How Can You Protect Yourself?


Hi, I’m Judith Conroy of Chikara-Reiki-Do and I’m answering your questions on Reiki.

So, question:

How can I protect myself completely?


Well now, everyone would probably be expecting the cliched answer that you should surround yourself with white light…

…that you should live in a bubble of love – that you could put Reiki symbols in front and behind you…

Like defensive shields and so on and so forth.

But what’s the point?

You want to totally protect yourself, but from what…


Then why on earth would you want to do that? You might as well be dead.

If you are so afraid of physical hurt then take up martial arts or walk away from that which hurts you.

If you are so afraid of emotional upset, then join a hermit’s colony or walk away from that which hurts you.

If you are so afraid of life, then your spirit might as well be dead anyway, so you might as well be dead too.

Life is intricate, convoluted, interconnected, painful, pleasurable, happy, sad, joyful, frustrating, infuriating, dynamic, boring.

And some days just plain dull and ordinary.

But then you have one of those days.

I bet you immediately thought one of those days didn’t you?

But I mean one of those days that are sheer perfection.

You know what love means because your heart was touched by another.

You know what living in harmony means as the sequence of the moments fitted together like a seamless dream…

…for one very often brief moment, you just know what it is all about.

That perfect sunset.

The beauty of nature in a small bird song. The sound of joy in a child’s laughter…

The vastness of it all as the sea storms, the cliffs!

So, heaven forbid I should ever want to be protected from living my life to the full.

I don’t want to miss out on one tiny bit of it.

I want to live it full on, in my face, over the top, until I’m full to the brim and then overflowing with vitality, VIM, and vigour.

People who want protecting are usually the sort who just want to sit there allowing others dead or alive to put upon them.

My answer to them..?

Create a life that you don’t find threatening.

Get rid of your pompous boss.

Get rid of your dominating, domineering partner.

Get rid of the kids off to boarding school – move house, and don’t tell anyone.

Look, you create or allow it all so create what you do want and don’t allow what you don’t want.

If you live your life in a blanket of fears, it will smother you.

You will be dead from the neck up, as my mother used to say.

So be sensible. Yes!

Don’t go down dark alleys.

Walk away from dead end relationships.

Get a job you enjoy doing.

Move house or whatever it is that you want to do, but whatever it is… just do it!

Take a sensible approach to lurking spirits.

The worst they can do is go boo unless you let them in.

Simply set your intention for only good things to happen.

For as sure as eggs are eggs…

…if you continually set your intention to protect yourself from bad things happening, guess what..?

You’ll have to create the bad things to protect yourself from!

Because you always get what you focus on.

You always get more of what you give your attention to.

You always get exactly what you intend.

So, be careful what you ask for, as that is exactly what you’ll receive.

Let fear fail.

You can deal with life.

Thanks for listening.

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