Imagine you are walking down the hall at work and suddenly you notice your boss walking toward you when a sour look comes over their face. What are you thinking THEY are thinking? "What have I done wrong? Am I going to be fired?". How many catastrophic thoughts can you come up with for why they looked at you like that?
Reality Check: The boss has gas and just left a smelly gift in the hallway that YOU are about to walk into. They are embarrassed beyond belief so they avoid making eye contact with you FURTHER getting your imagination going.
So how do you get through a day without taking on everyone else’s emotional stuff? You protect yourself with a Rose.
Wait, Whaaat? Protect Myself With a ROSE?
Yes, you can use this instant, simple but powerful tool to protect yourself from unwanted energies all day long and especially when you need it to get someone to Back Off!
The best part? This peaceful procedure is good for you AND them, and it cannot be used against you.
Imagine a rose out in front of you about arms length (where your sense of personal space usually opens up). Make this single rose any color you like, and put a stem on it (you can add leaves and thorns if you like). The Rose field encompasses you like a big energy bubble in front, behind, to your sides and above and below you. Niiiice.
The Rose is a very powerful symbol from very ancient times and has a very high energy vibration, which gives this method it’s effectiveness.
As you imagine this beautiful Rose out there, be aware that everything between You and the Rose is YOU, and everything outside of the rose field is what Jim Self at MasteringAlchemy.com calls “Shakespeare’s Theater for Your Entertainment”.
What is outside of this Rose has nothing to do with you. We are just so habituated to thinking everything is about US. Truth is, everyone is running around bumping into the mirror of themselves. We take on their emotional reactions as being about US, when they are really all about them and their past experiences and the meanings they gave them. In our story above, that would be our windy boss.
This Rose is NOT a barrier, but rather a BOUNDARY that is good for you and others both. (How much productive work are you going to put out this afternoon when all you can think about is that look and your job?).
I have used it anytime I am with someone I sense is being negative or crowding my space or just starting to spark a rise of emotion in me (unless I forget and then I am often so sorry!) I have even used it when driving to keep tailgaters off my bumper (It works!).
Play with it in crowded public areas just to see how people give you space. It is a remarkably handy tool and kids will love you for it (they do not like your heavy adult energy put all over them).
Teach it to your loved ones. It can be an emotional lifesaver at school and in many jobs.
Enjoy The Peace,