The nature of everything is illusory and ephemeral. How pitiful they who cling strongly to concrete reality. Turn your attention within my friends. Nyoshul Khenpo
From the previous chapters I have illustrated how souls split their energy before incarnating and how the incarnated part can become earthbound. Eventually this soul energy will return to the spirit world and be reunited with the rest of the soul.
Can this earthbound soul energy become attached to people in this life? The subtle body is designed to protect us from energies other than our own. When our protection is down, energy can be accumulated into our current life in the form of negative thoughts and emotions. When it comes to soul energy attachments the pioneers who have done most work in the area are William Baldwin, who wrote the book Spirit Releasement Therapy,1 and Louise Ireland-Frey in her book Freeing the Captives. 2 They take the position that the spiritual energy not following the normal path of going to the spirit realms often contains unresolved traumatic memories. This is attracted to living people with similar problems in a form of a psychic resonance. It can be a particular desire such as violence, suffering, or an addiction to drink or drugs. Alternatively it may identify with a particular emotion such as anger, depression or guilt. Sometimes it may just want companionship and is drawn to the compassion of the host. It can attach itself to a person’s energy field after it has been weakened by events such as life traumas, accidents, operations, excessive drinking or drug taking. An example of this is drawn from William Baldwin’s book, Spirit Releasement Therapy:
Gerry was in his forties and worked for a US city fire department . He was the first to reach a lakeside dock where a drowning victim had been pulled from the water. He applied mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and was angry when it was to no avail. Gerry then behaved differently than he normally did in such circumstances. He walked to the hospital where the body had gone and tried to get through the doors in the emergency treatment room to where the body had been carried. He felt a powerful compulsion just to stay close to it. Other aspects of his life deteriorated too. Not until the spirit of the drowned boy was released from him did it become clear what had happened. His strong negative feelings of anger had opened a chink in his normal protection.
This view on spirit attachment is controversial. Michael Newton reports that in over 30 years of research he has never had a client during a spiritual regression that has reported having a spirit attachment from another spirit, friendly or otherwise. His clients have talked about the existence of an abundance of negative energy from other people’s intense emotions of anger, hate and fear which has been attracted to negative thinkers. Dolores Cannon in her book Between Death and Life 3 has some client reports that spirit attachment occurs but only when there is an imbalance in the host’s energy field. However, one of her clients reported that all suspected spirit attachments are negative energies that have been attracted to them.
In the world of regression therapy the pioneers Hans TenDam and Roger Woolger both work with spirit attachments. Alan Sanderson, a retired psychiatrist from England and founder of the Spirit Release Foundation,4 takes the view that many mental health problems are associated with spirit attachments. Other regression therapists take the position of Michael Newton or go further and suggest this whole area is the result of a client’s sub-personalities from unresolved trauma becoming linked to vivid fantasies.
I find that clients have inner world experiences that appear to be spirit attachments or powerful negative thought forms that they have attracted.
Collectively I call this intrusive energy. By treating it as this, the framework of clearing becomes quick and many unwanted behaviors and emotional symptoms are either reduced or removed. Intrusive energy can be encountered before or during regression therapy and it needs clearing in the process of working with a client’s complex. This chapter is not intended to be fully comprehensive but sufficient for practical use with most forms of intrusive energy commonly encountered. For those wanting more in-depth information I recommend the William Baldwin or Louise Ireland-Frey books mentioned earlier from which I have selectively used or adapted their techniques.
For those familiar with kinesiology a muscle-testing technique can be used.
Muscles will become weak in the presence of something that is stressing the energy system. Gentle pressure can be applied to a muscle such as a bent arm and the client asked to resist the pressure. All that is needed is to say the words of the test and the arm will go down if this is stressing the energy.
Those unfamiliar with kinesiology can use the energy scan discussed in the previous chapters. However, the intention now is looking for energy not belonging to the client:
I’m going to scan for any energy that does not belong with you. With your eyes closed focus on the area around your body as my hand moves slowly several inches from your body from your toes to your head. Tell me the part of the body that feels lighter or heavier or different in any way.
While the scan is underway the client can be encouraged to focus on different areas:
I’m scanning the energy around your feet … lower legs … knees …
(and other parts of the body)
The scan may need to be repeated two or three times, because each one increases the sensitivity for both the therapist and client. Ideo finger signaling linked to the client’s higher mind is another technique. Following an energy scan or light trance, the following steps can be used:
I want to communicate to your higher mind through your fingers.
Just let your conscious mind drift to the background.
I’d like your higher mind to lift a finger on your left hand to indicate YES. Wait for a finger to lift. Good.
I’d like your higher mind to lift another finger on your left hand to indicate NO. Wait for a finger to lift. Good.
Normally there will be a delay in responding and slight finger movement. If not, conscious mind involvement may be involved and further trance depth may be necessary.
The presence and number of intrusive energies can be detected using the
ideo fingers to indicate the answer. Rather than alarm the client I refer to intrusive energy as energy not belonging to the client. The following questions can be asked, waiting for the response and then acknowledging it: Higher mind, is there any energy not belonging to … (the client)?
Higher mind, are there 2 (or 3, 4, etc.) or more energies not belonging to …. (the client)?
From the answers it is possible to identify the presence and numbers of intrusive energies to be dealt with. Those therapists new to this work may prefer to use both techniques to be quite sure that they have identified intrusive energy. This is useful because occasionally a spirit attachment can interfere with the client’s ideo- finger, giving an incorrect response