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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Hello Hello.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Emily.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I just want to say it's Emily calling as though i'm leaving you a voicemail i'm not leaving you a voicemail i'm right here.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Hello Emily Eldredge here with Inner Work for Greater Good, and which we talk about your inner light your inner darkness all those inner struggles, but also your inner emPowerss.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So that we can really accelerate your ability to make a positive impact in the world to really make a difference, I especially love working with.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: leaders and changemakers anybody who's in a position or feels rather drift and also driven to want to make a positive difference in the world.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And the reason why it's called Inner Work for Greater Good, is really to emphasize the fact that, when we do our inner work when we really look inward and we can transform our inner darkness back to light and focus our light.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: In alignment with our Truth that that's when we can affect greater good in the world and it's not just about doing it with.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know your job or your profession or your career, but even just on a daily basis moment to moment having that positive impact on the world around you shining your true as high as greatest light.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: really being that radiant presence in the world that's really how we can make such an amazing difference and do it effortlessly.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know I often like to say it's not just about what you do it's about who you are and how you show up in the world, and how you can inspire others.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and have such an amazing impact in their lives, without even trying just by being who you are and shining your most radiant light.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So if you are, if you are new to our show welcome welcome if this is you've seen other episodes welcome back i'm always so happy to have you.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So today's topic is person that might be a bit controversial just the mere title of the show is What do I mean by.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Inner demons so inner demons is this term that i'm sure you've heard it before, and many of us have heard it it's been used, I would say, for centuries, if not millennia to describe inner struggles.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: What you know might feel like things that are blocking us from the inside, or like voices that we feel may we may have and just this idea that there's somehow.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know this darkness inside of us and inner demons some people would say means that it's demonic that it's this inner you know the demon has taken possession of this person or.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know that we have something demonic or innately bad about us so it could be something that's attributed to being inside of us that is somehow a part of us in a part of us is demonic or.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And or some might say than an inner demon might be that a demon is those this external kind of force has taken hold of US or someone else you know we can we often use the term possessed by demons.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And you know that demonic forces these bad energies these bad forces in the world.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And how they can take control over us and you know there's there's historically, even with like the Catholic Church, for example, people talk about exorcisms or even not just with the Catholic Church, but.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know that, historically and religiously there's this association of your inner demons or of demons and demonic forces that can act upon us, the reason why I want to bring up this term is because I actually used it in the title of my.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Ted talk in which I called it, the Truth about inner demons and, if you want to check that out, I will put the link in there.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: It basically all you gotta do is just look up tedx talk Emily eldridge the Truth about inner demons so that was back in 2013 and I did that Ted talk.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Within I mean I first really officially developed my work by 2010 and i've been trying to figure out ways to talk about my work, because it really has come through me and.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And it wasn't like there were really many terms that I found that really felt like they fit with talking about our inner struggles.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And so, and to be completely transparent also you know when you want to do it when you do a Ted talk and.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Is that sometimes it's good to have a title it's provocative and so I fought.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: felt like okay well if I use that term then it'll be a little bit provocative because a lot of people do talk about their inner demons or they see themselves as having these.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Bad demons inside of them, and so I thought well if I title it that was another reasoning behind why I titled it that I thought well it's going to get people's attention.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And people are going to probably possibly feel a bit triggered by that term as well, but the people who.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know, feel like they are struggling with something dark inside of them that maybe they would learn something from the talk.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So in my Ted talk, I recommend that you watch it, because in the Ted talk I basically talk about.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: How we have these things inside of us, and we see them as inner demons but my one of my big messages of the talk is to say that actually what we think is bad about us may not be so bad after all.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And it's just a matter of turning towards it and learning about we know what are those voices that we carry What are those bad messengers that feels like that we feel like we have inside of us that.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know guide us to behave in certain ways or cause us to feel certain ways and I wanted to really turn on its head, this idea of an inner demon.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and also the idea that, when we think of ourselves as somehow being possessed or having some kind of demonic thing inside of us.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: That, what do we automatically want to do we want to fight that part of us, we want, we see it as bad, we see it as something we need to extract.