A Demonic Threat and Help From A Realized Master

An unusual date


There come moments when life provides one last opportunity to enjoy something you once had but lost, as if the hands of time are briefly turned backward. So it was in 1990 when the Godfather Part III premiered. I loved the previous two Godfather movies that featured Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in the 70’s and eagerly anticipated the third installment. To reiterate that moments can be had one last time, a week before the movie hit Lawrence an old girlfriend named Lisa called and wanted to go out. She periodically wrote letters to me after we stopped dating, but I hadn’t seen her regularly for six years. I suggested seeing “The Godfather Part 3” that weekend. She eagerly accepted.

She still lived in her parent’s home, and I felt an eerie sense of déjà vu when I was greeted at the door by her father. He shook my hand vigorously and welcomed me inside as if it was still 1983, and I was the same young man interested in his daughter. He was naturally shy so small talk was strained, but he always accorded me trust and respect and I enjoyed his wry sense of humor. After a few moments Lisa came downstairs in a dress and shawl and greeted me with a hug. She was overdressed for dinner and a movie, but smiled as if she knew I was thinking she was as gorgeous as ever. The years had done nothing to her beautiful face, perfect hair, and long graceful legs. I thought to myself that the evening will be interesting. I couldn’t yet understand how accurate my assessment was.

We arrived early at the theater and sat watching the other moviegoers arrive. To my surprise, she cautiously reached for my hand and placed her own inside it. I looked toward her and smiled. She returned my look briefly before lowering her eyes. The movie was long but dramatic, and I believed Lisa enjoyed it as much as I did. During the closing credits she assured me that whenever she thought of gangsters it would remind her of me. I accepted that as the ultimate compliment—Michael Corleone was my hero, after all.

We left the theater and I asked Lisa if she was hungry. She was famished and eagerly accepted my invitation to dinner, so we drove to my favorite Italian restaurant. We were led to a comfortable booth in the corner away from other diners; free to talk and eat in privacy. After the waitress set bread and olive oil before us and took our order, I asked why she called me after all these months. I was startled to hear her response.


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Lisa nonchalantly asserted that Satan wanted to claim her, and years ago she learned in a dream that I was a Realized Master and the only one who could help her. I wondered aloud what a Realized Master was, but she had no answers. I asked how she thought I could possibly help, and she claimed that Satan wouldn’t take her if he knew I protected her. I couldn’t recall her religious convictions, but I suggested she should look to God for the help she required. I had no knowledge or skills to combat demons. She insisted I didn’t need to do anything—simply being with her was enough. If he saw her with me, Satan would leave her alone forever. She explained it was no coincidence we worked together as teenagers, and it was ordained we date a few years later. Those were two occasions demons menaced her, and God brought me to her both times. Satan nearly won when she tried to harm herself, but my introduction to her was an intervention that thwarted his evil intent. She was convinced this was the last time she would be bothered by his malevolent presence. My mind drifted back to a time years earlier when another woman I knew claimed she was stalked by something evil and only felt safe in my presence. I was staggered by the strange parallels between Lisa’s story and that one. How was it possible to meet more than one woman who thought I saved them from demons, or in this case Satan himself? What explained two people believing they were safe from malevolent forces only in my presence?


Lisa explained with sympathy that she was no longer interested in me romantically, but needed this final evening together to ward off the devil and save her life. She hoped I would understand. I was at a complete loss for words. I said I was happy to help, and asked if she required anything else. I jokingly suggested sleeping together; just to be sure in the morning that Satan knew I was still around. She laughed and said my suggestion was unnecessary, but a nice try.


My awkward attempt at levity cut through the tension a bit, and we moved onto other topics. The remainder of dinner was filled with small talk, as if explaining that Satan stalked her was as mundane as doing her laundry. I remembered enough odd moments with her to assume perhaps everything was always the same for her. She embraced the fantastic in a casual way without attempting to understand it, and awarded it equal credence in her life. It was an unwittingly enlightened thing to do.


We finished our dinner and I drove her home. I walked her to the door and we embraced but didn’t kiss. Saving Lisa from Satan didn’t warrant that much affection. I told her I enjoyed the evening, and if she wanted to see me again she should feel free to call. She assured me she would, and said good-night.


