Fear-Based Spiritual Protection
Question from a reader:
I tend to agree with this, though perhaps in a bit of a different way.
“Are spiritual protection methods rooted in fear? In my opinion, the very need for protection seems to suggest elements of fear, lack of trust (in all that is”you”), and a need to control.”
I have written before that I believe the only “protection” one needs is living and being in a loving vibration. You may have noticed my previous post about demons, negative entity attachments and other baddies and how I stated that all of those things are merely aspects of ourselves, and putting up a wall between us and it does nothing to reconcile the situation, it’s only denying your own shadow self.
That being said, I don’t think it’s the methods themselves which are rooted in fear, but rather the belief and intention behind them–that there is something which we need to be protected from. Something that is bigger and more powerful than us.
That belief is rooted in duality–the belief that there is “good” vs. “evil”–not oneness, and as such, it comes from a place of fear. It is willingly giving your power away by stating that you are somehow “less than” this perceived outside entity. And then we call on other perceived outside entities that are of a higher source in our minds to come and protect us. In a lot of ways, this sort of mirror’s a parent/child relationship. Children call for their parents when they’re afraid. Adults know there’s nothing to be afraid of. When you become spiritually mature, so to speak, you don’t need a higher power. You are the higher power.
Essentially we’re calling on aspects of ourselves to come and protect us from other aspects of ourselves. If we’d stop internally fighting those negative aspects of self and just learn to love the parts of ourselves which we fear, we’d have no need for protection to begin with.
I mentioned at the end of another post that if you are in a state of emotional turmoil and unable to raise yourself to a loving vibration, by all means–use intention to keep yourself safe, but there is one suggestion I will make to you:
Rather than intending to “protect” with white light, use that intention and visualization to create a feeling of SAFETY.
Because when you are safe, there is nothing that you need to be protected from.
Setting Boundaries vs. Protection
I do think there’s a veritable difference between protection and setting boundaries and I do tend to look at those things very differently.
Protection, to me, suggests that there is something you need to be protected from, and what we believe dictates how we experience the world around us. It’s almost like a self-fulfilling prophecy. You believe it, therefore, that’s how you interpret it when it happens. You essentially create the experience in your mind, whether or not that’s the truth of the matter.
Boundaries, on the other hand, is just staking out your territory and setting your own rules of engagement about what you will and will not allow.
One is created out of need and rooted in the idea that we are not strong enough to take care of ourselves. Powerlessness. The other is created out of self-empowerment and strength.
At least that’s how I look at it.
In order to maintain empowerment, it requires shedding fear as well as fear-based beliefs. You have to dismantle your current dualistic philosophy and rebuild it in one that is based on unity and unconditional love.
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