Dear Sara: There is an entity (trickster?) in my home which is noisy and angry and drops things. I have no clue how to deal with it. Thank you.—Naomi
From Sara: Congratulations on noticing that there is an entity in your home who is longing to communicate! Your ability to sense this energy and notice what this spirit is doing, will be helpful in bringing this spirit to peace.
One of the first things to recognize is that we live with spirit folks all the time. The spirit world exists in different dimensions than the human world, but we share space. That means we often or always overlap! So that there can be a 19th century woman living in the old house you just bought. She's living there in a different dimension, and you're living there in your dimension, and yes these may overlap! She is sensing you the same way you are sensing her! And, just like you want her to go away, she probably wants you to go away—to get out of her space—which is why she will move things, create weird sounds, taps, clicks and energy, and sometimes more.
There can be the case of malevolent spirits who truly want to cause harm, but I don't sense that is your situation. If you did feel very uncomfortable, call up your local metaphysical store and ask then to recommend someone who does spirit or paranormal releasing.
Otherwise, you can easily handle it yourself. Simple go into meditation and ask a spirit guide or angel to join you as your protector. Your spirit guide works in one dimension, the spirit/ghost in your home works in one dimension, and you are in a third dimension. You are working in layers and levels of the Universe: space, time and energy! Now, ask the guide to contact or bring in the spirit. And, simply ask the spirit to leave, or show the spirit where the guide or angel is. In most cases, there will be an enormous sense of the relief—the spirit will finally be able to find their way out the confusion they've been in, and simply return home into the correct dimension. You may feel a whoosh, release or other energy as the spirit leaves.
In other cases, the spirit will not want to leave, and you will be able to come to a friendly agreement. I have lived in many houses with many spirit people, very easily and in a calm way, with everyone making room for each other. You can also ask the spirit if this is what she wants.
Remember again: spirits are everywhere. They are as much a part of this world as we are. It is normal to overlap, especially if you are in an older home or location. Enjoy this beautiful aspect of the world: that there is so much more to life than we see with earth eyes, and this is a gift.