This Body Ain’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us
Posted by Diana Murdock
All I know is that it wasn’t him. If Hollywood was to turn that moment into a movie, his eyes would have morphed into glowing orbs of red and his protests mutated into an ancient language long forgotten to the human race.
He wasn’t behaving like my son, or like anyone else I knew for that matter. My 12-year-old had an addiction.
My request to “Step away from the Xbox nice and easy like” brought about a change in him similar to what I would expect if I took a needle away from a junkie – which I suppose is very close to what this was.
Apparently I’m not alone in this. This video of a boy getting bent out of shape while playing with his Gameboy probably hits home for a lot of mothers and fathers of gamers:
Okay, a little over the top maybe, but you get my point. According to Dr. Donald Hilty, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, studies “suggest that when you stop a high-intensity activity, you might not be the same as usual.” Bottom line is that the high-intensity of most video games interferes with the normal flow of the body.
Since most of the studies are still in the preliminary stages, I’m going to hit this from a different angle. Ready?
In doing research for a young adult paranormal novel I am writing, I found a plausible answer to my own question, “What the hell got into him?”
Most of us are familiar with auras, the bio-magnetic energy field that surrounds each one of us, but how many of us know that illness, emotional or physical distress, negative thought patterns, or substance abuse (drugs, alcohol, and even video games) can actually weaken and damage our auras, possibly opening us up to spiritual attachments?
A spiritual attachment is the mental or physical attachment of an entity to another person. The most common attachments are with earthbound spirits that stick around this earthly plane for reasons that include its inability to let go after death, an addiction that is carried on after its death, or to support a loved one.
How many times have you seen someone do a complete 180 flip in personality when they’ve been drinking, PMSing, or just beat down from exhaustion, only to see the behavior disappear when balance is restored? Sure, the whole physical/chemical reaction could be taking place, but it also makes sense to me that if a person’s aura is damaged by drinking, for example, and an entity is able to slide by the person’s defenses, basically slipping into the driver’s seat, there’s not much to stop the spirit from overshadowing the desires of the host body – at least until the host body is strong enough to take control again.
This isn’t to say that all spirit attachments are of the bad sort. From what I understand, most are neither good nor bad. They merely are shifting in and out of our existence trying to experience a more tangible life.
Now what really caught my attention was the part about the entities that have “an addiction that is carried on after its death.” After seeing on more than one occasion my son displaying the typical signs of addiction withdrawal when he stopped playing Xbox – irritation and restlessness, inability to focus – coupled with that crazed look in his eyes whenever he played, I called in an expert – a woman who specialized in spiritual cleansing.
In the name of research, I gave her permission to clear my son’s spiritual space of any possible entities. I didn’t give her a whole lot of information, just that I needed her to go snooping around and see what she could find. What she did report finding was, indeed, an attachment – a gentleman who has died with his own addiction and was continuing that legacy through my son. Apparently this lost soul had been hanging around my son for some time. She told me the next day that she had the spirit detached and escorted to the other side, finally releasing him from this vibration.
And did this work? I’d have to say yes, but I must confess that I wasn’t taking any chances. I sold the Xbox.
So what about you? Have you ever looked into a loved one’s eyes and just got the sense that someone else looked out at you? Has a friend’s mannerism or personality shifted when they were at their weakest or under a lot of stress, only to return back to normal when they were balanced? Better yet, have you ever felt a shift within you? I know I’ve had those days when I felt so…so…not me, to the point that I couldn’t even stand to be around myself!
So, let me know what you think! I’d love to hear what you’ve experienced.
About Diana MurdockCalifornia-grown, writer of contemporary and YA paranormal with enough energy to write, raise two boys, run, and dream.
Posted on August 1, 2011, in spiritual attachment and tagged aura, aura tears, Diana Murdock, Diana Murdock's blog, earthbound spirits, paranormal, spiritual attachment, spiritual detachment, video games, Xbox. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.