Posts Tagged ‘Peaceful Protest’

The Ethics of Self Defense

Today’s post comes from the comments section of an earlier post called Magickal Self Defense and One of Those Days. There are currently 27 comments on that post, so this lengthy exchange only represents part of the discussion. Dawn raised a very interesting, complex question, though, and one I find relevant to the current state of our world. In particular, Dawn asked about using an energetic technique that I call “the boomerang” and that Sky, a commenter who later chimed in calls “Return to Sender.” Since I knew this would become a controversial topic, I sent my initial response to a friend asking if he thought I should let it lurk in the comments section or bring it to the light of day as a post. His response:

This is great!  You hit proverbial nail that it’s a trigger issue for so many in the awakened/new age community for the reasons you put forth. The general passive energy cloaked in just send love n light, people are afraid of their own power so yes, you would be bumping up against that passive faux ‘love’ energy and rustle a few feathers but I’m seeing this love n light propaganda a lot more lately as the 3D world gets more and more violent. People feel that taking decisive action with boomerang techniques is somehow adding to the violence, not defusing it which is also a problem within these communities, getting too hung up on the collective/macro, that any emotion that hints at anger and protection is somehow sending harmful shockwaves into the collective, i.e., the hive  mentality.  
Go for it, people need to hear more about how to energetically protect themselves. I’m certainly noticing Archonic intrusion is dramatically on the upswing. I tell em to f’off. It works a lot faster than trying to transmute the energy into light, etc.    
🙂 M

Meanwhile, during my email exchange with my friend, commenter Sky shared her insights and powerful story, and Dawn ended up reposting the original article just to highlight the comments section — confirmation that more people find this information valuable enough to upgrade into a post. My intention is not to tell anyone what to do or how to feel, but rather to encourage people to consider what “love” means to them and also ask the questions, “Where do love and courage intersect?” “How far does my love extend?” and “What kinds of responsibilities does unconditional love involve?” Obviously, I have my own very strong opinions on this topic, but each person must decide for themselves.

  • Got a question for you about this Laura. Someone who felt a possible personal threat, could they use the techniques above. I didnt see why not. I was having a discussion about this and someone suggested that this would be the wrong way to handle a personal threat doing the boomerang thing. They were very adamant about that. They suggested having the energy that was being sent by the threatening person transmuted into love and sent back to the person threatening. I get the transmuting into love. What I don’t agree with is the sending it back to the person in that form. I’ve used that technique in the past and it totally escalated the situation. The Threatening person does not take kindly to such energy. Just curious.

  • Well, there is the whole “love n light” magick lite, Wiccan Rede “harm none” crowd that would certainly tell you to transmute it into love before sending it back, but generally that sort of thing does not take care of situations in which someone is disrespecting your sovereignty or personally threatening you. It would work under certain circumstances but you are correct in that it would require the other person to respond positively to such energy in order for it to work. If they are far enough out of that vibration, then sending love will just be transmuted into whatever energy they’re using. It really depends on who you’re dealing with.

    Most people are extremely uncomfortable with their own power, so the question of self defense really hits buttons, including, maybe especially so — magickal self defense. It’s not that different than the 3D question of the 2nd Amendment. I am not a gun advocate because they are messy, both legally and physically if you shoot someone, but I understand the principle people are defending. The right to protect yourself is a basic right, it is a cornerstone of human dignity and freedom, because if you have no right to defend yourself, then you are a slave. Pure and simple, if someone can kill you and you have no defense whatsoever, then you are put into the category of either their victim or their slave. Those who have concealed carry permits (for guns or other weapons) or who know advanced martial arts will tell you that you always want to try to avoid violent conflict — ESPECIALLY if you have the advantage, because having a powerful means of self defense requires responsibility, knowing that you could take someone out.

    In the event that a situation has already escalated out of control, though (where someone is actively attacking a victim or trying to attack the would-be self-defender) then immediate, decisive action is what works. You’re not going to love n light a killer or robber into stopping mid-action. The same principles apply on the magickal side, imho. You do your best to avoid confrontation, to keep your vibe high, to shift energies, to live the Golden Rule; however, if someone is actively ignoring those warnings, requests and respect and they are threatening your person and/or property, imho, the boomerang effect is powerful, quick, decisive and may teach them a lesson so that next time they don’t mess with you. And maybe they don’t mess with anyone again.