I left her house bewildered, and rushed across town to tell an old and trusted friend about my evening. He wondered why I was shocked to believe I saved her from Satan, and suggested I likely saved lots of people from demonic influences. When I remarked that fighting Satan was out of my league, he shook his head and grinned. I asked how he thought I might have been able to accomplish this without even realizing it. He said it didn’t matter. What mattered was that others knew what I was capable of. I smiled at him. My friend articulated what Lisa couldn’t: that I had a kind of gift others sensed and believed in. He said it in a way that flattered me, and I accepted the bizarre if unlikely compliment without protest. I couldn’t accept something so fantastic, but acknowledged the odd coincidence of two different women believing they were safe from an unworldly presence when they were with me.


I sat up in bed that night, lost in thought. I pondered Lisa’s emotional stability and wondered if there was cause for concern. Occasionally bizarre behavior was never beyond her abilities, but her conduct never before suggested anything to be worried about. I wondered what a Realized Master was supposed to be. I recognized it as a term indicating self-enlightenment, but hardly placed myself in that category. Was the phrase just a random part of Lisa’s dream years earlier, or did it actually have a meaning? I was certain I possessed no power or influence that could help her in any way, but she believed I did. Could that be enough to see her through whatever crisis she was really dealing with? I noted with irony that it didn’t matter if I had some unusual ability or not. I was certain I would never interact with her again. Lisa was convinced she was free and safe. She didn’t need me any longer.



Names and circumstances have been altered to protect the privacy of those involved.


2012: An Update


Except for random encounters at grocery stores or social events, I never saw Lisa again. She married, raised a family and lived a seemingly normal existence. Mutual friends have never described emotional trouble or unusual behavior. On the surface, it would appear her life has been normal in every way since that final evening we spent together.

I have sometimes wondered what really occurred that prompted her to contact me. I was never convinced she attempted to deceive or manipulate me that evening because all she gained from our date (on the surface, at least) was dinner and a movie. If she never intended to see me again, what was the point of a deception?

This was the second of three odd yet similar experiences. Once before and once afterwards, another person sought me out for protection against forces that could not be understood. In each case, someone came to me convinced I could protect them from the unknown. At least to the people that sought me out, it seemed I accomplished what they wanted me to. After each event, the perceived danger had ended. They were apparently safe thereafter. I never "did" anything. Apparently my presence was enough.

I never learned what Lisa meant by referring to me as a "Realized Master". There was no Google in those days to offer quick reference, and even if Google existed, it would not explain what Lisa thought the term meant. She still lives nearby, but it would be awkward and pointless to attempt to learn what she meant after so long. She might not even remember using the phrase.

There is no moral to this story, unless it is that you might be capable of helping someone, even if you don't know what to do. In this case it was simple because my presence was apparently enough. Perhaps, ultimately, we are all capable of far more than we realize.

Take care, my friends.


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

Wow!

That's pretty amazing Mike.

Anything else happen?


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Interesting hub. I am sitting here thinking about this. Hmmmmmmm....I have never really heard of a realized Master, maybe like Ghandi or a Shaman possibly? I don't know-only Lisa would know. Or it could just be possible that this is her 'interpretation' of you-her word for the certain things you eminate. I think so.

When I see people-even through writings here-or even Twig when I met him on-line-I call it 'shining' They stand out. I am not sure if it is my mind picking it up? My spirit? My soul? I dunno. But I clearly see brightness...and others...darkness..different shades if that makes sense. Possibly that is what she meant?

I can tell you this much--you shine to me. Why? I dunno. There are a few here in the hubs that shine to me. Why? I dunno. I see it-or I feel it-I don't know where it comes from or why-but I do know that it is someone who is usually a really really good person-and I feel that God has a reason for me to get to know them--so I do. So now you know "you shine." ;)

I bet that you would rather have a woman who wants to hold your hand and be next to you because you are a good man instead of a warrior against demons though huh? I guess you could be both right? hehehe love ya!


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Sabreblade, thanks for reading. What happened next? I bumped into Lisa a time or two, but we never spent time together again. She married, raised a family and, I assume, lived a life without unusual occurances. Whatever she thought I did for her that night and in the past--she never needed it again.

Strange times...

Well, thanks again for reading, Sabreblade. I appreciate your comments.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Thanks for reading, Ghost. I was hoping you would find my hub and offer your thoughts.

