The protector is a part of our mind responsible for keeping us safe. To the protector, nothing is more important than keeping us safe from harm. It's job is to protect us from danger, so it does its best to keep us away from anything that could cause damage.
So how does this affect our ability to achieve our dreams? The answer lies in the protector's need for control. The protector cannot guarantee your safety if you take risks or do things outside its control. Therefore it will do anything it can to stop you from doing so.
For example, if you want to start a business but never seem to get past the idea of thinking about starting one, then your protector may be holding you back with thoughts like "what if it fails?" or "what if I don't know enough about this business model?" etc. Or you may want to write a book, but all attempts at writing seem futile because your mind goes blank every time you sit down at your computer or notebook. Again, this could be due to your protector stopping you from taking action out of fear that your writing won't be good enough or that people won't like what they read.
Here are four common reasons why people self-sabotage:
1) Fear of success: You avoid situations where you could be successful or win at something. You might have experienced this type of fear if you've ever had an excellent idea but never took action because you were afraid that no one would like it or support it — even though they probably would have!
2) Fear of failure: This is when your fear keeps you from trying something new because you're worried about failing at it — even though there are no guarantees in life!
3) Fear of conflict: This is when your fear makes you avoid situations where there could be a conflict with other people, even if it's necessary to address an issue. For example, if someone has been talking behind your back, then confronting them about it may be needed so that they don't continue doing so — but the fear of conflict can stop people from doing this!
4) Fear of rejection: This is when your fear makes you avoid situations where there could be rejection from others, even if they're just strangers or casual acquaintances. For example, if someone doesn't want to talk to strangers in public places because they don't want them to reject them.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!