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How To Tell If A Spirit Is Attached To You

Wondering how to tell if a spirit is attached to you? According to science, this idea is impossible, but the truth is that ghosts and spirits do exist.

Spirit attachments, negative entities, and psychic attacks can occur on a daily basis and drain our energy supply to nearly nothing. Here are the signs you need to look out for and the steps you need to take in order to protect yourself from it happening to you.

How To Tell If A Spirit Is Attached To You

Some call it a haunting. Others label it a possession. However, most times it’s just a spirit attachment. This happens when a spirit who has not quite crossed over needs you and your energy to thrive.

While some of these spirits can actually be friendly or neutral, there are many who are there to fill their “companion” with fear. 

What is spirit attachment? 

what is spirit attachment

The basic definition of spirit attachment is pretty straightforward. It can be defined as when a living human being has the spirit of someone who has died attached to them for a prolonged period of time.  Let’s break that down.

A spirit, or ghost, is a being that has yet crossed over to eternal life and who is still tethered to the tangible Earth for some personal reason. Many times, these spirits become attached to people in order to use their energy since they no longer have an energy source of their own.

There are many reasons why you were chosen. Friendly spirits might have chosen you by chance – the right place at the right time. Perhaps you moved into their old home, bought their clothes from a thrift shop, picked up their old running routine in the morning. Sometimes… it has nothing to do with you at all.

Others don’t know they are dead and are just trying to reach out to a human being to help clear up their obvious confusion.

Something else to consider is whether or not you are truly being attacked. Are you just seeing a Shadow Person or just experiencing a residual haunting? Really think about that. Maybe you just have a ghost cat in your house! Who know!

If you want to truly figure out how to tell if a spirit is attached to you, it is always best to seek advice from a medium or a psychic as their guidance will help connect you directly with the unrestful soul. But, we can offer up some answers for the time being.

Related: Are You Seeing Spirits In Dreams?

How to tell if a spirit is attached to you?

For most people who experience an attachment, the experience ranges from being fleeting and distasteful to long-term and horrifyingly frightening.

Do you feel like your experience lies somewhere on this continuum? Anyone dealing with the unwanted attachment of a spirit will most likely feel both mental and physical effects. This is because with every spirit encounter, energy is involved. Spirits need energy.

entity energy absorbing

If you are wondering about your entity attachment, review the following negative entity attachment symptoms. Are you:

  1. Dealing with a feeling of lethargy or exhaustion?
  2. Seeing an increased dependence on drugs or alcohol?
  3. Chronically ill and have not found the cause or source?
  4. Experiencing poor memory or confusion?
  5. Having feelings of sudden anger that are out of character for you?
  6. Experiencing the onset of mental health disorders or conditions such as schizophrenia?
  7. Irritable without knowing why?
  8. Having stomach illness, pains, or increased nausea?
  9. Noticing unexplained behavior or personality changes?
  10. Suddenly having a negative life outlook that you didn’t have before?
  11. Feeling heavy, like there is additional pressure pressed down upon you?
  12. Experiencing dangerous, unexplained mood fluctuations?
  13. Having upper back or neck pain that comes on suddenly without an obvious cause?
  14. Exhibiting impulsive behavior not consistent with how you normally act?

Notice that the majority of these symptoms are all negative and dark. When an entity latches onto a person, they have the ability to change the mindset and the mood of that individual. It is important to recognize your change as soon as you see a shift and counter it immediately.

Don’t fall too deep into that dark hole of despair. It’s very hard to get out of once you hit the bottom. Use these signs as a point of reference and seek help immediately if you can check too many off at once.

And remember, just because you are hearing ghost noises in your house doesn’t mean you are being ATTACKED. There truly is a difference. It’s all about your EMOTIONS. You must become very self aware right now.

Related: How to get rid of negative energy with a smudge stick

10 Types of people at high risk for spirit attachment

If you have had the issue of a soul attachment during your lifetime, you may wonder why you had to deal with that experience. While there may be a variety of reasons, experts have found that spirits are drawn to some people more than others.

people at risk

If you fall into one of the following categories, you may be at a higher risk for spirit attachment.  

  1. You believe in God, angels, and guides.
  2. You believe the soul does not die but rather lives on in a different form.
  3. You are sensitive or empathic.
  4. You have psychic gifts that may allow you to see a flash of the spirit in your mind or be able to pass on messages. 
  5. You have frightening dreams that terrify you.
  6. You are a child or have child-like innocent energy around you. 
  7. You have a history of drug and/or alcohol dependence or other addictive behaviors.
  8. You are currently in need of help or comfort.
  9. You try to communicate with the dead.
  10. You have a feeling that your house or another place where you often find yourself is being haunted.

Spiritual attachment and detachment

Spiritual attachment and detachment

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If you believe a spirit is attached to you, the first thing to do is not panic. All is not lost. Reach out to a qualified practitioner so that they can help you remove the entity.

There are rituals that can be done to end the attachment. But first, you have to be willing to let the spirit go.

Sometimes that spirit has been with you for so long that there is a fear of loss, even though that spirit has created negativity in your life.



Using sage to clean your home of spirits is a great way to being to remove negative energy from your space. When sage is burned, it releases negative ions and can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria. It is also heavily used in the spiritual community to get rid of negative energy.


Himalayan Salt Lamps

Salt is another natural element that can help with negative energy. Consider carrying around some in your pocket (in a bag) or putting a few Himalayan Salt Lamps around your house. You can also line your windows with salt if you don’t care about how it looks. Personally, I’d just go with the salt lamps.

Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian is a powerful stone to keep on hand as it is considered a protection stone. You can keep this in your house and whenever you are feeling overwhelmed by the negative energy, just hold it in your hand and recite the following chant,

Bless this house. 
Maybe peace dwell within 
Protect all that enter whether friend or kin 
Bless every door, window, ceiling, and wall
Bless each room, closet, basement, bless it all
Bless the roof and ground surrounding with your protection
Love and light
Hold us in your loving care every second of every day and night 

protection spells

Protection Spells

protection Spells

For more Protection Spells, consider getting this book.

Other Things You Can Do

energy healing

There are other things you can do as well. Reading up on energy healing and energy healers in your town, refusing to give energy to the spirit, and having a positive mindset are all important to help release a spirit. You can do this on your own. Mindset is KEY. Stay positive. Keep a positive mind. Do not live in fear or negativity. Negativity entities FEED off of these two emotions.

One of the best ways to get a spirit away from you is to never get one in the first place. Knowing about the existence of attachments and the symptoms to look for is key. Also, be sure to keep your immune system healthy and your aura clean.

Before undertaking a paranormal investigation or even just “having fun”, always say a prayer of protection before beginning and right when you finish. This will help guard against attachment.

house cleansing

Here is another example of a prayer of protection:

Lord God, I pray for Your protection as I begin this day. You are my hiding place, and under Your wings, I can always find refuge. Protect me from trouble wherever I go, and keep evil far from me.

Related: Demon Protection – What You Need To Safeguard Yourself

I hope this post answers how to tell if a spirit is attached to you and gives you some comfort and help. This can be a serious problem with really unfortunate outcomes. Reply to this post to this post and tell me what is going on with you! I wish you well!