Spirit Removal and Location Cleansing

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Why you should remove ghosts from a home is a no-brainer. However, ghosts can frighten and negatively impact pets as well.  Learn the best practices for how spirit removal is done. 

The concept of spirit removal is more common than you might think. People worldwide experience unexplainable paranormal activity within their homes or places of business. In the worst cases, they’ve been physically attacked by a negative entity. Desperate situations like these will often prompt home and business owners to seek help.

According to the Cinch Home Services Survey in 2021:

  • 83% of Americans have experienced paranormal activity in their home.
  • 1 in 10 people reported selling their home after a paranormal experience.

Happily, there is another way people can be helped without having to move. If they genuinely believe they are experiencing paranormal activity, there are ways to rid their homes of unwanted spirits. The technique is known as Spirit Removal and Location Cleansing. Moreover, a spirit cleansing can be performed in the location where the activity is present, or done remotely.

A spirit removal will typically involve a distressed person contacting a paranormal investigating group because they are experiencing spirit activity in their home or place of work. For example, victims could be experiencing unexplainable sounds, lights turning on and off, or hearing strange voices. It takes a professional to look into these claims and determine if a spirit is actually present and causing the disturbing phenomena.

Pets Suffer from Intrusive Spirits Too

It is not uncommon for pets to suffer from the effects of depression due to a ghost. These can manifest in physical symptoms, such as loss of appetite, refusal to exercise, and lethargic behavior. These can manifest in physical symptoms, such as loss of appetite, refusal to exercise, or lethargic behavior. Even more concerning are behavioral changes that are often exhibited by pets when their owners or family members experience depression. These include an inability to concentrate, a lack of joy and enthusiasm, or an overall decrease in energy.

In more extreme cases, paranormal activity has been reported with pets exhibiting signs of fear or aggression towards unseen entities. If any of these symptoms are present in your pet, it may be time to examine the possibility that paranormal activity is the cause. Professional help from a paranormal investigator may be necessary to help identify the source and make sure your pet is safe.

Pets Are Just As Sensitive as Humans

It is important to remember that pets are just as sensitive as humans when it comes to feeling the effects of depression and lethargy caused by paranormal activity. Taking care of their physical and mental wellbeing should always be a priority, so if you suspect that something more than physical illness is affecting your pet, don’t hesitate to get help. With the right support and guidance, you can ensure that your pet’s spirit remains strong despite any paranormal disturbances.

So, Why Are these Troublesome Spirits Present?

Significantly, trapped souls haven’t successfully transitioned to the spirit world, which is a place of light. Instead, they stay behind in relative darkness, unable to move from there or, simply refusing to leave by choice


So, what are the reasons spirits get stuck on the Earth plane? For one, they may have died suddenly and are in a perpetual state of confusion. Or they may be so attached to their former home and possessions, they refuse to leave them behind. In addition, sometimes, spirits stay earthbound because there’s a strong feeling of guilt or unfinished business they want to attend to. For example, in cases of murder, a spirit may feel the need for revenge against the perpetrator.

As you can see, there are many reasons why spirits stay earthbound. This begs the question, “Are all earthbound spirits mean or wish harm to others?” The answer is no. An example of this could be the kindly grandmother who has elected to stay behind to watch over her grandchildren.

Where Do These Spirits Come From?

Spirits may inhabit a home for some time undetected by the occupants. Then something occurs that spurs the spirit to act because they’ve been disturbed. A prime example of this is when homeowners initiate a renovation. 

The same could be said for a business or piece of land. Perhaps a building is torn down and a new one is built in its place. Or land previously unoccupied has a new subdivision built on it. As a result, any spirits lingering there are furious at the drastic changes to their environment.

Spirits Don’t Always Originate from a Location

In some cases, spirits are not attached to a particular place but rather roam about looking for a new place to hang out. This explains why paranormal activity reported in a location suddenly seems to happen out of the blue. For instance, perhaps a spirit was the victim of a fatal car accident near a particular location and is confused by its state of being. Perhaps they roam trying to find a place familiar to them but instead end up in a place not tied to their former life.

So, How Should Earthbound Spirits be Treated?

Anyone engaged in spirit removal, and location clearing should ideally have a developed sense of discernment when dealing with Spirits, as it is essential to correctly identify the Spirit’s nature, disposition, and agenda. Therefore, compassion is an essential quality combined with a mature and solid demeanor.

Crucially, sensitivity to deception and a robust constitution is also needed. Those who are easily “spooked” won’t be much of an asset in the endeavor and may end up being detrimental rather than helpful. Also, a spirit may retaliate, making the situation worse, not better.

Dealing with Stubborn Spirits

Anyone who does spirit cleansings or an accomplished Medium will know the tricks of the stubborn spirits that don’t want to depart. So, if you visit a place requiring a spirit removal and cleansing, use your senses to scan the energy and determine who the leading players are. Remember, it’s not always the most obvious ones at the center of the haunting, and other spirits present may hang back or hide from you.

Significantly, some spirits are stronger and more determined and thus may strongly resist the crossing-over attempt. Also, it’s not wise to be in a hurry to confront earthbound spirits by being overconfident or arrogant. 

Novice spirit cleansers that are relatively new at the game, may bite off more than they can chew– depending on the situation. Hence, they must enter into a spirit removal situation cautiously.

