I decided to write about what I experienced when I started to develop my psychic abilities. A lot happened but I am picking just a handful of items to address at this time and will be broken up into three entries. This is the third entry for this series. If you missed the other two here are the links to them:
Psychic Vampires, energy drainers, and needy people, oh my!
Anxiety around crowds, psychic poisoning, and being a bitch.
This is information that I have found to help me on my spiritual path. I do not claim any of this information to be my own techniques or lessons. I have given you a reference of books in order for you to read and make a decision for yourself. I am not claiming that this applies to every person or situation. Please read with an open heart and willing to find an answer on your own through the power of your own experience.
Sleep paralysis, dark spirits, nightmares, and sleeping on the job.
There will come a time when you will wake up after a good night sleep and feel as if you ran a marathon. I could not figure out why this was happening when I first started on my journey. I would wake up groggy and feeling out of sync. Well, I found out from a podcast called “The Psychic Teachers”, after many years of wondering, that there are some Lightworkers who go out while they sleep and aid other people spiritually. The advice they gave was to simply ask your spirit guides/angel/spirits to maybe back off a little and only do it every so often. I tried it and guess what? It worked! So my advice comes from the message of someone else named Samantha Fey.
Understand that not every person is a Nightworker. A lot of the times people have restless nights due to spirits trying to speak to us and give us messages. This leads me into sleep paralysis. So many times I would feel as if something, or someone, was holding me down. I worked through this by stating, to the entity, that I am stronger than they are, or casting the spirit out of my house, and protecting the hell out of my room. I have come to find out by my spiritual teacher that this is simply a spirit trying to talk to you, and since we are not aware at the time of sleep, we can have the experience of sleep paralysis.
Eventually when I started to work with the spirits, and really build a relationship with them, the experiences got to be less and less. The big thing to remember is to work through it. Do not be afraid to talk to the spirits and say “Hey! Leave me alone” or “Can you talk to me when I am awake”. Do not be afraid to set boundaries with the spirit world or to set boundaries on your psychic abilities. You are barely starting out, and with every new skill, you have to practice in a safe environment.
When it comes to nightmares, I had to learn to process the information being given. I had to really meditate on what the symbols and signs meant within the dream. A nightmare is simply a bad dream, or rather, a dream that is showing us what we choose to not face in our everyday life and in sleep.
My advice is simple:
analyze what is being presented to you and make sure you are constantly working on your spiritual practice.
I am nearly done with this entry. One last item to address.
Are they really dark?
Well there can be some nasties that hang around when new found power is being used or growing. They like to see what all the hub bub is and why there is so much light where there was none before. When I started to read “The Inner Temple of Witchcraft” by Christopher Penczak, he explained why there are dark energies that linger around a new witch.
He basically states that with new found power the light becomes brighter, in time the little nasties fade away, leaving the new witch alone as she develops her gift. I am stating the same thing to you. When you first start out on your psychic ability journey, you will find that there may be spirits that linger around or try to offset you by playing tricks and such. Remember to ask them to leave you alone nicely and if that doesn’t work then you have every right to say “Get the fuck out of my house!”
I would definitely set up wards around your house (which Christopher Penczak teaches in his book) and smudge the shit out of it.
There is nothing in the rule book that states you have to put up with mischievous spirits. Also call in your spirit guides to protect you and watch over you.
I have been there. I was afraid at one time and almost gave up on my spiritual journey because of weird things that were happening. Without a teacher or another person to say “Hey that has happened to me too and this is how I dealt with it”, our journey can be dark and scary. It will send you into defense mode and you may want to just give it up.
Do not give up on your gifts!
Keep going and know that you have every right to set boundaries with the spirit world.
Until next time.