I am a spiritual mentor, a Shamanic Practitioner and I teach channeling and spiritual works connecting with all sorts of energies and beings.
I have seen, felt and experienced a lot of intense and interesting things, what would be scary or dark for most people. I have done exorcistic works and I have had plenty of conversations with lower level beings. And, I still do not see service in believing or spreading that we are being attacked by dark forces. I am going to both tell you why I feel this way and what you can do instead.
As a member of many spiritual and conscious communities, I see a lot of posts, videos and writing about how ‘dark forces’ are trying to take us over, stop our ascension and keep us down. They are supposedly doing this through this virus, Covid-19.
What happens when we fall down this rabbit hole:
- We give away our agency
When we place an overpowering, illusive force outside of ourselves, one that controls governments, people and media, we are up against something which can’t be worked with. We are now under control or being attacked. This is an incredible energy drain. It is actively pulling attention and life force. It is not inspiring creativity or positive, beneficial action in most cases. It often awakens more fear, anxiety and stress.
Many times, when someone feels that dark beings are coming for them they lose sleep, focus and are distracted from purpose and path. Not exactly what we need right now.
Sometimes the power that we give away is to the spiritual leader, healer or other person who is saying these things. It is then easy to get wrapped up in their videos, writing, courses and programs, wanting someone to save us as we buy readings, prayers and healings in an attempt to find out how to be one of the lucky ones that aren’t taken over. This is often accompanied by a ‘save me!’, ‘help!’ energetic.
This is a great way to give up personal power to a savior outside of self. It is also a great way to be the savior by reinforcing this dynamic for others. Neither is helpful.
I even see that there are some spiritual leaders who are so invested in this paradigm that they are actively in a way supporting these ‘dark forces’ by gathering groups of people to invest their energy there.
- Creating battles between dark and light, bad and good keeps us invested in duality and a fight
We all love movies and stories about the good guys and the bad guys. It is a deep part of our storytelling matrix. We have been trained all of our lives to look for this everywhere. It only makes sense to do the same here. Yet, when we do this we are living in separation. We are reinforcing duality and shutting off our own personal awakening to awareness of Source, the Dao, the Ultimate, or Oneness.
This radiates out into our communities where it is then easy to demonize people and groups, see others as muggles holding back our ascension process, judge, blame and put others under us so that we feel spiritually superior and not part of the whole.
It is also easy to lean into our subconscious beliefs of ‘I am rejected’ or ‘I am abandoned’, or ‘No one understands me.’ when we are not met with complete acceptance of these views from others. This is a sneaky way our ego gets us to reinforce our own feeling of separation.
- This dynamic is a great way to not take personal responsibility for internal states and for our communities and structures
If we are busy fighting and blaming something outside of self, there is little time for owning our own shit and looking at our own part in the larger problems on the planet. We can easily distract ourselves from seeing our own dark forces within which are anger, blame, judgement, desire, envy and lack of love, forgiveness and compassion.
- With this dynamic we get to reinforce our victim consciousness
We all have a bit of victim in us. It is easy to stay in this dynamic and one very easy way is to put dark forces always pushing against us. If something goes ‘wrong’, like a lot of people dying, or whatever it is we have a scapegoat and can focus on weaknesses instead of strengths.
The feeling of being constantly attacked is a huge drain on life-force.
In a way, this is stepping into hell. That hell is one in which there is division, there are massively powerful entities that are out to get us and we are at battle.
- Now there are a bunch of spiritual hoops to jump through in order to be safe
If one is only safe by praying a specific number of hours, or adhering to very specific actions or thoughts, or if elaborate rituals are required for life to progress, that is not freedom. That is another form of repression. It is not a true embrace of joy and expansion. It is at the root a fear based practice system which in turn creates only more need to stay in that compressed system.
One of my teachers often says, “If the practice is not inspiring virtues, making you calmer, more relaxed, getting the mind focused on positive creativity and your ‘natural state’ of creative love and possibility it should be questioned. Fear and superstitions will lead in the opposite direction.”
- The consciousness of Earth, the basic ways that ecosystems work to balance themselves are not taken into account
When we forget that we exist on a living organism connected to all other organisms, we take ourselves out of the flow of nature. Being in the flow of nature is the solution to most of our problems.
Nature is all about balance. When a species over populates an area and uses up the natural resources, nature steps in. The environment has an intelligence which rights itself. One way that it often does this is through a virus which targets a species for a period of time and then disappears when it is no longer needed.
When we deny this, we stop looking at how we are collectively out of balance and how we can as individuals make real world changes to fix that.
- This takes away the possibility that this is in some way a gift
We know that we are out of balance. We see it everywhere. Our systems are fundamentally broken. People, animals and ecosystems are suffering. We are not changing things fast enough and this, as challenging as it might be, could be used as a powerful wake up call and shift for the entire planet. It will only be so if we actively choose that.
Focus on dark entities takes focus from solutions.
- We see everything as outside of self instead of turning within
If we engage in a ‘holy war’ on the spiritual planes we are either acting as if we are watching a movie and seeing how it will all play out or using our own attention to create more of that and invest in something that has no presence in the here and now.