There are two other similar occasions in my life; I will likely tell one here sometime, the other might not see a public post because of the circumstances. Both were occasions where people believed I could protect them from some type of danger or evil. This was the most mundane, which was why I started with it.

Perhaps the expression "Realized Master" was in fact an interpretation of what Lisa saw in me. I never found a meaning for this term that seemed to relate to anything Lisa was talking about. I think somewhere along the way, I might have heard the expression again. It is hard to remember.

You are correct, I would much rather hold hands and watch a movie than battle demons--but I guess I could take a crack at both if the situation demanded it!

Thanks for commenting, and I would welcome any further insights you might have.

Mike


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Interesting really. I have no real answers to many things I have experienced either. I am a true believer in God so not quite sure of the 'whys' of apparently more than a few have come to you as their protector? A good question..what do you feel about this? Honestly, I would feel gyped somewhat. I think about a man who used to be in my life and often,too often he would say to me, "I like being with you, you make me feel good about myself," but then went to be with someone he was miserable with? When I read your words it jogged my memory. Like...hey! I like you and you kind a use me to feel good for yourself..what about me? Hehehe.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Hi Ghost! I know exactly what you are saying and did feel a bit used when someone would look to me for safety or comfort but no more. I always wondered what made me good enough to have around in bad times, but not during the good times. It was a pattern in my life for a long time, both with casual acquaintances and people closer to me.

I still could not say why people viewed me as a protector. If there was a tangible reason, it has not been made apparent to me. I think we need to leave handling Satan to God--I'm not up to the task. But, folks did indeed seem to believe I could help them, just by being there. I have never believed there was more to me than I knew, however.

I could easily see folks coming to you to help them feel better about themselves. You are kind and supportive and people need that. I feel I am that type of person, also. But when they get the support they need, they move on, like Lisa did. And she expected me to understand.

Life is...interesting. Isn't it?


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Yes, I leave the demon fighting to God. I just say a prayer when they bother me--no lies--that story is ALL true--The demonic stuff-crazy world we live in-I can't explain it. I just know God and evil exists. No one could change my mind.

Yes...they move on...the way I see it now at my age...they were not the person I was 'meant' to be with, so the anger, bitterness is gone. I feel happy because I know that I would not have been happy with those who just fed off me-making themselves happy. They were not strong people, spiritually, mentally...It is far best to wait for someone who can give as well as take. I have no regrets any longer. I feel that I have been blessed with new opprotunities to have what I seek-true love that is reciprocated for the first time in my life. I know that makes sense to you..how..I dunno. hehehe. I say I dunno alot don't I?


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Ghost, I feel the same way. I wasn't meant to be with these folks who sought me out for comfort or protection and then moved on. Whatever bond was there was not strong, or perhaps it was not real. It wasn't enough, at any rate. New opportunities do indeed dawn. And, yup, what you seek does make sense to me. Very much so.

God and evil do exist, by the way. I know it, also. And it is a crazy world we live in...


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Denizee 6 years ago

Excellent read; although an abnormal experience for you - perhaps she believed in Angels on earth - to guide and protect her; and your past relationship with her kept her sanity at it's best when plagued by "demons", of her own choice or those born within her. My life pattern is somewhat parallel to yours. People lean on me for comfort yet I don't feel comfortable with leaning back when I have problems to resolve or need a safety net to catch me. A very touching, well thought out post - true to life are my favorites.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Denizee, thanks for reading. I have wondered in the past if Lisa's assertion that Satan menaced her was an unintentional metaphor. Was it her way of articulating the inner demons? Was my role one of comfort and support, and I needed no powers other than the abillity to remain calm? I don't know.

I had a friend who has now passed away (the friend I mentioned in this hub, actually), and he too was always ready to lend a helping hand, but could never find it within himself to reach out to others when he needed help. I always wished he had--I felt his life could have been made easier in that sense. I shared this trait with him, but not to the same degree. I hope you will reach out to a friend or relative when you really need to.

Thanks for your comments.

Mike


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

What an interesting hub. I don't know what to believe about it. I can sense your ambivalence, also, but I believe you are well-intended towards people, and Lisa, too.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Paradise7, thanks for your comments.

It is hard to know what the truth of this situation was. I never discovered what Lisa was actually afraid of, outside of the broad comments about Satan. I never knew what she felt like on the inside and could only express in this manner. Had I not been so surprised, I might have had the mental agility to ask the correct questions and determine what the situation was.

