You hear a lot of discussion about the value of psychic protection or boundary-setting in the spiritual world. In dream work, we often perceive ourselves as a home or building. I see everyone as an individual castle – where you are the member of royalty reigning within your own body. Before you go all Rapunzel on me, ask your body to show you what your castle looks like. Is it majestic with a moat, towers and the bricks linked with amazing strength? Or is it more like some old ruin – broken, pulled down and overflowing with weeds?
Protecting and maintaining our castle is necessary. We need to be our own Warrior God and Domestic Goddess all rolled up as one. Remember a good defence is a good offence.
Why do we need psychic protection?
We maintain our homes, our gardens, our cars, our tools of trade. Yet few of us maintain the most important part of our lives: ourselves. Looking after our castle makes sense – this isn’t a Fairy Tale where the good fairies pop out to help Cinderella turn the hall into a shining example for Better Homes and Gardens. Psychic protection happens through thought, word and deed.
As energetic beings we are influenced by energy around us. You will often hear the phrase “psychic attack” being bandied around – this rarely happens. This occurs when someone specifically targets you with negative thought and action. More often than not, psychic protection is really aimed at keeping ourselves whole from random and unintentional influence; when energy (either from another person, event or celestial body) vibrates at a different level to our own. How we react to this variations in vibration depends on our psychic protection – our castle maintenance.
Some go into protection mode by either shutting down completely or opening up as wide as the gate that let the Trojan Horse in. Both scenarios represent a castle in ruins.. Energies are able to pour in through the broken lines of defence, leaving us feeling as if a horde of hungry locusts have descended in our life. We are sucked dry of our basic life-force as we endeavour to keep our vibration up.
Instead, the ideal is to be well-defended yet open to feeling what is happening around us. Being self-aware of our true vibration, we may block unnecessary influences from affecting us unduly. Maintaining our castle’s defences allows us to focus on our own healing so we may then be of assistance to others. We become the sanctuary, the safe space with firm boundaries. Our energy and auric field is clear, clean and able to reach out in strength, surety and integrity.
Psychic protection – what to do?
Shakespeare wrote: To thine own self, be true. It’s the fundamental law of protection and one of the hardest to do regularly. The suggestions listed here are merely a guide. It is necessary to develop your own routines and rituals for your everyday ‘castle maintenance’.
Eat and sleep well – the physical body is the first line of defence after all. It needs to be strong. Cleanse your body of all the ‘poison apples’ making you sleepy and bloated during your day. This means eating in moderation, sleeping in moderation and, dare I say it, exercising in moderation. Imagine it as spiritual fitness and training ~ preparing to be the Light Embodiment you truly be.
Commune with your divine being of choice – a short prayer of intention followed by a short meditation begins and ends each day by strengthening your link with Source. My favourite at the moment is: Going to a window or standing outside and taking three meditative deep breaths. I state: Thank you for the magic this day contains and all the miracles within. Thank you for the eyes to see, the heart to feel and the ears to hear. May this day flow with ease, joy and glory for all. What would it take for all positive energies and entities to be present with myself, my family, friends, home and work for the greatest good of all concerned? Namaste.
Cleanse and clear your aura – Whistle while you are cleansing and clearing your aura. It worked for the Seven Dwarves! Seriously, although sound is a wonderful cleanser, there are a few different ways this can be achieved. The easiest is to visualise your aura being cleansed while you are having a shower. Recently, during a healing guidance broadcast on Reflect Radio, Spirit encouraged a lovely lady to tape a crystal to her shower head! (I’m certainly going to try it!) You may also choose to incorporate the use of energy work during your morning routine – applying symbols of protection and cleansing. There is a morning meditation on my YouTube channel incorporating energy clearing.
White Light Protection – Be like the Good Fairy waving a magical wand of light for protection. When you feel uneasy or unbalanced, surround yourself with white light (or whichever colour feels best for you). Imagine zipping yourself up in a soft sleeping bag or surrounding yourself with an egg! Push the edges out to hold your space protectively – push gently with your mind as you do not wish to throw energy at others!
Be aware of your own vibration – Just like Tinkerbelle, we need to know if our energy is heavy or light. This is little tip from Access Consciousness ~ ask your body what is true/truth for you. Feeling light headed or queasy, heavy or hormonal? Ask your body – is this feeling (name it) truly mine? Then listen to the response. You may feel lighter (which I see as a yes) or heavier (no). You may lean forward (yes) or backward (no). It is a simple way to check to see whether energy is yours or not. If you receive a ‘yes’ response, send the emotion back to the person/event/experience. You may choose to say something such as: I return this to sender in full consciousness and with healing attached. Namaste.
Be true to your self within relationships – Be your own Prince Charming and kiss yourself awake! There is no need to be Sleeping Beauty. Surround yourself with people who honour and respect you! Be gentle as you release friends and family from your life. This does not necessarily mean ‘leaving’ in the true sense of the word. Instead, you can cut the cords that bind you together. Your relationship with your Guides also comes under this banner. Using an intention where you state for ‘the highest good’ or who are ‘positive’ helps to keep your energy in a true vibration for you. There is a cord-cutting meditation available for purchase from my eStore if interested.
Learn to say NO – More than likely, if you are reading this, you have a tendency to want to be everything to everyone. As much as we like to think of ourselves as indispensable, we are unable to give of ourselves if we have given too much away. This means taking time to be a little like Shrek – giving ourselves time to just BE.
So, you have some basic tools to begin your Castle Maintenance. You may like to decorate your space with crystals such as Sugilite, Amber, Malachite, Black Tourmaline, Smokey Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Chiastolite, Black Obsidian Stone and/or Amethyst Crystals. Not only are they pretty, they are wonderful protection stones too. You may like to learn Reiki or Runes to effectively use tools to harness and direct the protection around you and your loved ones. First and foremost, focus on yourself as this is the only effective change you have control over. If you are unsure where to start, I would suggest a Holistic Healing or Reiki session to help your body repair your innate defences.