How to Remove Unwanted Spirits

When it comes to attempting to banish unwanted spirits which approach works best? The vast majority do not have a reason to harm you.


Every once in a while, when working with spirit you may find that you are dealing with something that is not quite what you expected. Perhaps a spirit has come along that is not the one you thought you were talking to, or worse yet, maybe something negative has decided to pay you a visit. Much like an uninvited house guest, sometimes you have to send them away.

If this happens your first line of offense is a good defense. Before you start any spiritual work, be sure to cleanse the area you are practicing in. The best way to do this is to say a prayer or cast a protected circle. Creating a sacred space in which the boundaries are clearly defined, is a good way of keeping out anything you do not want hanging around.

Despite your best efforts sometimes things can sneak in. You may find it is a spirit who has attached itself to a guest or just a curious spirit that wants to know what you are up to. It may be a spirit that needs to deliver a message and then does not feel like leaving afterwards.

If this is the case, there are a couple of ways on how to remove unwanted spirits. The first way and the one most people do not even consider is very simple: just ask them to leave. Be firm and blunt, and say something along the lines of “This is not the place for you, and it is time you left.” You may like to offer a blessing or well wishes if it makes you feel better about things, and then say “It is time for you to move on and I wish you the best in your new place and life.” Frequently, this will work and your problem will be solved.

Sometimes, though you may encounter a spirit that is a bit more stubborn. It could be interested in hanging out with you, and in this case you may need to take slightly more aggressive steps. In this situation you may want to create a cleansing ritual to remove unwanted spirits. By incorporating a smudging and other purification practice, along with being assertive towards the spirit (I order you now to leave this place!) you then should be able to eliminate the attached spirit. 

Every once in a while, you could run into a spirit that is not just stubborn, but downright hostile. If this is the case, you will need to do a lot more work. Cleansing, smudging and banishing are called for. You may need to get assistance from a small group of psychically gifted individuals that can help you remove unwanted spirits. Again, the key here is to be assertive and reclaim your space from whatever spirit has attached itself. This means you will have to take charge of the situation. Do not be afraid to shout “You are not welcome here!”

Another way is to imagine a white light of protection around you in your mind’s eye. Ask your highest power for guidance and protection. Your guardian will know more about the situation than you do. After all it might just be a lost soul who needs some love, in order to help it find its way home.

Once you have removed this unwanted spirit that has been around make sure you do a final cleansing to help you prevent it happening again.