After many years investigating the paranormal and even more years experiencing it, the most common concern that is brought up to me is - “What about demons?”
What about protection? What about the spiritual and physical dangers of investigating the paranormal? Often times I give these people grace. I attempt to explain to them that it is not something I personally worry about but that I appreciate their words of caution. Today, however, I find myself a tad more frustrated with the topic than usual and further pondering the implications of the comment “You should be concerned about demons”
People all over the globe of different cultures and religious backgrounds have been experiencing paranormal phenomenon since the beginning of written history (and longer). Yet, in our current sociological climate, a certain portion of the paranormal field has become increasingly bold in their opinions on what the people interested in the paranormal should believe accordingly to their particular lens. Top that with our penchant for scary movies and access to social media, and we now have a very demon-centric approach to paranormal media and an ever-growing, fear mongering fanbase.
I’ve never been concerned with trying to convince others that my spiritual beliefs are what’s universally True and Good. Actually, this is quite literally the point of this post today. What I believe to be true and good, is what is real - TO ME. If someone believes that there is a real threat to our safety when exploring the supernatural, then that is very real - FOR THEM. There is not one wrong or right way (as long you’re not hurting anyone) to believing in the paranormal. And so, when someone is saying that my Ouija board, or haunted object, or mirror, is something to be concerned about or something to fear, those people are also not respecting the reality that I may have a completely different belief of that topic and therefor disagree.
I believe I am safe and protected and therefore I am. If you do not believe that you would be safe and protected in my shoes…then stop wearing them. It’s not for you.