I have received another letter about paranormal concerns that I will respond to today. I have changed the name of the author of the letter, edited the content, corrected misspellings and typos a bit to protect that person’s identity. The tone of the note and the order of the questions is preserved to give the true flavor of the message.

I am sure other professionals will be able to offer comments to this post that are helpful to this seeker. This note is complex, presenting a number of questions and concerns. (I am not sure the author speaks English as a first language.) The concerns raised and the fears expressed in this email are not new to my practice. I publish this post hoping that others with similar concerns my benefit from my point of view on these matters.

“Hello am RJ and I have been looking for someone that could help me, although it has been hard. I am not sure if you could be the one that is able to help me find an answer to my problem.

I keep telling my self why me and why do I have spirits follow me? I am not sure if its one or two or how many,  but thats not the reason I am writing.”

My comment: My first observation is that the author seems to express real concern about being followed by spirits, then declares that this is not the problem that prompts the letter. However, in the next few sentences, the author again lists paranormal experiences as well as episodes of pre-cognition.

“The real reason is that I have been through a lot in my life. I want to make a new beginning. My family has been tormented for so long.

I started to see demons, spirits and angels as a child but I have no way of understanding the visions. Throughout my life I would sometimes receive warnings about danger that helped me at that time. Other times I would just have visions of the future that do take place.”

As I have never spoken to the author of the note, I am not able to determine “state of mind.” I therefore do not intend to personally address the writer of the note in this post. As I do not know the true tone of voice of the message, it would be irresponsible of me to do so. Through my filters, a message like this one  is written in a distressed tone of voice.

As the letter progresses, it seems clear that the author is in fact concerned with these visions, that these psychic experiences cause the author to feel different from others, to feel exhausted, like giving up, and ultimately “evil” for giving up (see below.)

“I try running away from it all. The problem with me is that even if i see good, evil follows me making my life miserable. Why does this happen? After everything I go through, at the end am fresh out of luck. After awhile I just gave up on my self.

My comment: It is often true that gifted people who see visions, whether those visions are of the future, the past, or spiritual beings, feel tormented. Many times, the gifted person has no control over when these kinds of experiences occur, no way to put them to good use, no one to talk to, and no frame of reference to make them feel OK, healthy or normal.

In American culture, clairvoyance has been radicalized.. that is to say, main stream media presents gifted people the option to be schizophrenic, possessed, evil, or rarely… very rarely, truly blessed with a spiritual gift. If we look to our history here in the USA, religious persecution of those who do practice faiths that allow for visions as a natural part of life has been the norm.

As mentioned in previous posts, it is my opinion that it is critical for the gifted person to have some emotional support, even if that is found in book. One of my first deep breaths in life happened when I read The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castenada. There, in print, was a world view that most matched my own experience, my own understanding of the world as a fabulous, magical experience full of possibilities.

That book, and others like it, helped me to see the world differently, and my place in it as more real, or normal. There was no one person in my early life that offered me the same validation as I found in those pages.

A second concern raised in the previous notes from the seeker is that of being “cursed”, followed by evil no matter what. It is my observation that when any person is plagued by unwanted intrusions, they can come to feel powerless, victimized, helpless.. really without hope for change for the better. It can therefore be quite easy to relate visions with bad luck.

I don’t think the ability to see angels, visions, or spirits of any kind creates a direct link to bad luck, that one gift is the direct cause of either being “followed by evil” or of having an unlucky life. However, as the seeker notes below,

“There is something from the past that just haunts my family tree. I know this is true, but I don’t know why? I would like to know my past life or anything that could help me.”

My reply continues:This comment is really so important that I will explore it more fully in a later post. For today, the issue of cause and effect, or karmic consequence is raised. Many great masters have written many fine texts exploring karma… action – and consequence. I do not intend to write about that. I refer you instead to a bookstore full of great works worthy of your attention.

Whether my reply is limited only to the idea that we do co-create our future by our past actions, or that families can create destructive dynamics that have unfortunate results for the children raised therein.. I am certain that we can change our future. We can purify our misdeeds, mental afflictions and bad habits. We can make the decision to start our life over at any moment in time.

Regardless of what has happened before, the world is constantly coming. What we experience today is the out picturing of past action ( whether of body, speech or mind.)

