I stayed overnight at some friends' house last week and forgot to clear the energy before I fell asleep, something I usually do when spending any time away from home. At 2 am I was awakened by the sound of a door slamming, even though as I woke up there was no movement in the house and everyone was sleeping. My heart was trembling a bit as I realized this was a psychic door slam -- I was hearing something that didn't actually happen in the physical. Then I could smell an odd odor nearby, like aftershave lotion mixed with cigarette smoke. The next day, the blender turned on by itself when we were in another room. 'That happens a lot', they said.
That's not supposed to happen a lot!
Spirits can manipulate electrical items such as telephones, TV's and radios in order to get our attention. They can also work with subtle odors. Sometimes this is soothing, like smelling your grandmother's perfume to know she's around you as a spirit guide.
But when you are not feeling soothed and comforted by the spirits in your home, it's time for some quick spring cleaning.
First, get yourself grounded and clear through basic breathing meditation, Then visualize gold light in the walls, floors and ceiling. You can imagine a violet flame burning all the dark energy in the corners and throughout the building, or imagine a sieve-like sheet of white light moving from under the floor up through each room to round up the darkness. A beautiful color of energetic rain falling into the rooms can fill the space up with light.
If you feel the energy of a spirit hanging around still, you might want to figure out who it is and what message they have for you. Sometimes listening to the message is enough for them to leave to the light peacefully and easily. If not, you can surround the spirit with clear white light and ask that it leave your space and go to the Light. You can call on your favorite spiritual beings to help you with this process.
Don't forget to actually clean your house and get rid of anything unnecessary. A clean, organized house is less attractive to spirits and also makes it easier to notice when they're around. And finally, you can burn sage and incense and open all of the windows to move new energy in to replace the old.
These quick ideas can help you get started with spirit spring cleaning. For a more thorough lesson, I'll be offering a teleclass workshop on the topic in May.