|"The Guardian Angel" by Heilige Schutzengel. A meaningful picture that hung on my wall as a small child.|
Why do we get "visitors"? There are so many things that come into play here. First of all, is there somebody that has recently passed away? If you answered yes, then there is a very good chance they are there to make sure you are okay. Many times our loved ones need to make sure that we are going to emotionally survive with the event of their passing, or have general concern for your well being. This requires some resolution or closure before they can completely move on to the next stage of their lives.
Some visitors you may not even know. It's very possible that the location itself is the reason you have lingering visitors. Whether it is the building, or land the spirit is attached to. If that is the case- there are at least two possibilities to these types of "disturbances". One is residual energy. Some emotionally charged event had taken place there and keeps repeating itself over and over. Most times it is a negative event- unfortunately those feelings are hard to release. Another is an actual intelligent being. You know this is the case when you try to interact with it and you get some sort of response. If they are on your property, by all means tell them they are not welcome and sometimes that is enough for them to leave.
Anyone remember "The Secret"? No matter how cheesy that film was, what I recall of it rings true. Also in my personal experiences.. negative energies attract negative energies.. or entities in this case. A person can also be a catalyst for paranormal experiences. Someone that is haunted is breeding negative energy for other negative energy to feed off of. Sometimes teens going through tough "teen times" triggers it, or just a really angry, negative individual. Basically you need to keep that negative attitude in check and kick the leech that's steeling your energy. It can even make matters worse in the way of bringing about more negative behaviors into your life. So if you know someone who is in a fast downward spiral, there is a possibility they are being influenced by an otherworldly, not so nice friend.
We can also have very positive visitors. At the time we see or hear them, we may not recognize them at all. If they have positive, caring energy, they may just be a spirit guide. Many children see spirit guides, angles and passed relatives. If you reach out to connect with these guides of love and light, you need to make sure that is exactly what they are. You first need to make your intention clear that you only want to connect with those helpers on the other side with the highest intentions for your greatest good- those beings of light and love. Spirit guides can be many different people that have once lead lives on this plane of existence. It could be a passed friend, relative, or maybe an experienced healer or saint. You can also call upon higher beings from the angelic realm for daily assistance. I urge you to call upon them for protection under any circumstances when you're feeling afraid.
Some of this may be hard to chew and even harder to swallow, I know because I have been there too. Sometimes I doubt, when I know I shouldn't; but when it's staring at you in the face- it's hard to deny.