As long as I can remember, I was always afraid of the dark. As a little girl, I slept with a nightlight and continued to do so until I went to college. There are vivid memories in my head of calling my father from the safety of my bed to turn on my nightlight when he forgot. Now I crave a dark room to sleep and do not unnecessarily fear the darkness because I have come to understand the depths of dark and light on a deeper level thanks to Linda Darin’s spiritual teachings.
I grew up in a traditional household with parents who were practicing Catholics. They took my brother and I to church every Sunday. We said the same prayer before dinner every night. My parents served as Eucharistic ministers and my father was a cantor at our church. I did not connect to religion and knew deep down that there had to be more than what I was experiencing. The disconnect was real and I knew that I needed spiritual help. It took me many years to find my way to spirituality and healing. This opening to experiencing God began when I met Linda Darin.
I was desperate for healing and knew, once I met Linda, that I was in the right place. She helped me to see with new eyes what I refused to see and accept my entire life. That darkness that I feared so deeply was not the absence of sunlight or electricity, it was spiritual darkness. It was demons, entities, and negative energies that disturb all our lives at different times. I found this very hard to accept even though it is in God’s Word. I needed spiritual help in order to be delivered from the forces of evil. One of the books that Linda recommended was Deliverance from Evil Spirits by Michael Scanlan and Randall J. Cirner. I went over this book with Linda countless times but it wasn’t until I accepted the true darkness that I could fully comprehend what was written.
This book describes ‘Parental curses, deliberately or ignorantly invoked, parental involvement with the occult, astrology, spiritism, parental bondage to drugs – in short, any form of parental bondage to evil spirits or serious abnegation of responsibility can expose their children to evil spirits.’ I have been exposed most of my life. As I reflect, I feel most of my headaches as a child was because of the evil I lived with.
For over a decade, my father has studied spiritism and astrology with a woman who talks to spirit guides and angels. He does energy work on himself and sends me uninvited energy. Several times my arms started to shake and there was an energetic pull that did not want to let go in my healing sessions. It was revealed that my father was trying to send energy in order to keep a hold on me. My father is a very controlling man and tries to control my life in every way possible. It is all about power, control, and manipulation. He wants power and control over me so that I can be his servant.
Besides sending me unwanted negative energy, he also manipulates me with financial support at the age of thirty-eight. My mother is a daughter of two Italian immigrants and is very familiar with the evil eye. It was always mentioned in our house but never discussed. I recall years ago a phone conversation with my mother and her surmising that I had a curse (the evil eye) but on me. She told me that she could call up a friend of the family, an Italian woman, and have it taken off. I found it quite humorous at the time and did not take her seriously. This was a pattern in my life, I either feared spiritual darkness, or I ignored it and seemingly laughed it away.
However, with Linda as my spiritual mentor, I could no longer brush off the spiritual realm as if it does not exist. I like disconnecting and dissociating from the evil reality even though it was affecting my life. After all, spiritual warfare is written in the Bible. As I grew deeper into my faith walk and with Linda’s spiritual help, I was able to face the evil spirits and acknowledge their existence.
As I started to speak the truth to my parents and break the patterns of power, control, and manipulation – spiritual warfare began. My mother contacted the Italian woman that she spoke of years prior and she was assisting her to put the evil eye on me. The Holy Spirit let me see! I thought I was going crazy. I had almost all the signs and symptoms of the evil eye. I experienced deep anxiety, dizziness, twitching of my eyelids, negative thought patterns, I was angry at God, whirlwind of spirits, confusion, and heavy acne on my back. I thought to myself, could this really be happening?
This lasted for several months until I faced the truth. I am so grateful to God that Linda was able to offer deliverance from these evil spirits and the help that no one else could offer spiritually. Most people would have written me off as mentally unstable, but Linda provided me with the only solution to my issue, which was spiritual help. God worked through Linda to release this curse and the spiritual attack.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12) This Bible verse was my confirmation. The war was not with my parents; it was with the evil spirits that were working through them. They chose to work for evil and the kingdom of darkness used them to attack me. Those evil spirits did not want me to have a voice. They did not want to be exposed and released.
Linda taught me that the food for evil spirits to remain attached to me is dark emotions. I learned that through repenting of my sins which is dark emotions is part of releasing the dark forces off of me. People choose to work evil. The dark emotions that my parents share are self-hate and jealousy. They do not love themselves and they suffer from depression. So instead of dealing with these negative emotions, they stuff them and become bitter and resentful at God. This led them to try and control my life in order to have some sense of control in their own lives. It is as if I am an extension of them.
The patterns of wanting power, control, and manipulation were going on for years. The belief of owning me on a deep level was tormenting and suffocating me. The emotions of hate, jealousy, resentment, and bitterness kept the evil alive!
As I reflect, there is so much drama in this crazy cycle of victim, rescuer, and persecutor. I played the victim for so long and wanted to be taken care of. As I moved forward growing into my destiny, the satanic powers erupted in this dysfunctional family.
Thanks to Linda, I am experiencing spiritual enlightenment. I have broken patterns of denying darkness and believing that there are evil spirits that wage spiritual war on earth. I use the Bible to fight off evil, “The Lord will save me when anyone tries to hurt me, and He will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom. Glory forever and ever be the Lord’s.” (2 Timothy 4:18)
Linda has provided me with specific verses to fight witchcraft. This is a huge revelation for me. As I went through The Darin Method®, writing out patterns, beliefs and emotions, I have seen clearly. I cannot deny evil spirits and spiritual warfare. I know God’s Word, I believe God’s Word, and I trust God’s motives. If you go into spiritual battle without the Word in your mind and heart, you are going unarmed into a war zone. I am so grateful to know God today. Thank you Linda Darin!