You don’t need any protection.
What you are is your protection. The reality of the Whole of us all is your safety. It’s your foundation, and it’s your guide through what seem to be ever-changing circumstances.
You are protection.
When you are able to observe how you attach to thoughts of conflict through belief, you are able to see the process of projection and to allow the seeming power of those thoughts to wither and die as your true power–power with everyone, excluding no one–arises.
If you find yourself in a situation with another that you are tempted to label victimhood, remember that you and the aggressor made the situation together by attaching to fearful thoughts. You emerge from the situation by accepting beautiful thoughts and the state of no-thought. You emerge not by being the stronger one and triumphing in a conflict, but by observing the equal strength, innocence and worthiness of all as they truly are.
You need not fear anything. You need not fear any separate thing.
So when you catch yourself in a moment of fear, notice what you have separated out. Notice what you have separated out and given a power over a you that has also been separated perceptually from the Whole. Simply notice. And find your willingness to allow perception to be corrected. Response comes from the Whole of us. Reaction comes from the perception of separation and the idea that distinct parts have power over other distinct parts. This is always very simple.
The great monster that seems to exist out there–any great monster–is an opportunity to remember. You can remember, past individual lifetimes, how you originally attached to fear on purpose. You attached to fear (a manufactured and unreal opposite to love, which truly has no opposite) on purpose to experience the illusion. Then you kept repeating different forms of fear because you were afraid to emerge from fear. You got caught in a conceptual loop. You did it to yourself, and there is no punishment for that. It’s safe to emerge from the conceptual loop. The concept of punishment belongs to the loop–never to Reality.
You are and always have been forgiven. It only remains for you to forgive all others-who-are-not-other and yourself. You are and always have been celebrated, eternally. You are and always have been loved, because there truly is nothing else. See how much love you have to share, and allow it to flow through you as all-that-is-not is allowed to dissolve in your perception.