Always Say "Good-Bye!"
Whenever I post anything on Facebook about using an Ouija Board, I can always count on a few followers posting negative comments telling me how careless and stupid I am. I have to admit, my go-to device for spirit communication is an Ouija Board, and they are dangerous, but remember, spirit communication is always a dangerous endeavor. No matter which method you use.
Most people get a false sense of security when they use other methods of spirit communication such as pendulums because when they do, nothing negative ever seems to happen. The Ouija Boards have such a bad reputation because everyone always seems to have at least one bad experience. People go into an Ouija Board session with the expectation that something terrible will happen. They seem to dwell on the possibility they may accidentally contact a malevolent spirit, and it will somehow escape reaping havoc. As the old adage goes, if you think something bad will happen, it most likely will, and with Ouija Boards, intent is everything.
To be good at something, you must practice, and the same is true with spirit communication. It has taken me years of practice to become proficient at using an Ouija Board, and at times, I still find myself in dangerous situations. I also practice other forms of spirit communication, but I prefer to use a pendulum during investigations. Not because they are safer, I use a pendulum because they are easier, and they never seem to incur the wrath of my fellow investigators. If you want to start an argument during an investigation, break out an Ouija Board, I guarantee someone will take issue with you using one. To be completely honest, I have gotten myself in more trouble using pendulums than any other spirit communication method.
The biggest mistake I find that investigators make during spirit communication is the failure to close their sessions when they are finished. Whenever you initiate a spirit communication session, you open a conduit, portal, pathway, gateway, or whatever you want to call it into our realm. Failure to properly close your session will leave a dangerous opportunity for something to escape.
These portals usually don't stay open indefinitely. Most will close after a short period of time. The greatest factor I found in determining how long a portal will remain open depends on the strength of the spirit trying to get through. It takes a great deal of energy for a spirit to cross over into our realm, and despite what many think, it is not always an instantaneous process.
I have witnessed investigators conduct spirit communication sessions; then sage the entire house, thinking everything will be fine. Only to have the client call them a few days later, claiming that the spirit has returned. If they are lucky, it will only be the same spirit they banished and not something worse.
Their mistake? They failed to close out their spirit communication session when they were finished. By not closing out their session properly, they unintentionally left a pathway for the spirit to cross back over. Sage doesn't close anything; it only drives out the unwanted. You may have driven the spirit from the house, but by not closing out your session, you left an opportunity for it to return. Again if you're lucky, it will be the same spirit you cleansed that returns and not something worse.
So remember to close out your sessions when you finish, regardless of which method you use. All you have to do is say "Good-Bye." Two simple words could save you and the client a lot of hassle and you the embarrassment of having to correct your mistake. Also, if you ever find yourself in a situation during a spirit communication session where you think you may be losing control, say "Good-Bye" immediately. Even if a spirit escapes and cross over, saying "Good-Bye" closes its means of escape. Once closed, then use sage to drive it back.