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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Psychics Need Special Protection

All of the following protective techniques will work for non-psychics too, if necessary.

1. Overload

As psychics, we can open ourselves up too much to the input from outside ourselves, and become overloaded. In my case this tended to make me a bit manic, speedy without benefit of drugs. I hate that sensation, so had good reason for learning how to stay balanced. And I have had many good teachers over the years.

One of the best ways is to learn Reiki (and choose your Reiki Master wisely: someone who respects and carries on the old-school way of teaching as passed down over the generations). If you are psychic, becoming a Reiki channel has the side-effect of refining and balancing the material coming through, and steadying the rate at which this happens, so that you don't get overwhelmed. Having Reiki treatments could help too, but not in such a constant, ongoing way.

But not everyone is a Reiki channel, and not everyone needs to be. There are other things you can do. I do them too, because – as I so often tell people – I'm a great believer in doing everything that might work.

One of the most important things, paradoxical as it may seem, is to take good care of your physical self. We psychics, mystics, magical workers and sensitives may get so focused on the other-worldly side of things, we forget that our bodies are truly our temples – houses for the spirit – and unless we keep them working efficiently the spirit can suffer.

We need to do all the sensible things we are taught about diet, exercise, water, sleep, fresh air and sunshine. Don't neglect the obvious! [Pauses for a moment to speak severely to self concerning sleep and exercise.] 

There's more, not so well-known. You probably do know that the pineal gland is the seat of the so-called 'third eye', an avenue for psychic awareness. Did you also know there are foods you can eat to keep it healthy? I won't go into all that here. Just Google 'food for pineal gland' and you'll find the information.

Cannabis (marijuana) activates the pineal gland and therefore the psychic abilities. (This might not be news to you either.) We who are already psychic may not need or want any extra activation! Moderation might be wise. But what if you need it for medical reasons (which is now beginning to be accepted)? I don't know, really. Dope isn't my thing, any more than speed. In my distant youth, when I tried it, I either had bad trips or no trips, so I couldn't see any reason to continue using it – especially as it was illegal into the bargain. But I would suggest, be aware that you may open yourself to a flood of input that's hard to handle – and then weigh it all up and do what you need to. 

Obviously, in such a case be even more rigorous about your physical well-being. Also, try meditation. Yes, meditation opens you up to psychic realities too, so you might think it would make matters worse. But it also slows the brain waves, changing their frequency, and I believe it would help settle things down to a manageable level.

2. Psychic Attack

Deflection

As you'll be aware, most psychic attack is unintentional. Few people understand the real influence of their negative thoughts. You can probably clear that without much trouble. Put up a mirror in front of you, facing outwards to deflect the energy – an etheric mirror, that is. Imagine it in your mind's eye, or if you have trouble visualising, as many do, just intend it firmly and know that it is so.

Avoidance 

Some psychic invasion is perfectly accidental, not really an attack at all – as when auras brush against each other in the supermarket for instance, and you pick up something yucky from someone else. So shrink your aura before going into crowded places! Bring it in close around your body like a second skin. This you can do with willpower and imagination. See or feel it shrink into place around you, or just know that it is so.

Shielding

If you are psychic, and particularly if you work in that capacity for the Universe, you may be subject to attack for that very reason. It may just come with the territory, as in being at the effect of your clients' ‘stuff'; or it may be more sinister, as when dark forces wish to stop you. 

When I was working as a reader on the psychic lines some years back, I found that telephone lines are very good conductors of energy. I was sometimes adversely affected by the client's mood, in a way I don't experience face-to-face. If they were sceptical, I went into self-doubt; if they were sitting on anger, I would feel paralysed; and so on. I was able to overcome this and do the reading anyway, but it took effort. So I finally had the wit to pay attention to where their energy was getting in, and found it was through my solar plexus. (I have since made many enquiries. Other aware people confirm that that's where it is for them too.)

