Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Natural Shields

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Natural Shields

Merry Meet :)))) Today is the final day of our shielding mini workshop. I hope it's been helpful to a lot of you. :)))) Today's topic is natural shields, as it's something all of us use, and we need to be aware of them as they can really affect our emotions.

Many of us haven’t had easy paths in our life. I sometimes wonder if it’s part of our task here as lightworkers, to go through some extra difficulties in life so that we have that experience we can use to help others in the future. I can’t tell you how many of you I’ve worked with that have really come from some tough times. I, personally have had a myriad of experiences in my life, that I realize make me able to identify with a wealth of things that all of you go through. It's definitely strengthened who I am, and made me much more capable to help all of you that come to me. :)))) For every obstacle I've had though, I've also been incredibly blessed and I am definitely grateful for every moment of the life I have. :))))

While learning from these obstacles can be looked upon as a benefit, unfortunately one of the effects of it is that we become experts in natural shielding. I’m sure you’ve all heard it said that someone "puts up walls". We do this naturally with energy as a defense mechanism. Many of us have built little brick houses with iron doors and padlocks to try to protect ourselves. What we wind up with is shutting off our gifts completely and no emotions can get in. Not even the positive ones, which can make things even tougher.

So we really need to be aware if we are doing this. When you wish to remove your normal shield you just visualize taking it down. We can do the same thing with natural shields. Spend some time and really go over yourself to see if you can find any and then take them down. I can tell you that I am a pro at throwing temporary natural shields. If I get into a situation where I am getting hurt, I throw up that brick wall and shut down. Later on I will figure it out by some symptoms I have come to recognize, extreme fatigue, being really cold in temperature, not caring about things as much, and typically you will find me absolutely buried in my work. I can also come across as quite standoffish as no energy is getting in and none is getting out. I have come a long way in learning this about myself, recognizing it, and removing them right away. When I realize I am doing this I take time to ground, and visualize removing all my shields. I then will use a rose shield until I feel I am back to myself. The more you work with shielding, the more you will begin to recognize when and if you do this.

Another type of shield that is natural that I am going to just touch on lightly is weight. This may not apply to all of you, but I know I definitely do it and have watched it happen time and time again. I will pack on weight when I feel threatened, and it honestly has nothing to do with what I eat as I am the type of person who eats less when I am nervous or stressed. It's just something to be aware of. ;) I would get frustrated when I would watch what I eat, exercise a ton, and somehow gain weight. Since my divorce I have lost over 30 pounds, and since he moved out it's literally pouring off. So if this is an issue for you, and it seems like nothing else has ever worked you may need to question if there is someone in your life that you are trying to protect yourself from. Am I saying you need to kick them out of the house? No lol :))))))) Every situation is different. Often just knowing that it's going on, you can change the situation and learn to protect yourself better with normal shields around that person. :))))))

Shielding was the absolute toughest skill for me to master, but I promise you it's worth every moment you put into it. It also swings open the door to understanding energy and really learning how to work with it, which is invaluable as a Wiccan. :)))) I hope this helps all of you! :)))))))

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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