William J. Baldwin: Healing lost souls
The Ancient Art of Psychic Protection
When checking esoteric/new age internet sites these days, or browsing around esoteric book shops, it can be quite daunting to see the deluge of information succumbing to any spiritual path. It's worth noting that there are very few internet sites or books regarding what we could call `soul care´and any sites/books that we think may be useful tend to divert us onto one of the side streams of never-ending self therapy, light healing or psychological healing. Not to mention the multi million spiritual business, thousands of spiritual teachers falling over each other for us to buy there book, attend there workshop or sign up for some miracle cure!. It's not all negative, there are a few teachers who I've come across who are extra ordinary individuals who don't really care for ego expansion or making thousands through their spiritual gifts, these few only wish to see their students do good find the success and the nutritious soul food whatever the path is.
The Power of Thought
Thought is the most powerful force on this Planet, thought forms are the beginning of everything, thought forms create but they can also destroy. Thought, therefore is a potent tool in our inner armoury. Whatever we believe in, that belief somehow manifests itself into existence in some form.
To believe in ourself is our strongest protection, if we believe nothing can really harm us, then you could say we have our strongest protection in place!. When we start mulling over what he/she did to me, or what went wrong today or getting lost in an imaginary future, we end up feeling lost and ungrounded in life. Certain (religious and spiritual) belief systems can also be spiritually rigid, basically indoctrinating us with a pattern, which isn't our own, which can then hold us back until we eventually break free of the system.
Actions and attitudes causing psychic disruption
Regarding: Negative vibes and strange emotions from the outside..
So by learning to focus our thoughts and to programme them to be positive rather than negative, we can create a powerful inner protection. The reverse process is used by those who attack. They focus consciously or unconsciously, their resentment, their fear, their hate towards the victim, then if no protection is in place the negative energy slams into the mindfield of the victim. In most cases of psychic attack, the attacker can't keep up a barrage of hatred for long, what tends to happen is love always overturns hate after a certain amount of time, bringing the attacker to get tired of his ill feeling, or turn his attention to something or someone else.
& the one who carried out the attack?
Well its common knowledge`what goes around comes around´in the east its known as `karma´, in English: `cause and effect´
some would also say `do unto others as you would have them do unto you´. In my experience of feeling thought forms, the attacker ends up attracting more and more negative vibes, goes through power loss and spirit loss and ends up in a confused mess.
Psychic disturbance seems to be something we cause..
look at the following list of actions and intentions that can cause such disruption..
If one feels any sort of Psychic Disturbance from the outer world affecting our feeling, go for a defence strategy:
Problems with the neighbours
Neighbourly dispute, sounds quite mild and harmless, but that isn't usually the case, they can last for a full lifetime bordering on all out war!. It can also be played out behind a nice smile which can make things all the more tiresome. These disputes can in some cases become so stressful that people can fall ill or mentally fall apart!. Perhaps the best way to deal with any strangeness from those next door is to go straight to them and make oneself known. Get a sense of who you're living next to, and avoid keeping score and getting even as this only makes matters worse!. If ones boundaries are crossed try writing a friendly note, or organise a gathering make some tea and talk through the differences.
Psychic protection and children
Things have changed very much in the last 30 years. Children are seeing the difficulties of the world from a younger and younger age be it through the flat screen tv, newspapers or the internet, so the childhood innocence and play of not so long ago is only found in very young children as the pressure of the material world, sadly beckons them to early maturity. It's impossible to 100% protect someone else, but there are some things we can do to offer some protection.
Up until the age of five, children are still naturally in touch with other levels of being. They are also connected with all that goes on around them, absorbing like a sponge the thoughts, feelings and emotions of adults, also with the very young ones, if they see there mother or father stressed or in a negative mind, they can think they are responsible. Its best that when around very young ones to keep in a joyful, positive mind.
Listening to a child who recalls a spiritual experience or a dream should be done with love, encouragement and respect. Suppressing this creative channel or dis-believing the child can lead to nightmares, insecurity and a colourless world. Positively play with the children as much as one can. Play time is the most informative teacher, thus developing imagination and working out problems. Also remember a little blessing, such as a kiss or gentle hand on the shoulder, or a hug when children are being left at nursery or school. We can also boost a childs protection through prayer and positive visualisation, such as, visualising bright light around the child, or make a meditation and imagine the child fit and healthy.
The Healthy Mind
A healthy mind is as important as a healthy body, in todays world this is often ignored due to profit. Cleaning the mind involves reducing the time spent in front of the tv and other media devices and newspapers. Reduce on-line time to under 2 hours per day. Go for nice books instead of modern entertainment, and avoid degregrading and unhealthy imagery. What we look at, and feed into the mind, greatly affects our physical health, well-being and success. It's all about being true to oneself and trusting the wisdom inside. The mind can be likened to a muscle: it needs training and strenthening. It's positively challenging great work that brings success and good feeling.
Front Line Defence