Taking a break from Spirit Release and intrusive energy clearing

For the foreseeable future, I will be taking a break from all Spirit Release work to focus my time and energy on creative projects. While Spirit Release is both beautiful and necessary, it is an eliminative process, not a creative one. I’ve found that when I am very frequently clearing, it is hard to switch gears and bring new, imaginative, and bright things into the world.

Since my interview about Dark Energy with Dana Whitby on the Athena Rising Podcast in May, I have been overwhelmed with requests for clearing. Now is a time when this work is much in demand. To help meet this need more broadly, and to empower others to activate and clear for themselves and others, I am continuing to offer the New Lightbody Activation for Now and Lightbody for Clearing workshops to advanced energy workers. If you are interested in learning more about or scheduling either of these workshops, please do reach out to me.

In the meantime, if you cannot find someone on your own that you trust or feel right about helping you clear intrusive energies, you are welcome to contact me for a referral via my contact form. You do not need to share the details of your experience. I will simply be giving you the name of someone who may be able to assist you.

Thank you.

The Athena Rising Podcast: My interview about dark energy and spirit attachments

The Athena Rising Podcast

I recently sat down with Dana Whitby, the host of The Athena Rising Podcast, to discuss Spirit Release, Dark Energy, and earthbound Spirit Attachments. It was an honor to be on her show and to share lots of information with her and with you about a subject that is not easy to talk about.

I came to this work after my own personal experiences with Dark Energy. It is not something that is easy to have chosen to do, but the help that I can offer is something that so many people in this world need and so I do it, humbly and with love.

I don’t know everything. I will be the first to tell you that. No human can know everything. I learn every single day, with every single client that I work with. But I believe that it is my humble approach, teamed with the energetic tools that my Guide, Metatron, has shared with me over the past several years, that help me constantly adapt to work with the different energies that are affecting us now on our combined and cumulative human journey.

At one point in this podcast, Dana asks me, “What is the most common misperception about Dark Energy?” On the spot, in the moment, my answer was that some people believe that entities like this, also known as demons or devils, should be sent to “Hell” where they belong. My answer emphasized that in all my work, I have never witnessed a spiritual Hell, a place to which souls are sent on remand as punishment for sins. There is no such place. Instead, what I see is that Hell is a choice of the soul to remain here on this plane in search of power and influence and dominion instead of returning to Source where it will always, always be welcomed in unconditional love. When I work, I work only in love, and I return these entities back to Source, where they may be welcomed in love to learn their own lessons, whatever they may be. I do not judge. And I also don’t mess around. When it’s time for them to go, I make them go.

But the bigger misperception, I think, and one that I didn’t think of at the time, is that these energies simply do not exist — that they are instead manifestations of our own shadow sides or emotions. I will not tell you what to believe, but as I say in the podcast, my work precludes faith or belief. From first-hand experience, I know that these entities do exist, and I have dedicated myself to helping people find relief first and understanding second. Because every encounter with Dark Energy, no matter how frightening or crazy-making, is ultimately a beautiful opportunity to learn and grow in love.

I invite you to listen to this podcast with an open mind and an open heart. It’s hard to talk about a subject so vast and so “out there,” and I’d like to thank Dana for the opportunity, and for being a brave messenger. My wish is that together, she and I can bring hope to many people who don’t even know right now that there’s any hope still out there for them.

There is.

You can click on this direct link to listen. You can also listen to this episode of The Athena Rising Podcast on Spotify, iTunes, and GooglePlay.

Please note that this interview is not suitable for children. It also may be hard to listen to, particularly for people who have experienced sexual assault and have not yet found healing and understanding. Remember, every trigger is an opportunity for healing and growth. There is help available to you when you are ready.

You say you can clear me, but can you guarantee it?