I have experienced many strange things in my life and I do not categorically discount anything she said to me. However, more than 25 years later, I still don't feel like I'm the one you should call if Satan is after you. I did care and want to help her. And, then and now, I hope she has a good life.

Thanks for reading.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan

Mike, what an interesting and odd situation. You mentioned it has happened two other times. Coincidence .. hmm-mm that kind of thing doesn't usually just happen .. even once .. Lisa was obviously blessed by your presence since she did not die and continues on with life. :) Don't you wish you could do a rewind sometimes? It would be interesting to understand more of what was going on ... to have the opportunity to ask more questions ... but I'm sure the shock froze your brain .. it would have shut mine down for sure ..


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Mekenzie, thanks for your comments. I do indeed wish I could have a "do-over" of sorts with that evening, and come prepared with questions that might have led me to assess what she experienced and felt. I never doubted her sincerity, never considered it an odd type of put-on (that was not in her character, even if there would be a point to such an odd deception), but never really understood it, either.

Perhaps it was exactly what she claimed it was--I have no reason to believe Satan does not seek souls, and no cause to question that Lisa sought me out because she felt safe with me. Satan might have been how she interpreted another type of experience. I still cannot say.

Regardless of what this evening truly represented, I like to believe that my presence really was a help and comfort that she needed. From that perspective, I am glad to have provided it. Lisa did not die, she is a wife and mother. I'm content to have made a difference, even if I had no idea what I actually did.

Thanks again for your comments.

Mike


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

Mike, better a Realized Master than the other way around. Didn't you google the term? Sheesh, I would have run to google. Anyway, that is a compliment even though it's a pretty weird one. It's a wonderful thing to have people think that way about you.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Dolores, thanks for your comments. Of course, Google was still about 8-10 years away when this happened, and while I certainly researched the term Realized Master since then, I sought a meaning that might have specific relevance to Lisa, the dream that offered her the term, and how she related it to her situation. She was an educated young woman, but hardly studied in a path of spiritual enlightenment.

As you say, better a Realized Master than the other way around, and I will take a compliment any way I can get one!

Thanks again, Dolores, for reading.


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

It's the goatee.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Mike - Very interesting hub. I like Dolores think alike. I ran to google and googled realized master. This is what I found. Below are just a few of,

The qualities of a Realized Master

A Master is spiritually awake.

A Master is actively engaged in regular spiritual practice to strengthen and deepen his awakening.

To the best of his ability, a Master loves unconditionally.

A Master strives to be uncompromising in his integrity.

A Master is honest, trustworthy and consistent in his words and actions.

A Master is willing to be emotionally open and vulnerable, and does not hide his feelings but instead expresses them in a healthy manner.

A Master is self-sufficient.

A Master knows that while pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Here is the link.

http://mastertaino.com/Qualities_of_a_Master.htm

Check it out, based on the first five or six qualities, I'd say she's pretty accurate.

Sage


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Ben, you reasoned it out! It was the goatee all along!!!

Thanks for reading!


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Sage, thank you for your input. Since Lisa's reference to a Realized Master was directed toward me, I accept it as a compliment, although I still doubt she knew what the term referred to--it was just something random from a dream she had. I would guess that I fall short in many of these descriptions, but in my own way I'm trying. And, I will check out the link.

Thanks very much for your comments.

Mike


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Goatee aside, I really did enjoy the way you illustrated the contrast between such a fanciful/fantastic notion as Satan conquering another, and you perceiving the interaction in a mundane way, as would most anyone I think, myself included. I was raised Roman Catholic, I heard more about the Devil than I did about Jesus growing up. I reckon myself some sort of layperson expert. I think if you are a Realized Master you must be one of clear sight, maybe that was part of what your girlfriend saw. I also enjoyed hearing about your sinking ship advances, that is how I would have played it, at least for me, I would need the humor, or levity as you said.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Thanks, Ben. Y'know, I was raised Roman Catholic also, and it was quite easy to think of Satan menacing a young woman I knew.... almost natural, let's say.

And yes, Realized Master or not, no amount of clarity really prepared me to deal with the odd events of that evening. I had no idea how to react--hence, my lame attempts at humor. She understood I was not ridiculing her. I mean, what else do you say there....?

