The Supernatural

All things spooky, including posts pertaining to ‘207’ and ‘Saints Sinners & Sacred Ground.’

The Unknown Tribal Elder

Last night, I had a series of spirit contacts during sleep. Although my cat (Leonardo DiCatrio) woke me up three times, they continued each time.

The first of the series involved approaching an old door. I approximate the time period of this portion to be circa the mid-to-late 1800s.

The old door was the main entrance to a midsize home. The home had a small porch consisting of wood planks. The door was an unusual avocado green.

As I approached the house, I noticed a walking stick leaning against the door; dead-center. The tall stick was fashioned from a branch of sorts, and was decorated with eight feathers, as well as groupings of eight, braided ropes. One set of rope and feathers was located towards the top of the stick, while the other was located in the middle.

A single number “8” was quizzically located to the middle, right of the walking stick, and just to the left of the door handle. A skeleton key laid on the floor, and to the right of the stick.

I recall asking for permission to enter the house. Upon doing so, a large hand burst forth from a spray of beautiful white and gold light. With its palm facing upward and fingers loosely curled, the hand motioned me into the home. I noticed the appendage was quite old, wrinkled, and appeared to have some mild deformities. Simultaneously, I also saw the face of a very wise, Native American male.

Once inside the home, I was left alone, soaking in the antiquity of the furnishings. The tribal elder left, yet I could sense his strength surrounding me. His essence nudged me through the boxy dwelling.

A female spirit then made her presence known. She was dressed in all black, Victorian era garb, including a black lace veil that covered her pale face. She was incredibly distressed and inconsolable; she could not stop weeping.

As if to provide comfort, a finely dressed, male appeared and extended his hand to her shoulder. He uttered an apology for her incessant sobbing and stated she was not well. He seemed very much a gentleman for his time, and also carried a position of authority – perhaps as the homeowner.

After listening to a few more apologies for the bereaved woman’s behavior, I asked the pair if there was anything I could do to help. The male stated that he did not think so. The two then disappeared, leaving me to wander about the home.

The tribal elder then reappeared. His face was both bold and weathered, yet gentle. His eyes were emblazoned with life’s fire, functioning as a backlight and channel into his soul.

His salt and pepper hair was fashioned into long braids, and was held in place at the forehead with a headband. An unusual ornament adorned the center of the band. It appeared to be the Christian cross surrounded by a starburst.

His hand appeared once more, shooting meteor showers from its fingertips. I was in awe of its power. As his hand sparked and sent stars racing, the elder repeated the following words (recorded phonetically):

Oh toe chee nah

Mask oak hee

Ah kah low

Aye aye eee

Oak ahh

Choke ahh

(Sorry, folks. No mocha-choco-latte)

The words seemed rhythmic, yet equally guttural and somewhat abbreviated. His voice seemed to linger in my head, even after waking to tend to a rambunctious Leonardo DiCatrio.

After staggering to the drawer to fetch the beast a treat, I managed to fall fast asleep. The series continued, after slipping quickly back into the realm.

The next portion placed me in a hotel room, set in present day. The sobbing woman reappeared. Turning towards her, I once more asked if I could help, by which she stated “yes”. She asked me to go with her (to the house).

Shortly thereafter, I was abruptly told it was time to leave the hotel, and woke up. As my eyes opened, all that I could see was the kind, wise and leathered face of the Native American elder.

The man showed me a trail of white and gold. It was an exciting, confusing, and curiously comforting moment that transpired as I regained my bearings.

What I hold onto is the mystery of the walking stick, purposely placed against the avocado door, as well as the powerful, petrified hand of the elder, and that poor, grieving woman.

I also am trying to ascertain the significance of the number 8, as well as the symbol on the elder’s headband. I am fascinated by its appearance that seems to merge the Christian cross, with a sunburst.

Whether or not any of this may actually make sense will take time to decipher, but I’m on the hunt and open to suggestions, as well as direction, relative to these very old spirits.

(I have included my original sketches in this post)

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Update: Session 2, Night 3 Events

This post is an update to Session 2, Night 3’s spirit warnings for me to “hurry up” and “get out”. The contact with the two spirits involved a premonition of an earthquake.

Today, we had a lovely shaker (5.3). It was 121 miles away from the house but we had lots of jiggling and wiggling. The cats flew into hiding again.

Relative to Night #3: As stated in the description, I did not think the spirits were hostile, but were warning me (about the quake). This info was documented in my Dream Diary the morning it happened.

Note: The blue dot on the map indicates the location of our home in proximity to the quake.

