I’ve heard countless times that spirits and ghosts are nothing to be afraid of because they can’t hurt you. Why would you ever tell a child that? It’s entirely untrue.
If anyone has run across a spirit or a ghost and that being impresses their emotions, wants, fears, and desires on you - that is hurting you, whether causing physical pain or not. They are affecting your sense of being, even if only for a moment. Emotional harassment of a sort.
I am unsure of any of my followers but I know several people that have been physically harmed by spirits and ghosts. Not just the “Oh, they threw a fork near my face!”. No, the nights where you perform rituals to appease local spirits and wake with fingerprints in places you can’t possibly do to yourself, to have bite wounds from animals that no longer are native to your lands, to have scraps and cuts you only realize you have because you noticed them in the shower or in a mirror.
Spirits can harm people. I’m not saying this is an every counter thing or that it is entirely negative. Who doesn’t like a little pain now and then? It reminds one of living, of breathing. It brings out the animal, wild needs in us. Who is to say that spirits feel the same way?
I’m certainly not saying that this is something to be feared. I think it should be noted and kept in mind for those of us who work with the spirits and gods. They can affect the body as easily as they can manipulate the forces around us and that is something we shouldn’t take for granted. I don’t want people to suddenly think that it is too dangerous to be offering up libations to the old ones, I’m merely suggesting that perhaps that bruise that appeared overnight wasn’t from a forgotten tripping over the coffee table but may be from the ritual you performed.
I’m ALSO not saying everything is supernatural. A little (or a lot) of skepticism goes a very long way I feel, especially when dealing with the supernatural. After all, each person sees and deals with the reality and the forces around us differently.
I’m just offering a little bit of the wisdom I’ve applied to my own life. If this helps someone out there, awesome. If it doesn’t or you think its total rubbish, that’s fine too. To each their own.
I am curious to know if any followers have had any similar experiences. Have any of you attributed wounds, cuts, bruises, or aliments to the supernatural?
My original post from early January (about a month after this tumblr blog came into existence) on spirit wounds. Took me forever to find this bloody post.