This is a powerful affirmation to protect your energy—not so much by going on the defensive, and not with attack, but by letting love lead the way. I’ve used this fun and lighthearted approach a few times this past week, and it worked like magic!
“I will receive as I decide to give, and today I choose to give love.” – Marianne Williamson, A Year of Miracles
Keep Love Closer
If there’s negativity surrounding me, I keep love closer.
Maybe it’s not really magic, but wearing my “love cloak” seems to allow a miracle to work through me. It’s a fun idea, but it’s not crazy: it’s really just another way to consciously choose love in the face of anything that’s not love.
Basically, when you feel like you’re walking into a negative environment, or you’re stressing about the people you’re about to encounter, you can put an imagined love cloak on to protect your energy. This cloak can either be invisible, or it can be whatever piece of clothing you’re putting on.
Your love cloak is a protective force field, empowering you to be a beacon of light wherever you go without being weighed down by the heavy energies of anyone else. With a healthy boundary set, you’re not ignorant of what’s going on around you, but you’ve set the intention to absorb only that energy that resonates with love.If you can keep your peace no matter the energy around you, you'll spread peace wherever you go. Click To Tweet
Truly, putting on your “love cloak” is a symbol of your commitment to being an example of peace. If you want only loving experiences today, you need to make the decision to bring love into your experiences today. You need to keep love closer than anything else.
Be a Loving Person Living in a Loving World
When I put my love cloak on, I’m a powerful force for good everywhere I go.
In my experience, I actively contribute to a more loving world when I can walk in peace, without fear that that peace will be “taken away” or dismantled by anything out in the world. My imaginary (but kind of very real, because it has a positive effect) love cloak supports my ability to see and encourage the loving alternatives.
Instead of concentrating on what’s missing in any situation, in any relationship, zone in on what you can give. Can you contribute love to an unloving situation? Yes, you can. With full presence, you’re empowered to change the way things are by changing the way you think about them.
People will absolutely, and always, take notice, on some level, of what you’re putting out. Show up with a negative attitude, and people will feel it before you even say a word. Show up with a positive commitment to love—put that love cloak on—and that loving energy walks just ahead of you, and it leaves a trail behind you.Your energy speaks for you before you even say a word. Click To Tweet
You inhabit the world you choose to see. When you let love walk before you, alongside you, and follow in your wake, you’ll likely see more openings in which to place your love. You’ll likely see a creative solution to the problem.
Others are more likely to feel at ease in your presence when you’re at ease within yourself.
Of course, there will still be fear, drama, and negativity to witness, and the pull of stress will be there, but this isn’t what you allow to govern your internal state–not when you’re wearing that love cloak. You’re clothed in love, and in that force field you’re a bigger force for good in the world.
This is what I’ve noticed: negative behavior only has an impact on me when I react to it.I am a magnet for loving responses, because love is all I'm giving today. Click To Tweet
Try your best to walk the softer way today, and allow yourself to be in the world yet not fall into its loveless games.
Protect Your Energy with Love
I’m clothed with grace and I’m empowered to be a bigger light in the room.
Since your energy introduces you, surrounding yourself in the light of love is bound to make a positive impression. Plus, when you’re focused on unearthing the beauty in any situation or person, you don’t have to expend energy worrying about how others will perceive you—your loving perception leads the way.
The energy you put out there is a magnet for more like-energy. Energy is attracted to more of its own kind.
By choosing to be your most authentic and loving self, you leave a trail of magic everywhere you go. The most powerful way to protect your energy, in my experience, is to be so committed to love that fear can’t find a home in your heart.Love doesn't need protection; love is the ultimate protection. Click To Tweet
We can acknowledge what others are going through without putting on their cloak of misery. We can empathize with others, understand them deeply, without feeling like it’s required that we dwell in darkness, too. In fact, when we honor someone’s darkness while staying in the light, we become a source of hope for them.
By walking in the light, we show others that it’s possible for them, too.
Protect your energy with love, and a loving alternative is what you offer to the world.
My love cloak is not heavy; it stops the worldly weights from resting upon my shoulders. It defies gravity, lifting me up to be a bigger light in the room. My love cloak gives me the peace not to worry about the things I can’t control, or the people I have no right to control.
Clothed in love, I recognize an unloving situation as just another call for love.
- How do you proactively protect your energy when you know you might be placed in a negative situation?
- Can you think of a time you chose to walk in love, to spread joy and be a light, despite (or because of) opposing energies around you?
Please share your thoughts, favorite parts of this affirmation, helpful insights when it comes to protecting your energy in a loving way, and any inspiring stories of positivity with me in the comments.
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Nothing can mess with you when you’ve got your love cloak on.