Ghost Busters

The Shadow - Projections - Co-Dependent Relationships - Dark Contracts - Impulses

The Shadow
"Shadows" reflect the mood of the gothic, a sort of nebulous dark cloud or fogginess that can surround and permeate a beings energy, consciousness and vibrational fields. It is those areas that block the spiritual sun of higher consciousness from fully shining from within your core out into your world. "Shadows" are identical to ones' "blind spots", as your conscious mind cannot see through them. This condition often can be attributed to and created by the "split off" aspects of the psyche or "Shadow Self"... those unrealized and hidden feelings, motivations, dreams, and fears that - when you least expect it - jump out from some hidden closet inside and say or do something that is so out of character - this is the uncontrolled release of the suppressed sub-conscious. People who drink alcohol or take certain drugs may experience this phenomena, often having no recollection of what happened the next day... it is as if that memory was gone, out of sight, didn't happen, lost... but it has been tucked away again, safely in the "closet of the subconscious" (with your other skeletons).

Sometimes through hypnosis, suppressed memories held within the subconscious (even those from past lives) can be retrieved and relived. The inadequacy of this method (if used alone) is that there usually is no resolution or clearing of the negative energies surrounding these experiences. You may move into a place of awareness of some pretty nasty events and feelings that you have been through in the past - and this may be a good first step for some people to wake up with - but then what? Since all these experiences are being held within the energy matrix of the being (on one level or another) just to be aware of them may not be enough to clear them. The initial onset of trauma of a certain event (on a conscious energetic level) may have been so painful, confusing and overwhelming, that the soul chose to suppress or compress it all into the subconscious (like placing a lot of information into a "compression zip drive"). At the time of its occurrence, the soul may not have had the energetic, spiritual, psychological resources to turn the information and energy of the trauma into something useful (nor may it have those resources even now). By the time this event is long over - even if the soul is now willing to reclaim its power and free up its "disc" space - ones personal psychic energies may be so wrapped up in supporting these unconscious holding patterns, that there is no available psychic energy left to transform (or "decompress") it back into energy and consciousness. Besides, in the process of suppressing or rejecting your experiences, you have broken or "disassociated" yourself from any conscious-energetic links you may have had to it (burning your bridges so to speak) thereby eroding any chance of reclaiming the powers imbued into your experience. The easiest (and most expedient) solution to reversing this situation is to find a healer who can assist you into "un-zipping" your subconscious and "re-associate" you with your lost self.

There is a law of physics which states that "energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed from one form to another". The dark shadow stuff is like a piece of wood - there is tremendous "potential" energy stored within it, but in this dense form it will take a tremendously powerful, spiritually "kinetic" energetic catalyst or event to transmute the "wood" (all your suppressed and condensed experiences) back into its original form as pure light energy (and if the wood is a big log, then it has to be broken up into little tiny pieces before it can burn). It is said "it takes money to make money", and it would also be accurate to say that "it takes energy to release energy". So the question is - where do you get the extra energy to catalyze and transform yourself with? Again, the easiest (and most expedient) solution is to find a healer who can add his spark (or torch) and "catalyze" you into transforming your subconscious "logs" (shadows) into a burning flame.
The good news is that (according to these same laws of physics) all the energies and efforts that you put into the transformational equation you will get out - it all ads up in the end - there are no wasted energies, there are no wasted efforts. 

No matter how spiritually advanced or clear a person may think they are, we all have our “blind spots” – those unconscious areas of our energy field where we have stored our “nasty” and unpleasant “stuff” - that “shadow self” which we are in denial about and avoid at all costs.
However, this (and more) is all part of the game of being human - we get "stuff" to work out. So like it or not, we have to deal with it the best way we can, either by ourselves, or with the help of others.