    Self defense is really the same issue whether you do it with martial arts, guns and/or magick. We live in a culture that is so brainwashed that most people associate self defense with aggression. That brain washing is very pervasive, very real, and very deliberately orchestrated. If it weren’t so deep, then we wouldn’t live in such a backwards world in which a relatively small number of psychopaths rule the world through sexual predation on children, blackmail, grand scale theft, murder and intimidation. If more people had defended themselves in the beginning, things would not have escalated so far out of control.

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke) Or women. Or witches. Or children. The point is, at some point it becomes the responsibility of a good person to do something. And sometimes that Something includes the boomerang. In the real world, anyway. In the land of CIA entrainment and co-opted religion, sure, love n light will save the day. Yep. Because it has worked so well so far …

    Love is extremely powerful, but sometimes “Love” means taking action to stop something in its tracks, not just passively beaming platitudes and smiles at someone engaged in theft, rape, or other violence. Real love means courage and a willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions, magickal or otherwise. Most people don’t have the courage to follow through and accept responsibility for “harming” someone intent on harming them, and so they passively endorse that person to go right on harming others to exponentially greater degrees. By my definition that’s not love. That’s cowardice masquerading as love in order to avoid punishment or uncomfortable Shadow Work. Of course, I’ve been a warrior for a long, long time. My sword happens to be love, but it is, nonetheless, a very sharp sword. 😉

  • Posted by Sky on October 10, 2014 at 9:29 pm  edit

    Another way of looking at defending one’s self is to “RETURN TO SENDER” harmful energy, attacks from others. It’s no different than returning spoiled milk to the grocery store. You don’t want to drink spoiled milk and it’s quite understood when one returns it. The store often then returns that spoiled milk to the distributor or company that sent it to them.

    When using the “return to sender” approach to defend one’s self, family, or property, one is not “sending” or wishing harm to anyone, rather merely “returning to sender” that which was sent your way. Such as unwanted negative energy or attacks. The sender also has the same choice of returning harmful energy to its source rather than keeping it.

    Did I mention when you return it, you should return it “seven-fold”? At minimum. One can choose to return it “ten-fold” or even one hundred-fold, if one wants.

    This discovery of “return to sender” was a wonderful revelation to me when I discovered it recently. It’s very much along the lines of using the Hagalaz rune which “mirrors back” energy sent one’s way. It’s even biblical.

    “Return to sender” is my daily practice and policy from now on.

  • Thanks, Sky! Yes, the boomerang is the same as Return to Sender, and I am a softie in that I only return it as is or three-fold. Seven-fold definitely sends a message with the return. 🙂

  • Posted by Sky on October 10, 2014 at 9:52 pm  edit

    “Return to sender” creates the opportunity for the sender to choose differently, for themselves and others. Hopefully to choose “better”.

    When one or one and one’s family is under deadly attack, one needs the seven-fold response. You’re not only protecting yourself and those you love, you’re encouraging the sender to find another way of dealing with things. A way that doesn’t harm others — or them.

    I once was in a restaurant when someone suddenly came in with a knife waving it menacingly.. I don’t know what his beef was and it was quite clear it wasn’t open for discussion. A friend and I quickly headed for the back door only to find it locked. The whole restaurant of about 15 customers was facing injury or death. The only way “out” was past him. Then a motorcycle gang member in the restaurant took off his belt, which was a motorcycle engine chain. He began waving it like a lariat in wide fast loops as he advanced threateningly toward the man with the knife. The man quickly left, and all the customers, including myself, were saved. I learned that day why many motorcycle gang members wear motorcycle chains as “belts”.

    Definitely a situation that wasn’t going to respond to “love and light” in the few seconds before the first person was knifed. The biker basically was “returning to sender” the threat being made against a restaurant of customers. …And it worked.

    Given the state the world is in today, we all need to begin using “return to sender” quickly, confidently, and effectively. It’s most effective when used as a daily practice every morning and before going to sleep.

  • Thanks for the additional insights, Sky. Quite the story!

  • Thank you Laura and Sky. I agree wholeheartedly with you both. I think there are so many grey areas in regards to this. How can one say to just return the transmuted nasty energy to the person. If someone is harming anyone or an animal and I desire to protect them I’m most likely not going to stand there and send them love. I’m going to take action in whatever is deemed necessary. Love is action. Otherwise it is just a useless word. Thank you both for taking the time and energy to expand this discussion.

