Like grounding, it is important to understanding shielding before you begin more advanced energy work or just in general as you spirituality develop.
Shielding is essentially creating an energy field around you that helps you control what energies you pick up from the world around you and what energies you give off.
An invisible protection that you can take down or put up at will. You can create a shield that keeps everything out or a semi-permeable one that only filters out negative stuff like a sieve and lets the rest through.
Most people have natural shield that pop into place when they’re uncomfortable or scared. To project yourself, your mind already has the built in protection by mere thoughts such as ‘not if you were the last man or woman on earth’ etc. that you unconsciously put up when some creepy person sits next to you or something. Or the ‘please don’t notice me’ in class shield we project for school or business.
these are more traditional barrier shields but you may also already have a shield that gives off a specific kind of energy that you want to project such as “I’m strong and powerful” or “Don’t mess with me, you don’t know who you’re dealing with”
Why do you need a shield? When we work with energy or when we feel energy in general we become more sensitive to it and the entire environment. It helps filter out ambient energetic noise. You probably don’t want to pick up the vibes of everyone around you in a crowded restaurant or in a crazy shopping mall. It’s very easy to get overwhelmed in noisy public places, you can accidentally turn on energy overload and feel claustrophobic or suffer from panic attacks. We can also shield ourselves from negative energy and prevent it from staying within our aura field. It’s easier to focus an channel the energy correctly when doing this.
Just like grounding there are a lot of techniques out there you can use, the fun part is you could go as far as your imagination takes you.
First think of an image that you could use to protect yourself. For example, it’s common to imagine a bubble encircling your body. Others imagine that they’re wearing a suit of armor or are surrounded by a ring of fire. You could even pretend you’re a castle with a moat and dragon if you really want to get into it, lol. Choose something that you can picture easily and that connects with you.
Once you have chosen an image, sit comfortably and relax. Ground. Take several deep breaths. Imagine a ball of energy sitting at the top of your taproot. Make it color you associate with protection, I always recommend gold or white light it works the best in the spiritual realm. However any color you like, it’s your shield afterall. Visualize the energy ball until it feels real to you. Then extend the energy to surround your body and let it take the shape of the image that you’ve chosen.
If you’re working with a bubble, you might see the energy as a blue bubble that beings in your body but grows to expand past the bounds of your body and surrounds you. Use visualization to make the bubble real and solid. Imagine unwanted energies bouncing harmlessly off the surface. Stand up and move around, your shield will move with you, The more you practice keeping it up while doing ordinary things like vaccuming or brushing your teeth the more it will become real for you. Visualize it until it feels real within your very soul
Practice shielding regularly in a quiet space. When you think you’ve got it down, try doing it in public and feel the diffference. Start noticing the reacts from the people, do they behave differently around you? It’s meant to be a defense mechanism, it’s not meant to project your energy at others. Try using it in several different locations and circumstances and note what feels different about it in each one. Don’t just always put it up, take it down too.
To do that, simply suck the energy back into the the ball at the top of your taproot and ground out any excess energy through the taproot. See how quickly you can put your shield up and take it down. Also try to do it in public where there are a lot of distractions to challenge yourself
- Imagine that you are surrounded by a brick wall. The wall is impenetrable, but it is light and it moves with you
- Imagine that you are surrounded by a ball or ring of fire
- imagine that your skin is a shiny, reflective surface that bounces back any energies you don’t want
- imagine that you are wearing a light but impenetrable cloak and hood
- imagine that you are surrounded by protective light in the color of your choice
- imagine that you are wearing an energetic has-mat suit
- imagine that you are surrounded by a barbed wire(only use this when you don’t want anyone around you though)
- Imagine that you are surrounded by a wall or a ring of clear ice
The power is in your imagination
Is it the key to existence