In a lot of books and movies, emphasis is placed on spells that brings one money, power, love, and other good things. In the real world, however, more often than not our spells are a lot less glamorous and instead focus on small things that are important to us.
Since having children, I have found myself doing a lot of protective spells. I worry about my children constantly and since I know that I can’t always be there for them 24/7 (although I would if I could!) I try to do things from time to time that will help me watch over them without my body being there physically.
So what are protective spells and how do they work?
It’s important to remember that there are some things that we simply can’t avoid. As apparent, this is difficult for me to adjust to, but logically I know it’s true. Still, there are many accidents that could have been avoided and some extra protection never hurt.
A good time to use a protective spell would be when you feel threatened yourself, when you know that you or your loved ones are going to be in a situation that requires extra caution, or when you have done everything humanly possible to avoid disaster and just need a little extra help.
For example, my oldest child recently went on a hike with a friend of the family. Now, I knew that he wouldn’t be scaling the Grand Canyon, but he’s little and I’m a mother and those things make me worry. So I placed a protective spell on him to ensure his safety while he was gone.
On the other hand, I have sometimes found myself in a vacant parking garage or walking down a city street at night and while I don’t have any logical reason to be afraid, I will sometimes do a quick protective spell around myself to make sure that I make it back in one piece.
There are also protective spells that you can do on your home. These are particularly useful if you’re moving into a new place or if your place has negative energy that you want to get rid of. Burning sage is a simple technique that can help you wash out the negative vibes. Just don’t forget to do the corners because pesky spirits like to hang out there.
Sometimes, if the energy is very bad, you’ll have to do it more than once. And there are still times when someone might enter your house with less than honorable intentions. But with a protective spell you can hopefully take the power of some of those intentions away.
There are some people that have protective symbols that they wear either on a daily basis or when they need a little something extra. A friend of mine has a pentagram necklace that she wears when she is feeling like she needs some extra help. I have a ring that I wear on occasion for the same reason. For you, it might be a scarf, hat, bracelet, or even a pair of shoes.
The important thing to remember when wearing something like this is that a lot of the energy comes from you and not always from the actual item itself. You should really do protective rituals on it from time to time to ensure that it continues to maintain its power.
If you are out walking down the street and feel a little uneasy, then you don’t have to stop in the middle of what you’re doing, bring out the crystals and the incense, and perform a ritual right there on the sidewalk. Instead, you can quickly imagine a powerful white light filled with love, safety, and positive energy around you. This might take a bit of control, but it’s also very helpful in warding off negative energy that might be coming your way.
When you’re doing a protective spell, you want to be very careful that you place the emphasis on good and not evil. So what do I mean by this? Well, you don’t want to toss the bad stuff onto someone else. For instance, you don’t want to wish safety to one person by hoping that the bad stuff instead happens to someone else.
As with anything else, there is only so much that you can actually control. If something bad does occur, it’s no reflection of your power or an indication that you did something wrong. Unfortunately, bad things will still happen from time to time and in many instances they were out of our control.
I look at a protective spell like I do a seatbelt. It’s better to have one on and offer yourself some protection than to not wear one and suffer the consequences.
Here is hoping that all of your loved ones remain safe, secure, and loved.
Your Warm And Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”