Life on earth has become more complicated as vibrations rise here and energy awareness is growing. But fear not!
10 ways to protect yourself spiritually, psychically, energetically
These recommendations may help you to gain peace of mind.
1. It is always safe to talk with God, as to a friend.
You don’t need special training. Of course, you can talk to God.
Think it or say it out loud. Keep eyes open or closed. Listen for answers within yourself, or feel them. Maybe you will simply notice a presence that reassures you that you are not alone.
Sometimes we human do things that backfire. That wasn’t just talking with God. Well, what were those things and how did you learn them? (More comments related to this will follow.)
2. Recognize that DOING things with Divine or psychic-level help involves learning a skill set.
There is no simple, convenient shortcut. As in “I’m wondering if the key is….”
Use common sense, please. We may feel motivated to do more than talk to God. Some might be energetically helpful in the long run, others not so helpful.
What are those things? Healing? Channeling? Mediumship? What exactly?
3. “Praying for assistance” is an example of asking for something that requires a skill set.
Does that request for assistance mean praying for guidance? Praying for healing? Praying for help to remove the consequences of your human actions?
Are good intentions enough?
Well, hello! Would you go to a dentist who used a wing and a prayer and a drill? Skill sets!
4. Learning a few concepts does not mean learning a skill set, so use discernment in choosing a healer
All the people on my Enlightenment Life List have skills, and some of those are skills as spiritual leaders or energy healers; bright lights who either teach or heal or write. Check them out! Not that a person need be Enlightened to communicate useful skills or information.
Gary Zukav, profiled at this blog yesterday, is not at all close to spiritual Enlightenment, but look at all the people he has helped!
I just Googled “angels” and got 406 million hits.
What I provide that may be a bit distinctive are certain skill sets. (As in four systems distinctive enough to be trademarked, which means registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Did you know, many people who claim to have trademarks or registered service marks on the Internet have no such thing legally. To find out, go to the USPTO website. Anyway, other distinctive systems are taught in some of my how-to books, including the one now in press.)
Today I will be looking over final proofs, from the printer, for my latest how-to book: “Use Your Power of Command for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection”
This learn-and-do book contains some skill sets that could prove reassuring.
Advance copies ought to be available sometime in December. Whenever this happens, I’ll announce at this blog, to be sure. Meanwhile, please:
5. Either use skills or go to somebody who has real skills.
Sometimes people wonder, “Can’t I spontaneously figure out a skill set? After all, I’m smart and my intentions are pure.”
Blog-Buddies, don’t make attempts at healing without skills into a test of whether God loves you and ultimately protects you. For heaven’s sake, how unfair a test is that?
What is the difference between the following statements?
- Because God loves me, when I open my eyes after this prayer, I will have a shiny new bicycle.
- Because God loves me, I can do anything taught in the name of spiritual or psychic development, and results will always be exactly as advertised.
Not much difference, is there?
You could consider it a mark of spiritual maturity to go from blind faith and need for instant help… to a willingness to become a smart consumer.
It also takes a certain spiritual maturity to be willing to learn in depth from a teacher.
6. Don’t throw away commonsense standards just because what you’re learning is about energy etc.
No website is going to provide quality skills about how to work with energy, heal with energy, pursue true spiritual development. Nor does any website exist that can help you to become truly competent at psychic development, channeling, or mediumship. That website would have to introduce you to taking a course or workshop, buying a book, etc.
Comment below if you find an exception, Blog-Buddies.
Turn to a book by an author you trust. Or study with a teacher you trust.
Red flag anyone who offers to give universal healing to everyone. Same for a group that offers loads of free readings or free services. Maybe this is generosity. However, it could be is the sign of someone who lacks standards for teaching or healing.
Apparent exception: Hay House has been offering a lot of free teleseminars; some of those teachers are very famous and respected. To me this represents an interesting business move. Subsequent “free” offerings use the most sophisticated means available today for marketing, easing that credit card out of your wallet before you can say “Oops!”
Besides that, these “free” offerings put pressure on less affluent, independent teachers who can’t afford to give away their services. Indies lack a big marketing staff and don’t have the clout of the world’s largest New Age publisher. As in so many other markets, the rich are using their money to get richer.
Back at the practical point:
If you choose to study with someone, learn properly. Don’t just get a few ideas off a website or blog, then figure you have “the key.” (So, supposedly, now you can safely go ahead and do improv.)
Do you know how to drive a car? Then you probably studied with a teacher.
Complex skills require dedicated study, not merely a hunch. Nor is it enough to have excellent intentions.
An effective energy healing of any kind requres skill, not just a “summoning” or prayer. For instance, learning to cut cords of attachment — a form of aura-level surgery — merits at least as much study as learning how to drive a car.
7. Reconsider the need for instant confidence
Confidence may be overrated. Why would it really substitute for knowledge, discernment, or skill? Last I checked, on earth these take time to develop.
Starting in 1969, I made it my priority in life to grow spiritually until I reached the highest levels of Enlightenment. I studied in depth with the best teachers I could find. And I kept on studying with them until I had learned all I could from each one. We’re talking decades, not minutes.
Although not Enlightened yet, I have developed some skills. As a result, I got to bring forth some new techniques and refine some others. That isn’t because I sat down, with no real training, and appointed myself an expert. Instead, a series of depth apprenticeships from 1970-1985 allowed me to develop some technical knowledge about how consciousness works.
