Whether we believe in the literal truth of demonic entities, or think of “demon” as a metaphor for either our own or collective fear, a critical part of the journey of spiritual development and growth is confronting those energies that might otherwise dissuade us from our path.
In the Judeo-Christian tradition in which I was raised, Satan is the name given to these negative energetic influences. In Hebrew, satan is not a name, but a word which means adversary or obstacle. In the Hebrew tradition, satan is most commonly thought of as existing within us as the inner fears and egoic attachments that try to keep us from the path of our Soul. In the Christian tradition, Satan is most commonly presented as a personified, external source of temptation – the devil. Whether we perceive Satan as within us or outside of us; the experience is the same – something that triggers our fears or flatters our ego which then causes us to be tempted away from the path of our highest good.
We might recognize the presence of these fear-forms in:
- Challenging or harmful relationships
- Past or current life trauma
- Situations where our financial support is not flowing in a positive direction
- Unexplainable health issues
- Negative individuals or groups who seem to be attacking or interfering with our work
- Feeling as if awareness of our gifts or contribution in the world is being blocked
- Inability to make our soul’s purpose a success
- Experiences we might interpret as bad luck
- Crisis patterns
- Worry, fretfulness, unrest
- Physical or emotional fatigue
The further we move along the path of our spiritual growth, the more persistent and persuasive these fears become, to the point where they sometimes feel as if they really are a disembodied demonic entity trying to harm us.
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Practices for Healing and Transformation
There is great value of having a diligent spiritual practice through which we might identify, confront, heal, release and transform these fears so that we might continue along the path of our truth. When even our most effective spiritual practices aren’t working however, it is helpful to have even powerful weapons at our disposal. I was given such a weapon when faced with an especially virulent “demon,” and have found it to be incredibly effective. This is the personal practice that I now share through my Demon Binding and Banishing Ritual online course. This practice works because through it we are taking back our power – specifically the power we have over our own fears. It also works because while we are the vessel and the initiator of the ritual, we are not the ones “doing it.” With the Demon Binding and Banishing ritual, we invoke benevolent spiritual support, inviting their participation in helping us to fulfill our spiritual mission by healing and transforming the fears that might otherwise stop us. This practice also works because we take the risk of believing that it will. As we believe, so shall it be!
Note: This course is for personal use only and is not to be used on behalf of others. For additional support, please seek the guidance and support of a trained professional.