I have a hard time sleeping at hotels.
In fact, I almost never sleep in them.
Not because I have a hard time sleeping in new places - I don’t. Generally, I can fall asleep almost anywhere. It’s more because when I sleep in a new place, especially a friend’s house or an extended family member’s house, there are new Spirits present.
New Spirits - new to me, possibly old to the area - who don’t know my boundaries or the rules I’ve set up for communicating with the Spirit World.
New Spirits, who also can clearly see I’m a medium.
If you have the ability to see, hear, feel, sense or even pick up on a deceased person, Angel, Spirit Guide or anything else both intelligent and unseen . . .they already know about it.
Mediums or spirit sensitives have a certain energetic glow around their spiritual body that is different from all the rest. This glow, which often looks like a light channel coming down from above, that can be seen by all of those who have Spiritual eyes. To the Spirit World, this often looks like a Light Bulb in the middle of an otherwise dark room.
Which is why when you are learning to connect with Spirit, it helps to create boundaries and guidelines as to how those in Spirit are meant to connect with you. Once you review and write out your boundaries, place them on your fridge, recite them over and over again out loud and addressing any Spirit who is present - demanding they follow them - most people, most Spirits, being respectful individuals, usually do follow them.
Except when there are newbies involved.
Newbie spirits, that don’t know what your rules are.
- Spirit Example -
And a few weeks ago, my significant other was having his old college friends as overnight guests in our home. He still up entertaining guests, and me now getting ready for bed, we didn’t really think anything was awry. Not until I was laying in bed, and saw someone dressed like my significant other, in a dark black thermal and dark pants (his pajamas), walk into the room through the bedroom door. Followed by footsteps walking around the bed to my side, across the hardwood floor.
Yet, the bedroom door didn’t open. And my actual housemate (I could hear his voice) was still downstairs. When I looked again, no one physical was in the room.
But I still heard the footsteps, walking across the floor.
My first thought was, “Damnit.”
Yet, rather than getting scared and worked up (because those lower in Spirit can sometimes feed on the energy in emotion), I simply told whoever this was, what my boundaries were -
No Spirits in the bedroom. Not at night and not without permission.
Then ordered them to leave.
And then, I heard the footsteps again across the wood floors. This time, walking back to the door and away from me. With a huge sigh of relief, I knew it was working.
As this Spirit was leaving, I went ahead and recited a few of my other boundaries, just to be on the safe side:
No bothering me outside of a session, unless it’s an emergency
No impersonating someone that I know in order to get closer to me
No coming in unannounced or without an audible sign of presence before you’re in my space
These are just a few of the rules I have for working with those in Spirit and since those in Spirit, often have messages they want me to deliver to the living, many will gladly follow these rules to ensure that happens and they don’t step on my toes in the process.
- End Example -
This will work for you, too.
If you are staying at a friends house, at a hotel or simply having guests over (who will likely bring their own Spirits along), and you can’t sleep - try this.
Try telling the Spirits to leave your space. Firmly and loudly. Don’t make it an option.
Spirit activity often increases when we aren’t in our own comfort zone, not because there are more Spirits present or someone else’s home is more paranormally active than your own, but because those in Spirit are in the new environment (your environment) and they may not be aware of the unspoken or spoken preferences you have for being interacted with - so they will do whatever they normally do and whatever they want to do - unless you tell them otherwise.
In your own home, it’s likely that your own Guides, Angels and deceased Loved Ones know what is allowed and what is not allowed and follow those guidelines accordingly. But not so, in a new space or with new people, and their new Spirits, in your space.
Spirits in New Spaces Don’t Know Your Boundaries
You need to tell them what they are.
If you see a rise in spiritual activity when you are:
Sleeping at a friend’s house
Staying the night with a family member
Having friends or family over at your house
At a hotel, motel or bed and breakfast
This is why.
What do you do?
Well, you can avoid sleeping anywhere other than your own bed for the rest of your life and never have overnight guests over.
Or, before you have guests over, enter your hotel room, or knock on your friend’s front door - restate your boundaries, firmly, yet quietly within your mind or out loud into the space around you - so all of the friends, family and guests unseen (in Spirit) will know how to respect and honor you, as a guest in their home - or they, a guest in yours.
PS - Still wondering who that Spirit was in the example above? My guess is that it was a loved one or family member of one of my significant other's college friends, hoping to get me to deliver a message. Or, another type of Spirit, connected to these friends, discussed here.