Living in the digital age makes it difficult to unplug and detach from everything that’s going on.
Nowadays, we’re always surrounded by negativity and drama. We can screen emails, we can avoid news sites, and we can deactivate Facebook. But it’s far better to address a problem than act like it doesn’t exist.
Because, ultimately, psychic abilities are all about tapping in— not tapping out.
What you need is a shield; a coping mechanism to help you deal with negative energy, without becoming embroiled in it and falling victim to the repercussions. Use these 7 methods to protect yourself against ills:
Many people empower and protect themselves by literally visualising a barrier around them.
You could imagine a protective white orb around you. It’s bright white, glowing and safe. Its membrane only works one way; it attracts love and light in, while simultaneously expelling any negativity and darkness. Let go of all your troubles, and you’ll be as radiant as the orb you envision. If you carry this idea with you in your everyday life, you’ll be psychically prepared to deal with difficult situations.
Affirmations, prayers and intentions are a sure means of securing psychic protection. By feeling, believing, and verbalising positive thoughts, you can build yourself up high enough to withstand the destructive effect of adversity. You can vary the tense of your affirmations, depending on whether they are purposed for the present (‘I am psychic’) or the future (‘I will increase my psychic ability’). And you can use ‘natural’ affirmations for encouragement (‘I have a natural psychic ability’). Of course, affirmations are personal, and thus adaptable to your aims.
For affirmations to be effective, you must use them regularly. Only by remaining consistent can you grow your psychic abilities and guarantee yourself protection.
Angels of Protection
Everyone has at least one guardian angel to help them out in times of trouble. But your guardian angel is the basic, bare minimum protection that angels can offer you.
Archangels are more powerful than your guardian angel(s) and can offer you more specialised protection. While the exact number of archangels is debated, the four main ones are:
- Archangel Michael drains you of negativity and restores harmony and peace to your life.
- Archangel Gabriel helps you to communicate well, without fear or trouble.
- Archangel Raphael heals you and others at your request, and in doing so gifts you with the knowledge of how your own actions might have caused your health problems.
- Archangel Uriel rescues you from disastrous situations where you feel helpless, often by motivating you out of a slump.
The angels are waiting to respond to your cry for help, all you need to do is ask.
You can ward off negativity simply by carrying, or even wearing, a suitable crystal. Each crystal has different properties and therefore offers protection against different things. The list is endless; each stone is special in its own way. Amethysts, smoky quartz and black tourmaline are particularly effective at eradicating negative energy.
Tarot cards aren’t only useful for seeing into the future, they can also help to brace you against negative situations. You could select one to carry into a tarot reading or, in everyday life, you could tuck it into your wallet for protection against bad fortune. Each card has a different meaning. By tailoring your choice of card to your predicament, you can specialise and strengthen the psychic protection you receive.
The process is personal, so it’s difficult to ascribe a universal protective meaning to each tarot card. That said, Strength, Six of Cups, Queen of Swords, The High Priestess, Three of Cups, The Wheel of Fortune and Justice, are often used for psychic protection.
Deriving from Native American tradition, smudging promises to banish negative energy by blessing you and those around you. The ritual might feel a little eccentric at first. You have to light a bundle of herbs (known as a smudge stick) and wave it around the person being blessed to the sound of chanting or drums. However, the results (a clearer, more positive outlook and neutralised surroundings) justify the methods.
Whichever method you choose, just remember that intention is always the most important aspect. Before embarking, you must be clear and conscious of what you want from the ‘shield;’ get this part down and you’re one step closer to attaining psychic protection.