I need your advice on how to defeat dark forces and very heavy negative energies in the apartment block my partner and I share with our neighbors, who are extremely hostile, unpleasant, abusive and negative. This apartment block has always had troubled tenants who party a lot, dump rubbish everywhere and play loud music constantly. People are always coming and going at all hours of the day and night. My partner is very kind and rather timid. He too has suffered a lot of abuse from these neighbors of ours. We don't mind their unfriendliness, but we do mind the rubbish, intimidation, noise and anti-social behavior. Our parking spot is constantly taken forcefully by these unpleasant neighbors, and cans of beer and cigarette butts are dumped on our doorstep regularly. I would be so grateful for your kind advice as to what my partner and I should do spiritually to counteract this unpleasant situation. Brightest blessings!
Unpleasant neighbors certainly can have a detrimental effect on a person's life! I'm sure you've complained to your landlord about these terrible people many times, but there is little a landlord can do as long as bad tenants pay their rent on time.
Nevertheless, you can file reports with anyone who will take them each and every time there is some kind of incident. Good records of what they're doing may come in very handy when there is trouble brewing and you want to get some help.
As far as protective psychic measures, try putting up several strings of garlic in strategic places throughout your block. Buy a spool of red sewing thread and wrap it around the string of garlic before hanging it up. If you can't hide the strings completely, use them in a decorative way over doorways and windows.
Inside your own apartment, be sure to put at least one garlic clove over each window and door. While it won't make these people move out, it will help keep them away from you. I find that if I mix a string of peppers or twinkling lights with them, it sort of cloaks what I'm trying to do: repel negativity! There is nothing quite like garlic for keeping evil vibrations away.
For your porch and parking space, sprinkle the area liberally with non-iodized salt. (Salt that hasn't been iodized is usually found in the baking or canning section of the supermarket.) Go counter-clockwise around your parking space, and left to right over every door sill and windowsill from the outside of your building. If you live on one of the upper levels, inside the building is all right, but it makes a mess.
Don't pour the salt out of the box; just sprinkle a few crystals around. You don't have to be able to see the salt for it to ward off those abusive neighbors. You may have to repeat this process several times for the parking space.
Also, find a Catholic bookstore that has little cards and statues of the Christian saints and put a St. Michael card, medal, or statue in the glove compartment of your car. Buy inexpensive St. Michael medals to put on your key rings, and wear one around your neck.
Finally, remember that the vibrations you send out are the ones you'll receive back threefold, so try not to be a hater even though these people are so rude and inconsiderate. People like this feed on the frustrations and troubles of others, so don't give them more energy than they deserve.
There is nothing more trying than to have constant disharmony surrounding you. Libras in particular need to dwell in harmony and balance to maintain their sense of inner peace, so I can see where this might be quite unsettling for you and your partner.
You mention in your email that there have always been troubled tenants in this apartment building, which means you could be living in a vortex that will continue to attract the wrong sort of people. My first suggestion is to move, but if that isn't possible, there are other methods you can use to bring more peace to your living situation.
First, you may want to try freezing the energy of your neighbors. This won't harm them but it can create a protective barrier around you to minimize the trouble. You will need a small piece of brown paper (torn off a grocery or lunch sack), sea salt, and a sandwich-size plastic bag with a zip-lock top.
Write the name of your neighbors on the piece of brown paper and ask that their negative energy be frozen from bothering you. Fold the paper in half, drop it into the sandwich bag, and sprinkle a pinch of sea salt into the bag. Fill the bag halfway with water, just enough to make sure the paper is covered. Seal the bag and place it in your freezer.
Within 24 hours, you should notice the noise and negative energies easing. Wait two days and if you haven't noticed a difference (or if the trouble subsides and then starts up again), repeat the ritual. You may have to repeat it a third time if their energy is strong, so wait two more days to see if your first two rituals worked before performing it again. Leave the bag or bags in the freezer until you or they move.
Outside, sprinkle sea salt around the area where they are leaving their rubbish, and sprinkle some sea salt on top of it each time you encounter it. It is also a good idea to pour a line of salt across the outside threshold of your apartment. You can also pour a line of salt around the perimeter of your parking space to allay their attempts to park there.
If these methods don't work, again I would encourage you to consider moving. The negative energy in your apartment complex isn't limited to one place or person, so even if your neighbors were to move, the trouble could continue or even become amplified in the future.
Thanks for writing, and good luck! Hopefully these rituals will minimize the problems you are having until you can find a way to move out of this vortex of negative energy.
Many times in life we hear, "You will always have what you NEED, but not necessarily what you WANT." Your spirit must have needed to experience the feeling of leaving your human body, and the suggestion in the next chapter of Sylvia Brown's book was all it took to get you there.
Even though you hadn't read it yet, your SOUL recognized the title of that chapter as something it had been seeking, and your soul, knowing that you had that reference to read after your experience, got with it and out you went!
While I don't usually recommend her books, Sylvia Brown has a wide reaching and powerful effect on lots of people. A Gemini like you would be able to relate easily to her writing and put it to good use. Synchronicity - you gotta love it!
I like your description of "getting caught." That's exactly what it feels like, isn't it? One minute you're free and hovering above the room, and the next minute, ZAP! back down into your corporeal form you go!
As a little kid, I loved that "feeling of return." With practice, most of the time we can control that event, but sometimes, when our physical ears hear a distracting noise or something else occurs to knock us back into reality, back we go. With practice you will be able to control your return better.
I find it interesting that you were visiting your mother-in-law and not someone in your own genetic family. Evidently, you and your husband got married for reasons that are even deeper than love. His family's interest in "psychic stuff" will nurture your children in such matters and help them to grow into their own abilities.
You'll never have to be concerned that when your daughter visits them, she'll be discouraged from exploring her own psychic life and power. My parents encouraged me to develop my psychic senses in a time when it wasn't nice to even discuss such things in public. Heck, it's STILL not considered a great topic at the dinner table in some families!
Your kids will get to talk about it ALL and ask questions and read and study. This is going to give them such an edge in life! Talk with your husband about how you want to present this to your kiddos, so that you are united in your approach and ready to tell them their experiences are all natural and okay.
A word or two of warning: Geminis often have difficulty staying grounded in REAL LIFE. Don't get so strung out on your ASTRAL life that you neglect what you're doing here on Earth.
You are at the beginning of a long journey to learn where your power really lies. Try to be patient with this process and take your time.