Hello all~ this is the LiPaPo series, standing for Little Pagan Post. Every day I will post a short little post, exploring an aspect of my beliefs and practices. I hope you enjoy them ~ kitty hugs to all~ Joouna
I have heard often from others, as well as experienced myself, that not all spirit beings are well-meaning. Most of the ones I have encountered were indeed divine beings, but occasionally there appears a presence that does nothing but create an uneasy feeling in the area, and may follow me around until prompted to leave.
These presences are most often what I call “floaters”. They are more than just clouds of angry or sad emotion, but can also not quite be called “spirits”. They are just… floaters. There are locations where they seem to cluster, for example here where I live there is an old church and convent in the inner city, which seems to be a gathering place for them. Graveyards are also a good bet to find them, although these places can be anywhere. In my experience there is nothing deliberately malicious about them. They just sort of latch on, and are unpleasant, like when you walk into a spider web.
On the streets they come and go, what is especially unpleasant though is if they start gathering in the home. The home is supposed to be where we feel safe and comfortable, not where strange eerie things float. But the floaters work just like any intruder: if the home is visibly well defended, they will stay away. I have plenty of arrows and blades lying around here…