More often than not, when I am alone in my home, I can feel presences in my house. I feel, and know that I am not alone. At times when I'm watching the television in my living room, I hear rasping noises coming from the kitchen, and I thought it was one of my two dogs. However, I turned and realized that my dog's had been in my room the entire time, asleep. This experience happened as a child.
Later on, I started experiencing more and always felt a presence near or beside me in the house. One time, I was entering my hallway that connects to my bedroom, and the light flickered on. The switch itself turned on for me.
A few months later, at night my door slowly opened by itself, with the handle slowly turning and my door simply opened. It couldn't have been the air conditioning, and everyone was asleep. Honestly, it was starting to scare me more than anything.
After this, a few years later I started experiencing the same presence again, and I believe I may have opened a connection with which spirits can communicate with me, since I now practice Santeria, which basically revolves around spirits, good and bad.
To further my experiences, a shoe was thrown at my dog from across the room, and a day before, he had basically snarled at me and I was upset.
Day to day, I see figures out of the corner of my eyes, but I'm no longer scared, or upset by this. I'm intrigued, and sometime I would like to be able to communicate with these spirits.
To anyone who is experienced or not, what would you suggest in my situation?