In a perfect world, you could permanently avoid dark energies and forever sidestep demonic forces.

Alas, the polarity of the universe dictates otherwise; sinister forces and evil spirits are part of the balance of things and our findings show they are sometimes predetermined to interfere with people’s lives in varying degrees.

Here’s a question we received recently about the topic:

“I wondered if you could answer a brief question on dark entities and how much they influence our lives. I’ve read your articles on this topic, but still can’t get clear on whether it’s our soul plan (the choices our higher self made before incarnating) i.e we chose difficult circumstances for learning purposes, (as the core circumstances are predestined as you say), but do dark entities play a role as well and if so how much? Or is it a combination of the two? I ask because as a ‘lightworker’ I understand that dark entities are particularly drawn to us to impede us in our spiritual development. I’ve always wondered but can’t find definitive answers. Thank you in advance”

Simply put, we believe it’s a combination of both. Your soul chooses key life trials and dark forces are sometimes part of those experiences.

Comprehensive astrology symbolizes this exceedingly well. For example, select fixed stars of a nefarious nature, along with key heavenly bodies in detriment, such as Saturn heavily afflicted (also reflecting wickedness), may be part of patterns that symbolize a series of challenging love life relationships through a person’s thirties. But then her collective timing changes, representing circumstances much more closely aligned with her overall natal patterns, and later in life she experiences far more rewards in her romantic life. In this case, it appears dark energies (which encouraged bad behavior by early life romantic partners) were part of her fate for soul growth.

Our experience and findings show that although dark energies may be drawn to your Light, it can be more complex than bullying energies targeting you to impede your spiritual development for lack of nothing better to do.

I’ve learned a lot about good and evil. They are not always what they appear to be.
Charles Van Doren

Besides being troublemakers, sinister forces are sometimes part of the same astrology and numerology patterns symbolizing rewards and honors. A real life, apt analogy involves a powerful organized crime organization assisting government agencies to help avert an attack on the country’s infrastructure, and maintain economic stability and growth. Criminals also force society to get better and stronger just as viruses force your body’s immunity to strengthen. Cops and robbers (light and dark forces) sometimes work together for the ultimate good, just as musical harmony and dissonance can be part of the same overall masterpiece.

Consider the polarities of your right and left hand, how they work together, how you wouldn’t know happiness without sadness, day and night, hot and cold, young and old, harmony and strife, receiving and giving, feminine and masculine energies, and so on.

“Polarity, or action and reaction, we meet in every part of nature; in darkness and light; in heat and cold; in the ebb and flow of waters; in male and female; in the inspiration and expiration of plants and animals; in the equation of quantity and quality in the fluids of the animal body; in the systole and diastole of the heart; in the undulations of fluids, and of sound; in the centrifugal and centripetal gravity; in electricity, galvanism, and chemical affinity. Super-induce magnetism at one end of a needle; the opposite magnetism takes place at the other end. If the south attracts, the north repels. To empty here, you must condense there. An inevitable dualism bisects nature, so that each thing is a half, and suggests another thing to make it whole; as, spirit, matter; man, woman; odd, even; subjective, objective; in, out; upper, under; motion, rest; yea, nay.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Compensation, 1841

Ultimately, we believe demonic influence and the role of dark energies depends on the situation, karma, and person. Negative entities can also be seen as just another obstacle, like bad weather or traffic. Daily mediation and asking powerful spiritual helpers on the other side for protection and help can guard against negative energy. But like with dirt, you get dirty daily and need to keep cleaning.

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