Is there such a thing as over-protective in the spiritual world?
Today (and perhaps all my life) I have been pondering this concept. However, the first thing it does for me now is conjure up a conversation (criticism?) I had with someone about my parenting way back shortly after my first child was born.
I was told I was an ‘over-protective’ mother.
It was meant in a negative way and I took it to heart…..then made a decision regarding my child (putting him in crèche for his ‘social’ development at 13 months old) that I lived to regret in short order.
That is another story for another post….but these two situations are not all that different from each other. Our inner child (as well as our outer child) both need protecting….in fact for any vulnerable parts of our beings we need healthy boundaries and defence mechanisms.
On a physical level that means our immune systems should be in good working order – because this is a gut mediated function that also means we should pay particular attention to our digestive function. Then we can change diet or lifestlye and make adjustments accordingly….
However, from a spiritual standpoint what on earth does ‘self protection’ really mean? I am old enough (and been around these parts long enough!) to remember the old ways and means of surrounding yourself with a bubble of white light, calling in someone or other (just who ARE these beings anyway?)….
And, well, that’s all that is needed to protect your body, mind and spirit (read inner child, spiritual DNA, soul) from any harmful and ill intentioned beings who might be floating (crashing the party, breaking in, or otherwise skulking) around the vicinity.
Yeah right, like any of that actually works…..!
Believe me, if some malicious, angry intruder (read energy vampires from any dimension,) wants into our world, they won’t be stopped by a bubble! Just ask the bubble, or anyone who’s been working in other dimensions for some time, or better yet, let me tell you more.
I remember days when I would just be at home after a weekend course (studying nearly anything from a spiritual perspective) doing my normal stuff and be absolutely inundated by dozens of beings that had somehow ‘attached’ to my energy field throughout the time I spent at the workshop.
How do I know this was happening? I’m an intuitive, so I just ‘know’, I also see, feel and sense them around me….then, there were the physical symptoms of being either drained or hyper, aches and pains, spacy or lightheaded, headaches, cravings for sugar and an inability to focus (have I missed anything?).
There were times when it seemed as if the gates were left wide open and every being from the universe was just wandering around waiting to have a chat with me. But during the course of the ‘spiritual’ weekend, I had done several things to ‘protect’ myself so this wouldn’t happen.
Of course this means a couple of things here, one is that there are those who need our help (genuinely), mean no harm to us but have no other way to get in touch with us. And then there are those who are simply part of the criminal element of our world and barge into any door (energy leak) that is open.
What part of ourselves are we protecting and whom are we protecting ourselves from? And does it ever get to the point of using self protective mechanisms that end up working against ourselves….?
I have been working on these specific situations common to those who work in the healing, helping, counseling and therapy professions for quite sometime….there are answers and there is protection.
If you want to learn more, understand what and why this is happening and what you can do about it; come on out to my class next week on Protecting Yourself inthe Healing (or any) Professions.
It can be done, it should be straight forward and simple and it is.
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