9 ways to protect yourself from ghosts

You might experience scary ghostly activity at home or want to know how to ghost-secure your home. As there are many methods to ward off ghostsOpens in a new tab., it can be challenging to know what technique to choose as a novice in the field.

Protective crystals such as obsidian and tourmaline are an easy way to protect your home from ghosts. Other effective ways are sage smudging or burning Palo Santo.

The most effective way to protect yourself is a happy and positive atmosphere. Working with meditation, mindfulness, and positive reinforcement techniques takes time to learn but works as insurance for negative ghostly interactions.

Another effective way is by bringing lavender into your home. Lavender is known for dispelling negative energies. This is one of my favorite methods, as the scent is pleasing.

In the list below, you will find different techniques you can use to ghost-protect your home. It is essential to know that most hauntings are not dangerous. You can read more about the dangers of ghosts in my article Are ghosts dangerous? Everything you need to know.

Ghosts are souls of a once-living human or animal, while the demonic never roamed the Earth. Ghosts are often not strong enough to cause physical harm to a person. The wicked, on the other hand, is very dangerous. You can learn more about protecting yourself from the demonic here.

It is essential to know that ghosts have never been scientifically proven to exist. It is an excellent approach never to label something as supernatural if there might be a natural cause for the ghostly events.

Situations when ghosts might appear

Learning in what situations you are the most vulnerable. It is critical. When you know when you are open to ghostly attacks, you can more easily protect yourself. In the list below, I have listed situations when you are prone to experience supernatural manifestations or paranormal activity.

Most of these situations are due to the emotional state or the electrical charge in the air. Ghosts use energy to manifest. One exception is when you sleep because your psychic guard is lowered.

SituationWhy ghosts might appear
During thunderstormsThe electrical charge in the air helps the ghost to manifest
When you are fatiguedYou have a lowered psychic shield
When you are angry or upsetYou might experience poltergeist activity if you have psychic abilities. The ghost might use the emotional energy to manifest.
When you sleepYour psychic guard is down.
If you challenge the ghostIf you make the ghost angry or upset, it is more likely that you will experience an attack or violent manifestation.
When you are sickYour psychic guard is down.
Lots of electric devicesIt is thought that ghosts use electromagnetic fields to manifest.
DivinationIf you play with divination tools such as Ouija boards, you might experience ghostly and demonic activity.
When you are afraidIt is thought that ghosts use emotional charge to manifest.

If you want to learn more about what can trigger ghost attacks, read my article Why ghost attacks: The most common reasonsOpens in a new tab..

Method #1: Elevate your vibrational state

One of the most effective ways to ward off ghosts and negative entities is by elevating your vibrational state. This might be easier said than done, but it is the best way to approach unwanted ghostly activity. You can read more about this in my article about protecting yourself from psychic attacks.

You can elevate your vibrational state through meditation, mindfulness, and spiritual work. It can be hard to understand what a “higher vibrational state” means. It is when you feel happy, content, and in charge of your life. You lower your vibrational state when you are depressed, low, moody, or in despair.

Things you can do or work on to raise your vibrational state:

  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Spiritual work
  • Positive affirmations
  • Exercise
  • Self-acceptance
  • Sel-love
  • Self-care
  • Self-respect
  • Acceptance
  • Trust your intuition
  • Don’t hang around negative people
  • Love and care towards yourself, people, society, and the world
  • Enough sleep
  • Less (negative) stress
  • Make sure you are following your heart and desires
  • Helping others
  • Limiting greed and envy
  • Stop negative self-talk
  • Setting healthy boundaries (life, love, career, and self)
  • Eating healthy foods
  • Don’t use alcohol or other stimulants
  • Less screen time
  • Less social media time
  • Being in nature

In the video below, you get tips and tricks to elevate your vibrational state.

Method #2: Protective crystals

You can protect yourself from ghosts by wearing protective crystals on your person or placing them in your home. You find crystals online or in your local spiritual shop. A great benefit of crystals is that they work non-stop. If you wear them on your person, the protection follows you around. If placed in your home, they protect your space even if you are away from home.

The best protection crystals are black tourmaline, obsidian, and smokey quartz. All these crystals below are all-rounders and can be used in most circumstances.

  • Black Tourmaline
  • Obsidian
  • Smokey Quartz
  • Amethyst
  • Selenite
  • Garnet
  • Smithsonite (if you are feeling down or depleted)
  • Apache Tears
  • Jet

When using crystals for spiritual protection, you must clear and cleanse them regularly. Black tourmaline, for example, absorbs negative energy and will eventually start to spill over if not reset and cleansed. This is true with most crystals, but tourmaline is such a potent crystal that it might hold high volumes of negative energy.

Smokey Quartz is a powerful spiritual protector often available in spiritual stores.

Easy ways to cleanse your crystal are burning Palo Santo or placing it on a tray filled with salt for a few hours. Remember to do the rituals with the intent of cleansing them. Otherwise, it will not work. Be careful not to use water to cleanse selenite as it might get damaged.

