Under Attack!Why is it that some people frequently seem to be under 'psychic attack' and others seem to be oblivious to it? Is it just that some people feel it more, or are others better protected?
by Linda Johnson
7th February 2004
I am frequently asked which crystal can be bought to protect one from psychic attack or for personal protection. While crystals can certainly help alleviate the symptoms, overall the problem will not be solved unless you address the underlying cause - and that will take some personal effort and responsibility.
So, what is psychic attack? Even if you don't feel specifically 'attacked' on some level it is worth doing the exercises as problems may manifest in other ways, such as dis-ease. Some of the reasons for an attack on your personal field/space/aura may include the following:-
- karmic return to you or your ancestry
- unprovoked attack by another in the form of karmic manipulation, spells, curses
- attachments between yourself and another
- entities and thoughtforms already in, or attracted to your field
Once you are aware of how the problem may have been caused you can take steps to rectify the underlying cause and protect yourself from similar problems in the future. This is where it may be useful to learn to use a pendulum (see previous article) - and making sure you have done your grounding preparation, contact your higher self to help pinpoint the problem.
Many of the things that happen to people, which they presume are attacks or bad luck, are in fact cycles of karma returning. For a long time on Earth and due to the shortened lifespans and the lack of awareness of humanity, karma tended to carry over into future lives. This compounded the problem, as future selves were unaware of this carried-over karma and unwittingly added more. They would see themselves as 'victims' of whatever happened to them, thinking they had done nothing to deserve bad luck and problems.
Now the buck has stopped, as Earth is on her return journey upwards in vibration. All species who are accompanying Earth in her 'ascension' - including humanity - must clear all outstanding and unfinished business. This means that any new karma you generate in this life must now be cleared and balanced in this life - not carried forward, and all ancestral karma that was left unfinished must now be cleared as well.
Is this your problem? Are you responsible for your ancestors misdemeanors? Yes, we all are. We are genetically the sum of our ancestors. You carry in your cells not only their physical attributes but their cellular memories and the karma that must be released and brought to balance.
Many humans are now also rising in vibration with the Earth. This not only gives them a new intellectual interest in spiritual things, but will also awaken new understandings and new ways of viewing the world.
Another thing that happens as you rise up in vibration, is you start touching on new vibrational bandwidths and can access and release information and memories, thoughts and feelings that you previously had no access to. You may start remembering previous lifetimes, or feel the pain, panic or love from these ancestral memories. If you are unaware of where these are coming from, you may think they are external to you and if the feeling or thoughts are unfamiliar, you may think somebody else is sending them to you.
Much of what currently awakening spiritual people feel is not actually psychic attack from the outside, but karmic release from the inside. This is where being able to pendulum or muscle test can help you pinpoint where this is coming from and then how best to treat it.
For example, if you simply asked for a crystal for protection from psychic attack, it may not be any help. What you may have needed was a crystal to help release feelings and sooth the associated emotions. Or something to help you stay grounded while doing release work.
So what do you have to do with this ancestral karma? Mostly you simply go with the flow and let it release out through you. You don't usually have to live through it. You are just the living conduit. If you are able to look within you may be able to tune into what's coming up and you can state 'I intend to release all ancestral karma ready for release today' on a daily basis and visualise this happening in your own way.
As you release, pull the pink colour of Forgiveness through your field from the Earth as the thoughts, lives and feelings flow out. Some things may take longer to release than others, and sometimes you will encounter them again as you move up to higher vibrational bandwidths, in so doing moving further back through time.
It sounds like a lot of work to do, but remember you are not alone. You are physically related to hundreds of thousands of other humans sitting at various bandwidths of vibration who are currently helping release this karma as well. It's just that many of them don't know it. Now that you do, you are also in a position to have your ancestors help you. When they have finished releasing their karma, invite them to merge their gifts and talents with you and you'll discover all sorts of new interests!
There are also a small group of humans known as 'Mapmakers' who have been working hard for the last few years to keep ahead of the human vibrationary rise and release the really serious karma so that humanity has a safe map to follow as they ascend.
Other Karmic Return
There may be other, more direct karma returning from things you have done consciously or unconsciously in this life or immediate past or parallel lives. Just because you don't remember, or it doesn't return in the same way it was sent, don't think it was unprovoked.
Karma is not some person sitting in judgement of you. It is an energy that flows and must come to balance before it can move on. What flows in one direction will also flow in another direction before it comes to balance. Unconscious karma may, for example, be repaid in the unconscious (you may remember it in a dream) and not played out on the physical plane. Again, being able to use a pendulum or muscle test will tell you that this is why you had this seeming 'bad dream' and that it is not necessarily a sign that something bad will happen to you.
