When Do You Experience Intrusions?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Intrusions | 0 comments


intrusionsThere are many meanings for the word intrusions. In indigenous cultures, intrusions are often thought about as negative thought forms that are powerful enough to penetrate into a person’s energy field like a parasite. Once an intrusion has penetrated a person’s energy body, it is generally recognized that a localized physical problem or symptom is generated and felt by that individual. Weakness and generally feeling unwell can often follow, along with feeling somewhat depressed and “victimy.” For the longest time, I have wondered just how people acquire these subtle negative energy intrusions. Since writing my newest book on Essential Self-Care for Caregivers and Helpers, it has become increasingly evident to me that intrusions are often the result of boundary violations. These boundary violations can be both at the physical level and at the more subtle energetic level.

For instance, an intrusion can occur as a consequence of somebody constantly interrupting you and talking over you. Other verbal intrusions can result from name calling, criticisms, being diminished, derided and insulted. While one single incident might not actually feel intrusive, over time and repeatedly, these verbal intrusions can begin to accumulate and wear down a person’s resistance and overall health and well-being. The same consequence could result at the physical level. Examples of this could be repeated physical abuse or sexual abuse. All of these themes reflect a violation of one’s personal boundaries, either at the gross physical level or at the more subtle energetic level.

Like microbes that we are always in relationship to but generally do not become affected by (i.e., think cold and flu viruses), these phenomena of energetic intrusions can affect us negatively if our overall resistance is weakened within the context of a dysfunctional or codependent relationship, wherein our sense of personal autonomy is diminished or eliminated altogether in what might be characterized as an abusive relationship. How can you prevent intrusions? The answer is proper self-care wherein you value yourself and are willing to stand up for all parts of you and say NO when it is necessary. Additionally, opening yourself up to positive supportive people and healthy energies will augment your self-esteem and thus increase your sense of personal power. Keep working on eliminating any limiting beliefs that are responsible for perpetuating a personal myth story that no longer serves your highest good. Decide to become the agent for positive change and intrusions will be a thing of the past.


Howard Brockman, LCSW

Posted on July 25, 2013

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Howard Brockman, LCSW is one of the top psychotherapists and counselors in Salem Oregon for over 32 years. Howard has authored two popular books: Dynamic Energetic Healing and Essential Self-Care for Caregivers and Helpers. To learn more about Howard Brockman, please visit the full bio.

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