|This week I’m reading Feeding Your Demons by Tsultrim Allione which offers a powerful technique for liberating yourself from negativity and fear. The book guides you through the five step process of feeding your demons which is based on the ancient practice of Chöd from Tibet.
Your demons are your fears and blind spots, negative emotions and self-defeating patterns of behaviour – in other words, your shadow. It seems counterintuitive to feed your demons, but actually it makes a lot of sense. Rather than denying or repressing difficult emotions, you turn towards them and make friends with them. That way, you can discover the real reason the demon was created and so heal the problem. If you try to attack your demons head on, they’ll fight back and cause more problems. But when you feed them, you treat them with compassion and understanding, and then they become your friends.
The book is full of examples from people of have successfully fed their demons and transformed themselves and their lives as a result:
Frances felt very small compared to the demon and realised that he wanted her to serve him and only do what he wanted. This would make the demon feel powerful, big and strong. So Frances followed the steps and dissolved her body into a nectar of power and strength and fed it to the demon.
Some demons can be transformed quickly, like this one, but others take longer. Feeding Your Demons is a truly useful book which will help you to transform your fear and make friends with yourself. Highly recommended.
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