For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)I believe nuggets of wisdom can be found in the Bible. This particular quote is one of them. It hints about other realms and dimensions in which you can find problems--problems that may not be picked up on in this physical third-dimensional reality but effect it all the same. (For more discussion on recognizing these problems, see Becoming Aware Of Entities.) I was reminded about these battles after watching the Christian movie "War Room". There are times when the battles are almost strictly spiritual. We only know that something more is going on because our lives feel "off".
So what are we to do when the battle is unseen? Here are some of the tools I use to ward off such negative energies.
- Belief. It is important to understand the Universe is there to assist you in any way you need. When you have that inner knowledge that even seemingly bad things will work out in your favor, you can be thankful for the storm and circumstances will begin to change for the better!
- Prayer. Asking for help from your higher power is always beneficial. Just as there are negative entities there are also positive ones. We all have beings that are assigned to assist us in this earthy life (sometimes referred to as angels/guardian angels). They are there to assist us anytime we need it, although in most circumstances they must be called on.
- Intention. When you feel things in your life not going as you'd like, it is time to focus on the positive things you want to see happen. Believe the Universe and your higher power are there to assist you and see them doing so. Envision an invisible bubble of protection or a white light surrounding you. The apostle Paul in the Bible talks about putting on your spiritual armor. You can also set the intention that your actions will have extra power that will cut through the mess and make things better.
- Meditation. When I am off my game, the first thing I often do will be to get grounded so I can think clearly. While your heart speaks to you through your emotions, emotions can overwhelm you if you let them. When you take the time to sit back and listen, the Universe will help you figure out what is going on and present you with ways to change your circumstances. (This is why I truly believe daily practice is a requirement. It helps you remember how to get back to a state of Oneness when you are in a state of stress.)
The battle is spiritual! Know you have the tools necessary to stay standing and thrive!!!