The Dangers Of Over-Shielding

The Dangers Of Over-Shielding August 28, 2018

Shielding ourselves from harmful forces is a common practice, but there can be nasty consequences when it’s done incorrectly. We need to be protected, yet not succumb to the tolls of exhaustion and burn-out that can come from doing it wrong.

We can have dysfunctional families and romantic partners. Let’s not forget coworkers and bosses that are perfectly horrible. Then there are those on the periphery of our world that are real assholes. Did I mention those exes of ours with whom we share children? The best self protection technique I can think of for dealing with these folks usually involves throwing my crystals and stones at them, or at least through the windshield of their brand new sports car (while child support goes unpaid). However, I am trying to be a civilized witch who reigns from personal power while staying out of jail. It’s tough at times. Are you with me?

Add to the five percent the increased risk that those of us who are highly energetic creatures draw unto us those in a great deal of pain and shielding continually starts to seem like a good idea. But, listen to me, this simply isn’t true. Yes, there are times when we need to put that gas mask on, but most of the time we are far better off to breathe in the fresh air. It requires trusting our energetic “noses” to know when there is toxic energy about. There are those who say most people aren’t capable of developing this skill, but I completely disagree. I’ve had it up to my nose with the know-it-alls who claim that you are all too simple to practice sophisticated techniques. Truth is, it’s far more work to shield than to engage in healthy self protection, although it does require some practice and confidence.

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About Cyndi
Cyndi Brannen is a witch and spiritual teacher, a trained energetic healer, psychic and herbalist. Merging together her training in shamanism, Tarot, past life work, meditation and psychology, she teaches and writes about better living through witchcraft. She founded Open Circle Witchcraft about a decade ago now offering online courses, including, True Magic: Unleashing the Witch Within, The Witches’ Journey: Transforming Your Life Through True Magic and the Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft three level program. Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft explores Hekate from her ancient origins to modern understanding through magic and personal development is available now for pre-order from Moon Books. True Magic: Unleashing the Witch Witchin uses the magic of the elements and the three realms to activate your true witch powers and will be available later in 2019 from Moon as well. Connect with her on Facebook or at to learn more about her teaching and writing. Cyndi lives in rural coastal Nova Scotia with her two sons where she can often be found wandering the cliffs or wild foraging plants. She lives what she teaches: fierce love, emotional courage and true magic. You can read more about the author here.

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