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WTF is Scrying?

Scrying is the practice of staring into a reflective surface – a mirror, stone, even water – to catch glimpses of the future. It’s a divination technique that has been used throughout the ages. 

Historical examples:

  • Nostradamus practiced scrying by staring into a bowl of water which reflected light to see the future while he was entranced.  
  • Scrying is referenced in the Hebrew Bible (Book of Genesis, Ch. 44).  
  • In ancient texts of Persia, scrying is referenced as used by the ancient mythological kings for observing all of the layers of the universe.
  • And in the late 1820s, the Latter Day Saint movement was founded based, in part, on what was said to be information obtained miraculously from the reflections of seer stones which helped the founder receive revelations to translate the Book of Mormon. 
  • Scrying is written into folklore throughout history. For example the children’s game “Bloody Mary” is based on the scrying technique.

How to Scry

Gather your tools

  1. You will need a reflective object, such as a mirror, seer stone or crystal ball. This will actually allow you to catch a glimpse of things to come if you continue on your current path.
  2. Set a candle behind you. This should be the only light in an otherwise dark room.
  3. Cover the table you are going to use with a black cloth or piece of fabric.
  4. Place the object you chose to use for scrying on top of the table.

Set the tone

Start by warming up and getting into your meditative space. Relax, chant, meditate or practice mindfulness to remove unwanted thoughts.

Begin

When you are ready, open your eyes and look into the surface of your scrying tool. Your focus should shift past the surface to a point somewhere approximately five or six inches beyond. This may or may not work for you, but it is the best way to shift your focus for scrying. 

Have you ever looked at those pictures that are completely composed of colored dots or splotches and had to look past the surface to see the three-dimensional image in the picture? This is the same principle.

Try to keep your mind blank, open it to whatever may be shown to you, unless you are scrying for the answer to a specific question. 

Your eyes will want to blink. That is all right. Let them blink and regain your shift in focus. When you are first beginning, try to keep your scrying time to no more than ten or twenty minutes. If you are not successful, put it away and try again another time.

Images may come to you in any number of forms. At first, you may only get a cloud or mist. This may eventually part to allow images to come through, or it may just move in one direction or another in answer to yes or no questions.

If you do see images, they may be simple symbols left open for interpretation. These symbols are personal and are not the symbols you may find written in a book. For instance, a dog may generally symbolize loyalty or protection, but if you are fearful of dogs, it would mean something entirely different to you.

Some people also see moving pictures as though they are watching a movie. But that’s not common, especially when you are first beginning.

Scrying is a learned skill, much like mediation, and comes with practice. Don’t give up if it does not work on the first attempt. 

Scrying products and ritual supplies like candles, crystals and smudge can be found at our Witchy Women Shoppe to help you on your journey.

Have you tried scrying?  Drop us a note and tell us about your experience. We’d love to hear from you.  


Witchy Women Magic Shoppe is a woman-owned, ethical, sustainable and philanthropic metaphysical supply shoppe. Our mission is to support healing, growth and restoration of people and the planet.

All our handmade products are infused with frequency 528Hz – the frequency of miracles and love – thought to resonate at the core of everything. It connects the heart and spirit with Divine Harmony.

This sound has been used since ancient civilizations to manifest miracles, bring blessings, and harness a healing property. It is now available to you in every candle, oil, potion, herbal blend, spray, soap or salt.

Energy Healing: How To Protect Yourself

Energy Vampires

Energy Vampires are people who literally suck the life force out of you. 

They can be your family members, your friends and your co-workers. And YOU may even be one yourself. They suck your vital energy, deplete you and cause emotional, physical, mental and spiritual pain. 

Spiritual purification and cord-cutting are some tools that can keep the vampires away, along with strong boundaries.

An Energy Vampire is a person that steals other people’s energy because they are living their life in a victim consciousness and believe that everything happens TO them. Living in this manner is extraordinarily disempowering. So, in order for them to feel better about themselves, they attach themselves to another person’s energy field, creating an unhealthy relationship. 

In order for an Energy Vampire to attach themselves to your energy body, they form cords attaching the two of you together. These cords are not visible to the naked eye, but they can be seen with the psychic third eye. 

When they need a boost, they unconsciously steal your energy instead of using their own. These cords are also like highways – they run both ways. That means you’ll also receive their energy whether it is positive or negative. At an unconscious level, you have allowed the vampire to attach to your energy body through these cords. 

It is imperative that you sever those cords, and sometimes a spiritual purification is required for your well-being.  

