Our card for today, Thursday, July 10th, is taken from the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms by Colette Baron-Reid – 37 The Metal King – Key Words: Discipline, armor, and boundaries.
37 represents: “You are on the right path, and the ascended masters are encouraging and helping you along the way.” (Angel Numbers 101)
Many of us on the spiritual path are very empathic, meaning that we have the ability to sense another’s emotions, we know intuitively if someone is sad or happy, if someone is in emotional pain or angry about something. We also are like sponges and soak up these emotions from the people around us. Often when we do so, we begin to feel the predominant emotion of anger, or depression, or any other emotion, and yet we can’t always tell if what we are feeling is our own emotion or if we picked it up from someone else.
For example, I would go to parties or to clubs when I was in my late teens and early 20’s with my sisters and some friends. I would be excited to go and have fun but after I was there for a while, I would get so depressed, even when I didn’t have anything to drink. I would always leave a club or party feeling so bad that after a while I had to stop going to parties or clubs altogether, but I never understood what the problem was. I also began to notice that a trip to the mall would have the same affect.
It wasn’t until around 2007 that I learned what an empath was and then I understood why being in a crowd of people affected me so much. Now of course I know how to keep my chakras and aura clear, and also how to put protection around me so that I am not bombarded by other’s emotions anymore.
Something else that happens to a lot of us is that when we have been hurt in a relationship, or suffer any kind of emotional pain from something we have had happen to us, we learn to build walls around our hearts, to protect us from being hurt again. This is one of the reasons why some people also put on weight, they wear it like armor to protect themselves from being hurt again.
Instead of putting on armor or building walls around our hearts, it would be more beneficial for us to learn to set healthy boundaries with the people we have any kind of relationships with. We teach people how to treat us based on how we allow them to treat us. If we don’t love ourselves enough, or respect ourselves enough, to demand that same love and respect from someone else, then we tend to let them get away with just about anything so we won’t lose or offend them. We often change ourselves to become someone we hope they will love and respect, but in the end we become untrue to ourselves. It may come to a point where we don’t even recognize ourselves anymore.
As spiritual people we often confuse unconditional love with allowing people to walk all over us. In some respects, we become doormats. That is not what unconditional love is about. The same goes for spiritual people giving away their services. They often feel guilty charging for whatever service they provide, or sometimes other so called “spiritual” people will bad mouth them for charging for their services. Some, it seems, have the notion that spiritual work should be free. For those who have issues with this, I recommend reading Doreen Virtue’s book “The Angel Therapy Handbook”.
It’s time to take off the armor, and break down the walls, and learn to love ourselves enough to set healthy boundaries, and demand the love and respect we deserve.
Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ AuroraLightStar
Artwork taken from the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms, The Metal King, artist: Jena DellaGrottaglia