Merry Meet All,
I have been talking about ghost stories, how to celebrate Samhain, the different types of divination, how to channel spirit, and different types of clairvoyance. But sometimes I see it time and again that some people who are confronted by spirits, good or bad spirits, do not know how to shield themselves properly.
That is what I am going to talk about today. A warrior does not enter battle without a knowledge of weaponry and how to wield those weapons. You should know how to protect yourself. Eventually if you practice often enough, it will become automatic, as easy as riding a bike.
It is easy to do. Or rather, easier said than done. When I feel a certain energy coming towards me, if I am alone, I think “Shields Up!” and in no time, I am protected. You can try imagining a spiderweb, a cocoon, a cave, a turtle shell, the interior of a gemstone like flourite. Whatever feels right and comfortable for you. Your shield or psychic private space can be anything you want to be, even the inside of a coconut shell if you want. If you feel safe within your sacred space, then that is what matters.
If you are always shielded, you may never channel or communicate with spirits at all. If you are well shielded, you will be protected from their energies and the energies of unwelcome spirits. There has to be a delicate balance. This takes practice and time to master. You do not want to be so closed off you can’t sense anything at all. That is why shielding is important but being open to spirits at the same time.
Another important aspect is knowing which energy is yours and which energy you can cast off. Here is an example. When I went to the Five Fishermen restaurant, the ghosts approached me, delighted that a medium was aware of them. They hounded and watched me the entire time I was upstairs. But I did not take that energy home with me. I knew how to shield myself, much to the frustration of the spirits and yet much to the relief of the employee. The employee who gave me the tour did not know how to shield himself. I shared some techniques with him. I did not own that energy and I did not take it home with me. Imagine it being like wrapping powerful angel wings around yourself. You do not let in past those gorgeous wings what you do not want in. You only welcome what energy is acceptable. The wings repel the unwanted energy. I hope this makes it clearer for you.
That is the method of shielding. It is vital to know how to shield yourself, if you are dealing with spirits. Experienced mediums can expertly shield themselves within mere minutes. Practice at it, and eventually you will too.
So let’s say, for example, that you are fortunate to live near and visit a haunted restaurant, like I was. You may not have mastered shielding yourself and you take the energy home with you. Once home, you notice you feel drained, uneasy, or your energy is “off”. What to do? There are a few things you can do. You can take a shower, you can smudge yourself and your home with sage, you can run a crystal over your body to remove negative energy, you can burn incense such as frankincense or rue- rue is psychically protective. You can meditate to banish the energy. Ground and center yourself. Imagine roots extending from your feet into the earth, and draw the energy up. Have something to eat. Food grounds you, as does beer. Plus, it tastes good. Just don’t overdo it.
The benefit of practicing to shield yourself is it gives you a confidence boost. You will feel good about yourself when you encounter something because you can be in control. Instead of something else controlling you.
Shielding yourself is an art. It is easy to do once you are used to it. Good luck in practicing how to shield yourself. You may need it if you meet a spirit.