Well, thanks again for stopping by.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Mike, what a fascinating and almost scary story. I'm not much into the paranormal type of stuff myself but I know that strange things do happen. For example, a friend of mine, this is many, many years ago, and his mother rented a house and one evening blood started dripping down the wall as they were eating their evening meal. Needless to say they were horrified and scared. He did some research into the history of the house and found that a person had some years before been murdered in that room. Weird, hey? They found another place to live in rather short order!

I don't know what they did like did they have the fluid they called blood analysed in any way? I would certainly have tried something like that. Maybe Ishould write a story around that incident?

As Hamlet said to Horatio: "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

Anyway thanks for sharing your strange encounter with "Lisa". It really is interesting.

Love and peace

Tony


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Tony, you should definitely write about the incident. You are sure to get interested readers. It would indeed have been interesting to analyze the liquid and verify that it was blood. Another explanation would have been found if it were something else, but if it rally was blood... like you (and Hamlet) said, "There are more things..."

Thanks for reading, Tony. I appreciate your comments.

Mike


Susan 6 years ago

Very interesting reading here. You were meant to be a soul of strong comfort at a time when other's needed one. I see this often everywhere I go Mike. None of us will ever have all the answers as to why or why not, many things are never explained to us and sometimes better left alone. Have you ever looked up at the stars at night when the sky was clear. Did you stare and at them wondering, how far do they go and do they ever stop? Is there a wall on the other side where the stars end? If there is, what's on the other side of that? So many times I've looked up and had those thoughts Mike. Not anymore, now I just look up and enjoy what I see. I realized if I continued to think in those terms..I might just drive my self crazy because there is no answer. So now I just look up at it's beauty and be glad for what I see. Thanks for writing and sharing this.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Susan, thank you so much for your comments and insights. I confess, I am the type to wonder what is behind what I see, and you are absolutely correct--there are times when it is enough to take things at their face value. I was apparently able to offer a sense of comfort and safety to a young lady who needed exactly that. Perhaps there is in fact no reason to look any further. I am glad I was able to offer the support Lisa required, she was a good soul (and still is, I am sure).

Thanks again, I appreciate your comments very much.

Mike


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susanlang 6 years ago

Thank you for becomming my fan, I'm honored that you are following my work.

Warm wishes,

Susan


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

The honor is all mine, Susan. Thank you.

Mike


Madame X 6 years ago

I don't doubt for a moment that you did that for her Mike. There are a lot of unacknowledged energies in our world.

A realized master is defined as "one who has attained God" in many Eastern religious traditions. They are said to have one foot in our world and the other immersed in God. As a result of this state they can and do affect the ebb and flow of our more mundane existence. Christ was a realized master, for example.

So Lisa calling you a realized master was not exactly accurate (unless you know something the rest of us don't:) but from her point of view I think she saw an energy that you possess that others didn't, and she acted on it. I may sound kinda out there, but I base this on my own personal experiences.

You are a rare being - so you might as well enjoy it :)


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Madame X, thanks for reading. I certainly agree with your statement that there are a lot of unacknowledged energies in our world, and there are certainly opportunities to touch upon them, consciously or unconsciously. I suspect Lisa was very in tune with some types of energies--perhaps I was (or am), as well.

I will humbly submit to your conclusion that I am not a realized master--there is nothing I'm hiding in that regard. She certainly felt I possessed something that would be of use to her, and if I did, well--you're right, I might as well indeed enjoy it.

Thanks very much for your insights, they are appreciated.

Mike


StormRyder 6 years ago

WoW...very intense and well written Mike..as is all of your work..Thank you for sharing this!

Stormy....


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

StormRyder, thanks for reading. Read a few of your hubs last night, and I must return the compliment.

Thanks again.

Mike


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JannyC 6 years ago

Nicely written wow.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Janny, thanks for reading. This is a true story. I need to find those hulking guardian angels again, don't I? Just in case....

Thanks again.

Mike


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BeccaHubbardWoods 6 years ago from Outside your window...

This is the second of your hubs I've read in which you speak of this. So since I'm pretty much evil, I should stay away from you? ;) Great story, and I look forward to hearing more about these occurrences.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Becca, NOOOO!!! If you're pretty much evil, I will take my chances. Never stay away!

