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A Long List of Ways to Spiritually Protect Yourself

(Updated from this old list here.)

Shielding is a practice entirely built on your intention–if you want an eternal shield, you can have it. If you believe in your shield, it will be there. There are many ways that are incredibly powerful with just the slightest trust and a little bit of practice. As soon as possible, start to practice shielding and methods of spiritual protection, since practice, along with your intention, will create the most powerful shields. 

Also, you can never shield to much. It’s amazing and very empowering to have layer upon layer of shielding, and the energy and time you put into shielding will really save you a lot of energy and time in the future. Even just walking around, through crowds, cities, etc, drains your energy–negative energy is everywhere, and consciously seeking only the energy for your best and highest good will really, truly, and completely empower you. 

You can shield from anything and everything, just make sure to allow in things for your “best and highest interest/good.” ShCast every shield with this affirmation. This allows what people would consider “negative” emotions to still come through, so you can live a balanced life, since not all emotions that are considered negative actually are. This affirmation effectively only allows things that raise or balance your vibration, and help you to spiritually evolve. It won’t cut you off from anything necessary. Shields themselves will never overwhelm or smother you, since they are meant solely for your needs and will always let in positive energy. Here are some simple methods to begin shielding, but you can always adopt them with your own needs and intentions! Do what works for you, just make sure to shield when practicing spirit or energy work of any sort. 

Robe of White Light:

  • Focus for a moment on calming yourself, and once you have a clear mind, imagine a nice fluffy robe around you (I always imagine one like in the game Journey) made of white and protective light. This is the universe’s energy, and nothing ill can penetrate it once it is surrounding you.
  • It is recommended to repeat once or twice a day to maintain the shielding.
  • You can also use the affirmation of “I call upon a robe of loving and protective white light, knowing that it will protect me from all energy not in my highest interest. This robe protects me with the power of the Universe/Source/God.”

Guardian Protection:

  • Ask your guardian spirits (either aloud or through your mind) to protect you.
  • Always command that the guardians who help that they “come in light.” And if not, say they must leave. You don’t even have to know their name, but if they aren’t here to help, then they shouldn’t be around you. So just command this and all with ill intentions will be forced to leave.
  • Call on them for a need by need basis.

Auric Hardening:

  • Imagine your aura (trust whatever color you see in your mind’s eye), and then imagine it hardening, like it’s calcifying around you. It can get as hard as a rock, or like armor.
  • This can sometimes push away any energy exchanges, so you could feel more distant from positive interactions too. So, it’s best used when a threat is around
  • Usually lasts between 4 hours-2 days, depending on the strength of your intention.

Sigil warding:

  • Draw with a pen, marker, or with the tip of your finger (if you don’t need visible lines) a sigil with the intention of protecting yourself. A sigil is most basically an energetic line (or series of them) with an intention. The lines hold the energy and magnify the intention.
  • Here are examples
  • A post on sigil crafting

Shielding with Intention and the Universe:

  • Calm yourself with a short breathing meditation, then focus on what you intend to shield-yourself, another, or a place.
  • Imagine casting a ball of light towards the designated target, with the intention of allowing the Universe/Source to channel through you and shield whatever you intend to.
  • Just watch and observe as the shield is built, knowing that it is fully fueled by the energy of the Universe and will stay there, and stay strong, until the shield is released consciously by you.
  • You can specify this shield for certain purposes, like to only keep a spirit out, or to keep all negative spirits out.

Reiki Shielding and Protection:

  • In Usui Reiki, there is a technique your Reiki Masters should have taught you about warding and cleansing the room in white light. Channel Reiki energy to do this.
  • If you are attuned to Reiki II, you should know the 1st symbol and that it can be used to stop all energy that is not in your highest good from coming towards you, working as an effective shield when the symbol is called on.
  • You need to be properly attuned to Reiki for this.

Bubble shielding:

  • Similar to the white light or shielding with intention, but focusing on making and empowering a bubble around you.
  • Replenish this as often as possible, since this is dependent on your own care.
  • Can be in an oval or a sphere shape. If this is hard to get a hang of, then try just fitting it a couple inches away from your body, similar to auric hardening.

