My first experience with the Ouija Board involved me curled up in a ball, crying, as my friends convinced me to come play. I had years of church dogma, and 80’s movies to overcome before I felt comfortable using it. I was not afraid of Spirits, having seen them my entire life, but I had been convinced that the Ouija Board could potentially open a door to the abyss, and release demons that were seeking to possess me. Like I said, too many horror movies and preaching bits. Eventually my persistent friends were able to convince me to join them, telling me that the Spirit on the board kept saying “I want to talk to Sali”. I would like to say that we were responsible, and approached our adventure with Spirit with caution and respect, but like typical teenagers….we did not.
The most important lesson I learned in my early experiences with the Ouija Board, was that it was a tool not a toy, and that like all tools caution is recommended.
I often compare Ouija/Spirit Boards to chainsaws. Chainsaws are great tools when used properly, but without proper knowledge and protection they can be dangerous. When approached respectfully a Ouija Board is a fantastic tool, that can help people with natural ability to connect with Spirit. Proper protection is a necessity in my opinion, as the world of Spirit is not all light and sweet, filled with grandma’s and long lost daddy’s. It’s as vast and complex as the world we live in. There are wonderful, kind Spirits out there, but there are also those that lie, deceive and seek to cause mischief.
I would first like to say that I highly recommend working with a professional or taking a Spirit Communication class before heading to the Board on your own. But if you have made the decision to proceed, remember the importance of Safety. Clean and clear the room you will be working in. Get rid of the clutter, physically & emotionally. Smudging the space is a helpful in ridding unwanted heavy energy. Center yourself by taking a few deep breathes in through & out through your nose. Feeling your everyday stress diminishing. When you feel calm, light a candle to represent the white light of protection. Imagine the light surrounding you & all in the room like a shield or bubble, keeping out all unwanted Spirits.
Beginning your communication…
At this time, make it clear to yourself and any others working with you that you are only interested in communicating with Spirits that come forward with love and clarity. Before placing your hands on the Planchette (the triangular cursor), speak out loud “I welcome to this Space-Spirits of my Beloved Dead, family, friends, loved ones and Ancestors. May all who enter come with love & clarity.” The love I speak of in this announcement is the love of human kindness. By making this statement you are clearly saying that any Spirit with malcontent is not welcome. Now you may proceed with communication. *please note, Spirit Communication through a board is not always accurate, this has more to do with those communicating then the board itself. For clear communication, I highly suggest the use of a Medium. When finishing your communication, make sure to thank all the Spirits that came through to visit and clearly ask them to depart. When all Spirits have departed, you may blow out your candle and close the circle of protection. If you ever feel like you have come in contact with a malicious or deceitful Spirit ask them clearly, with authority to leave. If a problem continues to exist seek the advice of a professional Medium.
I would like to leave you with a clear message that the Spirit world in and of itself is not a wicked place, that should be approached with fear. But like a city you are unfamiliar with, it is wise to approach your visitation there with caution. Do not rush, do not seek to speak to just anyone, and approach your experience with respect, and an understanding of the Sacred.