Activation and Shielding
Why do it
For many of us, during the years before we understood that we were empaths, we were open, taking on energies, entities and emotions that weren’t ours. Then we’d go through the arduous process of identifying those energies and riding the wave of emotions as we'd clear them from our field. When doing energy work, I can’t express with enough passion the importance of shielding. As you’ve taken on the energy of people over the years, those stories feed into your own.
The real challenge for me was to acknowledge that it was happening. I would intuitively would work on people but at the start, and fore-go the shielding and protection steps because I thought it was cheesy. I associated it with the “flaky new agey” stuff that always turned me off of the greater metaphysical community and so when it came to calling in support and shielding, I wasn’t buying into it myself. I’d roll my eyes then dive deeply into someone’s energy field, do a lot of work and be done.
It’s only now that I understand how we're effected by these fields that I recognize the value of shielding. This is neither superstition nor roll-your-eyes spirituality. It's quantum physics. We each generate and live within our own energetic field and your field has incredible vibrations we interpret as emotions. The more we 'Wake Up', the more sensitive we become to other people's fields. The more we listen to our calling and the global shift in consciousness and intentionality, the more important this shielding, clearing and activating becomes.
This is a fundamental step for doing all manner of energy work, dream work and deeper dream excursions, by beginning with generating your own protective field. The ultimate purpose here is that what we practice and learn in our dreaming shows up in our waking.
I begin all dream work, energy healing and consciousness coaching with this. For youIt all bring us closer to all sorts of beings aside from ourselves. Some have our highest intentions at heart and others don't. Plus, going deeply into dream can bring powerful emotions and memories to the forefront of our consciousness. By generating (charging) our field, we're empowering ourselves to maintain and sustain our own center more easily and fluidly. That allows us to travel all over the dreaming with more clarity and intention.
Here are some great examples of when I do these:
- Before and after practicing dream work (my own or on someone else)
- Before and after practicing energy work (on my self or others)
- Before doing bodywork (intuitive massage & reflexology)
- Before and after coaching sessions
- When I wake and go to sleep (before programming in my dream intentions)
I also employ this exercises before going into busy places; not always, but often
- Farmers markets
- Big stores
- Concerts, bars, clubs, festivals
- Classrooms & workshops
- Buses, trains, planes, boats
The principle motivating me is anytime I'm about to either go deeply into another's emotional and energetic field and thus, open mys own to theirs, into a crowd or crowded event, or compressed space, I generate my own field, first. I don't do this every time, and what's true is that every time I do it, it happens faster and faster. This doesn't need to take any more than a moment. Like the rest of this work, the more attention you place on it, the easier it gets and the more powerful you become.
Chakra activation and energetic rooting
Begin with a few deep breaths. Unlock your knees, straighten your back and remain supple. Drop your shoulders and center your gaze. Feel each of your chakras light up and soften out into spheres. As each energy center grows, allow or invite them to merge until your engulfed in a multi-layered, egg-shaped energy field. From your center, reach out a light cord into the planet. Then curve this line of energy and cycle back up through the earth, in through the soles of your feet, entwining like dna strands as they glide through you and out the other ends in continuous circuit.
Cellular Activation – A self-generated shielding technique I discovered/’received’, during my years of experimentation. This is best practiced, initially, in a space where you can be quiet and undisturbed, and the more familiar with it you become, the more you can invoke this magic whenever and wherever the need arises
Have your back straight, and still supple, with your head straight. Drop your shoulders, and take a few deep nasal breaths, bringing that breath into your abdomen, and then up into your chest. Once you feel centered, breathe normally. Imagine a single cell in your heart. Imagine it to begin glowing, softly, from within. As you breathe, you can add potency to this by envisioning ‘pulses’ of energy to boost this inner glow. If you can feel your heartbeat, you can synchronize these pulses with your heartbeat.
Continue seeing or sensing this light (coming from within; i.e. the light is from Source/God/The Universe), becoming brighter and brighter, until the glow expands beyond the out ‘skin’ of the cell. Allow this to now trigger the cell next to it to likewise glow from within, in the same manner as the first. Repeat this in all directions around the first cell as it domino’s and generates a chain reaction, causing all the cells around it, and then down your legs and to the tips of your fingers and up your spine until your entire body is lit up.
