Suggestions for Help

...During A Psychic Attack

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I am not an expert on the psychic, though I seem to have had more than my share of experience. However, I think most people (not all) with knowledge of the spiritual nature of the universe would agree that the following ideas are more likely beneficial than not; some of them are standard "psychic self-defense" techniques. If one idea doesn't work for you, try another! Still, proceed with caution, and use common sense. I also can't be responsible for anything that happens as a result of reading this material --- either bad or good.

Quick 'n' Easy 12-Step Cheatsheet

(The below are fast, short-term things to do for many lightweight psychic attacks, some of which are very similar to a plain old "bad mood" or a bout of "overactive imagination" -- for serious problems, get help from others!)

  1. Drop any nasty, mean, or bizarro thoughts. Hang up! Disconnect! Shake free! Disown any yucky thoughts!
  2. If it's dark, turn on a light. If it's nice out, seek some sunshine.
  3. Pray! Pray to God, focusing on faith and gratitude as much as you can
  4. Mentally "cut away" any perceived darkness from around you.
  5. Get up and move around! (Wash some dishes ;)
  6. Shut off your imagination and focus on the here-and-now. Definitely stop worrying and fretting!
  7. Go grab something (preferably healthy) to eat/drink.
  8. Distract your mind with a positive book or magazine. You can even use down-to-earth, purely materialistic catalogs if necessary. No weird stuff, just plain daily life stuff.
  9. Get a tape or CD of hymns/good music and listen! (If it's late at night, you can fall asleep to the music. Cling to the uplifting quality.) Even better than just listening, sing along. Christmas music is GREAT for this.
  10. Count your blessings -- list good and beautiful things from your life.
  11. Do something nice for somebody. The below are some ideas.
  12. Long-term, go on a spiritual elevation "diet" -- see "Elevate Yourself" section below -- and strive always to move closer to God.
(I may have called this a cheatsheet, but please note: You can't really cheat in the sense that insincerely caring doesn't help you (in fact, hypocrisy is apparently one of the very most dangerous spiritual conditions). That said, it can be easier than we think to do a little deed that brightens someone else's day and which gives us a tiny but crucial lift. A single smile has immense power!)

Here's the more verbose section:

The following can be used in both emergency and non-emergency situations. A combination of all techniques is probably safest and most effective .... No, rather, a true synthesis of these techniques is the best: changing oneself into a truly caring, selfless person who does the will of the Divine.

If Your Attacker Is One or More Living Human Beings

Sometimes psychic attacks come from living people. Someone (or group of someones) who has a grudge, or is mentally ill, or who just enjoys causing problems for others for fun, can cause psychic damage, interfere with you, influence your thoughts, and perhaps even astral project and harass you psychically (especially if they dabble in the occult). It's not easy to tell the difference sometimes between an incarnate and discarnate attacker. And in many cases, I believe living people who do this are by the nature of what they do going to wind up with like-minded discarnate attachees who help them! All things considered, the only difference between an incarnate vs. a discarnate attacker is that God's angels cannot directly escort an incarnate spirit up to the Light -- because the soul is attached to the body. Other than that, there is really no difference.

Your defense will consist of a few key things:

  1. Focus on God
  2. Shield Yourself
  3. Elevate Your Spirit
    and also
  4. Pray for the rescue/removal of entities attached to your attacker
  5. Pray for your attacker (only if safe)
    and lastly
  6. Consider what you can do about your current situation
The first three are the same as described in the
full list of suggestions. Elevate your spirit. Cut dark lines or dark energies that you perceive near you. Don't listen to negative thoughts. Try returning holy and/or Scriptural images and thoughts for every negative attack. Concentrate on thinking positively, compassionately, and think upon God's blessings. Picture yourself surrounded by light, but also remember the truest defense is a healthy, vibrant soul in contact with God. Go visit places that feel holy and safe to you, and talk with people who remind you of God.

