Anorexia often begins when someone is despairing over their body , wishing they were slimmer and getting really worked up about it , they have probably compared themselves (unfavorably) to a celebrity. A typical victim of anorexia is a teen girl , a perfectionist maybe, possibly lonely, often unhappy with the adult female form she is developing into . So they resolve to do something about their weight and to go on a diet – this is where anorexia comes in. Many anorexics refer to their illness as a demon called Ana and here is the really strange bit – anorexia is indeed a manifestation of demonic activity – if you could see these demons they look like dark clouds or shadows – and they sneak into their victims consciousness presenting as compulsions or an actual voice.
So as the potential victims of anorexia are resolving to skip lunch the demon for example will sneak in a suggestion such as “why not skip breakfast too” this will present as a strong urge or an actual voice. If the victim is really young they can mistake the thought / urge that the demon sends them as their own “instinct” and will go along with it, I think this manifestation is the most dangerous because the demon entwines itself around the host and makes the host / victim identify as the demon, this is what the demon wants because control is easy this way. When Ana the demon presents as a voice it is usually the voice of a popular girl (albeit a bit hissy) the kind of friend most teens follow, so these demons are expert at getting in and when they are in and the victim is listening an agreement seems to be made between them because Ana expects full commitment and in return the victim will be slim and perfect. It’s like Ana the demon is grooming her victim.
In the beginning anorexia is a heady , exciting time for the victim, because the victim seems to be empowered, is losing weight and has a new friend, therefore feels more attractive, successful, popular and lovable.
My own daughter Leila was a prime target for anorexia, she had been badly bullied and was spending every lunchtime in the school library alone and isolated. When Ana approached her with support and solutions for weight loss she seemed to be the much longed for friend for Leila and when Leila went to the dreaded PE lesson it was a different experience from the usual humiliation of being last to be picked for a team – this time she had a companion – albeit an invisible one – who was telling her the bullies were fat and disgusting and she – Leila – was better than them ? I couldn’t have done a better job myself of empowering her ? Ana was her only ally against the school bullies.
Companionship and bonding figure highly in the beginning of anorexia – and even later on anorexics are reluctant to let her go , Ana has tricked them into thinking they are nothing without her and they are inseparable for someone with no friends, and loves being slim it’s easy to see why they don’t want to let Ana go, also Ana is always there when everyone else has gone. But lets not get carried away with how nice Ana is because of course really she is a nasty piece of work and is only being nice to get in and take over.
Ana’s mission is death to her victims and to keep them away from God but she can’t actually kill them she can only persuade them to kill themselves by starving to death or by suicide, many if not most anorexia deaths are caused by suicide but the stats are shrouded in secrecy. So we should be aware of the bonding process in the beginning and the strength of the relationship between the person with anorexia and their demon, in the beginning it is a honeymoon period of fun and empowerment Ana is the fearless friend that emboldens them and is fighting their corner – but it’s all fake, a lie – it is Ana seducing, playing them so she can get her endgame – death. Sorry if this sounds bad but the stats will bear out the seriousness of the situation – someone dies every hour of anorexia. Ana dupes her victims with sweet talk to let her in then when she is allowed in and she has her feet under the table she will reveal her true nature and the host is powerless to stop this demonic squatter in their head.
Only the power of Jesus can evict demon Ana