Looking at protection magic in various forms; psychic shielding and home and personal protection spells.
Once you start to work with energy you also become aware and open yourself up to certain energies. You may start to become more sensitive to the emotions of those around you and you might attract the energies of those that you’d really rather keep away.
However, I want to state now, that a true psychic attack is extremely rare so no need to worry. This lesson is designed to show you how to protect yourself from those unwanted energies.
Bringing in your psychic shield involves visualisation. Remember that energy field you felt? Well obviously you have an energy field too and you can strengthen that field for protection.
For any Star Trek geeks out there, I visualise the ‘shields up red alert’ command in my mind and a protective bubble shield slides quickly into place around me.
You need the shield to protect you against negative energy, but you do still want the positive stuff to come through on a general basis.
The aim of the shield is to filter out energies that may affect you in a negative way. We all have those people in our lives who when we are around for any length of time we just feel physically drained.
By placing a shield around ourselves we will be better equipped to deal with them without their being able to take our energy.
The most common form of shield is the bubble shield.
- Take a few moments to ground and centre yourself
- Visualise a giant bubble starting to form around you. The bubble is flexible sphere forming six inches outside your aura.
- The bubble is completely surrounding you, above your head, down your back, under your feet and in front of you.
- Your bubble may be clear, or you may want to add some colour to it, the choice is yours.
- Tell your bubble that it is there to keep anything harmful out, but positive things are able to flow through.
- When you are ready and no long need your bubble shield, see it gently start to disperse.
Some people visualise themselves surrounded in a giant bubble which deflects negative energy away from them.
Another option is to visualise yourself pulling on a cloak of protection wrapping it around you and pulling up the hood.
If you have really gotten yourself into a tight space, you can as a short-term measure create a protective shield with a mirrored outside or a solid impenetrable wall. I would not recommend either of these for the long term though because apart from being exhausting to maintain they don’t let any of the good stuff through and we all need positive energy.
Once you have the hang of shielding you can also fill the inside of your ‘bubble’ with different colours of energy so you might like to use yellow for happiness or pink for love. You can also visualise your bubble being filled with the elements such as water to cleanse and purify.
It is your shield, tailor it to suit you.
Your shield will act as a barrier and as such will interfere with the flow of energies; it is not designed to be a permanent fixture, but the use of a shield is helpful if you are going to be in a situation where you aren’t sure of the people you will be in contact with, maybe at a party where you don’t know many people, or it can even be used in a crowded supermarket.
Magical plants, herbs and food for protection
A list can be found here on a previous Patheos Pagan blog post of mine https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/10/herbs-food-protection/
Days of the week for protection spells: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday .
Planet for protection spells: Sun.
Zodiac sign for protection spells: Aries.
Moon phases for protection spells: Waning moon, dark moon.
Colours for protection spells: Black, dark blue, purple, white.
White light protection
This is a form of the protection ‘bubble’ and can be used for yourself or projected onto another person. If it is for someone else use a photograph to represent them if you can. I have used white because it is good colour to work with for creating a protection bubble but if you prefer to use another colour go with it.
You will need:
Incense or oil burner and oil – use a scent you associate with protection such as bay, rosemary or dragon’s blood
Sit quietly and light the incense/oil burner and enjoy the fragrance for a moment. Then light the candle. When you are ready call upon the Divine, deity or spirits of your choice to lend their protection. Visualise the light from the candle growing stronger and bigger until it wraps itself completely around you (or the image of another person).
Say something like:
White light protect me and keep me safe
You will need:
A small crystal, shell or similar item to use as a charm.
This works well with a small crystal but you can use whatever you are drawn to, maybe a shell or a feather but you need to be able to carry the item with you.
If you can sit outside then do so. Make yourself comfortable with the crystal in front of you. If you are able to place it in direct sun or moonlight then even better, but in front of a candle flame also works well. Sit quietly and gradually enter a meditative state.
Allow the positive energy from the crystal to enter your body on each breath you draw in and allow any negative energy to escape each time you breathe out.
Next expand the energy from the crystal so that it starts to surround you with a strong positive light. Let it envelope you completely (but not restrictively) in a flexible bubble forming a body shield around you. Enjoy the feeling of protection, move about, stretch your arms and legs and feel how the shield moves with you.
When you are ready focus on your breathing once more and allow the energy bubble to dissipate back into the crystal. Carry the crystal with you as a tool to tap into any time you need to activate a personal protection shield.
Protection bag spell for a child
This will keep a child from harm, they might also like to help when you create it.
You will need:
Protection herbs and spices
A coin minted in the child’s year of birth
An initial bead or charm with the child’s name on
A baby tooth (if you have one)
Charge all the items with protection and pop them in the pouch, keep in a safe place until the child is old enough to look after it.
Crystals for Protection
Agate, blue lace agate, amber, amethyst, bloodstone, brass, calcite (orange), carnelian, chrysoprase, citrine, copper, fluorite, garnet, goldstone, hematite, jade (nephrite), jasper, labradorite, lapis lazuli, malachite, obsidian (black), pebble, pyrite, quartz, quartz (smoky), rhodonite, selenite, silver, serpentine, sugilite, sunstone, tiger’s eye, tourmaline, tourmaline, turquoise
Crystals for Psychic Protection
Amethyst, carnelian, fluorite, lapis lazuli, selenite, serpentine
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