Movies like the Exorcist, A Haunting in Connecticut and the Exorcism of Emily Rose tell the stories of people who have been possessed by spirits. In many ways, the scariest thing about these movies is the utter unpredictability and randomness of the spirit possession.

But in reality, we have much more power than we think. Spirit possession most often occurs because someone’s energy field has been weakened, and they are unaware.

Sometimes when a person dies, fear or disbelief keeps them from crossing over into the light. This person may have unfinished business, or may be afraid of leaving familiar territory, or in fact, they may not even know they are dead. They become a phantom of who they used to be, a ghost in need of an energy source.

Most spirits are attracted to the light of the living, and spirit attachment occurs when a ghost, or spirit, can find a way to attach to that source.

The living are at their most vulnerable when their energy field is weak. Under normal circumstances, the energy field is strong enough that most people won’t even notice the presence of earthbound spirits. But if placed under enough stress, the energy field can develop openings, or gaps, that make spirit possession much easier.

Signs of spirit attachment can include listlessness, depression, impatience, sleeplessness, nightmares, change in eating habits, and in fact, such drastic personality changes that friends and loved ones will notice. (Naturally, should you develop any of these symptoms, it’s always a very good idea to visit your family doctor.)

To keep your energy field strong and clear, and prevent the likelihood of spirit attachment, follow these simple steps:

Eat healthy and drink plenty of water
Avoid drugs and alcohol (never go off prescribed medicines unless your doctor gives the okay)
Get plenty of rest
Avoid negative people and places when you can
See the Divine in all things
Forgive yourself and others
Practice non-judgment
Spend time in nature
Exercise regularly
Develop a daily practice that reduces stress
Stay grounded and centered

These practices are necessary for a healthy mind and spirit. Not only will they help you to avoid the attentions of unwanted spirits, but they will rejuvenate you, body and soul, allowing you to move ever forward into vital and conscious living.


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