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Defense Against Social Media Overload: Excerpted from Protection Spells by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Defense Against Social Media Overload

Excerpted from Protection Spells by Arin Murphy-Hiscock



Social media is a blessing in that it helps you stay in touch with friends and meet people from all over the world, but the flip side is that you are exposed to a constant barrage of disturbing news, arguments, hatred, and causes. Apart from reducing your social media use or limiting the kinds of accounts you follow, try this spell to help protect yourself from the onslaught of emotion that comes with social media use.


What You Need:

Pale blue candle and candle holder

Matches or lighter

Quartz crystal


What to Do:

  1. Center and ground.
  2. Light the blue candle. Gaze at it and feel the color fill you with calm.
  3. Hold up the quartz and unfocus your eyes, gazing at the candle through the stone.
  4. Say, “Quartz, help me sift through the emotion that vibrates in social media. Help me to safely identify what to devote my time and attention to, so that I can safely navigate the Internet without drowning in fear, anger, and pain. Help me resist clickbait, trolling, and guilt trips.”
  5. Place the quartz at the base of the candle and let it burn down. Carry the quartz with you or leave it next to wherever you check social media most often.

Excerpted from Protection Spells by Arin Murphy-Hiscock Copyright © 2018 Adams Media, a division of Simon and Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.


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