The best shielding technique EVER!
How do I turn this thing off??? It's the most commonly-asked question, right?
I was about to respond to a forum post today with some answer like, "I don't even bother to try to shield anymore; it's too hard." Then I was going to come out with some pithy wisdom about acceptance of others' points of view, proactively recognizing the feelings of others, letting those emotions just move through you like you're made of water, and some such like that.
Then I realized that I, in fact, do shield myself all the time. Every day. But I don't use the bubble technique or the white light or the eight arms or whatever other method that requires any kind of my concentration, because I really don't have any concentration and that makes the shielding techniques too hard for me to keep up for a long-enough period of time to make the effort worth it. Not to mention that I need shielding while I sleep; I first realized that I was an empath when one of my meth-addicted friends kept waking me up in the middle of the night purely through the power of her paranoid thoughts.
I read about this little trick (see picture below) many years ago in a book on shamanism, and I've been using it ever since. I've taught it to two empaths that I know, and they both have been amazed at how well it works. I have no idea HOW it works, only that it does work. It's the easiest thing ever, and I can even use it when I sleep. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Does it work for you?