When you’re on a spiritual path, you are likely to meet a few skeptics and deniers.
It’s almost a rite of passage.
Not everyone believes in angels, or the power of prayer and meditation and that is okay.
But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with criticism, judgement or insults from anyone.
A few days ago I received an angry message from someone who didn’t beleive in angels, they were obviously triggered about a post I’d made about praying for peace.
I didn’t take it personally because I knew it wasn’t really about me. But I did take immediate steps to block them from sending further rage my way.
Then I cleansed and protected my energy and sent the man love.
The truth is you don’t have to put up with rudness from anyone.
I think spiritual souls sometimes feel they should lovingly engage with everyone, but you don’t. Some people can be loved from a distance.
Whether you are a newbie to spirituality or you’ve been on the path for a long time it can be challenging to deal with the uninvited opinions of skeptics.
Today I want to share how you can handle skepticism and negativity with grace, love and boundaries!
1- Remove the daggers.
If you’ve ever been the target of someone’s judgie energy then you know it can leave you feeling awful.
This is because judgment, criticism, anger, jealousy and snarkiness directed at you are all forms of negative energy which is sometimes called psychic attack. (for good reason)
If you happen take the criticism personally, or absorb the insults and negativity, they can bring you down; you might even start to doubt yourself and your intuition.
If you’ve been subected to unkind criticism or harsh judgments about your beliefs and spiritual practices, take time to cleanse those lower energies out of your system as soon as possible.
Cut your cords to the person involved, release the daggers and let go of any resentment you might be harboring. Then decide what you will and will not tolerate.
You’ll soon feel like yourself again and your confidence and clarity will return.
To do this you can use one of my free angel library meditations or join me at this month’s Archangel Attunement for a deep angelic clearing of your aura, mind and intuitive channels. Go here.
2- Avoid trying to convert or convince skeptics.
It can be draining to try to argue with a skeptic. Debates and defending are not worth your time and energy.
I used to waste a lot of energy trying to convince my very skeptical friends and family that my spiritual experiences and beliefs were valid.
I thought I needed their validation and approval to follow my path.
When I realized that I didn’t need anyone’s permission to live life my way, I stopped trying to convince anyone and I felt much happier.
I simply sent them love and got on with working with my angels to build my business & improve my life.
It might take time for your friends and family to get used to your spiritual changes: honor their process and let them be.
Have the courage to dance to the beat of your own drum, there is no rule that says anyone has to join you.
3- Have strong boundaries.
Occasionally you’ll encounter someone who is triggered by your spiritual beliefs and wants to put you down or convince you that you are wrong.
I decided long ago that I don’t need to debate or defend my choices to anyone.
Neither do you.
Learn to love the delete, block, restrict and mute buttons on social media and use them without guilt.
You can block, restrict and mute IRL too!
Your boundaries protect you and send a strong message out to bullies and time-wasters that you are not available for their crazy-making.
They will soon give up and go somewhere else.
One of my favorite affirmations is : I love you and I let you go!
4- Protect Your Energy!
Protection is prevention against all potential negativity both online and in person. It’s a powerful technique that will keep your energy strong and your intuition clear.
It’s a DO NOT DISTURB sign to those who have more time on their hands than sense.
Placing a shield of light around your energy field helps you to deflect the energy of those who might be triggered by your light.
Shielding filters out all the fear energy that you encounter and repels energy thieves.
To learn how to protect your energy use the meditations in my store or read this
5. Heal your inner skeptic.
There was a time when I had a lot of skeptics in my life. I’d just started giving readings from a tiny alcolve in a new age crystal shop.
I met some beautiful people in those early months but an unsettling pattern began to emerge. Every 2nd customer seemed to be skeptical.
They sat across the tiny card table glaring, arms folded, jaws set. One woman announced I was too young. Another woman refused to tell me her questions.
Then after a particularly awful experience I asked my angels for guidance.
I came to understand that these hyper-critical, non-believers were simply mirrors for my own terrified inner skeptic.
I prayed to Archangel Michael to help me to release my fear and self doubt about my gifts and abilities.
I worked hard to increase my own trust and surrender my ego’s grip on my mind.
I made a decision that I was no longer going to entertain rude people. IF they weren’t going to be polite and play by the rules i would refund them and send them away.
AND I put my prices up.
Very quickly my clientele became the positive, respectful and receptive gorgeous souls I get to work with every day.
Everyone has an inner skeptic, it’s called your ego and it won’t ever be convinced. However, you can tune out that negative voice and tune into your angels and your higher self.
Faith, meditation and a consistent spiritual practice will dim the voice of your ego.
Please don’t let skeptics deter you from your spiritual path. See them as timely life lessons, sent to help you tighten your boundaries and reaffirm your path!
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Thank you for your post about ‘How to handle spiritual skeptics’, it’s very helpful because in the back of my mind I always had a nervousness about this matter, and you have really helped answer how to deal with fear and situation, if and when encountered. Blessings and love xx
Thank you Nadia, it is truly a big issue that holds Lightworkers back from their purpose.Now you know you don’t need to be limited by other people’s fears and opinions x