Psychic Protection for Spirit Work


A little while back , we discussed some of the methods you can use for clearing yourself in the first place, and also how to protect your personal energy field. So if you haven’t already, I would suggest to go back and read this as well. You can find it here.

If you work in any way with spirit, either human spirits, the fae, thought or life forms like egregores, for example, or even the darker, heavier energy beings, I feel it is necessary to up your protection game a bit.

And at this point we come back to the very basics, yet often forgotten due to the fancy work of crafting, very elaborate rituals, or other wondrous concepts.


  • Know thyself 



This can be very deep work, to fully understand yourself, your own emotions and your own thoughts. It also includes shadow work, which I often see just as getting to know yourself better and own all of your sides. The better you know yourself, the better you understand which is yours and which is not. This is also important for highly sensitive people and empaths. Often when a thought or life form influences you, or even if a heavy energy being is around you, you might experience heightened feelings of anxiety and worry much more. Perhaps you start swearing more while you usually don’t swear. You might retreat while usually you are quite social. Maybe you even change what you consume, either you watch more violence on TV, you eat different food, you might spend more time doom scrolling, start buying things you truly don’t need, etc. These changes can be quite subtle at first, therefore it is so important to know yourself. 

To get to know yourself better, exercises like journaling can be helpful, or meditation, or simply being more mindful and more present. After all, we are quite often distracted. 

Ask yourself many questions about your personality traits and be brutally honest. Learn about what your core values are and why they are important to you.

Pay attention to your inner dialogue, especially when you are calm and after you cleared yourself. Is it calmer? Are you very critical? Does it become harsher after certain interactions?

Dig deeper into your emotions. What lies beneath the impatience, the frustration, or anger? Is there any grief hidden deep within? 

Give yourself time to get to know yourself better, make time for this new friendship. Then you will be able to notice if there are any outside influences.



  • Boundaries

Another point of protection is setting boundaries. Especially if you work with spirits, it is important to be very clear about what you will allow and what is a breach of these boundaries. State them out loud and stick to them. You might be intrigued to work with spirits, or perhaps even the faeries, but perhaps you don’t want them in your home. That is totally okay, and you should tell them. You can create either a physical space for them outside, or perhaps consider creating a space for them on the astral plane. Also make clear if you don’t want them to enter your dreams. Darker or heavier energy beings love to feed on fear and can influence your dreams. So if you don’t want nightmares, tell them to keep out, shout it if you must. Be respectful toward each being, but communicate clearly with them. Sometimes we also come across some tricksters. You can also make them understand not to mess with your electricity and not to steal your possessions. Faeries often like to borrow your things, but when you give them regular offerings, that should do the trick. If anything disappears, ask them to return it, and offer something else instead. 

Also, be clear that any of the spirits you work with are not to mess with your pets, your children, your partner, or anyone else you live with. You can tell them if they don’t honor your boundaries that you will make them leave. 

Even darker beings can honor these boundaries if you have a proper relationship with them.


  • Wards



If we talk about boundaries, I can also mention wards. You can set up your wards around your property if you don’t want any spirits in your home. You can use very simple things like sticks or stones as wards, but also figurines can become a ward if you choose so. But it is important to clear your space before you set up wards. Otherwise you trap all the yuck inside your home. 

Be clear about your intention. What do you need them for, what should they protect you from? 

Perhaps you want to meditate on this and write it down later. 

Then you can use visualisation techniques to bring them to life. Imagine them in a way that makes sense to you. You can also use consecrated oil or water to draw protective symbols on them. Use clear language as you activate your wards. 

It is also important to charge them regularly. Choose a cycle that makes sense to you. That can be every full or new moon, weekly, or for each of the festivals. To charge them, you can state again their purpose and/or use visualization. If you are a Reiki practitioner, you can also charge them with Reiki.

If you want more details about how to create wards, let me know.



  • Guides 


And last but not least, you can always ask your guides to be with you and to protect you. You are not alone and you only need to ask. These guides can be anything, from angels to faeries, over to dragons or your ancestors. If you give off the vibe that you can do it all alone, they might just take a step back and let you figure it out for yourself, but if you ask them to watch over you, they will not deny you this request. Perhaps you don’t even know your guides yet. Then it is a good time to connect with them more deeply, get to know them, establish a relationship with them. But you can already ask them for their protection. If you work with deity, you can also ask them for protection and guidance. However, do not just take from them, offer something in return. What that could be is for you to figure out as you deepen your relation with them.

You can also strengthen the relationship with your Guardian of the Home and ask them to help you to protect it. 



As you see, there are many ways to protect your space and yourself and family.

If you have any questions, or any other ideas about how to protect yourself in your magical practice, feel free to connect with me.


I hope your world is kind

Much Love,



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