“Psychic Defense” is a phrase I actually abhor, believe it or not. The word Psychic that is.
Remember Miss Cleo? She made a mockery of it, the psychic networks commercialized it, and naysayers have their jokes and skepticism they go after it with.
There are many ways to describe the “seer” but for this post I will go with the word above. Most of you do not even know that you fight a spiritual battle daily.
Reading this as I write, I am marveled at how many people discount Obeah, believing that it “doesn’t exist” or is simply nonsense. Not all Spiritual Wickedness is “Obeah” in the practical sense. Some are your own mother, father, sister, brother, aunts, cousins, neighbour, friend, co-worker… This spiritual battle I speak of is the minds of men and women. More often than not it is the family member who is causing the trouble in the family or who has turned the brightest child of the mother crazy, and it can all be done through “psychic attacks.”
Psychic Attacks are negative energies that are transferred mentally, usually through negative thoughts projected onto another person (jealousy, anger, bad wishes, etc). Psychic attacks can also happen by simply walking into a space where a malevolent entity dwells. I had a client some years ago who could never find or keep a boyfriend. I divined for her and it wasn’t obeah, nor was it Egbe. Instead, it was a spirit who said it had “fallen in love with her” five years ago and has since “married her”. My client remembered that it was 5 years before that her last boyfriend had suddenly packed up and left her house.
Obeah, on the other hand, is the practical act of using negative energy to inflict/manipulate others or change their destinies. But Obeah can also be positive and this is done when that negative energy is reversed and the person affected can now live normally or better.
We know not the power of our minds, some people more than some. It is common for a person not to be happy for another who has more than he does. I have a sister that is the definition/example of this.
My senior sister was using a crimping iron on my hair one day. I wore shorts and she noticed my skin.
“Your skin is brown and pretty,” she told me.
Before I could respond, the crimping iron fell from her hands and right onto my legs. I received severe burns on my leg which took years to fade. What happened here was that although my sister complimented my skin, the comment was fueled by jealousy in her heart. I never knew then that my sister was insecure of her dark skin, but the iron falling onto my legs after the comment was the physical projection of what she truly felt. Not admiration, but anger and perhaps hate.
This is a form of ‘Psychic Attack’, a spiritual attack through mental projection.
It is difficult to escape someone having a negative thought about us, but we can protect ourselves from the effects such thoughts can have.
Often times when you lose your job, a co-worker may have moved you because of his/her dislike for you or his/her anger that you have the position that they don’t believe you deserve. This thought can manifest in your sudden decision to quit, or the quarrel between you and your boss that happened out of the blue, or some silly mistake you would never normally have made.
But this can also have a different effect: The co-worker dislikes you and wants you to leave, but you are spiritually conscious, attuned to your higher self, and have embraced your spirituality – so instead of you leaving, your co-worker has suddenly decided to quit.
What I have described here is the number one way of defending yourself from Psychic Attacks.
- Be Aware. Be Present In Your Life. Embrace Your Spirituality. Be Conscious.
How does this protect you? Because you’ll understand that when you ride the train, bus, or visit a crowded space, you have walked into a pool of many different energies. If one clings to you and life becomes abnormal, you’ll start asking questions and this will send you searching for spiritual answers, and looking for spiritual answers leads you to solution.
When you embrace your spirituality, you become awake, conscious, so you no longer see things the way others do. You come to realize that everything has a spiritual explanation, and this is what needs your attention, what is the spiritual reason?
Many people do not realize this, because the human body is programmed with emotions, so often times when there is an argument brewing, some people will not walk away from it, having to always get the last word in. I have been in situations like that many times, I am a work in progress where this is concerned, but this is something that you must pay attention to.
A person with a bad temper is more likely to be affected by walking into or attracting a negative energy, than a person with a calmer temperament. The negative energy can quickly affect the person with the bad temper, making him angry quickly and causing chaos. The more chaos, the better, as this negativity is like food for this energy, it is like vampire-ism, yes there lives among us are many spiritual vampires, I will deal with this another time . The calmer person is too “closed” for the negative energy to have much success, and without success, there’s no “food”.
