ALETHEIA LUNA: “The Dark Side of Spiritual Healing That No One Talks About”

Spiritual healing is generally considered to be something very positive.

I mean, what could be more uplifting than putting the two words “spiritual” and “healing” together? It’s like watching a puppy cuddle a kitten … or eating a triple-chocolate cake doused in melting caramel. It just feels wonderful and enchanting.

And don’t get me wrong. I love spiritual healing. I think it is absolutely essential on our inner journeys. In fact, if every single person in this world underwent spiritual healing, I think humanity and planet earth would be transformed forever. I believe that we could finally achieve the ideal of world peace.

But if you have been reading my work for a while, you’ll know that I’m not interested in focusing solely on the ‘love and light’ side of spirituality. I am a shadow worker. I love to plunge into the darkness and expose what is hidden. And today, we need to shine that torch on the dark side of spiritual healing.

But firstly …

What is Spiritual Healing?

Spiritual healing is the practice (and experience) of restoring, harmonizing and balancing our Spirit or Soul. There are many different approaches to spiritual healing. For example, some new age healing practitioners focus only on bringing balance to the etheric or non-physical energy field of the human body. Shamanic healers focus on restoring the soul and curing soul loss. And other holistic healers focus on unifying the body, heart, mind, and soul. Even psychologists and therapists are starting to incorporate spiritual healing into their work such as those operating in the depth and transpersonal fields of psychology.

Spiritual healing is also seen as a transcendental experience of reconnecting with our true nature. As author and teacher Shakti Gawain writes:

Spiritual healing occurs as we begin to consciously reconnect with our essential being — the wise, loving, powerful, creative entity that we are at our core.

 

The Dark Side of Spiritual Healing That No One Talks About

There’s a reason why no one talks about the dark side of spiritual healing. Number one, most people aren’t even aware that there’s a dark side. And if they are aware then number two: they are uncomfortable to face or confront it.

Here’s where I come in: your friendly neighborhood shadow worker. I will help to outline exactly how seeking for spiritual healing can be self-destructive and why. Sounds paradoxical, doesn’t it? Well here’s the thing, it is! Spiritual healing can feel like an enigma wrapped in a riddle, and I’ll explain why.

To be as short and succinct as possible, there are two dark twins of spiritual healing:

Spiritualized Resistance

The first dark twin is what I call spiritualized resistance.

What does spiritualized resistance mean? Basically, it means that sometimes we can use spiritual healing as an excuse to “get rid of” certain feelings, memories, and experiences that we’ve had.

What’s wrong with trying to banish or get rid of what we go through? It’s a form of resistance. And resistance leads to tremendous suffering. I’m talking anxiety, depression, anger, resentment, bitterness, the whole shebang.

I believe that everyone in the spiritual community needs to understand that trying to “heal” is not always about healing. In fact, often, healing is used as an excuse to deny, suppress, disown, or reject what we’re going through.

It is completely understandable to want to try and get rid of our suffering — particularly if we are exhausted and deeply wounded. But here’s the thing: desperately trying to heal can actually exacerbate your unhappiness and deepen your resistance to what’s happening, thereby preventing you from actually healing!

I will repeat that sentence again (read it slowly): desperately trying to heal can intensify your unhappiness and deepen your resistance to what’s happening, thereby preventing you from actually healing!

It is important for us to understand that true spiritual healing is about facing, acknowledging, exploring, and integrating what we are going through. It’s not about trying to escape our reality!

Dark Spiritual Teachers

The second dark twin is perpetrated by spiritual “healers” and practitioners who are aware — either on a conscious or unconscious level — of the first dark twin of spiritual healing. These teachers are aware of the addictive quality of the push-and-pull game of eternal self-improvement and they use it for their own self-gain.

I see this literally everywhere. It’s a sad thing to behold. It’s prevalent in people who believe they must pay big bucks to “manifest their desires,” keep their vibration high, and basically accumulate more and be more (as if who they are and what they have isn’t already enough). When does this getting and being more actually end? It’s an eternal cycle that leads to suffering.

Then, of course, you have the more sinister breed of spiritual teachers who appear divine and enlightened on the surface but are raging megalomaniacs underneath. A true spiritual teacher will always give your power back to you, but a false spiritual teacher will not only parade around wearing your codependency like a crown but will also actively encourage it. They will purport to have the power to “heal” all your issues and provide you with the “one true path” towards enlightenment, illumination, or Oneness. And if you believe them, you will be ensnared in a dangerous web of believing that someone outside of you can offer you salvation.

