Compassionate Spirit Release, Spirit Clearing
What is Possession?
You are made of energy; most of your 'matter' is empty
Because of this, another being's energies can become
entangled and enmeshed in your energy field.
This is called possession; the state of having another
being's energies in or attached to your energy field.
Spirit Possession is a common, natural
un-desirable phenomenon that happens to
ordinary people like you and me all over the world,
all the time.
A being who becomes entangled in your energy field can
overshadow your behavior and cause actions, thoughts, and
memories that don't feel like they belong to us. This is
called "possession sickness".
If you have an attached possessing being,
you might notice any or all of the following signs of
possession and possession sickness:
The possessing spirit is usually a human spirit who did
not cross into the Divine Light when the time was right
-- and is now trapped here, likely without knowing who
or where they are or what has happened to them.
A possessing spirit may have attached to you or to
someone you know for merely the comfort and benefits
that a living body provides, and most commonly for the
life force that you are providing.
Both you and the
possessing spirit are suffering because of this.
Possession by such a suffering being can cause you
physical, emotional and spiritual damage as the
possessing spirit uses your energy. The possessing being
doesn't belong in your energy field, and you as the
possessed person suffer from the overshadowing and
energy drain that the being brings to you.
Who are the possessing beings?
In Judaic thought, possession by a wandering human
soul is called a 'Dybbuk' which is a lost, wandering
Christianity confines itself to thinking of possession
as by 'evil spirit', which implies that there then must
be an exorcism, a casting-out. I do not subscribe to
this philosophy of non-compassionate use of force to
'heal' one party in favor of another; when there is
possession, there are two suffering parties.
Reading about the dybbuk phenomenon has taught me that
this kind of possession can be 'no fault', that is, it
can just happen if time and place coincide; there is no
'evil' involved at all.
Possessing spirits can be the spirits of animals, land
spirits, guardians of places, deities, and mythical
beings. Possession can be simple, or it can be complex.
Mostly, these spirits are lost, confused and curiously
unaware of their present situation. In most instances
they are trapped and can't manage to find a way out of
our energy fields. They need help just like you do.
is a link to a totally fascinating article about
possession by human and non-human spirits after the
2011 tsunamis in Japan.
a more extensive survey about what other cultures and
religions believe about possession and about who the
possessing beings are.
On her website, my teacher, Betsy Bergstrom says
These suffering beings may live off of
a personís energy and influence them in a variety of
ways. Illness, depression, phobias, emotional
problems, substance abuse, suicidal tendencies and
other issues may be in part due to the influence or
overshadowing of beings that have attached to the
client. These possessing beings are often people
whose own death experience has become compromised in
such a way that they did not successfully make their
own journey to the Light. Compassionate Depossession
is a humane therapy that benefits both the client
and the attached suffering being, even if that
suffering being is reluctant to cross into the
Light. The compassionate healing embedded in this
practice insures that a possessing spirit becomes
unable to return to the host or to anyone else.
Some Signs and
Symptoms of Possession Sickness
- You have low energy levels for no
- You have character shifts or mood
swings, especially when you are tired or caught
- You have inner voice(s) speaking to
- You find yourself abusing drugs
- You have impulsive behavior that is
out of character
- You have memory problems or memories
that aren't yours
- You have poor concentration and
- You have a definite sense of there
being a 'before' and 'after', of things having
changed at some point for you, maybe suddenly
- You have had sudden anxiety or
depression which has not responded well to
- You experience sudden onset of
physical problems with no obvious cause; i.e.
changes in your vision or hearing
- You are experiencing physical
discomfort that has no discoverable cause and/or
for which no traditional treatment can shift
- You are experiencing paranormal
phenomena: moving objects, unexplainable
noises, you have electrical phenomena in your home
(things turning on and off without you
- You may be having an emotional and/or
physical reaction to reading this list
One example of possession sickness I have seen in
my own practice is a client who came to me saying that
he thought he had acquired someone else's memories: he
would see a movie or go to a place that he *knew* he'd
never seen or been to, and yet he had memories of. We
were able to clear this being in a beautiful and loving
way, simultaneously clearing the effects this being had
been exerting in his life.
What is Compassionate Depossession?
It is an effective and loving method of
clearing possessing beings from your home or from your
personal energy field.
Compassionate Depossession makes sure that the
possessing spirit can not come back; it's a one-way
It is gentle and non-coercive for all beings
involved; it is entirely accomplished by very powerful
heart-centered, Divine Beings of Transition who have
been doing this work lovingly for countless millennia.
My job is to create the right and beautiful
circumstances in which the transition can occur. I do
this in such a way that everyone is healthier
at the end of the day.
Every being is made of Light, and to the Light we all
must return. This completely natural transition is
inevitable and it is our destiny; Light calls to
What Compassionate Depossession Is Not
Compassionate Depossession is not exorcism. In
exorcism, a spirit is "cast out" but not dealt with
beyond that point. Pause a moment and ask yourself,
"Where do these spirits go after an exorcism?"
Historical accounts tell us that exorcised spirits who
have not been given a good transition hang around and
are then free to possess others. Or are free to
possess you again. A very important component
of Compassionate Depossession is the assurance
that the spirit has crossed into the Light and is
not free to come back and possess anyone else.
Compassionate Depossession is not violent, nor is it
frightening; in my experience it is one of the most
beautiful forms of shamanic healing that I do.
Self-Help in the Meantime
If you think you might have a possessing
spirit and you can't get to me right away for a
session of compassionate depossession, do the
following two things right away:
- Use the following guided
imagery meditation to fill yourself with the
energies of your True Self. You will
be strengthened from the inside and there will be
no voids in your energy system for other spirits
or energies to take up residence in.
- Invite Sacredness wherever you
are right now. Opening sacred space
can be a very powerful way for you to begin to
protect yourself and reclaim your own power. Use
this beautiful invocation and invitation of
sacredness by my teacher, Betsy Bergstrom.
I use something very similar in my sessions.
The True Self Guided Meditation is easy and relatively
quick, deep and powerful. It is remarkably refreshing.
To experience the True Self guided meditation (varying
styles and lengths to choose from below), you are
invited to use one of these gadgets or click on a link
for a playable audio file.
The True Self meditation is the work of shamanic
teacher and practitioner Betsy Bergstrom,
given to her by her helping spirits. These audio
versions are merely my voiced understanding of that
work. I recommend using one of the long versions
linked to above both at the beginning and the end of
Possession can be perplexing for you and can bring
unwanted experiences into your daily life. Possession
sickness is a very natural phenomenon - though not
desirable - that shamans all over the world deal with
on a regular basis. With the loving assistance of the
Middle World healing spirits, possessing beings are
guided to receive their birthright, to move on into
the Divine Light which is the ultimate heritage and
resting place of us all.
My firm belief is that all beings come from God ("by
things were made"), the Creator, the Great Spirit, and
to this Source all things return. This means that the
Light of the Creator is in all things; Light calls to
Light, and that is the principle on which I work. My
goals are that the separation of suffering being from
your energy field be gentle, trauma-free,
compassionate, and filled with love. I and my Helping
Spirits work for a "win-win-win" situation for all beings
If you have peculiar symptoms that have not resolved,
come and go, or that you suspect might be the result
of a possession suffering being, please
contact me for a consultation. It is my utter
joy and privilege to do this work.