Interview with Deborah King
1. Your book touched me and I couldn’t put it down. What motivated and inspired you to write Entangled in Darkness: Seeking the Light?
There’s a quote from Gandhi about how we must be the change we want to see in the world. Anyone who watches the news knows that we need more light in the world, because there sure is a lot of darkness and negativity out there! I wrote Entangled in Darkness: Seeking the Light to help people recognize their own dark side (we all have one) and give them some tools to live in the light, in the hope that they will share that light with others.
2. Could you go into the catharsis that delivered you from your darkside problems and lifted you into the light?
When I was diagnosed with cancer in my twenties, I started exploring the field of energy healing. I learned that the emotions I had been pushing down and suppressing for years were the root cause of my illness, addictions, and depression. I started working on getting in touch with and processing my feelings – meditating, journaling, studying with some great spiritual teachers – and suddenly, my life made a major u-turn!
3. When it comes to detecting darkness or evil you noted some changes in the body. Could you go into that?
Our bodies reflect the defense mechanisms we develop to deal with trauma, loss, and rejection early in life. I can see with my own eyes the defenses people use to deal with their darkness. If I see someone who is puffed up and in-your-face, or someone else who is twisted and looks like a deer in the headlights, I know exactly what kind of darkness they are holding inside, and what they are protecting themselves against!
4. What advice would you give for those trying to overcome addiction? How can they go about letting more light into their lives?
I always recommend processing the painful feelings that, if suppressed, can cause us to self-medicate through meditation, journaling, exercise and healthy living – but I don’t recommend you go it alone. I’m a big fan of 12 step programs. The people who run those programs have been through it themselves, and they can really help. I still carry my own AA chip.
5. I’m someone who has had darkside problems all my life. I’m a testicular cancer survivor and suffer from addiction with substance abuse. I’ve done well for years even but a while back a kidney stone got me entangled back in painkillers. I’ve noticed changes in my demeanor that I don’t like. What is the source of this darkness? Do you really believe there is a heirarchy of demons etc or is it just negative energy with no boogiemen attached?
I have experience dealing with demons and dark spirits – but it’s only by processing with your own darkness that you can protect yourself from the darkness outside. Things like our own pride, insecurity, anger, and ego can be chinks in our psychic armor that make you vulnerable to external forces of evil. And when it comes to addiction, that’s a problem all of it’s own and needs to be separately addressed, just as you have done.
6. What are some ways we can go about clearing our chakras and getting ourselves back into the eternal now?
Meditating would be my first suggestion for clearing chakras; spending 20 minutes once or twice a day in silence really helps to charge, clear and balance your chakras. A dose of nature really helps too – getting some fresh air and outdoor time is great for chakras.
7. When it comes to psychic vampires how would one go about extinguishing that side of themselves if they recognize traits within themselves? I get a feeling a lot of people have a psychic vampire side to them who may want to admit it. I’ve been called a vampire since junior high for being pale and have an affinity for Anne Rice books during chemo. It was almost like a picked up some traits from escaping into those books. Could you go into psychic vampirism more?
Psychic vampires are people who are needy. They drain us of energy and leave us exhausted. That’s not you, by the way, congrats! The best way to help someone who does lean that way is to insist they do things for themselves, so they develop a belief in their own abilities.
8. Lately I’ve been dealing with a lot of solitude and not much human contact. I’ve been single for going on a year. The only way to meet a woman dating wise is online in the remote area I live in. Its frustrating. I’ve been feeling a bit hexed when it comes to relationships. From a healing stand point what would you recommend working on for those dealing with the same dilemma?
I always say that the first step to being lovable, is to love yourself unconditionally. Forgiving yourself for mistakes you have made in the past is also key – and one of the best things you can do for yourself! I’d also recommend you spend time getting acquainted with gals you meet online via skype or Facetime; that will help alleviate the loneliness.
9. I have always been attracted to Shamanism I noticed you have a book before this called Be Your Own Shaman. I plan to pick it up. Could you share some knowledge on the Shamanism topic with us that our readers might find beneficial?
The message behind Be Your Own Shaman is that we are all natural born shamans! My job is to help others tap into the healing, psychic and paranormal abilities that are deeply buried in our cellular memory; skills that our ancestors took for granted.
10. What are you up to next books wise or projects wise and any links you’d like to share with us? Thanks for this interview.
- I’m always developing new programs, and have a number of appearances scheduled. To see where I’ll be next, I invite you to check out my web site at www.deborahkingcenter.com . You can also hear me on Hay House Radio every Wednesday at 2:00 PM Pacific Time. To tune in, go to http://www.deborahkingcenter.com/about/radio/
Looking forward to meeting you!