Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My sister is tortured by evil demons.

My sister is tortured by evil demons. How can I help her or how can she herself get rid of them? It has been going on for years. Doctors have diagnosed her w/ all different things. She thinks she has schizophrenia and multiple personalities. Here are a few things I have seen. I have seen her as herself, I have seen her at times where a "black shadow" crosses over her and she begins talking about horrifying things to scare/ depress herself and people around her. She never leaves her house. She is not able to take care of herself - shower, dress. She absolutely hated my Christian pictures at my house-- sacred heart, last supper..bad things happen when she is around-- my daughter's dog got hit by a car when she was at my apartment, I have lost many things financially and personally. It is like grieving one death after the next. Her husband has not left her, but he has become an alcoholic. Her son never leaves the house and has dropped out of high school w/ one year left to graduate. It is what is inside of her that is affecting everyone and she does not see it. I don't know how to approach her on it but, I have to sooner or later because I will not have her inside of my house. She needs to know. Also, since it has been years and lots of doctors and she is just getting worse. The doctors prescribe meds and she does not take them right and also when she does take them, she drinks alcohol w/ it and she has taken up chain smoking 3-4 packs/day. I think it may have been ouija board, tarot cards when she was a teen. Also, she had neighbors (25 yr ago) that were involved with some type of devil worship. She is not a spiritual person. I have seen her change within seconds -- her whole face and then she is all gloom and doom -- the sky is falling kind of thing. I have recently found a medal of St Benedict. I think that may have been an enlightenment or confirmation of what I believed to be going on. If it were a medical thing, then she should have been getting better over the years, but she is getting worse by the day. I think her husband is planning on leaving her so she has to get herself together quick. I don't think that I can help her since I am her sister, and I don't know how to tell her that she needs spiritual help-- she will most likely think I'm crazy. Any thoughts??


Dear V:

I'm not a doctor, and I share some of your doubts about the medical establishment, but I do have some familiarity with schizophrenia. I have a second cousin who suffers from it, and have had encounters with others during the time I did psychic readings. It can get worse over time, in fact, that is common. It can be treated but there is no cure. It will get worse for certain if she does not stay on her medication, and most of the meds have really awful side effects, many schizophrenics can't handle them.

As a psychic, I believe that schizophrenia can be both a medical and a spiritual problem at the same time, the "causes" are not necessarily mutually exclusive. I believe that schizophrenia can, and often is, a sign of a torn or broken aura. Most schizophrenics are incredibly psychic when they are lucid (and sometimes more so when they are not). There are some doctors who are beginning to believe that some of the visions schizophrenics have may have a basis in reality, or that they tap into the dream space in a waking state. They just can't "shut down" and stay grounded. If this is her problem, she isn't going to get herself together "quick". She will need all the support she can get, but she may not make that easy for you. You could try talking to her doctor(s) - they will not share any confidential information with you about her, but they may be able to offer you some advice for dealing with her. If you can't do that, speak to your own doctor. Get more information on this side of it.

I do feel negative entities can be attracted by Ouija boards, but I have seen no evidence of that with Tarot. I've used them myself for over 20 years with no negative effects. I have report after report of negative experiences with Ouija, though. I think the reason for this is that Ouija is designed specifically to invite comment from spirits, where that is not the case for Tarot. It's a bad idea to play with Ouija - we would never think of inviting strangers into our homes, but that is exactly what the Ouija does on the spiritual level. No wonder there are so many horror stories. At the same time though, it is rare that negative entities hang around long if everything else is well. If there is a negative spirit around her, it's not about these tools, or her exposure to negative neighbors, it is about choice. If it is true that she is possessed, then on some level she let this in, and she is going to have to be the one to decide she wants to overcome it.

That's also true if the problem is medical. Either way, she is a grown woman, and her negativity is destroying her life and her family. I am certain that you are right about one thing here: She needs to know how you feel about this. The question is, how do you approach her? Have you spoken to her husband? Other family members? Can there be a loving intervention where everyone encourages her to get some help? The same concern can be expressed without quite as much risk of a counter-productive reaction if you leave your religious suspicions out of the conversation. Just tell her that her mood swings and negativity are affecting her relationships, and that you are worried about that.

