I did a reading this weekend for a lovely new client. I felt some heaviness around her home and couldn't pin point the source. It just felt like a blanket of sadness was hanging about her and depleting her energy. I asked her family members on the other side to help me out and they showed me a teapot. A teapot? I asked. They nodded. Okay.
"Do you have an antique teapot?" I asked cautiously.
"Yes," my client said. "It's handle is broken, so I have to get it fixed."
"Well, I'm not sure how to say this, but there's a little old lady attached to that teapot. She's hanging about your home and stealing all the good energy for herself."
"Oh! What should I do?"
I advised her to get rid of the teapot. In addition to being an avid antique collector, this client was also a very gifted intuitive. The two do NOT go hand in hand. If you enjoy collecting antiques, please remember to put white light around yourself before entering the store. When bringing home any antiques -- or anything previously owned -- sage it outside first before bringing it in your home.
I know it sounds weird that people get so attached to their things that they don't go into the light. I can hardly believe it myself, but it happens all the time. So, please, if you're an avid antique hunter or yard sale scavenger, remember to take precautions first. Yes, one man's trash is another's treasure. But just remember, you could be bringing home a lot more than "treasure."
Here are some signs that a ghost is inhabiting your surroundings:
1) an increase in illness -- especially upper respiratory infections and ear infections
2) more fighting among family members
3) depleted energy
4) an increase in general sadness and depression
5) things -- like keys, remote controls and phones -- temporarily disappearing only to reappear later
6) always feeling watched
7) either a desire to leave the house a lot or a desire to stay in the home all the time
For more information on how to rid yourself of a pesky house guest, check out this great read: When Ghosts Speak by Mary Ann Winkowski