Since I was a child I have been visited by ghosts. The earliest one I can remember was when I was 7. We were living in Colorado and I shared a room with my sister. One night I saw a strange woman in my room, I remember a feeling of ill ease and I saw her carry a child out the window. It turns out that a couple years before we moved there, a woman had killed herself and her toddler.
I have been visited frequently by an entity that I call the Lavender Lady. I have never seen her but I smell her lavender perfume and get a strong sense of a woman from the 1920s who is in her early 30s.
The most upsetting incident was last year at work. I was working at a Vet office that was in a building that was only 10 years old. There was a counter where we kept the dog dishes and it was in a room with no windows and the doors were shut. I was standing in front of the door with my back to the counter when a dish hit me in the back and clattered to the floor. I spun around and when I saw no one was there I took off through the door. I later went back and tried to recreate the circumstances to see if it was something that could be explained. No matter how hard I tried, the dish would not fly (or even fall) off the table.
I am deathly afraid of seeing ghosts, and the more I become afraid of them, the less I seem to have the strange encounters. I haven't felt the Lavender Lady in almost a year.
Any ideas how I can open my mind back up to these beings?