How to recognize an Energy Vampire 

  • They need you to be their therapist or rescuer, fixing their problems
  • They may try to manipulate you to get things their way
  • They have a “poor me” attitude
  • They can be a drama king/queen
  • They may blame you for things and try to guilt you
  • They can be vindictive and put you down
  • They may try to control you/your life
  • They may feel lonely or abandoned
  • They may feel they have been rejected
  • They need constant reassurance
  • They do not like to be alone
  • They seek nurturing or feel they need to be taken care of
  • They are often low energy and fatigued

How to know if you’re being psychically attacked

You may experience some of their traits, as well as loss of energy, muscle tension, irritability, depression, a small or diminishing aura, or an aura with holes or leaks, and more. 

You may also take on the attitude of the Energy Vampire: negative, sullen and frustrated. It should be noted that it is possible to have these symptoms from other causes, as well. 

Unfortunately, too many people are unaware of their energetic bodies and how they operate. Once people start taking responsibility for creating their own lives and taking back their personal power, this won’t be as prevalent. 

How to protect yourself

You can take steps to prevent an Energy Vampire from attaching. First, you need to become aware of which individuals deplete your energy and limit your contact with them. 

But simply not being in their physical presence does not stop them from draining you. You need to release all the negative emotions that you carry within yourself. If you hold anger, hurt, jealousy, etc., inside your being, it’s like being shackled to a ball and chain, holding you hostage with your own creation. 

Releasing negative emotions brings freedom. Fear is the robber of peace. If you’re holding disharmony in your energetic body, it will make you vulnerable to darkness and confusion. Being aware of this is empowering. 

Favor? Do not go into fear now that you are aware. Simply take the steps to protect yourself. 

Darkness consists of anything that is of a lower or heavier vibration, such as anger, fear, depression, jealousy, hatred. When angry thoughts are directed at you, they can penetrate your weak and vulnerable areas like arrows. They take away your clarity and fill you with confusion and drain your energy. 

Tools to empower yourself 

Cord-cutting 

This should be done regularly – sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly – and more often when we are going through a stressful period. These cords should be cut from our loved ones, as well. No cord attached to anyone or anything is good.

Take a few deep, cleansing breaths, in through the nose and out through the mouth. Call upon Source, Spirit, God, the Universe, or your guides, and ask for assistance in cutting all cords attached to your being. 

Visualize positive energy (often seen as bright light) swirling around your entire being, severing all the cords. Know that no cord can remain intact, and they are returned to where they came from. When you feel the process is complete, thank Source and your guides for their assistance. It is done.

Physical steps for purification

  • Burn all relevant photographs or objects holding memories of the person, place or situation
  • Write down feelings of frustration, anger, hurt, fear, etc., and burn the paper or bury it. DO NOT give it to the person. 
  • Clear all the clutter from every room of your home. Rule of thumb: If you haven’t used it in 6 months, it’s not likely you will. Get rid of it.
  • Clean and, if necessary, redecorate. Bringing nature indoors is fabulous energy.
  • Check for books or pictures that have negative energy. Surround yourself with high vibrational objects instead, like spiritual books, spiritual pictures, plants, fresh flowers, etc.
  • Smudge with sage, cedar and sweetgrass and invoke the help of Source, your guides and your Higher Self.
  • Cleanse and purify your crystals and dedicate them to the Light.
  • Light candles and use high vibrational pure essential oils.

If you can’t sever ties with an Energy Vampire

Sometimes Energy Vampires are relatives. Sometimes, we co-parent with an ex-partner who is an Energy Vampire. This is where we can’t completely cut ties, but we CAN ensure we have strong boundaries to protect ourselves. 

A boundary is a personal guideline for how you expect other people to treat you and what you are willing to accept. Boundaries are necessary in all healthy relationships. They tell others what is okay and what is not okay for you. You are responsible for communicating your boundaries to others. 

Take it from Brené Brown, who wrote in The Gifts of Imperfection, “when we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.” Setting boundaries is important in all relationships, but especially in relationships with Energy Vampires.

You now have the tools and knowledge to take back your personal power. 

 


Witchy Women Magic Shoppe is a woman-owned, ethical, sustainable and philanthropic metaphysical supply shoppe. Our mission is to support healing, growth and restoration of people and the planet.

All our handmade products are infused with frequency 528Hz – the frequency of miracles and love – thought to resonate at the core of everything. It connects the heart and spirit with Divine Harmony.

This sound has been used since ancient civilizations to manifest miracles, bring blessings, and harness a healing property. It is now available to you in every candle, oil, potion, herbal blend, spray, soap or salt.