Earthbound Spirits: How to Recognise & Release Them

Holy Fire® Reiki and Spirit Release

What is Spirit Release?

Spirit Release is the means used to assist a client with a condition known as spirit or energy attachment and plays an integral role within regression therapy.

In the natural cycle of life and death, the spirit moves to the Light after it has left the body. However, sometimes spirits become what is known as earthbound, because they cannot progress as they remain mentally attached to the earth plane for various reasons such as unfinished business, traumatic death, anxiety for a loved one on Earth, fear of the Light etc. They may be referred to as ghosts, spirits or intelligent hauntings, but are generally thought to possess the same personality and traits as the person who has passed on.

Earthbound spirits are rarely malicious, most of the times they are just confused and look for help. They manifest in different ways: they may stay in houses or places, or they attach to a living person.

” Spirits become bound to the earth for many different reasons, all of them having to do with the spirit’s consciousness. Depending on what they have been taught, some spirits are afraid that in the Light they will be judged and punished. Hoping to avoid what they believe will be painful; they attach themselves instead to some place or some person in the physical reality”(extract from Soul-Centered Healing, Thomas Zinser, Ed. D.)

Often people are unaware of how these energies are affecting them, as the effect can be quite subtle. However in some cases the impact of these energies on the person can be more noticeable. These energies can attach under different circumstances such as if we are unwell, highly emotional, have been in an accident or had a shock, been under anaesthesia or are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Vulnerability to Spirit Attachments

The aura is the energetic equivalent of our immune system; a weak aura and energy field create vulnerabilities to spirit attachment that varies according to predisposition, health and circumstances.

According to the Law of Vibration, the aura is an electromagnetic field that vibrates at different frequencies. Numerous practitioners think that people whose auras vibrate at high frequency cannot be influenced by spirits, as these seem to vibrate at lower frequency.

Under what circumstances are people vulnerable to spirit attachment? Below are some of these situations:

  • depression
  • organ transplant and blood transfusion
  • injury
  • use of drugs
  • use of ayahuaska
  • spiritual emergency
  • illness
  • emotional and mental disturbance

People who work in these professional roles are more vulnerable to be influenced or attached by spirits:

  • Medical doctors and nurses
  • Therapists, Counsellors, Psychiatrists
  • Police, Army, Fire Brigade
  • Funeral Directors staff
  • Hospital staff
  • Priests and religious people

Consequently, places where there is a higher risk to encounter spirits are: cemeteries, hospitals, war zones, pubs, nightclubs, clinics, therapy centres, hospices.

Spirits are often attached through energetic cords, therefore the cord needs to be cut and healed in order to release the spirit (read how to cut cords with Reiki).

How do spirits affect people?

The presence of earthbound spirits can affect people in a number of ways. The following is a sample of some symptoms that might indicate the presence of an earthbound spirit(s) or negative energies. (Please note the presence of one or more of the symptoms does not mean that you have a spirit attachment):

  • Lack of energy
  • Mood swings and character changes
  • Memory disturbance and/or poor concentration
  • Hearing disturbing voices
  • Abuse of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Impulsive behaviour
  • Severe anxiety, depression or physical problems with no apparent cause

Spirit Release is a loving process that can assist any earthbound spirits to free themselves from this vicious circle and continue their journey to the Light.

Healing Spirit Attachments with Holy Fire® Reiki

Second heaven spirits need to be released before the person can be healed (read the explanation of what Heavens are). This is because treating with Reiki a person with an attached spirit will bring very little results, as the Reiki energy will be mainly drained and used by the attached spirit/s.

The attached spirits take advantage of a person by connecting through the aura, chakras, organs in order to ‘suck the energy’. The unhealthy spirit can also make an unhealthy condition worse or more difficult to heal. In order to heal completely, the spirit must be first released.

After that the spirit has been released (and sent to the Light or where it needs to go, I usually let the guides decide), the part of the client that is out of balance, and allowed the spirit to attach, must be healed and filled with Light (otherwise something else will fill the void).

