The Devil’s Therapy

Lucifer Morningstar in a TV Show of the same name where the devil gets the devil's therapy to deal with issues

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If have not heard of it, a TV show called Lucifer under Fox broadcasting company exists. However, after three long, wonderful seasons, Fox decided to drop it. I thought that we would never see Lucifer again, but thank heavens for Netflix for giving it three more seasons. The last one is still in the works at this time of writing.

Understanding And Learning About Counseling Through Lucifer — A TV Show

When I talk about Lucifer among my uber-religious family and friends, their reaction was to do a sign of the cross. They also wanted me to bow my head so that they could pray over me, but I laughed and jumped out of way and told them that it was cool. In reality, I expected them to react like that because that’s how most people reacted whenever they heard the name Lucifer. Lucifer Morningstar was king of hell, after all.

The Devil’s Musings

Since I was a little emo at heart ever since my personal expectation was that I would see the demon punish regular people at every chance he got.

After Watching The First Episode, I Noticed Something Odd And Off About The Character.

There was this one girl that the demon favored and wanted to succeed, but she got killed, so he wanted to avenge her by finding the killer and making him rot in jail. Okay, scratch that – technically, Lucifer wanted to kill the killer himself, but by some miracle (mostly in the name of Detective Chloe Decker), Lucifer agreed to let the justice work. Still, that only occurred after he scared the killer for eternity by showing him the demon’s face.

An awesome poster of Lucifer Morningstar as a promotional paraphernalia for a new season of the TV show, Lucifer is hot as hell

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Who Knew That Lucifer Morningstar, A Devil Himself, Needed Some Kind Of Mental Or Professional Help?

That’s pretty much every episode went, which was quite cool. I loved seeing Lucifer’s other side, which was far different from what religious folks would say about him.

What surprised me the most – more than the devil being fair and somewhat sweet – was that Lucifer went to a psychotherapist who worked as both his therapist and counselor.

The Lucifer Morningstar’s Mental Health Journey In A Series

The first time Lucifer got therapy from Dr. Linda Martin in Los Angeles, he made the doctor’s head spin with his charisma and words.

You see, contrary to what most people believe, Lucifer does not ever lie.

He wanted to talk to the doctor about his family – particularly the issues with his father. However, because he is the son of God, and historians had practically documented their family drama in that little book we all call the Bible, Dr. Linda did not believe Lucifer at first. Still, since she wanted to help him, she thought that he was speaking metaphorically and gave him some advice based on that.

Lucifer Morningstar is very good looking in this portrait, wearing a black suit.

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As you might know of any person with deep-seated issues, Lucifer needed the therapy for a long time. Despite that, the therapy seemed to work for him to the extent that he wanted to avoid going to hell and being associated with it. (Of course, Lucifer had to return to his old post at some point, but I would let you find out why on your own after this.)

What Does It Mean For All Of Us?

As I finished watching all the seasons again,

  • I thought of how Lucifer was no different from many of us. I knew people who grew up with crappy parents like Lucifer. One had a mom who wanted their dads’ attention so bad that she no longer cared for her kids. Other parents were so authoritative that they made decisions for their children and expected them to be amenable to everything. Thus, after a few years, these children learned how to resent and despise their parents.
  • It goes to show how much we all need a counselor in our lives. Without Dr. Linda to question almost everything Lucifer thought was set in stone, Lucifer could have remained true to his old, sinful ways. Without Dr. Linda to interpret Lucifer’s emotions and thoughts, he could not have known how to name his feelings towards every person in his life.
  • Lucifer tried to stay sinful throughout all seasons, but he eventually learned the value of friendships and love. There were many times when he cared for his family and accepted that no matter what happened in his past and how dysfunctional it was, they were still his family, and he could not chuck it away.

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Given The Chance, Will You Try The Same Kind Of Counseling?

Considering you feel devilish in your own ways and cannot find an anchor to stabilize yourself, get therapy. In devil’s therapy, you will find a friend or mentor that you may have never known you need in your life until now. Like Lucifer, you may think devil’s therapy is not worth your money, especially since therapists do not prescribe drugs. But if you open your heart and try the devil’s therapy, it will be hard to miss the positive effect on you.

 

 

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