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: As something we need to get rid of as something that we have to just automatically resist because causing us to do, terrible things, but one of the things that I also wanted to express, is to say that.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Actually that's not always the best approach and i'm going to parse this a bit, but basically that when I talk about in at least in that Ted talk.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: When I talked about inner demons I really was talking about those parts of us that we made that we may think are bad or wrong or flaws or weaknesses.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And that actually by having this very struggling resistant attitude or approach to these parts of us that actually increases the struggle.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And it doesn't work it makes it worse, because if it's a part of us that we're thinking is somehow an inner demon first of all, you can't get rid of a part of you, it is a part of you for another thing that doesn't work.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And if you've been watching my channel in this show you'll see that I talked about this a lot that basically when we struggle with these parts of this we're often just adding.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know if the pains coming up, or we think this is a bad part of us, and then we struggle with it and try to keep it down or push it away or get rid of it, he just fights back.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: it's just following that whole physics of emotion, as I call it for every action there's an equal or for extra say for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction so if we've got the feeling coming up, and then we react against it.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: it's just going to react back so one of my big intentions of that Ted talk was to really shift people's perspective, about what they're experiencing it from inside themselves that it may not be demonic after all that it may just be a part of.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: In pain, it may just be an inner critic or an inner monster that is trying, that has been trying to get your attention.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But when you put all that struggle and resistance against it, then it's just going to fight back and actually, that is what can make those parts of US become even more.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: monstrous so what might have actually started off as just like a little bit of an inner critic or a part that's telling you that you're not good enough or what have you and the more you fight against it, the worse, it can get.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: until it becomes this monstrous part, so I use that term inner demons in that Ted talk to be provocative, but also to basically try to say hey you think this thing inside of you is demonic or bad.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: it's not necessarily what you think it is, it may just be a part of you it's doing its very best to protect you or itself whatever way it knows, but the only way, you can really find out.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Is by being curious turning towards and learning more about that part, why does it exist where did it come from what is this message for you, what is its intention.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And by doing that that's how you can then take it through the Drawing Out Process which I talked about in that TED talk, I give basically the first few steps of the Drawing Out Process, and I say here's actually you know how you can start to.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: alleviate some of that inner struggle and alleviate some of its inner pain and struggle and discover that actually what you think is this horrible dark terrible part of you.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: is actually just the light in disguise a part of you that's been caught in struggle and pain and fear and wounded when Wounded miss that may just be doing.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and saying terrible things because it's trying to get your attention, or because it learned it from other people in your life so yes it's true that you may have a part of you that's behaving absolutely horribly.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And abominably because it learned that from people in your life, who behaved absolutely horribly and abominably because they were controlled by their own darkness, because they projected it on to you because they used it to hurt you.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: or because they were trying to protect themselves all different kinds of reasons, and so my point is that it's basically that this inner darkness may not be as dark as we think.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And it's just a matter of learning the Truth, as I said in the title of the Ted talk.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: The Truth about what you see as your inner demons and to learn to have a new relationship with these parts of you that's healthier that's more enlightened that's more empathic empathetic.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: towards these parts, so that, rather than being in such intense fear and pain and struggle with these parts actually learning to be really present and and.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Present and aware and compassionate because when we learn to be that way towards these parts of us that we think are terrible and bad and awful and weaknesses, etc, when we actually learned to have more of that relationship with them that's when they relax.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And that's when we can actually work with them, they become as we become more open and receptive and understanding and compassionate towards them.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Then they can also be that way towards us that's a big part of what I do in my work with a Drawing Out Process is really actually had that stance towards them if you've ever worked with me or experienced my work you'll find that I don't argue.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: With these inner demons I don't argue with exPowers, I don't argue with these parts, because that doesn't work.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: There might be the occasional time when I will guide someone to have to set boundaries, with one and say it's not okay to treat me that way so that does happen, sometimes.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But the vast majority of the time it's really just a matter of hearing them and honoring them and listening to that, so I wanted to clarify that.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: For a couple of reasons, one because I really do recommend you watch my Ted talk that's talks about the Truth about inner demons.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But also the inner demons the term inner demons I know use the term if you've seen my show before you know, seeing past episodes you know that I actually use the term.