In The Light – The Problem With Naming Evil

Hello dear readers!

I hope this finds you well. I have noticed in various metaphysical, holistic and new-age articles that the terms “evil ones” and “dark energies” are being used and thrown around quite a bit. This is troublesome for several reasons. Firstly, what does evil love more than anything? FEAR. Naming evil or dark energy gives it more reality, not less. I am not a Pollyanna type though that will claim there is no evil or darkness that exists. In a world where the majority of people are according to the spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle are in the grip of lower mind or ego and are therefore quite “insane,” it is easy to see the destruction that selfishness, greed and other lower emotions create in our world every day. We certainly don’t have to look very far!

What troubles me about some of these discussion is the lack of personal responsibility that they imply. I actually saw an advertisement on Facebook recently by a well-known holistic healing expert that stated, “Are you constantly tired or depressed? You could be under the influence of dark forces.” Well, you could also have a medical and/or emotional problem too. That really struck me as sounding very “dark ages” in its tone. I learned about this recently in a college course about how the mentally ill were considered demon-possessed, surprisingly not as many years ago as we might expect.

On another note, as a spiritual practitioner I have encountered beings of this nature and in my personal experience, can attest that they do exist. As an empath I do not do spirit releasement work as I do not have the constitution for it, but I certainly recognize its importance. Several years ago a client case was brought to my attention. There was a young woman that had been diagnosed as suffering from several acute and severe mental illnesses and had been heavily medicated which was exacerbating her symptoms considerably. A colleague of mine who is a professional healer and intuitive felt this woman had been misdiagnosed.

We did a group reading and healing on the woman and discovered that she had not one but many entity attachments to her, resultant of her years of drug and alcohol abuse. My colleagues performed entity releasement work and she was placed in follow-up care along with continued mental health treatment. It took several months to get her in a stable, healthy state but it was done. Of course not everyone that is mentally ill has entity attachments, there are those that have genetic and/or organic syndromes as well. Each person/case must be looked at and treated individually.

In these accelerated times, it is evident that many of us are manifesting quickly and more easily than before. It has also become a widely-held belief that what we focus on we create more of, with the popularity of Abraham-Hicks, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra who are all echoing the same powerful teachings to us.

What is darkness but an absence of the light? The wonderful and wise Lama Khensur Rinpoche explained to me that if I am having an issue with energies that I perceive to be harmful, I must work on my own consciousness first and foremost to attain a state of being that is impervious to illusion.

Blessings of love and light to you this day.

Rev. Irma Kaye Sawyer



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Rev. Irma Kaye Sawyer

Rev. Irma Kaye Sawyer is an akashic records reader, interfaith minister, intuitive counselor, energy healing practitioner and writer. She currently resides in Laguna Hills, California. Irma has been involved in the holistic healing arts community as a practitioner and teacher since 1992.

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