When I tell people I clear dark energy, spirit attachments, and other intrusive energies from people, places, and things, most often I’ve already landed us on uncommon ground. It’s not something that lots of people do, and it’s not something that lots of people feel comfortable talking about in the first place. But like so many things in this material, physical world of ours — when you break both legs, for instance, or you find cockroaches and rats in your kitchen, or you’ve dropped your passport, glasses, and all your money down a 150-foot sheer crevasse in Morocco — it becomes pretty clear pretty quickly when you need some big time help.

Once in a great while, someone will reach out to me for help and then ask me “Do you guarantee this will work?”

If you hire a personal trainer, would you ask: “Do you guarantee that I will look like Jean Claude Van Damme when we’re done here?” Whether you have the genetic make-up or not, any coach or trainer worth his or her salt would answer: “That totally depends on you.”

Just as with anything spiritual, you must be part of the process. One may not purchase spiritual enlightenment or receive it as a gift from another. Similarly, when being cleared of intrusive energy, it’s really important that one takes personal responsibility to eject the energy (even in just wanting the energy gone and asking for help), to heal that which has been triggered during the energy’s presence, and to manage and protect one’s own energy moving forward.

Most people don’t ask for that money-back guarantee. They get that they play a big role in their own healing. After I clear them, they open themselves to learning how to manage their own energy so they don’t find themselves in a similar situation down the line. Every single person I’ve worked with like this has been 100% cleared of their intrusive energies.

There are four instances when I cannot — and no one else can either — clear intrusive energies from someone. It is not possible to clear intrusive energy when:

I do not have permission.

This may mean that I do not have the express consent of the person who is experiencing dark energy, which is always important, but it may also mean that Spirit is not giving me permission to proceed (even if the client really, really wants me to) because there is something, unknown to me, that is unfolding.

There is a higher personal lesson.

We make our life plans of our own free will as souls before we incarnate into each life. Life plans are powerful contracts with ourselves and others. As my Guide, Metatron, has taught me and all of us, Darkness, too, is of the light. There are times when people plan for dark energy in their lives to teach them very weighty lessons. Whether its to accelerate learning, or as a last-ditch effort to really, finally, ultimately get an important point across, I may not interfere with others’ personal lessons. In fact, I may unknowingly be a part of them. My responsibility is to always check this before I begin my work.

The person is calling the energy in.

When someone is actively calling dark energy into themselves in the name of personal power or prowess and has no intention of changing his or her practices after the clearing, I will not be given permission to clear. This beckoning of energy can be done in a variety of ways, through dark magic, rituals, incantations, or by intention. I have also seen this with people who want so very badly to be “spiritual” and to possess energetic power that even though they perhaps mean well, they refuse to protect themselves and others through ethical energy management. I see this also relatively frequently with drug addicts or heavy users.

When someone is experiencing spiritual emergence and/or emergency, her energy can be splintered, fractured, or simply cracked wide open. In this state, even though the person may not be consciously calling the energy to her, it comes. It passes through and overwhelms. Until the person finds the personal strength and wherewithal to close down and contain her energy, to bring herself back together, if you will, clearing her will be futile. In these cases, I am usually not granted permission by Spirit to proceed. In the cases where I am, I do what I can, but am clear with the person about what is happening. Other, different help may be far more beneficial to someone experiencing spiritual emergency.

The person is experiencing spiritual emergence/emergency.

I always check with Spirit, most often before I even email or call someone back, to learn if the person who is asking for help can be cleared, if I have the power to do it, and if Spirit will grant me permission to help them. If the answer is no to any of these questions, I will tell the client that I am not able to help. If they would like to know why, I will ask them permission to ask Spirit on their behalf and will share with them what I learn, in line with one or more of the four points above. If I am given permission to help, I will leave it with each person to decide whether I feel like a fit for them. It’s a personal choice. Always.

