I started living with my grandparents about 4 years ago without knowing how that would change me and my thinking forever. We live in a small village in west Serbia and its the kind of place where everyone knows each other.
At first I didn't notice anything strange, I started hearing footsteps going up the stairs and faint slamming of the windows. I dissmissed all of that until one morning I couldn't find my shirt for school. We searched the entire house and we found it in the long room, spread out on cradle.
Now just for the record, there is one large room across my bedroom that we call the long room, and it mostly contains the stuff we don't use anymore. Also know, I am the only one on the floor, there are three rooms, my bedroom, another bedroom and the long room. My grandparents are sleeping downstairs.
After that I started being afraid. One night, three of my friends, D,N and M were sleeping over. We were on the balcony drinking coffee, when something in my room slammed and fell. We just dissmissed it and continued talking. After a while I went to the bathroom and as I was going down the stairs I heard footsteps going behind me. When I was going upstairs I heard it again.
I told my friends and they thought I was trying to prank them but at that moment, something was heard from my bedroom. The sound was as things were flying and smashing. We were too scared to go in and see. We were 17 at that time, it was a year ago.
It was 3am when we braved to go in, everything was in its place, no things were smashed or moved. But as I entered the hallway everything became very quiet and I felt breathing down my neck. We ran out to the balcony and locked ourselves out there until 7am, when we felt safe to get in.
I won't tell you every occurance, but I will tell you another one.
I was left home alone, and I suddenly heard a female voice downstairs. I got scared but I didn't want to think about it too much. Out of the corner of my eye I saw books stacked on my desk move slightly, when I turned my attention to them they just fell down. I called my friend quickly and he told me to get out of there.
I felt too scared to do so. Only when I heard my dogs bark intensely I ran down the stairs to check on them. When I looked through the window I saw them all sleeping, while I still heard the barking.
Suddenly the barking stopped and some kind of scream was heard from hallway. My friend told me to get inside now and I, terrified, told him that I am inside. I was heading to go up the stairs the same scream was heard from the room of my dead great grandmother.
Later, when my grandparents came home, I found out the clocks in the house stopped at 1:55pm, the same time they left the house.
I've attended sessions for a few years with an instructor who follows Ayurvedic medicine. He's been teaching me a type of transcendental meditation, which helps me find calm and focus through all the busy thoughts that can clutter the mind. I'm not as disciplined as I should be, but once in a while I take about 10 or 20 minutes in the day to take a deep breath and settle my thoughts.
Rook has helped me recently when I needed to develop a personal shield. So, here is his method:
"Recipe for a Home Cleansing/Shielding... (allow for two or 3 days to complete)
Day one: Open all curtains window and doors with screens installed, let fresh air and sunshine into the home. Have all closets, cabinets and other 'dark spaces' open so that as much natural light as possible can enter those spaces. After 2-3 hours take a broom and 'sweep' out each room (this is symbolic and you do not have to really sweep) focus your thoughts on sweeping (pushing) out all negative energies / entities /thoughts. Close home up after completing each room of your home... Please do not forget your garage if you have one. (Optional) Light incense (sandalwood or Dragons-blood works well for me) and let aroma fill the home, and/or play a tape that contains your favorite Church/Positive, Upbeat (songs that give you good thoughts) songs before you begin sweeping.
Day two (or three): Once again open all curtains, windows and doors. Take a White candle (Optional) to the center most point of the home, sit on the floor and place candle in front of you. Light the candle (visualize a white ball of light) and then focus on the flame... Visualize the flame (white light) filled with positive thoughts, energy. (Say a prayer at this time if you so desire... Ask for cleansing positive energy to fill the candles flame/white light). Hold this 'image' in your mind and then visualize the flame (light) slowly expanding outward, visualize it filling the room your in, every corner and 'dark space'. Continue to visualize it expanding...it's outer edges pushing away (burning away) any and all negative energies/entities out and away from each room in your home. Once you have visualized this flame (light) filling your entire home, picture it expanding to your property lines. Hold this image in your mind for a few moments then visualize 'anchoring' this flame (light) where you are sitting which is the center most point of your home. Once you have done this. Take a deep breath, relax a few moments and then blow out the candle. (If you didn't use a candle just let yourself relax a moment or two.) "
Now you can create a shield for yourself using the 'home shield' technique but instead of focusing on your home visualize the 'flame' simply surrounding you instead of your home... Best time to do this is after a nice shower using a rosemary scented soap (rosemary is good for purification and protection.) "