Spirit attachment is a dark and often unpleasant topic that many or perhaps even most people will never have to deal with in their lifetime. It is important when we talk about spirit attachment that we remain open to various understandings of the terms at hand.
First of all, how do we know there are really ‘negative’ or ‘harmful’ spirits or conscious beings that wish to or sometimes succeed in attaching to a human as a host? This is a matter of perspective. As we know, all things are energy, all things are emanations from source. The idea of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ are therefore bi-products unique to our 3d/4th dimensional state of consciousness. From a higher or more expansive perspective, those things we are now understanding as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ will look more like ‘preferred’ or ‘not preferred’, meaning that everything in existence is equally valid as a choice to experience and it is simply a matter of preference as to which experience we choose to have.
In the scope of reality, we can focus in any infinite number of experiences in terms of the incarnations or lives we have as a soul or even in terms of the things into which we focus our individual consciousness on a day to day basis. In the vast frequency range of all that exists, some things are very very close to or synonymous with source energy. That is, on one end of the spectrum, we have ‘source’ (god/goddess/the universe/the one/the all/ etc) which exists in a complete state of wholeness, inclusion, and non-separation. In the state of oneness there is no distinction or contrast because it is only one thing. As creation ‘branches out’ so to speak, into the infinite varieties of the experiences and perspectives of consciousness itself (i.e. you, me, plants, animals, other dimensions, spirit beings, ‘past’, ‘present’, ‘future’, sounds, vibrations, etc etc etc), source can choose to have the experience of believing it is disconnected from itself.
Everything is an expression and perspective of the one all-encompassing source energy. However, consciousness can choose to experience the illusion of being separate. This state of illusory separateness results in a state of distortion where such an intense energy of forgetfulness has been attuned to that the expression of consciousness, behaving as separate, believes it is separate.
How does this all relate to spirit attachment? I feel it is important, with a serious topic matter such as this, to lay a foundation before we delve into the topic. Through this understanding of resonance with source and the knowingness of being connected to source vs. distortion we can begin to understand ‘who’ these spirits are that are ‘attaching’ to hosts. Any time we encounter spirit attachment, it helps to first recognize that no spirit is truly evil from a viewpoint of source, but rather very very sad, very very distorted, and often in great darkness, denial, and forgetfulness. That being said, it can happen that one form of non-physical consciousness attaches to a person and feeds on their energy. This can only happen if there is agreement on some level from the person who is experiencing an entity being attached. The concept itself of a negative attachment relationship requires that there is a shared resonance between the host and the parasitic element. Understand that nothing can invade you without your permission.
Therefore, the starting point in dealing with entity attachment, is always the affirmation of personal authority over one’s self. The experience of having a negative energy taking residence within may be perceived as an actual autonomous identity, but could just as well be misdirected energy. If you sense negative energy residing you can follow these steps, as you feel intuitively led, to release the energy from yourself and your presence:
1. Tell it to leave: Use your voice- out loud, and tell the energy, in no uncertain terms, that is has no place here. To be in a vibration which is allowing for the experience of entity attachment, the vibration must overall be relatively low. This is a fear based frequency. This frequency can immediately be transformed by introducing the frequency of courage and truth by using your voice. The voice gives empowerment. When the hardest thing to do is to open up your mouth and speak, that is what needs to be done. Know that, in terms of your body and your energy, it is always your say.
2. Heal it: From a sense of powerlessness we move up the emotional spiral to empowerment and change. From a place of empowerment, we can also view this attachment phenomena from a perspective of compassiona or universal love. It seems that often those who are here to be healers and lightworkers of different sorts, deal with some form of attachment from distorted energies either in the self or others and oftentimes this occurs early in the healing or awakening process because it is in some ways an emanation of the ‘good’ and ‘evil’ paradigm. Thus, when the attachment experience occurs it gives us the opportunity to investigate and connect to our beliefs surround authority, power, duality, vibration, and healing.
One method I have learned, in the case of interaction, confrontation, or attachment with lower astral energies, is to direct light towards the energy. The practice goes something like this: Acknowledge the energy directly, thank it for whatever purpose it has served in your life experience- thereby validating it-, and then tell it that it no longer has your permission to be a present and send it to the light. At this point you can assist the entity in making the choice to transition back to the light of source energy by enacting some sort of ritual or meditation to radiate light. You could focus in your heart chakra and see a ball of glowing white light growing larger and brighter until it fills your body and then the whole room and then the house, the neighborhood and so on.
At this point, it is out of your hands. Either way, an energy of distortion cannot co-exist in an energy of light and love. Therefore the entity or energy will have no choice but to either reside elsewhere or to go back to the light. Oftentimes or usually, the energy will choose to be reabsorbed into light and be healed. Now you have brought healing to yourself and also extended it to another soul.
3. Clease: After intense work like this has taken place, it is best to carry out whatever rituals and practices you see fit to bring your physical space, your internal space, and your energy back into a state of centeredness, alignment, and light. For me, this means cleansing all crystals that were nearby, even if they weren’t used. It means burning ritual smudging herbs like palo santo or sage and lighting natural incense, and perhaps most importantly, opening all the windows and doors and letting fresh air and sunlight flood in.
It is also not a bad idea to play some high vibrational sounds- like crystal singing bowl recording and to take a salt bath to re-balance the electromagnetic energies. Finally, get some rest to restore.
4. Strengthen and Affirm: Now is a good time to investigate, why have you had this experience? There is always a reason why we have created our experiences. Things do not happen TO us, but THROUGH us. Each person’s soul reason for allowing such an experience to manifest is unique unto them. Perhaps you had the experience because you needed to remember the power you have within your own reality or perhaps to remind you to be more sensitive to the energies you allow in your life. Maybe it could be that such an intense experience was needed in order to wake you up and force you to see places where you might be out of alignment, in order that you might choose to come into perfect alignment like you have never known before. It could also be a measure of training or ‘initiation’ for those on the healer’s path.
Once you have searched within and uncovered this reason, whatever it may be, it is a good idea to then affirm what truth you have aligned with and what light you have called forth through this experience. How you celebrate and affirm is another very personal choice that could be done through mantra or written affirmation, ecstatic dance, singing, burning candles on your altar, etc. After such an experience it can also be beneficial to complete some sort of practice in which you cleanse and re-align your chakras. You can search youtube for Chakra sound healing recording and guided meditations, you could go lay on the earth for alignment and harmonization, or any number of other methods.
I hope this information has helped and has at least presented a couple of options for dealing with the experience of entity attachment in a way that is expansive and healing.