Please remember that you have to be in a healthy state of mind when you attempt to do any spiritual work.
Shielding loses it’s power if you don’t have a clear and positive thought process, intentions are tainted if you’re unsure, spirits can attack you if you’re vulnerable, even healing others can be dangerous because you can put negative energy into them.
Imagine trying to cause a nuclear reaction safely when you’re extremely distracted by other things.
If you’re in a negative mental state, resort to just simple relaxation meditations and chakra cleansing. Or do typical things like take a bath, watch a movie, etc. Don’t go summon or talk with spirits.
I’ve seen horrible damage be done by those who do spiritual work for self fulfilling reasons or when they are in a self-destructive mental state. It always damages them or leads to a bad experience.
Spiritual work is dangerous. Spirits are dangerous. Please take the time to educate yourself before dabbling: give yourself a year or more to really know your stuff before you start reaching out more into spiritual work. And please never, no matter your experience, think that things are safe when you try them for the first time or contact a new spirit. You can still be hurt if you don’t take proper precautions ahead of time.
If you’d like to read it, I have a post on a few types of spiritual protection.