How To Cross-Over A Deceased Loved One Who Is Now A Spirit
You can assist Spirits who wish to move forward, in crossing over and transitioning fully into the spirit world.
When friends, family members, loved ones and pets pass away, they generally cross over and make the transition to the Other Side immediately without any problems at all.
While this transition is usually seamless, sometimes, a Spirit will be prevented from crossing, and this individual will remain bound to the earth.
There are many reasons why Spirits choose to stay in our realm instead of crossing, such:
Shocked by a sudden passing
Still having unfinished business
Heavy emotions over their death
Issues surrounding their death
Concern for those they left behind
Many times a mediumship session will help resolve most of this, where a spirit feels free to pass after. Or, if you are a sensitive yourself, you may already have some sense of what may be preventing a spirit from crossing.
Either way, if you have felt the presence of these spirits, and wish to help them transition into the Light and continue on their soul’s journey, this is what you can do.
4 Steps to Crossing Over a Spirit
1. Set Boundaries and Have an Intention
When working with those in the spirit realm, I always call down on my protector Spirit Guides and Angels to assist and surround me with loving and protective energy. When I make this request, I close my eyes and visualize or feel this happening. An example intention is, “I wish to only communicate with those of the highest vibrational light, for my greatest and highest good.” You may feel the need to say a prayer or a wish, and that is okay, too. It transitions the space into another focus, which helps, create a clearer communication, too.
2. Talk to the Spirit with Compassion
Next, take a moment to remember that the person you are speaking with is a person who for some reason or another, hasn’t moved on. There is no need to yell, shout, or make anyone feel bad. Remember that they too might feel terrified.
Consider for a moment that rather than the Spirit intentionally frightening or haunting you, you may be picking up on their fears of crossing over or their fears of why no one they love can see them anymore. In other words, do remember to have compassion when communicating.
Talk to the Spirit you sense, see, or hear, with words and you can do so either internally or externally, with your mouth. You might not hear anything, but rather, you might intuitively pick up on their feelings emotions or thoughts. You may even sense temperature changes or see colors or gain impressions.
3. You May Have To Remind Them Of Time
There is no such realization as time and space in the world of Spirit, Spirits can be “trapped” for hundreds or even thousands of years without realizing how much, or that any time has passed since their passing.
Helping the Spirit recognize that it’s not 1859 anymore, can assist them to move forward, shift and continue on their Soul journey, for their Greatest and Most Highest Good. Sometimes, all this person may need to hear is that it’s 2018 and that their loved ones are waiting for them on the other side. You may also need to remind the person that it is safe for them to cross, and nothing terrible will happen to them.
After telling the Spirit what year it is, and letting them know their family is waiting for them on the other side, even calling their family in through a light channel, I often remind them that they are, in fact, deceased and that it is time to cross over.
4. Call In Their Loved Ones And Angels On The Other Side To Assist
Before ‘sending a Spirit into the Light,’ call down any loved ones on the other side that would like to come and offer a hand to this Spirit in making their transition. Seeing and being greeted by this person is usually so comforting, that the Spirit is often more than willing to transition at this time. While this exchange is something that is possible to see and hear, it is also possible to witness and facilitate this interaction, only by feeling the shift in energy. If you are not seeing or hearing anything, don’t be discouraged. Pay attention to anything you notice as you offer support.
If you are in need of extra support in assisting a spirit in crossing over, remember you have the support of the Angels.
Archangel Azrael, whose name means, “whom God Helps,” is known as the Angel who assists with those who are dying and in death.
Azrael can provide comfort to the dying and those who are grieving the loss of a loved one and help souls cross over to the other side. His energy is gently empowering and tends to have a sparkling pale yellow light that he uses in his healing work. Remember to thank Archangel Azrael and the divine for the assistance.
To cross a spirit after all this and they are ready: I visualize light coming down from the sky and point to it, inviting them to take this path.
And you're done!
Helping a Spirit transition can be a very powerful experience.
Since many Spirits describe crossing over as an individualized experience that is created and manifested from the Spirit and Soul, itself, it is important to be able to tailor to the needs to these spirits or, to simply accept their choices.
Some individuals have questions before they cross over, some have things they want to do first, or want to be assured about ~ such as knowing that their family will be alright or where their family even is (please check out our article on Crossing Over, to assist your loved ones in having a smooth transition). No one crosses over the same way or sees the same people when they chose to cross – Angels, Spirit Guides or Masters. Our transition path is as original and “one of a kind” as our whole entire lives.
To learn more about this process in detail, please check out, my eBook, Transitions: A Guide to Confidently Releasing Ghosts and Earthbound Spirits from Any Place, as this is where most of the information on this topic now resides on my website.
Amanda Linette Meder