The best approach is to go in calmly but be on guard. A prepared but flexible demeanor without preconceived notions is best, as things may not always be as they first appear. Every case is different, so it’s feasible that the professional will need to adopt a more adaptable approach.

Sometimes Spirits Don’t Know They’re Dead

This topic is covered in another post. There are spirits that are completely unaware of their situation and exist in a dreamy-like state. These are not harmful spirits in any way. But, they will require help in the removal and transition process. 

Spirit Removals are Not Exorcisms

Sometimes popularly referred to as an exorcism, most earthbound Spirits do not require this rite. Exorcisms are for demonic-type entities. This is an entire class of haunting in and of itself, and I won’t go into it in depth here. However, if a demonic presence is occupying the space, you will know it right away by the feel of the place and what is occurring with the occupants.

If the energy in a location is demonic, getting yourself out of it as soon as possible is vital! Clearly, this type of situation is more suited for a priest. But, of course, inhabitants won’t be pleased to learn that a demon is present, so this takes a bit of diplomacy to explain. And unless the inhabitants of a location have been practicing Satanic rites, let them know it’s not their fault the demon is present.

Can Earthbound Spirits Harm the Remover?

Sometimes. Often, spirits will lash out during a removal attempt. Primarily, they want to avoid being found out or forced to leave a location. Although a spirit attack is not usually severe, in some cases, it can be. The individuals involved in a removal attempt should be mindful of stairs and other places where they might be shoved or are vulnerable. If a spirit attacks by throwing objects, pushing, scratching, or choking, it’s crucial to leave immediately and perhaps return with reinforcements later.

When to Let Their Spirit Guide Handle It

When the opportunity is presented for an earthbound to move on, they are either unaware and unable to take advantage of it, or have reasons for not doing so. Furthermore, it takes our input to help them understand there’s an opportunity to cross over. Thus, it’s an ideal scenario to bring them to the point where their Spirit Guide can take over once a spirit has become sufficiently aware and have raised their soul vibration enough to make the transition.

How to Conduct a Spirit Removal and Cleansing

  1. First, it’s vital to interview individuals needing a spirit removal performed. It’s best to thoroughly learn the details of a spirit infestation. Then determine if a spirit in a home or building is, in fact, *residual. A residual haunting won’t react to any attempt to remove it.
  2. Second, always invoke whatever personal protection you find most effective. Many professional clearing individuals elect to work in pairs or with a small group for added energy. It’s always a good idea to have some backup to detect what you might miss and vice versa.
  3. And third, for added protection, always ask your spirit guides or angels for assistance, not just for yourself but for all involved. 

Verbally or Mentally Asking Questions 

If in a location to clear a spirit(s), the best way to begin is to ask questions. You’ll most likely get the answers mentally. Have a worksheet handy that you’ve printed the questions and provided space to write in answers. 

If you don’t get answers, the spirit likely doesn’t have enough energy to respond or just isn’t interested in communicating. Also, answers may come in just one or two words. In this instance, it’s highly frustrating when looking for the answers as to why a spirit is present.

What If Multiple Spirits Are Present?

This is where things get tricky. If a Sensitive or Medium determines more than one spirit is inhabiting a location, the crossing-over process gets complicated. Each spirit must be identified, if possible, and crossed separately. However, if a group of spirits tied together in some way are present, all can be crossed at the same time.

Getting Started with a Spirit Rescue and Cleansing

    1. If contact is established with the earthbound spirit, ask about their relationship with the location.
    2. Next, ask if they are a member of the family present in the location.
    3. Then ask if they are a man or a woman. Also, don’t rule out the possibility that a child spirit could be present.
    4. Now ask if they are a previous resident of the location and why they are still there.
    5. For those investigating abandoned or large manor houses, ask if a spirit was in service there at some point in the past.
    6. Do they want to “retrieve something” from the location—like an item that meant a lot to them?
    7. Do they have an important message they wish to give someone?
    8. Finally, ask if they are lost, afraid, or lonely. And if so, do they just want people to know they’re there? In any case, tell them everything will be fine and that you will help them if they wish.

By asking this set of questions, you’ll most likely have a clearer picture of why the spirit is there. Once you’ve established the reasons, you can coax them to cross to the light and guide them home. Make sure that you know where the westerly direction is in a location and direct the spirit there. Since ancient times, it’s been known that spirits cross more easily to the west. Most spirits will go happily. 

If the spirit stubbornly refuses to cross over, you may have to work with them several times to finally cross them over. Then, if all attempts fail, try again at a later time.

Saging Wand

After a Spirit Removal, Cleanse the Location

Cleansing a location of left-over negative energy requires a few simple steps. Saging a location is the most commonly used method. Specifically, saging helps to banish the old negative energy from a location. To sage a home requires a saging wand (click the link) to read more about saging.

In conclusion:

Most people have never experienced paranormal activity in their homes or business. But those that have reported paranormal incidents say it’s a major cause for concern for the safety of their family or employees. Happily, there are ways to clear a home or business without moving to another location.
In many cases, professionals need to be called in to investigate the claims and determine if a spirit or several spirits are present causing disturbances. Then these spirits must be dealt with and coaxed to cross to the light. These events can often be resolved when a spirit or multiple spirits are moved to the light. Residents or employees won’t need to move or leave their jobs. Other times, as long as residents know that the spirit is harmless, they say they can live with the activity.

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Carol Nicholson is thirty-five years a professional Psychic Medium and author of numerous Psychic and Spiritual courses since 2001.
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