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|6 Comments

About the Author:

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


  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!

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