Why Isn’t my Deceased Loved One or Spirit Responding and Communicating with me?
Too Many Non-Believers
If a séance circle is composed of too many disbelievers, the séance will likely be an effective. This is because negative energy by far over radiates compared to positive energy. This means that it would take to believers for every one nonbeliever in order for a séance to have a chance of being effective. A nonbeliever would be classified as someone who does not believe in life after death, ghosts, séances and general, or mediums. Sometimes it is as simple as removing the disbelievers from the room and communication with the deceased loved one or spirit will ensue.
Deceased or Loved One is Not Able to Respond
Sometimes there are reasons why a spirit or deceased loved one may not be able to respond which are out of the control of the spirit or the séance. The only remedy in this scenario would be to retry at a later time. Even still, some spirits and deceased loved ones will simply not be able to be reached, ever. This does not mean anything bad… And it also does not mean anything good. The wide range of reasons as to why a spirit or loved one will not respond is simply so big in this case it is impossible to determine through a séance or by trying to logically diagnose the séance. It may be possible to determine why the deceased loved one is not responding by way of psychic reading, however, sometimes even that does not work.
Séance Ritual Structure Not Strong Enough
In some instances a spirit is not able to respond because the ritual structure of the séance itself is not strong enough. If a ritual is not strong enough, the séance will be dead (no pun intended). Using a larger candle, more sage, more believing participants, a better personal affect belonging to the deceased target, or more experienced medium or séance leader may be necessary. Experimentation will be the only way to determine if improving or increasing the séance structure and/or ingredients will result in an effective communication with the spirit. For information on how to perform a séance properly, see this post.
Too Much Interference
There are all types of interference present in spiritual work (all throughout spell casting and witchcraft alike). Séances are a little different in that they involve actual interaction with an entity on the other side. That said, it is already hard enough trying to communicate with another spiritual plane of existence, but in modern times electronics and radio waves have made it even harder. One medium explained a situation by which communication with her deceased loved one was made weaker the more people who entered the room. Later, it was discovered that it wasn’t the addition of new people that made the connection worsen…instead it was the addition of more cell phones to the room. The bottom line here is that electronics and cell phones do not mix with spellcasting and seances. The only exception would be of course equipment used to record electronic voice phenomena (tape recorders, for example, to capture EVP) and similar video phenomena. Since most of this equipment operates on batteries and do not receive Wi-Fi or radio signals, they are mostly considered okay to use.
Loved One or Spirit Does Not WANT to Respond
There may be many reasons why a loved one or Spirit does not want to respond. If the spirit is choosing not to respond it could be because there is someone in the room which they have animosity or a grudge towards. There are many famous cases where a séance was conducted to try to determine who murdered a victim. Sometimes a medium suggests that the murderer could have been in the room…and just like in real life, how it can be hard for a victim to admit the perpetration in front of the perpetrator, these same emotions can bleed through to the spiritual realm too. Other times perhaps they are simply busy, as just because the spiritual realm does not operate based upon time does not mean spirits cannot be busy at the time we contact them in our world. There are obviously a plethora or of other reasons as to why a spirit may not wish to respond at the time a séance is conducted and usually that reason is never revealed or discovered.
Tip from a Medium: Remember, to know for sure why communication cannot be established, it may take multiple communication attempts (and this may mean multiple séances under different conditions and even with different participants).
After the Questions are Asked and the Spirit is Gone
The séance leader can now instruct the circle to open their eyes. The candle can be blown out and the incense can be extinguished. It is a good idea to conduct a small cleansing of the house with sage after a séance has been conducted. It is a good idea to burn a couple of protection candles that night as well. Some people like to repeat the protection phrases that were spoken when they lit the white candle and the sage. Other people decide to do full-blown protection and cleansing rituals after séance. No matter your preference some level of protection afterwards is always a good idea… Even something simple like a dream catcher can help eliminate any risk while your subconscious is at risk.
Final Words of Wisdom
Always be careful when going into a séance. Truly, it is very difficult to determine what type of communication will be established, if any, and whether or not it will have any evil intentions. Sometimes doing protection spells is not enough. Sometimes doing cleansing spells is not enough. And sometimes séances get very unlucky come across horrific daemons that latch onto souls causing uncontainable possession that will haunt a person for the rest of our lives. Although that may sound terribly scary, it is very rare… But still the risk remains true and no one should go into a séance as an amateur alone or under geared for the situation (both mentally and in ingredients). Be careful and always bring an expert or experienced medium with you! Never underestimate the spiritual plane and things that you do not know!