As promised I am sharing with some of my spirit clearing stories. This is a longer read... but I hope you'll find it interesting.
A few years ago I was visiting with some friends on the west coast. Early one morning my friend, Is, and I got into the car and headed to do a day at the beach in Venice. As we were trundling down the highway my cell phone rang. It was my friend K calling. This is how the conversation went:
K: "Clare.... you've got to help me. I've rented a beach house and there is something terribly wrong going on here. I think that it is haunted. I need you... NOW."
Me: "Where is your beach house?"
A coincidence? I think not. Funny how synchronistic things can be, eh?
"I'll be there in 20 minutes!"
My friend Is, not a fan of 'hauntings' or weird spirit experiences dropped me off at the gate of the house so that I could get to work. She went off to the beach...
I pushed the buzzer and the gate was unlocked for me. As I walked through the front yard to the door of the house, my eyes were drawn to the upstairs window on the left side of the house. I could see a man looking out of the curtain right at me.
A spirit dude...
I said a prayer and asked my spirit guides to fall in line so they could help me with what needed to be done to set this all right. I then took a few minutes to properly ground myself.
I swallowed, took a deep breath and entered the house. K was pretty unsettled and very concerned. The air felt thick and heavy with spirit energy. No wonder she felt the way that she did. She was definitely NOT alone in there.
I immediately noticed how dark the house was. All of the blinds and curtains were closed. The walls in most of the rooms were made of dark brown wood and the furniture was all antique and vintage pieces. Hmmm... a very dark house with heavy curtains and lots of old furniture. Just the kind of place that a lower vibration spirit likes to hang out. As I moved through the house assessing the energy, I threw open the curtains and blinds and opened several windows as wide as I could. These steps alone noticeably and quickly lifted the energy in house. (For the "here's why" see this blog entry HERE)
I ventured up to the second floor and was strongly drawn - magnetized actually - to the closed door of the bedroom right at the top of the stairs. I opened the door and tentatively stepped across the threshold into the room. I immediately became dizzy and felt sick. The window that I had seen the spirit man looking out from was in that room. "So this is where you're hanging out", I thought. I tuned in to the spirit's energy and could see that he was definitely an 'in-between', caught between this world and the spirit world. I could see him lying on the bed and he was dead... from what appeared to be a drug overdose. Ok. That explained that. He had probably at some point died in that house and had not fully crossed over. I could feel the thickness in the air as I made my way out of that room to take a short break from the overwhelming energy of his presence. I went back downstairs to see how K was doing.
She described to me the experiences that she and her daughter had been having. Doors swinging back and forth. Feeling like she was walking through something or someone. Feeling as if someone was walking up behind her. Being awakened by strange sounds and rattles during the night. I told her about my experience of the bedroom he was in (which I was happy was not being used by K or her daughter). She let out a brief sigh of relief because I had validated her own experience that there was, indeed, something in that room.
Sensing that she needed to get away from the house for awhile, I sent her on a shopping trip to pick up several things that I would need for the clearing. Sage, a couple of dozen quartz crystal points and a very large piece of black tourmaline. She knew just the place on the boardwalk where she could get these things and happily left the house for awhile to shop.
Which left me alone with the spirit dude...
I walked through the entire house again while reciting several prayers that I use regularly during house clearings. K got back with the items which meant that it was time to get down to the clearing work.
The interesting thing about this situation was that K had the beach house only for a short term, one month rental. Completely clearing this fellow out for good would be a pretty big job. I had to come up with a way to get the place safe and sound while she and her daughter were staying there.
So here is what I did:
I became very clear about the boundary with this spirit. He had to clear out and absolutely not come back while K and C, her daughter, were there. I placed quartz points in the corners of all of the rooms in the house, with the exception of the bathrooms. As I did this I spoke firmly to the spirit telling him to leave. I went through the house a second time praying as I firmly told him to leave. Then I went into the bedroom at the top of the stairs, the one that I could see and feel him in. I moved the bed out of the one side of the room, into the other side. I place the large piece of black tourmaline into the space that had been occupied by the bed and quartz points in all four corners and on the window sill. I opened the double doors to the little balcony to be left open for a few days to bring air and light into the room for a sustained period of time. I saged, prayed and then spoke loudly and firmly that he was to leave NOW.
And with all of that that room felt much lighter. And free of the presence of his spirit. Which was good.
I reminded K to make sure that she opened the curtains and blinds during the day to let the sun in. And to leave the door to that bedroom open.
When I sensed that she was feeling calm and better I was on my way.
She called about a week later to say that things were feeling much better in the house.
Then a day or two after that she called in a bit of a panic. She had invited her sister, brother-in-law and niece to stay in the beach house for a few days. After she got off the phone talking with her sister she heard a door slam upstairs. When she went up to check things out she found that the door to that bedroom had shut and could not be opened because the handle had fallen off...
Oh dear... He was back. And apparently decided to shut the door to the room that he liked to be in and make it so no one could get in. I surmised it was because he decided that the rules had changed with the invitation for guests to stay. Or something like that. Who knows exactly what goes on in the mind of an in-between spirit dude.
This, of course, had to be rectified. So I made arrangements to go back and give it another try.
K had to have the door opened up by a maintenance man. The door handle was still broken and was scheduled to be fixed a few days later.
When I got back there I headed straight to that room. My husband came with me this time, which was a great help and relief to me! Together we prayed, saged the entire room, shored up the corners again with cleansed quartz crystal points, repositioned the black tourmaline and firmly asserted the boundary, only this time made it clear that until K and her daughter and anyone else that she had into the house while she was there were gone he was to GET OUT and not come back.
After this, my husband left the room. I stayed in the room alone for a few minutes more. As I turned to leave I noticed that the door - without the handle - was starting - on its own - to slam shut. I grabbed it fast before it shut completely and locked me inside.
So... spirit dude was going to play that game, huh? I called for my husband to bring me a roll of duck tape. Together we duck taped the door catch down flat, so that if the spirit dude tried that again the door would not lock shut. We gave the room one more going over, not leaving until we felt certain his energy was gone.
I am happy to report that the rest of K's stay went off without a hitch. Her guests had a great time. She even hosted a little party - that we went to - and everything felt good and clear. Yay!
We also later learned that there had been some shady activity in the house in prior years and that it had been hard to rent because of this. We also discovered that K had, unbeknownst to her, rented the house from another renter who did not feel comfortable there and wanted to leave, so he 'sublet' to her, without, of course, telling her that he was not the owner, or that he was leaving for a good reason...
And that, my friends, is my Venice beach house spirit dude clearing experience.
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