Common Ground: The Kinship of Metaphysicians
A syncretic approach to esoteric teachings - the golden threads that connect Pagans, Yogis, Rosicrucians and Masons.
Don't Be So Grabby!
I have been guilty of this, myself. In a social situation you are introduced to someone who spies the mystical pendant you wear on a neck chain. Without stopping to think, she exclaims, "Oh! What a beautiful piece!" and she reaches out and grabs it, to see it more closely.
Ouch! That hurts! It's a sudden feeling of shock and discomfort. And it's real. You just had your aura violated, directly over your heart chakra.
This is more than invading your psychological "comfort zone." It is an actual penetration of the bio-electrical energy field surrounding your body. And it feels even worse if that jewelry item has a personal spiritual significance for you - a private meaning that you will share if asked by somebody with the right vibes, but which you were not ready for any Tom, Dick or Harry to roughly grab!
You wanted people to see it and admire it - to even ask questions about it. You did not expect to have it appropriated physically, without your permission.
If you are the wearer of such a significant item of jewelry, part of your spiritual practice is to get used to violations and to cultivate an attitude of understanding. It would be a good idea to ask friends and family members to grab it first, before you wear it too much in public. This can be a valuable strengthening exercise for you. Don't be taken by surprise! If you think your pendant is special, someone else is bound to think so, too. So be prepared.
There are two ways in which this exercise can help you. First, you will get desensitized to the feeling of your aura being invaded without your permission - which will help you to stay calm, non-reactive and understanding if it should occur in public. Second, you will begin to understand that the true significance of your spiritual talisman is the meaning it has for you, within the inviolate sanctuary of your own heart. Nobody can reach inside there without your permission. Even if your pendant is stolen someday - and jewelry items can be - you will always have the one inside your heart.
This can be a profound lesson on many levels of your life. The less attached you become to an outward symbol, the more strongly you will feel the reality within. And that is the true value of such an item, anyway.
But the next time you see something shiny hanging from someone else's neck, stop and think! Admire and ask. Don't maul.
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