One of the biggest barriers preventing you from opening up your ability to receive guidance from those in Spirit is fear.
Fear of what might happen when you connect
Fear of who you will connect with
Fear of what you will welcome into your home
Fear for your own safety
Fear of public perception for doing so
Fear of your own self-perception in doing so
And the fear something dangerous happen as a result
While I’ve written tons of articles on releasing fear, stepping into the unknown is always scary, regardless of which unknown it is that you are stepping into. Spirit communication is the process of learning how to apply your intuitive senses (your innate spirit communication tools) to receiving and interpreting messages that you may already be receiving from those on the other side.
Before you can even begin to apply your intuitive ability to a connection with Spirit, you have to be able to feel comfortable in doing so. Without feeling comfortable in moving forward, you continue to stand on the ledge, without ever jumping fully into something. When fear gets in the way of connecting to Spirit, it can be much harder to clearly receive a message or be able to calm down enough to receive anything at all.
Here are a few ways you can begin to make the process less intimidating.
5 Steps to Release Your Fears of Spirits
Start by Learning about the ‘Sheep’ of the Spirit World
The Spirit World is more than just Demons, Dark Spirits and things waiting in the shadows for the perfect opportunity to smash your glass dishware and scratch you while you sleep.
The forest is more abundant with other wildlife besides the wolves.
Going out into new territory is a lot like stepping into the wilderness, and there are differences between the bears and the squirrels. There are differences between the dolphins and the sharks. While sharks definitely exist, you can learn to swim in the ocean and keep yourself safe from them, by simply beginning to learn how to tell the wildlife apart - and steering clear of anything ‘shark like’. You can learn the differences between the Dark and the Light by starting here and have a better ability to stay away from what might hurt you.
Once you begin to learn about the intricate qualities of the sheep on the pasture, it would be very, very hard to get yourself accidentally mixed up with a wolf.
Lay out what you are afraid of
Believe it or not, you actually have a built-in security system in the Spirit World.
These individuals are called your Spirit Guides and Angels. Once given jobs to do, they will do them, but you have to put them to work.
Begin by writing out a list of all the things you DON’T want to happen when you start communicating with Spirit. Write out who you DON’T want to come through, what you DON’T want them to do, and all the things that would cause you to feel fear.
Address this written list to your Spirit Guides and Angels, and they will help to keep you feeling safe, by not introducing you to these experiences while you begin to open up. This list is called your Spirit Boundaries and no one can obey them, if they haven’t been enumerated as to what they are. However, once you let the Spirit World know what you don’t want to happen, they can do a better job of helping to facilitate only the actions that you are comfortable with.
identify what you *do* want
There is a reason you are reading this article. The reason being - you want to learn to communicate with Spirit - but you feel afraid. And don’t worry - I’ve been there, too.
There are reasons why you want to communicate with Spirit.
What are those reasons? What do you want to receive? Do you simply want to learn about how it can benefit you? Want to learn how to manage what’s already happening in your life safely and abundantly? Want to reunite with Loved Ones? Want to meet your Spirit Guides and Angels?
Write down what you do want out of your communication with Spirit, and include the methods of communication that you would be comfortable with - such as signs, symbols and cues that Spirit could use to get your attention, that wouldn’t frighten you in the slightest.
This is the list of tools that those in Spirit can use to get in touch with you safely. And if nothing is on it for now, that’s okay.
Here’s a list of a few types of passive Spirit communication techniques to draw upon for potential ideas.
Realize that Media Portrayal of the Spirit World is not balanced
Just like most of human civilization isn’t well portrayed by media, the same goes for the Spirit World. Most of what you see on the news, on television and hear on the radio is sensational, thrilling and often frightening information - for ratings and excitement.
Sadly, it’s always the criminals that make the evening news, not the nice guy who gives up his seat on the bus for an older man to have his seat instead. It’s the one person who killed thousands, not the 30 people who spent their entire lives donating to charity.
Most people are well meaning, kind-hearted and intentional human beings, yet, they never make the spotlight - even though this is most of society. While there are those on the Other Side with kind hearts, performing healing and helpful acts are abundant in number, they’ll never be hired for the next big paranormal hit. So, unfortunately, we rarely hear about them - making it seem like ‘the dark and creepy type’ is more abundant, when in reality, they really just receive more media attention.
Start small and safe
You don’t have to dive into Spirit Communication by attending a development circle, getting a reading or opening a portal right up in your living room. You don’t have to get up right now and have a face to face confrontation the Spirit who has been hanging around in your mud room in the evenings.
You can start communicating with those in Spirit using a pendulum, dowsing rods or oracle cards - and receiving information indirectly, through physical world objects. You can ask questions out loud and those in Spirit, can reply to you, delivering their messages to you by manipulating the cards, the swing of the pendulum or the shift of the dowsing rods. Spirits can communicate using physical world tools.
The key to safe Spirit communication is learning how to steer clear of what causes you fear, and letting those in Spirit know what you are comfortable with by defining your boundaries.
Once you can do that, you’ll be certain to receive only the interactions and communications you wish for, keeping you happier, safer and more efficient in the type of interactions you receive!