Originally posted by Charlatan
The part about the evil prescence.. yeah that's pretty much bang on.
...could be something as simple and explainable as 'night terrors' and SP as mentioned...
Though it also doesn't hurt to put your mind at ease by applying some rather harmless 'counter-measures' if it is
something a bit more than
just basic explainable physical reactions...
- Spirits don't like light, or water. Utilising a floating tea-candle *lit of course* floating in a bowl of water is a method of combining too
methods of intervention. Also, have other things that refer to water in your room, such as sea-shells or even pictures of water/oceans/rivers/lakes
etc...apart from providing some nice decoration they may also offer some discouragement to any spirit that might see your room as a comfortable place
to hang out.
- Not too sure of your spiritual beliefs...but I find that methods such as blessings/cleansing of your room can be of great benefit. Contact someone
who can perform this...or, if you possess strong faith and feel able to, give it a go yourself. Again...its simple:
*Take a clean glass of water (Holy Water is perfect, but if you can't obtain any, then this will do also)...the water should come from a running tap,
not stagnant...as running water contains more 'life' than water that is stagnant.
*Best done during the day...with your curtains pulled back to allow as much light as possible into the room. Also...open any wardrobe/cupboard doors
to allow light in there too...but because you will cleansing in there also.
*Stand in the middle of your room...offer up a prayer of protection first (can be any prayer really...basically its an offering), ask that your
'Higher Power' (God, whichever you refer to 'it' as) guide your hand and be present and work through you.
*Centre yourself and focus on allowing your Higher Power to work through you...I do this by saying prayers as I cleanse a room...in between each
prayer I will say things like "That which is here, I command you to leave in the name of God". Just say what you feel in your heart...trust your
instincts, trust your internal guidance and the right words for you will come naturally.
*Dip your fingers into the glass of water and then flick/sprinkle water out and upon the objects/surfaces in your room as you continue to recite your
prayer...again...remain focussed on allowing your Higher Power/God to work through you...let not your mind become distracted, believe me sometimes
when doing a cleansing this can be hard, as all manner of thoughts can enter your mind as distraction. Focus. And believe.
*Make sure you cleanse/bless your entire room by flicking the water pretty much everywhere...you don't have to completely soak the place though...so
no need to roll in a firehose or anything
Make sure to get the ceiling and in the corners of the ceiling as well...these are places often
overlooked...remember that spirits are NOT bound by the conditions of gravity or proportion that we humans are...so sometimes can just hang around on
the ceiling while people are distracted with cleansing at ground level.
*Get the corners of your room, under any tables, beds, behind cabinets...basically any dark hiding place...and make sure to do wardrobes and cupboards
as well. Get around your windows, curtains and doors...any entrance point to your room.
*REMEMBER - Stay focussed...hold belief...offer up prayer and instruct whatever is there to leave.
*When you have finished, its a good idea to sprinkle some water on your head and yourself...again...offer a prayer of thanks to your Higher Power/God
for the protection shown to you and for the work done through you.
*Its also a good idea for a while following any cleansing to leave your curtains pulled during the day...to allow your room to be bathed in
light...and also, even though it may look untidy, leave your wardrobe and cupboard doors open so light may reach in those places as well. Normally I
will do this for about a week afterwards.
Other methods of protection, apart from the obvious of prayer...is to also have flourescent 'icons' of whatever belief you have. For instance, I
have a set of flourescent Rosary Beads with a large cross that glows at night, hanging close to my bed...this watches over me as I sleep.
Many will say its all mind over matter...and that these things don't exist and any comfort experienced by doing applying at of these interventions is
merely a trick of your mind, simply a placebo-effect of sorts...well, firstly I don't believe that due to my own personal experiences...and secondly,
what does it hurt to give it a try anyway right???
[Edited on 26-3-2004 by alien]