PRINCIPLES OF SHIELDING
Energetic shields are used for filtration or screening of energies and creating a space of protection. Similar to a bandage, the most safe and effective shields protect from infection while still being breathable.
In all the work we’ve done so far we have emphasized maintaining a lightness of heart and staying centered in love. Shielding is no exception. Remember that your true protection is in the remembrance of yourself as an eternal being of light that cannot be diminished or harmed in any way. Shields are for protection of spaces and fields of body. You are not your body. You don’t need shields, but your body might require them for some time as it is healing.
It is not helpful to make shields from a mindset of fear and needing protection. But it is helpful to make shields to help keep an area clear. Can you feel the difference in the energy of those two intentions?
The shields we are making in this course are solid spheres or orbs of light, not membranes or bubbles. This means that the light of our shields will not only surround, but interpenetrate the area we are shielding. We make these shields to protect the work we have done, and to allow the body to integrate the new energy patterns without interference.
As with other forms of energizing, best practices indicate clearing before shielding. Ideally, the area you’re shielding should be cleared of any cords, congestion, depletion, or leaks and harmonized beforehand. There is a chance that the energy of the shield might have a side effect of resolving some of those things, but don’t count on it. It’s just as likely that adding energy into an uncleared area could cause a healing crisis reaction as described earlier.
That being said, if you feel a shield is required quickly, you can use an invocation to do it. You can either explicitly state an intention to clear congestion, resolve any depletion or leaks, harmonize, and then shield; or you can implicitly trust that when you download a shield from spirit, everything will be handled in the perfect way. Both approaches work.
Shields can be constructed for the biofield, the chakra fields or vortices, or specific areas of the body. You can also shield things like your home, a room therein, a pet, a car, you name it.