Staying, Chapter 4 – Mary’s “Friend”

Staying – When the Hereafter is Here on Earth

And now we switch gears from human spirits to inhuman entities. In a way, this is a lesson is what happens when we inadvertently tempt unfriendly entities.  In some cases, it is a perfect storm of human emotion and fertile energetic spaces.  In other cases, we send out such low energy (depression, anger or fear) that these baser entities feed off it, and in some cases instigate more.  And sometimes a few of us are misguided and specifically seek out inhuman, even demonic, entities.  These scars can linger on a space or individual for decades or even generations.   

This is a story of a woman who, not knowing any better, invited an entity in then fed it for years.  In the end, neither myself or any other psychic or healer could help her.  Not for lack of trying, but because she had fostered a codependent relationship with the entity and they were both hopelessly entangled with one another.

Chapter Four – Mary’s “Friend”

One middle-of-the-night a few Septembers ago, I woke up in a cold sweat. The dream that had awoken me was uncommonly bad, featuring a serial killer chasing me and my friend Michael. I woke up with Michael’s words ringing in my ear: “Heather, I need your help.”

Imagine my surprise when I got a call first thing the next morning from, you guessed it, Michael. If you also guessed that he was calling to ask for my help, you’d be two-for-two. Michael, who is a very gifted energy worker and healer, had taken on a client who was convinced that she was being haunted by some insidious entity.  He needed me to come in to assess the situation and the entity so that he could figure out how to proceed.  I readily agreed, thinking what a kick-ass precognitive dream that must have been.

Ah, hubris.

I had barely hung up the phone, when a nasty, dense vapor began to seep through my front door.  This was the entity. I quickly began cobbling together every defensive energy trick I had ever learned in an effort to fend it off.  Luckily, whatever I did worked, but this was just the beginning and a warning: “Stay away.”   At that point, I began to suspect that there were some gaps in my psychic training.  I had recently begun flexing my newly-found psychic muscles and, unfortunately, I was about to get in over my head.

A few days later, I arrived with Michael at his client’s home.  Immediately, I knew that the “gaps” in my training were, in fact, chasms and that I was hopelessly out-matched.  There was a dense, oppressive feeling to the home, even walking up to the front door.  This was the entity’s home turf and power base; I was under-qualified to take on something so bad.  But, nevertheless, this woman was absolutely desperate and in obvious physical pain.  I was compelled to help her.  And help her, I tried.

On all accounts, I did everything right.  I rang sacred bells, I forced the entity from it’s comfort zone, I called down the Angels and I spoke with conviction.  I cleared the home and invited in the light. I even left the client feeling whole and resting comfortably after the session; or so I thought.  But I had forgotten one thing – I didn’t protect myself.  In the days that followed, I was completely bed-ridden.  It took five days of bed rest and the ministrations of my dear friend Kathleen to set me straight.  I had been attacked by the entity.

On my path to psychic development, I have learned from the best.  The women I have chosen as my teachers and mentors are some of the most talented and gifted psychics, mediums and energy workers I’ve ever had the privilege to know.  But for some reason, I had intentionally avoided talking about the “bad stuff”.  Sure it’s out there, but I never thought I needed to protect myself (again with the hubris).   Or maybe I just needed to learn the hard way.  In any case, sometimes a client doesn’t have the wherewithal to fend off unhelpful entities, or may have called something pernicious into their midst unintentionally. Or, as I suspect in Mary’s case, has some ongoing and complicated relationship with the entity.

Mary went on to hire the services of several more psychics and healers, but to my knowledge, none of them were able to make an appreciable impact on the situation.  At last count she was going through lightworkers like most people go through shampoo.  And this could have been part of the strategy.  When the entity couldn’t get what it needed from Mary, it would prompt her to call in others.  In other words, the entity used Mary as bait.  Indeed, this was an abusive relationship, but it was probably all either of them had.

But what was that thing?  I’ll never know for sure, but I do have a few theories – I’ll start with the basics.  First of all, there are many kinds of spirits around us.  The ones that we are the most familiar with are human spirits, who are the spirits of our ancestors.  These spirits will usually try to communicate with us much like a living person would.  They try to get our attention through speech, knocking on objects, moving objects or touching.  The more intense the communication, the more energy an entity must use.  Therefore, most (but not all) human spirits will attempt to communicate subtly.

Inhuman spirits, which are different than demonic spirits, do appear to have some level of intelligence to them.  They interact and attempt to communicate, but not in usually in an appropriate way.  They will occasionally do harm, either physically or energetically.  These are baser intelligences with whom we should not attempt communication.  Our human motives and their inhuman motives are not compatible.  I tend to think of inhuman entities as wild animals.  They tend to roam around, attracted to anything that catches their fancy.  Since they are without a corporeal body, they seem to subsist on energy.  As humans emit energy, occasionally an inhuman entity will attach itself to a human host, not unlike an energetic parasite.  This, of course, puts the human in an unfortunate position.  If an attachment grows to strong, the person will feel depleted, and may even fall ill.

Demonic spirits tend to be an entirely different ballgame.  They are intelligent, they communicate, they mimic, they take over and they work together.  This type of energy is the darkest and basest of all.  Once you let something like a demonic entity in, it will consume you and will not go quietly.  These entities tend to prey upon the weak and unsuspecting.  They will also gain access to their victims through seemingly benign means such as Ouija boards or spirit board.  This is why you hear so many paranormal investigators tell clients not to use them.