I am very good at what I do. I can say this confidently, but I also say it humbly, because every single day I learn something new. This is by design, using the meditation technique that I was taught by my guide and teacher, Metatron. He has given me the tools to learn and experience and to learn from experience, so that is what I do. I have spent years studying energies, learning how they work and why. I now teach advanced energy healers all over the world how to do this work that I do. I teach them how to learn in the doing of it. If we are not open to change and to learning as we go, we will eventually fail. This world and the energy of it and the energies in it are constantly changing so we must always adapt.

I went through my own experience with dark energy and know first-hand the experience. I do this work now to help people who are experiencing it, and in ways that no one could when I was going through it myself. I was relieved of the energy that was manipulating me, but the healer would not talk to me about it and would not answer any of my questions. I think now that is because he didn’t know the answers or was afraid of the energy. I am not afraid. And if I don’t know something, I will do my best to figure it out and share with you. If I still don’t know after having really tried to figure it out, I will tell you.

So can I guarantee that what I do will work? If you’re all in and I have clear permission from Spirit, yes. If you’re not and I don’t, no. But if it’s no, that no does not have to be a final answer. There is no end of the line. Ever. Come back to me when you are ready, and I will be here.

An incubus by any other name…

When I was 21, I experienced a horrifying encounter with an incubus — though “incubus” wasn’t yet a word that had been added to my personal dictionary. All I knew was that an evil-feeling male spirit-thing came to me in the night, pinned me down, nearly suffocated me, and tried to rape me. It literally took my voice from me. I could not call out. So I fought. I fought like my life depended on it, because I believed that it did. And in that fight, I thrashed and trashed the room where I had been sleeping. The whole night long I fought. I remember being pinned to the ceiling, kicking over bookcases from above, overturning chairs, grasping desperately at curtains. Finally, at the break of dawn, when the first light seeped into the darkness and through the room’s one window, the spirit threw me down, the eight feet or so from up near the light on the ceiling, onto the floor where, when I hit, my voice suddenly returned and I screamed. The spirit was gone. The family with whom I was staying came rushing in and found me, crumpled, battered, and bruised, but fine.

The man I was visiting was a healer. After his wife lovingly mended and bandaged me, he hypnotized me for past-life regression. I remember his telling me that I’d been raped in several past lives. I was told that this spirit came to me to rape me again, but because I fought it, and fought it off and away, I proved my point: I was not a victim. I would never be raped again.

That was a good solution then. I do not now think that it was the whole truth, though, if it was the truth at all. Please, read on.

More than ten years later I was making a late-night push on the tail-end of a 12-hour solo drive from Seattle to Salt Lake City when drowsiness insisted I find something other than music to listen to on the radio. At the far end of the AM dial, I found a talk show and tuned in right when a woman caller was describing her own frightening ordeal with a raping spirit. After her, caller after caller recounted their own stories. Incubus. Incubus. Incubus. I was riveted. I was shocked. I was… not crazy.

When you look up “incubus” on Wikipedia, you find pat explanations of the religious, mythological, or scientific variety. It’s an interesting read. But, in my opinion, it is lacking.

You see, in the past year or so, I’ve come to learn about spirit attachments. Not only to learn about them, but to experience them first-hand. First, I will say, in dealing with them personally. Then, in accepting my role as one who releases them, who, with the help of their spirit guides and escort spirits of light, sends them home, back to the spirit realm. I do this weekly. People now seek me out to free them of spirits whom they sense, see, feel. I’ve written about some of these cases on this blog. 

Through my releasement work, I’ve met several women who, like me, have encountered malevolent sexually assaulting male spirits. Sometimes these spirits are passersby — perhaps accurately identified as “attachments,” though not the kind that sticks around for long. Consider my first meeting with one, for example. Most often, in my experience, they latch on and stay, making life very scary for the women they’ve been attracted to.

Here is one story.

