First of all, let me say that I never used to believe in this at all.
Not for a minute.
But lately, I have begun to see such odd behavior in a friend that can only be explained by some sort of possession. She is quite frankly such a glutton that she will do anything, and I mean anything for food. She is grossly overweight, and her whole life is about procuring food and eating. It is really disgusting to eat with her- she makes noises, smacks her lips over and over, groans with pleasure, and belches loudly and often. She will eat raw butter and mayo...ugh.
I can almost picture the demon that appears to be riding her....
Am I crazy? How do I cope with this?
My own parents are fairly strict orthodox Muslims.
Instead of following religious rules and regulations and living a god-fearing existence, I rejected all of that stuff as a child and found my own customized spirituality.
As a result, I've spent most of my adult life helping to re-empower others to live happy, prosperous and fulfilling lives all under their own control without the need to live in fear from anything.
I live a happy, fulfilling, ever-expanding and often surprising (in a good way) life. And I see many of those I've interacted with (physically and online) also benefiting from those ideas.
But because of my religion-free and dogma-free approach, my parents believe I am possessed by the Devil (which I presume is the Islamic version of a demon) and have been quite comfortable in telling me that directly...and I am quite comfortable in being labelled that way :)
But am I really possessed by a demon/devil?
Or are there just people around with different approaches to life and living?
Worth thinking about perhaps?
answered 15 May '11, 06:28
I don't think it particularly matters what title you give the negative energy that is producing your friends self destructive behaviour.
She obviously has a compulsive thought form and negative self image within ( if you want to call that an entity or demon, it doesn't really matter) that isn't serving her and she is trying to soothe it with overeating.
Her behaviour and compulsion is coming from a place of fear and can only ever be cured by love, particularly self love.
If she really is a friend Jai, I would suggest trying to look at her from a place of love and I think you'll find that her behaviour won't seem repulsive, but more a cry for help and something that gives her temporary relief from her pain... she needs help not judgement.
It's also important to note that what triggers a reaction in us is something that we are denying within ourself. We all have that existing as a potentiality within us... this does not mean that we would ever act on it but if it's part of ourself that we're denying we have to accept it's potentiality so we can integrate it as part of our being. By denying it we keep ourself from realizing our wholeness.
answered 16 May '11, 01:41
It sounds to me as though your friend is a classic example of someone strongly lacking a sense of self-love. Extreme abuse of one’s body is a symptom of not loving one’s self. The solution to the challenge of your friend’s, apparent, issue is to begin becoming aware of her own thoughts and beliefs, which is self-awareness.
She’s the only one who can do this, because it’s her thoughts of self-loathing which create the belief that overeating will serve her in some way. If she was my friend, I’d buy her ‘You Can Heal Your Life,’ by Louise Hay. That’s all I’d do, and have done in the past, for anyone, unless I was specifically asked for
It’s seems to me that your belief in demons/devils is not really serving you. I’d be very interested to know in what ways those beliefs serve people? You see, although I was loosely raised as a catholic, I seem to have missed any and all of that indoctrination and so I’m curious about it…
answered 15 May '11, 07:15
When I read "But lately, I have begun to see....." Makes me wonder what happened? Before she ate normally and didn't over do anything else alcohol, drugs, sex, etc. Was there an emotional situation in her life?
answered 15 May '11, 08:50
Demons,satan,devil.....why why why do people put so much store in this crap.
Does anyone actually know how many times Satan was mentioned in the whole of the old testemant? A lot less than people would think.
Theres only one..i repeat one power in all this universe. There arnt two Gods, there isnt a big nice Hod and a slightly smaller and weaker nasty God.
Now i didnt say demons werent real,i didnt say my million pound fortune isnt real.
Its just that they exist in the individual mind. There only as real as you let them be.
Ultimately God is real, hes more real than the vapour that is this earth.Ultimately God will draw all back to himself. ALL back to Himself. So if there is a devil and legions of demons then there going back to God in the end....right?
But theres only "ONE " God. Theres only "ONE" power, theres only "ONE" spirit
Take it or leave it.
Rant over. Monty
answered 15 May '11, 10:01
Jaiainnaih, lets first look at the statement itself.
This is obviously some eating disorder and your first conclusion was being possessed. I looked up eating disorders and their causes online and found this.... Eating Disorder Causes (University of Maryland)
I did not see demonic possession as a possible cause.