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: exPowers, now I don't know if I ever told you all the story about how X, the term exPowers came about what kind of instigated my choosing and actually creating that term it actually goes it's related to policy bellingham because Paula, who is the founder of the women women's channel.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know of shows here is that she is the one who I went to a wonderful retreated her home years ago and.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And, and I at the turn at the time I was using this term inner demons.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Because i've been trying to figure out what do I call these things inside of us, I mean there's so many different terms it's like some people say you know the shadow the ego.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: blocks triggers wounds blind spots I use those terms as well just to try to get more kind of concrete and specific about you know use terms that people would understand, but the point is I.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know temporarily adopted this term inner demons and during this retreat we all kind of I think had a private moment or us she sort of took me aside and she said.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know Emily so I hear that you know you're using this term inner demons and she goes, I know that you really want your work to take off international eggs at the time it wasn't as international as it is now.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And, and she said, you know, I just want to put it out there, that you know this term inner demons like while.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You and I might understand it in one way and people sort of from certain cultures might understand it and not be feel threatened or anything by it, there are people from other cultures that might actually find it too.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I forgot exactly how she put it, but basically you know they might have some resistance to it and find it a bit too.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: It might trigger too much for them, and so it was actually Paula, who was the one who really sat down and said, you know I think you might want to just figure out another term that you can use.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And so I thought you know absolutely I took it as information and I thought well does this feel this resonate for me and do I feel like I need to create a new or find a new term, and I really tried to play with other terms.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And that's when literally with actually play with other with words and with prefixes and suffixes that's where I came up with the.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: exPowers and, as I think i've explained this in a past episode, the term exPowers, I chose that term I should created it.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Because what I realized in my work is that these parts of us that we fight with that we think are bad or wrong.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: they're really just parts of our emPowers that have been distorted by fear or by pain.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: They feel like they work against our emPowers right so an inner critic will feel like it works against our ability to really feel at peace.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And really feel emPowersful and really make the biggest difference that we want to make, especially if it's an inner critic.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that's controlling and like trying to push you down, you know hold you back that can definitely feel like it works against your emPowers, but it could also be an inner wounded.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: That feels like it's constantly drawing you down or constantly making you feel sad or hurt or violated, or what have you.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And so that can feel like it works against you feeling emPowersful and ememPowersed, so this is where the term exPowers came from i'd already discarded sort of landed on the term emPowers because they ememPowers us to be who we're here to be.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And what I realized is actually the term exPowers works, because it feels like it works against our emPowers, which is what the prefix X means.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: but also that they aren't because they are for more parts of our emPowerss.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: They are former parts of our emPowers so that's what exPowers are so the point is that that's where the term exPowers came from.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: That conversation with Paul, in which she said you've got to come up but I grew up she recommended she didn't tell me what to do, of course.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But she said, I really recommend that you come up with a different term and that's when I came up with exPowers and so that's what I use that encompasses anything that feels any part of you, and want to make that clear any part of you.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: That feels like it's working against your emPowers and and.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: That that also all it needs to be is just brought out of the darkness into the light and transformed back into an emPower, and that is aligned with your Truth.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: With your purpose with your with your life with your whole sense of being, and the reason you're here that the the role you're here to play in the reason you're here.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: The the presence you're here to be in the world in this lifetime, so I wanted to clarify that, but at the same time, so that's what I that's what I mean by the term inner demons but that's also.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that's I also want to explain to it's it's that bringing this this idea that even the term inner demons is a misconception that a lot of time it stems from how we're taught.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: to feel about ourselves and treat ourselves, and then a lot of it does come and i'm not going to go into like an historical sort of.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know, Tom about this, but the their historical reasons why we use those terms, you know they're possessed by demons and their religious reasons, you know People often talk about demons.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And there's even terms like people will tell you that even the word demon comes from damon which was not a bad thing, it was actually a positive spirit.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So there's this whole rich history and i'm afraid, I did not do the research for this episode, but I just want to put that out there, the look up the term day Monday de de a E mo n.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And that there's actually a whole it almost that the idea of a demon has been twisted.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Based on our perceptions of it, and you know, as history has gone along and people have twisted the meanings of things and and come to misinterpret.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: The actual meaning of a word so there's so I just want to put that out there and that uh what's ended up happening or you.