Last week, a woman came to me this week after a sleepless night in which she had felt a male spirit press down upon her, paralyzing her. She knew that he was trying to rape her. The spirit was oppressive and projected an image in her mind of a powerful lion, with large, devouring teeth. This is not the first time the woman has been visited by an  incubus, nor the first time that I have helped her with one. She remembered what I had told her before. She thought of me. She wanted to call me, but could not move her arms, so she focused on me in her mind. (Interestingly, I woke at that time, feeling like something was wrong. I got up and stayed awake for several hours while this was happening to her.) She remembered how I speak calmly to the spirits I work with, so she did the same. She said to the spirit: “I know who you are. I know what you are trying to do. But I believe that you are lost.  If you leave me alone now, I’ll  help you get home tomorrow. I know someone that can help you.” She kept repeating this to the spirit. She also remembered my teaching her how to put a protective bubble of light and love around herself. She had not been doing that regularly, but envisioned that bubble during the attack. The attacker let up, and she could relax. She didn’t sleep the rest of the night, on guard against the spirit. First thing in the morning she texted me.

“Please help me. Get him off of me!”

Through self-hypnosis and connection with my higher self, I learned that I could not free her of this spirit remotely. I could, though, connect with him and speak to him. I surrounded myself with Source light, just as much as protection as impression fortifier, and linked to this spirit. I introduced myself as a friend of the woman and told him that I was there to help him get home. I promised him that I would help him that evening when the woman was scheduled to come to my office, and then asked if, in return for her and my help, he would push himself into the farthest reaches of her aura, keeping himself away from her as much as possible. He agreed.

That evening, when the woman came to me, she was exhausted and anxious. As she lay on my therapy table, I conducted a body scan and found that she had four spirit attachments, including Mr. Incubus. Two could be released first and easily, the last could not be released until the incubus had gone. It was somehow attached to the incubus, or there because it was attracted to him.

I telepathically spoke to the incubus. “It’s time for you to go home now.”

Spirit: “No.”

Me: “Ah, you feel like you need to say something to this woman before you go?”

Spirit: “Yes.”

Me, to higher self: “Is it in this woman’s highest good to hear this message from spirit?”

Higher self: “No.”

Me to spirit: “Your own freedom is waiting for you in the spirit realm. Love is waiting. Healing is waiting. Will you go without speaking to her?”

Spirit: “No!”

I called in the spirit guide of this spirit and asked it to please bring with it escort spirits that were beloved to the spirit, someone he would recognize and feel for. The spirit guide came. I asked it to please take over, to speak to spirit, to invite the special escorts to speak to it too. Instantly, I sensed a shift in the room. I felt joy. I felt love. I felt the spirit let go a little, overwhelmed by the presence of the souls that he loved. I asked if the escort spirits might give him a gift of light and love to help him understand what is waiting for him. They did. Again, I felt release.

I asked again if spirit was ready to go, this time without speaking to the woman.

“Yes. I’m ready. I do not need to speak to her. I do not want to harm her.”

I then asked the escort spirits to wrap the spirit in light and gently escort him home. They did.

I witnessed the woman’s body visibly relax. She sighed. I then quickly released the final spirit, who was ready to leave now that incubus had gone. The woman was clear.

Spirit attachments come to us, often attracted to strong emotions. The hooks for this woman were, and have been in the past “sex” and “sadness.” We will work together through regression therapy to explore these, to heal any unhealed wounds that seem to send out beacons to lost spirits looking for shelter.

It’s important to note that spirits can also be attracted to behaviors. Addictive tendencies do not always dissipate  in souls that do not move on to the spirit realm after physical death.  So, for example, a spirit that had last experienced life as an alcoholic might find shelter in an alcoholic. Same for a smoker or drug addict. Same for a gambler. Same, also for a sex addict, or someone that had chosen to exert power or influence over others through sex.

I’m not saying that every incubus is the lost soul of a former human sex addict. I do believe, though, that some are. Others, I also know from experience, are dark entities not of human origin (interdimensional attachments), that reveal their power in many scary ways, including spiritual rape. The fact is, though, all can be released. Some are just easier to release than others.

There are many messages here.

