It was a fun party, thrown by neighbor who said all of us other neighbors could get to know each other. I live in a great area and a small subdivision with 17 houses in one cul-de-sac. And so it was good to see the other neighbors other than the ones that live directly next to me. And when you meet your neighbors you learn so much them and the neighborhood as well. You learn about who is been there the longest, the shortest, who has kids and who doesn’t. You learn about who works at home and who travels a lot and who makes the best cakes or pies or who throws the best parties for the holidays. And in my case, I also found out the history of the house in which I live.
I’ve always sensed a bit of a presence since I moved in. Those who know or have had the same experience know that feeling all too well. And the doorbell rings in the middle of the day or the middle of the night with no one there. And there have been other things as well, little happenings and sounds and footsteps up the stairs.
And so I wasn’t as shocked as some would have thought when they told me that the man who lived here before I moved in, had passed away in the house. As they told me the circumstances and their theories, I nodded and listen sometimes a wide-eyed.
Information like that is enough to freak anyone out a bit. And indeed I was. Being the researcher that I am, I immediately went to the internet to search the happenings that they described, and the days, and the names of the people involved. Sure enough, everything was there. Even a picture of the man and the family that lived here before me. And I still get mail for them. I have to tell you, it’s a strange feeling to know that someone has passed in the house in which you live.
And so it was time to burn incense and Sage, to get rid of any negative energy that might have left over from the traumatic events. Ghosts can say as long as they want, but not the negative energy. They must only be positive energy in my household. And so I go around the house burning the sage and incense, repeating the phrase that will clean the energy in the home:
“I ask the Universe to bless this home and fill it with light and love. Negativity and darkness is not welcome here. This is a positive sanctuary. S ,it is said and so it shall be.”
And as I think of the man, and his family, I do hope but they are okay where they are. And then I think of my own experiences and just like a light bulb the thought occurs to me. This is not about the past, this is about the future. This is about right now. Because we simply cannot live in the past, at least not for very long. Because the fact of the matter is that life does go on, the earth still turns, the sun still rises and sets, and we must too.
And so I pay my respects to the events of what happened in this house, and then I claim this house, and this present and this future, for myself. And I pray for positive energy, and positive thoughts, and positive actions, and positive results, await.
Life is short, so pay your respects to the past, and leave it there. Like the saying says there’s a reason why the rear-view mirror is so small but the windshield is so big. And so many big and wonderful things wait for you, all you have to do is keep moving forward. All you have to do is keep praying and keep believing and keep working and keep doing. You may have to start with baby steps, and that’s okay. Baby steps will get you there all the same.