A few years back I was having a wisdom tooth pulled. I had no qualms about it. I never had a tooth pulled before, but something inside made me know it would be easy. I saw myself in and out of the dentist’s office and in good health afterward. I had meditated on it and felt really confident about the procedure.
When a friend found out what I was getting ready to do, she laughed at me for taking it in stride and even called to her husband, “Hey, Jenn’s going to get a tooth pulled and she thinks she’s going to be ok!” They both laughed.
I was now a bit confused and cautious of what was to happen, and on her suggestion, I asked my daughter to come with me so she could drive me home afterward. After all, my friend assured me I would be in no shape to drive home myself.
My dentist, whom I’ve been going to since I was about 9, allowed my daughter to watch the whole procedure since she was going into the healthcare profession and was considering dentistry. It was a great experience for her. My dentist walked me through every step, joking during the whole procedure as usual, and ten minutes later with no swelling, I popped out of the chair and headed for home without any discomfort whatsoever.
I didn’t need my daughter to drive me home, although I let her. Better still, she got a free lesson in a surgical procedure that would have cost a fortune in dental school. So all in all, no harm done. I know my friend was coming from a place of personal experience and only had my best interest at heart. But I allowed her to challenge what I already knew for sure. I allowed her energy, her personal experiences to challenge my balance and second guess what my gut already told me was certain. Rather than being angry with her or myself for distrusting my own inner wisdom, I learned the greater lesson of keeping the energy of others out of my space and trusting the messages my body sends me.
I’ve gotten a whole lot better at not allowing other people’s experiences and energies to affect my world, but they certainly do come fast and furious at us if we’re not paying attention. So do yourself a favor, and set yourself up for wellness by protecting your space before you leave the house. Depending on your situation, you may even want to protect your space while you’re in your own house. Teenage daughters and cranky husbands are quick to drain us of our energy.
Protect your own personal energy by creating an imaginary ring around yourself. An imaginary circle that is large enough for you to spin around in with your arms out. The circle can be made up of large lovely flowers that will absorb the energy of others and keep that energy out of your space.
You can create a ring of mirrors to reflect the energy of others right back at them. Perhaps you are getting ready to enter a difficult situation that you are not looking forward to, or you will be in the company of a strong energy force.
Surround yourself with Centurian guards dressed in heavy armor with large metal shields to protect your space. Whatever is it, make it fun and save all your energy for yourself so only can honor and control it.