What is Authentic Spiritual Healing?

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.

~Akshay Dubey

 

I hope that during the course of this article, I have communicated myself clearly. Spiritual healing itself isn’t to blame, it is our mental approach towards spiritual healing.

When spiritual healing is used as a way to avoid, deny, suppress, and disown our issues through “spiritualized resistance” we are abusing its potential. And when spiritual healing is used as a dangling carrot by unethical and unwise spiritual teachers, then it is being desecrated.

What is authentic spiritual healing? True spiritual healing is about facing, acknowledging, exploring, and integrating what we are going through. It’s not about trying to escape our reality! It’s really as simple as that.

Just think of it this way: if you had a blistering sore oozing blood and puss … would you really achieve much by covering your eyes and pretending to ignore it? No. The pain and infection would still be there. Would you really heal by pretending the sore wasn’t yours or by making it someone else’s responsibility to look after? No. You’d still carry that sore with you everywhere. It wouldn’t go away any time soon. The only way to heal that blistering sore is to face it, accept it, and find ways of alleviating your suffering — not as a way of trying to escape your reality — but as a form of self-love. This, to me, is true spiritual healing.

So when it comes to spiritual healing, please be mindful of these traps and practice healthy caution. Critical thinking skills and radical self-honesty are so vital in this day and age.

I’ve been guilty of using spiritual healing as a way to try and escape my suffering before. As a person who has wrestled with anxiety for years, I have often fallen into the trap of trying to spiritually bypass my suffering through fluffy feel-good thinking or methods that promise to instantly “get rid” of anxiety. It doesn’t work. Trying to put a band-aid on a festering sore will only make it worse. Resisting your reality, even in a “spiritual” way, will only serve to deepen your suffering. The only way out is through. You need to go to the core and roots of your issues in order to heal them.

 

~via WakeUp-World.com

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CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Owning A Cat — Proven To Be Good For Your Health”

The cat is a furry, cute, fun, as well as an independent animal to watch. Also, there are some benefits proven by science which say that owning a cat will be good for the person’s overall health and well-being.

These are some of the benefits you can gain if you are a cat owner:

Lowered risks of heart diseases.

The risks of heart diseases will be lowered as there will also be lower stress levels. Some studies proved that being a cat owner will lower your risk of different heart disease problems, which include stroke.

According to one such study, a person that owns a cat has 30% fewer chances to die from stroke or heart attack than those that don’t own. Even though there is still the question if that is because of the cat or because often calmer individuals are the ones that love to own a cat.

Purring has a therapeutic healing ability on the human muscles or bones.

Despite the fact that purring is considered as one of the best and most comforting sounds in the whole world, it was also connected with some therapeutic ability of healing on the human muscles and bones for a long time.

According to some studies, the frequencies in 18 and 35HZ range actually have some positive effects on the joint mobility at a time after some injury. The purr of a cat also creates some positive vibrations at frequencies of 20 to 140HZ, hence placing the noise within the area of healing.

People will have a better sleep in the presence of a cat.

According to a few studies, people will have quite improved sleep in the presence of a cat, instead of another human companion. And not just that, but they prefer that. Such findings have been confirmed by the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine.

According to it, about 41% of the people claimed that they had a better sleep as a result of the pet they own, and just 20% of them said that it often leads to some disturbances.

When a man owns a cat, a woman will feel more attracted to him.

According to certain researches which were conducted by Dr. June McNicholas, who is also a lead pet researcher, when a man owns a cat, a woman will feel more attracted to him.

A huge 90% of those women that are single perceived men owning cats or some other pets nicer, as well as more caring, instead of the ones that don’t own any.

Triggering the release of some calming chemicals.

When a person has a cat in his or her presence, it is going to activate the releasing of some calming or relaxing chemicals in their body, which will lower anxiety and stress levels. So, petting is considered to have to relax and also calming effects.

A lesser likelihood of allergies in children below one year.

The National Institutes of Health has released one study in 2002 which has discovered that those kids that are under the age of one, and who were also exposed to cats, have a lesser likelihood of developing different types of allergies.

This exposure to pet early in their life will protect them against not just allergies to pets, but a lot of other kinds of frequent allergies like the ones to mites, dust, grass or ragweed.

Watching cat videos will make you happy.

The simple act of watching cat videos will make you feel more satisfied and happier. One study which included more than 7,000 participants, conducted by the Indiana University Bloomington, has discovered that simply watching videos of cats is going to boost the energy, as well as positive feelings and emotions of viewers, while also decreasing the negative ones.

