Magical protection is a topic that I've not discussed very much. It's something that can go easily ignored for quite a while, until the point when you really need it.
When would those points be, though? Why would you need magical protection in the first place? And, how can you protect yourself?
It's not as hard as it might sound. In most cases, you don't need any special tools, unless you choose to use them. You can even possibly do it with no tools whatsoever besides your own imagination.
Note: In order to fit in both topics that I cover—namely the law of attraction, as well as psychic abilities and other metaphysical or magical topics—I am now alternating my posts. So since Monday's post was on the law of attraction, today's post is on magic, and Saturday's podcast will be on the law of attraction again. I hope that this accommodates all who might be interested in one topic or the other, so it is equally balanced.
Why Protect Yourself?
Why do you need magical protection in the first place? Isn't it just good enough to feel good, and any negative energy will just bounce right off of you?
Well, unfortunately it's not as simple as all that. The fact is, unless you have absolutely flawless energy, with no blockages whatsoever, you're going to need magical protection.
I used to not be much into magical protection myself. However, I've realized how vital it is to use it, especially when working with clients, since often their negative energy would stick to me during and even after the session, and it'd take some time to extricate myself from it.
Your Energy Field Isn't Perfect
All of the resistance, limiting beliefs, and ego stories you've picked up throughout your life, are all hanging out in your energy field. Not all of that is active right now, depending on your current focus in life. For instance, if most of your focus is on earning more money, then your energy blockages around, say, relationships probably aren't being triggered as much.
But, it can be triggered, either through mundane means, or magical. Mundanely speaking, you could suddenly meet someone you're really interested in, and now all of your subconscious structures around relationships come to the surface. Issues that might have been buried for years might now be very, very active in your energy system. Even just beginning to put your focus on the desire for a relationship will start to trigger those latent blockages.
Magically speaking, it is possible that someone wishes you harm, or even that a magic user, witch, etc, actively sends a curse your way. They might wish that you run into trouble with relationships (maybe this is a spurned ex or something). This energy would then interact with your energy system. Now, if you had no problems around relationships, it would naturally bounce right off. But, if as in our example, you have some latent resistance, then all of that will come up to the surface in a big way.
Even if things are going pretty well right now, you just don't know what might be latent in your own energy field, which can be a magnet to such negative energy from the outside.
Magical Protection and Internet Security
Magical protection is somewhat akin to having a firewall on your computer, or having other security measures on your network.
For example, the web host that Co-Creation Coaching is hosted with has extensive security measures in place to prevent all sorts of various attacks that a website such as this might be prone to. Even though WordPress (the software used by this site) is pretty secure out of the box, it'd be incredibly stupid to not still protect against security threats. Even if a security threat weren't to happen for an entire year (virtually unheard of on the internet, but just for the sake of example), it would still be smarter to have those measures in place for when it did happen.
So, the same is true for your own energy system. Let's say you're doing pretty well and everything is comfortable. Does that mean there aren't potential issues under the surface that could be triggered? Does it mean you are impervious to even stray negative energy from just interacting with others? Obviously not. It is safer to at least have basic protection in place for such things, and to increase it when necessary.
Negative Energy Can Be Accidental
You might think, “I don't know any magic users in my own life, so why would I really need to protect myself?”
I've discussed before the power of words, even words carelessly spoken. It's true, a regular magical user or witch will have considerably more power behind even a casually-spoken word than an everyday person, but anyone can put great power behind their words if they put strong emotion behind it. Strong hatred or anger can send out a great deal of negative energy, especially when spoken aloud.
But, you can pick up negative energy even just by interacting with others, too. Empaths will know what I'm talking about. Being in a big crowd is an invitation to pick up any stray negative energy, especially if you are in even the slightest bad mood.
Imagine you go out to the store to pick up some food for dinner. You're feeling a bit rushed, so you're a little irritable. Then, you get cut off in traffic. You pass a customer in the store who's arguing with the cashier. When you get up to check out, the cashier doesn't seem to be having a great day, either. By the time you get home, you're feeling several times worse than when you left.
What happened? With your bit of irritability, you acted as a magnet to the stray negative energy that you happened to come across. It wasn't meant for you, but it was just floating around and you were a great magnet.
Feeling Good Sometimes Isn't Enough
So in the above case, why isn't it enough to just enter the zero state and feel better?
Well, that can definitely help. But when you're out in the world and interacting with various energies, it takes a lot of discipline to disconnect yourself from the negative energy around you, and then from your own irritability, and finally to enter the zero state. And then, because you've really only disconnected temporarily and not permanently released those energetic blockages within yourself that would cause you to generate this experience in the first place, you get thrown right back into the mess when the next bit of negative energy floats by.
The zero state work is for later, once you evaluate the situation and systematically work through each negative trigger. But in the heat of the moment, you just need a quick and dirty way of extricating yourself from all that stray negative energy. A quick psychic shield, for instance, might not remove your irritability—though it might, too—but it'll keep it from attracting other stray bits of negative energy to augment the problem.
Negative Entities Are Out There
One final reason to shield yourself is that negative astral entities do definitely exist. And, unfortunately, they are often attracted to those who are powerful magical users. By the way, if you're using the law of attraction, you're a magical user. Sorry to inform you. 😉
But, these negative astral entities will cling to your latent negative energy, and make it more pronounced and easier to be triggered. Or, they will simply watch for an opening to make itself available.
