Occasionally, something serious pops up -the kind of things that give you chills. Sometimes, it begins with a crawling sensation up your spine, the feeling that you are being watched or objects going missing and turning up in very, very strange places. It may accompany physical and mental illness too such as anxiety and depression which need support and guidance. It can leave you feeling vulnerable, alone and energetically depleted.
If you happen to be very sensitive, dealing with the “yuckies” (negative spirits especially) can be exceptionally difficult. However, necessary. It isn’t a quick fix; it is a life-style change. It is important to address the need to love yourself, to set boundaries both physically and spiritually, to clear out forces in your life that have ultimately brought you to harm. Your personal spiritual practice can be an important support in your life. As a practitioner of the Craft, as a witch (Wiccan or otherwise). Really, this is a real call for addressing serious change in life -and these changes are often life altering. You can’t ignore it (although you can try), staying frozen in fear will only allow more fearful experiences in and screaming and yelling for it all to go away just feeds the force.
In 2007 I was dealing with similar forces in my own life. I was absolutely terrified. My dreams provided me with the solution though I was unsure how to approach it at the time. I stood at the bank of a river. I saw something coming at me and just knew it was going to get me. The surface of the river was broken and a turtle of massive size eyed me. It is going to eat me, I thought! She didn’t eat me. She eyed me, I felt calm. Suddenly, she looked behind me at a large cliff. She pulled deep into her shell only moments before the ground shook. I panicked and attempted to dodge the falling stones that threatened to crush me flat. I witnessed the stones bouncing off her shell and falling harmlessly into the water below. After the danger passed, she emerged from her shell and again made eye contact. An understanding unfolded in that moment. It is ok to protect yourself, to go within and to be firm about your boundaries.
Some of the things that you might do are listed below. Stick to it, smile, focus on your joy and let the magic of love unfold.
Ø Clear your home with a strong incense: Rosemary, sage, frankincense work great.
Ø Play uplifting music.
Ø When you visualize, or feel intrusive thoughts that you feel might be coming from elsewhere, visualize a huge red or black X over the top and use a power word: “no” “delete” “enough.” “not happening.” Of course, if you have aligned yourself with any force or power that you feel can help you, feel free to use a familiar name (such as the name of a deity.)
Ø Focus on your healing. Every time you catch your thoughts wondering to negative, fearful things, acknowledge the thought, focus on your breathing the best that you can and bring your attention to your personal healing. Approaching it this way helps to keep your energy levels a little higher.
Remember, when dealing with negative energies/entities, the idea is the break you down, make you susceptible and vulnerable. If you are experiencing paranormal activity in conjunction with the feelings, it is important to be active and vigilant. Don’t feel afraid to ask for help or advice from those of like mind. If you have family or loved ones you are close to and that support you, stick close to them as it will help to protect you. Our supportive connections are often why there is an attempt to make us feel alone and isolated. There are no quick fixes for situations like this and healing takes time -sometimes a lot of it. Be committed to yourself and to what you need in your life. Be patient and kind with yourself on your journey and remember that really, no one is truly ever alone. You might not care for all the guidance given but you might get some information that you needed.