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Know chicken or egg is that it's oftentimes because of how we've been taught to see ourselves we've been taught to see that we are bad or wrong or flawed or that these inner demons are bad parts of us that we need to get rid of.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I want to open space, though, because for this conversation even about demons here, and I know this is kind of a heavy thing that we're getting into here, and this is where I understand it's a bit controversial.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Everybody has their different perceptions and concepts of light and darkness and you know the universe, and God and.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know souls, and why are we here, and you know, do we even have a reason to be here are we just sort of this.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know kind of amazing mixture of molecules that created us were weak divinely designed, or what have you.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I have my own thoughts and feelings about that, but at the same time as, I might have my own perceptions and beliefs about it, I also know that I don't know everything.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And then I think that anytime we anytime we decide that we've already have it figured out, whatever the it is.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that's what we get ourselves into trouble that we can, if we cling to dearly to any particular belief.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: or perception then anything that could come along that that threaten that is different from that it's almost like it threatens to undermine what we think is true, and that can actually cause us to be even more like.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know hard and fast to what we think is true and that's where I say you know what I found that that's not a space of peace for me that the both and and accepting that.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Many different realities can exist at the same time, and many different Truths can exist at the same time that's where I find the peace, and so my point is, I want to put this out here that I do think there is a reason why we even.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: have this idea of demons or at least you know, some people perceive this this this idea that there are demons that there are there is darkness, there are dark forces.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I understand that biblically there are certain you know modes of thought.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: That, in terms of you know Hinduism there's certain modes of five I mean they're all these different spiritual traditions Buddhism they're all these different spiritual traditions that have their own ideas.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Of the dark forces that that may or may not exist, and why they may or may not exist where they come from, etc, there are a lot of stories around that.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So I just and I will say this, I will say that I personally have had experiences that have made me think that I think there's more.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: than meets the eye i'll put it that way, I think that there are certain forces that can act upon us that can act upon people around us that are at play in the unseen.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And that they can do their things you know, and I also think that a lot of them see it as that they're just doing their jobs, so.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: In this world of duality darkness and light that in order for us to fully know our light and really experience it and learn to embrace it we.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Part of that journey is is actually having to face our own darkness face darkness deal with darkness deal with opposition and struggle and resistance.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: and fear and all of those things, and so I do, I would just say that I do think that there are possibly dark forces that.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Are the act upon us that can act upon us, and some people might call them demons some who might call them entities, some people might call them, you know attachments or.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know soul last they're all kinds of terms for the kinds of things that can act upon us.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I should say actually this things can act upon us sometimes because of soul loss it's a whole other thing that gets it did shamanism which I don't know a lot about I just experienced demonic healing and I thought it was really amazing.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But anyway, the point is, I do believe that those can exist so i'm not trying to say that if we're calling something and inner demon or that I do think that people can actually be struggling.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: With these forces, so I don't want to say that it's oh no it's all just you and you just need to transform it I would actually say that.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: A lot of the times, if not the majority of the times what we think are these dark bad parts of us, they really are just parts that can be transformed back to light.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But then that there are other things that can act upon us that can cause us to have certain recurring reactions to things or go into dark places.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And, and that no amount of inner work.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know, like you know of like a transforming those that that inner darkness back to like you know, sometimes realities there's just other stuff going on okay.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I think you know what i'm getting at here in terms of I just really want to allow space for that and not not make it come across as though I you know it's all just one thing.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: We could have we could have multiple things going on inside of us that are causing us to feel the way we feel and not show up in the most radiant ways that we know that we can possibly show up so um.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: So this is all by way of saying that here's what I would offer, and I am not an expert in this stuff i've had my experiences, there are other people who are experts in this stuff.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And of course everybody's got their different approach and different ways of seeing it but here's what I have done for myself in a very kind of general way if and sometimes i'll do this if I feel like i'm struggling with something that i'm like Is this really made you know.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: is just to kind of clear my own energy field is, I will say things like to whatever I.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: If I just have a feeling that there might be something other than parts of me that are in that are causing problems, I will say.