  • You’re welcome, Dawn, and thank you for raising the question. It’s a big one, with a lot of grey areas. Love IS meant to be an action verb, not just a passive one. We can “be” love, but sometimes we also need to “do” love. 🙂

  • Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    I felt the comments section in the post made it worth while to repost Laura’s really good blog on protection and defense. It’s worth contemplating. I’ve had some recent conversations about this subject. Some vehemently hold the belief that you should just send loving thoughts to those who may have ill will in their hearts. I tend to feel that each occasion depending on who you are calls for unique ways to address such things. Sometimes that may call for us to broaden our understanding of love. Is it active or passive. could it be in a way you thought you wouldn’t ever consider. I can’t say what I would really do in a given situation. But I tend to feel that if anything I cared for was physically threatened I would most likely fight in whatever way I could to keep them safe and protect them. I wouldn’t just send the attacker love and hope somehow that made it ok. Controversial subject especially where “new age beliefs” may be concerned. Many thanks to Laura and all commenters for making this extremely thought provoking to me and others.

 

Racial Psyop

I saw this on Exopermaculture, and because it agrees so strongly with my own inner guidance on the Zimmerman/Martin trial and media race-riot-rhetoric, I’m reposting it here. Martial Law has loomed at least since the Bush years, with government salivating over any excuse to enact more draconian measures. Please don’t engage the division. We’re at a key evolutionary point, and the Powers That Would Like To Remain will try everything in their power to hijack the transition and turn us all against each other. Love your neighbor. Even if he’s white. Even if he’s black, Hispanic, gay, straight, hippie, conservative, Amish, Pagan, Hindu, or, in my very favorite John McCain-ism ever: a complete “whackadoodle.” We truly have much more in common than we do separating us.

If you think this sounds paranoid, I will send you right back to the Bankers Manifesto of 1892, because that’s the playbill. Same old, same old. Aren’t we tired of this BS script? Aren’t we ready to transcend “Divide and Conquer”?

For the Love of All Humanity, please, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” which means love yourself well, too. And please, “Merry Meet. Merry Part, and Merry Meet Again. Blessed Be.”

Racial PsyOp

Hobie,

Long time reader Mike here.

Could you post this? And maybe keep posting it? We are being worked over by the PTB to create race riots.

We need to make this go viral.

Please don’t post my email address on this one…

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WARNING ? THE US IS NOW BEING EXPOSED TO A RACIAL PSYOP!

UNITED WE STAND ? DIVIDED WE FALL!

Everyone! If you are not aware of what is going on with this Zimmerman situation, then you need to get up to speed! And I don’t mean what happened, I mean what this is being used for by the puppet masters.

This is a major Psyop that has been designed to hit the United States in our most vulnerable spot, racial tension. It has been designed from the beginning to incite unthinking anger and tension between anyone who tries to talk about the case.

People are going to die over this, and it has already started. They are creating a HUGE conflict and pushing people all over the United States towards violence. The PTB are setting us up, again.

I don’t know what happened and I don’t really care.
That is NOT the point!

From what I have seen, you can argue all day long and still not reach a good conclusion on what happened between Zimmerman and Martin. The one thing that is obvious is that EVERYTHING we have been told has been manipulated to create confusion and anger between people who consider themselves to be ?black, white or brown.?

Pictures have been changed, recordings have been ?edited? and stories have been manipulated from the beginning.

The basic thing that EVERYONE needs to understand is that this is another Psyop that is being used to distract us from the current financial collapse that is taking down the international banking system.

It’s smoke and mirrors people, don’t let yourself be drawn into this!

If you find yourself confronted by anyone about this case, REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INSANITY!

Just say that you do not have an opinion and LET IT BE. If the person you are talking to is open to it, mention that you think that they are trying to incite race riots and create racial tension. DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE DRAGGED INTO AN ARGUMENT ABOUT ZIMMERMAN AND MARTIN. Especially if you are talking to someone who is a different skin color! This goes far beyond any reason and you will be playing with fire.

I am not even sure if it is a good thing to discuss this between people of the same skin color, let alone between people of different skin color.

Our message must be one of LOVE, UNDERSTANDING and SUPPORT. We don’t know what happened, but we agree that it was wrong.

Blacks are ULTRA sensitive to this case and are being set up by the PTB to NOT listen to reason but to only feel HUGE anger and that they are being ?wronged by the white man.?

