Most people don’t have to worry about ghosts or malevolent spirits. But sometimes, you get unlucky. Maybe you moved into a haunted house or you’ve attracted a poltergeist.
No matter who you are, you should know how to protect yourself from the paranormal. If you don’t, you could find yourself under spiritual attack or even suffer physical consequences.
Here are five things you should do now to stay safe.
1. Ask for Help
Seek out the help of your spirit guides, gods, or the universe. Most people know that you can pray or ask for help when you’re in trouble, but it’s a good idea to get into the habit of routinely asking for protection. This is especially helpful for those with anxiety.
You may wonder why you need to ask for help. Why can’t your spirit guides intervene on your behalf without you knowing? Sometimes they do. However, if they intervene too much it can infringe upon your free will or you may grow numb to a dangerous environment.
Others inadvertently push their spirit guides away, shutting the door on any help they could have received.
Asking for help strengthens your relationship with your spirit guides and opens lines of communication. This makes protection easier and more efficient.
2. Create Energy Shields
In my experience, this is more common among witches and new agers, but everyone can do this because our spirit guides are powerful. When you ask your spirit guide for protection, you can also ask for them to create an energy shield around you.
Some people do rituals and use their own energy for this, especially if they’re atheists, so it’s really up to you how to approach creating an energy shield. You have options.
This is best done when you’re working with spiritual tools or rituals which could be dangerous, though it’s also done when you’re going out into the world.
There are environments with a lot of bad energy brought on by physical and spiritual dangers. When you enter these environments, you’ll often feel at the mercy of these energies, and it can wear down your spiritual resolve. An energy shield helps prevent this from happening.
3. Use Charms and Talismans
You can infuse a lot of positive spiritual energy into objects. This is because their stable forms help isolate and capture energy which you can then draw from when you’re in need. It also imbues an energy shield of its own.
Crystals are really good for this. If you select the right crystal then you can use a spiritual bank of energy that has been in the making for millions of years.
However, you can also charge crystals with moonlight or set intentions to them.
If you don’t want to use crystals, you can make charms or talismans using runes or writing. It doesn’t have to be an ancient script, though it can help because of the hereditary energy over hundreds or even thousands of years.
A final option is to have an item blessed by someone with strong spiritual energy or do so yourself. If you have a lucky necklace or coin, or you inherited something from someone you care about, then that item is a good candidate for a personal talisman.
You can place your charms and talismans in your home or wear them depending on your needs.
4. Cleansing Your Space
Although people usually cleanse their space after a ritual or when they’ve been in contact with bad energy, nothing is preventing you from cleansing your space proactively. It’s probably a good idea to do it on a routine basis, such as weekly or monthly, so bad energy doesn’t build up without you realizing it.
This can be done in a variety of ways. The most common you’ll see online is with sage. It’s quite easy. All you need to do is burn the sage until it smokes. Carry it from room to room and guide the energy out through the windows and doors. You can do something similar with an ordinary candle or matchstick if you put a lot of energy behind it.
Another spiritual method you can try is a ritual or blessing of the space by invoking your spirit guides. For those in more traditional religions, it’s worth investigating options with your local spiritual leaders. For example, Catholics can receive visits from local clergy to specifically bless their homes.
But there are non-spiritual methods too which are worthwhile. Having plants in your home that you tend to could be particularly uplifting. Regular and thorough traditional cleaning is also good.
The final and most important protective strategy is to simply be mindful of your environment. If you’re unaware of what’s going on around you, then you might miss harmful energy reaching a critical mass. This can attract powerful malevolent spirits which will be difficult to get rid of.
Make sure you have a routine self-care ritual with spiritual or introspective elements. Meditation is especially good because it encourages you to be in the moment and feel your body.
But I find that journaling is excellent because you critically examine your mental state. Mindfulness isn’t just about being aware of the physical environment around you, but how you help create that environment with the vibrations you send out into the world.
If you’re having a hard time, you’ll end up sending bad vibrations which can build up in your home and influence the people in your life.
This could, in turn, cut you off from your spirit guides if it gets bad enough.
Protecting yourself from the paranormal is surprisingly easy, especially if you take a proactive approach. Don’t be shy in reaching out to your spirit guides, gods, the universe, or whatever you believe for help.
Bad energy can quickly get out of control if you let it build-up, so it’s important to protect yourself ahead of time so you never have the misfortune of environmental dread and physical harm.
Always remember that most spiritual attacks can be prevented if the proper precautions are taken. You don’t have to live in fear that something might attack you one day. You can take action now.