Night Realm Experiment: Session 2, Night 5

Session 2, Night #5 Of The Night Realm Experiment was completely unremarkable. I literally slept in the same position all night long. No orbs, no dreams or premonitions. I will not post a video unless something transpires.

Night Realm Experiment: Session 2, Night 4

Session 2, Night 4 Night Realm Experiment has posted and it’s a mind blower. Some things are just so strange but it’s captured on audio and video. Watch it and read the video details. #Strangebuttrue An orb, a spirit rush, a call from hospice and an impromptu #FacebookLIVE See how they connect . . .

Watch the video here.

Night Realm Experiment: Session 2, Night 3

Session 2, Night 3 Night Realm Experiment video is now available on #YouTube Details are included in the video description. Last night was a bit unnerving and includes an orb just before I woke up quite frightened. I have included some still photos enhancing the orb, as below.

Watch the video here.

Night Realm Experiment: Session 2, Night 2

About this clip: These clips were recorded on 4/2/18. A total of 64 clips were recorded between both cameras. At 12:26AM an orb can be seen moving from left to right via Camera 1. At 2:22AM an orb can be seen moving rapidly from top to bottom (center) via Camera 2. I noted restless sleep with one premonition as documented in my Dream Diary, upon waking at 4:45AM.

Watch clip here.

Suggestions For The Haunted

This article pertains to those who live in environments experiencing mild-to-moderate paranormal activity. It is meant as a guide of sorts, to help deal with lightweight spooks, and mildly negative energies.

Relative to hauntings, the best approach is acceptance. Simply said, we all should learn to live with the dead, rather than lose our sh*t over a benign, ethereal visitor. The physical world we inhabit is chock-full of them, so patience and inclusion (for the kinder lot) is mandatory.

Respect

If you can pinpoint the source of a haunting, try adding period-correct elements into your home or space. Playing period-specific music can also help give a nod to your otherworldly guests. Think of these gestures as ghostly gifts of appreciation.

The Singapore Theory (or Theory of Familiarization) is often used by paranormal investigators as a means to draw out, or create activity in a space. I have utilized this approach many times and have found that it can actually reduce activity.

It’s a slippery slope, as on one hand, these methods can stir the pot, yet on the other, it can soothe the soul(s) inhabiting the space. For sake of trying to appease the dead, it doesn’t hurt to give it a whirl and see if things settle down.

Claim Your Space

Regardless, define the space as yours. If you believe, or have suspected that your ‘guest’ may have lived in (or around) the space at one time or another, verbally state your willingness to share the space IN PEACE – sans games or shenanigans.

Establishing a boundary can work. It may take a few tries with varying degrees of firmness before you will notice a difference. The best approach is to be strong in stance, yet polite, and increase tone and severity of your statements over time, should prior, courteous attempts go to the wayside.

For purpose of balance and respect (only applicable for the gentler souls inhabiting your space) consider placing a boundary on a single room, rather than an entire home. No need to cop a ‘tude and p*ss off your specters. Again; harmony.

The Sage Game

Saging will only help to rid negativity and does not banish spirits. It’s worth the effort if you’re feeling negative energy coming from the living, the dead, the undead, or just in general.

One of the most important factors about saging is to do so when weather and climate permits, as there is a need to leave the doors and windows open for an extended period of time. Avoid using fans or electrical devices to blow the smoke out.

Prior to a “proper saging” clean and organize your space. Clutter and uncleanliness breeds negativity for both the living and the dead.

Cautionary Advice

Extreme care needs to be taken during a saging, as you are dealing with an active, burning, dried plant. Waving the sage and carrying it throughout a space needs to be done with caution in order to prevent embers or sparks from starting a fire

It’s also important to take any respiratory issues into consideration. Saging creates a tremendous amount of smoke and is not a recommended activity in the presence of people with compromised breathing issues.

If anyone should have a respiratory condition (including chest congestion from a cold, etc.) it is advised to have them leave the space until all residual smoke has naturally dispersed from the environment, post-saging. This activity should be performed by an adult, only.

Items Needed To Sage

1. A bundled sage stick. Sizes range from small (2-3”), medium (4-6”), up to a large bundle (7-10”). *The number of people you will sage, as well as the size of your space, will dictate how much to use. Note: I only use bundled sage to avoid excessive embers from taking flight during the process.