Method #3: Protective incents

Using incents is a powerful way of protecting and clearing your home from ghosts and negative energies. One thing to remember is that incents work when you use them. They are not like crystals that work 24/7 all year round. Of course, crystals need cleansing, clearing, and charging from time to time to perform at their best.

Incents are great tools to use when you feel negative vibes or encounter unwanted paranormal activity.

My favorite incense is, by far, Palo Santo. It dispels negative energy but keeps the good ones. Remember, not all ghostly activities are negative ones. It might be a loved one trying to contact you or guard you. It would be terrible to dispel your beloved grandma or alike. Therefore I always recommend using Palo Santo as a first resort.

If you want to clear everything from your home, I recommend using White Sage. But use this with caution as it removes everything. I recommend using sage when you experience harmful activity and have a psychic identity about what energy is causing discomfort.

Method #4: House Blessing

A house or home blessing is a great way to protect yourself from ghostly activity. A house blessing is a ritual that the Church conducts. You can also ask a shaman or a healer to perform a house blessing if that aligns with your belief system.

A house blessing is when a priest or shaman protects your home with the help of prayers and religious rituals. It works best if you believe in the ritual, as it amplifies the effect. It is thought that a strong belief in good gives a shield of protection against psychic attacksOpens in a new tab.. This is because it raises your vibrational state.

Most religions and spiritual belief systems have a variation of house blessing. Ask your spiritual leader or priest(ess) for guidance and help.

If you had your house blessed or yourself cleansed, withstand the urge to redo the ritual. If you don’t believe that the negative energy is cleared, it will have the power to lurk in the shadows. Some say it is an invitation to stay. If you full-heartedly think that the negative energy is gone – it is.

Method #5: Burn white candles

A great way to ward off ghosts is burning white candles. It’s an easy method anyone can use. You find white candles in about every grocery shop. Light the candle to clear the room of unwanted and negative energies. The goal is key to a successful result.

Method #6: Prohibit ghosts from entering your home

Did you know that you have power over demonic activity? We have total control over the wicked, as they need us to allow them in. This is why they lurk in the shadows, trick, lure, and pressure us to allow them in. They must leave if you say no negative entity is allowed in your home.

You can read more about this in my article Do demons exist? What you should knowOpens in a new tab..

When it comes to ghosts, you can do the same. It is a bit trickier, though, as you are dealing with human or animal spirits. They don’t have to leave; they can if they wish to. Most spirits listen to the living and move on if you ask them to. But beware of asking the spirits of loved ones to leave. They might be there to protect you.

Method #7: Learn the history of your home

Studying a home’s history before moving in is always a great idea. If you are afraid of hauntings, it is a great idea to check its track record. Ask around and maybe check archives. Please note any bad happenings in the area do not solely focus on the house itself.

It is common for hauntings to be connected with railways, roads, graveyards, battlefields, hospitals, asylums, mines, and crime scenes.

Method #8: Learn how to coexist

As most ghosts are not harmful, there is often no need to dispel them. If you are not bothered or frightened by them, it is always best to find a way to coexist. If you need to set boundaries for them, it is always best to say it out loud. For example, “Don’t look at me while I am showering or in the bathroom, please.” Most ghosts, if they are friendly once, will understand.

If you feel creeped out by not knowing who is lurking on you from the other side, calling for a trusted psychic might be a great idea. Sometimes it is comforting knowing who you are sharing your space.

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Method #9: Auric shielding

If you need to protect yourself from ghosts, make sure you know how to create an auric or psychic shield. Imagine a white or golden light surrounding you. The light is like a shield that protects you from psychic attacks. Follow the instructions below to create an auric shield.

  1. Close your eyes
  2. Take a deep breath to release all tension.
  3. Breath through the mouth at a slow and steady pace
  4. Imagine the light spiraling down from your head in a counterclockwise movement
  5. When you reach your feet, start going upwards in a clockwise direction
  6. Stop when you get your head again
  7. Imagine you pull the “spirals” toward your heart
  8. Think of something filled with love to reinforce the shield
  9. Imagine how the light and love cleanse your body
  10. Imagine how darkness and negativity are drained toward the Earth
  11. Return your focus to your heart
  12. Imagine how you radiate bright white light
  13. Imagine how the white light creates an auric shield

As the power lies in believing it will work, you need to trust the ritual. The shield will not be strong if you don’t have the self-confidence that it will work. Don’t try to create an auric shield if you are sick, afraid, angered, or moody. Only do this rite if you are feeling balanced and grounded.

Final thoughts

In most cases, you don’t have to be afraid of ghosts. The demonic, on the other hand, can be very harmful. It is essential to know if your home’s activity is wicked. The easiest way is by asking a psychic to help you out. Demonic activity is sporadic, so don’t freak out. It is just best to be safe than sorry.

If you know you are dealing with a ghost that is not causing you fear or discomfort, there is no reason to get rid of it. The best is always to learn how to coexist. Often, loved ones or guardians are there to take care of you and keep you safe.

Claudette Beaulieu

A certified paranormal investigator, accredited demonologist, and psychic stuck in the Victorian era.

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