I Love The Things That We Should Fear
I’m continuing to update my blog post formatting – only 35 more posts to go! – and I ran across this post. This was really the first controversial topic I ever wrote about and I remember when I posted it that I was afraid of upsetting people. Since then, I’ve written about this subject quite a bit more and I definitely got over my fear of being controversial. lol But seriously – this is something we all need to hear and it’s something that I’ve become pretty passionate about. There’s way too much fear-based shit out there in the spiritual world and I hope people can read this and my other related blog posts and start to feel a little less scared.
Originally Posted August 16, 2014
I have a confession to make. I don’t personally practice any form of psychic protection.
I believe in the law of attraction – that like attracts like. I believe that my thoughts create the reality that I experience.
I believe the greatest protection is simply living and being in a loving vibration.
I know that not everyone believes that, and that’s fine. Some people believe there are things that go bump in the night – demons and evil spirits and what not – and that they need to be protected from them. But fear is just not my thing.
In my own personal philosophy, there’s no room for there to be something “out there” that wants to harm me, because I believe in non-duality – oneness – that we are each manifestations of God/source and that everyone and everything within our experience is also a manifestation of that same God/source, drawn to us and created by us through our thoughts and beliefs.
Nothing can harm you unless you give it permission to do so – because it IS you, ultimately.
Many spiritual teachers echo this. I think people misinterpret that to mean expressed permission, like a verbal agreement – like they have to be standing around an inverted pentagram in a basement chanting to the devil (which I don’t believe in, either, btw..). But being in vibrational agreement with similar energy is, in essence, an agreement. Everything within your experience is an outward projection of something within – so if you are in a state of emotional turmoil then that is likely what you will attract.
Many people want to put a label on this energy – they call it a “negative entity” or “malevolent” or a “demon” but in it’s truest essence, it is simply ENERGY from the lower end of the spectrum (and when you think about it that way, it’s a lot less scary).
It’s a palpable energy that can be felt. The traditional wisdom around this is that people’s natural reaction to that feeling is to get scared and many people will tell you that this is exactly the opposite of what you should do because when you react with fear, you are putting yourself into vibrational alignment with that negative energy and “feeding it.”
But here’s the thing – if you’ve created a situation where you’ve come in contact with said energy, you’re already in alignment with it – otherwise you would never have attracted it in the first place.
So you’ve attracted this energy based on some sort of negative vibration that you’re holding, which ALWAYS comes down to a lack of self-love.
When we feel this energy and don’t recognize that it’s coming from within, but instead project it outward, we have a natural tendency to start immediately thinking about all of the scary things that this energy could be, which perpetuates our own fear. The ideas that we entertain about what this energy could be also come with preconceived cognitive associations that are attached to the labels that we use.
I don’t believe in demons. It’s a label. Labels create mental constructs around preconceived concepts.
Those of us with Christian upbringings (or who just watch horror movies) are taught that demons have these prolific capabilities and are more powerful than we are, and therefore we need to call on a higher power that is also more powerful than we are to protect us from them. That assumption, that belief, automatically creates a thought that gets placed into that scenario – you suddenly have beliefs about this entity and those beliefs create the reality that you experience. And each of those beliefs places all of the power outside of you instead of within you. And you have effectively created a belief that renders you powerless and a thought process that says you are the weak one, and as you know, thought is creative.
There’s also the belief that the higher power needs to be called because we ourselves are not strong enough and are not in control. But you ARE an extension of God and you are connected to the higher power, so by forgetting that, even momentarily, you give your power away and allow yourself to be at the mercy of circumstance, rather than a conscious creator.
I see any and all negative energy as an outwardly manifested aspect of myself, created and/or attracted through my own thoughts, beliefs and feelings.
And if that negative thing IS an aspect of myself, putting a barrier between it and myself means that I am simply refusing to acknowledge it, and as they say – that which you resist, persists. It will live to be drawn back into your life to be dealt with another day.
There’s a line in a song by Lit (Miserable) that says, “I love the things that we should fear, and I’m not afraid of being here.” That line always resonated with me and it applies perfectly here.
Any time that I have ever experienced something that I’ve perceived as negative, rather than being afraid of it and putting up a barrier, I have embraced and accepted it with love.
I believe that through that action, it’s possible to heal those things that we perceive as negative and if they are not ready to be healed, then they will be repelled by law of attraction because our vibrations simply do not coexist – it will no longer be a part of my personal experience.
If you are able to face an experience like that and respond with love rather than fear – it will dissipate completely. You will no longer need to call on higher powers because you have become the higher power.
Everything in life – every experience is an opportunity to respond with love rather than fear. Face your fear head on, when it is staring you in the face, and respond with love. There is no greater power than that.
I see the act of or belief that protection is necessary as an acknowledgement based in fear that there is something that you need to be protected from. My guides have always told me that there is no need to worry, there is nothing to fear. So I just don’t worry about it.
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.
I figure this post will probably stir up some controversy (or maybe it will simply because I think it will lol). And discussion is good. I understand not all people feel this way and that’s the beauty of it – you don’t have to, until you decide to.
I just hope that this can empower a few people to take their power back and realize that they don’t need to live in fear.
My first reaction to the reading was WOW. Your words captured a theme woven into my life right now. The reading has emboldened me to take back my power and inspired me to research some books, get back to meditating and provided a focus.Dina