Tips for Using a Psychic Shield for Protection

The following is a guest post from Rachel Peterson of PsychicPulse.

We are all made of energy and we can use that energy to either work for us or against us.

Through years of research and experimentation with psychic energy, paranormal activity and my own consciousness, I would say that one of the most useful things I have learned along the way is how to create and effectively use a psychic shield.

I believe that, in general, it is good to be open and welcoming to most energy around us. However, there are some energetic influences that we do not want to allow within our fields. Through some simple techniques, I have found it easily to create a powerful shield that surrounds and protects from unwanted negativity.

What Is a Psychic Shield?

A psychic shield is an energy field that surrounds us and protects us from negative entities or spirits, negative thought forms, and from energy suckers – those forms that can literally suck the energy right out of us.

A psychic shield is unique to each individual and can look and feel very different depending on how you imagine it to be.

My own psychic shield, that I have used on a daily basis for the last fifteen years, is a simple white shining light about two inches thick that completely surrounds me. In my mind, it is beautiful to see yet completely impenetrable to any outside negative energy or influence.

Why Use a Psychic Shield?

Each person will have their own reasons for using a psychic shield. Personally, I began using one out of sheer desperation!

Having been aware of and communicated with ghosts and spirits for so long I became very comfortable with their energy and existence in my own life.

However, between the ages of 18 and 22 years, my experiences with different entities became to get out of control. Whereas in the past my experiences had always been positive, suddenly I seemed to become a gateway for any spirit, negative or positive, to pass through and use.

My bedroom became the main hub of action and it turned into something  like a scene from a spooky movie. I would wake at night to dark shadows wandering my room and swirling around me. The mobile on the ceiling would spin at a very fast rate (no windows were open) and overall, my haven from the world became a stockpile of sheer chaos. The feeling wasn’t good, to say the very least and there was a definite negative air in that room.

My breaking point came when the spirits began passing through my body. I would awake from sleep feeling as though something had taken over my body. When this happened, it never lasted more than a few seconds but it made me very uncomfortable, and a nervous wreck!

Up to that point, I had always welcomed and invited communication with spirits but by this time, I realized that I needed boundaries. I’m not sure why the paranormal activity became so intense, so suddenly but it was clear to me that something had changed and I needed to take control of the situation.

After some research and invaluable conversations with knowledgeable people I trusted and respected, I realized that it was possible to be open to paranormal activity and maintain boundaries and control. I learned how to identify the negative energies that were unwelcome in my world (especially, while I am sleeping) as well as how to use a psychic shield for protection.

At first, I was amazed at how something so simple could make such a huge difference.

From the very first time that I used my psychic shield until now I have never had the same issues again … not even once. I now use my shield daily, not only for protection from negative spirits but also, for protection from the unwanted energy that may surround me.

How to Create and Use a Psychic Shield

There are three steps I like to follow when creating and using a psychic shield.

  • Cleansing Process

It is wise to first start off with a cleansing ritual. Cleansing rituals are used for many things but, typically, they are used to erase of any negative energy that may become attached to us. There are many different methods of performing a cleansing ritual with some of the most popular being dowsing, smudging, or a simple sweeping with the hands.

  • Creation Process

Some people like to make the creation process a highly ceremonious event. Others just whip it up and get on with it. So, just do whatever feels right for you. Here’s my suggestion.

Close your eyes and imagine yourself surrounded by some type of light or shield. The shape, size, color and texture are all up to imagine. Be very clear with your vision and spend some time thinking about this protection and feeling it around your body, until it starts to feel powerful and real.

Believe it or not, that is all there is to it. Your thoughts, imagination and energy are all extremely powerful tools and once you have created your shield you can use it again and again – in fact, any time you need it.

  • Using the Shield

You may choose to use your shield in many different circumstances. When I feel I need it, I imagine my shield and say to myself “I am surrounded by a white light shield of protection”.

It is very common for energy healers as well as psychic advisors to surround themselves with a shield in order to protect themselves from the energy of those they work with, be it on the physical or the spiritual plane. This is also just as effective when dealing with energy over long distances, as in the cases of distance healers and phone psychics.

The biggest lesson I have learned from using a psychic shield is that it is important to have boundaries not only in my physical world but also in the psychic and spiritual worlds as well.

It is a wonderful feeling to be in control of our own greater good. For this reason, I believe a psychic shield should be an integral part of everyone’s life.

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Rachel Peterson is a freelance writer with a special interest in self-development, psychic energy and paranormal activity. She shares her passion for all things psychic at

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While I’m not a paranormal practitioner, I think Rachel’s suggestions are good protection strategies for everyday life.

Has anyone got a name for the sensation that I call ‘walking outside of myself’? I remember this was a biggie for me when I lived in London. I used to say to my husband as we walked along, it’s like the energy here has blown my circuits and I’m walking six inches outside of myself (usually to the side).

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So, what is this called? Anyone?

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