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How To Shield Against Psychic Attacks - Various Shielding Methods
Shielding for Psychic Attacks
Psychic Shielding Techniques
Up until now I have figured that if there is any topic in regards to Psychic anything you are going to find all sorts of ways to shield. I find shielding to be one of the most overused and over written about topic in many cases. It however wouldn't be prudent for me to not on some level go over a few of the techniques and issues that I think ought to be looked into on this general topic.
The basic idea of shielding is to keep the bad stuff out. You want to be free from any kind of "negative" influence that can come from psychic attack, dirty environments, or messy leaking individuals that you are around. Some types of shielding are also used to act as a clean room so that no other energic ingredients get into your mystical workings when you are looking for a more pure product. One last aspect of shielding might be to close of any projection of energy that you are unconsciously doing.
Psychic Energy Shield
Shielding Technique One
Most places I have seen always have several types that they suggest. The Bubble shield surrounding your body is probably the most dominant so far. This is made by a visualized construct of energy that forms around your body like a clear bubble. Some folks might get fancy and visualize and then empower runes or other sigils to better defend themselves and strengthen their shield.
I find this system to be a useful basic starting point. You learn the fundamentals of the shield, you feel more secure because you keep the visualized protection in your minds eye so you know it is there. It also starts developing you towards sensing your energy in reference to everything else. I find the aspect of sticking on sigils of any kind on this rather overkill but it is a plausible idea for those that wish to continue strengthening their shield or giving people an avenue of choice when in varying circumstances.
What Type Of Shielding Do You Use?
Shielding Technique Two
The next shield I generally hear about is the mirror shield. The idea and theory behind this one is you create a mirror like quality on the shield you are using which then projects back energy at anyone that is throwing it towards you. This seems a rather karmic type of thinking and ideology towards this shield. While it works in some cases I fret every time I hear about it.
First of all when I hear about this shield the description that it returns energy to the sender is always spoken about. The why's are never looked into, neither are the hows. For example, When you shine a flash light at a mirror does it come straight back to you? Yes, if you are standing in the right position and directing the light at the correct angle. Otherwise it does not and reflects towards some other destination.
To me for the mirror shield to work you would need to switch the angle that the energy is reflecting towards you at and aim for the opponent. What if the attacker moves from his position? What if I don't know where the attacker is?
Therefore in relation to the deflection of this energy unless you program that energy that was sent towards you to go back to the caster it isn't likely to happen. With this said if you are using the mirror shield to capture and change energy it isn't really a mirror shield is it? It becomes a much more highly advanced type of thing and in reality the shield technique is using too many over complicated steps if it were truly to be effective.
This gets into our next aspect of shielding. Certain energies will go straight through a mirror. You cannot in any realistic sense expect that every form of energy you encounter is going to bounce safely off of your man made created mirror shield. If there are an infinite variety of energies then your finite supply of ideas of defense isn't going to do jack for very long.
Disregard this type and just absorb the impact on something else, then throw it back with a modified strain attack. Better bang for your buck and without the fluffy philosophy included.
Psychic / Bubble Shield
Spiritual Body Language
A key component to energy reading on a physical level that I don't think is talked about much is the aspect of body language. Now everyone can see if you are smiling or frowning not much to that is there? There is a bit more to it all if you dig just a bit into the mechanics of energy itself.
Because we are composed by energy anything we do causes a certain amount of leakage. Think of it something like body heat. We are always one way or another giving off a certain type of spiritual energy as well. Some individuals through the use of varying strategies such as shielding or other more advanced forms of energy control such as shrouding or harmonizing can regulate this leakage or change it so that it isn't as noticeable.
What people forget however is that you have a huge body of flesh that twitches and has its own habits which reveal certain moods or distractions which can be looked into both on a psychological level as well as delving into it with a decent empathic probe. Because you are viewing leaking energy you aren't directly accessing the individuals core and thus them shielding is practically useless.
This would be another advantage of learning how to control your body restraining certain movements and keeping your opposition off guard. I would suggest once again learning to play poker. The game isn't entirely in the cards, it is how you hold them and react to the terrible hand that you have just gotten three deals in a row.
Psychic / Energy Shield
Shielding Technique Three:
In the previous paragraphs I made a comparison between body heat and your leaking spiritual energy. That leaking energy can be used for something more than just waste. This type of thing usually comes naturally and you don't need to involve a great deal of effort into it. Because this leakage came from you, you have some sort of domain and control over it until it dissipates and is absorbed into something else.
When you can sense that the hot individual you have been dreaming about nightly is staring at your back you are in effect using this same principle. You are sensing them coming into your territory with their focus, if indeed they aren't capable of being more energetically discreet. This aura of sorts is acting like a radar and sonar system.
Feeling comfortable opening this natural sensation up is going to lead you into knowing when certain negative or unwanted energies are coming into your environment. It is at that point that you can either look to avoid these energies or place up a shield of your choice in order to block it.
You can start using this type of shielding in a more advanced level and understanding that the leakages you are giving out can also not only sense but be changed in form. To deter the unwanted energies coming towards you, to add on and change it, to even stopping it short. Once again this is an advanced form and preferably I would start out if you are just starting out with the bubble until you are used to that.
This is my preferred way of dealing with shielding. It comes naturally it is effective and it doesn't really require much concentration to hold it. The advanced applications of it fit right in with other energy manipulation techniques as well and add adaptability to the situations you are in.
There are other methods of shielding available such as use of protection spells which I use in my practice of witchcraft. Tailsmans and amulets will work as well if properly "charged." Avoidance works well always. Simply avoiding contact with such persons, entities, and energies is the best way of dealing with such things if you can manage that. This article, Astral Parasite Defense - How To Protect Against Malevolent Spirits or Entities, also focuses on the "blocking" of unwanted energies, spirits and entities.