In the process, I learned some things about how to work systematically with energy. I had moved huge amounts of STUFF from my aura.
Just to give you a sense of my priorities in doing all this, I had my first (and only) child at 43. Most of my clothes came from consignment shops or super-discounted sales.
I bought my first furniture — in contrast to whatever was sold at Goodwill or brought in from a city street curb, etc. — at age 41. And I have to tell you, buying that IKEA furniture seemed like a big deal to me. (My husband and I still use a lot of that IKEA furniture, actually.)
Why such a late bloomer? Because my whole life emphasis was about pursuing my path to Enlightenment, healing and learning as I went. Plus paying the bills because, I can assure you, no trust fund financed this spiritual journey of mine.
If I developed some confidence and expertise along the way, I can assure you, that was because I paid for it, every bit.
8. Allow your own confidence to develop organically, as a result of learning
When it comes to energetic literacy, psychic development, spiritual growth, it can be easy to have instant confidence. All you need do is develop an attitude.
Only that’s not the kind of confidence that really works, however.
Sure, there can be lack of confidence in pursuit of energy healing, etc. Not feeling confident in this context could actually be a good thing!
- I think of “Gladys,” who took one of my weekend workshops on how to cut cords of attachment and then started marketing herself as an expert.
- I think of “Joe,” who took a couple of my workshops plus a Reiki workshop, then worked very hard for years to develop a business as a psychic and healer.
- I think of “Maxi,” who took two weekend workshops, then claimed on his website that had studied with me for six years.
Talented people all! Yet it might have been helpful if they had a little less confidence and a little more willingness to gain skill. Two of the three had so much STUFF still stuck in their auras, I sure wish they had asked for some advice before hanging out their shingles. Because I would have recommended they get a bit more healing before turning pro.
No, a skilled healer doesn’t need to be perfectly Enlightened before helping others. (I’m living proof.) However, many people feel a desperate yearning to heal others in direct proportion to how much STUFF they are carrying at the level of auras and subconscious mind.
If you feel really bad and the only thing that helps you feel better is offering to heal others — maybe it’s time to get some healing yourself.
There’s no shame in that.
Janet Mentgen, the founder of Healing Touch, used to say, “If you don’t have enough clients coming to you, on your healing couch, then maybe it’s time for you to get on that healing couch yourself.” (Approximate paraphrase. Maybe there’s a Blog-Buddy who can supply the exact quote. I’m sure Janet said that much better.)
Healing Touch, incidentally, is a form of Energy Medicine with a complex skill set. You don’t just start groping for somebody’s aura because you are channeling a guide.
9. Reconsider the need for psychic-level help
Just yesterday at this blog we had an exchange between ANNA MARIAH and me. She wanted to read the future in order to sell a product more effectively.
Yet ANNA MARIAH is interested in energetic literacy, rather than the path of psychic development. So she knows how to do aura reading in real time, in person or from a photograph. (See Comments 608-615.)
To summarize, she asked about whether somehow she could tinker with her energetic literacy skills in order to read the future.
IMHO, you can’t do both. Both paths are noble paths. Either way, it’s smart to choose a teacher who has both skills that you want to learn and energetic credibility as a practitioner. No matter how great that teacher is, you will be learning as humans do, one skill set at a time.
Don’t think you can study with one teacher of each type and then switch back and forth between energetic literacy and psychic development. They work on completely different vibrational frequencies.
You’ll only confuse yourself and slow down your growth. Kind of like having a couple of husbands or wives simultaneously. How happy is that household going to be?
Just using common sense, I reminded ANNA MARIAH that she could use before-and-after pictures, taken over an interval of months, in order to show long-term results from her product.
For just about any aura reading purpose where one might think, “I need psychic development,” there could be a common-sense equivalent. Or an energetic literacy equivalent.
In my upcoming book, I discuss at length “The Romance of the Astral.” That can motivate people to inappropriately choose psychic-level solutions for all human problems. I would love to teach you, Blog-Buddies, a load of energy healing skills in a safe and systematic manner.
That’s why I worked so hard to write and publish this upcoming book! Why I offer a weekend workshop in it as well, plus doing phone mentoring sessions about Spiritual Cleansing and Protection. For comments about this skill set, see a blog post about my personal spiritual cleansing priorities: Comments 10, 21, 22, 23, 26… so far.
10. Use consumer smarts to know what you are studying
Psychic development is one way to grow. Spiritual development is a different way to go.
Within each major direction, there are many confusions about who is really teaching what.
Aura reading is really the best way to that sort out what really is happening, who is being channeled, etc. (Again reminding you’all, aura reading can be developed either through skill sets of energetic literacy OR psychic development.)
My last book, Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy, is full of examples of people who make claims that do not pan out in reality, not at the level of auras. Check out the detailed energetic literacy profiles, for instance, of Esther Hicks and Rhonda Byrne, or Donald Trump.
That particular book might be a good next step for you, actually. if you’re concerned about moving forward most rapidly on your personal path. The how-to is meant to help you develop more discernment about energy practices. It also contains skills that can help to improve your quality of human life.
And isn’t human important, too? One of the best ways to overcome spiritual fears is to really commit to this human life and live it fully the best you can.