Second technique is called – “a cross”. It is a very simple psychic defense technique to use – all you have to do is once again use your creative visualization skills and imagination. You can use this as a psychic shield when someone is acting really aggressive towards you or you feel that the safety of your energy is at risk. This method of psychic defense is more powerful then the “mirror” technique. A cross symbolizes the energy flow in human body – we all have a vertical and a horizontal energy streams. Thus, the visualization of a cross (or thoughtform of a cross) straightens those streams and if a person still wants to go against the stream by being aggressive and sending “negative energy” then he or she will get tired really fast, feel sleepy or even pass out (depending on how powerful his negative energy is). The main thing to realize is that you are not harming another person in any way when you are using this method of psychic self defense. All that you are doing is showing person’s subconscious mind how energy streams should be flowing and if the person still persists and fights the natural way of things, then he or she just gets the recoil from own incorrect actions.
So, all that you have to do to make this psychic defense technique work – you visualize a cross between you and the person you are trying to protect yourself from (you can put yourself in the circle of crosses if you want, however it will require more energy from you). Another way to use this psychic protection is to visualize “a cross” inside the person’s body, the main idea is to make sure that person’s subconscious mind is able to see “the cross” and straighten the energy streams accordingly. In a way you are creating a thoughtform that tells another person’s subconscious mind to take this structure into account when he or she interacts with you and surrounding environment
Please also keep in mind that imagining the cross inside person’s body can be treated as an offensive move on the astral level, so please use this method of activating the technique in the cases were you are 100% sure that you are not the aggressor. Remember that you always have the right to defend yourself. However, if after you have used this psychic method of defense you feel really bad, then perhaps you were the aggressor but you just didn’t know about it. In using this or any other psychic self defense you have to remember a very important law of Nature – “The Freedom of one Person is Sacred until it interferes with Freedom of another Person”.
There are different ways to use “a cross” psychic protection technique. One way to make this psychic self defense less or more powerful is to imagine the material the cross is made of. When you visualize a wooden cross it works as “a request to person’s subconscious mind to bring to order the energy streams”, when you visualize a cross made of any kind of metal (especially steel or silver) – it works more as a very strong suggestion to correct the flow of energy and if you imagine the cross of fire then you are saying “you should straiten your energy streams, stop your aggression or you will face the consequences and burn yourself”. “A Cross” psychic self defense can also be used on animals – there are cases when people effectively used this technique to protect themselves from a possible stray dog attack. Nevertheless, please remember that this is a Psychic DEFENSE Technique, when someone just having a bad day and you start visualizing crosses of fire all over the place, you are not really protecting yourself, you are just like a “monkey with a grenade”. Another important thing to always remember – the one who is defending always spends less energy than the offensive side and thus has a much better chance to be victorious in the long run.
There is one psychic method of protection that is very well known. You have probably seen salt crystals used for psychic self defense in many films or read about them in books. The crystals of salt (or just salt) work great in absorbing any type of negative energy and it can also be used for effective energy disconnection techniques. In some movies you might have seen the main character making a circle with salt (or magic circle) in order to protect from witches, vampires or anything evil out there. This method of defense actually really works, and there are many occult books that describe how salt can be used to protect one from psychic attacks. Please remember that we are living in the world where if you start pouring salt around yourself, you might be considered crazy and you can end up in a mad house (visualizing a circle of salt around yourself will also have its effect). There are much simpler and at the same time very effective ways to use salt for your psychic self protection and disconnection from an energy aggressor.
One of the most common energy protection techniques involving salt that many of us do without even realizing it is taking a bath with sea salt. When you are taking a bath and you put sea salt in the water it helps your energy bodies to disconnect from all the possible negative energy leaches you might have acquired during the day. One of the best ways to disconnect from all the negative things that might have happened to you during the day is to make yourself a bath, put some sea salt in it (don’t go too crazy with the salt though, you can just use the instruction on the box), lay in the bath, and when you feel relaxed try to put your whole body including your head under the water for about 15-20 sec (or for as many seconds you will feel comfortable doing, more than 20 seconds would probably be overdoing it). This method of psychic self defense can also help you identify psychic energy vampires in your inner circle. The one who calls you right after you took a sea salt bath and wants to keep on talking to you is most likely an energy vampire (and don’t be surprised if it is your best friend or even a family member). You can also use this technique by means of visualization or meditation, for a quick relaxation (and disconnection from psychic energy vampires) during your day. You can visualize the process of submerging your body into a sea salt bath without actually doing it. You can do it as a meditation practice. However, it is recommended to do the sea salt bath at least once before simply visualizing the process. When your body had the experience it is much easier and a lot more effective to visualize certain things and processes.
