MEDIUMSHIP - OBSESSION: CAUSES OF OBSESSION
In truth, this cause of obsession is not actually a motive, per se, for an inferior spirit to target an individual with toxic thoughts and energies. It is, rather, a much greater vulnerability, as such persons are much more sensitive to the actions of ignorant and/or ill-willed spirits. Should they also have a spirit who holds a serious grudge against them, they are all the more susceptible to the process of obsession. This individual, like all others, is not defenseless, however. If he keeps his thoughts elevated, takes time out regularly for moments of study, reflection, and prayer, and acts out of kindness and compassion toward others, he will maintain a higher vibrational frequency that will serve as his greatest line of defense against negative influences, and which will also attract the company of good spirits who will help to protect him and lead him in the right direction.
We also must make
the point here that once the obsession takes hold and the individual seeks
help, for example at a Spiritist center, where his mediumship may be
recognized, it is not appropriate for such an individual to develop the
faculty at this time. It is first
necessary for the individual to undergo treatment for the obsession and to
simultaneously work on improving the moral and vibrational quality of his
thoughts and behaviors. He should seek to
regain his moral and spiritual equilibrium, study the moral and
philosophical teachings of Spiritism and participate in the Spiritist center,
and learn about the phenomena and practice of mediumship, before beginning to exercise his faculty in benefit of others. Patience,
persistence, and faith are all necessary to follow this path toward
rehabilitation and, eventually, toward rewarding work.