Posts Tagged ‘spiritual protection’

     In metaphysical or spiritual circles, there are many different opinions about the need for metaphysical protection….

  • Do you need metaphysical protection?
  • If so, when do you need it?
  • How much?
  • What kind?
  • How do you protect yourself and those you care for?

     Opinions on the subject vary widely, tending to fall along a range of beliefs about the need for protection.

     Some people believe that “the Universe is a friendly place” and that, as long as you keep your thoughts and energy positive, you will never draw anything negative to you.

     These folks tend towards minimal protective activity, believing that a  positive focus manifests a positive world around them.

     Some people believe that the magickal world is a war-zone, full of negative energies and entitities that’ll as soon do you harm as look at you.

     These folks tend to ward, pray or invoke at every contact with the non-physical world, regardless of degree.

     I tend to fall in the middle somewhere. I see the magickal world as having good neighborhoods and bad, kind of like the material world; and like the material world, the degree of protection needed varies with the neighborhoods I visit and the activities I engage in there.

     For instance:

  • Church with emotionally healthy congregation- not so much protection needed;
  • House where someone has died violently- may need more protective activity.
  • Showing someone how to use accupressure to ease a sinus headache- minimal protection needed.
  • Reading for someone in the process of resolving PSTD ( post-traumatic stress disorder) – more protection needed.

     Protection may not only be needed against evil beings or energetic attacks. Psychic protection can also be useful to prevent being overwhelmed by the energy of people who are in crisis or places that are off-kilter. In such cases, no harm may be intended by those people, but you can battered or thrown by the experience anyway.

     Protective practices can be like wearing a metaphysical hard-hat; helping to keep your head straight and safe  so you can deal with what’s happening.

     How much psychic protection do you need?…

     To a certain extent, your beliefs can shape the world around you and, therefore, what kind and how much protection you need, as well as when you need it. I’d encourage you to learn to listen to your wisdom inside and learn to trust it’s basic impressions on when you need psychic protection(or, for that matter, regular protection) and how much you need.

  • Don’t feel right about that guy in the corner? Have someone walk you to your car.
  • Feel prickly and nervous with no obvious cause? A prayer might be in order.
  • Feel safe using a pendulum to answer questions at a friend’s place? You probably don’t need further protection there.
  • Feel uneasy about reading for someone? You might want to increase your energy shields, pray or contact your guardian spirits. Or you might not want to read at all- this might be the wrong time, the wrong place or the wrong person to read for.

     In future posts, you’ll see a number of ways of protecting yourself from a metaphysical standpoint. Use what speaks to you when you feel you need it. Don’t feel you need to trot out every bell and whistle because your friend does- your needs might be quite different than hers.

     Listen to your inner wisdom. It was put there for a reason…

     More posts on protection in the future.





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