How to Communicate With Spirits Safely

how to communicate with spirits

When the door to the spirit world first opens it can be very exciting. Suddenly you are able to gain access into a dimension that is far greater and far more magical than things that we are used to seeing on earth.

Everyone can access the spirit world, but often access doesn’t come until you are truly willing and ready for the experience.

Sometimes however, spirits may come to us without a formal invitation, such as a loved one who has crossed over or through a particular space such as in your home.

Often when a spirit visits us in this way, it is because they have a message of some kind or want to show us something important.

Entering into the spirit world is definitely entering into the unknown, so it is important that anyone looking to connect has a toolbox of protection. 

If you are encountering spirit energy and want to find out more, or if you want to invite a particular spirit into your space, such as a loved one who has crossed over, here is the safest way to go about it.

Note: Connecting with the spirit world is never 100% safe! So make sure you are always exercising caution and following your instincts. 

Step 1: Get Protected

This is the most important part to any connection with spirit. Before opening the door to communication it is important to protect your energy and your space. The best way to do this is to spend some time meditating and charging up your energy. You can do this by imagining a beautiful white light surrounding your entire being.

You can also call on your spirit guides and angels to protect you or use protective crystals such as amethyst.

Step 2: Set A Sacred Space 

If you are wishing to invite a loved one or receive information from a spirit it is important that you create a sacred space first. This sacred space should feel safe and be clear from clutter or distractions.

You can also fill your sacred space with crystals, plants, herbs, candles and other things that make you feel good. Having a pen and paper may also be handy if you want to be able to write things down.

Step 3: Set Your Intention

Once in your sacred space, set your intention for communication. Get clear about the experience that you want to have and be sure to set boundaries and state your intention firmly.

For example, your intention may be-

“I wish to connect with (enter name), I ask that I am guided and protected to hear the messages (name) has for me and that the messages are delivered in a gentle way. I ask my spirit guides and angels to protect me through this process and help me to receive any messages that are necessary.”

If you are uncertain whether the spirit you wish to connect with may be harmful or not, you can call upon your spirit guides to act as a “gatekeeper” between the two of you. This is a good option if you are dealing with any unknown spirits in your house or if you are a first-timer when it comes to connecting.

Just remember, when dealing with unknown spirits, it is best to feel out the energy first. If you pick up on any negative vibes or are uncertain, it is best to leave it to an expert or simply focus on cleansing your home. 

Being scared or fearful is also not a great frame of mind to be in if you want to effectively communicate with spirits, so if you are feeling these things it is best to stop until you can enter into this with a clear mind.

Step 4: Stay Open to the Messages

After setting your intention, start talking to the spirit as if it were already there. Ask it any questions that you wish and wait to see if you hear an answer.

Answers from the spirit world can vary, but you may feel bodily sensations, tingles, see synchronistic signs, sparks of light or hear audible messages. Stay open to the connection and perhaps even write down any experiences that you see or feel.

Tools to help you receive messages from spirit include automatic writing, pendulums and ouija boards.

Pendulums are a great tool for beginners and are far less intimidating than automatic writing or ouija boards.

When it comes to ouija boards I would personally not recommend them unless you are an absolute seasoned expert and have dealt with the spirit world many times before.

During this process it is important to know that you may not get your answer right away. Be patient and gentle and know that you will hear your answers when you are meant to.

It also helps to keep an open mind, often we hear or receive the answers but fail to realise them because it is not as we expected.

Step 5: Close the Door

Once you have finished with your questions, you should close your “session” by announcing that you are done. You may even wish to send off your spirit by saying goodbye and thanking them for their messages.

You then will want to cleanse your space and aura with sage, bells, crystals or incense. This is very important and is definitely not a step to be missed.

As you cleanse your space you may even want to recite a mantra or affirmation such as- “I cleanse and protect this space with light and love, only light and love may dwell here”. 

Even if you didn’t make a connection, it is important that you still do this process and close the session properly.

Learning how to communicate with spirit can be very enlightening. As long as you take steps of protection and don’t rush ahead before you are ready, there is no reason why you can’t experience the benefits of reaching out to the other side.

Just be mindful to always remember to protect yourself and give gratitude and thanks to all spirits that you encounter.

Other reading material:

What to Do When Spirits Come Knocking

How to Sense Spirits 

Messages from Your Loved Ones in Heaven

What to Do If You Sense a Spirit in Your Home

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About the author


Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.