Everything is a mirror. Everything is here as an opening toward growth. Everything is welcoming us into a new way of being and new awareness.
- We create tension where there does not need to be tension
Life is really hard as it is. Flow and surrender are the ways to ride out a challenging situation. Tension in one area equals tension in all areas.
- What are we going to do about it anyway?
I rarely ever see anyone offer a solution to this problem other than to raise your vibration, do more 12th dimensional meditations, shield and protect. This is great advice in general, we should all be working on our own fields and internal energy to be as light filled and positive as possible. But, when we bathe ourselves in fear of dark forces, guess what? Lowered vibration. A powerful energy practice coming from this place only creates more powerful energy focused toward fear and darkness.
On one level, just attention is feeding them. We are such powerful creators, in a way we just created more of them. What we pay attention to grows. That is a fact. So, you just gave them exactly what they wanted. Your time, attention and life force.
- We don’t see the teacher in the demon
In my years as a Shamanic Practitioner and healer I have rarely seen someone with an entity that did not have a lesson attached as well. There is always a blessing in the darkness which is why in so many traditions the darkness has been sought out and sat in for extended periods of time. When one engages with a vision quest, there are often disturbing images or beings who arrive. It is helpful to not label them as good or bad but to seek to understand the deeper meaning and message, and realize that there is more than what we first perceive.
People often spiral when they feel they are being attacked by evil spirits. When often, these are either wake up calls or unintegrated aspects of self trying to signal healing.
This is where we often put the power outside of ourselves, complain, try to get others to save us and most often, not actually do anything. When we fight the external demons without confronting our internal ones we rarely make much progress.
- It feeds self-importance and ego
When we feed into these beliefs we feed into an idea that we are so important dark forces are fighting against us. This gives us anchor points for more ego projections. We get to build an identity out of it all. True spiritual work seeks to relinquish grasping to identity. Yet, these beliefs are crystalized aspects of ego structures.
No matter if one is the victim, the spiritual warrior or the savior it is all a building of an identity which creates more identity and holding and less connection to surrender to the awareness that we are all one.
So, what can you do instead?
What if instead you choose to see this as a natural part of the world?
What if you choose to see how this is a teacher, a guide and an awakening presence?
A helpful perspective might be that if there are dark forces, and you are a powerful creator being and everything is a mirror, how are you the creators of these dark forces?
How are you creating them within by focusing on fear, talking down to yourself, not taking care of your energy, boundaries or expressing yourself creatively?
How are you an expression of dark forces in the world? How are you not living in kindness, compassion and acceptance?
How are you using spiritual practices or awareness to separate instead of being more connected?
How are you judging others for being ‘low vibe’ or for manifesting in their lives illness or difficult situations when you could simply offer compassion and thank them for their service to the whole?
What also helps:
Movement, breath work, lots of sound, shake your body all over everyday, dance, laugh, cry and scream if feel it. Release attachment to your own shadows and wounds and welcome in a new way of being which embraces joy, peace and creativity.
Grieve when you need to and know that you are doing it for us all. Feel everything and allow it to just be. Listen deeply to your body. Spend more time for silence. Walk in nature whenever you can. Build a support system and community. Reach out to others.
Vision a new Earth, the ultimate version in all areas: housing, food, schools, communications, government, social structures. Sit with that vision as much as possible and then ask, “What am I doing to create this now?” “What is my first step?”, “If this was here now, what would I be doing with my life?”…. And then do that!
Pray. Not to be saved but to be blessed with wisdom and compassion through it all. Pray for all those that are struggling and who will leave the planet as a part of this process. Pray from your heart to find your own alignment through this and to awaken even further to your intrinsic truths.
Be willing to share your truth, your vulnerability and your gifts with the world.
As a channel, I encourage you to not believe all of the people who are channeling. It is often unhelpful at best. There is so much static and so many personal beliefs that people are running information through that you can get quite confused out there.
When you hear information, listen to your heart. And, when you feel, yes this is true, then question that. Am I filtering this through my own beliefs and trauma? Do I feel more joy, expansion and creative potential in this? Does this inspire fear, contraction or a need to fix or control?
Am I connecting with my own creator aspect to make myself and the world a better place because of this?
Am I investing myself in this belief as a way to avoid the current reality and try to dissociate from this messy human existence? Am I trying to avoid pain and loss and the feeling of being out of control? What if I could just surrender instead?
This is not about being so love and light that we do not see the world in all possibilities. You can hold that there are things that are not operating in the highest frequency, people or other beings who are not holding the light, who actively feed off of others in many ways and also not be taken out by that awareness or generate more energy around it in any way. It is about intentional cultivation of what is going to serve you and the world the most.
I believe that this time is one in which a powerful possibility field is open for us. Tune to that, activate your creator self and don’t be distracted by fanciful stories. Be an example of an awakened being holding it down exactly where you are even if you are struggling.
Anchor in so much light and love that no dark force has a chance. Do not give them your time. Do not give them your energy. Build your light in all ways and shine so brightly there is no mistaking who you are.