When I am training my students to investigate locations with paranormal activities, to do so called psychic investigation and cleansing, they are taught how to separate different energies and find the source for it. Sometimes it can be a spirit that for various reasons that has not been able to pass on to the other side. It can be unresolved issues that they in their passing had not left behind or dealt with. Therefore they are stuck and sometimes they are not aware of that they have passed. Sometimes they do not wish to move on because they do not want to leave their loved ones behind. It could be because of a family dynamic where there is chaos and confusion.
A house or a place will also always retain the memory of all that has happened there. If you get a very unpleasant feeling when you walk into a house it is not necessary spirit activity you are picking up, it is the house memory. Sometimes that can make people feel quite unpleasant.
Very often when I come into a house I discover there is also positive spirit activity and that is because our loved ones in spirit are coming in saying: “Look there is something about this situation that needs to be done here.” Normally that activity will not stop until the problems of the people living there have been addressed.
An individual’s dynamic can have a strong effect. Negative energy and positive energy surrounds us all the time, and like attracts like. The energy will look for a person with a similar energy. The energy needs something to feed off of. Negative energy has its’ own intelligence and it can create the phenomenon known as telekinesis. That is when there is a movement of objects, or we hear strange noises in our home. Very often people can contribute to this when they are feeling very low, it is as if their natural protection disappears. They can be wide open to all the prevailing energies, whether it is from the house memory, somebody not feeling good within the family dynamic or a spirit who is stuck and cannot move. Quite often the poor old spirit world unfortunately gets the blame for everything.
Children and teenagers often experience a lot of uncomfortable feelings or have spirits visiting them and there is always a reason for that too. At times it could be that they are being affected by something in the family dynamic, they could be worried about school work, whatever. Very often that is the time when departed dear old grandmother returns in a dream just to give them comfort, not to frighten them.
People think that a medium can just go into a place and clean out everything straight away, but there are different factors to consider, some of them I have mentioned here. It is naive to think that someone like me can come in and clean out something that has been going on for years and years in an hour. Sometimes I can do it with the help of spirit, but more often than not the solution is not a simple as people want them to be.
Finally, another important thing is to have an understanding of what I can cope with and what I cannot. I am not a medium that knows everything and that can provide an answer all the time. When I do an investigation I need to retain an open mind without any preconceived ideas and take it step by step. It is important to be present and give myself time to feel the energies so that the separation process can take place. Once that have been achieved and the source has been detected then perhaps a solution can be found. The answer does not always lie within the investigator, sometimes the answer lies within the people that are experiencing the phenomena. Sometimes they need to think about what part they are playing in attracting the phenomena and what responsibility they need to take. That is what I am trying to teach my students.