Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” Mark 1:23-25
There is a lot about the world around us that we do not see nor understand. Either we do not know the process involved nor aware of the forces at work. Over time, we have learned a lot more about the universe we live in. But it is well possible that there are still beings that we may have inklings about but totally unaware of. Physics accepts the possibility of parallel universes and of alternate consciousness. Men’s religious experience speak of spirits and souls.
Right after my recent operation, I had the experience of not being myself. It was like another spirit has taken over me and I was doing and saying things that sounded strange and unfamiliar even to myself. I even thought that I have taken on the personality of the person or persons whose blood has been transfused into me. I was wallowing in pain and self-pity, it really felt an evil spirit has possessed me.
I have also had gladsome experiences of good spirits in my life. There have been moments of intense joy and happiness in my life, of immense peace and tranquility in certain events, of immeasurable love and affection during the most unexpected occasions. these moments have often been without physical explanations. But there is that overpowering feeling of a loving presence, an embrace that makes everything all right, a reassuring silence that guarantees all things are as they should be.