~Written By Danielle Lee~    

Upon first impression of any new individual you may meet, you immediately form an opinion. You may not even converse with them, but you can tell within a few moments as to whether or not you feel good around this person. An individual’s personality is literally written into the energy surrounding themselves. Similar to pheromones, an aura emits a vast amount of personal information. Without even being psychic or having the ability to see auras, your natural instinct can guide you when sensing another’s energy signature.

For instance, when you are simply walking down the street, you pass by many other pedestrians. In an instant, you can distinguish between those strangers whom you feel you could possibly trust and those whom you’d like to cross the street to avoid. You might argue that it might be their appearance, attire or our preconceived notions of what an individual should and shouldn’t look like that causes your discomfort. Those are perfectly acceptable options for explaining one’s level of comfort or lack thereof with a stranger. But our ability to sense an individual’s intention or level of kindness may also reside with our sixth sense, an empathic intuition.

Reiki masters and those who provide the gift of healing touch utilize and manipulate these powerful energies around individuals. They open, cleanse and restore balance to the energy fields of those in need. A clean, healthy and balanced aura can literally and profoundly alter one’s frame of mind and even cure many types of ailments.

An aura left open to the toxicity of a highly unfavorable environment, bombarded by stress, invalidation, bitterness and resentment, can literally cause a person to become ill. Depression, chronic fatigue and hormonal imbalance can occur simply from an unstable aura. These ailments, in turn, can lead one onto the dangerous path of even more dire illnesses, such as cancer. Or worse yet, can directly hinder any efforts made to heal a major illness.

Unfavorably charged residual energies that may be deposited into the very fibers of dwellings and workplaces, can literally sap one’s energy and force the depletion of a healthy aura and body. Antagonistic attitudes or trauma imposed by toxic people can leave you or your home with a very dark cloud hanging over it.

Two perfect examples of both positively and negatively charged residual energies impressed into locations are that of churches and graveyards. When anyone, even someone of little faith, walks into a church, a sense of peace, contentment and respect immediately wash over them. A church is a place of great positive and loving energy. Hundreds pray, meditate and forgive any ill will towards others, therefore cleansing themselves of adverse thoughts or attitudes. Have you ever seen a churchyard left in disarray or treated disrespectfully? Or do people gravitate towards kindness, compassion and respect upon entering the territory of the source of so many well intended thoughts?

A graveyard, on the other hand, usually contains the contrary charged energies left behind from those in the grieving process. The air in a cemetery feels dense, thick and depressing. Knowing that some day this is your fate combined with the notion of walking around a bunch of decomposing corpses doesn’t help, but the abundance of leftover energy are from the emotional remnants of the living. That energy can overwhelm a cemetery with very unwelcome and uncomfortable sensations. Time and time again, loved ones come to the graves with the sole intent of expressing their sadness, pain and sorrow.

Paranormal enthusiasts may put forth the notion that these sensations may be the work of the disquieted dead refuting the very idea of their death. In actuality though, ghosts rarely frequent graveyards. Mostly because if they are earthbound souls, they don’t actually realize or accept the reality that they are indeed dead. They then would normally prefer to hang out in familiar territory usually at their former residence and not at the location with the reminder of where their decaying body lies.

So how does an individual distinguish between a true haunting or a residual energy deposit in their home? It can be a little tricky.

To obtain the answer, begin by asking yourself a few questions. How does your home feel to you? Does your home make you unwelcome or do you dread coming home? Do you constantly feel exhausted and drained when home, but feel fine if you leave the premises? If you continuously feel like ‘getting out of the house’ or have a sensation of discomfort, it’s probably adversely charged residual energy that has been deposited into the home.

If you move into a new home and are suddenly depressed, anxious or if you notice pessimistic behavioral changes in yourself or others residing there, it’s a good indication of residual energy. Feelings of dread, fear, sadness or obsessions that are abnormal for an individual are common signs. A sudden and bizarre increase in illnesses, mood swings or addictive behavior can also indicate a level of imbalance in the home.

Actual hauntings are very rare. Believe it or not, ghosts do have better things to do than to simply antagonize you. Hauntings are generally categorized by objects missing and found later where you know you already looked. Cold spots and a sense of being watched are common. Sightings and the occasional orb of course would definitely indicate a spirit. But the most significant proof that there is a ghost is their attempt to communicate. Whether it is through dreams, physical contact or the general disruption of your home, an entity will somehow express their opinion.

Once you’ve established if the home is indeed infected with a negative residue, you can move on to the next stages. The basic steps in dealing with this phenomenon is to first diagnose it, acknowledge it and then proceed with the cleansing process.

Burning sage or sweetgrass, pouring salt around the perimeter of the house, having the home blessed and of course imagining a purifying white light emanating throughout the house, are all perfectly acceptable forms of cleansing a property. All of which are based on the idea of positive reinforcement. None of these procedures actually have a basis of magic, witchcraft or paranormal ability, it’s simply the act of your choice that creates a positively charged vibe. You are the conductor of the positive energy, your mind just subconsciously needs the catalyst.

By utilizing these purifying tools, you have made the conscious choice to think of the property as cleansed, balanced and positively charged. By changing your frame of mind and in essence, your aura’s condition, you can reverse the ambience of the home. It’s similar to the effect that prayer or good will has when sent from one person to another. The goal being that you consistently and frequently maintain the ‘good’ atmosphere. You can literally invent a way to positively charge the area of your choice, as long as it feels good to you, it will make a difference. It can take a bit of time and effort to permanently alter the negative effects of the previous owners, but it’s worth it.

Copyright Danielle Lee 2008 All Rights Reserved