Everyday life exposes us to energies all the time. Whether we are in a crowded shopping mall, or tucked safely away in our homes energy is constantly bombarding us. This energy can be in the form of emotions, auras, or even cosmic radiation and we must be able to protect ourselves from it. Protecting our bodies, mentality, and energies from influence, or injury is achieved through shielding. Shielding is a technique that effectively wraps a person in a layer, or layers of their own energy for protection, healing, or offensive purposes. All shields require a constant inflow of energy and continual upkeep. It is always in your best interest to spend at least fifteen minutes on your shields everyday to keep them at maximum efficiency and you totally safe. This section includes the most common types of shields and their common modifications. Are shields a requirement in psi? You bet they are!