Casting Instructions for ‘Grounding and Personal Shielding’
If you’re new to protecting begin this ritual at the first visible crescent of the waxing moon and then repeat every day for one lunar cycle. This will set the shield firmly in your subconscious mind, which will then keep the shield automatically. Later, repeat the ritual monthly in the full moon or whenever you feel the need. If desired, this ritual can be performed in solar zenith on the afternoon of the first crescent, and on the day of the full moon.
Step 1: moderate protection incense and sit comfortably, with back straight (don’t strain). Anoint your third eye and your solar plexus chakra with the oil. Breathe deeply and evenly for 9 breaths. Feel yourself become more and more comfortable with each breath.
Step 2: Continue breathing easily while visualizing your spine as the trunk of a great willow. Feel your roots extend from the base of your spine deep into the Earth to anchor you securely to the floor.
Step 3: With each inhale, begin to draw power and energy up from deep inside the Earth. Feel it rising up through your spine, filling your entire body like sap rising up through a tree. Feel this energy penetrating every cell of your body.
Step 4: Now visualize great branches sprouting from the top of your head and sweeping gracefully back down to touch the Earth like a royal willow, completely encircling, shielding and protecting you. Feel the energy you’re drawing up from the Earth spray from the top of your head like a fountain, to flow down through your branches and back to the Earth, forming a protective sphere of energy and power around you. Watch yourself comfortably centered within this easily flowing, continuously circulating energy world.
Step 5: Reach out with your mind and take hold of this energy sphere. Gradually draw the world in around your body, concentrating it there like a second skin. Continue drawing energy up, layer upon layer like an onion, until it’s concentrated to a thickness of approximately 12 inches. KNOW that nothing beneficial or harmful can penetrate this shield with no conscious consent.
Step 6: Once the shield has settled comfortably into position state:
I call for you, (name of deity), and to you, (name of Dragon), my companion(s)! I ask that You touch this shield with Your abilities that they may mix with mine.
Visualize more energy coming from all around you to join with the energy making up the shield until it is so bright you cannot see through it. At some point there will be a blinding flash and the shield will become clear to your sight. The shield is now complete and fully operational. When this happens, say:
I thank you, my Lord/Lady, and I thank you, my Dragon buddy(s) to your power and assistance. I am now and forever protected from all outside influences, emotions, thoughts, and energies that may come to do me harm. Nothing and nobody can penetrate this protective shield with no direct conscious permission. So mote it be!
Thank your friend(s) and close ritual as usual.