You suspect an energy-sucking spirit has attached to you, and you need to break free. It’s not easy knowing how to break ghost attachments, as all spirits are unique. But there is a method that works in most cases, and does not worry; you don’t have to be a spiritual guru to pull it off.
This article provides a step-by-step guide on cutting the energy cords and breaking spirit attachments. It is good to know that not all spirits have intelligence; some act more as energy fields. I tend to call them energy attachments.
When discussing spirit attachments, we tend to only think of the ones with intelligence or an agenda. This is not always the case.
Knowing the difference between energy, spirit, and a demonic attachment is essential. A spirit attachment is caused by a spirit from a person or animal that once lived.
A demonic attachment is caused by an entity that never lived and did not have a soul. This can be demons, elementals, or angelic entities.
If you want to learn more about demonic attachments, I invite you to read the article below, where I share the most common signs of demonic possession.
Let’s get started!
Related article: 19 Signs of Demonic Possession
Step-by-step guide on how to break a spirit attachment
In this guide, I share my go-to method for breaking spirit attachments. It is essential to know that it can take some time to succeed. In most cases, you need to repeat the procedure. It depends on how eager the spirit is to hold on to you.
It is also essential to know that not all spirits are evil. It can be a friend or loved one supporting and caring for you from beyond the grave. So, if you can co-exist, it is always the best route. But if you feel drained or impact your everyday life negatively, there might be no other option than to break the attachment.
If you want to learn more about the signs that a deceased loved one is reaching out, I recommend you read the article below.
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Finally, there is no scientific evidence that spirits exist. However, many report the experiences of ghosts and the paranormal. Take everything with a grain of salt, and never label anything paranormal until all other options are ruled out.
Important: Never label anything paranormal before all natural causes are ruled out. Please consult a professional health provider if you are struggling with health or mental issues or think a demon possesses you. Find international suicide prevention helplines here.
Acknowledge and accept the spirit attachment
The first step in breaking a spirit attachment is acknowledging and accepting its presence. This may seem obvious, but some people may be in denial or not believe in the existence of spirits.
By acknowledging and accepting the presence of the spirit, you can start taking steps to break the attachment. This is the only way to break free from it if it is negative or intruding energy.
Investigate the attachment
Once you’ve accepted the presence of the spirit attachment, you should investigate it. Ask yourself how long you’ve felt its presence, what triggered the attachment, and if it’s affecting your emotional or mental well-being.
If you get lots of negative vibes and you feel drained, it might be caused by negative energy. In some cases, they might be caused by a psychic attack, or you have a caused item in your possession.
In most cases, though, spirit attachments are not hostile but can cause negative feelings or tiredness. In this step-by-step guide, you explore and investigate what energy might be present. Knowing what kind of energy or spirit you are dealing with is vital to block it successfully.
Start by gathering information about the individual experiencing the attachment, including age, gender, cultural background, and any relevant. Additionally, try to pick information about the nature of the attachment, including when it started, any triggers that seem to worsen it, and any other related events.
Observe the behavior of the individual who is experiencing the attachment. Look for unusual behavior or actions, such as speaking in a different voice, displaying knowledge they could not have known, or experiencing sudden mood swings.
If you suspect that the person or you might be dealing with a demonic or negative entity, time is everything. The longer the attachment is active, the harder it is to remove.
If you want to learn more about how to perform a self-exorcism, you find information in the article below.
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Document any evidence that you observe or collect during your investigation. This includes audio recordings, photographs, or notes on unusual behavior or occurrences.
This evidence can help if you notice that you can’t shake the negative energy and must consult a professional exorcist or psychic medium.
Always consult a professional health care provider before ruling anything as paranormal.
Conduct interviews with the individual experiencing the attachment and any witnesses who have observed the behavior. Ask open-ended questions and listen carefully to the responses.
Research the history of the location where the attachment is occurring. Look for any reports of paranormal activity, hauntings, or other related phenomena.
This information is essential if you need assistance identifying or removing the attachment.
Seek Professional Assistance
If necessary, seek the assistance of a qualified paranormal investigator or spiritual practitioner who can help identify the attachment’s source and provide guidance on how to address it.
Evaluate all the information and evidence collected during your investigation to determine whether a spirit attachment is likely.
If you believe an attachment is present, discuss your findings with the individual experiencing it and develop a plan for addressing it.
Always ask for permission to move forward with removing the attachment. In some cases, the client might not want to proceed.
Remember, exploring and investigating spirit attachments can be a complex and sensitive process, and it is essential to approach the investigation with an open mind and a scientific approach.
Identify the spirit or energy
Identifying a spirit or energy can be very tricky. Sometimes you might need professional help from an energy worker or psychic.
