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Spirit attachment is defined in the simplest terms as a person who has an undesirable energy or an entity connected to them. This concept has been accepted by many shamans, esoteric philosophies, transpersonal psychology, and mediums for a long time – and due to the increase of mainstream exposure into paranormal investigations, it continues to be actively investigated and researched. Spirit attachments are a specific grouping of negative subtle energies which can vary in power, have different potential effects, and may be misdiagnosed as symptoms that can fit a number of other possible causes. We all have spirit attachments in different degrees.
Sometimes people are very worried that they can be possessed during the ayahuasca ceremony but people already have attachments of all kinds prior to arriving at a ceremony or retreat, and in our retreats they can learn the proper techniques to clean themselves and close the “cracks”. Cracks are openings in our energy body that can be caused by a variety of reasons, and the undesirable energies usually enter in these cracks. Most of the times people are unaware of their energy body and that is why this happens at an unconscious level. Possession or spirit attachment is happening all the time because unconsciously people are inviting and feeding these entities through their actions, habits, thoughts, and beliefs.
What creates a spirit attachment?
The reason it is so common to have attachments is because they enter our energy body after we have a trauma. Traumas create cracks or splits in our energy field, and we can lose soul fragments in that moment. The lower spirits enter in these moments of vulnerability if we are not protected or aware. This is very common and happens to almost everybody, so we need not feel ashamed or guilty for “allowing this to happen”, as we are unaware and this happens below our level of consciousness. Once we are aware and have the proper techniques, then we can take the actions required to free ourselves from these attachments.
Thoughts are vibrations and with your thoughts you attract entities that resonate. Thoughts affect the condition of the energy body. With your thoughts and projections, you are feeding entities. For example, gossiping, jealousy, addictions, control issues, victim complex, pornography, etc. All our bad habits and everything that causes an endless repetition of our unconscious pattern of behavior are connected to the lower chakras and by resonance we attract the same type of low energy entities.
The bad habit to look for a savior is one of the main causes of spirit attachment and possession. For the same reason, when people do rituals, assuming they are good, but without fully understanding that they are calling entities and opening portals. The antidote is to work in your shadow or dark side, being aware of your temptations. Even though it is very painful to feel like a victim, simultaneously you feel pleasure for a variety of reasons, like “being right”, “knowing the other person is evil”, etc.. It is a repetitive trap with no evolution. All of these bad habits are programs that need to come to our awareness and then we must see if we are ready to make the commitment to let them go.
Why is it so difficult to realize how we are inviting the attachments? It is because most people are so trapped that they don’t have perspective of the problem and also lack of knowledge. Most people don’t know anything about the entities in the spiritual world and how they need energy or food to survive. Or they don’t believe that they are the ones inviting these entities — it is easier to blame other people. It is a lot of work to connect to our higher centers of consciousness (when possible) because this process requires awareness and the correction of bad habits. To stay clean of attachments it is imperative to stop looking outside and stop projecting, and to take total responsibility of yourself.
Spirit attachments will use any crack in your aura or energy body. For example, if you are addicted to alcohol you will attract the earthbound spirit of somebody who was an alcoholic.
Healers, therapists, and shamans have the obligation to be clean and sealed in order to help others. But today some people call themselves a shaman or healer because they did a short course, and started working without the process of unveiling their own shadow. We all read stories about shamans or gurus abusing followers. They can do that because people are giving them the power instead of accepting the challenge to grow themselves. In the case of shamans, the initiation is not only to drink lots of ayahuasca, taking lots of plant baths and another shaman cleansing you. An initiation is to bring consciousness about your own patterns and behavior, and to take absolute responsibility in freeing yourself of addictions and bad habits. To be the owner of your mind and to consciously open or close the door to entities. And this process is endless, it is a constant work because it is so easy to fall asleep again — there is no “graduation” or “arriving at a destination” like we are accustomed to think of professional degrees. This work is a path, a vocation, a calling that demands humility and sobriety to truly know ourselves and the energies we are dealing with.
Common Symptoms of Spirit Attachment
The effects of spirit attachment vary in degrees – from barely perceptible to causing incapacity. Attached spirits may influence feelings and perceptions. Abusive voices are characteristic of lower spirits, and helpful spirits are attributed to spirit guides or a divine source.
