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Open or Closed

Are you ‘open’ or ‘closed’ to spirit?

If you don’t close down in the correct way, you will be vulnerable to psychic attack and negative energy, as well  as experiencing unwelcome psychic and spiritual communication and attention. Some people get stuck in "transmit and receive" mode unawares, and are constantly baffled by the stream of what they see, hear and feel. It’s a bit like living in the middle of a city & leaving your front door wide open with a big sign saying "come in" - someone will eventually come in & take advantage!!

In a situation where you were not previously and consciously aware your third eye was open, do a closing  visualisation anyway to restore peace.  It can never harm you to close yourself down when you assume you are already closed, but it can help you to close down if you have inadvertently ‘opened up’.

Closing Down Exercise

Please be respectful when directing any thoughts or words to Spirit, even if you are scared. Thank Spirit for all they have shown and imparted during your meditation/ sitting/ unintended experience. Ask Spirit (politely and humbly) to withdraw their energies (never use foul language) and thank them for choosing to communicate. Breathe deeply, focus, and visualise your third eye closing/your zip closing/the flowers closing – reverse the exercise you did to open it.  Imagine closing and bolting a secure door on the eye, drawing a heavy curtain across the door. If you go through the same exercises each time you open up and close down it will strengthen your ability to "switch on and off".  Make it unique, and special to you, make it part of your everyday spiritual practice and routine. It is the best self-defence you can give yourself. 

Remember there are some inappropriate times and places for being "open" – so be responsible about it.  Learn where it feels appropriate, and equally as important, get an instinctive feel about when and where not to be open. In the early days of your development especially, take extra care to protect yourself at all times.  Use these techniques every day and given practice you will be safe with the communication you receive. It takes time, so be patient and persevere!! You can do this anywhere, I personally go through my protection with eyes closed and don’t speak out loud – I know other mediums who do theirs eyes open & speaking – whatever suits you is fine!  

You can be sitting, standing or lying down, just as long as you are comfortable and not restricted in any way, as this will distract you. Take deep breaths, allowing the air to come into your body to cleanse and relax you.  Breathe slowly and deeply. Do this until you feel comfortable and relaxed. Visualise a strong, beautiful white ray of light - the light comes from above, it is of the same essence as Spirit, it is pure and filled with love & protection.  You feel the light surround your body, covering you, totally enclosing you in its protection. Now the light forms a bubble, extending to about 2 feet around your whole body starting at the top of your head. It is like a strong elastic white bubble that is full of universal energy and the powerful protection of Divine Spirit. The light is bathing every cell of your body, you are safe here.  Take a deep breath and feel the peace and love as your body completely relaxes in its protective bubble of white light.  Now ask Spirit for protection. Word it as you wish and return to your everyday sense of normality.


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