Spirits in the Home and How To Deal With Them
By Lisa Caza
I was very surprised to receive a phone call from a local woman a few months ago – I don’t know how she found me (as I keep to myself in this small town) but she was asking me how to deal with spirits in her home that her daughter had been seeing.
Well, I am going to say it here for everyone: TALK TO THEM! Oftentimes, a vast majority of spirits that come into our homes are looking for validation, acknowledgment, and help to enter the light. In my case spirits come to me because they have very important messages to get across to loved ones – but the principle is still the same: talking with them and acknowledging that they are there.
I know that spirits can be rather persistent in trying to get your attention. Here’s just a short list of some things they will do to me:
- turn the television on that’s in the basement (at which time of course they have to make sure that the volume is turned up full blast!!!) – and then if I don’t go down to turn it off myself they’ll shut it,
- they’ve changed channels on one of my children while they were watching a show; they also like to play with the volume and mute it!
- they’ll turn the lights off on me when I go to the bathroom (that’s always fun when I’m in the shower and I drop the soap),
- I’ll hear footsteps going up the stairs,
- on a few occasions BOTH my husband and I heard a male voice at 3am in the stairway (THAT scared us!),
- I’ll catch fleeting shadow figures in my peripheral vision (of course I look and they’re gone).
- They’ve hidden my truck keys on me and moved them – one time they actually put the keys on the seat in my truck and LOCKED the doors (good thing we have spare keys!!). And no I did NOT forget them there.
I’m a rather stubborn mule, but eventually I will give in and finally acknowledge them. As mentioned, it’s almost always because they just want to be acknowledged and wish to relay on messages to loved ones. The very moment I finish talking to them – they leave.
There are indeed those spirits that wish to remain with us in our homes. They could be past residents or even a deceased loved one of ours. As some of you may know, I have two resident spirits in my home. They are very quiet – you wouldn’t even know they were here if I didn’t actually tell you. They keep to themselves and let us go about our lives. There was only one time that they made their presence (and dissatisfaction) truly known to the family – my husband and son went into their space (the attic) to tackle what seemed like countless bats. Let me tell you, the activity we experienced for two weeks afterwards was rather unnerving to say the least! But by TALKING TO THEM it changed everything almost instantly – we came to the agreement that we won’t go in their space if they don’t scare us anymore.
You have to understand that spirits are people too! Just like us they feel emotion, they have thoughts and desires, and they want to be acknowledged. I cannot stress this enough: TALK TO THEM. For so long as you try to ignore them and not talk to them, well folks you better expect to continue experiencing the paranormal activity! So take the bull by the horns, no matter how “silly” it may feel to you – and speak! Ask them their names. Ask them what they want. Tell them to be in love and peace and to go to the light. If they wish to remain, well that’s their decision but tell them that they cannot disrupt YOUR life if that’s the case. While you may not be able to hear them … they CAN and WILL hear you! Just you speaking aloud to them gives them the acknowledgment that they’re looking for. Then watch how almost immediately the activity in your home drastically drops – or in many instances even stop completely.
There are a small number of let’s just say “violent” spirits that come around … and indeed you’ll have no question in your mind if they are or not. There will be no mistaking these particular spirits. In those cases, no it is not recommended to handle it completely on your own. Cases such as this call for more professional involvement by for example paranormal investigators, mediums … and in extreme cases as you know priests, blessings, and holy water.
As a closing note, realize that the VAST MAJORITY of spirits are NOT “evil” or “violent” … if you think they are then you’re watching too much television. They don’t wish us harm nor do they even try to harm or scare us with their activity. They just want recognition … like any other person … and they are only doing what they can in order to get it. If you do have a spirit or spirits in your home, do not automatically assume that they are bad or evil … and talk to them with respect and love in your heart.
And for those who are wondering what happened with the lady that called me: after I told her and her daughter to simply TALK to the spirits when they notice them … well put it this way a number of months have passed and there has been no further significant activity in their home!
** As a side note: If you REALLY don’t wish to talk to them (i.e. if you’re too fearful), or perhaps you have a child who sees them regularly and doesn’t wish to, then a recommendation that I have is to smudge the home with sage while holding the thoughts in your mind (or say aloud if you feel the desire) that you do not wish for them to be in your home … period … and that they must leave. The same action is to be taken for a child’s room. But an added element that I have used for my daughter: place a smudged “guardian” at the side of the bedroom door – facing the door itself. Tell the child that the guardian will not allow ANY spirits to enter his or her room. In my daughter’s instance she has an angel figurine that stands guard for her. Understand though, especially in cases where a home has an actual vortex (a doorway in which spirits use to cross over into our plane), this would only be a temporary measure. This can also be said for folks like myself and my daughter – who act like natural “spirit beacons of light” After about a year you will need to re-smudge the home/bedroom as the activity will begin again.
Here is another article that may help you: How To Protect Against Spirits
© 2014 Lisa Caza