So what was Mary’s “friend?”  I believe that Mary was dealing with an inhuman entity.  When I marched in with all my psychic self-righteousness, the entity did not attempt to communicate with me.  In fact it hid from me until I was in a vulnerable position, and then it attacked – like a wild animal.  What is perhaps the most interesting and noteworthy about this case is Mary’s relationship with the entity.  It appears, from my observations of her behavior, that she had entered into a codependent relationship with the entity.

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One middle-of-the-night in late September, I woke up in a cold sweat. The dream that had awoken me was uncommonly bad, featuring a serial killer chasing me and my friend Michael. I woke up with Michael’s words ringing in my ear: “Heather, I need your help.”

Imagine my surprise when I got a call first thing the next morning from, you guessed it, Michael. If you also guessed that he was calling to ask for my help, you’d be two-for-two. Michael, who is a very gifted energy worker and healer, had taken on a client who was convinced that she was being haunted by some insidious entity.  He needed me to come in to assess the situation and the entity so that he could figure out how to proceed.  I readily agreed, thinking what a kick-ass precognitive dream that must have been.

Ah, hubris.

I had barely hung up the phone, when a nasty, dense vapor began to seep through my front door.  This was the entity. I quickly began cobbling together every defensive energy trick I had ever learned in an effort to fend it off.  Luckily, whatever I did worked.  At that point, I began to suspect that there were some gaps in my psychic training.

A few days later, I arrived with Michael at his client’s home.  Immediately, I knew that the “gaps” in my training were, in fact, chasms and that I was hopelessly in over my head.  There was a dense, oppressive feeling to the home, even walking up to the front door.  This was the entity’s home turf and power base; I was under-qualified to take on something so bad.  But, nevertheless, this woman was absolutely desperate and in obvious physical pain.  I was compelled to help her.  And help her, I tried.

On all accounts, I did everything right.  I rang sacred bells, I forced the entity from it’s comfort zone, I called down the Angels  and I spoke with conviction.  I even left the client feeling whole and resting comfortably after the session.  But I had forgotten one thing – I didn’t protect myself.  In the days that followed, I was completely bed-ridden.  It took five days of bed rest and Kathleen‘s  ministrations to set me straight.  I had been attacked by the entity.

Angels and Demons

On my path to psychic development, I have learned from the best.  The women I have chosen as my teachers and mentors are some of the most talented and gifted psychics, mediums and energy workers I’ve ever had the privilege to know.  Julie, Leanne, Tami and Kathleen are in a class of their own.  But for some reason, I had intentionally avoided talking about the  “bad stuff”.  Sure it’s out there, but I never thought I needed to protect myself (again with the hubris).   Or maybe I just needed to learn the hard way.  In any case, sometimes a client doesn’t have the wherewithal to fend off unhelpful entities, or may have called something pernicious into their midst unintentionally.  Moreover, the nasty entity can see you as a threat and attack you if you’re unprepared (this did happen to me, but it is exceedingly rare).

But  maybe you’re not a psychic or an energy worker but have something unfriendly in your home.  Or you may know someone who seems be persistently “off” lately.   You may not have the training or inclination to banish a negative entity, but you should be able to gauge the threat and protect yourself.

Shields up, Captain

Cheesy, yes.  But this is exactly what you need to think about in terms of energetic protection.  It’s just like Captain Picard (or Captain Kirk, if you prefer) ordering the shields raised in response to a Klingon threat.  Not a Trekky? I forgive you. But there are loads of other useful imagery for you to pull from.  But first, let’s talk about knowing when to shield yourself.

We encounter dozens, if not hundreds of other people every day and routinely engage in benign energy transfer.  It’s part of being alive.  Given this, you know when someone or something gives you the heebie-jeebies.  They just don’t feel “right”, or a place may have “bad juju.”  You know what I mean.  More often then not, these places and individuals are pulling more energy from you than they are returning.  And in some rare cases, they can be threatening to you.  Depending on where you are, or who you’re with, this could range from merely being an annoyance to being much more serious.   Whatever the case, when you encounter these situations, you’ll need to decide how serious something feels to you, and on what level you want to respond. This is an individual choice.

Now that you’ve gauged what constitutes a  threat to you, you need to decide what to do about it.   It’s best to do this for the first time when you feel at ease. The easiest thing to do is to think of something that symbolizes complete protection to you.  It could be Captain Picard’s shields on the Enterprise, or Medieval armor, or Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, or whatever.  It needs to be easily accessible to your conscious mind and represent complete protection. When you’ve decided what your totem will be, imagine it in its entirety.  Think about how strong and impenetrable it is.  Imagine it turning away unfriendly energy.  Focus on that feeling of safety and know that as soon as you call this imagery to mind, you are completely protected.

That wasn’t too bad, was it?  Now, this is just a basic shield.  There are all kinds of other types of protection that I am, frankly, not qualified to teach you.  An excellent resource is Michelle Belanger’s book, “The Ghost Hunter’s Survival Guide: Protection Techniques for Encounters With The Paranormal“.  She gives all kinds of practical advice and techniques to help you learn psychic self-defense.

Whatever you choose to do, do it with conviction. And remember, sometimes a calculated retreat is the best course of action.

Love and light.