Oh good, so all I had to do was shield my solar plexus! I did it by designing in my mind a shield that covered the area. That is, the area just below the bottom of the sternum (breastbone) between the heart and the belly – the diaphragm, in fact. Really it is the solar plexus chakra you are shielding, but it's not necessary to be so specific. You can choose what shape, colour and material the shield will be, and any protective symbols you want on it. It will be an etheric shield, created with visualisation and intention. 

What if you're one of the people who can't visualise? Having designed your shield in your mind, you could draw it. Or it will also work to hold the idea of your shield in mind, and accompany that with strong intention. Once it’s in place, you don’t need to keep thinking of it.

It's also possible to use a physical shield, in the form of a pendant that hangs in the right place. Anything protective will do, such as a suitable crystal. Again, it's easy to look up online which crystals are protective, and take your pick. Or you could use a pendant of some other protective material; or of any material, bearing a symbol that you understand as protective. 

If it's an etheric shield, you will need to intentionally strengthen or even recreate it from time to time. (Use your intuition as to how often this should be – and it may vary.) If it's a physical shield, you'll need to cleanse and recharge it. 

Crystals can be rinsed under a tap, or they can be left out in sunlight or the light of a full moon. For any other material, hold it on the palm of one hand, and with the other make three concentric circles over it, clockwise if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, anti-clockwise in the Northern, saying, 'I exorcise thee, creature of earth' (or 'creature of air' for a feather, or 'creature of water' for a shell). Intend and see (or just know that it's so) yucky yellow energy leaving the object and dissipating harmlessly in the earth. Then make three concentric circles in the other direction, saying, 'I charge and consecrate thee to my use as psychic protection'. Intend and see (or know) that whitish-blue light from the Universe (or form your heart, if you like that better) is flowing down your arm into the pendant, filling it and charging it.

The other great benefit of shielding the solar plexus chakra is that it is then safe to keep your heart chakra wide open, so as to work in the energy of Unconditional Love. Again, visualise or know, and strongly intend. FEEL it open wide, as your chest expands accordingly.

Shining your light

Love is truly the strongest thing there is. It is not necessarily soft and sweet, though it can be. It is definitely not wishy-washy! It can be difficult to summon up love for someone or something that is attacking you. One way to deal with this is to imagine sending them the most intense white light, which you privately identify as the energy of Unconditional Love – but, having made that identification and intended it to be so, there is no need to dwell on it. You can shine the light so hard, from your third eye, your heart or your crown, that it dissipates the negative energy harmlessly into the earth.

Safety in numbers

In the case of a specific attack, it's helpful to find people (or angels) who are on your side, and enlist their help – whether to surround you with protection or shine so much light that the darkness cannot hold against it. You can meet in person to do this, or you can arrange to do it separately at a specific time when you all join in. Or you can do it whenever suits you individually, in the knowledge that others too will be playing their part and you can intend the link-up regardless of linear time.

I’ve tried to cover this thoroughly. If you have any further questions, please ask in the comments. Also, if you have other suggestions or methods of your own you care to share, please do!


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ermyntrude on Writing Poetry

My guide, Ermyntrude, is of the angelic realm. She gave me that name to use for her when she perceived I would be happier with a female energy and that I had an old fancy for that name, for its quirkiness and its music. (She gave it that particular spelling, too, with the 'y', which I think is unique.)

I asked her today, 'How can I make my poetry move the world?' 

She told me to become a bigger vessel, a deeper well, to take in everything I experience of the world – without taking it personally, and without judgment. 'Then,' she said, 'let it overflow and pour out of you,'

She also told me to keep my purity strong. I don't think of myself as a particularly pure person, on the personality level, but she explained that she was talking about my God-self: that light within, that core. 

She said the well she was talking about is not really me; rather, I own the well. She said that I should infuse with my light all the stuff I will be putting into it. (Stuff that I'll encounter, which – as outlined above – I need to accept rather than resist.)

Now, there's an answer to ponder! I suspect it might apply to all the creative arts.