To communicate effectively with Spirit, you do not have to seek them out in odd and hidden places.
Spirits exist everywhere.
They who genuinely wish to communicate with you will often gladly come to you when asked (they have come to people all over the world for thousands of years). In addition, those who are kind, compassionate, and loving in Spirit, such as your Guides, Angels, and Loved Ones (and those of others), will never ask you to place yourself in harm’s way in order to communicate with them.
Yet, if you do choose to go on a paranormal investigation in an unknown location, there are some things you should know before you go to keep you safe, secure, and free from trouble once you leave.
This article is about that.
10 Things you need to Know Before conducting a Paranormal Investigation
1. Not all Spirits Are Friendly
Not all people on Earth have your or their highest and best intentions in mind.
Likewise, not all in Spirit have your greatest good in mind.
If you are going to run into an unsavory individual, the best place to do that, is in an unsavory location.
You wouldn’t generally find illuminating living folks in an abandoned hotel, and you likely won’t find illuminating deceased or non-living folks in an abandoned hotel, either. You may find Earthbound Spirits who need crossing over or who are choosing to stay for whatever reason they need to stay. Some will be fairly nice, some will be creepy, and some will be downright unsavory. You also may run into non-intelligent energy sources, such as residual energies.
2. Not all Spirits will Respect your Boundaries
Not all Spirits will respect your wishes just because you ask. And you should ask.
Before you go, write out your list of boundaries, and of who you wish to communicate with and when. Set an intention for who you are willing to connect with, and by and large, everything that is not that, will leave you alone. For the most part - again, you may run into a few non-compassionate Spirits in this non-compassionate place.
3. You’ll Need to Have Self Confidence to Stand Your Ground
For those that don’t leave you alone, you need to have a strong voice, firm resolve and a strict stance. If someone touches you, rather than becoming filled with fear or start screaming (which is more energy you are releasing that the Spirits present can use to do more things), firmly, calmly, and neutrally say NO. Make it loud and clear - in an emotionally neutral, yet firm voice, what behavior you will not tolerate.
If you become emotional, those who wish to get a rise out of you, may realize they can, and may continue to harass you.
4. Some Spirits Will Mess With You ‘Just Because’
In traditional mediumship, no one you communicate with on the Other Side will waste your time with this nonsense.
But for those Spirits hanging around in abandoned locations in the presence of people seeking 'a ghost experience,' there may be attention seeking Spirits present who enjoy getting a rise from and receiving interaction from a living person.
This could be simply because they are lonely, or because they enjoy playing tricks or for the attention - but either way - some Spirits may mess with you just to mess with you - and not all will be telling you the truth about who they are or why they are there.
5. Not All Spirits Follow a Code of Honor or Ethics
Light Spirits - those who have crossed over and who are living in the Divine Light, such as Spirit Guides, Deceased Loved Ones and Angels - generally follow a code of ethical and moral principles where they will only provide you with that which is honest, truthful and genuine.
Not all Spirits, especially those of the Darker variety, do not follow this type of noble code.
What does this mean for you?
You may receive communications which are not made of truth, honesty, or of genuine intent. Be careful. Take what you receive and what you are told with a grain of salt until further verification.
6. Compassionate Communication Will Get You The Best Results
Do not instigate. Do not yell. Do not provoke.
No one likes to be yelled at and when approached aggressively, some will respond aggressively or not respond at all (I don’t respond when people yell at me - so I get it).
When you genuinely attempt to ask questions and get to know who is present, you’ll receive the best results possible - in all communications, both with those here on Earth and on the Other Side.
7. You Have To Be Careful About Leaving the Premises
When you leave any space of wilderness, whether it is physical wilderness or spiritual wilderness, you always want to check to make sure you aren’t carrying home anything with you.
Spirits, without physical bodies, can easily follow you home.
To assure this doesn’t happen, upon leaving your investigation, clear yourself and demand that anything that has attached itself to you or wishing to go home with you - to stay.
8. Spirits Use Different Tools to Communicate - and Not All Know How to Use All Electronics
If you don’t ‘get’ anything using one device or technique, that doesn’t mean nothing or no one was present.
Not all Spirits know how to use the electronic tools you’ve brought (if any), so when you arrive, make sure to explain it - out loud - how they can use the tools. Not all are familiar with modern equipment. When you teach those in Spirit present how to use the communication devices present, they will have an easier time using them or will over time, begin to learn how to use them.
Most those in Spirit can manage subtle movements of physical objects. So, if you have a pendulum, dowsing rods or something that you can notice that can be moved subtly, bring it and use that.
9. You Can Ask For Protection from Benevolent Spirits on the Other Side
This is like going into a crowd with a bodyguard. If you are going somewhere, where you have been told, 'there are more Spirits than rooms,' - you will be best served if you go into with spiritual protection.
Ask Angels to help protect you.
My preferred Angel to call on for protection is Archangel Michael.
10. Ask a Professional Medium To Go With You
Speaking of protection, if you are not a sensitive individual, ask one to go with you.
This person can help direct you to the spaces in the house or structure where a Spirit is present, to keep you from wasting time and they can pick up on important details about the Spirit you are communicating with - an extra bonus for safety.
These are my top 10 tips for ghost hunting . . . if you must.