What are wandering souls? They are astral beings who are earthbound due to their attachments and strong material urges desiring to return to a physical form and wander through the ether to satisfy their need for sensual pleasures. The spiritual teacher tells us that these beings are mostly harmless ghosts and have zero power to affect the average person. Occasionally wandering souls take possession of someone’s mind and body, but only of people who frequently keep their minds in a blank state without thoughts for long periods of time. These people have weakened their minds and have become vulnerable and mentally unstable due to karmic attraction and mental emptiness and unconsciously invite wandering spirits to enter their bodies. If one inadvertently leaves their car unlocked with the keys inside, any rude and rude individual could come and go. Wandering souls who have lost their own physical forms are on the lookout for such careless transports.
There are some wandering souls who on earth were criminals, thieves, murderers, drunkards, and particularly treacherous, vicious, and licentious beings. And those individuals who have left their bodies in a state of sin like those who foolishly and ruthlessly committed suicide are considered as polluted souls in the astral spheres. Imprisoned in their astral bodies, they mourn the loss of their earthly life and find no rest and must therefore wander the lower astral planes grieving the loss of their physical incarnation or hating to be reborn. These pitiful souls have to wander in the ether until they have worn off the karmic effects of their misdeeds. There are evil-possessed people who created nothing but trouble in this world and as evil-obsessed spirits continue to do mischief on the astral plane and on the physical plane as astral wandering souls. These wandering souls seek out people with karmic similarities and are drawn to their negative thoughts.
When an evil person sheds his mortal body and passes through the gate of death into the afterlife, he remains evil and does not become an angel. Only one who has been angelic on earth by crossing the abyss of death can enter the superior environment of Heaven. Just as birds live in the air, worms live on earth, and fish live in water, angels reside in the finer vibratory atmospheres in various regions of the astral universe according to the merits of their pre-astral life on earth. . In the same way, fish cannot continue to live outside their watery environment, unclean spirits or crushed souls have to remain in the denser astral planets. The superior spirits live in the superior luminous planets; if wandering souls dared to move into those higher regions, they would be instantly ‘astralized’ or shocked by a higher voltage of astral power.
Some people cry when they have a bad dream. In the same way, during the sleep of death, unclean spirits and wandering souls wander in the ether howling for relief, frequently trying to find some submissive bodily transport on which to communicate their repressed evil and agony. People with strong will power, spiritual vibrations and brains busy with clever thoughts should never worry as their minds can never be infested. Devilish souls can never enter the minds of spiritually advanced people. The master warns us that this is the reason why one should never go blank or be negative and never be fooled or open to messages from so-called mediums or Ouija boards coming from disembodied souls, as this could present itself as a perfect opportunity. for the possession of the lowest type of wandering spirits who seek expression and experience in human conveyances. The idea of evil spirits or demons occupying weak-brained and thoughtless people should not be considered or dismissed as superstition; a powerful personality closes the invasion with a fully occupied mind.
Similarly, those who practice the scientific methods of yoga meditation and prayer should never fear such beings because if one’s thoughts are on God, no harm can come from evil spirits. Remember that when one is in meditation with God, one can be fully convinced that the body will be fully charged with the cosmic energy emanating from the high voltage thoughts of God and that one will be protected from lower astral intruders. There is a clear distinction between the state of a person acting under the power of being possessed by a foul demon or wandering soul and that of one acting under a subconscious obsession, idea, or autosuggestion.
When you meet the real thing, real possession consists in the presence in someone’s body of a spirit that has shed its own physical form and in its astral body totally or partially incapacitates the coherent faculties or common sense of the other. is being possessed. Only in the condition of a pregnant mother with a child can a human body accommodate an additional being besides itself. However, metaphysical experts are able to differentiate real cases of spiritual possession with metaphysical powers and to detect the invisible astral form of the visitor next to the astral body of the possessed. For the layman, it’s a different story. The only way to conclude a genuine case of spirit possession is by evaluating the many spastic states and outrageous behaviors to which a possessed person is subject. The true signs of a person possessed by an evil spirit are a lack of natural behavior, bloodshot eyes, unusual physical strength, and strange expressions. In actual cases of spirit possession, bestial irrationality has been described and displayed in some exorcisms. With the attraction of his own sinful vibrations, like attracts like, a man can attract an evil spirit to himself. An evil and unclean spirit can keep the mind of a possessed person in a state of neutrality, subhypnosis and suspension so that the victim’s consciousness mechanism, senses, body and brain can be controlled without intervention. The possessed man may or may not be conscious within his controlled evil body as a person who is semi-conscious under hypnosis may show the dream state. If possession by disembodied souls or foul demons persists for too long, great damage is done to the possessed person’s sense organs and mind, creating a real threat of long-term insanity.
To dislodge and remove an unclean spirit from someone’s brain requires powerful divine willpower and concentration. If the healer has dynamic spiritual power, he can expel the entity by using silent willpower and continually looking into the eyes of the internally afflicted person commanding the foul intruder to leave. If the will of the healer is stronger than the evil spirits, the evil entity will leave. By repeating the sound of ‘Aum’ and whispering it into the injured person’s right ear, the unclean spirit will surely go away. These wandering souls who are from the dark lower astral regions cannot tolerate the spiritual thoughts and higher vibrations of the utterance of sacred words, particularly Aum, Aum repeatedly whispered in the right ear. This usually elicits a quick, terrified response from the spirit “don’t say that holy word; I’ll be gone”, and this identifies spirit possession. However, there are some evil spirits who are not willing to leave and will not obey the command to leave and will fight against the holy vibration. The master recounts a case where the powerful vibration of Aum was used to shake and dislodge an intruding spirit, but this only created convulsions in the tormented man when finally the impure entity violently burst from the man’s body leaving him shaken and limp but not harmed by divine intervention. Those people who witnessed the removal of the evil spirit were in awe of the supreme authority by which the demon spirit was forced to obey.
Healthy people of normal mind need not worry about the bother of evil spirits, ghostly wandering souls, or demonic possessions, as they are immune to their evil. The spiritual teacher Paramahansa Yogananda speaks of a far greater danger to one’s well-being that exists around and within each person. Good and evil fight for divine supremacy. There is a force that tries to harm us and another that tries to save us. We are all caught in the middle of this cataclysmic battle between Satan and God. It is wise not to dismiss this complex warfare by rationalizing that Satan is nothing more than a hoax. Always remember that the environment is stronger than willpower. Be careful who you associate with at all times. Exact information about the astral world is explained in the book “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramanhansa Yogananda, a spiritual classic.