The last two items can be summed up as praying for angels to be sent to the attacker(s), and there removing dark matter and doing whatever is best to help the person(s) attacking you. Ben's Detachment 101 is a good overview. Plus, here's one of Ben's stories about what happened when he was attacked by entities attached to a troubled young man. In the story, you will also see that when the demons were removed, the young man became calmer and more rational. In another story I read in Guideposts magazine (or one of its sister magazines), a woman, perhaps inspired by God, successfully commanded her daughter's stalker to leave the house in the name of Jesus Christ. Remember, demons hate and fear Jesus, and if a person seems really capable of and intent on praying to Jesus and getting His help, the demons will more than likely flee. This applies to demons attached to a person -- they will try to take their vehicle (the person) with them if they can.

Note: Ideally a person can be cleansed of dark influences and he or she will become a kinder, calmer person. However, some people are deeply troubled and, until they can change from within, will continue to pick up nasty entities like a magnet. If you are not able to help such a person and that person is causing you harm, you may wish to consider cutting connections and avoiding him or her, at least until they start to change for real.

When I say "Pray for your attacker (only if safe)" I mean the following. It is possible for negative energy to attack through a prayer connection. If you feel vulnerable and unprepared to deal with a powerful attack, think about the other person as little as possible. Instead, focus on God. When you are firmly focused on God's goodness and love, then you may ask God to bless the other person, or if you are able, briefly think of the other person and allow God's love to flow to that person. Do not mentally dwell on the troubled person without first focusing on God.

The last one I add in particular for the case of living human attackers because it may well be that you live among sharks. Do you live in a terrible neighborhood? Do you work among cut-throat, dishonest people? Do you regularly interact with troubled people? Have you run afoul of a group of negatively-oriented people who dabble in the occult? If you have a choice, if you can afford to leave at all, or if you are not specifically called to work with and help the negative people, and especially if you are being overwhelmed by these attacks, you may wish to consider leaving by any means possible. Pray over it with the loving God and try to find the best solution -- perhaps the key is not to leave, but to gather the right allies, or to beautify the neighborhood, or to get your friends to start a prayer vigil ... who knows! The fact is, even if you are a rescuer type, if you find you are overwhelmed in your environs, something needs to change.

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Question: Why is the Light above our heads? Why isn't it someplace else?

Answer: It isn't always above, but it is for most people. If it doesn't appear above, then that implies that one's orientation is a bit skewed and should ideally be fixed. This has to do with our conception of "Up" (see Ben's seminar). "Up" often means such things as "build up," "help up," "improvement," "better," "greater." So, when someone says "spiritually look up," it also means look up in terms of spirit. What, spiritually, is purest, best, holiest, most beautiful, greatest? What do we find when we seek eternal improvement, betterment, building up, and the helping of each other? God. And so when we look up spiritually, we should perceive God's Light to be above.

Question: Why does God allow evil?

Answer: The most common theory is that it's a matter of free will. God does not want us to be automata. Thus, the choice must exit.

Question: What is a psychic attack?

Answer: A psychic attack can be considered the non-physical aspect of any attack (attempt to harm, hurt, deceive, coerce, destroy). Someone looking at you with malice is one minor form of it. A person who sucks away your energy through negative comments and negative energy (like a black hole of resentment or envy or neediness) is also engaging in a form of psychic attack. Someone casting a powerful, complex curse on you is a more dangerous form --- this sometimes leads to dark, destructive thought-constructs (thought-forms) lodging in your body and causing you harm. Some psychic attacks are the result of people who use their thoughts to affect yours --- sort of like a forced telepathy. The other major type of psychic attack are those by discarnate (body-less) entities, like those commonly called demons. They can use the attacks listed above, and they also may partially or completely enter your body and muck with your mind. Sometimes they can even take over ("possession"). I am most concerned with getting rid of discarnate attackers as well as curses, as these seem to be the most dangerous. (Blessings, on the other hand, are gifts of good will and energy, freely given, non-binding, non-demanding, constructive, healing, helpful, and beneficial.)

Question: How do I know if I'm under psychic attack???

Answer: Good question. This is part of our jobs: to learn to notice attacks. Some attacks masquerade as illness, and others as mental illness. You should always discuss any severe symptoms with a physician. Some subtle cues of psychic attack:

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