I've been asked to create a thread about shields. I often talk about "shields up!" around here, and often forget some of you don't know how to build them or even what they truly are. I'm going to start this thread very simple for that reason. Everything is energy. It's now been proven with science that our minds and INTENTIONS play a huge part in creating and influencing the world around us. I've posted the science on this several times before. Keeping that in mind, let's say you walk into a room with several people. Most of the people are sending out good energy...the positive stuff...when you walk in. But you suddenly feel uneasy and can feel something negative. Someone in that room is sending that energy out. That is the negative energy that you wish to block from affecting you. Likewise, when you have entities that may be wishing to make contact, those negative ones send their energy out and try to latch on. Once again, you want to "block" that energy. Shields are "walls" or blockades. You may have heard about the "white light" of protection that is from God/Source. This is what I would recommend you "see" around you. I'll explain the "how" in a moment here. It's as much about your intentions of blocking that energy as it is about how you do it. In putting up shields, you are letting the universe/energy know that you will not accept that energy to influence you or touch you. There are many ways, some advanced, to put up shields. If you ever feel unable, too tired, or too overwhelmed to put up your own, ask St. Michael the Archangel for protection. However, it's best for you to know how to move this energy around you, and it's so very, very simple to do, honestly. Just takes a bit of practice! After some working with it, it will become a natural habit. Remember, your INTENTION moves energy. Clear your mind, either in a meditative state or simply by sitting quietly and thinking of love surrounding you. Feel the goodness that brings to your heart and soul. Now, in your mind, see the image of white light. Many people visualize this as a white, shining ball that surrounds them. Breathe deeply and see that white light surrounding you as you walk through your day. See it as the barrier to all negativity that may be aimed your way. See this light staying with you and shining outward with love. If you believe in God, see this as God's energy that protects you. Once you feel confident that this surrounds you, breathe in deeply again and thank God or the universe for being there to shield you. Whenever you feel like negativity is coming in again, do the above to reinforce that shield. The energy actually does surround you and protect you, but you may need to do this daily or even several times a day to maintain them at first. Those who are advanced with working with shields are able to drop them and raise them very quickly. Working with shields takes discipline and commitment to master the technique, but once you do, you will feel a change in how you go about your day, knowing that negativity does not have to influence your life. This is just a very basic beginners way to use shields, but I hope this helps explain the basic process.