"Judge not less you be judged"
"Beware the beam in your own eye"

What you judge or condemn about yourself or others is submerged and stored into the repository of your body-mind-energy fields. This dark area and its vibrationally dense energies are known as the "shadow". The consciousness attached to this “shadow” (those subconscious/unconscious states of the ego-mind) are called the “shadow self”. The tendency or natural inclination of this “shadow self” is to "project" what resides within that “shadow” out onto the world and towards those people who are in it (thus, “laying your trip”, “throwing your sh-t”).
And when you and looking at the world from behind your shadow, it’s like wearing dark sun glasses - everything you see appears to be dark. Over time, if you didn’t know this darkness was caused by the glasses worn (the shadow) eventually you would believe that the world was dark. Unfortunately, projections of the “shadow self” are very common and is one of the most insidious saboteurs of healthy loving relationships.

Projection is illustrated in the meaning of the word "scapegoat". The scapegoat concept originated in biblical times where every year the priests would mysteriously gather up the "sins" (shadows) of the people... and project (transfer) them upon a goat who would then be let loose into the wilds. Jesus did this with someone whom a legion of entities had possessed, transferring them to pigs ("scapepig"... escape-pig... “escaping”? Interesting study - the evolution of words).

We all have this ability to project, dump or transfer... the unwanted energies and aspects of ourselves upon others, making them our scapegoats. To differing degrees of "success", some of our projections may just touch the periphery of another person’s energy consciousness field and bounce off, and other times it can penetrate much deeper into the very heart of that person and stay rooted. If an individual has an intact and healthy sense of self, as well as a very strong energy field (without any holes or tears) can walk away from this encounter unscathed. Whereas another person who has a shattered sense of self, a lowered level of awareness, and a weak energy field (with many holes and tears) may be vulnerable to such attacks, inadvertently taking this stuff in.

Co-Dependent Relationships
Another example of this “projecting” is found in co-dependent relationships. Irregardless of your outward sex, everyone carries within them some innate qualities and mental ideals of both "male" and "female". However, our culture has its own ideas what men and women are to look and act like. To fit society’s model, a woman may reject or dissociate herself from her "masculine" qualities (such as strength, logic, reason, intellect) and "project" them out onto her "outer man" (who may either be a real or imaginary person). Likewise, a man may do the same with his own "feminine" qualities (such as being loving, gentle, compassionate, feeling, nurturing) and in turn project them onto his “outer woman”. Some segments of society have long indoctrinated us into believing that this is normal, whereas it is quite the opposite - being the epitome of self "disempowerment" (but perhaps that is what these same segments of society are trying to do - disempower us?). This pattern will always set us up for a big disappointment – no one can honestly or consistently take on or manifest these aspects of our self that have been rejected and projected out. This "trade off" (a "karmic contract" or “agreement” of sorts) defines co-dependent relationships. Unfortunately, if these original qualities are not restored to us and fully embraced, in time, this hole in the psyche will be filled up with something that doesn’t belong - a dark shadow or simulacrum of its former self - perhaps devolving into an independent "Shadow Self" with a consciousness, ego and will all its own. Since these shadow selves usually reside on the periphery of your conscious awareness (and to some degree, are a part of, yet separate from your energy field) you may have no clue that you even have a shadow self. However, others can more easily be aware of and be affected by your shadow (especially when it is being projected onto them). Additionally, since this shadow often precedes you (standing between you and the world) another’s perceptions of you may be tainted as they look at you - seeing this shadow instead. Since these aspects were created by you and are still a part of you, you ultimately have karmic responsibility for them and all that they do.

So here you are...
with all these entities and shadows floating around you,
implants and foreign energies stuck in you,
energy cords streaming into and out of you...
wondering how this happened.

There are so many times in all our past lives
when our vibrations were lowered,
our energies were weakened,
our sense of self was shattered in pieces. 

For whatever reasons, whether you allowed or was forced into these experiences...
 It is really ok.
Forgive yourself - it happens to the best of us.
Let’s do the work to heal it and move on.

Dark Contracts
When you are willing to do something or give up something in exchange for another something, this agreement makes up the basis of a "contract". 

