Use sage to cleanse your surroundings and aura especially after doing any spiritual work or healing. Staging is also great to clear away any negative energy.
Having a toolbox of protection is is highly recommended, start with your guides/angels, white light, crystals and then work in your own objects or visualizations that feel right for you.
3) State Your Intention and Be Open to Receiving
It’s really important to ask yourself the question- Why? Why do you want to establish or further this connection?
Once you are clear about your intention you can ask your guides and angels to help deliver experiences, information, and people towards you that will assist you on your journey (when spirits knocking on the door). Remember to state your intention clearly, you can be an active participant in what you choose to allow in or not.
The final step is being open to receiving and trusting in your abilities and your connection to yourself and source energy. Experiences will come your way when you are truly ready, willing and open to receiving them.
A Word of Caution:
Dabbling in the spirit world can be fun but it can also be extremely dangerous. If you are genuinely interested in expanding your gifts and abilities, the above three steps will guide you well. What you do after these steps, however, is up to you and where your intuition and gifts guide you to go. Jumping ahead before you feel ready can be very, very dangerous which is why at any time if any of this work makes you feel uncomfortable, stop immediately and use your tools of protection.
Originally appeared in Forever Conscious