Hand to Hand Combat with the Devil
Having come from a traditional Christian ministerial background, I have an enormous foundation in dealing with spiritual warfare and helping others in their victory when engaged in hand to hand combat with the devil.
Years in spiritual coaching has landed me in the unfamiliar territory of an ever-expanding spiritual landscape. Alternatively, enlightenment and expansion led me to even more unfamiliar territory in comparison to the days of the me=versus-the-devil days of yore.
And what I’ve found is that disarming the devil is far more effective than battling the forces of satan, although I find that it was much easier to help individuals overcome their challenges, if they could be attributed to the devil. I still encounter and help individuals in conflict with the dark side, and its quick work when you can focus on a target of your misery outside yourself.
The trouble comes when you’re living a life free of the devil.
You may ask, how can you live life without the dark side?
It’s really as simple as removing all power from the devil that he has over you. You know where his power comes from? You’re probably, like, “Sure, from God.” Okay, let’s say God gave the devil free reign over this earth (the third dimension, as we know it), alright, I’ll give you that much. But his power over you does not come from God. It comes from you.
If you can suspend disbelief long enough to consider that the devil has no power, except that which you bestow upon him yourself, an amazing shift takes place; You have all the power within you and you have the ability to completely disarm the devil if you choose to. It all comes down to you and your choice to empower the devil, or not.
This is a serious re-frame, and if the potential exists to get from here to there, then it is possible to conceive you walking side by side, visiting while walking alongside satan down the boardwalk without hesitation or fear because he has no power over you at all.
From where you are, right now, this may seem like quite a leap, but you can reason how empowering it would be for you to remove any power that darkness may have over you. It takes all the battle out of spiritual warfare. What, then, are you left with?
You are left with light; and your energies are best focused on promoting the light, for there is no longer darkness to battle against. But there is a slippery slope; you must remain locked into the light, for if your attention is distracted by darkness, there you are, face-to-face with the devil.
That’s the trick. Are you going to fall for it next time it happens? If you do, you feel an irresistible urge to fight against what you hate, and you engage in the spiritual warfare to fight a battle that would not exist if you weren’t vulnerable to the threat.
Think about it, when you’re exhausted from fighting the fight and you turn to your pastor, preacher, priest, rabbi, guru or spiritual leader, what do they say? Stop. Stop fighting and focus on your Higher Power. Stop fighting and find the love that surpasses all understanding. Stop everything. And find that gentle loving vibrating tone inside. That angelic vibratory sound that represents you’re being held in an angel’s embrace.
In this place, in resonance with your heart, you are love. The love force that is in all living things, anything that is… and you remember, you are love.
And The Father says, “Welcome back.”
From this vantage point you can offer your energy to support the positive antithesis of that against which you previously struggled.
Mother Teresa had it right when she said,
“I will never attend an anti-war rally; if you have a peace rally, invite me.”
When you put your energy against that which you oppose, you actually add energy to what you don’t want. That’s the trick, and you fall for it every time.
The key to overcoming the devil in spiritual warfare is not to fight against what you don’t want, but to support that which is good.
If you dare…
Or you can engage in spiritual warfare against what you don’t want, and we will support and love you through the struggle because that’s what we do. We honor our warriors who choose to fight the fight.
God bless you.