Now Jai, it might look like to you that I am attacking you or your statement. I am not. But I am trying to point out that there are many different perspectives and ways at looking at things. This situation can be looked at from a scientific point of view, a mystical or religious or even a social one. But to say "can only be explained by" would not be a fair statement.
Unless you see overeating like that an act that can only be explained by demons?
Then yes, Jaiainnaih, your friend is possessed by demons! I do not think any of us can undoubtedly prove it not otherwise.
So if thats what you want to call what is happening to here, then that IS what is happening. But there is a catch to it...
You believe in demons, you play by demon rules. All 'odd" or "inappropriate" behavior must be given a level of demonic value. I think it would not be fare to just call some things demonic and others not. Would you? And all demons must be outed by an exorcism. Their rules not mine.
Ok, I went on this rant about eating disorders, perspectives and demons. But is this question really about any of that?
Like many many questions on IQ , I think the questions are more of a question about ourselves (the question asker) than the question itself.
answered 15 May '11, 19:29
Well I do not believe in demon possessions but there are parts of yourself that you separate or even other persona's that are evil that are a part of the the same higher self. Sometimes there are breakthroughs in the filters that can cause this to happen.
hope this helps,
love n light,
Is there anything medically wrong with her, such as a thyroid disorder, or some gladular condition that would make her a glutton for food? I am just wondering if that has been ruled out...
If it is nothing plysical, it's just my opinion that the behavior would be some sort of manifestation of a personality disorder; or an aspect of herself as Rob said, that has somehow become unbalanced.
Is she acting normally in other areas of her life?
There are I believe seven or eight classes of demons, Gluttony, Sloth, Greed, Pride, Lust, Envy, etc..
These you cast out as you recognize them so as I see a demon or many I call them out by title "Demon of Lust I caste you out in the name of Jesus!", "Demon of Gluttony I caste you out in the name of Jesus!" , "Demon of Envy I caste you out in the Name of Jesus!"
When we see a friend tormented so badly to the point of an extreme compulsive addiction, that is someone that really needs help and healing, so prayers are what are called for here. This does not have to be any kind of confrontational in her face prayer because it is to God and to rid her of her demons.
It makes no difference if these demons to some look like in the movies or if they seem to be psychological. What does make a difference is the care concern and prayer, this will help and heal her of her demons (problems) she has to deal with.
Think of it this way you have this being sitting on your shoulders saying constantly you need to eat you are starving, by the same token some have one that constantly says you need to lose weight go throw up that food you ate.
I have seen this called the monkey on your back chattering, so whether you wish to call it a monkey brain or a demon it is something that needs to be rid of to have a balanced happy life. I personally know demons I have had to cast them out plenty of times so I call them demons myself, anything that enjoys making someone miserable I do not know what else to call that but demon.
Edit added more to respond to the negative comments I see.
Okay lets assume everyone here is right and Jesus was wrong, "there are no such things as demons." Then I have to attribute all the results of my prayers casting demons out of people and their homes to coincidence. I have seen amazing coincidences of people completely changing their lives, coincidences of people stopped being scratched by things that do not exist. Coincidences of my friend who had a child that had nightmares and was very bad child to calmed and relaxed not having anymore nightmares. Coincidences of having a Mylar birthday balloon pop when I commanded demons and evil to leave a friends house when she called me begging from Arizona and I said the word and the house was cleared. In that instant she felt all the heaviness lift. Coincidences of clearing a friend's house that she said had a being crawling on her floor that smelled like sulfur a being of course that doesn't exist. The amazing coincidence was she never experienced that again after I commanded it gone. Coincidences of healing a friend's back and him seeing me battling the devil and defeating him only to find the next day my finger prints burned into his back.
Coincidences may be good enough for you. But as for me, when Jesus said "Go forth and cast out demons", I take that seriously and I don't call Jesus a liar or fool for believing in demons himself.
When you know something's name you can have power over it, but if you just believe it is just a problem (that you have no idea what is the cause of) you can not root it out.
Is this a newer behavior? Have you known her to eat differently? If she used to have manners and not have an eating disorder and now she does, then obviously something happened whether it be a demon or a bad experience. If she always ate that way, she most likely learned that behavior as a child and nobody taught her good manners. Sometimes when we are hurting inside, we become oblivious to our actions and how they affect others.
answered 15 May '11, 13:04
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