Monday, July 16, 2018

The Reluctant Spirit: Kevin Platte Guest Blogger

Hello all,

T
his is the second installment in our guest blogger series.  It's also Kevin Platte's second guest blog entry.  Kevin is a psychic medium based out of Washington DC.  You can follow Kevin on his Facebook page, Kevin Paul Psychic Medium and read his blog, Both Sides Of The Veil  If you're interest in sharing your story as a guest blogger, click here.

We are continuing to work on the blog entries of the aftermath and the actions we took to get our lives back.  A new entry from us will be posted soon.  Stay tuned!

Thank you all for your continue love and support.

Lance and Jennifer

The Reluctant Spirit


Greetings.  I’m Kevin Paul a psychic and medium in Washington, DC.  I investigate locations using my medium abilities to evaluate what spirits and energies are present and come up with a plan for cleansing them. I use my psychic skills to do personal readings for the living.  Below is one of the investigations I did last year.  It was quite the adventure and I hope you enjoy it.  

In June 2017 while having coffee with my good friend Fadi at his bakery called The Cakeroom in Washington DC, he announced that he had found the most amazing, newly renovated apartment which he could finally walk to work and live in a great neighborhood.  I was excited for him and ask him where this apartment was located.  He looked out of his store front window and pointed to an apartment building within eyesight of his bakery.  As soon as I saw the building, I just felt that his apartment was already occupied ... not with the living but with a female spirit, and so I told Fadi this immediately.  I also added that I felt that it had to be cleansed before he moved in since I knew Fadi would be sensitive and adversely affected by the negative or unsettled energy currently in that space.   I hadn't even seen his apartment yet, but I just knew that there was some work that needed to be done to evict the current "occupant" before he took possession and seal it to keep other spirits out.   Fadi looked concerned and invited me to walk over later that day with him to check it out.  

Once we arrived, Fadi had to get the building supervisor to let us into the vacant apartment.  That took a lot of coordination and waiting but we finally got in.  The apartment was an amazing space with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lots of windows and a back deck.  It was newly painted, clean and ready for someone to move in.  It looked beautiful and was a great fit for Fadi.  But to me, I felt a little uncomfortable with the energy of the space.  I didn't do an "opening' to tap into or evaluate the energy there since we were just doing a quick peek and walk through.  An opening means that I would do a quick meditation to open myself up to receiving information and evaluating the energy of the house.  We took 10 minutes to walk around and see all the rooms and look out all the windows.  Fadi was so excited, but I was a little concerned about the energy not feeling comfortable to me.  I felt unwelcome by the energy, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.  Once we left the apartment and stood outside the building, we talked about how beautiful the space was, how it was a great fit and how I felt it needed to be cleansed of the negative energy and active spirit.  Then suddenly, I realized that I had left everything I was carrying in the apartment . . . my bike helmet and my shoulder bag which had all valuables like my keys, wallet, etc.   That was very unlike me.   I have never done that before and thought to myself that whatever was in the apartment wanted to “mess with me” since it was a big struggle to coordinate the entry back into the apartment to retrieve my personal belongings.  Fadi had to call the Property management company in NYC who then tried to contact the on-site supervisor who wasn’t answering his cell phone, etc . . .. It took about 30 minutes of waiting outside in the hot sun to gain access.  I felt the spirit was letting me know she was in charge and that I was not welcome.  Point well taken.  

A week later, Fadi had signed the paperwork and wanted me to come with him while he went to meet his handyman in the apartment to show him where to hang some of the heavy items, add shelving, etc.   Once in the apartment I was respectful but again suspicious of the energy there and started to walk around while Fadi and his handyman talked.  Within a few minutes I started to feel very dizzy as if I was on a ship at sea.  I felt so dizzy that I had to sit down on the large window sill in the living room as they talked.  This had never happened before.  During a break in their conversation, I asked Fadi if he felt dizzy and he immediately said he did too.  Once the handyman knew what he needed to do, we all left the apartment.  I staggered home still dizzy and did a quick grounding meditation to clear it.  The spirit in the apartment again let me know that she was in charge and what she could do to affect me.  I regretted not “protecting myself” from her before entering the apartment.  I knew better but just forgot.  Now I understood that this spirit was definitely not happy with my intentions to eventually move her on and that she could affect Fadi as well.  

Now I really had to come up with a cleansing plan for the apartment.  She needed to go.  My plan was to cleanse the apartment the day before Fadi moved in and include Fadi in that cleansing process since I feel it’s important for people to be involved and claim their space.  

