Gentle Reader: I meant to post this yesterday for the Memorial to the Guardian Angels but I've been really busy. However, I think this is a post that can go up at anytime-as you will see.....
Odd doings at my home Monday evening.
Let me back up a little...Adoro
and I have a habit of sending our Guardian Angels to each other as extra protection. Not that we think our personal Angels are falling down on the job. We recognize that even an Angel may need a backup fighter once and awhile. Also, my Angel can communicate with hers and perhaps find some way of letting me know that Adoro is alright-like throwing a breadcrust at me or something. I think our Angels play Texas Hold-Em together. Adoro thinks they drink tea. Can you tell which of the two of us has more class?
I was corresponding with a friend on Monday and told her I'd be offering my evening Rosary for healing from abuse for herself and her family. I also told her I'd send her my Angel to help fortify her spirit. I think when painful memories are stirred up we can have trouble putting them away when we need to. We become unsettled and I think the unsettling feeling can let a lot of bad spirits in. I think it can be a help to someone to know that they may have extra protection. I also think it helps to realize that someone loves you enough to "loan" you their Angel.
I don't believe that by asking your Angel to check on someone for you, that you are leaving yourself unprotected. In fact, I've been told that by others more well-versed in Angel studies then I. Angels can travel very fast. I'm not even sure they actually "travel" or if it's that they are capable of seeing more then once place at a time. I'm woefully ignorant about Angels. I need to read more on them. Terry has a good post
I prayed the evening Rosary with my cats (it's so cute, they sit right by me when I have my Rosary out) and went to bed.
I spent the entire evening engaged in what seemed to be some kind of epic battle.
I've thought for some time now that there is a female spirit in my house (yes, a ghost) and that she primarily inhabits my guest bedroom. The guest bedroom was, I think, the primary bedroom for most of my home's prior residents because the closet is bigger in that room. However, my bedroom is a different room. She has not been a malevolent spirit. My first night in the house, I slept in the guest bedroom and I had the feeling someone was standing over me looking down at me. Then, I felt air in my face like someone had leaned their face in close to mine and exhaled. I had the feeling I was being "checked out". She must have approved of my presence because she has not created difficulties. Occasionally, I smell her perfume in the house but that's about it. Her and I coexist peaceably.
So, I retired for the evening. I had just dozed off when the strong smell of her perfume wafted into my bedroom. "Oh, she's back, I thought" She doesn't scare me so I don't even wake up.
About 10:30 p.m. a loud thump woke both me and my cats up (my cats sleep with me). What was that? I got up and walked around. My home is only one floor with a basement and it's small so it doesn't take long to walk around. Nothing amiss upstairs. Curious though: Kaylen stayed in the bedroom, but Sodak was walking with me and he was low to the ground with his ears back like he was stalking pray. Kaylen is my hunter but he isn't. Sodak is usually the coward. Their roles were reversed.
I was just about to go back to bed when I thought: "check the basement"
I have a walk-out door from the basement to the backyard and it occurred to me maybe someone was trying to force that door. I go to the basement steps and look down and turn the light on. I see white way across the basement on the floor by the dryer. I keep home supplies on shelves that are over the basement steps. I went downstairs and a package of Charmin had fallen or been thrown with such force from the overhead shelves that it was way on the other side of the basement. If it had just fallen from the shelf it would be at the bottom of the stairs-not way over across the basement. I've had stuff fall off that shelf but only if I've bumped something. I had not put anything on that shelf for several days.
I remember thinking: "Something's pissed off"
I had prayed the Rosary in the guest bedroom that evening. Normally, I'm either in my bedroom or the living room if I pray it at home.
I spent the rest of the evening waking up constantly and feeling threatened. I was praying to my Angel, St. Michael, St. Catherine, and invoking "I claim the protection of the Blood of the Lamb". It worked because I could feel it leave but it kept coming back.
I was also REALLY hot all over my body for hours. It's been chilly. I have all my windows closed overnight. I don't have my furnace on yet. I opened a window and that did not help. I'm almost 40 so maybe I'm almost menopausal, but don't women getting hot flashes sweat? My co-worker does. Strangely, I was not sweating at all. But, I was horribly hot.
Last night was somewhat unsettling as well. I remember waking up at one point, sitting up and saying: "What do you want?" and falling back asleep. It was not as bad as Monday evening though.
I don't want my friend (who is reading this) to feel like this expereince is in any way her fault so I debated even posting this. However, I wanted to share with you how prayer can work at combating those night demons. When I'm hit by evil, it is usually at night. I know Adoro has had similar experiences.
I am convinced that I really unnerved or scared the presence with the Rosary of Our Blessed Lady. I upset the balance. Things were just fine when I was lamely doing my dissident thing but now that I've brought the big guns to my guest's turf she's mad.
It also occurs to me that I never had my home blessed. I have blessed objects in the house but I never had the house itself blessed. When I bought the house, I was entrenched in my belief that home blessing was ridiculous. I've changed my thinking on that score. I think I'll invite Father over for dinner and ask him to bring his home blessing gear.