I get many emails about negative spirits; people asking “how does witchcraft work?” I will try to keep my explanation short because this is a complex subject.
I feel that there are negative spirits bothering me. I’m being attacked and I feel that I may be the victim of witchcraft, what should I do?
The basic answer to this question is that you will need to make sure that you are actually the victim of foul play or you could have conjured up a mass of energy to attack yourself by thinking and acting negatively or being obsessive in your behaviors.
Many people do not realize that they can self-create a demon or attract bad spirits to themselves. You have so much bad thinking and feelings going on that the spirits that like that type of energy will flock to you. You must understand that all spirits seek out people, places and things of similar vibration or of similar interest.
For instance, if a person suffers from depression then it will be easy for that person to attract entities (spirits) that are depressed, sad, lost and confused. If a person is negative in mind and heart then their thoughts and emotions will attract spirits of similar vibration. Say that you are a descent person but you just have low self-esteem. You could potentially attract spiritual energies of low vibrations and these spirits will attach to and feed off of the low thoughts that you have of yourself. Simply put, a person will only attract energies similar to what exists within his or her self. As the law of attraction states, like attracts like. This is why it is important to remain in good character and have superior and positive thoughts.
Have you created your own demon with your thoughts and bad feelings?
Yes, this sounds crazy but it happens all the time. In Afrikan culture, a self-created demon is called “elenini” – your own personally created monster. Elenini is created when a person resists change; they hold on to thought-forms that resist self transformation. These individuals are not learning life’s lessons. They have restricted their personal growth on some level and is internally conflicted to the point of self-destruction. They live having obsessive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. A self-created demon also happens when a person persists to hold onto problems. They worship the problem, complaining and making excuses to why the problem exists therefore keeping the problem alive in their hearts and mind. Energies are then created to support the distorted view of what’s happening in their lives. In this, they continue to suffer but only at their own hand. For these individuals, they have made themselves believe that it is easier to live this way than to deal with the painful truths that live at the core. This unresolved conflict eventually leads to tension in the body, tension in life, resentments and anger. Elenini feeds off of negative energies, thoughts, and emotions – getting bigger and more stronger by the minute. A person can create an elenini for any area of their life. Some people have created an elenini in the area of love; no matter what they do they cannot find a partner. The elenini has become the invisible partner “cock blocking” anyone who even dares to take an interest. Others have created elenini in the area of money and finance; their thinking about money is so negative that a monster was created to ensure their suffering and poverty. Eleninis have also been created out of fear and trauma.
“If a person is avoiding transforming ibi [inner conflict, resistance, or change], they will look for someone else to blame for their problems. If there is no one to blame [like in witchcraft] they will create an imaginary demon that they can claim is responsible for the disruption in their life. If the need to create a demon is strong enough the thought form will take shape and the monster will materialize in the physical world giving apparent confirmation the problem is external and not internal…In Ifa this phenomena is called elenini. Real spirits always respond to the power of the word. If you tell egun (general spirits) or Orisa (deities) to leave, they leave. Elenini does not respond to the power of the word. The more you try to dispel it in a ritual context the stronger it gets. If a ritual exorcism is effective, the old elenini is replaced by a new manifestation far more powerful than the original. The only way to destroy elenini is to starve it to death. By this I mean you have to slowly work away at the internal conflicts that feed this spirit.
The only person who can destroy elenini is the person who created it. This won’t happen until the person is ready to accept responsibility for the real problem. If you try and banish an elenini in a ritual context the person who created it will view the ritual as a threat to their identity, they will resist the process by attacking you. There is no easy solution to this problem. My best recommendation is to refer the person with the elenini to a mentor, someone who has effectively transformed the real issue. The ritual cleansing ends up looking more like a twelve-step program than an offering to spirit.” 2
Your thought-forms and your emotions have tremendous power and this energy is alive. Most people do not know how to use this power and they stay stuck in negative thinking about everything. These people are internally conflicted and self-destructive on many levels. Most times the destruction is slow and subtle. This is apart of their self-sabotage. They obsess so much in bad thinking and feeling that nothing goes right. This energy has to go somewhere, “so it stays home to roost”. These negative thoughts turn into masses of energy that manifests into the physical taking on a character or a personality; a character/personality that you have given it with your bad thinking. Millions of people love feeling victimized so a mass of energy is created to victimize them (the elenini). People don’t realize that they are doing witchcraft to themselves.
If you feel that negative spirits are bothering you or you may have an elenini, then the first step is to look at your attitudes and character and make adjusts accordingly. You must begin to do inner work at resolving core issues. Give yourself a good spiritual bath or seek out a spiritual professional that can help you to get your life back.
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In the case of witchcraft, I teach my students that witchcraft is the vision or the thoughts of what someone else wants to impose onto an unsuspecting person. In witchcraft there are a variety of magical or spiritual items and techniques used to strengthen the vision of what someone else wants to impose onto the unsuspecting person. Not to mention all kinds of spirits and sacred tools can be used to ensure the vision (job) is carried out. For those who read my book, you will recall that I was going through a bad time and the good spirits said to me, “this is not your life – this is the life that someone else wants for you.” Meaning, there were those who wanted to see me in a bad way.
So if you don’t have clear, concrete, and precise visions, goals or plans of how you want your life to go then someone else’s vision can take hold of your life. You will live the life that someone else wants for you. In retrospect, I realize that I was living my life without a solid spiritual plan of protection and because of my naivety the witchcraft was able to get to me. This happened to me at a young age and I didn’t know I needed to protect myself from spiritual impositions or other people’s thoughts.
If your thoughts or feelings about yourself are NOT positive and strong, if you don’t have clear direction for your life then the spiritual energy sent in witchcraft will find a way to seep in and break down the small dreams and goals that you do have. Witchcraft feeds off of the weak areas in your life like insecurity, low self-esteem, or lack of energy. It will also feed off of things like confusion, drama, fears, frustration, indecisiveness, illness, lack of integrity, lack of money, anger, doubt, or guilt. These are but a few examples. For instance, if you are pessimistic and have consistent negative thoughts, it is easy for witchcraft or the bad spirits to feed off of your negative thoughts turning things from bad to worse. Not to mention, your negative thinking will make the witchcraft even stronger.
Let’s take a look at a love relationship. Say for instance you are in a relationship that’s going fine then it appears out of no where things just seem to go bad. Witchcraft could be the cause? Of course, there are many reasons why a relationship can go bad but in the case of witchcraft, the energy or contracted spirit will seek out vulnerabilities in the relationship like deception, insecurity, jealousy, or arguing over silly things, etc., and eventually the witchcraft will gain enough strength to break the relationship apart. To avoid this, the persons involved in the relationship will need to protect the relationship and maintain strong visions of happiness, security, and longevity as well as be willing to nurture the relationship in all positive ways and communications in order to make it hard for the bad spirits or witchcraft to succeed.
To minimize the effects of such energies you must take a strong spiritual interest in yourself, in your life, and in your loved ones lives. Think positive every minute, work to strengthen your character every day, cleanse your aura, and clear negative energy in your home to keep the vibrations high. It is better to do little things than to do nothing at all. There are many things that can be done and small things go a long way to minimize and neutralize any bad spirit or witchcraft coming from someone else.
If you need additional help, I’m available for consultations, clearing of negative energies in the home, and I can make you a spiritual cleansing bath. Just send me a message on my contact page and we can discuss further.
2. Excerpt taken from “Ifa Theology – Inner Peace” by Awo Falokun Fatunmbi