Spiritual Protection and the Paranormal
I am a firm believer in the true magic in life and how to protect yourself and your home from negative energy. What I am about to share may not rid your home of spirits and ghost, but in some odd way it will make you feel somewhat more comfortable. NEVER for a second hesitate to research and try to find a local Paranormal Investigator team if the activity in your home is becoming dangerous or you are not able to handle it.
I wish I would have known about some of these techniques when I was younger living in some of the haunted houses I have lived in. It truly would have made life a lot easier. But not even being a teen, and not fully understanding what I was going through... left me with no choice but to live one day at a time trying my best not to be scared.
As with anything you do to protect your home, the main ingredient is: BELIEF!! If you do not believe something will help, it won't. If you hang a cross in your home, you have faith that God would protect you.. using other methods falls along the same lines.
Something very important is protecting your home not only physically but spiritually as well. Negativity can enter your home several ways. A negative energy can enter your home by attaching itself to you, a loved one and even your child. So you want to try and prevent that from happening, but how?
Here are a few things that will help
Cleanse your home: Clean your home really good. I actually do “Spring Cleaning and Fall Cleaning” (You know that deep down wash all of the walls move all of the furniture cleaning).
Afterwards, I will walk through my home with White Sage and smudge each room. It is even important to open all of the closets and all of the drawers when you are doing a house cleansing/blessing. Make sure you do have a window open so the negative energy will have a place to go.
How do I Smudge?
There are few different ways to smudge. Everyone has their preferences some would rather use a smudge stick which is a tightly tied bundle of white sage and cleansing herbs. You light the smudge stick until it has a good smoke coming from it, then you wave the smoke around your home.
I have always preferred to use white sage in a fire proof container (I use an Abalone shell). I light the sage and when it begins to let off a good smoke I wave the container around smudging my home and myself. I also I add a dried lavender to the white sage for extra purification.
Make sure all of your windows are closed except for one. As you smudge sort of work your way towards the window- allowing the smoke to escape. By doing this, you are cleansing your space of all negative and bad energy. Sage acts as the "Warrior" and drives away bad energy.
Many times after I smudge my home I will light some Sweetgrass which invites sweet blessings into your home. You may also use rosemary, which is good for additional blessings and purification.
Another one of my favorite things to do is make a Lavender Mist. It is really easy to do. Get a spray bottle and fill it with distilled (or my favorite rain) water. Add some lavender essential oil to the water and lightly shake the bottle to mix together. Use the amount of Lavender scent you like, I usually add a good bit because I love the scent of Lavender.
Afterwards, walk around your home and lightly mist the air. You will love it for so many reasons!! Lavender is used for- purification, protection, love and relaxation.
Other Methods of Protecting Your Home:
Sprinkle Sea Salt across the outside of your doors and windows. Sea Salt is used for purification, protection and cleansing. It is said that if you put a line of sea salt across your door, nothing evil or negative can enter. To enhance this protection add a little dried lavender over the salt.
Place Angelica Root in each corner of your home on the outside. Angelica Root is pretty known as the Guardian Herb of protection.
Hang Medicine Bundles over your doors and windows
How to do I make Medicine Bundles?
Use 3 x 3 squares of red cloth. Add a mixture of protection herbs such as: white sage, cedar, angelica root, sulfur/brimstone, lavender, blessed thistle and rosemary. Grind these herbs by using a mortar and pestle, infusing the herbs with protection energy. Ask the Divine Force to bless these herbs.
Place a small amount of the herbal mixture in the middle of your red squares and tie it close with a white thread. Hang above the doors and windows.
Using Medicine Bags as Protection
This one is used more for self-protection and is carried with great honor. It is a private personal thing that "enables you to create" your own personal power by carrying the energy of things that are important to you.
I have several medicine bags. I made mine and filled them items that are important to me. NEVER tell others everything you carry in your medicine bag-in a sense that is giving away the medicine of the bag.
So how do I assemble a medicine bag?
Many moons ago, I wanted to carry a medicine bag but had no idea what went inside of them. I called a Shaman friend of mine and explained what I wanted to do. I was told that what goes into a medicine is private and personal. So after thinking about this for a long time, I decided to do research and find my answers in between the lines.
Inside a medicine bag, you can place things such as: Crystals, herbs, locks of hair, horse’s hair, stones, jewelry, pieces of pottery, and little bottles of earth… anything that is important to you and can fit in the bag that makes you feel safe.
In one of my medicine bags, I have a piece of root that a Medicine Man gave to me. I broke off a small piece of it and tasted it. I placed the remaining piece in my medicine bag and to this very day, it is still there. That has been years ago.
I have several medicine bags that I have assembled, one I keep on me at all times, one for my car that stays there at all times, and a few others. When you make a medicine bag for safe traveling, add herbs that are used for protection while traveling such as comfrey, five finger grass and woodworm.
After I assemble my medicine bags, I always ask “Spirit” to bless them. Medicine Bags are wonderful for personal protection. I have even made some and given them away because I was lead to do so at “Give away ceremonies”.
Always remember: follow your intuition, believe in your inner voice, trust in the items you have to protect you and your home and ALWAYS believe in YOU!
Prayer of Protection
I wrote a blog post called Prayer of Protection I have listed several different prayers on it including "Hail Mary" This is one of the prayers:
The Prayer of Saint Michael
"This Prayer to Saint Michael is mainly used by Catholics, which is addressed to Michael the Archangel. Pope Leo Xlll added it in 1896 to the Leonine Prayers, which he had directed to be said after Low Mass. The practice of reciting this prayer after Mass was suppressed in 1964."
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
And do thou, O prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the Divine Power of God
cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of the souls.
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