When a person owns a cat, it is excellent for the entire environment.

If you own a cat, it means that it is quite better for your environment. One study from 2008 has discovered that all the resources which are needed to feed one dog during his lifetime will create similar eco-footprint just like those of a Land Cruiser.

On the other hand, cats eat less, so they have such the approximate carbon footprint of a smaller hatchback.

Helping people to cope with some loss.

When a person owns a cat, it is going to help him or her cope better with some loss, as well as recover for a short time from it. They are like some type of social support at hard times.

A person can simply talk to eat more easily than with someone else, and tell his or her cat everything as it will never respond or even judge him as humans do.

Those that own cats are smart individuals.

Most often, those that own cats are smart individuals. In fact, it is not actually the cat which makes them smarter, but it is because those people work for longer periods of time, and as cats do not require a lot of attention as dogs do, they are an excellent choice for busy people.

Fulfilling the need of a companion.

Cats will simply fulfill the person’s need of companionship, as one Austrian research from 2003 discovered. According to it, owning a pet, often cats, in your home is actually an emotional equivalent to an emotional partner.

Cats save lives.

Cats are also well-known for saving lives. So, having an animal which can actually save your life in a certain situation may come in handy.

 

Photo by Ascension Avatar

“Oliver”

Photographed November 7, 2018

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Are You Suffering From Post-Narcissist Stress Disorder?”

Ascension Avatar note: This brought a chuckle, but I suppose it would be no laughing matter for those who have experienced it (I’ve always kept narcissists out of my life…).

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Post Narcissist Stress Disorder or PSND affects those who have just managed to extricate themselves from a relationship with a narcissist. It is very much like PTSD.

PSND can be easily triggered by even the smallest thing the sufferer associates with the narcissist, be it a familiar smell or sound or taste.

Three major symptoms of PNSD:

1. Intrusive memories of the narcissist

Sometimes people suffering from PNSD are unexpectedly faced with triggers that send them into a nightmarish flashback about some incident with the narcissist.

They being to relive painful moments that involve narcissistic rage and other traumatic memories without being able to stop themselves.

Sometimes they begin to doubt their own sanity. Long periods of abuse may have conditioned them into believing that they are lacking in something.

They suffer nightmares and often have difficulty rebuilding their confidence in themselves.

2. Avoidance and emotional numbing

If you’re suffering from PNSD, you might begin to actively keep away from society and the things you once loved to do.

You’ll try your best to not dwell on the narcissist who hurt you. You’ll begin to feel like your mind is numb to all emotions.

Some try to overcome their issues by overusing recreational drugs or sedatives. Others might repress bad memories and have trouble focusing on even the simplest day to day tasks.

Forming new emotional connections will be hard and you might prefer to just hide yourself away from the world.

3. Anxiety and increased emotional volatility

Sufferers become very volatile and are prone to fits of irritability and rage while at the same time suffering from overpowering guilt which they try to hide.

Some may gaslight themselves (i.e., they begin to question every little action and memory and somehow bring all the blame onto themselves).

Insomnia, hyperventilation, hypervigilance, paranoia and distrust are also common symptoms.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

LAURA EISENHOWER: “Our Spiritual Immune System”

“We need to come together and cultivate the innocence of a child, the wisdom of an Elder, the intent of a Warrior, the maturity of a true seeker, the humility of a gentle Soul — so we can integrate and purify body, heart, emotion, mind & life-force, which connects with the inner and outer Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Aether…”

~Laura Eisenhower

 

The Immune system cures disease in the physical body but requires support. We interact with the environment and take things into us, so we have to do things to support our immune system — On a humanity and Spiritual immune system level, that translates into self-love, divine truth; our Unity, mutual Love and respect and willingness to grow and heal together…. This takes out the parasitic forces, the disease in our World… It transmutes toxins too and neutralizes dark weaponry…

I am not pretending I have all the answers here, so I am just sharing for those this resonates with and for anyone else if they want to read ~

The Earth is filled with amazing herbs, foods, plants, flowers, greens, crystals, stones, barks, roots, clays, salts, ocean plasma minerals and all the medicine we need to be healthy. Why we run to something outside of the Earth and our own Spirit connection, is because we are lacking true community amongst one another and we haven’t learned all that is fully available and what we can do for one another to be liberated beings…

We need to hold space for one another in our growths and transformations and share our thoughts, research, information, inspirations and knowledge — without coercion or the need to be Guru or Master ~

