Posted in Developing Psychic Abilities / The Spirit World on 20. Apr, 2011
I’ve held off writing about psychic self-protection for a long time, because I didn’t want to write about dark entities, demons or anything else that may come to mind when you read the words ‘psychic self-protection’.
The very fact that you might need to protect yourself in psychic development sounds bad, doesn’t it? But, this article isn’t designed to frighten, and there isn’t much to be scared of anyway, in my view. I wish I had known that several years ago, when I was exploring psychic development.
Instead I used to be so fearful of the spirit world – worried about being startled or attacked by spirits and unsure of how protected I was when I was doing psychic work. These days, I feel confident and safe. Over the last ten years, I’ve tried many processes for psychic self-protection and in this article I’m going to talk about what did and didn’t work for me.
Do We Even Need Psychic Protection?
You may have heard some people say that psychic protection isn’t necessary at all. I also used to believe that some people didn’t need psychic protection.
I believed that if you kept a ‘high vibration’ all the time (i.e. you were in a state of happiness most of the time), you wouldn’t attract negative spirits.
That is partly true, but it’s only part of what psychic self-protection is about.
Psychic self-protection, for me is mainly about protecting yourself from unwanted energies like random ghosts and astral entities, so that you don’t waste any time on channelling them, and so that you don’t feel drained or affected negatively by them. But ghosts and astral entities are not necessarily dark or negative. So this article is not so much about protecting yourself from ‘the dark’. It’s more about protecting yourself from channelling entities that probably don’t have a higher perspective than you. So that you can focus on channelling the entities that do – your Higher self, Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides.
The Dark Realm
My experience of the psychic realm is so far removed from the idea of dark entities and demons. Over the course of several years, I read books by well-known authors which teach you how to avoid demons and dark entities and I ended up scared stiff and paranoid – it did me no good at all.
Over time, I have come to believe that certain ‘spiritual’ issues such as dark entities attacking us, are actually psychological gremlins (i.e. our own creations, borne of fear and anxiety, projected outwards and taking shape in our minds as a dark entity.)
I also believe that what seem to be dark entities might instead be astral entities (ghosts) who are appearing much scarier than they actually are.
Ghosts or astral entities (when they attach to a person’s aura) drain energy and echo our negative emotions, but they don’t put thoughts in our heads or victimize us in any way. They’re stuck and lost – not evil or twisted.
The Importance of a High Vibration
Having a high vibration is important, but it’s MAINLY important at the moment of tuning in to get psychic guidance – not so much when you’re just going about your business and not really having anything to do with spiritual guidance.
How to Raise your Vibration Temporarily
One of the best ways to raise your vibration temporarily for tuning in psychically is to involve the Divine in your tuning in process. Involving the Divine means calling on God or an Archangel (such as Michael, Gabriel or Raphael). You could also call on an Ascended Master (like Ganesh, Jesus, Mother Mary, Krishna, St Francis, Quan Yin or Buddha.) Preferably you would do this in conjunction with a breathing exercise.
In the Psychic Awakening course, I teach students to involve the Divine in their ‘tuning in’ process.
Positioning your awareness at the Divine level through an exercise like this, is the best way I know of to ward off unwanted energies.
The Second Best Protection Tool
The second best tool for psychic self-protection that I know of: being more selective about whom you channel.
Don’t open yourself up to channel just any old entity. Ideally, you want to be channelling ONLY your Spirit Guides, Higher self, Guardian angels (and other entities who are with you on your journey through life, at the choosing of your soul.)
If you’re channelling a being and you’re not sure who it is, I’d recommend you stop, and find someone who can teach you, or give you some tips on how to channel the right sources of guidance, like your Higher self and Spirit Guides. Otherwise, you may find that you’re channelling a ghost/astral entity who has no more perspective on your life than you do.
Who Needs Psychic Protection the Most?
Empaths and natural intuitives need psychic protection the most because they already have very open and porous energy fields, even before they do psychic development. Psychic development work opens them up even further, so psychic protection is especially important for such people.
An empath is a person who has the ability to explore what it is like to be another person, energetically speaking. Empaths are effectively putting themselves into other peoples’ shoes, and they can often come back into their own consciousness with unwanted astral garbage from another person’s experience. Even if an empath is of a very high vibration, they may still be picking up unwanted energies all the time.
What Doesn’t Work?
Here are some tools for psychic protection I’ve tried that didn’t work.
Smudging with sage
This clears your space by making astral entities (or ghosts) flee. But it doesn’t offer any permanent protection unless you do it every day.
This is a psychic protection ‘tool’ beloved of scammers who offer to remove a curse for you (that you never really had) in return for a lot of cash. Part of the therapy for removing the curse often seems to be lighting a white candle. But white candles offer no more protection against unwanted energies than your lucky underpants do.
Psychic shields are like band-aids. They sometimes work, and when they do, they’re a temporary measure. Ideally, you’d want to have control over your own energetic boundaries so that you don’t need a psychic shield. The best type of psychic protection in my view involves strengthening your energy field, rather than using shields.
Taking a bath with sea salt in it is excellent for clearing a hyperactive state, but it does nothing for stopping unwanted energies coming into your space.
How do you know when your psychic protection is working?
Your methods for psychic protection are working when you feel confident and safe when you venture out into the astral/psychic realm. Not only that, but you should not at any time feel drained or light-headed in your psychic development.
Out of everything I’ve read, the best book I know of on spiritual protection is Susan Shumsky’s book Exploring Auras: Cleansing And Strengthening Your Energy Field
Do you have tips, experiences or anything else that you’d like to share here on psychic self-protection?