When someone constantly badgers us with their ideas about what they are hearing and need to tell us, whether they have our permission or not, I call the person a “spiritual bully”. This means that they believe they have some divine right to tell you what ever they think about you and what you are doing, even if it is only their opinion, and typically, they get angry at you if you don’t take their advice.
One of the first laws of the universe is “harm no one (none)”. This means that you do not violate a person’s physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual space, without permission. To do so is to set out to intentionally harm them. This happens so often with teachers and mentors with their students or followers. It happens when someone feels that they are more powerful than someone else, and that power is used to force the “someone else” to take on tasks that they might not otherwise do.
Some ideas for coping with spiritual bullies are:
- Set boundaries to take back your power. “Boundaries are not walls, they are safety markers to keep you safe. You have a right to protect yourself when someone comes into your space uninvited.”
- Stand in your power and show your confidence by saying “no, I can’t do that right now.” This means that you need to feel good about yourself and your abilities.
- Make plans to avoid the bullying relationship. You cannot change other people; however, you can change the environment. You can choose to be in a healthy, safe environment.
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