  1. If you have experienced something like this, you are not alone and you are not crazy. Please find solace in this.
  2. There is help. I can help you, as can many other people who practice spirit releasement. I don’t have a directory of people who do this, but if you look, I have to trust that you will find.
  3. Take care of yourself. Once you do release the spirit, it is important to explore what it is in you that attracted it to you.  Heal the unhealed. Regression therapy is an effective way to do this.
  4. Take care of yourself even more. I mentioned above the woman recalled my teaching her to protect herself with a bubble of light. It is a good daily practice to envision a lovely bubble of love and light around you. Describe this bubble as “a permeable membrane of love and light.” Then, in your own words set the boundary. For example: Love and light may enter. My own love and light may pass through. Darkness and heaviness must stay out. My own darkness and heaviness may leave. Energies that are not my own are not welcome to enter or attach. It takes not even a minute, and it works. If you do this with conviction, spirits may not attach to you.

No matter what, know for a fact that you do have the power within you to overcome this.

Tom is home.


A few days ago, a young woman came to me with the photo above and a story. She and her family had been painting a few rooms in their house. They moved some furniture to make room. Moving the furniture, as it often does, drew her attention to some dust. She cleaned. Later, she used one of the dressers she had just dusted as a seat while she put on her makeup. It was in the way in front of her mirror, so she made do. When she got up, she looked down at the dresser and found this… 1787 etched clearly in the top. It had not been there when she dusted. It had not been there just moments before. And it wasn’t as if her sitting on the dresser could have rubbed clear the numbers that had been there forever. It was an IKEA dresser — cheap, functional, and without a doubt, not anywhere near 227 years old.

She didn’t feel scared. She felt no negative energy in the house. She was more curious. She wondered what it was and who had written it. She asked me to help.

Channeling, I learned that the spirit who had etched the date was named Tom. He was not ill-intentioned at all, he was just lost. He had encountered the woman and her family at the park. He felt safe with them, so he followed them home. He had not been with them long. And all he really wanted to do was to get home, back to the spirit realm.

I gained his permission, the Elders’ permission, and the permission of the woman who had contacted me to release him. I facilitated remotely. Because the spirit was friendly and just wanted to return to the spirit realm, and because I had been in this house and could visualize the room in which he had made his temporary shelter, this was relatively easy.

I telepathically reached out to him as my spirit guide, his spirit guide, and escort spirits joined him. I asked him if he could see them and then warmly told him that they were there to guide him home. So happy, he allowed them to wrap him up in light and guide him back to the spirit realm. He was free.

This morning, I asked if Tom might be interested in speaking with me, to tell me about his last life and about the experience of returning to the spirit realm. He agreed. Here is our channeled conversation.

Me: Hello, Tom.

Tom: Hello.

Me: I am honored to speak with you.

Tom: I am honored as well.

Me: Tell me, please, how are you?

Tom: I am fine.

Me: Was there a reunion for you when you arrived home?

Tom: Yes! It was so wonderful to see all my friends and family again. I was so relieved, so happy. And it was decadent!

Me: Decadent? Was there a feast?

Tom: Yes, with cooked food!

Me: Cooked food? You’ve missed cooked food, I imagine.

Tom: Ohhh, yes.

Me: What was there to eat?

Tom: Veal and hot soup and wine.

Me: It sounds nice. Who was there to celebrate with you?

Tom: My entire soul group. Everyone came.

Me: That must have felt amazing. I can’t imagine the love, or how much they must have missed you.

Tom: We talked and shared everything. I had missed so much, but I am all caught up now.

Me: How many lifetimes had your group lived in the time you were stuck on the Earth plane?

Tom: Some one, others up to three.

Me: I see. Do you feel like you missed out or fell behind?

Tom: No. I will catch up!

Me: How many souls are in your group?

Tom: 13

Me: And are you excited to be back with them, and working with them again?

Tom: Yes.

