Just about everyday, someone lands at my site because they googled a question about protecting themselves while ghost hunting. They want to know how to do it, what to do, if it works...etc. I am writing this article to impart some cold, hard truth here for those who want to stay safe while ghost hunting. First of all asking for God to protect you while you go off stalking a cemetery or some other place to harass the dead is liking asking for a police escort to go along with you to harass your next door neighbor and nose around his property for your own purposes. Seriously? Think about that for a moment. Why should you deserve to be protected by the powers that be, when you are undertaking a shallow, self serving, sacriligious and reckless practice? It is not as if you are helping anyone really. You are just trying to find your thrills, satisfy your curiosity and in some cases with some folks, maybe get some cool evidence for your website or to show off at the next convention. For this reason there is nothing you can do to gain protection while ghost hunting, because if you are doing that then "you are the antagonist, " and not the victim.
The only people that get protection from bad spirits are the ones that are not just ghost hunters, but who go out to help the living and the dead to act as a mediator and try to get resolution for those on both sides of the veil. If you are saying that you are doing it to help, but in reality you are just there investigating, with no knowledge of the spirit world, and no ability to actually help someone that is being actively haunted, than you are still just ghost hunting. Most people nowadays are just emulating what they saw on the TV reality shows, and trying to do something they think is cool or on the cutting edge of new hobbies. Some of these people like to call themselves investigators or paranormal researchers as that gives them a title, that makes them seem as if they are doing it for the sake of science. Science is a very human ambition, not a divine cause folks. If you' re probing into God's world [and the afterlife is God's world] for the purpose of seeking the unknown, then again... you are not on a mission for spiritual purposes.
People who go out to attempt spirit communication because they have a calling and are doing it to truly help someone, don't need to ask for protection. That kind of work chooses them, they don't choose it. They will already have it from the spirit world itself, from spirits assigned to help them, for that purpose. They will have that protection because they have the right agenda and no self interest such as getting on TV for notoriety, or selling tickets to ghost hunting events, tours conventions etc. Such people do not stalk cemeteries and old abandoned places alleged to be haunted because they are not looking for ghosts. They know that the spirits who dwell in abandoned places do so to avoid contact with the living. They respect the spirits as they respect their living brothers and sisters here on this earth. They are not out to impress anyone or other para teams with their evidence or their supposed expertise. They are not out to hob nob with para-celebrities at ghost conventions who only serve to exploit the spirit world for their own financial gain and notoriety. They see spirits as people who are now in the next phase of life and do not question their existence, as they already know we are immortal. They view spirits as a natural part of our world, and interact with them just as they would any living person. They also know that there is some risk involved with what they do and are not afraid to take that risk in order to help bring some peace and resolution to people on both sides of the veil. To people who have this calling, spirit communication is not a lab experiment. It is not a hobby, or a new fad that they went into because everyone else seems to be doing it. It is something they do only when they are called out to do it and their first and foremost goal is to help and resolve the problem. They learn a lot along the way that serves to give them a better understanding of the spirit world, which they can use in their future cases and which they can try to pass on to those who may someday follow in their footsteps, who have the same calling.
If you feel that you need to ask for protection then you may not be on the right road to begin with. What makes you think you deserve protection when you are the one going out to harass the dead and play ghost hunter? If you are asking for it because you are afraid of ghosts and spirits, then what are you doing seeking them out in the first place? If you are asking for protection because you think the spirit world is abound with demons and evil spirits then again you have no business probing into it, because you are expecting the worst and will usually attract exactly what you are seeking. The powers that be are not going to protect anyone who is on a frivolous mission for curiosity or some sense of entitlement to discover great truths. God does not protect stalkers of any kind and a ghost hunter is a stalker of the spirit world and those who dwell there. Even in our world police do not protect stalkers, they arrest them and the law then prosecutes them. When spirits are dwelling in an old hospital or abandoned hotel, or even a cemetery, they are not bothering anyone. When ghost hunters show up there to harass them, then who is the victim? Who needs protection from the higher powers? Who is the antagonist and the trespasser into whose world?
Going to a residence where people are haunted and asking for help, may be the perfect place to gather paranormal evidence, but at the same time if you can not truly help in any way to alleviate the whole mess than what are you doing there? Going to a haunted home to gather evidence is like going out to the school yard to watch two classmates fight. You are just a spectator seeking a show to watch and in the case of a para investigator,take pictures with no real concern for the parties involved. You are just like the people who slow down to try and catch a glimpse of some gore at the scene of a car accident. Unless you are a doctor who pulled over to help, then you are just a curious sensation seeker. Do you think God protects the sensation seekers, who just want to watch the show? Is this a spiritual endeavor in any way? Does anyone who does this deserve protection from God or from some Arch angel?
Angels such as the Arch Angel Michael for example, that many people pray to before ghost hunting, are angels of benevolence and warriors against evil right? Now why then would "Michael" take his time to protect someone that is out there probing the spirit world and trying to summon spirits for a hobby or even for science? Don't you think has he bigger fish to fry? Do you think angels care about science? About the paranormal field? Nope they don't. In fact they, like other spirits look down on this recent practice and feel it is sacrilegious in the first place. If you think the an arch angel has nothing more important to do than watch over you while you ghost hunt, guess again. So once and for all let me assure you that if you are planning to go pestering spirits in any location, for any purpose other than trying to achieve a resolution for the living and the dead that are involved in some sort of confrontation or misunderstanding, with absolutely no self gain whatsoever] then you are on your own. It is God's way to let people learn from their mistakes and learn the hard way about what is right and wrong. You will not learn any great truths about the afterlife on the SCYFY channel or from any ghost hunter, even the ones on TV. These para celebrities may be your heroes, but they are actually antagonists and disrespectful mockers in the eyes of the spirit world and Karma will eventually catch up with them.
Calling yourself a demonologist does not give you carte blanche to go out and try to throw your weight around, in the name of God, to go to war with what you consider to be evil, demonic or negative spirits, just because your religious views say they are evil. Most spirits are just deceased people not demons out to steal your soul. Claiming to be a God warrior when you are really just gaining notoriety and making a name for yourself or promoting your own religious views, is also not a spiritual endeavor and will not give you any guarantee of protection from the powers that be. That goes double for the guys who have those commercial ads with the photo shopped head shot of them looking all bad ass and mysterious in their black hat, and who charge people money for their supposed spiritual services. In that case God will not be protecting them, but will be having a good laugh when they get what they deserve for their audacious egotism and their taking advantage of desperate and frightened people, to line their own pockets. Always remember this famous quote " As you gaze into the abyss the abyss also gazes into you and one who hunts the monsters becomes a monster too."
GHOST HUNTING IS NOT A SPIRITUAL ENDEAVOR AND GOD WILL NOT PROTECT YOU WHEN YOU DO IT. GOD DOES NOT PROTECT ANTAGONISTS AND OR THOSE WHO PROBE ANYTHING SACRED FOR CURIOSITY, ENTERTAINMENT, SCIENCE AND MAN'S OBSESSION TO KNOW AND CONTROL ALL THINGS, OR NOTORIETY AND PERSONAL GAIN. SORRY FOLKS!
IF YOUR MOTIVES ARE PURE AND YOU ARE ACTING AS A MEDIATOR TO HELP SPIRITS AND LIVING PEOPLE AND IF YOU TRULY HAVE THE CALLING TO DO IT, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE PROTECTED. YOU WON'T HAVE TO ASK FOR THAT PROTECTION EVERY TIME BEFORE YOU GO OUT TO HELP SOMEONE. YOU WILL ALREADY HAVE IT.