Waterfall shielding:

  • A bubble shield with the intention of existing on top of an underneath bubble shield. 
  • Focus on this shield and set the intention of having it move around like a waterfall. This way, someone sending negative energy has a very small chance of hitting the same place twice.

Elemental shielding:

All of these are built with a specific intention and visualization of the shield. Time around such element used will strengthen the shield, or a conscious meditation to draw the energy towards you and the shield.

  • Fire shield: Envision burning fire, that will destroy all negative energy/energy not for your highest good, when it tries to enter your energetic space.
  • Water shield: Similar to the waterfall shield, but with the visual of actual water flowing that can wash away all negative debris or toxicity clinging to any form of bubble shield underneath it. 
  • Earth shielding: This one can block off positive energy too, since it works more like a layer of earth around the person. Though, it can also be envisioned to only grow/manifest around you in times of need or when you’re being attacked or faced with negative energy. It can also block your third eye from seeing outside. Earth shielding can also work as a means of grounding you, which doesn’t have negative effects (as long as you don’t neglect your upper chakras). If you ground yourself to the earth, and your are harmed or shaken by negative energy, you can replenish your energy from the earth.
  • Air shielding: Envision a fast current of air around you that sweeps away all negative energy or malevolent beings.
  • Light shielding: A bright white light that totally purifies all energy that contacts it, similar to the robe of white light. Different colored lights can work too, but they all have specific purposes that you should research first.
  • Ether shielding: Sometimes this works like a portal, transporting all malevolent energy to another place in the universe. Just make sure to set the intention that things in your best and highest interest aren’t affected, and that the travel won’t severely harm anyone who is transported by the portal (since sometimes negative energy can come from just someone in a bad mood). 
  • Chaos shielding: Not always considered an element, but with the idea of scattering any negative energy–the sudden increase in entropy raises the vibration to something more positive.
  • Shadow and smoke shielding: Imagining either element around you, mostly for cloaking and making your energy less obvious. This is great for astral projection and spiritual travel when you don’t want to be noticed. You can infuse the energy with an intention of how you want to be perceived, like if a threat comes, then you can suddenly raise this shield and make the smoke cause you to seem dangerous, scaring off the opponent. 

Halo shielding:

  • Imagine a series of halos that spin quickly around you, moving to knock away negative energy if it approaches your space. This can be inside or outside of a bubble or light based shield.

Protection charms and enchanted objects:

  • Work made by you, when you have a lot of experience, in creating a sigil charm or enchanted object meant for protection. This can also be from someone who has passed down a family protection amulet (just research it and bathe it in light to clear any possible negative energy on it), or from an experienced energy worker making protection amulets, charms, or objects. 
  • Some are religiously charged, like crosses, pentagrams, etc. If this matches your belief, your belief will empower it. 
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So my left hand pushes out my own energy uncontrollably and I can feel it when I focus on my hand and touch things and put my hand in its aura space, the energy forms up like a ball between my palm and an object. The intensity of the feeling increases when I think about it or anything involving energy, really.

My right hand takes in energy, when I touch things with my right hand I can feel how much energy comes off objects or living things, and the intensity increases in that hand when I think about it as well.

I can also channel energy using my finger tips. if I place a rock in the palm of my right hand and stick only one finger out, I can channel the rocks energy. However, if I do it with my left hand, it pushes out intense energy because its combined with my own.

Can anyone give an explaination to this or know what the hell is going on with me?

-Kiaya

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How to open your chakras 

     So I’ve very recently gotten into chakra opening, and I’ll likely refine or change these instructions later. I noticed that the chakra meditations I have are mainly focused on activating or balancing your chakra, but I wanted to unblock my chakras, or turn them on for the first time, considering I had no previous experience with chakra meditations. So this guide is mainly for people who are starting chakra work for the first time, or have no previous experience with meditation at all. You can do these mediations one after another or break them up over the course of a week. You can also revisit chakras you think you didn’t open successfully the first time, go at your own pace. 

     Chakras have been described as pools of energy in your body, or a stream where your energy flows down. By opening your chakras, you will feel more at peace and become a more balanced person, as well as become better at magick such as circle casting and seeing auras. The method I did was taken from several sources, and I compiled the bits and pieces that I thought made sense. 