Yes, I've described two of the three times an occurance like this took place. Because of the situation, I might not describe the third--we shall see. But I am so appreciative that you came and read my work.

Be sure to come back--evil or not! ;)

Thanks again, Becca.

Mike


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Mike, this article was a very interesting read and written very well. I am sorry things did not turn out like you would have liked, but I think you are better off without her.

From a practical standpoint the Bible does not discuss the concept of a "Realized Master", but it does seem the Apostles had these abilities and were a force to be reckoned with in the spirit world.

My personal take is that "Lisa" is somewhat of a flake and was using you as some kind of magic amulet she could wear around her neck to ward off evil.

The other problem I have with her is that instead of fleeing to Christ, she ran to you. Instead of approaching the One who could help her, she went to one who couldn't. I say this not intending to diminish your fine character or insult you in any way, but as you said, dealing with Satan is an activity out of your pay grade.

It seems as though Lisa is a misguided and superstitious sort who thinks you are some kind of good luck charm. The danger is that she thinks that she is out of Satan's grasp now, because she met with you.

Satan often sends strong delusions to the weak-minded and just when someone thinks they are out of harms way and are safe and sound and able to let their guard down - that's when he strikes.

The other issue is what you believe about yourself. Using Lisa, Satan could have sent you a message that you are on some enlightened pathway to Godliness, when, in fact, you may not be, thus lulling you into a false-sense of security, so to speak.

Best wishes and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer


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Mike Lickteig 4 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

CJ Sledgehammer, I thank you for your thoughtful remarks and insights. I would not dispute your analysis of this situation. Despite my friend's assertion that there was no reason to assume Lisa was misguided in seeking me out, there was also no reason to believe I could help her. An odd aspect of this situation was that similar things happened on two other occasions. I can offer no explanations, then or now, but it is interesting that three times someone (each time someone different) has come to me for this type of protection.

I was raised Catholic and am a religious man, and I accept the things you have said in your comments. As for how things went with Lisa, well--I might have wished for something different at the time, but it all came out okay for me in the end.

Thanks again for your comments.

Mike


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Hi, Mike:

You said, "...it is interesting that three times someone (each time someone different) has come to me for this type of protection."

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You know, Mike, you got me thinking about this a bit and now that I think back on it, I had a similar experience happen to me.

Years ago, someone told me that they thought they had been visited by a demonic entity, and out of fear sought refuge and comfort in my presence, because, she said, evil did not feel comfortable around me so she knew she was safe.

Now, this person knew that I delighted myself in God's Word and spent a lot of time with the Almighty and His Son in meditation and in prayer, hence seeking me for protection.

Just like in your case, this misguided soul sought me out instead of God. I then started thinking about this, too. Perhaps if someone is highly superstitious or a very weak "believer", they may not know how to approach the Almighty or His Only begotten Son, but know enough to seek out one of His servants who does.

I then had this strange encounter with a woman at the local supermarket, who couldn't take her eyes off me from the moment I walked in (and sadly, it's not because I'm a "hunk" or anything like that).

After a few minutes watching me intently and casually following me around the store (hoping not to be noticed), she boldly stopped me in my tracks and told me that I had a pure golden aura surrounding me, which gave off a warm, yet powerful glow. And, this aura, she said enthusiastically, was something that she had only encountered once before.

At this point, she wanted to know everything about me and my life's story, but I thought perhaps it was just a unique, albeit desperate pick-up line. I admit I was rendered speechless, because I do not believe in that kind of thing nor did I know what to say. I kindly thanked her and resumed my shopping, looking behind myself now and then just to make sure she wasn't still following me. :0)

So, I've said all that just to say this: Perhaps there is something to this after all? Perhaps a person's inner essence can be seen and felt by those who are hyper-sensitive to such phenomena? What do you think?

Best wishes and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer


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Mike Lickteig 4 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

CJ, thanks for stopping back by, and I apologize for taking so long to respond to your words. Your story is an interesting one and leads to many questions, most of which you have asked. Perhaps some people can see the goodness in people and reach out to them when they experience it, not knowing how to find God in their lives. It makes sense. It seems logical to think that folks will see things in people and attribute it to them. Whether that is fair or deserved or not, perhaps it should be acknowledged. In our own way, it sounds as if our stories are similar in this regard.

Thanks again.

Mike

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