Most of these threats are very minor, and not on the magnitude of possession that many people are afraid of, but still, I'm sure you agree you don't need any extra astral influences on your energy. 🙂
How to Use Magical Protection
Hopefully now you know some reasons why magical protection might be useful in your own life. So how do you actually use it? I'll give some basic methods below. I will branch out on many of these ideas in future posts, and other courses as well.
Psychic shielding is one of the most basic methods of magical protection, but also one of the most powerful. It requires some visualization, though it's possible for those with a kinesthetic modality as well.
The first thing to understand is that energy always responds to your thoughts. Whatever you visualize, energy will do exactly that. You don't have to try to get it to do something, or to feel a specific thing. As long as you are able to see it in your mind, be confident in the fact that energy is responding to your imagination.
The method is simple and varied. The basic method goes like this:
- Imagine Universal Energy coming down through the top of your head.
- See that energy collecting as a glowing orb in your heart chakra (in the center of your chest). You might even feel radiating warmth in that area.
- As you breathe in, see more Universal Energy flowing into that glowing orb, making it stronger and denser.
- As you breathe out, imagine that orb expanding farther and farther, getting brighter and brighter.
- Keep repeating steps 3 and 4, seeing energy flowing into that orb on the in-breath, and the orb expanding and getting even brighter on the out-breath. Do this until the orb surrounds your entire body—in front, behind, above, and below—with at least a foot or so between your body and the inside of that orb. Now you have a nice, strong, glowing energy bubble around your body.
- Imagine a filter in the wall of that energy bubble. This filter only allows in positive energy, but keeps out all negative energy.
- Optionally, imagine the outside of that energy bubble as a mirror. Any negative energy that comes your way will bounce off and return to the sender.
This latter step is especially nice for when someone is intentionally attacking you magically/psychically. It lets them know that you're not an easy target, so that they won't try it again.
Eventually, you won't need to go through this entire process. Some people will rehearse the steps and associate them with a single word, so that when they speak that word, it is all done automatically. I will not teach that in this post, but I plan on teaching a course on the basics of magic and witchcraft in the near future, and I will definitely teach it in that course, so stay tuned! 🙂
Sometimes you don't want to just protect yourself, but a physical location, such as your home. Wards are great for this, as they are rooted to the earth, so don't need as much replenishing as a psychic shield does.
For this one, you are going to traverse the internal perimeter of the area you want to protect. Here are the basic steps:
- Before warding, do a basic cleaning. This can be as simple as going around each room and smudging with sage, or ringing a bell, etc. This will clear out all negative energy before putting up your ward.
- Then, choose how you want to do the ritual. You can use the representation of one, or many, elements.
- For earth, you can use salt, sand, or dirt
- For water, you can use a vessel of water
- For air, you can use a feather, a bell, incense, etc
- For fire, you can use a candle, or anything else that reminds you of fire
- Take one of your elemental representations and navigate clockwise around the internal perimeter of the space to be warded.
- At each portal (door, window, etc), imagine your element forming a large wall.
- For earth, you might imagine large mountains
- For water, you might imagine waterfalls, a river, or even a moat
- For air, you might imagine powerful winds
- For fire, you might imagine, well, a wall of fire
- If you like, you can also use some sort of chant, but you don't have to.
- With each portal you pass, imagine that ward growing in size and progressively wrapping around the space to be warded.
- Once you've finished circumnavigating the space to be warded, optionally repeat steps 3-6 with another elemental representation, as listed above.
- When finished, visualize a strong, impenetrable ward around your space.
You might want to repeat this every once in a while to keep them strong. You can also send energy through your hands into the wards to strengthen them.
There are many other methods of magical protection. Ceremonial magicians will often use something called the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, which is a very powerful ritual. You can also use simple tools, like crystals known for their protective nature.
Another great one is amulets. An amulet is essentially an object that is imbued with protective intent, and worn on the body in some way, often as a necklace. They are sort of like a ward in that it is rooted to an object, but like a shield in that it comes with you. It's a very useful tool.
Most other tools will require some training and research, so it is beyond the scope of this post.
Bringing It All Together
So to summarize, it's a great idea to use magical protection to protect you against stray negative energy, or more directed, malicious negative intentions or curses. Yes, you should always work on your own issues, but magical protection will give you the space you need to do that work in your own time.
Do you have to have a shield up 24/7? Not necessarily. I do recommend doing this any time you are about to interact with others, even indirectly.
Otherwise, just be aware of your own energy. If you start feeling negative for seemingly no reason, then throw up a shield just in case there might be an external cause. It of course may be nothing, but it is safer to put up the shield.
Finally, you should always shield yourself when you are doing any kind of psychic or magical work, such as communicating with your spirit guides. It'll ensure that no lower astral entities can come around to try to influence you.
If you keep these simple precautions in mind, you will probably never run into trouble. You'll also probably notice that using magical protection will give you more space to do your own inner work, and be less reactive to others around you.
How About You?
Now it's your turn. Have you used magical protection? If not, how do you think it might benefit you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.