I contacted two of my psychic medium friends that I had been studying and practicing with at that time and asked them if they wanted to come along to investigate and cleanse the apartment with me.  (Yes, like any skill, you must practice to get better).   I didn’t tell them much about what I knew so as not to affect their own investigation. They both agreed to help.  The plan I developed was for us 3 mediums to sit and analyze the energy of the space, come up with a specific cleansing ritual and then include Fadi at the end to really seal the location.  

On the day before Fadi moved into his new apartment, I assembled by team of psychic mediums outside the apartment, took a moment to protect ourselves with a quick prayer or meditation, then we entered the quiet and “empty” apartment together.  As soon as I entered the apartment, I “heard” in my mind the words . . . “get out. . . this is my space!”.   I smiled and told her in my mind that we were here to help her.  The other mediums immediately felt the presence of the female spirit when they entered too.  

My investigative and cleansing approach is always with compassion first followed by firmness if required.  I’ve learned that must reluctant spirits typically just want to tell their story, be listened to, and then get counseled or reasoned with . . . it’s like peer level counseling that I’ve done with the living.  

To begin our investigation, I sat down in the living room with one of team members while another walked around the apartment and settled in one of the bedrooms to sit with the energy in the apartment and figure out what was going on first.  We each reached out and communicated with the spirit in our different ways to listen and gather information.   

Once I connected with the spirit of the woman, I got that she had lived there in that apartment or a nearby one in the 1930s or 1940s and dealt with a significant love loss issue that adversely affected her.  I got that she felt that she was not understood when she was living, she was bit of a wild one back in her time but very unhappy.  She really wanted to be happy and loved but before she passed, she was avoiding people (like a recluse), feeling scared and anxious.  She had taken up residence in Fadi’s new apartment and I knew that her safe space was in the closet of the smaller bedroom.  

I offered counsel to the spirit by acknowledging the sorrow with loved loss and saying that it was normal to feel that way.  I offered kind words (through my thoughts) of encouragement for the spirit to move on to her love ones that were waiting for her “on the other side”.  I told her that there were plenty of people who loved her and were eager for her to join them.  I felt that she was not entirely convinced to leave yet.  

Once each team member had some time to connect with the spirit, we discussed a specific cleansing ritual of smudging with a couple of sacred herbs:  sage and palo santo.  We selected these two herbs to remove any residual energy left in the apartment by people who have gone before and to make sure that we ritualized the removal of the active energy or spirit in that space.  Residual energy can be strong emotional memories or events that have saturated into the structure typically into the wood of the floors and walls.  People who are “sensitive” to these energies would typically be adversely affected by these strong emotional energies that were lingering.  

We lit the herb of our choice and when the aromatic smoke started to rise, we each methodically walked around the entire apartment at our own pace, cleansing each corner, closet, window, etc.  We each spoke our own words firmly encouraging the active spirit to move on.  She knew we meant business.

After our cleansing, I texted Fadi to come over to ritualize the claiming of his space.  Once in the apartment, I asked Fadi to sit quietly with a small spray bottle of water and say a cleansing prayer of over it.  By doing this, he was basically blessing the water himself to make it sacred.  Then I instructed him to walk around and spray every wall, window and closet with his holy water to claim his space while saying “this is my space and no one else is welcome here”.  He did this with firmness and conviction in his voice. 

This personal ritual and intention allowed Fadi to take an active role in claiming his space.  This is a very powerful method to take control of one’s environment.  

After a couple of hours, we were all done with our investigative and cleansing activities.  We then closed our sacred space and walked out of the apartment.  The next day Fadi moved in and a few days later I visited him to see if we had been successful or not.  Once in his apartment, I didn’t feel the spirit or the negative energy.  I didn’t feel dizzy.  I felt a lighter and joyful energy.   Fadi mentioned that he hadn’t felt dizzy since moving in.  He felt comfortable and safe.  I’m happy to report that we had successfully cleansed the space and Fadi hasn’t had any problems or issues with this spirit since.  I still feel comfortable in his apartment over a year later.  

For me, the goals of “ghost hunting” or investigating the paranormal in someone’s home or business are the following: 

  1. respect the active spirit(s)
  2. determine what spirit(s) are present and understand their intentions
  3. help those spirit(s) move on
  4. educate the living about their own abilities or sensitivities to spirit and unseen energies as well as how to protect themselves going forward

Success is when unwarranted active spirits and negative residual energies have been removed and people living in their home are protected and no longer affected.  My new blog will be helping to educate people about all these paranormal issues and to help them understand their own power and abilities within the unseen world



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