reply to post by 04326
You're very honest
most people wouldn't suggest it could be their imagination, even though it is responsible sometimes, with some people. But you already know yourself
well and you sound like someone who is quite aware of what is imagination and what is not
So I think you're reasonably sure it's not your imagination in this instance
The reason I suspect you're more afraid than you're saying here, is your new practice of leaving the lights on --- and especially the way you keep
looking towards the door. You didn't do it before. You're doing it now. Your mind knows more than you're consciously wanting to accept.
Others have given good advice regarding smudge sticks. I've never used them, although on occasion I have used salt around the perimeter of the
property and within the house and on window ledges, etc.
I'm hoping someone will come along soon and provide you more comprehensive advice and information. In the meantime, you could search online for
things you could do.
Your animals are puzzling, aren't they ? They're seemingly 'attracted' to whatever it is.
But the pooping in the cupboard ? That's not territorial behaviour, is it ? The only time our poor old cat pooped herself was when a strange and
large tom-cat suddenly appeared in our rear courtyard and began walking towards the house. Our cat was so petrified, she pooped herself .. even
though usually she was quite brave. Obviously, she didn't realise there was thick plate glass between her and the tomcat. From her perspective, the
tom was coming to get her.
I'm no cat expert, for sure. So I may be wrong entirely. But based on my little bit of experience alone, I would think a cat would poop itself out
of fear. Question mark as to that. Others will have better info.
Some of us are more 'open'/vulnerable than others, I think. You call it empathy, and there's that, too. Then, in addition, there are places (imo)
that have a lot of stuff going on in them, quite apart from emphatetic/vulnerable people who may become involved.
There are people who are able and qualified to deal with unseen entities/spirits (as well as many who imagine they're able/qualified but actually put
themselves [and others] in harm's way).
So, it depends on how you regard yourself -- and what you're prepared to take on. Life isn't a forum or a movie, as I'm sure you're fully aware.
The old maxim: ' don't bite off more than you can chew' is particularly relevant as regards the paranormal.
My advice would be to close down your 'receptors'. Put a bubble around yourself with big 'Do Not Enter' signs all over. Say 'No' any time you
feel you need to. Make it a calm and very firm 'No'.
Do the salt and smudge stick exercise, with intent. You are sealing and protecting the integrity of your mind and surroundings and all those (and
pets) they contain. It's your absolute right to do this. And the doing of it will be good for you and will make you feel stronger and more in
In short, do whatever feels 'right' to you, remembering that nothing you do is 'silly'. Don't be self-conscious about it. You know yourself
best, so do what feels right to you.
And seek outside help if you suspect you need some help. Just be judicious about those to whom you turn. Go with your instincts. If someone claims
they can help but you feel doubtful .. then don't proceed. Trust your instincts.
If push comes to shove .. move. Rent the place out, or sell it and buy another. Difficult and inconvenient and all sorts of problems involved in
moving, yes. But sometimes that's what it takes. Afterwards, find a way to 'close down' and seal whatever 'open' signals you may be
It may be there's one or more spirits in the park and they may have picked up on your openness. Maybe they seek help. Maybe they deserve help.
Maybe not. But are you experienced enough and willing to go that route ? If not, you have every right to close yourself to whatever it is. I'd do
that very soon, because it sounds as if you're being 'stalked', basically. I'm not trying to alarm you, but you've described what sounds like a
progression. And your first instinct (trust your instincts) was to AVOID the park. So you did not invite or encourage this. You did your best to
say 'no' back then. Whatever it is that's hanging around chose not to listen.
I'd leave and take my animals with me, if at ALL possible, regardless of inconvenience and 'what people will say'. Then, from a distance, you
might be able to enlist the clergy or someone experienced to cleanse the house and the park.
Sincere best wishes to you. Wish I could be more help. Remember, there's no shame in running. It's how mankind's stayed alive. Especially when
you can't see and don't know what you're dealing with. Please take care
... and go with your instincts always