There was an old house I once lived with family. In that house there were constant heated quarrels, police visits, fights, bad relationships, just constant chaos and sadness.
One morning I had a vision of an old Italian looking woman with black hair pinned atop her head. She was stout and wore a white dress. If scrooge had a wife this would be her, in her looks. Wearing a disgusting scowl, she shrieked at me in the dream, that this was her house. It was built in 1901 and if we want her to stop the chaos that she has created, then we must give her a certain type of alcohol. She wailed this to me repeatedly until I forced myself to wake up. I called a meeting with everyone and told them what I saw. I am the practical spiritualist, so it was up to me to continue giving her what she demanded in order to keep peace. A part of me resented this, as I grumbled, that “nuh duppy cyaan bad mi up fi gi dem nutten”, but I did what she asked, and the place has been peaceful ever since.
This was a case of a Psychic Attack. This earth bound version of Mama Celeste, who was possibly a racist and a man hater (since no relationship seemed to survive in that house back then) when she had a body, created chaos among all inhabitants of this house. She was probably a drunk in life and now one in death. As you can see, no one threw Obeah toward the household, but an old hag without a body turned everyone against each other day after day…If I had not been among them, it would have continued, but my spirit confronted her in her world, and she begrudgingly confessed and gave me her demand as the solution. Blessed be Orunmila, my Ori, my guides and Osun.
2. Prayer. – Prayer is the key to life! I cannot stress this enough. It matters not if you believe in anything as in man, Spirits or God. Put your words out to the universe and they will hear you. It is prudent to spill positive words, as this will be accepted greatly among the elders who receives them. Negative words are heard and can even be answered, but be mindful of the seeds you sow.
Pray against attacks of any form. This will put all your non-physicals in motion in your defense, there is nothing better in this human world than prayer. It is a spiritual tool, use it.
(Quick fact: When I first began to read people, it was through prayer and song. Words and sound, it was what I used to open up the doors to people lives and with simple prayer, I could see everything).
- Water – Water is the source and there is nothing stronger to cleanse yourself or your home of negative energies, (see my post on water HERE).
Chicken Coop or Pet – If you are in the Caribbean one of the best ways to rid your house of negative influences is to have a chicken coop. Not only does it help you rid yourself or house of negative influences, but these animals take the attack upon themselves and away from you. Don’t be surprised if the animal dies or falls sick suddenly. Our animals often absorb spiritual blows before it can affect us. If where you live cannot accommodate that, get an animal.
Avoid The Colour Red – No one should wear this colour and I know why, but I will not deal with the reasons on any post. Just wearing the color red can get a person killed or ill – yes, it’s that powerful. It can pull millions of malevolent beings which will cause great harm. Avoid it if you can. If you must wear red, blend it with white to calm it down. Remember we are not alone here in this realm, many unseen eyes watches us daily. Colour have specific meanings within the realms unknown.
Be Careful of Your Own Thoughts – Most often you pull negative energies unto yourselves with your bad thoughts of others, or of yourself. There are some people out there with such protection that if you wish bad for them, it is you who will feel it. At times, the problem begins with you.
Wear Crystals – The trick to finding the right Crystal is to pick the one that pulls you. You must be attracted to that particular Crystal and not the one that someone recommends. Crystals are great for creating a shield between you and negative forces. You can avoid a lot with just wearing a crystal everyday.
8. Meditate- When you meditate you open yourself up for answers, you become attuned, connected. This will allow for defense of you and yours. You plug yourself into the universe who is alive and well.
9. Pay homage to mother earth and nature- This space we occupy belongs to the earth which is the womb and also nature, they are one in the same. When you pray, mention them, along with the four cardinal points of the earth, wisdom. Salute the elements, as the Sun holds the secret to our Divine All. There is nothing that is non-physical that visits this realm that can disrespect the earth and nature. If we show our respect, we will be rewarded by them. They will defend us.
10- Honor you ancestors-They are with you daily and will show up in your dreams to warn, heal and care you.
Remember, try never to offend your fellow human, you have no idea who you deem as your enemy is. Some of us here on this planet, are not ordinary people or are even human as you believe (ponder on this), so in all things, be good, try.
There is more to this, but I will see you in class.
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Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.