Words aren’t evil, though fixation can be a source of pain.
I’ve heard you say “in the grip of some spiritual force” and then say “they are inside you.” I wanted to ask, do you ever give props to a power outside of us? Actually, yes I do, if I understand your question right. Respect, you mean?
I mean, yes, the right to occupy your mind, power to exist. Oh, give them the ability to be present in me?
Or just blame anything on them? Ah well, actually yes. It may seem psycho, but I have always lived in a world that is very much alive. It never changed from my childhood. It’s either a developmental psychosis or perception, but I see the activity of these forces all the time. It’s usually why I anticipate things so well. I will often see a shadow nipping at someone’s ankles, and it means they will have a heart breaking confusing experience later socially. Or I see a tree glow more when the right person is by it, and it always means the person is a regular there and likes the place and it likes them.
Does the ankle nipper have power over them without some explicit or implicit agreement from them? Ah no, not really, no more than say a house spider does when it bites you. The event is symptomatic and the person was likely bleeding energy a lot anyway, so like bugs to a picnic they come. That world isn’t any more dangerous than ours. It is, if anything, less. Humans are comparatively scary. Those forces that would rightfully scare human beings don’t even concern themselves with the human level.
Be careful what you wish for or be careful what frequency your energy is on as you will attract similar entities of that frequency whether you are ‘conscious’ of wanting it or not. Hence intent and focus.
But intent can be weakened by unexpressed/repressed urges, because more of you is busy pressing the lid? Any internal conflict does exactly that. Example; As a child there were a few presences that “took care of me.” They likely kept it to those few to not overwhelm me, but it alienated my parents. They didn’t have to “teach me” not to hit, or not to steal, or to treat animals kindly. They didn’t know where I got it from. These few presences basically told me they were my family. I was too young and I just believed them. Later things got more complicated. As I began to mature my energy level spiked, as is natural for teens, and we began having poltergeist phenomenon. No one was hurt, but my Dad and Step-Mom were very scared. They sought a priest to intervene. There was no invading force in me, they exorcised nothing. But due to a combination of emotional scars and neglect and abuse, I even turned on my comforters. They didn’t protect me, they haven’t helped me, but still from time to time something comes up and I help them.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.