By asking your higher self whether the karmic return you have felt, dreamed or lived through was in fact justified and has brought everything back into balance, means you don't make the mistake of thinking you are a 'victim' and doing something that will perpetuate that karma through revenge. Once karma has been released, let it go with love and forgiveness and it will not need to repeat. You will also find yourself 'lighter' of heart and vibration and able to move up in bandwidth once the old karma and patterns are no longer holding you back.
UNPROVOKED OR UNJUSTIFIED ATTACK
After you've checked or meditated on the above information, if you find your problem is none of the above, you may have a manipulation to deal with.
A 'Karmic Manipulation' is when some other person or entity consciously or unconsciously sends karma to you that is not yours and not your ancestors'. This is so that they don't have to deal with it themselves and it now becomes your problem. This tactic has worked for thousands of years so that some families or lineages have all the good luck while others seem to pay the price.
Well, again the buck has stopped due to Earth's ascension and you have the right to send back any karma that is not your own. You cannot release it anyway as it is not yours. It just keeps coming back. Only the person or lineage that generated the karma can release it. If you determine that a karmic manipulation has taken place, you can 'Intend to send this karma back to whoever it belongs to for release'. You may be able to work out who has done it and 'ban them from your field'.
As part of your regular intents, you can include: "I command True Spiritual Law in all interactions. All manipulated karma is null and void". This will help stop this sort of thing happening again.
The above problems are far more likely what spiritually aware people are feeling in their fields at this time, especially as they increase in vibration. However, there are sometimes deliberate attacks made towards others by people who do not understand the laws of karma.
I frequently see (mostly young) people attracted to the glamour and idea of witchcraft and keen to cast spells for personal benefit without understanding or caring where these spells go or that they may be manipulating the free will of another, or even harming another. A true witch knows to 'harm none' and understands the laws of karma, and that what goes out from you will return.
A spell or curse is a form of intent that sends out a thoughtform, entity or pattern. It could be to the universe, to the Earth or nature kingdoms or to another person. Before sending anything out to another person - even if it is seemingly for their own good - you need the permission of that person either directly or indirectly via your higher self and theirs. If you have permission to send them love and healing then this will also return to you as all things must come to equillibrium. Equally, if you send out hate, manipulation and pain to another it will return to you, whether they are aware of it or not.
Using manipulation to achieve results for yourself will certainly not contribute to your spiritual growth and as people around you rise more in vibration you will find only the lower entities drawn to you, causing more problems.
For those on the receiving end of such manipulations, there are things you can do. The first thing is to determine with your higher self that a spell or curse is the problem as it's far more likely to be something else you're feeling unless you suspect somebody of doing this to you. You may also be carrying over such spells and curses from your ancestors from a time when this sort of thing was far more common.
Again, your spiritual growth and rising vibration will help bring these things to the surface to be released. Once this has been done, keeping the field clear, clean and protected should stop these things taking hold again and make them easy to spot if they do. Also increasing your vibration through your continual release work will put you into a bandwidth where you will are less likely to be bothered by these low-level problems. See the section on Entities (below) for tips on how to release entities, spells and curses.
I have written previously about the etheric attachments that form between people, places and objects. When attachments remain between people they become a conduit for draining energy from the full to the empty, which is usually from the person who has made the effort to energise to the one who is an energetic vampire. They can also send pain, guilt, fear and any number of thoughts and feelings that aren't even yours.
They also drain away gridwork from your etheric body where the attachment is attached, depleting the area of chi and leading to dis-ease. Often these problems can be perceived as a psychic attack when strong emotions flare up. You can muscle test or pendulum whether what you are feeling is in fact an attachment and then take steps to clear and release this (see previous article).
The more attachments you carry, the more conduits for potential problems and loss of energy and gridwork. This will also slow your ascension (vibrational rise) as your lightbody is trying to build more gridwork and maintain the energy and vibration. Releasing attachments goes hand in hand with spiritual growth.
ENTITIES AND THOUGHTFORMS
Just as there are parasites in your physical body, your etheric body will be carrying hangers-on as well. Just as you shower to clean your physical body each day, you should also make an effort to clear your etheric body too. Otherwise all the muck you are carrying around will block areas in the etheric body, gridwork, chakras and meridians from receiving their chi and eventually affect the physical body.
