When I got there, my first job was to check out the house. Apart from an energy going from the right corner of her lounge and then up into her bedroom, there was nothing untoward going on. The customer told me that she was sitting in a development circle and asked if she could have picked up something nasty from there. When she told me the name of the medium running the circle, I was sure that it was most unlikely for her to have got a 'nasty' ... as the medium was well respected and experienced.
The customer told me that she had been hearing a voice telling her to do things and that same voice was constantly laughing at her. I asked if she had been to visit the doctor, she replied "no" and said there was nothing wrong with her apart from the entity inside. She wanted me to perform a exorcism on her right there and then. I declined, and told her it was not what she needed.
Her two sons walked in at that moment, and asked me to talk to them outside. The older son asked me what I thought about the lady and I told him she needed help urgently, but not the kind I could give her. I told him that she needed psychiatric help.
The upshot of this case is that the lady was sectioned under the Mental Health Act. After a few weeks of psychiatric help, she was released and is now living a normal life ... albeit on medication. Had I performed an exorcism, I’m certain I would have not made things any better, and I'm also aware that an exorcism could have had disastrous circumstances in her case.
How can you tell if someone is possessed? Their character will change over a period of time. They will stop looking after themselves; stop going out; and often start drinking heavily. They tend to look pasty in colour; often walk with rounded shoulders; start talking to themselves and answering themselves back. In some cases you can notice that their eyes are darker then normal. They are also prone to a lot of swearing and cursing, and losing their temper at the slightest thing.
A psychiatrist might say these are the symptoms of someone with a mental illness. Quite so. Don’t be too quick in performing an exorcism, take time to investigate with an open mind first.
If whatever you are dealing with you believe to be demonic, you should leave it to the Church ... after all it’s their field. Recently though, the modern church seems to be distancing itself from demons and things that go bump in the night, whilst trying to bring themselves into the 21st century.
I don’t know why! After all, where there’s good there’s evil, and without the ‘devil’ (or whatever you wish to call it) or the human desire for some ‘higher power’ to turn to, there wouldn’t be any need for the church.
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