Never forget that the spirit might have good intentions or is in need. Not all spirits are evil and trying to get the best out of you.
You should never block a spirit if you don’t need to or if it is causing you pain or discomfort.
If you feel that the attachment is harmful or that you might be under a psychic attack, I recommend reading the article below.
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Practice grounding and protection techniques
Grounding and protection techniques can help you feel more empowered and protected when dealing with spirit attachments.
These techniques include meditation, visualization, and energy-clearing exercises.
Whatever method you choose does not matter as long as you ground yourself.
My go-to technique is to hold tourmaline crystals in my hands. I close my eyes and imagine the crystals blocking all energies attaching to me and that I gain fresh energy from the earth. It might sound a little “out there,” but it works for me.
Cut the energetic cords
Spirit attachments are often connected to us through energetic cords. To break the attachment, you need to cut these cords. You can do this by visualizing a pair of scissors or a knife and cutting the cord while stating your intention to sever the attachment.
You can also use a selenite wand to cut the cords and release the spirit. This is my go-to method, and I use it all the time. After any ghost hunt or visiting a haunted site, it is always a great thing to do to ensure you don’t bring any ghostly stalker home.
Swirl the selenite wand from your head down toward your feet. Imagine how you cut the energetic cords like a sword.
Selenite is a powerful energy-cleansing crystal that is helpful in many ways if you are in close contact with spirits or other entities. I recommend every ghost hunter to have a selenite crystal in their home, just as insurance. I have my favorite selenite wand on the ghost hunting equipment page if you want to check it out.
If you want to learn more about cleansing your home with the help of selenite, I invite you to read the article below, where I share my best tips and tricks.
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Cleanse your energy field
Cleansing your energy field can help remove residual energy from the spirit attachment. You can do this by taking a salt bath, smudging with sage or palo santo, or using crystals such as black tourmaline or selenite.
I have written several articles on the subject; feel free to pick the method that you vibe the most with.
- Cleanse your home with lavender
- Cleanse your home with tourmaline
- Cleansing your home with selenite
- Cleansing your home with Palo Santo
Focus on positive energy
Finally, focusing on positive energy is essential after breaking the spirit attachment. This can include engaging in activities that bring you joy, surrounding yourself with positive people, and practicing self-care.
Lower vibrational energies can’t hold on to you when you are in a high vibrational state. There are many ways you can do this.
- Listening to music that makes you happy
- Taking a soothing bath
- Make humming sounds
If you want a complete list of ideas to elevate your vibrational state, I recommend reading the article below. I share in-depth how I instantly up my vibrations in times of need.
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Set clear boundaries
Not everyone knows that a negative spirit or energy can only influence you if you permit it. You take back your control and energy field by acknowledging its presence and setting firm boundaries on what it can and can’t do.
I usually sit or lie down and do grounding meditations. I close my eyes and imagine how I speak directly to the spirit. I tell it that I have recognized it and want it to detach as they drain my energy levels.
Finally, I tell it that it has no permission to drain my energy levels, cause me negativity, hurt me, or interact with my energy fields.
Beware; you can block a guardian angel, loved one, or a spirit in need doing this.
Prohibit negative energy to enter
Creating a protective energy sphere around you can help protect yourself from negative energies.
This technique is based on the concept of energy fields or auras that surround all living things.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create a protective energy sphere around yourself:
- Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can sit or stand. Make sure you won’t be interrupted during the exercise.
- Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to calm your mind and relax your body.
- Visualize a sphere of white or golden light around your body, about one to two feet away from your skin. This sphere is your protective energy field.
- Focus on the sensation of the energy sphere around you. You may feel a tingling or warm sensation as you imagine the sphere.
- As you focus on the sphere, imagine it becoming stronger and denser. Visualize it as a shield that can repel any negative energy that comes your way.
- You can also visualize a layer of mirrors around the sphere, reflecting any negative energy to its source.
- Hold this visualization for a few minutes, focusing on the feeling of strength and protection the sphere provides.
- When you are ready, take a deep breath and slowly open your eyes.
- You can repeat this exercise as often as needed, especially when you feel vulnerable to negative energies.
Creating a protective energy sphere is a visualization exercise that may help you feel more protected and shielded from negative energies.
Final tips and tricks
Remember that breaking spirit attachments can be gradual and may take time. Most spirit attachments do not mean harm. They might need us for their purposes or think they can help us somehow.
It is rare with dangerous or harmful spirit attachments, but they are sometimes believed to occur. It is always a great approach to take them seriously if you are affected by them, but you should not fear them.
Being patient and compassionate with yourself is essential as you work through the steps.
You can break the attachment and move forward with a renewed sense of well-being with the right tools and support.
If you need further assistance, it might be a great move to contact a psychic medium that can help you figure out what kind of energy is at play.
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