There may also be thoughtforms that can affect your mental body and health. You know when you try to meditate and all those thoughts keep butting in? Some of them aren't even yours!
When words are spoken or thoughts are thought, a 'thoughtform' is projected out. It might just stay in your field, float around randomly, or it may be directed at or about somebody. Every time you watch TV or a movie or read a book you generate thoughtforms. Many of them are as mindless as the subject matter, some are loving and some are nasty or violent.
When you live or work in close proximity to other people you are subject to not only the thoughtforms you generate but those you come into contact with. You may be minding your own business and suddenly think something nasty about someone, or suddenly think to call an old friend, or think of a movie. If you try to meditate, all these things are randomly popping into your mind.
So what can you do? Firstly - think about the thoughtforms you are generating, about yourself, about other people, the sort of entertainment you watch and read. Intend to clear from your field all thoughtforms that are not your own and visualise a barrier to keep them out and bouncing off. Ground to the Earth and ground out any dark thoughts and feelings and fill your field with light from above. The Silver Rain Visualisation is a good daily practise to clear and protect your field.
The advantage of clearing your field of dark thoughts is that you don't attract more and compound the problem.... which brings us to the next subject - entities.
Like attracts like, and if your field is full of dark thoughtforms from all the horror movies you watch, don't be surprised if dark little entities come in to enjoy the space you've provided. They also are attracted by the ungrounded fields of regular drug users and alcohol drinkers (you can see them take over after a few drinks). They also attach themselves at times when your resistance is low such as during illness, grief or stress.
Now most entities we carry are not evil, they are just lost little souls or fractured pieces of soul. Sometimes we will have people hanging around who have passed over but not sure where they are - especially if they have led very physical lives without much spirituality, or if you are still keeping cords of attachment to them. Spirits who died with addictions will also hang around live addicts trying to satisfy cravings. Often the spirits of dead babies will stay with the mother after miscarriage or abortion blocking the abdominal region. The variations of entities in the etheric is wide and varied.
The first thing to decide is whether or not you want these entities with you. Even though they are draining your energy and will cause physical problems, some people are not ready to let them go. Remember: They only stay with your permission... and all of them have homes to go to where they should already have gone. If you want them to leave you must be firm. Bear in mind that some health problems, energy blockages and spiritual growth will not improve as long as they stay in your etheric system.
Try to see for yourself during meditations, areas of darkness in your etheric body by shining in the light. Mental thought, intent and visualisation can work wonders in clearing your field. You can talk to them and they will hear you. They are mostly just frightened so be kind.
Dark entities can be sent down to the Earth, lost souls can be sent to the light - those who have passed over can be sent with love to their guardians who will help take them home. ETs can be sent back in their spacecraft. Curses may look like little goblins - these can be sent back with love to whoever sent them. Thoughforms can be dissolved, attachments can be released, and little etheric machines which look like boxes can be removed and crushed.
With practise you can see these things as you scan your field regularly with your inner eye. If you have trouble seeing them, your intent to remove any of these things while running light through your field, between your gridwork, out your chakras and into the Earth will help. When finished make yourself a protective bubble or egg before venturing out into the world.
If you need extra help with your clearing, crystal healing and other forms of energetic healing can be very helpful, especially for the initial clearing when lots of work may need to be done.
Allowing more light into your field and spring cleaning the muck will assist in your ascension and the building of your lightbody. However, after a while, when your field is clean you will feel the constant pressure of the muck coming from the other people around you. You'll spend more time dealing with that than with your own work. This too, can give the impression of psychic attack.
Ultimately you will need to move away from the cities and big towns to the open spaces where your field can spread out in nature without the pressure of wall-to-wall humanity and the physical and etheric pollution they generate.
Ground yourself, clear your field daily including whatever intentions you need to include and make an egg around yourself. Wean yourself off violent entertainment, gossip and attachments to others. Generate nice stuff and nice stuff will come back to you.
As to what crystals you need, I always tell people just to use written descriptions as a starting point or as a guide. No two will be the same and each channel has found a slightly different use for the stones according to their own guidance - see what you are drawn to. Learn to pendulum and ask your own guidance which stones you need for the work you are currently doing.
Get a few different stones to use as chakra stones during your meditation and to hold and meditate with. Use them to bring in more light in dark areas, and help move stuck energy. Use them in conjunction with your inner work in co-operation with the Mineral Kingdom rather than expecting them to do the job for you, and you'll open up a whole new world.
Copyright 2004 Linda Johnson www.newage.com.au