QUESTION - Can you please help me? I have heart problems - I have defibrillator inside my body and two wires running to my heart to help my heart work like it should. I am depressed and have bad nerves and I take medicine for nerves and for heart. I have low blood sugar and poor health and I need some protection from people who would harm me if they got the chance. Can you please help me?
ANSWER - I think it is very important that I stress my own limitations to you and define the sphere in which I can offer help. As I am neither a medical physician nor a qualified psychologist I am not in a position to offer you advice regarding either your physical or your mental health. Certainly as your problems in both areas appear to be quite extensive I think it very important that you continue an ongoing relationship with the medical profession and continue to be advised by them on the issues you are currently suffering with.
I wish you had elaborated a bit on the people who you believe would like to harm you. Do you fear an attack on your person? On your emotional equilibrium? Are you worried about practical tangible dangers or are you fearing harm in the nature of negative magic? (I am wondering this as obviously there must be some reason why you have specifically chosen to consult a witch…).
In terms of general protection, you can choose to carry a symbol that has personal meaning to you. A rune stone perhaps, or a triquetra (invoking the protection of the Goddess). Fears of attack from the other world can sometimes be dispelled by carrying a piece of iron and of course garlic, although heavily popularised with the whole vampire cult fiction, also has genuinely protective properties. Some witches choose to carry a hagstone for protection (a stone with a naturally occurring hole in it) – these can easily be threaded onto cord or chain to be worn around the neck for protection.
You can protect the boundaries of your home by smudging or even salting the border of your house. Depending of your experience of working with magic you could also choose to make a witch bottle (sealing your essence away in a sealed bottle – the idea being that anything seeking you out for magical attack is drawn to the bottle rather than to yourself) – a witch bottle would be a good solution if you suspect that those who want to harm you are likely to use magical methods.
As you’ve given me limited information, I feel quite justified in suggesting that some of these fears you have may be brought about by either your weakened mental health or by the medications you have been prescribed. I urge you to discuss the fears you have with your own doctor and to explain the effect that they are having on you. There may well be alternatives that the medical profession can advise that will ease your mind a little of all this worry.
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