Sometimes the events of life can stress us to the point of having nothing left to give. Have you ever felt like you just can’t take anymore? As if you are emotionally, physically, mentally, or even spiritually depleted.
When to Cocoon
- When life is scattered and stressful and you really need sleep – cocoon yourself and set your intention for sleep.
- When you are surrounded by chaos or anger – cocoon yourself and set your intention for peace and kindness.
- When you are overwhelmed with the events of life. If you feel like you absolutely can not take another bad thing – cocoon yourself and set your intention for more grace and ease.
- When intensities around you are strong and you wish a break free from outside influences – cocoon yourself and set your intention for inner strength and joy.
Cocooning! This is how you do it…
First, choose a Divine Language that you wish to harmonize with. (I call these Divine Languages because everything I have experienced of the Divine has filled me with these.)
Joy, Love, Gratitude, Compassion, Beauty, and Inspiration
Once you have made a choice, allow everything to be still inside you and focus only on that word. Let’s say you choose COMPASSION. Pull everything inwards and shield yourself from everything else. When I say everything, I mean your thoughts, your energy, your focus… pull it all in tight and imagine you are in a bubble – it’s just you and COMPASSION – inside a bubble of light.
Then imagine that bubble like a cocoon of white light – it’s the most powerful, impenetrable light – given to you by the Divine… and only those of Perfect Love can enter this light.
Call upon the Divine Creator, call your Divine helpers, angels, ancestors, and the Earth to help you. Ask them to surround you, to permeate you and protect you.
Set your intention to be who you really are…. To be free of anger and hurt and to be truly you… The real you that’s been hidden for far too long.
Feel your light growing brighter, larger and stronger. Feel yourself shining brightly and in love with life. At first you might need to visualize and imagine the light – but stay with it until you start to feel it. Close your eyes if it helps. You may feel your fingers and toes tingle. You may feel lighter. Wait until you feel it. Make your light GLOW!
Stay in this light bubble with the Divine Language of your choice (in this example we choose compassion) for as long as you can. Start with 3 minutes. I can do this for 4 hours and longer, so I know you can do 3 minutes. 😉 Be determined not to allow anything to distract you – because you are doing something sacred that will heal and protect your heart and soul.
While you are cocooning – you are focused on the languages of the Divine (love, joy, gratitude, compassion, and beauty) and you are dwelling within the Divine. You are basically praying. But, this is not a prayer of bargaining or asking. This is the ideal prayer to the Divine… it is spontaneous praise. You praise the Divine, not in the spirit of bargain (I’ll be good if you do this), but in spirit of appreciation.
You praise the Divine in spontaneous appreciative for the infinite light, infinite power, infinite love and infinite bliss. When you are focused upon joy, love, beauty, compassion, etc… you are dwelling within Truth, within the Divine. You are wrapped by the Divine, and the Divine will transform you and make you new.
Your intention and emotional choice creates a vibration ‘around you and in you’ that radiates so strongly that negativity cannot influence you. This keeps you safe & feeling comforted.
You can also cocoon really quick… It can be done in seconds to protect you in a moment of need. Pull in your Divine Language, surround yourself with a bubble of light and stay very focused. Hold it as long as you need – or release it like a wave out into the world. See my story below to see why I learned to cocoon.
It’s More than Just Words – it’s the power of Prayer
You may think Love and Joy and Beauty are just words, however, JOY carries an incredible energy and when you devote yourself to the power of Joy – you will be amazed at how delightfully powerful it really is. 😉 Beauty, Love, and Inspiration are more amazing energies. When you dwell on beauty – you will begin to see beauty everywhere and you will praise beauty for the gift that it is. Each of these is an individual – both are Divine. Oh, there are so many secrets to be revealed to you! This life is truly a journey of delight, if you only know where to look. 😉
Learning to cocoon…
Perhaps you can related, but there have been several traumatic times in my life that emotionally drained me. It was during one of these periods during my early 40’s that I ran into a few religious zealots here in these beautiful Appalachian mountains. They are so ‘righteous’ in their words, but their words are filled with hate and judgement. Don’t they realize, you can’t really love and hate at the same time?
The first time it happened, I was getting hit with this man’s verbal anger and felt a weakening of my energy flow (as if he were lashing out at me with a whip). I was not arguing with him. I was very quiet (and wanting him to go away), but when I would not agree that he was right, he started yelling and getting red in the face. He was saying the words Love and Peace, but honestly, he looked to be only full of anger and fear. I did not want to attack back, so I did nothing. Nothing. I just stood there as he berated me.
I kept thinking, ‘I do not know this angry and judgmental god that he speaks of? My experience of the Divine is a loving Creator – with waves of rolling laughter and perfect love.’ After his attack, I went home, depleted and weak. It took days to recover from this. It was a spiritual attack, from someone claiming to be holy.
Then, it happened again… and drained me again. So, I realized I was living in an area that offered the opportunity to learn spiritual protection and decided to be prepared next time. That’s when my guides taught me to cocoon myself.
When the third attack came (from a different preacher man), I was ready. When he started forcing his god of hate on me and demanding I agree, I was calm and quiet and felt myself getting weak. But, just at that moment I remembered to cocoon myself (it’s an inside job) and his bad words just faded into a distance hum. Instead of getting weak, I was growing the light in my heart and focused on pure love. At this point, the preacher man’s words and attacks were not heard or felt… and I could see his confusion growing. Why was his attack not having any effect? As my cocoon was getting stronger, his voice continued to rise, and I started to noticed the dark cloud around him was also increasing. (Seeing into the spirit realm is something I have been able to do since I was a child and I recognize this dark cloud as an evil presence that I want no part of.) I was wrapped in a bubble of light and love and I felt great. He was surrounded by darkness and there was no joy.
Now instead of weakness, I was safe in my cocoon and I realized he was hurting and scared. This is when I was fully open to the DIVINE and I entered a state of pure compassion and no longer needed the cocoon. The light was strong within me and I released a wave of love that spread far and wide – through the room and beyond. The darkness left the room instantly and now, there was only light. I did not need to attack him in order to protect myself. And, I didn’t have to send love to him, but once I saw his pain, I couldn’t help myself. His anger was really a mask for his pain. His was hurting…. and true love, unconditional love – it heals.
He probably didn’t understand what happened… or how I could leave the room and be happy. But I just found freedom from an evil that had attacked me for far too long… and I knew I had surrounded him with pure love (and he probably hasn’t felt in a long time). I didn’t need to say anything. I just loved him… and then I left.
I am sure that he will return to love one day.
Anger is only a Mask
It is helpful to remember, anger is a mask of hurt and fear. When hearts are healed, pain is released and anger disappears. Then, there is freedom. The darkness can no longer touch you.
I truly believe that when you can take anything you do and do it from a state of love, you are sharing the true message of the Divine.
That is why we are here – to shine our light so brightly that all can see the path of freedom and love. If you have made it all the way to the bottom of this page, you might be like me… a Little Light in training. Some of us are Little Lights exploring concepts so very different than our society teaches, but every day we grow stronger and wiser and we remember more.
Shine bright Little Light – and GLOW – because glowing just might be the most important thing of your life.
It is definitely more important than you realize.