The Need For Psychic Shielding
Psychic shielding is the act of forming powerful energy boundaries between yourself and those whose energy inflicts harm. It carves a clear distinction between all that is positive and negative in this world. Unsurprisingly, empaths will find the most need for psychic shielding as they are most at risk of facing psychic attacks as a result of being highly attuned to energies in their environment. While being an empath is typically considered a desirable trait in the psychic world, it can quickly grow burdensome when negative people have a harmful impact on these receptive individuals. Alongside this, the dawn of modern technology and rampant use of social media has allowed us to interact with far more people than has ever been permitted before. Naturally, not all of these individuals have our best intentions at heart and the barrier of a screen often enables nastier and more detrimental energies to be discharged.
Luckily, there are an increasing number of people growing aware of their psychic gifts. By being aware, these people are far more likely to utilise their psychic energy in a purposeful manner and with the intention of spreading good. Regardless, there will always be a select few who decide to employ their abilities in a harmful manner. Due to this, being fiercely protective of our own energy is incredibly important.
What is a psychic attack?
A psychic attack typically involves another individual casting waves of intense negative energy onto another person. These attacks can be performed both consciously and subconsciously and often results in feelings of intense rage or jealousy experienced by the victim. With that being said, some psychic attacks are far more potent and can even result in physical afflictions such as nausea and migraines. As you might expect, as each attack is formed from different energies and directed at different individuals, every psychic attack is unique. What they all have in common, however, is the ill intent that conjures them and the pain experienced by the recipient.
Some of the physical afflictions that can be experienced as a result of psychic attack are as follows:
Extreme heat or extreme cold
Fatigue and lethargy
Anxiety and intrusive thoughts
Intense mood swings
Shortness of breath
How does a psychic attack work?
Now that you are aware of what a psychic attack might feel like, it is useful to understand how they actually work. The first way to conceptualize it is by acknowledging that you are far more than just a physical entity; your body is surrounded by a relatively wide-ranging energy field, our aura, that can both emit and receive all sorts of different energy. As this energy field is fluid and malleable, it is able to expand and connect with other individuals as you go about daily life. Therefore, it is unsurprising that sometimes we may inadvertently connect with and absorb the negative energies of others as our auras come in contact. Additionally, physical places and locations also possess their own energy field, upon which these negative energies can attach and completely change the entire atmosphere within that environment. As a result, making a concerted effort to form a psychic shield and protect ourselves from external attack is imperative for living a happy and healthy life.
How to practise psychic shielding
Once we begin to realise that the most powerful protective aid against psychic attack comes from within ourselves, we can start to feel more and more empowered. There is no recipe book or tool kit required in guarding ourselves against malicious energy, thus tuning in to the powers we all have residing within us is the best (and only) way to go. However, there are certainly other mediums you can bring into the mix to amplify your psychic shielding, such as oils and crystals. The ways in which you can use these additional materials alongside some other solely mental exercises are outlined below.
Method 1: Essential oils
Every plant and flower contain specific energies and vibrations. Flamboyant and perfumed flowers have more potent energies whilst more delicate plants such as herbs and wildflowers are subtler in this department. Regardless, once formed into an essential oil, every oil has its own specific qualities and helps an individual to shield in its own particular way.
Step 1: Select whichever oil you feel most drawn to. Those who are more advanced at using essential oils may wish to study the individual properties for a fully optimized experience, but whichever oil smells the most pleasant to you is enough.
Step 2: Hold the bottle in your palms tightly and raise it to your chest.
Step 3: Either internally or out loud, call for protection of your auric field and visualize the expulsion of negative energy.
Step 4: Place a couple of droplets of the oil into your palms and slowly move them in the motion of your aura around yourself. By doing so, you will be producing vibrations and energies that form a protective armour upon your aura.
Once the ritual is complete, remember to bask in the energy you have just produced. Keep maintaining the image of a protected aura and embrace the scent of the essential oil in your environment.
Method 2: Shield with crystals
Depending on the conditions each crystal is formed under, they can take on a vast array of different physical characteristics; some are enormous, jagged formations that have developed over thousands of years and others are small, delicate little gems which are best suited in jewelry. Regardless of their irregularities, all crystals are believed to bear energies and properties that can provide us protection against psychic attacks. Due to their rich variety of form, they also provide a rich variety in their protection of our auras - some crystals possess vibrations that shield from intentional, personal attacks while others may be more effective at shielding from the energies of negative environments and locations. Alongside this, it’s useful to know that different combinations of crystals produce varying forms of protection as certain crystals amplify certain aspects in one’s life. Knowing what each crystals’ particular attributes are is a sure-fire way to get to grips with choosing the perfect combination and thus prevent harmful psychic attacks.
Method 3: Form a protective mantra
Most of us will know that we catch colds when our immune systems are weak and run down, so we try our hardest to keep ourselves fit and healthy to avoid this from happening. Interestingly, our auric fields work in a very similar way; when we are feeling especially vulnerable or our emotional defences are down, we become far more susceptible to negativity and harm. By implementing a strong mantra, you can begin to strengthen your natural psychic defences and prevent negative energies from coming your way. How to do this is outlined below:
Find a quiet spot free from distractions and get yourself comfortable and relaxed.
Take some deep breaths with the intention of centring yourself and grounding your energy.
Close your eyes and repeat internally or out loud, ‘I am protected, I am safe.’
While repeating this mantra, visualize a protective shield forming around your aura and sit with the feeling of security this image conjures.
Once the mantra is complete, remember to bask in the safety your energies have produced. Keep maintaining the image of a shield around your aura and enjoy the comfort this brings.
Method 4: Cast a protective spell
If you feel confident enough, amping up the previous steps discussed and casting a magick spell is a fantastic way to ward off negative psychic attacks. With this in mind, it’s important to understand that the emphasis on ‘intention’ is truly what differentiates a regular action from a spell. The act of lighting a candle, burning sage or performing a verbal incantation, for example, only become forms of spell-work when your connection to the action is acknowledged. Therefore, in order to shield ourselves through the use of magick, the tools, materials, incantations and other actions taken must hold protection at the forefront at all times.
Method 5: Ask for protection from others
As much as we like to defend ourselves, often the most powerful forms of protection come from others and it shouldn’t be regarded as weak to reach out for help during particularly challenging times. Thus, asking friends and family to cast protection spells for you is a great way to remind yourself of the positivity in your life, as well as the added benefits of a little added psychic security. Similarly, you can cast protective spells for those you care about in return, keeping the cycle of positivity in your life strong.
Maintaining and upholding the strength of our auric fields allows us to retain inner peace. We must never allow external forces to determine our state of mind and drain us of our energy, leaving us a shell of our former selves. However, while being the victim of psychic attack is always a loathsome experience and never deserved, there are definitely techniques we can employ to prevent it from happening. All of the above-mentioned methods are great at strengthening our auras and forming that ever-important protective shield, yet we must remember to be conscious of the individuals we invite into our lives. Always strive to live harmoniously with those around you and, as cliché as it sounds, always treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself. We live in a world where the laws of attraction operate with full force so expect to receive what you put out into the world.
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