Overcome Your Fear of Spirits

Do You Fear Spirits? You’re Not Alone. We Can Help.

Fear is a normal reaction

Except for babies and young children, fear is pretty much everyone’s first reaction when they encounter spirits. It certainly was for us. Knowing where it comes from is the first step in overcoming it.

Fear of the unknown

I think its fair to say that many of us fear the unknown. The first time we do or try anything, it’s a little scary because we don’t know what is going to happen or what to expect.

This applies when you first encounter a spirit. You most likely weren’t expecting it and a typical reaction is “What the heck?” And you’re scared. Not surprising at all.

Fiction helps fuel it

Writers and Hollywood have also done a great job of instilling fear of Spirit in the general populace. Amityville Horror. The Exorcist. Poltergeist. The Shining. (I’m showing my age…) The Others. Paranormal Activity. And let’s not forget all the scary stories we tell each other growing up. Doesn’t do much to make you confident that spirits are loving and kind, does it?

We all dread bad news

None of us like to get bad news. We fear it. And we fear that spirits are going to bring us bad news. We might be even be afraid that our passed loved ones are going to say something to upset us. Avoidance often becomes our choice.

Here is How You Can Overcome Your Fears:

Stop and think

If you have had visits from Spirit before or they are happening now, take a moment to think about what actually happened. Did anything bad happen? Or did you just feel a presence? Is your fear more about the fact that you were surprised and didn’t understand what was happening?

If you think about the encounter during or after, you will most likely see that the Spirit was just making it’s presence known and wasn’t doing anything bad to you. They just wanted your attention.

Remember fiction is imaginary

As for books, movies and stories about Spirit, it makes great entertainment but is hardly based in reality. The purpose is to scare us silly, not represent the truth. The truth is that spirits are not out to get us or do harmful things to us. They simply want to connect and communicate with us. Remember, its fiction.

[Maybe a lot of these storytellers are using their medium to work through their own fears 😉 ].

Ask for highest guidance and love to come through

When we channel Spirit, we always ask for the highest love and guidance to come through for our clients. You can do this, too, if you are making the connection yourself (see Karen’s blog 4 Tips to Meet with Your Spirit Guide). This ensures that the messages you receive are of the highest intent and therefore there is nothing to fear.

Know you will only get messages you need

When spirits communicate with you, they are doing so because you need the message they have to impart. Spirit knows exactly what you need to hear at the moment of connection and they will never give you information that you are not capable of handling and processing.

Most of the time, your messages will be positive and filled with love. Yes, I said “most” of the time. Does this mean that you might get bad news? It is a possibility. One of my clients put it this way, “Sometimes we get what we need and not what we want.”

If you do get sad news, odds are it is something that you are already know and it is given to you to prepare you. If you do receive such a message it is because you can handle it.

For example, when my Dad was ill, I received messages that his death was close. I knew he wasn’t going to live a long time but having this confirmed by Spirit really made it sink in. It wasn’t happy news but it prepared me for his passing. Also, had I not had these messages, I may not have made as much effort as I did to spend as much time with him as I could before he died.

Know that spirits are not here to harm you

Please remember, the spirit world is not here to terrorize you. Rather, spirits and the messages they bring are here to help you on this journey we call life. They just want to connect and give you a message. You can let go of the fear.

I hope this has helped you overcome any fears of Spirit you may have had. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We love getting questions from our readers. You can post them below or email them to support@channeled-wisdom.com.

We encourage you to share any experiences you’ve had with Spirit with readers. Especially if you started out from a place of fear and had it turn into one of joy.

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By | 2016-12-14T11:53:48+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|12 Comments

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I am an Intuitive who offers Channeling and Chakra Balance services to connect you to spirit and restore your balance and vitality.

12 Comments

  1. Christina Oaks April 6, 2017 at 2:44 am - Reply

    I really think I have a spirit in my home with us. I have felt it’s presence several times late in the night. About the same time everytime. A couple nights ago I had a friend come over to talk about some family issues she had going on, she stayed way into the night. I felt it’s presence very very strong this time. So strong it scares me. I need to know exactly what to do. For some reason lately I get so irritated and impatient with my kids and my boyfriend about simple things. I do not have a positive outlook on hardly anything. The smallest thing can go wrong and I feel overwhelmed. What do I need to do? Should I be afraid?