     Chakras can be blocked by negative emotion and thinking. This is why I strongly believe that they cannot be opened by anyone else. They might be cleansed or balanced by another person, but for the initial unblocking and activation you must face your own negative emotions and conceptions about the world. It’s a deeply spiritual process that can only be taken by you. 

Charms

     First, I made charms, pictured above. They consist of a simple origami lotus with the chakra’s symbol and information written on them in pen. I glued the lotus to a piece of stock paper to make them stronger. I then infused these with what the chakra represents, and wrote keywords on the backs. This is to help focus on one chakra at a time, and to call upon that chakra more easily by using the charm as a focus point. 

     Charms can really be anything, stones or colored beads would work just as nicely. I have a necklace with chakra stones on a quartz wand, but for initial activation, I wanted to work with one at a time. To meditate, get in a comfortable position. I personally prefer lying on my back, because it lengthens the spine and your entire body is a flat, straight line that is entirely supported by the ground. Other positions work too, though, the important thing is that you’re comfortable and your spine is as long and straight as it can be without strain. To help get deeper into a trance, you can also use stones and play trance music, or burn incense. I used amethyst to help me meditate. 

Chakras     

     The first chakra is the root chakra. Hold your charm in one hand and take deep, level breaths. Feel the energy from your charm and from your chakra, located at the base of the spine. This chakra deals with the earth element, and at it’s best promotes feelings of safety and security, as well as provides grounding and stability. Imagine something that represents the earth to you. I imagined myself in a field, with grass and warm dirt beneath me, the smell of soil in my nose. It’s important that wherever you are you feel stable, safe, and secure. Because the root chakra is associated with the color red, I also imagined a red lotus opening at the base of my spine, and a red column of light coming from it. You have now touched your chakra, and it is ready to be unblocked. The root chakra is blocked by fear, and to unblock it you must let go of your fears. Think of what scares you the most, let yourself feel that fear, then release that feeling into the ground beneath you, let the earth absorb and dispel your fears. You can imagine a physical blockage being broken and carried away from your lotus flower as well. Once you feel that you have dispelled your fears, you can move on to the next chakra. 

     The next chakra is the sacral chakra, located at the lower abdomen. It’s element is water, it’s color is orange, and it deals with sexuality, pleasure, and creativity. Hold the charm for this chakra, and meditate. I pictured myself on a beach, with waves rushing over me. I imagined my lotus and column of light too. This chakra is blocked by guilt. Once you get a good feeling for this chakra, think of what you feel guilty for. Think of why what you did was wrong, or how it affected others. Think of why you are still guilty about it. Then, let your guilt go, carried away by whatever form of water you chose to be in. You have now unblocked your second chakra. 

     The next chakras I will explain very briefly. With each meditation you should get your charm, imagine yourself in the element that chakra represents, and imagine a lotus and column of light colored like that chakra and in it’s position. In each chakra, you have to let go of the negative feelings that block that chakra. Some will be easy, some will be very difficult for you. 

 Solar Plexus - Yellow. Fire. Located at the base of the ribcage. Deals with willpower, self, and determination, blocked by shame. 

 Heart - Green. Air. Located on your heart. Deals with love, compassion, and empathy, blocked by grief. 

Throat - Light blue. Sound. (You can picture yourself surrounded by vibrations for this element.) Located on your throat. Deals with communication, truth, and purification, blocked by lies. 

Third Eye - Dark blue or Indigo. Light. Located between your eyebrows. Deals with intuition, psychic ability, and insight, blocked by illusion misconceptions. 

Crown - Purple or magenta. Space. Located at the crown of your head. Deals with the cosmos and unity, the grand connection of all energy and matter, blocked by worldly connections and beliefs. 

Opening this one allows all the energy of the universe to flow through you, so feel that energy flowing from your crown down through all your other chakras and into the earth. After doing this, your chakras are now open. I hope this helps get you started. Chakra opening is a very personal journey, so feel free to do what feels right for you. I am by no means an expert or a final authority figure, and feel free to do your own research. Good luck!

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Sorry for my complete silence since Xmas, my phone’s storage is too full to take any more pictures and my computer is older than iCloud so I’m having trouble getting it talk to my new iphone. Hopefully I’ll sort it out soon. Here’s the last thing I got a few pictures of- a glass crystal charm for my stepmom, it’s going to have a crystal bead for the 7th chakra color at the top.