I have long spoken about how in my experience, putting up boundaries, barriers and protections in your life can be a disempowering practice.
I know this goes against most spiritual teachings which teach that protecting your energy and placing boundaries is a good thing, and sometimes for a short term it can be necessary, but long term it is not healthy and does not allow you to evolve and transform.
When you feel that you need to place boundaries around you and “protect” yourself from what you perceive as harmful, you are making these choices from a fear based perspective. And yes, in the 3D world there are things that are harmful. A more empowering practice is to place your focus inwards. To only concern yourself with your own energy, your own needs, your own wants and desires, from a divine self-love perspective. This is not selfish when perceived from a space of self love and nurture. Because when our needs are met from a deep divine place, then everyone else's needs around us can also be met. When we are respectful of our own needs then we are automatically respectful of the needs of others, and this creates a wonderful loving society to exist in.
A lot of inner work needs to be practiced before you can then project this deep self reflection out into the world. But when you are able to do this you no longer need protection from anything.
This is because two things seem to happen.
You are so aware of your own energy and your own desires and needs that you start to create your own reality from this space of deeply knowing who you are. Some may call this New Earth or 5D consciousness – and in this space there is nothing harmful and nothing that you need protect yourself from.
The second thing is that you are so connected to the real authentic inner you (soul/higher self) that you literally shine an energy so strong from you, out into the world that nothing can penetrate this to convince you that you are less than you know yourself to be.
These are practices and ways that we can all aim for. It takes a lot of self reflection and breaking of old habits and trusting in your divine inner self and soul searching to be able to reach this state, but it is possible. Just knowing what to aim for can pull us all towards living life this way. When we each create this new reality within us, it becomes a reality outside of us as well.
I believe that knowing who we are at our unique soul level holds the key to living an authentic and joyful life. Once we know who we are, we can begin to BE who we are, and then BECOME who we were always destined to be.
Copyright 2023 Paula Vanderzon