Also, I believe that the PTB may be using the Smart Meter system (and maybe cell phone transmitters) to transmit a frequency of frustration on a level that is effecting people. I have suspected for a long time that there is more behind the Smart Meter program that just raising rates and getting rid of the meter readers. Funny how the things all transmit on a brain frequency isn’t it?

REMEMBER ? Don’t allow yourself to be baited on this! We have to try and STOP this before it gets any bigger.

UNITED WE STAND ? DIVIDED WE FALL!
We are AMERICANS, black, white, brown. Together we are powerful, but if we let the enemy divide us and fight among ourselves, these Untied States will fall and be crushed from within.

Don’t fall for it people! We MUST support each other!

PLEASE MAKE THIS GO VIRAL
If we are not able to stop this among the people, there WILL be race riots and people are going to die. The PTB will get the martial law that they have been drooling for and wanting for so long.

Let’s NOT let this happen…

A Timely Reminder

My friend Leisha just posted this poem as a note on Facebook. I remember viewing it last year as a youtube video, but the message resounds even louder in 2011. Blessings and thanks to everyone who’s taking responsibility for your free will and using your beautiful imagination and great big loving heart to heal and create our gorgeous world. Much love!

A SPIRITUAL CONSPIRACY:

On the surface of the world right now there is

war and violence and things seem dark.

But calmly and quietly, at the same time,

something else is happening underground

An inner revolution is taking place

and certain individuals are being called to a higher light.

It is a silent revolution.

From the inside out. From the ground up.

This is a Global operation.

A Spiritual Conspiracy.

There are sleeper cells in every nation on the planet.

You won’t see us on the T. V.

You won’t read about us in the newspaper

You won’t hear about us on the radio

We don’t seek any glory

We don’t wear any uniform

We come in all shapes and sizes, colors and styles

Most of us work anonymously

We are quietly working behind the scenes

in every country and culture of the world

Cities big and small, mountains and valleys,

in farms and villages, tribes and remote islands

You could pass by one of us on the street

and not even notice

We go undercover

We remain behind the scenes

It is of no concern to us who takes the final credit

But simply that the work gets done

Occasionally we spot each other in the street

We give a quiet nod and continue on our way

During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobs

But behind the false storefront at night

is where the real work takes a place

Some call us the Conscious Army

We are slowly creating a new world

with the power of our minds and hearts

We follow, with passion and joy

Our orders come from the Central Spiritual Intelligence

We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no one is looking

Art ~ Poems ~ Hugs ~ Music ~ Photography ~ Movies ~ Kind words ~ Smiles ~ Meditation and prayer ~ Dance ~ Social activism ~ Websites Blogs ~ Random acts of kindness…

We each express ourselves in our own unique ways

with our own unique gifts and talents

Be the change you want to see in the world

That is the motto that fills our hearts

We know it is the only way real transformation takes place

We know that quietly and humbly we have the

power of all the oceans combined

Our work is slow and meticulous

Like the formation of mountains

It is not even visible at first glance

And yet with it entire tectonic plates

shall be moved in the centuries to come

Love is the new religion of the 21st century

You don’t have to be a highly educated person

Or have any exceptional knowledge to understand it

It comes from the intelligence of the heart

Embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings

Be the change you want to see in the world

Nobody else can do it for you

We are now recruiting

Perhaps you will join us

Or already have.

All are welcome

The door is open

~ author unknown

800,000 Protestors in London: Inspired by Wisconsin

I just got this email from my Uncle Brad. Yay, Wisconsin … teaching the world how to keep the vibe high and change reality into one that makes just a weeee bit more sense to the vast majority of people on this planet:

Hi–Just a quick note, I’ll include this in a more extensive email–but
wanted you to know. A co-worker’s son was in a demonstration in London yesterday. It was NOT reported by any major new network, had to go to Free Speech TV and the internet to get it. 800,000 people demonstrated in London against cutting health care, labor unions, wages, while allowing large corporations to pay no taxes. A multitude of signs, according to the eyewitness, referenced “Wisconsin”. They also referenced Egypt and Lybia. LONDON demonstrators calling to Wisconsin, using Wisconsin to lead the fight. WISCONSIN for God’s sake!! The world, the nation is watching. NOW is the time to stay strong.

Thought you should know this, Wisconsin pride, Wisconsin strong.

“Believing is halfway to flying.” (Charlie Brown)

Solidarity!!!

Brad