There can be many different sorts of spiritual energetic contracts:
some "good" - the "God Contracts" and “Karmic Agreements”
some "bad" - the co-dependent “Karmic Relationships”
and some "evil" – the "Demonic” or “Dark Contracts"

The later is where the phrase "selling your soul" comes from.
The main difference I see between bad and evil contracts is in the degree of how much of your self you gave or traded away. People in codependent relationships hardly get to the point where they give up the depths of their very soul to one another, giving instead psychic aspects, energies or qualities of ones self.
Don’t get me wrong here - one may give fully of ones love and share the depths of ones soul with no problem, but if you actually “give up” your actual heart and soul into another's control - this is planting the seeds of a dark contract, certainly over time - demonic control. Fortunately, this is not an easy thing to do... and it doesn’t happen too much anymore in this day and age. I am speaking of things that have happened a long time ago on other levels of being – it’s very rare to see now in its full blown state, but it does (commonly) exist in smaller degrees. 

The Heart gives us “Feeling” - the Soul gives us “Knowing”.

When a person relinquishes their Heart, it’s often done in reaction to something so discomforting and painful that you don’t want to feel it.
By rejecting ones soul, one is diminishing ones ability to have a conscious or be aware”.

If you were one of these souls who had given up your heart and soul over to another being (for whatever reason) it may not have felt problematic to you at first - since you were a willing participant in the deal, you got what you wanted - ignorance and death (i.e. blindness, numbness, insensitivity). Since the universe abhors a vacuum, so too does our hearts and souls (or at least the place where they used to be) and something must eventually come to fill this place. And come it does to fill these empty holes with layers upon layers of other things. If we cannot feel love, we start to feel fear, anger, loathing and hate. If we rejected our conscious truth and God light, we embraced our ignorance and the darkest of night. Being so very far from the Heavenly Kingdom, what is one to do but make do with what you have – if it is darkness and hate, then that’s the game you shall play. And who is there to pick up the pieces and keep us company then, but those dark forces and beings who play in the Devils fields. If we reject the friends of light, the enemies of light become our friends. And with all “friends”, we begin to make agreements and contracts that hold us together (some with beings who would eat and tear us to pieces). Yet in our fear and ignorance, we have not many options.
However, there does come a time when the call may come through even the darkest night to return to that state of innocence – the light. No one is denied that opportunity, though it doesn’t come every day - to be without sin, pure and whole again is a choice we all (even the Devil) are offered once in a while.

Much of what we do, say or even think can seem whimsical – impulsive – rising up from some unknown place for some unknown reason... but what’s this got to do with anything?
A lot of our impulses come from imprinted mannerisms and subconscious thoughts we have picked up from our parents, friends, teachers (anyone from our past).
Some may be evolutionary, instinctual or organically hard wired in our genetic patterning (given to us by our ancestors).
Some of our impulses are dietary or drug driven (drink enough coffee or colas and you will be bouncing off the walls).
A surprising amount of our impulses comes out of thin air as a result of influences from the spirit world (perhaps not even from our own selves).
From my research into the paranormal and from working intimately with individuals and groups, I have found that many people are influenced by spirit beings who live around them in the spirit worlds. Depending on their level (and the level from which you are open and listening from) these spirit beings are sending either beneficial or detrimental guidance to you. Most people impulsively follow through with these promptings from spirit (that invisible world) never questioning where these impulses come from - nor if it is working for or against you. 

Can one have conflicting impulses? Certainly. If one impulse tells you to turn left and another to go right, one may lead you into an accident and the other to safety (or something like that). Our lives are determined by these choices we make - some of them apparently quite small (a left or a right). We need to be able to differentiate if those impulses are coming from a clear and true place (or not). The spirit beings around us are constantly whispering into our subconscious ears and hearts, giving us guidance and feelings. Many of these spirit beings have differences of opinion... and the result will be of conflicting impulses pulling us in different directions. If some of these impulses are coming from negative entities (or evil spirits) around, within, or corded to us, we could be in big trouble. In order to access the clearest impulses (the highest guidance that can work for us) we need to be freed of these lower level entities. These hidden impulses (and the lower spirits from which they come) have tampered with our ability and free will to choose our own destinies. Having sabotaged our lives - our relationships, our prosperity, our peace, our happiness – these negative spirits even try to distort our perceptions. They veil our sense of reality to the point where we do not even realize who they are or what they are doing to us - we are ignorant and do not even know it. It is imperative that we become free of these "monkeys on our backs" so that we may get on with living as our true Spirit Self intended.

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