    • Karen George-Krysko April 12, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Hi Christina,
      We understand where you are coming from and know it can be very uncomfortable at times. When spirit shows up and us humans do not know who it is or why things are happening we turn to fear. Fear of the unknown. Spirit usually tends to be more active at night. This is due to cooler temperatures and it’s usually darker out. It’s much easier for spirit to make their entrance during these late hour times. And yes, it may feel stronger at times depending how sensitive you are to the energy and how badly the spirit wants to get your attention. You need to have clear boundaries with spirit of what you feel comfortable with and what you don’t. This way you are letting spirit know what you will allow or not allow.
      Sometimes when we feel off and out of sorts, this can relate to our Chakras. They may be out of balance and you may be caring emotional “baggage” or others energy in your field. In these cases, a Chakra Balance is helpful to help clear and realign your energy field and release what no longer serves you.
      Please try not to be afraid. Speak your intent of your boundaries with spirit and they are usually very respectful. Feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation if you need more information about how a Chakra Balance can help you or read our different blogs that may help give you further tips. Sending you love, light and peace.

  2. Olivia Jordan October 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    I recently moved to a new apartment and I do not feel safe here. I realized that I am fearful of the spirit that is here because I don’t know what they want. I also do not want to commune with this spirit because I am afraid it is a demon. However this spirit is really attached to me, physically, and I don’t know what to do.

    • Lorraine Manners October 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Olivia,
      Thanks for reaching out. It can feel alarming when you don’t know what Spirit wants to share with you. And it is fine that you don’t want to commune with the spirit yourself. You may want to consider having an intermediary, a channel, communicate with the spirit for you to find out the message and/or ask it to leave. Karen and I both do energy clearing of spaces and can help you with this. To learn more, visit our Channeling page. In the meantime, you don’t need to fear the spirit being a demon, it is not. Sending you love and positivity.

  3. Sara ailshie February 5, 2018 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    So I’m a intuitive medium. I know I could see spirit at the age of 5, but I was to scared to tell anyone. Keeping it a secret was such a heavy burden, I lived in confusion and fear . Now I’m 32 and now just trying to understand my gift. It’s been a year of Development but I’m still super scared when I’m alone!! I don’t attend classes or have another medium to work with. Do you have any advice for me on how to work on that or does the fear go away over time

    • Lorraine Manners February 8, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Hi Sara,

      The fear does go away the more you connect with Spirit. The more you connect the more you come to know that Spirit is here to help us and not harm us. Setting your intention for the highest and best good to come through before you connect can also help you.

      We wish you the best as you further develop your intuitive abilities. The world needs more of that connection and the light it brings!

  4. Gowtham June 3, 2018 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Hello,

    While, i sleep in night or turning of the light i am getting a spirit dream i don’t know whether it s dream or not. But, i can say it looks like a black smoke in my dream its like 9 times i got the same thing. One heller told me that you are getting lady spirit dreams but she did’t say the solution how to over come form fear. Before meeting her i got only once i got the dream and after meeting her more then 6 times i got. I am not sure what is going on with me. I am athlete and also i work at IT company. I am getting fear yes i am thinking the words which she(heller) told me. Please help with a solution.

    • Karen George-Krysko June 7, 2018 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      Hi there,
      Thank you for your questions. This could go in many directions for answers, but with the limited information, here are a few tips.
      When dealing with fear we know how tough it can be. Fear can come from many different reasons. You need to look within youself and journal or write out, whats been going on in your life as of late or even in the past. Is there a lot of stress or anxiety regarding any particular situation you may have. Is there an event that may be coming up or choices to be made that you don’t have clarity about.
      Once you can ask yourself and reflect on some of these questions, then you can use your personal intent before you go to bed. Remember to be clear. You can picture a white light around you that may help you feel calmer before you go to bed. Then intend out loud or in your mind that you wish to clearly meet or see what this black smoke is all about. You are open and willing and ready to face what its message is for you and you are open to only the highest of good and loving message.
      With these steps, you are setting your intent to receive messages that are from the highest of good in spirit as well as surrounding yourself in the light to feel the calm and love. Yes, it still may be a bit scary but remember fears are things in our life we don’t want to face. Be patient as it may take you several attempts to build up the willpower to do this. And know that, this is ok.
      Also, spirit can come in many forms. People, animals, minerals, light, smoke/fog.
      Spirit is loving and kind and will bring you messages you can handle. I hope this helps you out.

