Being able to shield is an important component of any kind of energywork. Shielding keeps your energy in, or as much as you choose to keep in, and keeps stray energy out. For Empaths, this is doubly important. I find I can "program" my shield to let in the energy of certain people or just small amounts of their energy, lol. All I do is tell my shield to let so and so's energy through the shield - and voila! So it is!
I am going to assume that anyone reading this has at least some basic idea how to put themselves in a meditative state - quiet their mind! Assuming is probably not a good thing, but meditation techniques will need to be in a separate blog, if I find a need to go in that direction, lol.
Now we begin.
I quiet my mind. Then I visualize myself standing in the center of a dark forest. I then visualize a ring of white light, almost like flames, surrounding me. (Make sure the flames totally surround you - leave no holes!)
Once I have this well visualized, I build a fortress around myself, outside the flames. Build any kind you like! Mine happens to be made of large stones, almost medieval in appearance. Make sure the fortress totally surrounds you and that the walls are very, very tall, lol. Again, leave no holes in the walls.
Once I am happy with how my fortress looks, I tuck it in a corner of my mind and leave it there. At first, I used to tell the fortress to remain there in that corner of my mind. I'm not sure that is totally necessary, but you might try it at first. Sometimes, I will take the time in the middle of my day to check how the fortress looks - is it still solid, no holes present, etc, and patch it, if I need to, lol.
If you are feeling particularly vulnerable or have reason to feel you may be under psychic attack, you can visualize a final wall, a reflective surface like a mirror, facing outward. This reflective surface should also be placed over the top of you, reflective surface out. I then tell that mirrored surface to reflect, BACK TO THE SENDER, any negative or harmful energy sent in my direction. Under a particularly strong attack, I've even visualized sunshine reflecting outward off the mirrored shield - this is a blinding light, even in my mind, lol! And it works well.
I don't expect lots of you to have to worry about psychic attack frequently, but it is good to know what to do, just in case. Yes, I have had to use the blinding sunlight - on one occasion.
There are other methods of shielding, but this is the one I use. If I find others, I will post them so you have some choices.
I know of one man, a past life companion of mine, who shields by grounding in the Elements - Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. I have never done this and am not sure I would know how without instruction. It works well for him. I will inquire if he would share his technique.
If you have any questions, if this is as clear as mud to you, lol, let me know! Feel free to PM me with any questions at any time.
As with anything, practice, practice, practice!!!!
Much love, warm hugs, and blessings for one and all!