Mama Medicine’s healing ritual will soothe your inner critic and immerse you in self-love.
– DEBORAH HANEKAMP
Insecurity can be a great tool for energy protection. Why?
Insecurity is a powerful indicator that we’ve allowed energy in that is not serving us… It’s a natural feeling that emerges for us all from time to time. As long as we acknowledge its existence and don’t let it run (and ruin) our lives, insecurity acts as a valuable warning bell.
Notice when, where, and what you’re doing when you feel the most insecure. It is a sign that something is off, so it’s useful to be able to pinpoint when it hits. For example, if you’ve been drinking the deadly poison of comparison, the discomfort of insecurity is there to tell you to put it down. When you act self destructively, insecurity arises to guide you toward change and healing. Most importantly, insecurity is telling you to go deep inside your inner being and own your energy.
Empathic folks are prone to insecurity. You know you’re sensitive, but do you understand how deep that empathy goes? Not only can empaths pick up others energy, but their thought forms and physical sensations as well. Essentially, they can feel the entire collective consciousness.
Hey, it may be a tough time to be an empath, but empathy is deeply needed right now. So if you are an empathic person, it’s time to call yourself out on the ways you’ve been feeding your insecurities rather than facing them. Then you will be able to seal up your aura with the confidence of one who has the courage to be their own healer. Instead of letting darkness weigh you down, you will discover a bold, brilliant light because you’ve stopped looking for others to receive you and started seeing and believing in yourself.
It’s challenging to focus on energy protection in the external world when your inner critic is the first one you need to protect yourself from. And the more you react to the external critics, the louder the internal critic will be.
This isn’t about lacking self reflection and not receiving heartfelt advice from those who respect you. This is about not letting fear of judgment and what others think of you run your life. It’s about surrounding yourself with Love, the most powerful force in the universe. It’s about allowing Love to protect you.
The challenge is that it’s easier to get caught up in the negative things people say about you than it is to receive praise from those who love and adore you. The more you give your energy to others’ negativity, the more negativity you create for yourself. This will always lead to you feeling drained and vulnerable to compromising energies.
Refocusing on those who love you — and more importantly, loving yourself — is one of the most powerful practices of energy protection.
Allow yourself to write down and vent the ruminating narrative of your external and internal critics that lives in your mind. This will go on a piece of paper that you will tear up, put in a mug of boiling salt water, and allow to dissolve. Later, when the paper is mostly dissolved, you will offer it to a larger body of water. Ask the water to receive it and turn it into love as water can transform, transmute, and heal anything within us that is too heavy for us to carry.
On another piece of paper, write about those who love you, what they tell you, and what they show you. Remember that you are loved by more than just humans — your guides, guardians, animals, plants, nature, and the stars all love you, so write what they say, too! Can you also write about loving yourself? Let love grow and then create space for more love to pour into that big beautiful heart of yours. The light of Love will always protect you.
When you are finished writing, place this paper next to or in (if it’s organic paper and non-toxic ink) a beautiful bath you create for yourself. Light candles and put on relaxing music. Add an amethyst crystal, some pink Himalayan salt, and a dash of rosemary essential oil to your bath to make the experience deeply divine. Soak in the love and medicine you’ve created!