I will save for later a discussion on the existence of sorcerers who are so powerful as to be able to curse a lineage of people and will only note that this kind of person is a rare soul indeed.

“I try so hard to do right and so hard to do good, but it does not work. Now I see my self just as evil as anyone else in the world because of giving up on myself. All I want is to pick my self up and to have the same rights as normal people. I don’t want to lose my self. Please, if your able to give me not salvation but comfort I could at least know why.”

My Comment: It is my hope that the information here will be a comfort to the author of this e-mail. It is my belief, and the belief of many peoples and cultures that we have all been here before. That the idea of a past life is a valid concept. That we do come together again and again to learn & grow, hopefully to help each other become the very best people we can be.

Can I answer in this post the “Why” of this souls experience? Of course not. In readings, it is possible to see more clearly the causes and conditions that bring people to their present moment in time. It is possible to see the past & to offer guidance on how best to proceed.

It is my hope that this seeker first find a path to follow, then find a reader for more guidance. I first suggest that the seeker turn to faith, a spiritual teacher, a guru, a priest of a recognized practice for the solace they need.

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6 thoughts on “Angels, Demons, Spirits and Bad Luck. A question and answer post from the mystic point of view.

  1. I to can relate to the author of the letter. but more recently I have a spirit which is following me and is indeed trying to make more contact then they have done in the last 15 years. The events of my life has increased to become as you say ‘bad luck’ . The visions have increased, the feelings have altered and indeed i seem to predict things with friends and family which is too accurate for my liking and have scared my sister on a number of occasions. I also search for answers and research as much as I can not for a path but to understand myself before choosing a path. This is happening for a reason and not sure why. The spirit will sit at the end of the bed which I can feel. The draws will open and close in the bedroom and I was on the phone next to the kitchen the bread bin lid was being picked up and dropped to try and get not attention but to let me know but of what. I took a picture of my flat and only in a doorway you can clearly see an orb, at first I thought it was the flash, but this is not. The spirit has made me more aware recently of their presecnce. I don’t feel the spirit bad but as research indicates this could be a trick for an invite, My normal feelings would be right. What do you think my increase of dreams, sleepness nights, more predictions and something I have never mentioned to anyone, My life has always from an early age has been to help and guide people through their lifes and once I seem to help the friendship stops. I helped someone recently not knowing or them knowing why I was in contact but once they were guided without them realising, a feeling comes over me as to say they don’t need anymore guideance in their life. but it comes at great sacarifice, as I lead through such a lonely life but help so many but also becomes such dealings with bad luck in my life too.
    It’s almost like I’m an gaudian angel which I can touch peoples lifes with such presance but all I do is just be me.
    My knowledge and experience of life far exceeds many people I deal with on a day to day basis, I help guide but I don’t understand how i also know any of these things. For example A friend is a solicitor with just a short dealing with him I was giving him guideance at a solictors level and using their terminology and far exceeded his experiance but how is this. I never trained as a solicitor nor had any dealings with that walk of life?
    And the strange thing is I’m only 32. I’ve predicted peoples actions 6 months in advance, I can tell when something is just about to happen but in the last 8 weeks this has increased 10 fold. I don’t do drugs nor coffee or energy drinks or smoke. I try to keep healthy but my concern is now this isn’t normal. but is being led to believe this is normal and I don’t understand why?

    Any ideas?

  2. Darril,

    Thank you for sharing your experiences. I am able to identify two topics in your note, and would like to speak to one in particular as I am sure other people have similar experiences or concerns regarding the manifestation of spirits.

    It seems that often human beings will accept behavior from spiritual energies that they would not accept from other human beings. In general, I think this is unwise. Most of us would not feel at all comfortable to wake to find a strange person sitting at the foot of the bed, or to have a house guest rummage through our dressers, throw objects or play with light switches to get attention. In fact, most of us would insist that person leave our home.

    I usually suggest that when a spiritual presence begins to behave badly (that being in ways we would not accept from an incarnate energy) that this is the time to invite that spirit to depart.

    In my experience, psychic development is all together different than the ability to see, attract, or interact with spiritual creatures. It does seem that when a person is beginning to “see”, then that person is rather like a light in the Akashic Record, and other energies are drawn to that light of awareness as moths are drawn to the porch light in the evening.

