How to Deal with Spirits in Your Home
Heard walking upstairs? Or whispers down the hall?
Feel like someone was just standing behind you? Got chills, goosebumps, or a heavy feeling when walking into a room?
Did you catch something move past you out of the corner of your eye?
It's likely a Spirit that you know personally - such as a family member, friend, or Spirit Guide.
Most of the time - those spirits are completely harmless
But if you feel afraid, creeped out, worried, or nervous - You have the right to let those in Spirit know that whatever is happening, is NOT okay with you
Regardless of who the spirit is, you have the capacity to reclaim your space, set boundaries, and make the rules for what goes on in your home.
Those in Spirit no longer are with a body (or perhaps never had one), they don’t have to follow the ‘normal’ rules of engagement and activity and sometimes forget, what is appropriate behavior. Many times, your friends, family, and Spirit Guides are just so excited to get your attention - they’re simply purposefully trying to do so.
If you’re ready to put to rest to spirit activity in your home, here are a few surefire methods you can take to protect yourself:
3 Ways to Protect Your Home From Spirits
This is the #1 way to stop and prevent spirit activity in your home.
Spirits and ghosts will come and go as they please, simply because no one tells them they can’t.
When no one says, "No, you cannot do this and do not have permission to do this," some Spirits simply just do.
So you feel something weird or catch something out of the corner of your eye, simply say out loud,
“Leave, go, you are unwelcome here.”
If you think it is a loved one on the other side that is contacting you:
- Suggest to them an appropriate way to do so - such as by sending you another, less startling sign of their presence, or through a dream.
- Ask that they not visit you in the middle of the night.
- Make a list of preferred Spirit visitors, to specifically keep out those you don't want around.
On your list include the types of Spirits that can visit you, and also be sure to include what, if any, spirits can visit you. You may not want to flat out reject a loving grandmother visiting your newborn baby, or a recently passed father, who wants to still be present at family gatherings.
Remember that no boundary is fully set until you enforce it.
When you do experience something you are uncomfortable with, say out loud, “This is not okay with me! This is scary to me.”
Want something to leave? Tell it to leave. Spirits can hear, you know.
Next, put on the list when and how are appropriate times to visit. In my eBook, From Crossing Over to Connection, I list out the most common visitation times for your loved ones to show up. Review these times choose a few that are okay with you and make sure them.
Do you live with others?
You may want to go over your boundaries with everyone else in the home, and make sure these can be agreed upon - as everyone living in the structure must agree to the boundaries to keep those spirits out. The boundaries have to be agreed upon by all occupants - what types of Spirits are and are not allowed - in order to be most effective.
Clearing and Cleansing
Using sage to smudge a space works to remove negative energy from your space.
As you release these lower energies through smudging sage, you are raising your own energy by the very nature of releasing heavier energies.
As you raise your energy, or the energy of the place, your home will become less of an attractant for lower energy beings - aka - things that can go BUMP in the night - shadows, spirits who have yet to cross over, and things that are not of the light.
Recently have a fight in your house? Get into an argument? Felt sad, guilty, or jealous? Felt under the weather?
It’s natural to release these emotions, and actually, healthy to do so, but it’s also important to open the windows, and clear it all out.
A periodic, sage smudging practice can help you do this as part of a monthly cleaning.
As you sage or engage in an activity to raise your energy, or bring more happiness and joy into the space, it’s important to set the intention that this is precisely what you are doing. In fact, as I clean, or smudge, or open windows, I might say,
“I welcome in only loving and light energy from the Divine, and release any energy that is no longer serving this space.”
Set the intention that lower energies are not welcome - and you’ll have less of them lingering around or trying to welcome themselves in!
Cross Them Over
If you already have a Spirit present, while preventing more from coming will certainly, it won't deal with the one you've got. Most Spirits who cause problems in homes are human - and they are here on Earth because they haven't crossed over.
To both help them and help yourself, clearing the Spirits you already have by crossing them over can relieve all of your problems.
My eBook, Transitions: How-To Release Ghosts And Earthbound Spirits From Any Physical Space can help you do just this.