7 simple Physcic Shields

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7 simple Physcic Shields

Postby Syngin » Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:43 am

We might not all identify spiritually as witches, but these techniques of psychic self defence and protection magick are universal, and can apply to anyone as long as the person is open to magick, change, and personal responsibility.

You will find similar wisdom in the traditions of shamanism, energy healers, ceremonial magicians, and other New Age seekers.

Here are seven techniques from which anyone can benefit:

1 - Smudging – Smudging refers to passing yourself or an object through sacred smoke as a means of purification. When burned, certain herbs release a high vibrational energy that is used to purify unwanted, harmful forces – what most people call negative energy. Herbs like sage, cedar, sweet grass, pine, and lavender can be burned, as well as incenses such as frankincense, myrrh, and copal. Simply wave the smoking substance around you and make sure you pass through the smoke. Don’t do too much. It’s an energetic process, not a physical one, so you don’t have to feel like you are asphyxiating.

2- Sea Salt Bath – Similar to smudging, taking a sea salt bath can cleanse the physical body as well as the energy. Put two tablespoons of sea salt or kosher salt in your bath water and soak. Imagine all the stress and harmful energy you have accumulated or taken on from others flowing into the water. Sit in the bathtub as its drains and imagine it flowing down the drain, neutralized by the salt and water. I have a friend who puts a spray bottle of sea salt and water and gives herself a little spritz and sponge bath. The salt neutralizes any harmful energies, and then she just wipes it off. It's a great way to clear yourself if you're on the run and a bath is too time consuming.

3 - Amulet – Symbols and charms have long been lauded for their protective powers. In almost every culture, there is a tradition of wearing or carrying a particular amulet, often blessed by a priest/tess, to confer the powers of divine protection upon the wearer. Take a symbol you find
sacred and divine. Find it in a jewelry or pendant form. If you cannot, try drawing the symbol on a piece of paper or wood, and carrying it with you. If you are Christian, use a cross. If you are Wiccan, use a pentacle. Hindu, try the Ohm symbol. There are a variety of symbols, from the Star
of David to the Hammer of Thor. Find the one that speaks protection to you. Smudge the amulet and hold it in both hands. Think about protection and infuse your thoughts into the amulet, activating its power to protect in the name of your divinities. Carry the charm with you to receive its protection.

4 - Protection Stone – Like a symbolic amulet, you can carry a stone known for its protective and grounding qualities with you. Most dark coloured stones have magical associations with protection. Some of my favourite choices are hematite, smoky quartz, onyx, obsidian, jet, and aragonite. Other stores that are protective include red jasper, amber, citrine, and clear quartz. Like an amulet, cleanse your stone and infuse your intention into it.

5 - Meditation – Meditation is one of the greatest keys to psychic defence. Regular meditation practice leaves you clear, centered, and in a mental place where you can respond to potential threats, rather than unconsciously react to them. It doesn’t matter the style or tradition of meditation. Regular practice is the key. You will not get the long term psychic protection benefits of meditation by doing it only once every few weeks. It must be like exercise, done regularly. I suggest at least three times a week. If you can do it daily, so much the better.

6- Healthy Emotional Boundaries – Emotional boundaries are not the most esoteric form of psychic defense, but one that quite a few people leave out. Sometimes psychic defence - particularly from people who are harmful to us, intentionally or unintentionally - is the ability to say "no" and stick to it. If someone asks you to do something or go somewhere, and you only say yes because you are afraid of being "mean" or "letting them down" but you know its not a good situation for you, you must learn to say no. As an adult, only you define what is acceptable and unacceptable in your life. Draw those boundary lines and stick to them.

7 - Living Your True Will – The best form of psychic self-defence is to live out your true will. What is your divine purpose? Find it! Then actually live it. If you are doing what you are meant to be doing, the universe will support you and very little anyone else does or says will be able to stop you. You true will, or what some call your magical will, is not your destiny. It doesn’t happen regardless. This your partnership with the divine. You must choose to fulfill it. But once you choose to be a full, conscious partner with the divine, you will have a divine protection that will help you in all of life’s difficult areas.
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Postby Darkness » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:30 pm

Syngin: I enjoyed reading this very much. I understand smudging, however, I wonder if there is a way or if you have a recipie for making a smudging "stick". I have recently found it necessary to give my son an amulet for protection from a female friend who is delving into some things she knows nothing about. I wanted to protect him and his Kharma from her negative energy, but since he is a man, I don't want to interfere too much. In addition to the amulet, I wanted to do a smudging, but I've used the one I had.
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Postby Syngin » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:04 am

All you really need is a fire proof bowl or ash tray and the herbs. You can buy smudge sticks but I feel it to be a waste of money. Just place your dried herbs into a bowl light them and blow out the flame. Carry the smoking bowl through out the area you wish to be smudge. The herbs burned are usually sage (white in particular), sweetgrass, or cedar, although any dried herb is fine, even lavender. If the herb has too woody a stem, the leaf part will burn very fast and die out.

White sage is a good choice because the leaf clusters are very long, and the leaves will smolder for quite a long time, emitting smoke into the air. Sage is also known as a purifying herb. Sweetgrass burns very quickly, and is a great choice for emanating sweet smell into the air (and healers believe sweet grass brings a high level of spirituality and burns away negativity). Cedar is very strong, and is considered powerful for removing negativity.

When you are done, let the herbs extinguish on their own (if they are safely in the ashtray and away from wind), or extinguish them fully with water.
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Postby The Madame X » Mon May 28, 2007 11:15 pm

Syngin this is a very useful list.
Did you compile it from your own experiences or obtain it from a book or site? If so can you tell us where to look for more good tidbits?
Its always good to collect new sources of helpful information.
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Postby Syngin » Tue May 29, 2007 9:26 am

a little bit of both. The techniques are all ones I have used and found to be worth bothering with. Some of them I of course tried because I read about them. I couldn't even begin to tell you from what books though. One that comes to mind is Psychic Protection by Ted Andrews. It is a very good book with lots of info about shielding and more importantly an accurate list of what is involved in an actual psychic attack.
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Re: 7 simple Physcic Shields

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