There is a tall black shadow around my wife and sometimes around her family as well. What does this shadow want? How can we as a family get rid of it? I feel it has imprinted itself on my wife's energy, as well as on my kids' and my own energy. She feels drained and tired, and is often depressed. Thanks for considering my question.
Most people equate black with evil, which leads to many misconceptions. This black shadowy figure is actually a protective spirit.
Black protective spirits are the BIG DOGS, so to speak. When we have them around, we REALLY need protecting. This being is around your wife because she is depressed; it is not causing the depression. Chronic depression usually begins gradually, with slight feelings of sadness that gradually build in intensity.
A depressed person may begin to have difficulty sleeping or want to sleep more than usual, experience changes in eating habits, feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, low energy, restlessness, loss of interest in normal activities, decreased sex drive, feelings of guilt for no apparent reason, difficulty maintaining relationships, and trouble concentrating. People with chronic depression have at least two of these symptoms for a period of two years or more. People with chronic depression are also generally extremely critical of themselves and others.
You "saw" this darkness and ASSSUMED as many people would that it must be some evil or negative force. This idea then became a dumping ground for all your family's problems and issues.
I venture to say many people have seen these beings out of the corners of their eyes. I had one in my life for a while. The building I was occupying not only had really negative energy attached to it, but I also had a person living with me at the time who was in the throes of addiction.
The black entity came to protect me and my children from all the negativity inside the place. I called the entity a HE because he felt male to me. I used to see mine standing in the doorway (covering up most of it) or passing by a doorway when I was in a room. I would look quickly in that direction but see nothing there. They are plentiful. If you see one, do not be afraid.
If you would like to make sure that nothing evil is in your house, do a really quick housecleaning. Stand in the center of the house or as close as you can get to it and say very loudly, "If you are not here from Love and Light, I command you in the name of the One God to leave this place immediately." Anything evil or negative will have to leave. You can repeat this as many times as you wish until you feel comfortable, but once should be sufficient.
Once you are sure your house is clean, if you still see the black shadow, then you can address the real issue: getting your wife treatment for chronic depression.
I wish you all a sense of well-being.
Often we invite things like this shadow into our lives without meaning to. Sometimes no matter what kind of protection you have, carry or employ, negative entities will attach themselves on their own. There may be no rhyme or reason to it, they just show up!
There are several ways to rid yourselves of this entity that has attached itself to your wife and her family. She feels tired and drained all the time because carrying this entity around is like having BOULDERS around her neck. Bless her heart!
She might need some outside help to get rid of whatever is plaguing her. Beware of "fake healers" who say they can dispel this entity for you. If you're not going to do it yourselves, then you need someone with experience who knows exactly what to do.
Probably the easiest and quickest way to rid her of this burden is to take her to a Buddhist Temple. For a tiny fee, the Monks there will balance her chakras and dispel any negativity that is hanging around her. A Catholic priest might be able to do the same thing, but they don't get as much practice, and they're often unwilling to participate in anything they don't totally understand.
If you and your family would rather do it yourselves, here is a ritual that I know has worked for other people in the past. If done properly, this ritual will dispel that dark shadow and free your wife and her family from whatever is draining her and spooking the rest of you.
To begin, take a green candle, an ivy plant and a green fruit like a pear or apple. You'll also need a bell. Cast your circle (with you and your wife inside) and call in your corners. Cut the fruit into four pieces and arrange it facing the four directions.
Light the candle, then face north and have her say, "By the powers of the northern light, I break all bonds of negativity with this shadow in my life." Ring the bell. Allow it to resonate. Face south and have her say, "By the powers of the southern side, I am strong in my power. Let my powers rise and dispel this shadow." Ring the bell.
Face east while she says, "By the powers of the eastern sun, I have faced this shadow. I watch it run." Ring the bell. Face west and have her say, "By the powers of the western night, I face my fears and they take flight." Ring the bell. Blow out the candle.
Have your wife eat the fruit. Release the corners and reverse your circle. She should be free of that awful entity forever. Her energy will begin to return, and she'll be protected from this sort of experience in the future. Good luck!
Many times in life we hear, "You will always have what you NEED, but not necessarily what you WANT." Your spirit must have needed to experience the feeling of leaving your human body, and the suggestion in the next chapter of Sylvia Brown's book was all it took to get you there.
Even though you hadn't read it yet, your SOUL recognized the title of that chapter as something it had been seeking, and your soul, knowing that you had that reference to read after your experience, got with it and out you went!
While I don't usually recommend her books, Sylvia Brown has a wide reaching and powerful effect on lots of people. A Gemini like you would be able to relate easily to her writing and put it to good use. Synchronicity - you gotta love it!
I like your description of "getting caught." That's exactly what it feels like, isn't it? One minute you're free and hovering above the room, and the next minute, ZAP! back down into your corporeal form you go!
As a little kid, I loved that "feeling of return." With practice, most of the time we can control that event, but sometimes, when our physical ears hear a distracting noise or something else occurs to knock us back into reality, back we go. With practice you will be able to control your return better.
I find it interesting that you were visiting your mother-in-law and not someone in your own genetic family. Evidently, you and your husband got married for reasons that are even deeper than love. His family's interest in "psychic stuff" will nurture your children in such matters and help them to grow into their own abilities.
You'll never have to be concerned that when your daughter visits them, she'll be discouraged from exploring her own psychic life and power. My parents encouraged me to develop my psychic senses in a time when it wasn't nice to even discuss such things in public. Heck, it's STILL not considered a great topic at the dinner table in some families!
Your kids will get to talk about it ALL and ask questions and read and study. This is going to give them such an edge in life! Talk with your husband about how you want to present this to your kiddos, so that you are united in your approach and ready to tell them their experiences are all natural and okay.
A word or two of warning: Geminis often have difficulty staying grounded in REAL LIFE. Don't get so strung out on your ASTRAL life that you neglect what you're doing here on Earth.
You are at the beginning of a long journey to learn where your power really lies. Try to be patient with this process and take your time.