Frequently Asked Questions - Ghost Busting

How do you know if there are spirits/ghosts in the spaces you are clearing? Do you see them?

  • I can feel the energy of a ghost/spirit and occasionally they talk to me. I use a dowsing rod to confirm my intuitive hits. I "see" ghosts/spirits with my third eye (mind's eye) and don't actually seem them with my physical eyes.

How do you know where the various energies such as ghosts, portals, etc are?

  • I feel the energies through some tingling in my body, and I "see" the energies through my mind's eye. I use my dowsing rod to confirm my hits.

Can I follow you around while you work?

  • Yes. Many clients find it interesting to watch what I do and how I do it. I write down my findings though  for the client in case they don't want to stay with me the whole time.

Can I ask questions of you while you work? Or do I have to be quiet?

  • Yes. And know that I need to concentrate while I work so it is helpful if you can limit your questions. It also takes me more time, which might impact your fee, if you have too many questions.  I do allow for interruptions though so make sure you get your major questions asked.

Do I have to be in the space while you work?  Can I run errands outside the space?

  • No. Feel free to work in the space or run errands as you need to. I generally have some sort of idea of how long the clearing will take you so you can budget your time. And I'll give you a written report when I'm done, so you'll get the information you need.

How are you able to tell when the space is energetically clean/clear?

  • I use several processes to thoroughly clear a space and I use my dowsing rods and pendulum to confirm when each process is completed.  I can also "see" and "feel" the difference as described in #7 below.

What will I notice after you've cleared my space?  Will I be able to tell anything?

  • The space looks cleaner...sort of like the walls have been painted or like the room is brighter. Many times the outdoor space seems to almost "sparkle."  The space also "feels" cleaner, nicer. And that rooms that felt heavy and "tough" to enter are feeling airy and fresh.  That being said, while most of my clients can "see" and "feel" the difference, some may not, and that is okay.   I check the spaces cleared afterwards using my dowsing rods to make sure everything is clear.

How long does a clearing take? And do you know in advance how long it will take?

  • Most full energy clearings take anywhere from three to five hours. It depends on the size of the space and surrounding property. My longest was over ten hours (40 acre horse ranch), spread over two days; and my shortest was 30 minutes on a larger home that the owner had used Feng Shui principals on.  My guides are pretty good at giving me some closely-accurate times for completion of the work so I will let you know what to expect in advance.

What do you do to clear my space?

  • I use several different processes.  Using my dowsing rods, I move from room to room and clear out the discarnate and dimensional energies, beacons and portals (see Glossary of Terms).  I then move on to the Energy Cleansing Process, the Battle Release Process(first time clearing only), and the Soil Balancing and Stabilizing Process (See Glossary of Terms for each of these)

What are discarnates? Discarnate energy?

  • Please refer to the "Glossary of Terms" for this.

What are beacons?

  • Please refer to the "Glossary of Terms" for this.

What are portals?

  • Please refer to the "Glossary of Terms" for this.

What kind of things do you generally find in the spaces you clear?

  • I generally look for and often find: discarnate energy, dimensional energy, beacons, portals, the occasional spaceship and just plain "dark/disturbing/sad energy." Refer to the "Glossary of Terms" for the explanation of these energies.

Do you clear the outdoor space as well as indoors?

  • Yes and No. Minor outdoor energies, such as portals near the space will be cleared to the best of my ability. I have an associate who comes by to help, at a later date, if there are major outdoor disturbances that need to be cleared(at no cost to you). The Energy Cleansing, Battle Release and Soil Balancing and Stabilizing Processes are done for the whole property (land and buildings). Refer to the "Glossary of Terms" for an explanation of these services.

I have something in my house that moves things around?  What is that?

  • This is discarnate (ghost-type) energy. Sometimes these are referred to as poltergeists if they are particularly mischievous.  Be careful if this energy starts doing dangerous things (eg. lighting your fireplace, placing items in your way, such that you might trip or fall). Time to call for professional assistance if this starts to happen. 

Why would I even need to have my house/space energetically cleared.  I'm sure I have no ghost energy?

  • You may not need a clearing.  However, if you've gone through a period of illness, grief, strong anger, bad luck in general, those feelings do get trapped in a home/space and linger there, making your space less inviting and certainly affecting your day-to-day mood.  And, if you have just purchased a new home ,or moved to a new rental space, it might be a good idea to have it energy-cleared, the same way you would want it physically cleaned so you're starting out with a clean slate.

How would I know if my space needs a clearing?

  • Here are some things you might notice: 1) You feel uneasy in the space or in one particular room; 2) Your child complains of "monsters" or scary "people/energy" in the room ( they may even refuse to sleep there). 3) You feel a presence looming over you at night while you sleep. 4) You hear sounds such as creaking, walking, and it just doesn't feel like it's a house noise (use your intuition here). There's more but you get the idea. It's worth it for your peace-of-mind to have it checked out by a professional.


Can you clear a space without being IN the space. I don't live anywhere near Santa Fe, NM.

  • Yes!  It's best if you provide a floor plan of the space including the lot dimensions. I will use the floor plan to go room by room through the space to clear it. Or, second best, but this still works, you can be on the phone with me and walk from room to room and I can clear the space that way too.  I've done long-distance clearings both ways with great success.

Do you smudge the spaces you clear?

  • No generally,unless the client wants that extra service. I find that many clients, especially the real estate agents who hire me to have their home listings cleared, prefer to keep their spaces scent-free. And, the work I do is so thorough that smudging is not necessary. (See the "glossary of terms" for a definition of "smudging.") After I've cleared a space, many clients smudge occasionally with white sage or sweet grass to help keep the space clear. Again, it's their option.

How often should I have my space cleared?

  • The level of work I do is akin to having your car detailed or a VERY THOROUGH Spring Cleaning. Thus, unless there has been a major detrimental life event in the space or an ongoing illness, divorce, etc, I recommend an energy clearing every six months to one year. In most cases a quarterly clearing is as thorough as you'll need, provided you are doing some smudging on a regular basis. 

Do you energy-clear people too?

  • Yes!!  I am a Certified Medical Intuitive and use some similar tools to clear any discarnate or dark energies that are attached to people. I also help you clear energetic cords too (See glossary of terms for an explanation of discarnate and cord energy.)

My space/house is brand-new and I'm the first occupant, there shouldn't be any bad energy here... right?

  • Wrong!  You don't know what types of energies the contractor and sub-contractors have brought into the space.  Did everyone get along?  Were they fighting and arguing during the process? Was anyone grieving or ill while working on your space?  Did the house get built over a major outdoor energy source/portal?  If your space feels great, it probably is, but if not, get it checked out by a professional.

Are you Christian?  What are your religious beliefs?

  • I was raised in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota.  Here in Santa Fe, I attend Mass at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Sanctuary.  In my space clearing practice and energy healing practice I work with Mother Mary,  Jesus, the Angels and Archangel Michael as needed.  I do not consider myself exclusively Christian as I personally believe that there are many paths to "heaven."  While I do not believe that Jesus was the "only" son of God, I do believe he was a great spiritual teacher who was a great influence  on all of us. I honor the beliefs of all of my clients.

Do you teach any classes on this so I can learn to do these things myself?

  • I offer a variety of classes  on subjects related to energy work.  Check out my website at Ghostbusting.org for more details.