Me,Myself and I, Notes from a Solitary Practitioner

Protection is something that I take seriously, you never know when someone will unleash their hefty bag of cosmic crap in your direction, so like a good pagan boy/girl scout, “Be Prepared.”  I have charged some object’s with the intent of a constant watchful guardian type of protection, specifically I love to use gargoyles or griffins.  I have been fortunate enough to find some very cool gargoyle’s at Dollar Tree, especially around Samhain, so I bring them home and use this to empower them for their important work:

I charge these sentries made of stone

Stand in silent guard over hearth and home

Project from them protective light

That is enforced by spirit’s might

A loving comfort they are to me

This is my will so mote it be!

Small mirrors can also be found at dollar stores and craft stores and they too make very good “constant protectors”.  This is the charge I use for them:

Lovely mirror of silver light

Always protect us day and night

The negativity sent this way

Return to sender without delay

With harm to none I do this deed

As is written in the rede

By the pentacle I wear

Earth, Fire, Water, Air

Ruled by spirit as all should be

This is my will so mote it be!

I always cleanse anything I bring home before I charge it, usually with copal, but salt water works well for the mirrors, and you can add any herbs you wish to the water as well.

Finally, in circumstances where I feel extra oomph is needed I go to my altar and cast circle.  I use Dragon’s Blood resin or incense because it help’s me truly feel and see a protective entity standing guard, and it is the “go to” in my mind for any type of protection work.

Here in this cloud of Dragon’s smoke

Protection I do here invoke

Above, Below, In front, behind

Protected in body and in mind

Let the energy I conjure here

Extend to those that I hold dear

Send harm away unsatisfied

Protective light my word’s abide

Strong, unbroken, pure and white

I summon you with all my might

By quickest route I bid you go

This is my will and it is so!

I try to use the pentacle and elements closing whenever possible, and in the interest of full disclosure, I didn’t write that, I found it on a yahoo site and whoever did write it should definitely get credit.  Please feel free to use anything I post and change things to suit your situation.  Blessed and protected be!!!!