  5. sara June 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    hi. I’m just a teenager but I have felt some spirits presences. since I ever remember I always run, when I feel something different in the dark…I did never like it. darkness scares me. I never saw a spirit in real life but felt it so many times. me as a child, I had loads of nightmares which I heard voices and kinda “demons” calling me and telling things that would happen…once they told someone of my family would die and eventually it happened. I just remember that I woke up uncountable times in the middle of the night and I cried …it belongs about weeks. since I told out loud “go away. I am not afraid of you” and eventually that nightmares never came back. years later (actually was 2 years ago) I saw a huge light coming when I was lying on the bed, I think it was also in the middle of the night. I saw my mother smiling at me(she died 11 years ago)… I smiled too and cried while wanted to hug her, but it never happened…to be honest, I thought that I was a dreaming but now I see how real it was!… well with all that happened, I hid and start being even shyer or an introvert. I thought was always intuitions and dreams but some months ago someone told me that I have a gift( I think the name is discernment), which when I turn an adult I’ll communicate with spirits and help people with it…but actually I am afraid of it…each time I grow, more I feel their presence around me but I don’t know what to do(?)..I shouldn’t tell this but I needed someone to tell and ask what should I do next to not fear the spirits, coz until now no one understands how I feel! …btw thank you, I really liked to read your words, it was interesting!

    • Karen George-Krysko June 14, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      Hello,

      I’m sure this is all very frightening for you. It sounds like you have had many different experiences/encounters the past while. Just to remind you that spirit is loving and will not harm you. Spirit can feel overwhelming at times as they are excited to know that you can see, hear or feel them around. They will, as you see, be respectful when you ask them to leave. Sounds like you did the right thing for you at that time. Spirit can show up in dreams, or as different forms that they feel will be more comfortable for you. The experience of the light sounds so beautiful and amazing. This could be the light from your mother visiting and watching over you. Go with your gut feeling, if you felt it was her, then it likely was.
      As for hearing things and then them happening, This could be your higher-self or a spirit guide passing along information. Again, if you choose not to hear this or want to limit what you hear, you need to set boundaries and tell spirit what you are willing or not willing to experience. They will respect that. We do need to remind spirit of our boundaries from time to time, as different spirits may drop in.
      Sounds like your very intuitive. In the end, you have the ultimate choice if you choose to further your studies and educated yourself more if you choose to go this route. Or over time you can completely shut it down and cover it up. You still may experience some things but no to the extent of what you could or are.
      Some tips to help you out. Picture a white light around you to help you feel more secure or safe. Then remind spirit before bed that you choose to sleep in peace and not be bothered. Set your boundaries when you feel you need to and it’s ok to ask spirit to leave if are you are feeling uncomfortable. Archangel Michael is a great one to ask for help when clearing out spirit and looking for guidance.
      Best of luck and hope this helps you out a bit.

  6. sara June 18, 2018 at 11:42 am - Reply

    hello again. I just came to thank you very much for your answer. It made me feel a little bit more confident about it. well, I told I was afraid of that, however time to time I’m accepting it and going forward. I’ve been searched about it and rea. so, now I think it’s normal and understandable what spirits still do here on earth. probably they are asking for help or telling us for something that happened to them, for example when they show strange forms, sounds, lights… maybe they want let us know how they died on a specific day or place( I feel those are ghosts that want us fear them, because they left something in this life or they did not die in a correct way so maybe their corpses were not buried in a suitable place coz they were never found )..or simply they are advising us for something that might happen in future. it’s very complex but it’s interesting. I believe people just are afraid of unknown and when we start searching and know more about it, we become confident and interested. with all I wrote, I mean yes I could simply stop, ask them to leave or runway from spirits, but I wonder why should I do it if probably I have received that gift because I’m a very intuitive and carry person?… Now I accept it and somehow, I feel special…it’s kinda a propose of life…maybe help spirits or even people out there, that I will might find through my life. 🙂 -Sara

    • Karen George-Krysko June 18, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much for your insight Sara,
      Be patient with yourself and it will all come together. Yes, it is a beautiful gift that you have. You will see the beauty and love that it will all bring. Remember, each lesson is a stepping stone. Don’t try to jump, take each step one stone at a time. And enjoy!!

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