Me: Tell me about your group, please. I’d like to know about them. Do you have a specialization?

Tom: Yes. We work with Xe.

Me: Xe is your spirit guide?

Tom: Yes. He is a very respected elder.

Me: I see. What type of work do you do? Remember, I am still on Earth plane and do not recall.

Tom: Oh, I remember. I was there for a long, long time.

Me: (Laughing) Yes, I didn’t think you could forget so soon.

Tom: We are zoologists.

Me: (Surprised) Zoologists? So do you work with beings from another realm?

Tom: Yes. We study all sorts of animal life and relate our learning to the souls of our realm.

Me: That’s fascinating. So are you a sort of Ambassador Soul?

Tom: Yes. We study and share.

Me: Was your work in your most recent past life on Earth somehow related to your work in the spirit realm?

Tom: Yes. I was an explorer. I came West with Bridger.

Me: Jim Bridger? You were in his party? When were you with him?

Tom: Around 1825.

Me: 1825 is when he was in this area. I’ve read he was among the first European Americans to see the Great Salt Lake, and at about that time, yes?

Tom: Yes. I was with him. It was a sight to behold.

Me: Were you with him to document the animals of the West as you traveled?

Tom: Yes. I was a very good artist.

Me: What was your full name?

Tom: I was Thomas Wipple.

Me: Did you work for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, and leave from St. Louis in 1822 like Bridger did?

Tom: Yes. I recorded the animals we saw in our travels.

Me: How old were you when you joined the company in St. Louis and headed west?

Tom: I was 30.

Me: So that means you were born in 1792?

Tom: Yes.

Me: So, Tom, what was the significance of the date 1787, the date you etched on the family’s dresser a few days ago?

Tom: When I was a boy, I borrowed a knife to etch that date into a tree. It was the year that my brother was born. I also etched the year he died. I made his grave marker.

Me: What year did he die, Tom?

Tom: 1798

Me: Your brother was very special to you?

Tom: Yes, he was.

Me: Did you finally get to reunite with him when you returned to the spirit realm?

Tom: Yes! It really was… well, no words can express.

Me: Is he a member of your soul group too?

Tom: Yes. We are reunited. And we will work together again soon on Earth.

Me: So, why did you etch 1787 into the dresser?

Tom: It is permanently etched on my soul. I remember it so well. I just thought it and it appeared on the dresser.

Me: Why did you etch on the dresser? What were you trying to do?

Tom: I wanted the woman to know I was there. I thought she might be able to help.

Me: To help you get home?

Tom: Yes, back to the spirit realm.

Me: Was there something about her that made you feel that she could help?

Tom: Yes, she was so bright. She is truly good. And shortly after, I got to return. She did help. She came to my rescue.

Me: Is there anything that you’d like to say to her?

Tom: Yes. Thank you. Thank you. And to you too. Thank you. You do beautiful work.

Me: Thank you, Tom. I am honored and happy that I could help you. I have a few last questions, if that is ok.

Tom: Yes.

Me: How did you die?

Tom: Even a strong man couldn’t survive a bullet to the chest.

Me: You were shot?

Tom: It was a stray bullet.

Me: How old were you then?

Tom: I was 45.

Me: So let’s see… that was 1837. Where were you?

Tom: I was in camp.

Me: Ah. I see. And you’ve been wandering about what has become Salt Lake City ever since?

Tom: Yes. I’ve seen a lot of changes.

Me: Why didn’t you return to the spirit realm when you died? Why did you stay?

Tom: I had children. I wanted to make sure they were fine.

Me: So you stayed to watch them grow up?

Tom: Yes. And then they died, and I was stuck.

Me: So you were reunited with them as well, in the spirit realm. Are they part of your soul group?

Tom: They are not, but they came to welcome me back, and they came to the feast.

Me: Tom, I am so glad you are home. I am happy you are with your loves again. I wish you the best. Thank you for speaking with me.

Tom: Thank you as well.