Have you ever been bullied by another person? Felt helpless about what to do?
Here’s a short story from a friend who was bullied and explains how she dealt with it spiritually. She gave me permission to share her story.
I’ve been working through a very manipulative and difficult relationship with a close friend.
Three months ago, we were taking a class together and she was full bore into criticizing me, putting me down in front of others, using emotional manipulation and humor that was fully at my expense. This type of behavior has been bad before, but this meanness was crazy accelerated.
I was praying my way through it when I had this giant moment of spiritual realization. I thought, “Wait a minute – you’ve been praying about the wrong thing!” I had been praying for ideas on how to stand up to and defend myself against the bullying. But I realized that this was an opportunity to see the innocent child of God there instead of a bully.
As I prayed from this point of view, I gained a pure sense of her being what God made her to be, rather than the mean person mortal mind was claiming her to be.
And guess what? The cruelty stopped! It not only stopped that day and that minute but has stayed gone for the last couple of months. She has been completely different since that day.
I’ve been more on my spiritual alert since. If I see any hint of that old stuff starting to resurface, I make a quick mental adjustment of how I see her, and it has stopped.
It’s a simple, but inspiring story. Who hasn’t faced a bully and wrestled with similar feelings of, “What to do?”
If we ever deal with a bully, we can make the same type of mental adjustment that this woman did.
The real bully is not a person, but the evil thoughts that parade as a bully in a person. Those evil thoughts are shut down in mind by spiritual truth. As the bully thoughts dissolve, the bully behavior vanishes.
Prayer is an effective means of getting rid of bullies. It dissolves bully thoughts with truth and love, and eliminates the source of bully actions. Character is transformed, and enemies are turned into friends.
We are never helpless in the face of the bully. We can master them through metaphysical means.