a reply to: Kester
It sounds like you are living in the sambhogakaya or hungry ghost/hell realm; it can be transformed into one of the other two worlds of dhammakaya or
The best way is to realize what the state of becoming or birth actually is... attached to concepts of reality then the absolute of that reality is
just dreamlike. In practice one must realize that they are dead, and then work backwards to solve who and what has killed them, if you appear to be
the most stable of those around you; then you were likely following a path fell and nature fell in love with you and lifted you into the dream or
state that you are in by the law of nature or unseen dhamma at work... of course, the nature spirit that forms this dream world of yours is impure...
the memories you have as concepts are just fragmented moments in time.
The violence or whatever it was that ended your life path began this one such a thing is actually a very frequent occurrence as becoming is moment to
moment to moment in awareness of being; consciousness has nothing to do with awareness as reality; the 6 senses being attached as 6 separate
consciousnesses give formation to all arising nomena.
Nirmanakaya is the path of non-attachment clearing the eye towards truth in non-bias to what arises and passes, the ear the same not identifying
sounds or hearing them as anything substantial... clearing out all of the 6 consciousnesses of contact one by one to become free by knowing all the
rising and falling of all others in the cycles and chains of causations that are cause of their kamma.
In compassion for those one does not understand and empathy for those one does understand one can work towards helping free them from their own bonds
of attachment; intent builds kamma so it is ones own choice of intent for all conditions of arising.
I think your eye of clear seeing into the absolute is opening and this person that is "shape-shifting" is strongly altering perception of reality by
not really being grounded in it. Perhaps he is a hungry ghost that brings those "demons" you speak of with him into your life as an attachment, like I
brought another haul for you and your family to cope or deal with.
The question(to yourself) would be honestly was the nature of your life better or worse in oneself and others before this fellows appearance? And is
there anything or anyone that you may have found yourself cursed or hexed with that has gone unresolved that literally place such things as an anchor
or curse or monkey on your back in order to cope with?
Honesty in all one does in body, speech and understanding the nature of mind... clears the three worlds as a pure appearance or manifestation in all
three. So clear out any and all apologies that can be made in person or with a letter or if not able to see one face to face write it out and burn it
and let them go into the aether with no intention other than loving kindness in all directions.
Those that want to be attached to you; that you wish to release can and will manifest as negative manifestations and those positive manifestations
attached to you are reflections of both in their intent... so there arises a constant war seen those that host such and unseen those waiting or
wanting to become host for such... attachment typically is due to some intent or something unresolved in the person(s) attached. Not the one
unattached, like on death many have regrets or had hopes and dreams and those like weights and anchors cease to really free anyone from such bondage,
this is why compassion and empathy as well as not self and impermanence for those attached one does not want to nor have need to interact with.
Depends on one's path... but that is the advice I have from the one I have walked and continue to walk in simple awareness.