Do we need to be protected? All of us need to feel safe to have a level of contentment. Feeling safe is the basic fundamental for humanity -whether it is feeling safe in our home, feeling safe from harm physical or non physical. If we dont' feel safe -then it becomes almost impossible to have any level of joy in our lives. We become very limited in our capacity to feel love and be loving. Spiritual/energy work is really not that different. If we don't feel safe to use energy - then we are going to avoid doing any spiritual work at all, or we will at least limit it. Think logicaly about this - most people wouldn't dream of leaving their front door unlocked in modern times, which is a form of physical protection. Mind, Emotions and Spirit also benefit from maintenance and attention.
I am offering here a number of techniques for people to feel safe. Spiritual or "psychic protection", is not a case of "one size fits all. By offering a multitude of methods I am sure that you will find something that suits you. I have also included some techniques for children who have "nightmares" which I have found to be very effective in assisting them to release their night time fears and to sleep more peacefully. Bearing in mind - that the techniques are purely methods for you to experiment with if you feel drawn and are ones that you can adapt to your own personal style and comfort. The methods of protection below are the more popular versions that people use in their day to day living. Enjoy! (NOTE: Energy Workers, Psychics and people with aura vulnerability can find specific information by clicking on the buttons below-incorporating these activities which can be quite brief, is part of "Spiritual Hygiene' and keeping a clear and healthy aura).
Essential Oils for use in an oil burner – Lavender and Sandalwood are good for basic protection. Frankincense and Myrrh are for general protection but carry the additional properties of deterring “spirits that haven't been to the light”. Theory is that you use them for “house clearing”. YOu can also use essential oils by adding them to a spray bottle of water. Use your own discretion as to the oils and the amount you add to the water - they will need to be the water soluble variety. If you use essential oil - only a few drops would be needed. Shake the bottle and then spray the area, not only does it add an extra layer of protection, it also helps to make the house smell nice. Lavender and Sandalwood mixed together in the water creates a wonderful aroma, and if you mix it with a little Rose Geranium oil - even better and it carries the added benefit of opening the heart chakra). (Lavender Oil and Sandalwood oil are also said to have healing properties for asthmatics when put onto a silk cloth and inhaled).
You will find that some people will say that you need to have candles of certain colours or aromatherapy candles with the essential oils for protection in their manufacture. In my experience – purely burning a tealight candle (in a tealight candle holder and away from flammable materials such as curtains, and definitely NOT directly placed on a wooden furniture item!) is perfectly adequate. The flame is said to burn up etheric “dross” or “dark dank energy” that is left in the atmosphere. If you think of it like this – you may have been at work all day or around the shops and picked up energies that are really the equivalent of dust in the house. For dust we use a duster – for etheric “dross” - the naked flame is said to “burn it away”.
Are said to be atmospheric cleansers and energisers, and would also carry the additional benefit of protection of the environment. I am no expert in this field and suggest that you carry out your own research into orgones and sacred geometry.
Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Amethyst and Tibetan Tektite all carry properties for protection. Tibetan Tektite is a very good boundary protector for when you are feeling that all your lines in the sand are being ignored. When I conduct readings – I will also wear black tourmaline bracelets, one on each wrist, to focus the intent of maintaining healthy boundaries against energy transfer from the seeker to me, and from me to the seeker. This helps to keep the energy pure and ensures that any energy transference is purely between myself and my own guides/angels. The times I have lapsed and forgotten to put these bracelets on are actually the times that I have ended up having what I would refer to as inappropriate energy transfer.
Some wiccans like to use Salt to protect their house, and will sprinkle it past doorways and windows. I'm not going to give much information about this method. I did consider it at one point, and discounted it as being an expensive option that would need regular repetition, and I was also concerned about what my neighbours might say if they saw me walking around the perimeters of my house with a big salt shaker in my hand. I also know some people that place bowl fuls of salt in their bathroom (it will need to be changed regularly!)
Smudging with sage is very popular with many people. Traditionally you burn the sage stick and then fan it with a fan made from feathers into the corners of the house. Smudging crystals is also a popular method. However it seems to have evolved as a cleanser and protector with many sticks being mixed with lavender also.
You will no doubt have heard that reiki protects against energy transfer and can't be misused. While it is true that it can't be misused, it is misleading to say that you don't need to take responsibility for your own auric and chakric protection. How do I know this? I was very fortunate in the early days of my energy work to conduct a hands on treatment on a friend of a friend who at the end of the treatment told me what was bothering me,and that they had picked up on my energy of “worry”. I was indeed worried, and I was also clearly a little mislead in regard to energy transfer before this time.
Tibetan Bowls, Bells and Cymbals
These work through breaking and disturbing the energy , with the use of sound. You could also clap your hands in the corners of the room to break up stagnant energy.
There are a number of different meditations that you can do to assist you to maintain strong and healthy boundaries. You can find one on this site by clicking on Tara.
Call upon Archangel Michael and his legion of angels to protect you and keep you safe. You could also invoke that he use his blue flame sword to cut negativity away from you, and you could also ask to be enfolded in his blue cloak of protection. When you finish your invocation - give thanks knowing that as you ask - so you receive!
Visualisation Exercise for Adults and Children
Adults can visualise themselves in a white or blue light prior to meditating or going to bed at night, or at any other time when they feel the need for a bit of “extra protection”. You just picture yourself in your minds eye, sitting within an egg shaped aura (or a pyramid), and then apply the colour that you are drawn to.
For children – they find it harder to visualise this. If they have regular nightmares you can tell them to make a game of it, and “ to put on their safety pajamas”. If the children are very small you make a game of it and they step into their “special white pajama bottoms, and then pull their special white safety pajama top over their head”. Some children might prefer to wear a white nightie. You could also perhaps get them to put on a white or blue hooded long dressing gown. Whatever feels comfortable for them. The process should be unstrained, and a bit of a fun game to help them to feel safe when they go to bed at night. They might even decide to use a “white or blue blanket” that cloaks them all around and over their head and under their feet – a bit of sleeping bag or sleeping cocoon.
I call upon and invoke Father Creator/Source/All That I AM, and the Angels of Light, to stand guard to the doorway of my soul, to protect me from any dark forces and deceptions, and to lead my on the path of Truth, Love and Joy. I commend my Soul to the LIght, For I am a Child of the Light. I send love ot he univers and I send Love to the Creator, and the Namaste that lies within me.