Continue to expand this and strengthen the glow until it extends beyond your skin and expands as far out in every direction (spherically…or egg-shaped), out to arms length.
This field of energy is your sacred space, filled with your energy, your will, and your love. Know that you’ve generated this field, and silently or aloud, declare that only beings with your highest good at heart may enter this field and no others.
The more you feel and imagine this, the stronger it will be. Continue to breathe into it, fueling its brightness, your brilliance, until you're encased in this enveloping field. It’s simultaneously protecting and fueling you.
Call in your support
Speak out loud, mentally and with your feeling center (sacral plexus, heart, third eye and crown), and generate the feeling and image of connecting to Source within yourself. As you maintain your attention there, speak with word or feeling or thought, to beings (non-corporeal) who are your support network. Acknowledge them and thank them for being there as you would a team mate. There may be ascended masters, angels, ancestors, alien consciousnesses, animal spirits and others. Speak to them, softly declaring that only those who have your highest good in their intention may be present. Try not to concern yourself with who they are or if they're real. Don't worry if you feel foolish or even angry or frustrated. Do your best to acknowledge those feelings and stories and keep going. The center of this is your intention of calling to them with the conditions you set. You can add “I choose for this to happen with grace and ease", for good measure.
After you've greeted your crew, at first, that can be enough. The simple act of acknowledging them invites them into your awareness and invites an interaction. So now, just listen and pay attention. They communicate with images, feelings, intuitions and dreams. All of these entities exist in the energetic realms and by tuning into the possibility of their presence, you're inviting all of that support into your life. How will it appear? Have you ever seen the paintings of an Indian standing on ground, and before him is a pool. Instead of water, the pool is deep space, filled with stars and galaxies. As best you can, tune into thhis space by simply putting your attion to it. The breathe into it. Let your awareness of everything else soften and and fade away. Don't worry about it coming back. Simply return your attention to the space within and with time and practice, it will become easier and more habitual. You've heard the phrase, 'The only way out, is through?” This is one way to achieve that. Only, what ou're getting out of is your feeling of being disconnected from your Source. You're never genuinely disconnected. It's impossible. But we often lose our awareness and sensitivty to that connection, as we identify with the physical world around us. You have a body and it's a gift to be honored and experienced. But the body is for us to use, as a tool, to experience existence. It's like a car or a house. But it's not you. Rather then seeking escape out of the body, this exercize invites you to find your connection with Source, within. From this perspective, your connection cannot be lost or severed. It can be forgotten, but all it takes is placing your attention on it, accepting that it's real or accepting the possibility that it's real, sending your breath into it, and being present to it. Then it takes doing it again, and again, until it becomes a new habit.
As you ask for their support in manifesting or seeing or learning or surrendering something, ask for it to happen with grace and with ease. You can also ask for it occur in such a surprising way that you could not confuse with anythign else. You're never alone or on your own unless you want to be. They're only a thought and an intention away. Always. Only those beings and energies that have highest good at soul may enter. I invite you to support me. No other energies may enter. Watch and pay attention each time you invoke this and notice when happens. Do deeper stories surface to be cleaned out or do you feel the gateway open and opened? Do you notice it working? Does something need to be adjusted or deepened. I do it when I'm about to Walmart, big crowds, and anywhere I know I'll want filters in place. Once this is done and alive, you can set additional Intention to the field. This can also be applied to goal setting, focusing on a desire and vision not uet realized.Can you imagiune the results; of applying this magnitude and focus of your attention and energy and resources to giving form to what you've imagined and felt for years?
Remember to ask for this to happen with Grace and Ease. This is the setting of intention to have your emotional and spiritual growth occurr fluidly, effortlessly, without pain, and quickly. This is a speaking to your Source, and guiding to provide to you the flavor of the experience you want. If you have trouble asking for that, then be with that first. This is soo important. Before you can embrace the gift of this new way of processing your emotions and stories, you have to surrender your commitment to the old eway of doing it. This is a graduating from one svhool of thought into a higher, more evolved approach. And the more your practice it, the easier and simpler it will be to accept it. This is the process of letting go of feeling and thinking that you have to earn the right to process this way.