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Amenti

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Sparring with the Devil
« on: October 04, 2010, 06:41:22 PM »
Hi Tony,

It is a wonderful forum you have here.  :)

I had a weird dream last night. I dreamt that someone I know (an old family friend of my parents) had purchased a new house, which was not yet furnished. But the house is apparently possessed by the Devil. I do not remember if the house was already possessed, or the possession occurred post the purchase of the house. In the day time some other people and me (who I know but cannot seem to recall) have been called into the house to analyze the situation. The house is well lit and the setting is daytime. Each time I speak the word Devil or Satan, the lights of the house switch off automatically on their own. Someone else says the words and the same flickering of the lights happen.The discussion happening in the dream is that the Devil can hear us and "he" doesn't like being talked about or plans made to get rid of it. (he)

Well, I decide in consultation with the people and in my thoughts in the dream to perform an exorcism on the house. I chant some prayers for the house to be cleansed. (These are Hindu prayers, and parts of Psalm 99 from the Bible). Then the details get hazy and I can't remember. The dream becomes lucid again and I find myself standing with some friends in front of a life-size rectangular mirror which has been kept against the wall, facing us upright on the floor.

The friends pose in front of the mirror just for fun and they tell me to join them. When I stand in front of the mirror, I cast no reflection on it. But my friends do. So I hear myself say that "The devil is doing this to the mirror cos I am fighting to get rid of him." After that small holes start appearing on the walls all over the house, much like the holes made by the tee of the golf balls. The dream ends then. I woke up and it was 5.30 am.

Throughout the dream, I was not afraid even one bit of trying to challenge the devil or in my entire thought process. Rather my attitude was somewhat cocky or neutral. In my mind it was like " yeah yeah, let's see what all you can do". This is not how I am in real life. I deeply believe in God and the Higher Powers, and there is a certain respect for all forces which lie beyond our general comprehension. This is also includes those which lie outside the parlance of science and maybe are also negative. But this does not imply that I respect Satan. It also does not imply that I would like to abuse or criticize any force or power that is contrary to what I believe in.

Hoping for some guidance on this...  :-\

Good luck with this forum and God bless!

Amenti

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Re: Sparring with the Devil
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 12:41:36 PM »
Well Amenti – Thank you for the blessing. Received and returned.

I think here is the answer to your question: “When I stand in front of the mirror, I cast no reflection on it. But my friends do. So I hear myself say that "The devil is doing this to the mirror cos I am fighting to get rid of him."”

In the best of Hindu and Christian traditions, you are the Devil because at your Core you are everything. In Hindu there is the saying, “You are That” – or “I am That.” THAT being the Divine.

In Christian belief we are told, to quote: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

As an image of God you are everything.

And that is why your dream did the little trick of showing you without reflection in the mirror. Once you realise that dreams create an external reality of our inner world, then an aspect of you becomes exteriorised. As in past ages this was a world that people lived in, they made the Devil and God as exterior to themselves instead of realising the truth about themselves. That we are all, in our core, the divine.

Having watched a person meet the devil in their dream exploration, what they arrived at is very helpful in understanding your dream devil. She saw that her lack of self esteem, her self doubts and depression were like an open door that allowed destructive feelings and fears to enter. These attitudes or feelings may have been inherited from ones recent or ancestral family. She saw these as portrayed as the Devil.

Tony