I am confused with the phenomenon of 'selling your soul to the devil.' I personally do not believe in a being known as the devil, nor do I believe in a source of darkness (to me darkness= absence of light).
Yet, to my intrigue, some people come to such tragic desire to get their desires that they intend for the devil to take control. What suprises me is the account of the devil seems to produce results for these people, fast.
Sell your soul to the devil, and get everything you desire on this earth.
How does this work? More importantly, could I get it for myself to work without beliefs in devil or burning in hell?
Very similar question, and in pop culture, of musicians selling their soul to the devil for fame/money/sex/drugs http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/7421/are-there-entertainers-who-have-sold-their-souls-to-the-devil-for-fame-and-fortune
asked 28 Mar '13, 08:16
Yes, of course you could do this.
Why would anyone want to "sell their soul" when they can get whatever they want from God and/or the Universe for free?
Who says that you have to "sell" or "give up" anything to get what you desire?
The only reason a person would consider "selling their soul," if you think about it, is if that person is coming from a place of feeling disempowered and is not aware of their true powerful nature and of their connection to Source.
It is just one of many disempowering belief systems such as:
1. No pain, no gain.
2. You have to struggle and work hard for everything you get.
3. If someone has a great amount (relative to my own) of wealth, health, happiness, recognition, etc., then they have broken the above "laws," and therefor...they must have "sold their soul" to get these good things for themselves.
4. The only way I can get these good things for myself is to sell my soul.
Isn't it interesting that every great religion, philosophy, and mystical system says the exact opposite...that all things are possible, and that good things come from connection to Source?
It is only in the last few hundred years, with the popularization of the "Faust" legend in folklore, theater, opera, and literature, that this notion has arisen about certain people who have all this goodness in their life only because they "have sold their soul." (Admittedly, Faust was inspired by biblical and medieval tales of the devil "tempting" people). Add to that an explosion of "negative", pessimistic philosophies in the modern age such as those of Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Albert Camus, and the hold of negative belief systems on Western civilization was strengthened.
It's all nonsense, though. Unless, of course, you believe in it. :)
Years ago, I myself had an experience/encounter with negative entities, although it is not a memory that I give attention to very often nowadays. I have also known several people who have had experiences with black or demonic magic (or were close to family/friends who did), and from what they told me, there is a great deal of blowback or unpleasant consequences which made the experience definitely not worth it, even from a purely selfish standpoint. Negative energy was drawn into the life of the practitioner which took years or even decades to get rid of.
Aleister Crowley, one of the precocious stars of the "dark" occult world, died bankrupt, broke, alone, and drug-addicted. Similar stories abound about others who pursued this path. It's enough to keep me away.
It is far better, in my humble opinion and experience, to interact as much as possible with positive beings and draw positive energy into your life through the Law of Attraction.
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answered 28 Mar '13, 21:13
What is it that your so desperate to have Nikulus? This is living backwards. We all know that trying to attain something out there is just a lack of something that you won't give to yourself in there. Let it go. Why resist what IS when it already IS.
As for selling your soul to the "devil". Supposedly the blues musician Robert Johnson done this in exchange for talent. I don't think it was a pleasant experience for him going by his short life span and some of his song titles:)
answered 29 Mar '13, 15:49
Yes Nikulas, all is light, any darkness that we perceive is of our own making, as you say darkness is absence of light, we create our own darkness and within it we can create a devil thus hiding within. In other words "sell my soul" is simply centering attention on negative energies which leads to poverty consciousness, thus failure to achieve and expand. Any experience is useful in the sense that we learn something about ourselves, delve into the depths of the abime and what will you find hiding there ... yourself
Go visit the center of the sun, go visit the center of the earth, and you'll find yourself;
man is between sky(cosmos) and earth
Biblically, The Devil (Satan), became ruler of this world when Eve and Adam broke the promise not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge. It was not until Christ died for us, and for our sins, that the Covenant between God and Man was restored.
That being said, I would guess that "selling your soul to the Devil" would equal "selling your soul to the world and its rules and desires." Since this world is ruled by Satan, I can see that He would be eager to grab a soul and give it anything it wanted in exchange for eternal damnation. That is the cost of selling your soul, pure and simple.
There are no shortcuts to Manifestation and the Law of Attraction. It is just a matter of getting your mind in the right frame. Do not look to evil to get what you want- for Evil is real and exists, ready to ruin your soul.
From a Christian Point of View,
answered 28 Mar '13, 09:07
Have you ever had a nightmare? You had no body, it all happened in your mind. There may have been pain involved. The was absolutely terror!
You didn't need a body to experience that suffering, but you woke up and maybe said in relief "It was only a dream!"
Imagine one horrible nightmare after another with no waking up.
Imagine you are wearing the immortal body that was made for Heaven. This regenerates fast but In Hell you could have it extremely painfully destroyed over and over again and again. The skin could be slowly ripped off while new skin keeps replacing the old. This indestructible body could experience what it feels like have the blood circulating boiling through every vain and it will not be destroyed.
Read The free Kindel book Heaven and Hell the journey of Criss and Serena.
I think the greater question is, "Is it worth it?"
We are all faced with a decision regarding how to handle our reality: We can either be the cause or the effect of everything we experience in life. Of course if you are the cause of your reality, then you are the one behind the wheel.
What you're asking about is the latter option, choosing to be the 'effect'. Choosing to sit back, and let someone else drive your existence. You just happen to be asking about a specific 'driver'.
There are many entities out there who will gladly partake in helping you write your story, and not all of them have to be your idea of Satan. There is nothing wrong with living either way, they're simply different ways of existing. All I would suggest is that instead of putting a face on the driver you're looking for, simply ask the Verse for a driver that cares about you and has your best interests in mind, while keeping positive intention for yourself and those around you.
Entering this process with a specific guy in mind, with your mind having preconceptions on the subject, may have unforeseen consequences on the process. This isn't bad nor good, it just 'is'- what you do with it is your decision.
Just keep in mind that any restricting beliefs can be broken. There is nothing and no one in the Verse who can strip away your freedom for eternity, because luckily for you the most powerful being in the Verse guarantees one thing: You have free will. Do with it what feels right for you.
Peace, good luck with finding what you're looking for.
answered 28 Mar '13, 17:53
You cannot "give" your soul to the devil because a "soul" is not a THING that you own. You are your soul and you are experiencing yourself through a human body.
A soul cannot be "owned" just like a person cannot be "owned". Slavery will only exist as long as the slave(s) allows it to continue...
answered 01 Apr '13, 18:00
It's totally possible to sell your soul because what you're really selling is your time which in real terms represents your energy and your life - the only things we really have.
The 'devil' takes many forms. I don't believe there's an Anton LeVey figure waving a contract inviting you to sign (although musicians working in the music industry might disagree (smiles). But there are organisations which worship money and greed and who know that in order to achieve the former, the latter must be preyed on.
Some salaries - notably in sport and the entertainment industries - carry an extortionate price. The people who are paid astronomical sums of money end up spending not the money they're given but their own personal time - in other words, their lives are not their own because they've been bought.
Once someone buys your time, that's it - it's theirs.
If you sign a legally binding document (key word here: bind) that says there will be a 'price to pay' should you break it then chances are you'll avoid that forfeit by keeping to the agreement.
This is why the term 'wage slave' is so prevalent. As employees we're certainly not slaves but at the same time we're not free.
Selling your soul is too easy because the 'rewards' of fame, popularity, status riches are what are sold to us yet they're nothing if you don't have the time, humour, freedom or energy to enjoy them because it's usually those four elements that money can't buy that are exchanged for your soul, energy and life.
answered 19 Jul, 08:04
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