Hi you two! I've been reading about how there are some places (like hospitals and cemetaries) where people tend to pick up earthbound entities. Do you have any advice for how we can protect ourselves from something like this happening if we have to go to a cemetary for a funeral, or to a hospital for some reason? Blessings!
Here is my famous disclaimer - are you ready? The answer I am about to give you is MY opinion only. That doesn't mean I am right and you are wrong; it's merely my opinion based on what I have seen, heard, experienced and gathered as I have lived this journey called life.
I live down the road from a cemetery, and the fastest way to the main road is for me to drive through that cemetery. I do that every time I head into town. If I could be picking up earthbound spirits, I would have every soul in that cemetery attached to me by now.
One of my very good friends is a nurse. If she could pick up earthbound spirits every time she went into the hospital, she would be covered in them as well.
Let's use voodoo as an example. Voodoo works if one believe it works. A middle class office worker from Montana would probably not believe in voodoo, whereas a fieldworker from Haiti may be a firm believer. If you threw a headless chicken into the office worker's yard in Montana, he may just wonder where on Earth it came from, but if you threw it into the Haitian's yard, the people in the house would probably pack up and move, for they would be terrified!
This is all about belief systems, and the power is in the belief. The chicken is the same in either yard - it's the belief systems of the people involved that are different.
If you believe you can pick up earthbound spirits, then they will have a much better chance of attaching to you. I personally won't let anything near me that is in any way not from Love and Light. Any entity that might want to attach to my aura is not allowed near me. That's my own belief system.
Of course, when I wake up in the morning, I ask for protection and guidance throughout the day, and if I get the feeling that there is some form of unfamiliar energy around me, I stop and say (out loud when possible),
If you are not here from Love and Light, I command you to leave this place immediately in the name of the One God.
According to cosmic law, any being must then leave if it is not from Love and Light. Since anything from Love and Light would not attach to you without your permission anyway, I suggest you try this method.
When you are going into a hospital or through a cemetery, just stop before going in and ask for protection. Picture yourself wrapped up in sheets of light or a bubble or whatever you want to use as a visual symbol that you are protected. The Universe will protect you when you ask every time.
I wish you faith in divine protection.
Throughout history, people have made and carried talismans against bad luck and evil entities. Talismans can be as simple as a rock or a shell, or as complicated as a day-long cleansing ritual. There are specific charms for specific situations. Every person I know who carries psychic protection against negative entities has a different idea about what is best for this sort of thing.
I have an ugly plastic turquoise and yellow rosary in my glove box that was given to me by someone at a wake. I also keep a rock from the Forum and one from the Island of Delos in Greece there. I have talismans that have come from every member of my family, every student and every corner of the globe. I have some that were just shiny things this old crow spied and collected because they had a feeling of power to them.
People wear crosses to protect themselves from vampires. With a list of Catholic saints at your fingertips, you can find protection from every kind of bad energy. I keep St. Michael the Archangel over every door in my home and studio, and a St. Michael card in my purse.
I would love to see people shift from carrying things for protection to carrying things to draw positive energies their way. Rose quartz is said to draw love, garnet to enhance brain power, and clear quartz to facilitate mental clarity. Lapis lazuli placed under a pillow will help a person dream of past lives.
There's a poem that lucky little children from psychic lineages learn to remember how to protect themselves, with verses about various spiritual remedies. While you might find the same information at a number of websites, this poem is not something you'll find on the internet.
The first twelve verses talk about the Catholic Saints: When ghosts you fear, St. Michael's near, When folks are cross, Ariel is boss, St. Francis cures the critter dear, Bad dreams? Invite Fatima here.
There are ten verses about charms to cure common human complaints: Rose quartz for love, tied to a tree, Green ribbons, money then you'll see, Cat whiskers cut to break a tie, Carnelian ferrets out a lie.
There are nine verses about rocks and gemstones, seven verses about common medicinal plants, and five verses on the power of precious metals and stones. There are three verses that deal with death and doctors, but those are secret.
You can come up with your own objects by researching your needs online and investing your talismans with protective energy. Remember to always take your time in any ritual that deals with mysterious or supernatural power. Transferring energy to an inanimate object of any kind can be tricky, so go through every step slowly and carefully.
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.