It is okay to know we don’t have to be perfect to be loved and we don’t have to run away to be saved or give our power away either — We need to come together and cultivate the innocence of a child, the wisdom of an Elder, the intent of a Warrior, the maturity of a true seeker, the humility of a gentle Soul — so we can integrate and purify body, heart, emotion, mind & life-force, which connects with the inner and outer Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Aether…

 

~via TheEarthPlan.com

VEIL OF REALITY: “Love Bite Plus — Panel Discussion on Paranormal Interferences In Human Love Relationships”

Ascension Avatar note: Got 3+ hours to burn? I certainly didn’t, but thankfully, have never allowed anyone or anything into my life describing this scenario… and never will!

By Bernhard Guenther

We have completed a 3 hour and 22 minute Panel Discussion on The Love Bite and The Dark Side of Cupid topic (October 17th, 2015). This is the most comprehensive discussion yet available on the internet on the theme of paranormal interference in human love relationships.

  • Panel Discussion participants:
 Eve Lorgen, James Bartley, Laura Leon, Bernhard Guenther, Carissa Conti, Tom Montalk, Arella Eliora.

We covered many topics, shared our experiences, research, pathways towards healing, protection and much more.


Discussion Bulletin Points:

  • The history of how the term “alien love bite” came about.
  • The alien love bite and the Dark Cupid “love bite” symptoms.
  • The targeting aspect of Dark Side of Cupid connections.
  • Obsessive aspect of the love bite, love and drug attachment extremes.
  • How the love bite can trigger life threatening conditions.
  • How ETs/aliens handlers keep us in states of prolonged isolation where emotional needs go unmet, thus setting us up for love bite relationships.
  • Trust issues, intimacy issues as a result of abduction histories.
  • The inverse of the Love Bite—disrupting true love and how its not unusual for truth seeking abductees.
  • How others connected to the “abductee” can be manipulated to keep the abductee from awakening.
  • The Predator vs Prey set up in Love Bite/Dark Cupid.
  • One of the persons, the “prey victim” is usually more spiritually evolved because essentially they are being targeted.
  • How the Predator in the duo tends to have Narcissistic traits or personality disordered. How the predator can mirror our needs so well. Sexual attraction high. How both the Predator and the Prey are both empathic and psychic.
  • How it feels like one is under a spell and the “red flags” of true intuition get overridden.
  • How some people are groomed to be addicts of love.
  • How the predator types are acting like “organic portals”, puppet people and are very destructive. Some predators are possessed by high level entities and demons, psychic vampires.
  • Many victims of the DSOC were literally targeted by sorcerers, “hosts” for inter dimensional entities.
  • How true soul sparks or Twin Flame true love partners will be targeted to be set up in counterfeit “twin flame love bites” so that they don’t meet the real soul mate partner. How to tell if its a real twin flame versus the imposter love bite.
  • Many online Twin Flame web sites, forums, gurus are actually part of the parasite/predator program to keep and ensnare people in love bites. How difficult it is to “deprogram” people from the belief in their twin flame when the red flags of a love bite are glaring at them. Denial.
  • Cult leaders especially dangerous and often are hosted by parasitic beings who encourage and set up love bites in masse. (octopus head feeders)
  • The feelings of when your own intuition is being overridden, like you are in a trance but somehow just “go along with it”.
  • Our bodies can react with psychosomatic symptoms when we have invasive negative energy beings invading our energy bodies. Dark beings should be incompatible with our frequency hence unusual physical symptoms or pain.
  • Sexual interaction the most potent form of energy transfer between two people and with entities.
  • Some fractured people are groomed to be “empty vessels” and puppets for mind control agendas that may play out in love bite scenarios.
  • False timeline reality creation, through “black magic like” rituals can bring in dark beings, and cause a true destiny distortion, and a love bite instead of “true love”.
  • Love spells can yield love bites.
  • Solar plexus chakra affected in many love bites, where our will is weakened
  • Childhood wounding can contribute to vulnerability to love bites, and also be the source of great learning and healing.
  • Drug use can open one up to entity possession, unhealed wounds, fracturing of personality.
  • Narcissists and entity possession often go hand in hand.
  • How the narcissist uses blame, projection, shame, guilt and punishing tactics.
  • How you cannot rationally communicate to a narcissist because they twist, blame, shame and project so much it’s futile. Just disengage.
  • Healing discussion in love bite situations.
  • Self-awareness and self-correction necessary to re connect with spirit and intuition.

 

~via HowToExitTheMatrix.com