Zap Oracle Card #1 - © Jonathan Zap
Don’t forget that there are good and evil spirits. There are unseen forces at work — some of them hinder us, manipulate us toward darker feelings and appetites so that we produce the sort of energy they can harvest. Other spirits watch over us, respecting our free will, embracing us with love if we allow them.
You are never alone, not in your body, not on this planet, and not in the spirit realm where your soul and psyche live. Our bodies are a colony of 50 trillion cells working together to allow us a corporeal existence on a planet where there are another six billion of us and myriad other living things. But we are even less alone in the spirit world where location is irrealized, and sympathetic vibration transcends boundaries of space and time. Invisible allies in the spirit world and in the microbiological realm work to keep you alive. As above, so below.
In the unseen realm there are watchers and helpers always available. Sometimes we need to tune into their subtle messages, other times to call out for their help, other times merely to allow their ministrations to occur while we are scarcely aware of their help.
There are spirit guides available to help us. External spirit guides include guardian entities, human spiritual allies, great books and oracles. The most important spirit guide, however, is your “Self.” Jung used the term to refer to the totality of the psyche, of which the conscious ego is a small part. Listen for the quiet, calm, compassionate inner voice.
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The history of human beings reporting interactions with spirit entities is cross-cultural and cross-period. The culture of scientism, of fundamentalist materialism, is the only I know of that rules out such testimony. Any culture that disregards a whole sphere of human testimony is in trouble. For example, reports of child abuse were once disregarded as improbable. When we did come to finally recognize the importance of such testimony we went in the other direction, and some people irresponsibly interpreted all sorts of general symptoms as indications of abuse. It is best to avoid either extreme and to be neither a true believer nor a debunker (a true believer in a negative).
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For more on how a creative spirit can guide us see The Path of the Numinous — Living and Working with the Creative Muse.