Haunted House Guest


Haunted House Guest

 I have a story to tell you. I once had a ghost as my roommate. I lived in this old multi-level complex. This place had a lot of history. The area outside my bedroom doors used to be a lake. It had been converted from small housing for the guests, actors and executives of a movie studio.

After learning some of the history of the building, I was not surprised to find a ghost in my home. Artists and creative types carry a lot of emotional energy.

Her name was Marilyn (no, not Marilyn Monroe), and she lived in my bathroom. She never stepped out of that area. Marilyn was very quiet. She never interfered or intruded, but when it came to her living quarters - my bathroom - she was not always so accommodating. She would firmly but nicely ask me how long I would be while I was taking a shower.

And she hated visitors. So, when my clients would use the restroom, some would say to me “do you know you have a ghost in your bathroom?” I would smile and I’d say, “Yes, I know… “

Marilyn had a tragic passing. She was murdered in her bathtub by her sailor boyfriend. How did I know? As I was taking a bath one evening after a very long day, I started a conversation with her. I asked her if she wanted to go into the light. Instead of answering me, she wanted to tell me how she had died.

She asked me to be still for a moment because she wanted to show me what had happened to her. I said okay. Suddenly, as I was lying in the tub, a man came from behind me. He was wearing a sailor uniform.  He pushed my head down under the water. It literally felt like I was drowning! 

It was as if I was becoming Marilyn. “This is how I died,” she said sadly.  Then suddenly I was myself again and jumped out of the tub. That was the last time I ever took a bath in my home.

My story is like many that I have heard from people that have had hauntings and spirit activity in their homes. I was one of the lucky ones. My houseguest was friendly. Despite the bathtub incident she was the best roommate! Many, homes, apartments, and commercial buildings often have spirit activity.  Maybe even yours...

By spirit activity I am talking about the sense that you’re not alone, when you feel an unseen presence around you, Sound scary? Well, I won’t lie. It can be scary, but most of the time spirits are harmless.

To some it might seem unbelievable that a spirit would linger here on the earthly plane instead of going on to a better place where there is peace and you are free of judgment, pain and suffering.

But not all spirits are ready to leave earth or they may have unfinished lessons that must be learned. If a lesson needs to be learned sometimes the soul will choose to stay on the earthly realm and continue to learn that lesson until it feels it is ready to move on. Others have a choice to be "bi-coastal," meaning they live in both worlds - here on Earth and also on the other side. They commute!

 That may sound strange to you but believe it or not some spirits love the earth plane because of its earthly pleasures. They find comfort in walking with the living and sharing their experiences and some come to gain knowledge of what the human spirit is all about. We never stop learning even when we’re a spirit.

 Some spirits can become trapped here for a variety of reasons. They may have had a tragic death due to murder, suicide or accident.

You also may have the spirit bully. Yes, believe it or not they do exist even when they’re not in a body. These “spirit bullies” as I call them, were once angry, mean-spirited human beings who now have become their shadow selves in spirit form. These spirit bullies haunt the living to feel a sense of power and control.

However, you might be one of the lucky ones who have friends and family that have passed on watching over you, aiding your spirit guides

When friends and family are your guests you are truly blessed!

You will find that friends and family spirits come and go. As I said before these are the spirits that “commute.”  And some like to hang about and keep you company even when you are not asking for it.

There are no rules as to why a particular home, building or surrounding has spirit activity.  Most of the time spirit activity will occur where there have been violent, emotional or historic memories that leave extremely strong energetic imprints. Just as a spirit that has experienced tragedy, so can an area. For example, holy lands and ancient sacred burial grounds where blood was shed will transmit heavy emotional and angry energy. Here is where your haunting will not be a pleasant experience. Hollywood Boulevard has a lot of history under its belt, especially the old historic Roosevelt Hotel. It has been said that many old movie stars are wandering the halls and rooms at the

Roosevelt Hotel.   Downtown Los Angeles also has a lot of spiritual activity and it’s not all great! Of course I’m talking from experience. 

Another place where there is no doubt spirits roam freely is the Queen Mary, in Long Beach. They just don’t wait it out till Halloween. They make it a point to greet the “human” guests as often as possible.

A lot of hauntings that occur - whether they are harmless bullies or evil spirits - can be a result of the location. Some locations have vortexes of energy that work as inter-dimensional gateways to other worlds and spirits.

Okay, so if you are panicking right now, please don’t. For the most part people don’t really notice the change in energy or the presence of spirits coming and going when they are in a vortex location. Unless of course you are being haunted or are energy sensitive.  

But I won’t sugarcoat it either. When you live in a location where there are vortexes of energy it can get very interesting. You can have a multitude of spirit activity. Spirits can move your stuff like keys and socks or go in to your refrigerator and look at your food (that has happened to me). You can have electrical and/or plumbing issues caused by spirits, just to give you a few examples.

Places like Las Vegas, Long Beach, Burbank, Florida, New Orleans have huge vortexes of energy and that generates a lot of spirit activity.  I once saw a spirit walk right out of a building in downtown Vegas. He was wearing a hat, nice pants, shirt and tie, and was caring a briefcase. And no, I was not drinking or doing any other substances.

Not all hauntings are daunting nor will all homes be haunted. Most spirits just want to be acknowledged. They just want a little attention. Acknowledging a spirit when you feel their presence is a great way to establish a relationship. Even your family and friends that just “pop in” desire a “hello,” so if spirits take the time to check in on you, make the time to say “hi.” Of course, this only applies if you can actually sense the spirit presence.  

It is important to be aware of your environment. Get to know and understand the history of the area where you live and work. It is also very important for you to know that if there is unwanted spirit activity in your house there are things you can do to clear your space and get rid of the pesky spirit. You do not have to be a hostage in your own home.  

Here are some simple and effective ways to keep your home clear. Sage and cedar burned together is a great blend and can keep a space clear.

Keep your home clean and make sure to de-clutter often.

Bring in fresh flowers. It is a great way to bring happiness and balance in your home.

Try to burn sage, copal, cedar frankincense, rosemary or sandalwood incense at lease once a week.

Placing crystals in your home where there is the most activity will maintain balance and clear the space.

Citrus sprays are great to use when you feel disrupted by nasty spirits.