Spiritual Affliction occurs when someone is adversely affected by demonic or negative entities, consciousnesses or energies.
Just like bacteria and viruses, these entities are around us all the time. And just like bacteria and viruses can’t infect you unless you are physically unhealthy, or your immune system is vulnerable or compromised in some way, spiritual entities can’t “infect” you unless you are spiritually unhealthy, or your spiritual immune system is vulnerable or compromise in some way.
For Spiritual Affliction to occur there must be some “breach” in your defenses. There are cases where certain people have made a conscious decision to make that breach, where the demons have been invited. However, these cases are comparatively rare although not as rare as you might think.
It’s always important to realize that injury or trauma to the material body always also occurs in a spiritual context because we are spiritual beings. It is our fundamental spiritual nature that means that no material or psychological trauma or its resulting damage does not have some sort of spiritual side effects.
Nevertheless, some forms of abuse are more “spiritual” than others, especially when they occur in a spiritual context and involve people who are in a position of spiritual authority which they abuse