How to protect yourself from psychic attacks
This has happened several times in the recent months so I feel a need to write about it. Each time, a close friend commented to me about another person’s appearance or behavior. It wasn’t so much WHAT they said, but HOW they said it. And the HOW was very venomous.
Don’t get me wrong, we are human and we view life through filters. We have a right to observe, agree and disagree with another person’s choices. I do not see any issue with one expressing his or her opinion, in fact, I love hearing what other people think.
However, when one’s opinion about another person is uttered with cruelty and venom, it is no longer a personal view, it is a psychic attack. When one discusses the business of another behind his or her back, it not storytelling, it is gossip.
Before you make a judgement about people I choose to call my friends, think about your own thoughts, words and actions. How often do YOU psychically attack another human being just because they do not fit into your parameters of how a person should act or present herself to the world? How often do YOU gossip about another person? How often do YOU excitedly discuss a scandal? How much does our society love to discuss people’s behavior and choices?
Did you know that in May 2016, People Magazine had a reach of 77.2 million people in the U.S.? It was only second in the overall reach. (ESPN The Magazine was the first, view stats here)
In Jewish law, gossip is as unforgivable as murder of an innocent person. Both, murder and gossip are considered to be equal in the destruction that they cause since the consequences of either action cannot be undone.
Gossip is like tearing open a goose down pillow into the wind and then trying to collect each and every feather.
Even in ancient times, the Sages understood the dangers that gossip brings. They knew that any time we discuss another person behind his or her back with any emotion other than love, we are psychically attacking him or her! So they forbade it outright in order to prevent community members from psychically attacking each other. Whether it worked, that’s another question, but the law is there and you can read some commentary about it here.
In eastern traditions, there is the idea of karma, telling us that each action has a consequence. As in “you reap what you sow.” Karma tells us that eventually each and every one of us will face the consequences of his or her actions. In other words, if you psychically attack another person then someone will psychically attack you or someone you love – such as your children.
So… how do you protect yourself and your loved ones from psychic attacks? Simple, treat others in the same way you want to be treated. Sounds familiar? “Love thy neighbor as yourself.” Where did I hear that?
But back to my friends. “Do you know that you just psychically attacked a stranger?” I asked one? “Do you know that you just sent energetic venom to your niece, whom I know you love?” I asked another. “Do you know that by discussing that scandal the way you had, you just sent low vibrations of judgement and disgust to someone you respect?” I replied after hearing a ten minute tirade about what someone had done.
“Oops, I did not think of that” each of them said. “What now?”
“Oh, there is so much you can do,” I replied. “Instead of looking outside of yourself and at another person, look inside. Find out WHY you felt such a need to be cruel toward him or her. Ask yourself, what was triggered, why was it triggered and how can it be healed? Learn from this experience. But do not judge or belittle yourself because you certainly don’t want to psychically attack yourself now.
We are humans, we sweat, we smell, we chew with our mouths open and at times we act in ways that we are not proud of. Tune into your heart and send love to that person whom you, perhaps unwittingly, harmed. But be careful, do not send the passive-aggressive you-are-an-idiot-but-I-love-you love. Send them your pure desire to unconditionally care and accept another human being, regardless of anything, just because. Be an example of how you want to be treated.”
And so, to answer the question in the beginning of the article. How do you protect yourself from a psychic attack?
The answer is simple in theory but perhaps not so in execution.
Do not judge, do not gossip, do not spread rumors, do not send hatred, anger, or disgust toward anyone.
Vibrate higher and do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
With desire, practice and a sprinkle of love, this will become easier every day. And psychic attacks? Well, they will become a non issue then.
May your days be joyous, vibrant, and blissful and may jealousy, judgement, and fear pass you by like a lone cloud on a summer afternoon.
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