(A new chapter from the new book Managing Your Spiritual Companions in serial format
We have all heard of spiritual possession where a being takes control of someone and makes them behave in strange ways. This is not only a favorite topic of paranormal fiction, but it is happening around you almost every day. Talk to your friends about politics or religion and you will often see a different personality emerge. Talk to a parent about their child’s dating habits and your will see the same.
Possession is a matter of degree. There are instances where a person comes home from a hospital as an entirely different person. This is an instance where a strong being takes complete control of the body and banishes the original spirit so that it does not appear again. In the majority of cases however, a being will move to the forefront and take control in a time of stress and then subside when the threat is over.
When a person learns to manage their spiritual companions, the transfer of control from one set of beings to another is a smooth and hand-off under the direction of the being in charge. When you drive a car over a well known route, you generally do not pay attention to the minute details of the drive while it is occurring. Someone is carefully maneuvering the car and only returning control to you when needed. You are probably thinking ahead to the upcoming events of the day while your car is moving down the highway.
This is completely different than what happens when you are negotiating a strange dirt road in the dark. In this instance, you are paying attention to every detail of the drive and are totally focused on staying safely in the middle of the road.
Some people focus on what they are doing to the extent that they are aware if anything is attempting to distract them. Living a focused life allows you to produce effects exactly as you intend them.
Other people tend to operate in multitasking mode. They work with music blaring or with the TV on. They claim they can split their attention and still get work done, but anyone observing them will see that they are not putting their attention fully on what they should be doing. I have the feeling their spiritual companions are watching the TV and listening to music and whoever is doing the work is being distracted to some extent. Essentially, the spirits are taking control of actions and only a little attention is being paid to what work needs to be done.
This acts as a distraction for any intentions and negatively affects the final result. If all of your spiritual companions are focused on getting something done, the combined intention and attention will cause the desired effect to manifest without fail.
If various groups of your spiritual companions are focused on different things, there can be no unified intention and your indifferent results will show your dispersal.
If you do one thing at a time, you will do it well. If you let your spiritual companions run without supervision, you will be surprised where you will end up. Managing your spiritual companions is not optional. A well-drilled team will always outperform a mob. Managing spirits means that you are in possession and it is your will that is being done.
There is an old proverb that still applies. Possession is nine-tenths of the law, meaning that ownership is easier to maintain if one has possession of something, or difficult to enforce if one does not. Stay in charge of your spiritual companions and all will be well.