As many readers know, I have a couple of goetic spirits in my employ. One of them is one of the household protections.
Sometime ago, I gave a key to some friends from my GD group so they could conduct a class while I was out of town. The perfectly good key, did not work in a perfectly good lock. It worked for me both before and after the event. I had tested it. I wondered at the time if that was because those persons didn't live here or if there was someone among them that wasn't friendly towards myself. I wondered but I didn't do any probing.
That same spirit helped me to create a trap for those that may try to astral project into my house. Frankly, I find the trap scary nasty. At that time of the working, I excluded two people from the blacklist. So, some time after that construction, a very experienced astral projector and I were going to experiment. She was going to enter my house astrally and I would just see if I could pinpoint where and when she arrived. She never got in. I will not reveal what she saw but she did say that if she tried to get through that, she'd have been hurt. I am glad I went with an experienced traveler. I felt bad enough that there was even the potential for harm to an invited guest.
This is when I started getting concerned because I told the spirit to let her in for the purposes of the experiment. Either she too didn't have my best interest in mind or the place was locked down tighter than I expected and it is out of my easy control to loosen it up.
That spirit also prevented someone from astral projecting out. That was never part of the deal until you remember that he was commanded not to let anyone in and the would be traveler would have had to come back!
Today, My Gal was going to come by when I was at work to pick up some of her things she left behind when she moved out. I couldn't find my spare key. So, I planned to leave my back door and screen door open. First thing this morning, I literally opened both doors to make sure they opened. She couldn't get in. The deadbolt was locked. There is no way I left this house with that locked. I had forgotten to tell the spirit to let her in.
The hard question I have to ask myself is this, do I surround myself with untrustworthy people? It is conceivable that three people that I would trust in my house alone, aren't that trustworthy. That would suck, but you have to ask yourself questions that push you past your preconceived notions, of what you want to believe or been conditioned to believe when working magick.
I know I used a phrase like, do not let people in that do not good intentions towards me. However, that would bar neutral intentions too. The problem is that I didn't write down what I commanded the spirit to do. Dumb Ass! Rule 1: Write it down. Simple. Right? It could simply be a poor command that I will have to modify. I will have to talk with the spirit in question.
So, I need to remember to give permission to the spirits if I want to let someone in my home. I need to go ask that spirit why this is happening and be prepared to hear something I may not want to hear. I need to remember to write these things down.