Last week in How To Heal Yourself, students learned to create a protection rose. There’s a great exercise in which we teach the tool, then they practice having a difficult conversation with someone, first without it and then with it. The second conversation gets a lot easier when there’s a grounded rose between the two people. It’s always fun to watch students noticing the difference and they often comment about it.
I took the students through the exercise and one person had a reaction he didn’t expect. The second conversation wasn’t just easier; it changed completely! He told us that instead of bringing up the difficult topic with his friend, he found himself expressing his love and appreciation for her. Something shifted for him where, instead of having to solve a problem, the problem went away.
The protection rose is like a decoy. Students create a rose that contains their essence, so invalidation, anger, effort and so on – all those lower vibrating energies coming from other people — get to the rose and stop there, because the energy’s looking for a target and thinks it has found it! It also works the same in reverse: any low vibrating energies you’re sending out into the world get to your rose and they neutralize. The rose is a sort of energetic Switzerland.
Recently I had a moment where I was lit up by something in the news. Putting a rose between myself and the information, almost immediately I saw the story from an unexpected angle. It stopped being about right and wrong and us and them; instead I saw that the conflict was really about what my truth is and how I might proceed from there. After the shift my body felt more peaceful. It’s so much easier to deal with a problem when the body is at peace!
There’s a lot of separation in the collective now. Maybe it was always there, but now it’s out in the open for all to see. This presents lots of opportunities to use our tools. It’s a fantastic experiment in manifestation; how can I change my reality by shifting from triggered to neutral? Maybe these challenges are coming at us not because we are at the mercy of anything, but because the Universe is saying, “If you don’t like it, change it!” What if it’s all set up just to get our attention to how powerful we are?
On that note, let’s start getting neutral about things that light us up! Just pick one, there’s a whole smorgasbord of topics out there that we mortals tend to have expectation around. Move out some energy, blow your roses, put up your protection rose and take another look. See what happens! In five minutes you can have a new perspective; maybe even one you never expected.
Blessings to all!
Rt. Rev. Katie Heldman is the Co-Director of Psychic Horizons Center, and wrote this article for the August 1, 2022 eNews.