    To illustrate further with the moth analogy, the moths come to the light. They do not care if it is new, old, flickering, nor do they care about the bulb, nor its container.. they are simply drawn to the light. What I intend to say is that the ability (or misfortune as the case may be) to attract spirits is not always dependent on the personality of the human being who is “seeing” them.

    I find that it is easier to develop gifts of clairvoyance, or mediumship skills when one is able to exert control over their personal psychic environment by keeping a clear space, also referred to as a sacred space, in which the seer determines what kinds of energies are welcome and when.

    The ability to create and hold a sacred space is vital to success in psychic development. (I do not mean to imply that you are not abiding in sacred space, rather, I am attempting to address your very candid note in a way that may be useful both to you, and to others.)

    When one finds that the doors of perception are opening, it is always a great blessing if one can find a mentor, a teacher, or a guide on the earthly plane to help one along. I hope you will find a good touchstone as you continue to “open.”

    Thank you again for your note, and your patience with my reply. I hope that you will find some benefit in my reply.

    Ann George.

  3. i do believe even thoughts can effect us badly i am sure someone is sending me negative thoughts and they are affecting my sleep and daily life i feel drained all of the time too

    1. Hello Rachel,

      Thank you for writing. You brought a complex comment to the blog. I am going to post a few observations that I hope you and others find helpful. I will try to keep my reply simply by listing points of thought.

      First: I am sure that we live in an interdependent universe, all beings are connected, all is ultimately energy manifesting in different forms, and so, in that way, the thoughts, words and deeds of other beings affect us to some extent.

      Second: The extent to which another persons thoughts affect us is usually related to the importance we place on that person. The thoughts of someone we hold dear, someone we love, will have a greater impact on our well being that the thoughts of a stranger. This does not depend on whether or not that person is “sending” us thoughts at all.

      Third: The topic of someone “sending negative thoughts” that can affect you is complex. While I am not denying or minimizing your experience, I invite you to consider:

      A) It is my experience that most people are so concerned with their own well being that they do not have time for much else. It is true that some hold a fleeting mean or angry thought toward another, some feel resentment toward others and indulge in this negative emotion, and some actually wish another person harm. In general, these are fleeting thought forms and not powerful enough to actually physically affect another person.

      B) If a person were to actively “send negative thoughts” to another person, the law of karma will ensure that all the negativity sent will ultimately return to the sender, often times in a much more powerful way than can be imagined.

      C) To have the ability to focus, and send negative energy to another person that is so powerful as to drain that individual, the sender would have to be a person who possessed tremendous personal power. While there are great healers, and great sorcerers, you might ask yourself why they would bother with you. Search your recent past to see if you have actually encounters someone who would really wish to do you harm.

      D) Many times, sensitive people are feeling a negative energy that is exhausting. This energy can come from environmental factors, negative personalities in the workplace, difficult family members, and those people who through envy, ignorance or some other obscuration are unpleasant in general and are reckless in their actions. Their auric field alone can be exhausting to endure. (I remove myself as quickly as possible from chaotic or negative energy fields.)

      E) It is not necessary for you to remain exhausted by negative energies, regardless of their origin. There are many prayers for blessing and protection, many affirmations to help you feel energized, recharged, renewed and ready to face life on its own terms.

      F) It is important to be certain that your exhaustion is not caused by any medical condition, not enough rest, poor diet, need for vitamins, or other treatments. If your exhaustion continues, it may be best to seek the advice of a medical professional in what ever modality you prefer.

      G) If after reading these notes, you still feel certain that someone is actively working to harm you, and you have received a clean bill of health, you may want to consult an energy healer, Usui Reiki Master, Sound Energy Healer, or some one else who can provide you a personal consultation. However, this is the time to be very, very careful. The symptoms you report can make you an easy target for unscrupulous “psychics” who will see dark clouds in your aura, curses, demons, and all sorts of bad luck in your future.

      As well, the price to free you from this problem can be extreme! So…. please remember that you are the best source of healing for yourself. You are able to seek out authentic resources who will work with you to restore you to energetic well being.

      I hope you find this note helpful. I know it is a long time in coming, however I am often overwhelmed with mail, and thank you for you patience.

      Wishing you every happiness.

      Ann George

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