Spirits only attach themselves to those who are willing and cooperative – and the willingness and cooperation most of the times happens within the deeper unconscious level. This is the reason why attachments happen to people with a lot of negative emotions and resentment, creating turmoil and disorder.
Especially empathic people need extra care and training because they are more open to these types of influences. Mediums use on purpose connections with entities for different purposes but they have to be well trained in order to channel or incorporate in a way that can be productive for themselves and others. This is the difference between a psychotic break and a medium channel: a clean medium brings coherent information that has the potential for productive results towards evolving ourselves.
Different types of spiritual attachments
Earthbound is the spirit of a dead person that didn’t leave this realm. One of the reasons a spirit can be earthbound is addictions; for example the spirit of a deceased drug addict will experience drugs through a living person that is using this drug.
Another example of earthbound can be a dead relative or somebody we loved that wants to stay “inside your energy body” or near you. For example, a dead grandmother who died thinking she still has to protect the grandchild, in this case a fragment of her soul will remain around. Sometimes can be the attachment of a soul fragment of a living person, for example a guru influencing our thoughts and behavior but only because with infatuation a person gave him/her permission.
Sometimes this attachment is a subpersonality or part of yourself that is dissociated from your main personality, like for example a rejected child perpetuating shame, resentment or feelings of abandonment. This is very typical when somebody says: “wherever I go I find the same type of people, the same problems”.
The workshop for breaking soul ties has effective techniques for releasing attachments from earthbound entities.
If you are obsessing with a certain thought, feeding this thought continuously will create a thought form that will attach to your aura or the aura of another person. Thought forms are bodies of energy and they are alive, and they feed on our energy like parasites. The power these thought parasites hold is within the hypnotic suggestions/commands they place into our minds. They create dramas, and if we choose to believe the drama, we are choosing unconscious ‘acting out’, over conscious progression.
Our thoughts and actions assist them when we do not practice self-possession. The key to their tactics are to fuel our mis-perceptions of ourselves and others, in order to create inner strife. Human error in perception and actions is our own doing, but their aim is to discourage us from correcting these mis-perceptions from within ourselves.
Thought parasites feed off our lower frequencies that are a match to theirs: jealousy, fear, greed, hate, hostility etc.
Contracts from Past or Parallel Lives
Contracts from former lives, whether created in a conscious or unconscious way, can be another source of possession. I don’t like to call them past lives because I believe we are multidimensional, and everything is happening now, parallely in different channels, but now. And the other channels are affecting this one. For example, if you were part of a cult and you made commitments that you are not fulfilling then you can be stalked by entities punishing you. In the same way, enemies from other lives may stalk you today.
Knowing about the contracts you can cancel them.
Other forms of attachments
Symptoms, like pain or tension in your body may be attachments, you may be carrying soul fragments of another person that is alive, for example an ex-boyfriend who abused you or
broke your heart, or a schoolmate who was bullying you and now is inside still torturing you.
Shamans talk about darts, which are made of bad intentions directed toward you in the form of an invisible dart in the energy body or in the aura. I also call them arrows or chips and they are made of astral energy. I teach people how to discover the cause of these invaders, their location, and to remove them. Sometimes it is also possible to remove the veils and discover who sent these parts to you. Energies can also be of non-human form, and of many different types.
In all cases, the most important thing to remember is that we have the power to clear any energy that is not belonging to us.
Spiritual possession is a form of PTSD, as the trauma that created the crack opens the door to more problems. After a traumatic situation you keep carrying the wound forever, OR till you apply the right technique to clear these loops.
We have several workshops where you can learn how to clear spirit attachments.
The process of clearing them from the energy field is known as Spirit Releasement
Visiting Spirit Vine Ayahuasca retreats in Brazil will give you an opportunity to connect with your essence at a deeper level – finding balance and re-establishing the connection with your higher self. Every aspect of the retreat is planned for you to achieve a state of harmony.
With more than 25 years of experience of shamanism and a multitude of other disciplines such as modified states of consciousness and trans-personal psychology Silvia Polivoy – the lead facilitator – will conduct unique workshops to select the best techniques to help and support you in the process of spirit releasement.
Author: Silvia Polivoy, Co-founder and facilitator at Spirit Vine