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Shielding for beginners...

Postby MsMollimizz » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:24 pm

This is something I found a while ago, printed it out a couple times
to stick in each of my BOS binders...
Gentle Light

What is a shield?
A psychic shield is a non material substance/force/power with
which you surround yourself for protection. Many types of force can be
called into play in its construction, and many forms can be used, all at your
discretion. It's important that a friend, instructor or adept NOT do this work
for you; your shield will be with you permanently, and you need to have the
intimate connection that creating your own provides.

Why make a shield?
The best reason is for protection against psychic flak of all
Kinds, especially important when you are first starting down the Path,
and aren't yet well-versed in defensive measures. It's protection from
mind-games and psychic vampires (yes, they do exist), and a good shield helps
you to separate mundane flak from psychic flak. It exercises the
faculties of self-reliance and visualization. All told, it's one of the most
essential tools of the working occultist.

What do I need to know about shields?
Your shield is your BASIC piece of protection/comfort/defense.
It is a permanent part of you, and something like wearing a Circle like
a second skin. It should be flexible and semi-permeable, moving and
growing with you, and "breathing" with your energy usage. Be aware that what you
visualize when you start out is what will be there, but that the shield will
probably change of its own accord to keep up with your changing capabilities and

Building the Shield-Preliminary Cleansing
When building your first shield, it seems rather ridiculous to
lock in any negative energies you may be carrying with you currently.
Therefore, a preliminary cleansing, as follows:
Stand in a quiet place and center your energies. Visualize a
gleaming sharp sword in your hand. Use it joyously, vigorously slicing through
the air close to your body on all sides, over your head and under your feet.
As you slash, visualize all unfriendly or negative ties being severed and the
Ends shriveling away to nothing. Do not be specific -- "this tie,
that tie" – ALL unfriendly ties are being cut!! Note that friendly and
unfriendly ties exist
on different planes, so you can't damage the friendly ties --
although you may be surprised that ties you thought were friendly, aren't --
and vice versa. It isn't necessary to do this every time you work on your
shields, although a once-a-year cleansing and general housecleaning
couldn't hurt.

You have to decide every detail of the visualization of your
shields. What shape will it take? What color (if any)? What materials? What
appearance? These are the basics; we'll touch on the embellishments later.

Shapes - Round, spherical, cylindrical, square, cube, pentagon,
pentagram, ovoid, and any other shape you like. If you can form and hold a
duodecahedron in your mind's eye, go to it!!

Colors - Any color of the rainbow, and a few never seen on this
plane are all acceptable. White is one commonly-used color, but if you want
chartreuse, by all means go ahead! Try to avoid black; not for its effect on
you, necessarily, but for not giving the wrong signals to the folks
you might want to be working with.

Textures - Vary widely; from brick walls to energy cocoons, to
steel spheres and laser force fields. Whatever your mind conceives of as
protecting is what you use.

Warning - Leaving this construct semi-permeable is strongly
advised. This leaves you open to receiving positive energies while still
giving you protection, and allows the important vibrational interactions
that lead to growth.

Once you've decided what you shield will be, sit quietly and
begin to visualize it around you in the form you've chose.
Take 10 or 15 minutes to get it solid and clear to your inner eyes,
then quit for the day. Once a day for a week, re-visualize your
shield and strengthen it. Then check your shield once a week
for the next month, re-visualizing and strengthening as
needed. After that, check on your shield as you feel it's
needed, but at least once a year. Keep in mind that once your
shield is well-established, it's basically self-sustaining and maintaining.
Eventually, the only times you'll need to be aware of your shield is at its yearly
housecleaning, when you think of an improvement, or when it's reacting to a threat.

Attach a vial of Essence of Poison Ivy, to react upon attack.
Silver-mirror the outer covering.
Add glue or rubber bands to the outside of your shield.
Don't forget to clean more often if you use glue.
An automatic maintenance system. A sorter. Friendly energy
breezes in, unfriendly energy is repelled.
A detection device. Allows a thinner shield, which sounds an
alarm when confronted with negativity. A grounding device.
This simply grounds negative energy it encounters.
A slingshot, to return negative energy to its source. Can be
amplified to use the law of threefold return.
Any other embellishments you can justify in the name of defense.

(c) 1981, Dana Morgan
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Re: shielding for beginners...

Postby SpiritTalker » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:24 am

Oh hey, well done.
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Re: Shielding for beginners...

Postby MsMollimizz » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:01 am

I remember a short while back someone was asking
about shielding, I went searching for it-thought it
might help...
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