Defending one’s dreams against psychic intrusion does not have to be a complicated affair, and follows the principles of defensive magic. For people that choose to be exposed to magical and psychic phenomena, developing good skills in magical dream defense are critical to a good night’s sleep.
Automatic Dream Defense
Most people are automatically protected from magical intrusion into their dreams by virtue of their disbelief in magic and psychic powers.
Those who accept these forces, and especially those who do so unconsciously, may find themselves vulnerable to disturbing dreams, sleep that does not bring rest, and heightened anxiety while waking – all of which may be indicative of a nocturnal, magical problem. Being ignorant of the problem is not always an effective shield against dream attacks.
Shielding one’s mind from magical and psychic attacks does not have to be an activity of constant vigilance, if done properly. The key to effective shielding of one’s mind lies, like in almost all magical working, in good visualization. Clearly picturing a protective shield in your mind will allow you to create one that starts warding your dreams without further thought.
Visualize a Dream Shield
The best way to visualize anything is to use concepts with which you’re already familiar. Spending time trying to picture familiar people or objects in your mind, so clearly that you can perceive every single detail, no matter how minute, is an excellent way to start exercising your imagination and visualization skills.
Most people don’t regularly think about magical wards and protection, so picturing them isn’t so easy. Try using computer imagery - it also has to prepare against unseen attackers.
Think of your dream shield as a firewall. Visualize installing a firewall around yourself, and set the permissions: only certain named people may have access, and perhaps that list is shorter when you’re sleeping and dreaming.
Make sure you establish what happens when someone tries to break the rules with a magical attack or psychic incursion – this is much like a pop-up alert when your firewall detects an incursion on your computer system.
The simpler the rules you create for your psychic shields, the easier you will be able to visualize them, and the easier you will be able to create them.
Maintaining Your Magical Shield
Once your shields are created, they will function like a wall, not needing maintenance unless damaged. The shields will work while you are awake, but more importantly they will act as a psychic dream ward. When a person or entity that is not permitted tries to cross the shield, they will alert the you to the intrusion.
Basic visualization techniques for creating magical shields do not take more than some time to master. No expensive protective amulets or spells are needed.
The occult is packed with many unscrupulous people (at least as many as there are home business scam artists), so be cautious of advice that requires spending money. Good shielding comes from practice and a positive attitude, not gullibility and a fat wallet.