Updated: Apr 23, 2019
“The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Curses and psychic attack are negative energy directed at us from another person. This person may be a practitioner of magick or it may simply someone who has strong negative feelings toward you and these negative thought forms have attached themselves to you. Then there are the energy vampires we all come in contact with, that steal your energy for themselves.
An energy shield is a simple yet incredibly powerful tool to protect yourself. When building a magickal shield you will want to create a barrier that allows your own energy through unimpeded while offering you strong protection from outside influence. You may want to have a shield that surrounds your aura like a bubble (to give you some personal space) or you may choose to have one that is tighter against your person, like armor. Visualize this shield around you in white, rainbow or golden light. In situations where you are feeling particularly threatened, try chain maille or barbed wire. Get creative when crafting your shield!
When you start shielding, you may notice a change in those around you, especially if they have been feeding off your energy. They are no longer able to take what they need from you and may become grumpy. We can stop giving permission for people to get their own needs met at our expense – decluttering and simplifying our lives and our magick in the process.
To expand on this topic, we have asked a few witchy friends how they protect and manage their energy. We look forward to sharing these tips with you on Wednesdays, starting this week with writer, fashion alchemist and modern witch, Gabriela Herstik. See you later for #wisdomwednesday :)