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Vest of Protection

Julia Hartstein
Julia HartsteinPublished on September 27, 2022

Before I met my teacher, Pat Longo, I used to call on Archangel Michael daily. Actually, many times daily. Along my Spiritual journey, it was a habit I grew. Always asking for protection and help. I would ask him to guard me, my family and friends, my home, my car, my travels. Anything I could think of that I felt was the most important. Depending on the day, I called for help driving, dealing with someone over the phone, speaking in person with other "humans" (I put that in parentheses because there are many humans walking around, asleep, and therefore don't feel human to my soul. They are vacant of knowing their own soul and come off soulless.) On my journey, I dealt with energies that felt dark, and were dark, and Archangel Michael would help when I asked. Notice how I describe my feelings. It's important to understand how we feel. Many people aren't aware.


I am an Empath. We understand the word empathy means:

the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.


My awareness is very sensitive, which allows me to feel deeply. Very deeply. I've been told all my life that I'm "too sensitive", or that I'm "very sensitive", as if it's wrong or bad or weak. It's not. It's a vast strength that we haven't given much credit. I've had to struggle with it all my life until I started my journey, or Dark Night of the Soul. I became more aware. 


It wasn't until I met Pat that I was really aware of myself being an Empath. I never thought of it or labeled myself that way. Part of our homework is to look up the traits of an empath. WOW! It really started to make sense! It gave me a whole new sense of my own power/awareness/divinity/sovereignty. So much of my daily existence made far more sense.


It was also under Pat I learned about my "Vest of Protection". She said to visualize a vest, it could be a silver, poofy vest or it could be a steel vest and you want to see it cover the whole front of your torso from your shoulders to your pubic bone. You also want to see it covering the whole of your back, too. This is to be done daily.  Some days I just put on a vest, some days it's a whole Medieval suit of armor! Lately, I just put on a poofy silver vest and surround myself in a white bubble. You can choose for yourself what you feel you need in that moment. I have a friend who also puts on a hood because she feels her head also needs to be protected. 


There has been a dramatic difference in my life after putting on my vest of protection daily! Within less than a month I noticed that I wasn't approached as often by strangers. I noticed dramatic "friends" and drama ridden issues were held at bay. Now, it's not like they didn't happen sometimes. I also had much more awareness about these circumstances, and I was able to adjust accordingly. Often handling situations with more ease. Again, I had been on a spiritual journey and becoming more aware of my issues, habits, and concerns. So, there was that element already taking place in my life. That being said, the practice of putting on my vest drastically enhanced these circumstances.


Alright, now it's your turn! I would love for you to try this out and let me know how it works for you!!! Do you notice a difference? Let me know if you need any help in trouble shooting! Feel free to reach out! I would love to hear from you!


Love, Light and Blessings,



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