all things labeled with words exist in the imagination, and can come into reality
for instance, no one really thinks much about Zeus, and so, if lightning strikes a tree, they do not fear that Zeus is after them
in this way, if one is empathic, and believes in psychic attacks, they are likely to notice psychic attacks, when, if they disbelieve, they are likely to be safe and shielded from them,
some-times, burning a sage, makes things worse, because you do it because you are afraid, and want to be protected, so it makes the imagination of bad entities more real
and sometimes, it makes it better, because it really can clean energy out, and clean auras a certain way
just like, if one were to notice a bad energy, and they fought it, each punch they blew to it, would make it more sticky to the hands, and make it stronger, and more real
if one accepts every-Thing that happens, and lets it go, and focuses on what is good, and truly LEARNS how to IGNORE, then one will be shielded just by deliberately engaging in the act of ignoring,
it is in essence law of attraction.
consider that, if one were to raise a group of kids in isolation, and teach them that Mickey Mouse is the Supreme Creator of Reality, the children would have many experiences of Mickey Mouse in psychic ways.
as an empath one wants to simply tune in and out when they want to tune in and out.
perhaps to close the third eye then, imagining that the crown and pineal gland in the middle of the brain explode with gold light, and that the third eye shuts and all the energy from it, moves its way to pineal and crown instead.