So while I've got 5 minutes, I wanted to quickly post a quick free spell while I'm here! I have been working with someone who can be a little draining on other's energies, particularly by being unnecessarily critical. While I don't really take on board what she says, because I am hearing a lot of these comments, it can be quite wearing and the repetitiveness of them may put my self esteem in danger of being knocked.
So I have been carrying an home-made pouch of rosemary with me to ward off any potential harm. I love rosemary for protection. I must warn you that you only need a small amount though, and I've been keeping mine tucked away in my bag or drawer. You don't really want people thinking you smell of strange herbs!
You can wrap some dried rosemary in just about anything (tights/pantyhose/stockings will do!) and then give it a little blessing:
My soul is secure
My strengths are preserved
The real me will endure
I will receive what's deserved
Pocket your pouch and keep it with you or around when needed for the rest of the day. If you need it again the next, or another day, then make sure you make a fresh pouch up. Burn the existing rosemary or scatter it outside. I like to say:
Today's woes BEGONE!