2. Smudge pot or large shell to catch and contain embers.

3. A white candle.

4. Matches to light the sage and candle.

5. Comfortable chair.

6. Fresh flowers or green, leafy plants for post-sage.

To Begin

Secure any pets and open everything (seriously). If possible, you should open doors, windows, drawers, closets, cabinets, etc. PRIOR to the saging. You want to impact the entire space with the smoke (NOT THE EMBERS) during the process. Use a smudge pot, or shell, to collect and contain any falling sage embers.

How to sage an individual:

1. One at a time, have each person you wish to sage, stand up in front of the chair.

2. Begin by stating what you want to bring the individual via the saging experience (peace, positive energy, good health, etc.)

3. After stating your intentions, ask the person to sit down in the chair. Have the person extend their legs and feet outwards, while sitting securely in the chair.

4. Move the sage smudge stick clockwise under the feet and proceed upwards, circling the legs, towards the upper body.

5. Once the bottom of the feet have been saged, have the person stand for the remainder of the saging.

6. Continue to move the sage stick in a clockwise manner, circling their body upwards, towards the top of the head.

7. When you reach the crown of the head, once again, state your initial intentions (peace, positive energy, etc.) and ask for all negativity to be removed from and around the person and the environment. Ask the Divine to seal the person with protection, positive energy, thoughts and vibrations.

8. Repeat the same for anyone else wishing to be saged.

9. Light a white candle and recite a blessing. White light is the most pure and protective you can have, therefore, using a white candle bolsters the positive energies associated with protection.

The Blessing

You may use the following blessing, or find another that speaks to you:

“By lighting this candle and performing this saging, we ask the Divine (God, the Universe etc.) to restore love, harmony, peace, and prosperity to this home and space.

May (resident names, including pets) be blessed with good health, happiness, success, and abundance of all things positive. May light take over darkness, may love and compassion replace hatred and negativity.

We ask that this home be a sacred dwelling for (residents names, including pets). We ask that those who visit this home and space feel peace and love; today and always.

(Light the candle) By lighting this candle and performing this saging, we state that this home is now fortified and shielded against intrusion of all harm, illness, injury, and misfortune.

Thank you for bringing your light, love and energy into our hearts, rooms, this space, as well as all present and future endeavors. With tremendous gratitude and honor, we give you thanks and commence all positive actions of thought, heart and intent from this moment, forward.”

Note: Extinguish the candle after each person is saged. Repeat the above steps for each person.

Saging an entire space:

1. Begin at the front door after saging each person.

2. Move in clockwise position, from bottom to top (if more than one floor).

3. Sage the entire space, inclusive of closets, cabinets, drawers, etc.

4. Repeat the same affirmations and intentions as during the personal saging. Do so throughout the entire space.

5. Return to front door and give thanks.

6. Allow the smoke to dissipate on its own. The length of time depends upon the size of the space, as well as the weather.

7. Do not speak of anything negative (people or events) while doing the blessing as you are clearing the space.

8. Refrain from any arguments or negative emotions for 24-48 hours.

9. Light the candle and leave burning in a safe location for the post-saging celebration.

10. Fill the house with positive thoughts. Fresh flowers, green, leafy plants and relaxing or upbeat music is also helpful in restoring harmony.

For heavier, negative energies, it’s perfectly acceptable to think about what may be or is going on in your space. Keep in mind that some energies behave like children: it tends to crave negative attention.

Heavier energies can cause rifts between the living. They are also adept at creating chaos. Don’t let it/them divide you. Overthinking will only give the energies more power.

Obsessing can also create a situation whereas a negative energy can invade the living, human spirit. Your relentless attention and obsession serves as food for soul-hungry nasties.

At some point, there may be a need to consult with a paranormal team, and/or psychic medium. An experienced and reputable team or spiritual adviser can provide insight and help alleviate worry – especially if it’s unnecessary.

Do some research when going this route. There should be no reason to provide payment for services to investigate your space. Many investigators and advisors (myself included) do not charge for these services.

Visualization

One thing I suggest to clients who have a difficult time letting go of a less than pleasant experience involving a haunting, is to visualize a box and put those thoughts in a box. Sound kind of silly? Think again. It works.

Once you have placed those thoughts in the box, visualize putting a lid on the box, and then placing it in a trash can. Next, visualize taking out the trash, followed by the garbage truck taking it to the dump, far, far away from you and your space.

There have also been times I have recommended that clients literally buy a small box and visualize/concentrate putting their thoughts relative to the experience(s) into the box. Similar to the above, they are to place a lid on the box and take it outside to the trash. Be done with it.

Whatever you do, don’t panic. Give things some time and repeat the above steps and suggestions, if needed.

You may also want to visit my previous articles about Centering & Grounding and Blocking & Spiritual Protection.