Just after I had my first baby in 2003, I started getting anxiety attacks. Oddly enough, they generally occurred in super crowded areas like malls, stores and supermarkets.
Coincidence? I think not. All of those places have a lot in common and people who are shopping give off a very distinct type of energy. Most times, everyone’s energy combines into one overwhelming chaotic and choking soup. Unless you know how to handle it.
At the same time, back then, I was completely oblivious to spirituality and in the dark to any coping skills.
The First Time I Used An Energy Shield
Was pretty much a disaster.
In 2011, I was working at a little engineering company as the receptionist, which means I was at the bottom of the hierarchy. I was called into a conference call meeting with head office. My start time was changing from 8:30 to 8:15 am. However, as a single mom, this was going to put a lot of strain on me to make it to work on time. I tried to change the time back to 8:30. Work wouldn’t budge. I felt humiliated and angry, and in front of people at head office too. No one was listening to me. After the meeting I cried in the stairwell for several minutes.
I vowed to approach the next meeting more in control and composed. I started searching online and found something called energy shields.
I prepared myself before the next work meeting. I visualized a silver shield like a bubble around me and maintained it for the entire meeting. It worked! Inside my bubble I felt safe. I could speak coherently out loud and felt confident. I was so relieved.
Unfortunately, after the meeting ended, I was exhausted. It took so much energy to maintain the shield, I used up all of my energy reserves.
At the end of the meeting, I ran to the stairwell and experienced the same rainfall of tears that I had previously.
Now I Get It
There’s a trick to it.
To this day I need to watch my attendance in crowded places. Luckily, I’ve figured out how energy shields work!
Before, I was trying too hard. I went into that meeting extremely conscious of the shield and worked hard to maintain it. I ended up defeating its purpose.
It’s better to set it and forget it.
It’s actually super easy. All I do now is:
- Remember to set up my shield with an intention before entering any crowded space.
- Think or say “protective shield up" while visualizing my space bubble appearing around me, about 1 to 2 feet out from me symmetrically and transparent, with a beautiful outer coating that sometimes has a colour tinge (like green—my favourite colour, or rainbow-y).
- Have absolute faith it’s working and let it go (let it do its job while you go about your business).
Every single time I set up my shield in this way, I’m so happy after and usually I end up recalling, “oh right, I remembered to set up my shield!”
It makes all the difference in being able to go about your day and not only handle public outings well, but actually enjoy them.
Good luck fellow sensitives!