We do not need to “protect ourselves,” for God already has that covered, by literally surrounding each of us in an impermeable armor of divine Love. We were created with everything we need, which includes supply, maintenance, and protection.
So where does the need for defense come from? Only from a suggestion that anything could be other than God-like. The best way to shoot that down is by specifically remembering that there is no power other than God, good, and nowhere outside infinite, ever-present God to go. And if you can recognize God as the only Mind, the Source of all true being, you’ll clearly know an opposing suggestion is impossible.
God is inescapable, and unable to be contaminated or over-ruled. All-ness is an all-consuming, ever-active, demanding fact. Anything else is only supposition or suggestion, and frankly, just doesn’t have a chance, even though it may seem to and can pretend to scream loudly to the contrary. Whatever the problem, large or small, let’s realize it is only “suggestion” that is the culprit that needs defending against.
Regardless of what appears to be the case, evil and error are never person, place, thing, condition, country, party, corporation, or even your own or anyone else’s thought. It is always merely a suggestion that was not instantly turned away on its heel, when it should have been. Suggestions of evil and error do not stem from God, Truth. They have no room or jurisdiction in the divine Mind, which is already full of infinite good and all that is real.
Where do suggestions come from? Like a mirage, they are a mistaken understanding, which disappears as soon as true understanding takes its place. We need to send them packing, like we are defending the crown jewels, which in a way, we are.
Some say, “a good offense is the best defense.” Tackle suggestions immediately and head on, before they have a chance to fester and to grow in obduracy or tenacity. You can do this without being offensive. Simply say, “no” to anything that is not good, knowing it is inconceivable, because not sanctioned by God. Bar the door from such interlopers, confident you have the divine support and authority to do so.
Often it helps to get some distance. Problems usually cannot be solved on the same level as the problem, and we need to go higher. Soaring above the clamor, clutter, and mists of error, rising to look at things spiritually instead of materially, we gain a perspective, and see the whole in context. Then we know exactly how to target or attack those suggestions and blow them out of the water, thankfully returning to the perpetual reign of peace.
We need to do more than resist error, we need to defend good by proving the baseless unreality and outrageous illegitimacy of any contrary allegation. Let us be so filled with the consciousness of indestructible, ever-present Truth and enduring, omnipotent Love that error’s audacious claim to existence is utterly banished and completely eliminated. This is the way good defense operates, and I commend it to you.