Thursday, June 16, 2016

On Fear & Entities

In doing medicine work, its not unusual to become aware of entities within the ceremonial space. Shamans describe entities as ‘empty clothes’ looking for an owner that will put them on. These subconscious phenomena are made visible by the medicine; and participants have the choice to engage with these entities, or not.

Entities feed off the fear created by trapped emotions. FEAR is a handy acronym i.e. false evidence appearing real. This false evidence is nothing but our ‘shadow’; or trapped emotions that we don’t acknowledge. In shadow work resisting an emotion prevents you from exploring it. The first step is to experience the emotion fully. 

Actually, entities feed off emotions of all sorts. What are your emotional triggers? Do you experience any of these emotions or states? Blame; anger; victimization; paranoia; guilt; shame; worry; self-pity; self-importance; loneliness; narcissism; sarcasm; hate; jealousy; co-dependency; distorted or repressed sexual energy; depression; fear etc.

If you recognise any of these emotions or states as a recurring theme in your life, its likely that you have an entity feeding into them and milking your emotions for food. The next step is to know that entities are normal; most people have them in their field without realizing it. The world, and its societies, is a large cauldron of emotion after all.

The most important thing that you can do is work on your stuff. It really is that simple. Once you remove the food source - charged emotional distortions - entities have nothing to grasp onto and fall away. It’s also important that we don’t deny the emotion though; because denial and suppression of self also creates the ‘grey’ areas where they hide. 

Shamans can remove entities, which sounds like an ideal solution. It can work temporarily. However, unless you deal with the energy that invited the entity in the first place, you will simply draw another entity to you again and again; until you release the attachment to that emotion from within yourself that draws it in. There really isn’t a quick fix solution. 

Most people have to release the trapped emotion; and to do this multiple times for different issues, over a period of time and through various levels of consciousness, leaving no place for an entity to attach. The following questions can help anyone to become more familiar with their shadow side, in order to pinpoint potential attachments:

Which people keep triggering or irritating me?
What do I least want others to know about me?
Which emotions do I judge to be bad or wrong?

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