Ever labelled a person evil or demonic because there’s just something about them you don’t mesh with?
I know you have because I have too. I’ve leapt to a convenient spiritual reason for my discomfort, preferring to focus on them. The old idea of “attachments” comes in very handy for this. And while we’re here admitting cringey stuff, I’ve even dismissed them as simply not as ‘evolved’.
I’m cringing as I write, but it’s true. So easy to label someone else because they’re showing something up in us that’s uncomfortable.
There’s no demonic entities, in this world or the next.
They don’t exist.
But what does exist is our very human desire to want to place things that are uncomfortable as far away from us as possible. We’ve seen it in the world. It happens in the spiritual world too. And it’s time to stop that.
Labelling something as demonic or evil is just another way of not taking responsibility for our own stuff. And there’s a great phrase for it: spiritual bypassing.
Spiritual bypassing is where we’d rather give something a very spiritual term to avoid actually dealing with the messiness of spiritual growth, of personal growth, of actually looking a little deeper.
Calling someone narcissistic, demonic or evil is spiritual bypassing. Looking beyond the label might turn up something even scarier: A self reflection. Perhaps it might be something about our own selves that we’d rather not examine, but allowing that moment of discomfort will open new doors.
That is the way to spiritual growth.
If you want psychic ability, if you want to be able to read for others, if you want to connect to the unseen world, then guess what? You’re going to do it through your own soul.
How are you going to front up for somebody if you can’t front up for yourself?
All of those things go into that big umbrella called spiritual growth, personal development. That’s where the secret is. If you want more of the psychic goodies, go there first.
That’s where the gems are.