EXERCISE 2: KEEP YOURSELF PROTECTED
When you open yourself up to Spirit you must understand that you become vulnerable. Although I don’t want to scare you, please be aware that there are dark, negative energies at work in this world (as well as the good) and they can attach themselves to you while you are connecting to Spirit. An attack from these malicious energies can leave you feeling low, tired, anxious and even nauseous on occasion.
Here are a few suggestions for keeping yourself protected during your psychic work.
SPIRIT GUIDES – Many people will call upon their spirit guide or guardian angel to draw near and watch over them. Simply saying: ‘I now invite in all my loving and wise spirit guides and guardian angels to be with me,’ is enough to bring them close.
– Before you begin a reading, imagine you are inside a giant glass bubble. It will let in love and light, but keep out darkness and negativity.
CRYSTALS – There are a number of stones to help protect you from nasty energies. Keep them near while you do readings. Try any black crystals, such as obsidian, hematite and black agate. You could also invest in a clear quartz crystal ball. Keep it in your work space and it will absorb negative energy. However, you will need to cleanse it after you do your psychic work by smudging it with sage.
PRAYER – Archangel Michael is the angel to call on if you need protection. Before you start your psychic work say this prayer to call him close to you: ‘Archangel Michael, please surround me and shield me from negative energy.’