One other way to use salt for energy protection is to put a glass of water with salt on your work desk. The salt will absorb the negative energy from people at your workplace. Make sure to correctly dispose (flush it to the toilet) of this water after a day of work. A fancy way to protect your workplace or your home is to have a salt lamp (you can find one in pretty much any esoteric store near you or order one online) – it actually does help to clear up a lot of negative energies. Salt is considered to be an element of Earth in occult so you are basically grounding all the negative energy through the salt crystals. When negative energy is grounded it can’t really have an effect on you.
One other very common psychic self defense which many of us learned in Sunday schools or from our grandmothers – is a prayer. There are many different religions and types of prayer, just keep in mind that all of them are powerful in their own way and not one is better than the other. We all get according to our faith no matter what is our religion (and even if we don’t follow any religion). The words that come directly from the heart are much stronger than any prayer that is said in vain or without real heart in it!
When people pray for protection, they ask the energy bodies (or “angels”) of their religion to help them. The more heart is put into the prayer the better the energy bodies can hear the one who is praying and faster they will react in assisting him or her. For Christian believers and people of the West, there are very good examples of protection prayers in the book by Dion Fortune – Psychic Self Defense (it is a very good book on psychic defense in general). Here is an excerpt from the book:
“ THERE are two types of practical psychic work which may be used separately or in combination, the latter method, in my opinion, giving by far the best results, though the exponents of each are apt to decry the other. The method which we will distinguish as the meditative method consists of mediation upon abstract qualities, such as peace, harmony, protection and the love of God. It is the method of the New Thought school, and its value lies in the harmonizing effect it has upon the emotional state and its counteracting of harmful auto-suggestions. The other method, which we will call the invocative, consists in the invocation of external potencies and the employment of formal methods for the focusing of their force. This method has many gradations of complexity and an infinite variety of technique. It ranges from the simplest prayer which calls upon Christ with the Sign of the Cross, to the most elaborate rituals of exorcism performed with bell, book and candle. The essence of the system lies in the attempt to dissect out from the general force of good the particular aspect of energy that is needed, and the use of some symbol to act as the magical vehicle of that force upon the plane of form. This symbol may be a mental picture of the blue robe of Our Lady; it may be the action of making the Sign of the Cross; it may be the consecrated water sprinkled for token of cleansing; or it may be some object specially magnetized to act as a talisman. In the invocative method the aim is to concentrate the force, and therefore some symbol of form has to be employed. In the meditative method the aim is to escape beyond the bounds of form into the atmosphere of pure spirit, too exalted for evil to enter, and therefore the use of any form or formula is eschewed as calculated to prevent the soul from rising into this pure air. “
Those who believe in God but don’t really follow any religion can also create their own unique prayer directed towards your own Higher Self and your own Spiritual Guides or High Angels. It might sound dull but if you have faith in your own higher self and that someone is watching you from above – then the help will come. The wording of a prayer is not as important as the heart that is put into the prayer. If you know a protection prayer by heart – it is very good and useful, but don’t be discouraged if you don’t – you can come up with your own wording and it will be your own unique prayer. All you have to do is be sincere in your when you are saying the words of a prayer and be willing to accept any outcome.
Another powerful way to protect yourself as well as disconnect from negative energy is to use the elements like Earth, Fire, Air and Water in your psychic methods of self defense. To protect yourself from a psychic attack you can visualize a wall of fire, water, earth or air as your psychic shield from an aggressor. One other way to do it is to visualize yourself in the cylinder made of one of the elements, just remember to leave out the top and the bottom of the cylinder open so the cosmic rays and energy rays from earth can easily flow through your body. For certain horoscope signs the use of certain elements can be more effective than the others. For better effect you might want to use the element of your horoscope sign: Fire – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius; Water – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces; Earth – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn; Air – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
One important thing to do when using elements in your psychic defense techniques is to remember the time when you saw one of the elements in action. For example – to power up your wall of fire you can remember a big fire you once saw, for a wall of water you can remember the waterfall that you saw and actually spent some time under ( if your body remembers the water stream falling from above it can make the technique very powerful), for the use of air you can remember a strong wind you once experienced (perhaps you even saw a tornado once), for Earth you can remember how Earth feels when you touch it with you bare hands. Whatever your body experienced with elements will help you make the psychic self defense more powerful.
A lot of websites dedicated to psychic defense talk about the need to practice psychic self defense technique everyday for at least couple of hours. Well, you can, and the practice does make it perfect, however, the most effective way to learn these techniques is to use them when you need to and not live with them all the time by practicing them. One very important thing to remember when using psychic self defense is to turn it off because if you don’t – you will be protecting yourself not only from the negative things, but also from the possible positive things that might be happening to you.
We strongly believe that the best way to learn the skill of psychic self defense is training your creativity, imagination and visualization skills. That way, if the time of using a psychic method of defense comes, you will know what to do and you will be able to do it in the most effective way possible. Just practicing and memorizing the techniques everyday kills the fun of it. And always remember what doesn’t kill you – makes you stronger 😉