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: If you are not of the light, I will say this out loud or I will invoke it silently, but I can say, if you are not of the light, then you are not welcome here leave.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: That was really cool that kind of felt cool it was cool so that's something that I would just want to offer.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: As a possibility for if if, when we're talking about light and darkness we're talking about since i'm bringing up even this topic of demons and inner demons I just want to put that out there as a simple technique that I tend to use if you are not of the light.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Right, so what we want is of the light, we don't want anything that is not up the light if it's of the light it's good as far as i'm concerned if you're of the light you're good if you're not a cool, like you, are not welcome here.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Leave i'm telling you to leave and so what's emPowersful about, that is your base your mate you're setting a boundary and you're making it clear that you only want the light.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: In your in you and in your spirit in your orbit and then anything else that's not of the light has to leave, and so, in that way you're also it's not like you're saying.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: You know the parts of you that have fallen into darkness they're not of the darkness they fallen into darkness, they need to be brought back to the light so you're not banishing any part of you that can be transformed back into light, but you're setting a boundary with anything else.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: That is not of the light and it's not Okay, for it to be here so that's something that I just want you to know that I do sometimes another thing that I do as well.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: quite frequently actually just because I live in a big city and, and I mean this can happen anywhere can happen in small towns, but I just think it's important to recognize that you know when there can be a lot of like stuff around and so.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: um I will call on Archangel Michael he's kind of he's kind of my all i'll do like Archangel Michael Raphael are there, a lot of them.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But my main one is Michael and i've had some experiences that and like I didn't grow up Catholic it's not as though i'm doing this for many religious point of view personally.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But I just find that Archangel Michael as a warrior of the light being of light.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And is sort of light that if I ever feel.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: nervous if i'm going into a certain area or if i'm around certain people or you know just you know if i'm just in a certain situation you know, I will just buy or even if i'm feeling like I need to do this, I will call on Archangel Michael.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And to protect me and to, and you know and his angels of light and so just so you know that's something else that I do and when I do, that I immediately feel better.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And I always say that really what's the what's The bottom line what is what is it that helps you feel most at peace.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And also helps you feel most at peace with others around you Those are my sort of qualifications, when it comes to whatever it is that we believe.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I think that's it because the reality is people have different beliefs, some of them are certain religious traditions, some of them are a little more new age and some of them are you know.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: atheistic whatever and i'm like you know what if that's what brings you peace if that's what feels most right and true peaceful for you and and it enables you to be a better person and a better human being in the world bless you.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: that's personally all I care about if it means you show up better in the world and great if it causes you.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: To be rejecting of certain people are rejecting of others, or have certain if it reinforces your biases, then I like a certain belief religious tradition or whatever does that, then I would say, well, you might want to revisit that.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: might want to reconsider that and you might want to reconsider you know if you're using that religious belief, to.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: kind of reinforce some some you know stuff that you got going on inside that may not be so healthy or helpful or loving or kind so just want to put that out there, but anyway, so I realized this has been kind of an unusual topic, but I just felt like I wanted to acknowledge that.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: Because I personally have had experiences that are beyond just the like me just transforming parts of me because i've done a lot of inner work on myself over the years i'm constantly constantly working on myself.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And at the same time, I think there are just some things that you know work, whether they were passed down to me or sort of come along because of my life experiences.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: That are not necessarily stuff that I can necessarily do the inner work to release, and so it just want to allow space for that.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: And in this subject of you know, the inner demons and what we consider to be our inner demons that there are some parts absolutely 100%, this is what i'm talking about when when I talk about the inner demons are talking about exPowers.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: These are the parts of us that have fallen into darkness that are that can be and need to be brought back to light.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: But then, you know, there are other things, and then there are other healers for those situations, and there are other things that we can do.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: To to deal with, as I, as I described deal with those other courses as their energies that are not good or not, if the light and therefore not welcome so.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: I hope this has been helpful if you have any questions, let me know.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: As always, check me out or check out the website www dot ChangeLight dot world we've got an online course we've got a Community i've got private coaching all kinds of wonderful stuff for you so.

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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight: If you are curious about any of this or want to learn more feel free to reach out to me and or join our Community and come on in because I share a lot more awesome stuff in there alright, I hope, this has been helpful and I will see you next week bye.


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