“In every man’s heart there is a devil, but we do not know the man as bad until the devil is roused.” ~James Oliver Curwood
When we have experiences in life that are too traumatic or painful for us to handle, or when there are aspects of ourselves that we find so unflattering that they jeopardize our ideal self-image and make us afraid that we will no longer be lovable to others— our mind relegates them to a place in our psyche where they can be hidden from our view. No longer conscious of them, we begin to act from them in negative and hurtful ways. These unconscious aspects of ourselves become the place in our un- conscious where these upsetting realities get stored – our “dark side” or “shadow self.”
Everyone has a shadow, including you and me. And it is in this shadow self that we find the roots of evil—those disowned very negative emotions about ourselves, about our lives, and about other people that we have become unaware of— emotions like jealousy, resentment, anger, and fear.
Just as the body is designed to heal itself, the psyche is too. Until our unresolved emotions become conscious and released, they will continue to seek our attention by creating all sorts of havoc in our lives. One of the ways an unresolved wound comes out is by sending negative, destructive energy towards others, which lays the foundation for evil to develop.
Evil is as prevalent today as at any other time in history. The reason is because the vast majority of people are unconscious of most of their thoughts and feelings—and it’s very easy when you’re unconscious to act from the shadow. Not only may we be sending negative energy to others and causing them harm, but in doing so we also become much more susceptible to attracting negative energy to ourselves. When we come from a place of dark or negative energy, that energy attracts like energy from other people as well as from dark forces that are beyond this plane. If we come from a place of negativity often enough, we can actually become connected to these dark forces or, in extreme cases, even become possessed by them.
To protect ourselves from the dark forces and energies of others, we do need to be aware that those we come in contact with may indeed be harboring such deep shadows that they have become evil.
TYPES OF PSYCHIC ATTACK
Psychic attack happens when someone, consciously or not, has formed an intention to hurt you and his or her negative energy has entered your body and energy field. The degree of psychic warfare can range from mild to extremely severe. A mild version would be simply picking up a little negative energy from someone who’s in a bad mood—the impatient driver who honks at you on the freeway or the curt waitress who’s having a bad day. As mentioned, jealousy is a primary emotional cause of people acting from their dark side. Even more severe would be someone who obliterates your boundaries—the stalking ex-lover, the chastising boss from hell, or the physical or sexual abuser. The spectrum continues all the way to fullblown demonic possession.
So, how do you know if you have been or still are the victim of psychic attack? Symptoms include waking up with a headache that just won’t go away, or suddenly feeling depressed for no apparent reason, or feeling totally stuck no matter what you do to move forward. If you’ve had long-term problems that don’t seem to have a logical source, things like financial troubles or relationship woes or chronic health issues that have lasted for years, you may have experienced a psychic attack much earlier in life, maybe in childhood, or perhaps even in a past life.
The most low-level form of psychic attack is also the most common type. It’s when someone, consciously or not, “slimes” you with negative energy. And if you happen to have a hole in your energy field when this occurs, that negative energy will slip right in, filling your field and chakras and throwing you off balance.
It might be an email from a family member or a phone call with a jealous friend, or perhaps someone simply directed their resentment toward you without any communication whatsoever. Suddenly, seemingly without cause, you feel awful and can’t even function.
2. ENERGY VAMPIRES
You’ve spent time with an energy vampire when you leave feeling depressed, exhausted, irritable, or down on yourself. Energy vampires drain your positive energy for their own use. Energy vampires leave you feeling empty and exhausted – to try to compensate, you might eat, drink, shop, or sleep for hours afterwards.
The next level up in psychic warfare is energetic cording. Cords are streamers of auric light that connect us to other people through our chakras. Each cord goes out from one person’s chakra and connects to the same chakra in the other person. So, for example, a cord from one person’s first chakra will connect to the first chakra in the next person, and so on.
Cords can be either good or harmful. Good cords are a normal part of any healthy relationship exchange. They are our way of connecting to one another. Love between two people, for example, creates a cord through the heart chakra. Giving someone respect creates one through the third. Additionally, cords, whether good or bad, can only be formed with the consent of the souls of both people involved. Our consciousness accepts cording from our parents even before we are born. If you’ve ever experienced the breakup of a love relationship and felt like someone was ripping out your heart—you were right, they were pulling back a good cord from your heart chakra.
Negative cords can form only when we are vulnerable to them—when we have emotions or memories that we haven’t fully processed and gotten closure on. This is just one more valid reason to not leave your “stuff ” unresolved. Negative cords will have different effects on your life, depending on which chakra is being corded.