides in to help you- you don’t need to know their names to do this- just make the clear request & they’ll be there. Now ask clearly for the relatives, guides and angels of the deceased to come and collect the spirit and take him or her to the Light. If you pray say a prayer for them. Keep a clear intent and you may sense a shift in atmosphere. You may need to sit like this for a few minutes, but as they leave you should feel the change. If not trust that the work has been done and thank all those who assisted anyway. You can leave the tea-light candle burning in a safe place until it goes out.
If this simple procedure appears not to have worked & the same phenomena continue then you may have had more than one presence and may need to repeat the clearing, or you may have a more stubborn spirit who really doesn’t want to go. In this case call in someone more experienced to help.
When I moved into my house I quickly became aware that there were several spirits present. Over time a story emerged and I have moved all of them on now. I was first aware of the spirit of an old lady. She was very curious & followed me around the house. She was with me throughout the first healing I did here- obviously keen to see what was going on. I felt her presence was benign, however she was freezing cold to have around. It appeared she was trying to obtain help for a frightened child on the first floor landing. When the child was helped home the old lady went of her own accord and I could turn the heating down! I had been starting to wonder if I’d ever get the house warmed up!
You may like to space clear your house afterwards as spirits sometimes are stuck because of unhappy events that leave a heavy psychic residue behind. One of my students kept saying how the house felt like a completely different place compared to when she’d been here three months earlier. “Of course you’ve decorated, but it feels so different.” Actually I hadn’t lifted a paintbrush at that point, but I had released the spirits, space cleared several times & filled my house with lighter, loving, peaceful vibrations.
If you feel fearful then it is advisable to call in someone else to help. There are mediums and healers who can help to show spirits the way home. Alternatively many clergymen still have the skills to do this. I prefer not to think of these clearings as exorcism, which implies banishing a malicious presence. Although more forceful clearings may sometimes be needed, the majority of spirits are simply stuck, not evil, and are glad and thankful to be released. Try to think of them as people that are in need of help and you will realise that guiding them to the Light is an act of compassion. My husband Steve can work to release spirits from a distance and can be contacted through his Entity Removal site.