Use "I" language: "When I am worried all the time how other people will react, when I am constantly treading on eggshells, when I cannot be sure from one moment to the next how someone will react, I feel fearful and unsafe. When someone around me is always negative, that brings me down. I feel that this negativity is affecting many areas of our lives. I'm afraid you may lose the people who love you the most." Use your own language, but try to be specific about how you are affected by her behavior. Don't focus on the behavior itself. That will come across as blaming and shaming, no matter how sincere your faith and love for her.

As for your religious concerns, I recommend you speak to a priest. The Church is very careful of confirming demonic possession, I understand it is actually a very rare thing that they do exorcisms, and I have not heard of one done on someone without their willing participation. He may have ideas in addition to mine, but I suspect he may say that until she is open to receive help, the most you can do is pray to God for healing for her, and strength for yourself. I do not encourage people to pray for specific outcomes, such as "Please God, drive the evil spirits from my sister" ... why? I sometimes tell the story of one case where my mother was praying for me to go back to church, and I ended up with awful nightmares and headaches. Things got a lot worse until I figured out what she was doing, and asked her instead to pray that "God's will be done". Things changed for the better immediately. I have had other experiences that have taught me to always ask before I pray for others for a specific outcome. Whether it is prayer, meditation, healing or visualization, we should do nothing for others without their express permission. As hard as that may be to hear, as much as your heart is in the right place, it isn't right to put your will over hers.

If you are not sure how she will react, if there is a chance of reaching her, and you still want to raise it with her, you might get better results from her by "asking" instead of "telling" ... "Do you ever wonder if there might be a spiritual component to this? What are your beliefs? How can I help you? Do you mind if I pray for you?" ... gently ask her to share her experiences and beliefs and listen to her without judgment. What she tells you will be a guide to ways you might open up a dialog. If you tell her blunt outright that you believe she is possessed, you might drive her away at best, at worst, if she is schizophrenic, you could trigger symptoms she is not showing (you said nothing about demonic voices telling her to do bad things, for example).

What you can do for sure is be a loving example to her while you also protect yourself and your family. Since your faith is important to you, I would start with prayer. Pray for God's strength and guidance. Ask for angels to protect you and your family. Light white candles. If you are Catholic, you should be able to get some holy water from your church - sprinkle it around the house in a counter-clockwise circle, and command any negative entities to leave in the name of Jesus Christ. Salt will also work (I'd do both). After you do this, do a prayer of gratitude for the protection you will be sent. Light a candle and walk around the house clockwise as you ask God to send in a spirit of peace and love to fill your home (never just cast things out - don't leave an empty space for them to come back to). After you do this, after any visit or call from her, and whenever you fear that something negative is around, command it to leave, and immediately focus on something loving and positive. Negative entities feed off fear. Show them love, they will run from that.


michelle said...

I work as a spiritual healer. I take workshops in a wide variety of spiritual healing techniques. My collegues and myself acknowledge, identify and remove negative entities often. It is not an archaic dark ages practise, it should however, be considered a dangerous technique (for the practitioner) and as such it is imperative that the healer has suitable training, knowledge and guidance etc.

Brandi Jasmine said...

I agree with that ... to a point. I would certainly like to see more training before anyone sets out a shingle and starts offering a "professional" service. There are too many people out there "ghost hunting" without even the basic knowledge of psychic protection.

On the other hand, I think that most of this kind of thing is common sense, and that any individual under spiritual attack should be capable of coping with the average "negative" entity on their own. If the entity is stubborn or particularly negative, then even I might consider looking for someone with more experience. I look at spiritual entities just as people, without the meat suits. If I had a hostile nieghbour, I would try to deal with him myself. If it became obvious to me that he was psychotic, I'd go get some professional help. I think most people are capable of making the decision when they know they are out of their depth.

Thanks for your comment!