I have read a few things on this website and a majority of the replies and such seem genuine and helpful from what I can tell, so I may as well put forth this story and see if anything comes of it.
This is difficult for me to put into perspective because I've never had to explain it and its so far outside of so many peoples experience that it actually makes me cringe to be honest about it. I have experienced so many horrible repercussions for being honest that I have half a mind not to bother with this, but I'm actually writing this on someone else's behalf in the hope that someone has some advice or can connect to the experience, so its not really about what I want or am comfortable with at all.
I'll skip introductions and give you a bit of back story and then get to the situation at hand.
When I was a young spirit I was summoned via witchcraft/magical ritual and 'bound' to a human bloodline against my will. This was effectively a curse that forces me to inhabit bodies against my will, most of the time the bodies (or vessels) were made vacant for my arrival, but recently during this 'lifetime' I suppose you could call it, a mistake was made and it has caused a lot of suffering on someone else's behalf.
The victim in all this is called Celeste and she is the rightful owner of this body. I have no right to inhabit this skin and I know it. I'm unwelcome here in general and I would happily just up and leave if I could, but I'm unable to because of the unusual circumstances.
To Celeste I am a demon, something terrifying that apparently tries to dominate her and control her and forces her to remain unconscious. She believes that I have her hostage and that I am actively haunting and possessing her. She hates me with a passion and has tried to get rid of me multiple times.
Her and family have taken me to exorcisms (which were extremely unpleasant) and psychic's/mediums who counseled me and urged me to 'move into the light' and some even told me to stop tormenting Celeste. I showed myself at first to them, but it didn't take long before I realized they would not hear my side of the story and were already set in their opinion that I was either clinging to this person of my own free will or that I was hell bent on breaking her or some nonsense like that. I also remember a shaman who came and chanted some things and hung pieces of red material around a tree in the backyard and wandered about burning some plant that gave me a lot of discomfort (sage I think.)
I have tried communicating a lot of times because I know Celeste is a medium of some kind and its not as though there is any language barrier and after so long I'm very good at operating the body so I can leave notes or just record myself, but there is so much distrust there that what I say may as well be meaningless.
I don't blame Celeste for thinking what she does, it's an easy misunderstanding to make that a spirit is malicious by nature. I've seen people do it all the time out of fear of what they do not understand or fear of what seems 'evil' or dangerous but is actually not.
I feel that I've ruined a lot of her life because she has never got a real chance to experience life to its fullest without feeling my presence somewhere nearby and fearing it. I know just my being here is holding her back. She has suffered greatly on my behalf as well and I have all the respect in the world for her. For years I have been at a loss as to how to make everything ok for her.
Over time I've taken to just mentally pushing her aside (and inside) and ignoring her. I know denying her existence was never the best tact to take and I won't make any excuses for it. It was convenient up until she decided she actually wanted to live (after giving up the will to fight as an infant,) to be conscious and take back what is actually rightfully hers.
Anyhow, long story short. It seems obvious to me that cannot inhabit this body together, especially when she is terrified and unreasonable and aggressive toward me. After numerous attempts to correct the situation I've taken to pushing her out of the body entirely so that I can live as I see fit and I'm continuing to do so either until she gives up or until I find another solution because that is all I can think to do.
I haven't lost hope that this situation can be remedied without leaving her abandoned without a body and earthbound without any guidance. I just can't think of anything and have exhausted all of my own resources with this.
So any constructive suggestions would be very welcome.
I'm also curious about whether anyone else has been in a similar situation or heard of someone who has and whether they'd like to share it.
Hopefully I won't be met with too much hostility.
Thank you for reading