I’ve had a lot of personal encounters with the good, the bad, and the ugly. What I’m telling you here comes from first-hand experience as well as anecdotal evidence from others.
You may wonder how this "Dark Side" stuff fits into the Law of Attraction topic, but the fact is, we all are dealing with supernatural forces... and some of them are extremely dangerous.
The greatest trick the devil has pulled is to convince us he doesn't exist. Demonic forces benefit from the fact that people, even Christians, have stopped believing in them and consider them to be superstitious nonsense or a metaphor for "the psychological evil that resides in every human being."
Both are incorrect. Worse, they mean you're entering a battlefield not just without any armor or weapons, but also without the faintest idea that you are in a battle. And unwitting "believers" are what the Dark Side eats for breakfast.
According to a 2017 study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), "eight out of ten US Catholics don't believe that Satan actually exists."
Over the years, I had some quite unpleasant encounters. The Dark Side's forces are very intelligent. They will hit on your weaknesses, pander to your receptiveness for flattery, and try to worm their way into your mind.
Here’s the good news: They can’t force you to join them. In other words, they cannot take your soul by force. You have to hand it to them—which many people unfortunately do. The Dark Side has only three ways to rope you in:
I’ve had some very close calls in my life, and I thank the Lord and my guardian angel that they’ve been protecting me from the Dark Side’s manipulations.
So, let’s look at all three of the categories.
1.Scaring the living crap out of you and thus weakening you.
I experienced direct attacks in two hauntings that were about seven years apart.
The first one started via me stupidly making a Ouija board-type device and trying to “communicate with the dead.”
This was followed by a month-long haunting that left me half-crazed and sleep deprived. It ended with the entity manifesting in the form of a dark cloud in my apartment and attacking my solar plexus.
In another experience, a coworker who appeared to be extremely friendly and helpful kept warning me of a woman who was a competitor of sorts. He kept insisting that she was an evil witch and wanted to do me harm. She did look kind of witchy and was the jealous type and not very nice, so I believed him.
After telling me about her evil plans for weeks, my coworker offered “to do something about her” on my behalf. Thank God I refused because later, I realized that he, not she, was actually the witch. If I had agreed, out of fear, to let him harm this woman, the Dark Side would have won.
This same guy once dropped his mask while I was hanging out with him. It was as if he was overtaken by another entity—there was literally another face superimposed on his own—and he said in a different voice: “And there’s a commitment to be made… it’s only a small commitment, but once you make it, you can have anything you want.”
This, by the way, is the Dark Side’s line: You can have anything you want. If you ever hear anyone say this to you, in whatever context, turn and run the other way as fast as you can.
If you fall for it, you may have taken the first step on a downward spiral from which there’s no coming back.
Which brings me to item #2…
2. Tempting you with things you really, really want.
When I lived in Sedona, my greatest wish was to be able to stay in the US forever.
The very day a rather nasty immigration lawyer told me that my chances were practically nil to make that happen, I met a guy at the local brewery.
He was a really weird type, much older than me, with two different-colored eyes, but back then, I met weird people all the time, so what was new?
He said he felt we knew each other from a past life, that he’d been waiting for me his entire life, and that he’d be willing to marry me. He even gifted me money to have my car repaired.
Even though he creeped me out, out of sheer desperation I agreed to at least get to know each other better and “see where it would lead.”
It’s a long story, but in a nutshell, I ended up spending some time with him, which culminated in a day trip to Flagstaff with him to meet some of his friends. At that point, I was already determined to blow him off because he annoyed the hell out of me.
On that trip, though, it got much worse. It turned out that…
a) he was completely insane
b) he had a loaded gun in the car
c) he was trying to magically bind me to him via some bewitched amulet
d) his friends, at whose house we met for a BBQ, were Satanists.
I felt sick to my stomach, like I was literally in danger of losing my soul. I prayed and prayed and prayed for God and his angels to save me… and they did. They actually talked to me on that occasion, telling me what to do to get out of this situation alive and in one piece.
It wasn’t all in my head, either: I later heard from a friend that this guy had physically and emotionally abused and psychologically broken at least one other woman, to the point that she ended up in a near-catatonic state and had to be admitted to a mental hospital.
After this experience, realizing what could have happened, I vowed to only get married for love, not for convenience. Less than a year later, I met my (now ex-) husband and we were married for 15 years, most of the time quite happily.
3. Taking advantage of you being a moron.
In Sedona, I knew tons of “spiritual seekers” and “light workers” who tried their hands at channeling, raising their vibration, communicating with their spirit guides, etc…. but never even considered to protect themselves or question where their "celestial contacts" were coming from.
They were so gullible that when they made contact with a spirit claiming it was the Enlightened Master of the Eternal Lodge of Holy Canolies, they’d just take its word for it and happily offer to be a channel (i.e., letting the entity use their body, which I don’t recommend for anyone to ever, ever do).
Even famous channeled entities like Seth or Ramtha were not as benevolent as they seemed. Consider that they occupied the bodies of their channels for their entire lives after first contact. So was the symbiotic relationship really about improving the world, or was it a convenient way for these entities to enjoy fun times in a physical body?
Reportedly, Seth liked to drink red wine and smoke the occasional cigar… a warning sign that points to a hungry ghost, i.e., an entity who craves the physical pleasures that its disembodied nature normally denies it.
And Ramtha… I once attended a live session with J.Z. Knight, and when she started channeling him, the atmosphere became so thick and dark and toxic that I had to leave the room.
I can’t even begin to tell you how stupid it is to willingly hand over the use of your body to some spirit you know nothing about. Even if it tells you it’s your beloved granny, these creatures lie—all the time. Trust nothing you hear from them.
As a cautionary tale on channeling, I recommend the book The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts by Joe Fisher. The author, by the way, died very young. Until the end, he was convinced that the channeled entities were hunting him down and trying to kill him. He ended up “accidentally” falling off a cliff. Oops. (Warning: This book is not for the tender-hearted.)
Once you’re aware how evil tries to infiltrate your life, you can arm yourself psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually, and avoid falling into the Dark Side’s traps.
I wish you all the best in staying on the “right-handed path.” Remember, the path to Heaven is the thorny one strewn with rocks. The path to Hell is the one that's broad and pretty and looks like all rainbows and unicorns. Watch, learn, and discern.