We all have them. It really doesn’t matter if it is a person, a place or a thing. We all have attachments. I get very attached to the people I love. That does not mean that I try to insert myself into their lives on a daily basis. They do them. I do me. But the feelings I have run deep and the attachment is very much there. If anything bad happens to them I feel it in my bones. I have often said that people can do whatever they dare to me, but if they come anywhere near someone I love they will have to deal with my wrath, the fury of which can only be described as Biblical in proportions.
I attach to my animal friends as well. They are important to me. Although I don’t put up with misbehaviour from them, I love them deeply. I also love them so much that if they get ill and will not be having a pleasant time on this earth, I compassionately put them down. Then I take a few weeks or months to pull myself together about the loss. I remember one time seeing my dog being beaten by a neighbour boy. He was hitting it with a stick. It was yelping and screaming and in agony. I was about nine years old. I disarmed the boy and pummelled him to within an inch of his life. He never has, to my knowledge, gone after another animal. He now knows what it feels like. I am not bragging here. I am not proud of the fact that I beat a kid senseless, even if he was almost twice my size. At that age, witnessing such violence against a poor defenceless animal brought out a fury in me that was completely out of my control. I don’t even remember who it was that pulled me off of him. Nonetheless, the kid survived. Our dog, however…it took some serious wounds.
I am also attached to my car. I know that it sounds ridiculous to be attached to a car. But I am. I have never felt attached to any other vehicle in my life…or at least not in the same way. I have bought numerous vehicles over the span of my life. Some were complete duds. Some were really awesome. My 1969 Chrysler 300 was one that fell into that category. Yet, once I had to let it go, I let it go. I guess it doesn’t help that I name my vehicles. Each one, to me, has a spirit and communicates things to me as I am driving. I hear when something is slightly off in the engine. I may not know what that something is, but I can describe the sound to my mechanic with precision and he is able to immediately know what the issue is. I feel when the wheels are ever-so-slightly out of alignment. I don’t know if it is because I am extremely sensitive, or if it is because I have a deep underlying fear of being stranded on a road, but I notice things immediately. My current vehicle is the first one in a long time that I was able to purchase outright with cash in hand. My insurance money covered the bill. And I needed a vehicle. I was actually shopping for my daughter’s first car when I found this one. I was, at first, hoping that she would choose this vehicle instead of the one she really wanted. They both had excellent ratings. But as we talked over lunch about the two of them she explained that the one I liked was an awesome car, it was just that it felt way too big for her because she was used to smaller, more compact cars. Okay. I got that. So I said to her, “I think we are going about this all wrong.” “What do you mean?” she asked. I replied, “We are trying to decide between the two when actually I just need to buy BOTH of them.” So I did. She was shocked, but I did. And the vehicle that I was driving at the time was a perfect upgrade for my older kid who was needing to find something much better than the one that was being used. So it all worked and and we all got new, to us, cars.
There are other kinds of attachments that are around us that are not so noticeable. These are the kinds of attachments that I was wanting to write about in the first place. But I thought that I would hook you, the reader, in with a couple of anecdotes and then slip this in on the sly. Smart, eh?
The other kind of attachments to which I refer are those of the more spiritual variety. Most people who are not “gifted” can’t see or feel them. Those of us who are definitely can. And although others cannot perceive them, these attachments have some not-so-great consequences for us in our lives. The human eye can only perceive a fraction of what is on the light spectrum. This is why so much stuff slips by the common person undetected. But those of us with strong third eye chakras can see stuff that others are unable to see.
When I see attachments it can vary in terms of what they look like. Mostly they are simply shadow figures that are feeding on the energy system of the person to whom they are attached. When these are swept off of the person’s energy system and led into the Light, they are healed. Sometimes they return in other forms, such as Spirit Guides and Power Animals and such. Sometimes they move on to other things. But they are, nonetheless, healed. After the disengagement of the attachment from the energy system, a person will feel lighter, calmer, more peaceful and more strong. With them still attached, the person can feel anxiety, fear, rage, sorrow, fatigue and so on. So it is always a relief when they are disengaged from the energy system.
Some of the attachments will also be in the form of Spirit Guides, Power Animals, Ancestral Spirits and so on. These tend to be a much more positive and life-affirming type of attachment. They are not feeding on the energy system in any way. They are simply there to help, guide and protect the person as they walk their earth walk now in this lifetime. Those ones are more than welcome to stay. I cannot tell you how often people will acknowledge to me that their grandmother or grandfather are watching over them. It happens. Sometimes that relationship is not a positive one, however, and because of the toxic link one to the other the attachment is also a toxic one. So that is an instance where the attachment must be disengaged to free the person from its influences.
There are also entities that will attach and influence people that are not related at all. For example, there was a dark entity that was summoned by a practitioner of (shall we say) black arts, who was sent to dis-empower an ancestor of a friend of mine. It turned out that this was something that was commissioned to last for 5 generations. The family had befallen one tragedy after another and experienced devastation on a multitude of levels, and they were only 3 generations in on this “contract” that they, themselves, did not sign up for. When we tracked the culprit and realised that it was a multi-generational hex that involved a dark entity, then we knew what we were dealing with and could take appropriate measures to vanquish it from their family line. Since then they have not had any problems with any of the stuff that was previously repeating itself….generation after generation.
That is a fairly extreme example of a negative attachment. As we become familiar with the characteristics of most unwanted attachments, we learn how to detect them, even if we cannot see them. The more skilled one gets at detecting these influences the less influence they will have as we will be able to “nip it in the bud”, so to speak. There are several ways of doing this, but I am not going to go into that right now. For now I will mention that it is wise to smudge yourself frequently through the week, and if you are overly sensitive to sage or incense smoke, you can also use Holy Water in mist form to mist yourself down. Any water that has been blessed or that comes from a Holy Well is considered to be Holy Water. There are options galore for that, and it does not necessarily have to be blessed only by a Catholic Priest, as many would believe. Blessed water can be blessed by any mystic and magical practitioner. It can even be blessed by yourself with the proper preparations.
For example, before blessing the water, it is a good practice to charge the water in the sunlight and moonlight for a 24 hour period in a clear glass sealed container, like a masonry jar. This way the water is energised with the energy of the light of the Sun and Moon. So it would make sense to do this when the moon is at its optimal power, during a full moon phase. A new moon phase won’t accomplish the same thing at all. It is also good to use filtered water, as it should be as pure as possible. Even water from a Holy Well can be filtered to reduce contaminants. Do not, however, use reverse osmosis water, as that water is dead.
Once it has been charged, you can bless the water. Now, there are multitudes of ways to do this. It is best to find the way that works for YOU. I often will simply hold the vessel of water and ask that it be blessed by Spirit. I work with the Medicine Wheel, so I usually do this at the wheel. Then I hold the vessel in the centre of the wheel and feel the blessing take place, which is like an energy current that runs through the vessel which I can feel in my hands. I often see a shaft of light that beams down on the vessel of water as this is happening. Voila! Water is now Holy Water.
And yes, it is always good to have a shaman clear your energy of any unwanted attachments. Some of them may be more complicated than just a smudge or holy water will help release. So always call on an expert if those things don’t work.