Holy Fire® Reiki can be used to release spirits from a person or location. The use of Holy Fire® Reiki, with the assistance of trusted guides and ascended masters, makes the process safe for the client and the practitioner. The part of the person that has allowed the spirit to attach can also be healed by the Holy Fire® Reiki, thus preventing another unhealthy spirit from taking the place of the one that was released. The process is very powerful when the Holy Fire® Reiki master symbol is used.

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Protection Prayer for Cleansing and Release of Negative Entities

This article can be accessed in the Spirit Release Forum website:-

The following prayer is adapted upon a channelled communication from the (archangel) Urial, which comes from the book Remarkable Healings by Shakuntala Modi. This prayer should be said aloud:

I request my Higher-Self, my guardian angels and the highest levels of Light to remove all earthbound, demon, and other entities, dark shields, dark energies, dark devices, and dark connections from my body, my aura, my soul and my connection to my Higher-Self. I affirm that it done now.

I request my Higher-Self, my guardian angels and the highest levels of Light to fill all those areas where entities have been removed with the highest levels of love, light, forgiveness, healing, and balance. I affirm that it done now.

I request my Higher-Self, my guardian angles and the highest level of Light to remove all earthbound, demon and other entities from my home, workplace, places of recreation, cars and everything in them and fill all those areas with the highest levels of love, light, forgiveness, healing and balance. I affirm that it done now.

I request my Higher-Self, my guardian angels and the highest levels of Light to plug all holes, tunnels within me and within my surroundings and cars to fill all those areas where entities have been removed with the highest levels of love, light, forgiveness, healing, and balance. I affirm that it done now.

I thank my Higher-Self, my guardian angels and the highest level of Light for all of the support that I receive and affirm my intention to dedicate myself to aligning my life to the karmic plan of my Spirit for this present incarnation and to reject all links with demonic entities, demonic energies, and humans under their under their influence.

“As this prayer is said visualise a column of dazzling, shimmering, vibrant, white, liquid Light, or the sun’s Light, coming down from above your head and filling your whole body, cleansing and healing every part, every cell, and every organ of your body. If you cannot visualise or imagine it, just affirm that this is done and it will be so.

Visualise or imagine this highest level of Light spreading out from your core soul essence within you and extending out for arm’s length around your body, below your feet, above your head, in front of you and behind you and on both sides of your body creating a bubble of brilliant white Light all around you. Then visualise or imagine that this Light is covered by spiritual reflective mirrors, facing out and covered with rays of shimmering Light all around you.”

(Modi, 1997 p.287)

Reference: Modi, S. (1997) Remarkable Healings, Hampton Rhodes Publishing Company, Inc

Below is a selection of the best talks/interviews about Spirit Release:

Dr. William Baldwin Depossession

David Interviews Dr. Shakuntala Modi

David Furlong: Possessions, Attachments or Soul Fragments: New Paradigms in Spirit Release

Edith Fiore: The Unquiet Dead (excerpt) – A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

A Talk by Sue Allen at the Spirit Release Forum Conf. 2013

A Discussion with Sue Allen about Spirit Release

A Talk by Dr Tom Zinser at the Spirit Release Forum Conf. 2013

Interview: Dr. Terence Palmer and Spirit Release Therapy

Giancarlo is a qualified Usui/Holy Fire® III, Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher and trained with William Lee Rand, founder and president of the International Center of Reiki Federation and author of several Reiki books. He received the Holy Fire® III Reiki Master qualification at Mount Kurama, Japan and the Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Mastership at Jerusalem, Israel.

Giancarlo is also a qualified Spiritual Healer of the College of Psychic Studies in London, a Spiritual Counsellor, a Spiritual Mentor and a Past Life Regression Therapist. He teaches courses and workshops in the UK and overseas and also runs a private practice in London.

Giancarlo Serra
Giancarlo Serra

Dr Giancarlo Serra
Usui/Holy Fire® III, Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher
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