Someone from the dark side may see my inner light and want to extinguish it. How do I hone in on the skills that help me decipher if they mean me harm or not? Does a bell go off or is it a three alarm fire? Do the hairs on the back of my neck stand up? How do I keep myself safe? There is something about a predator that will eventually tip their hand to who they really are. When that happens, I have a choice to either accept them unconditionally as they are or run and protect my precious self at all costs.
Today, if my Spidey senses are tingling, I better pay attention. I will protect my inner child, who is innocent, and wants to trust everybody, especially the abuser but everyone is not trustworthy and I have to lovingly teach her that.