Yes, that is very true Stoner. IT depends on the shields and how they are made, and what intent they are created with. Your question is like asking if you can tan while wearing sun block... and of course that depends on the product and the SPF... With an oil based product that has an SPF of 4, sure you are going to tan. With a zink based lotion that has an SPF of 32... it's not likely, unless you are extremely photosensitive. Some sunblocks are made to block harmful UV rays, but have an accelerant or even a dye product in them that helps you tan at the same time. Those are more expensive, thus indicating they are harder to make. With dye products especially your tan may be discolored or streaked (distorted) because it really isn't a tan, it is someone else's interpretation of a tan. WE can vary our shield according to need, like if we had a suitcase of different sunscreen products... and that emergency oven mitt overcoat for the really rough times as well. LOL
So to explain the metiphore a little you can make a strong shield that blocks everything, or you can barely protect yourself at all. You can try to create strong protection that also allows for experience, empathing, and the flow of positive energy, but that is much more complex, and may not work well, without a lot of experimentation. I find it is easiest to create a shield that allows similar energies to mine, and keeps out those that are different. In fact sometimes it isn't that an energy is negative that throws us off so much as that it is different from ours. My shields and defenses are also based on intent. If it senses that a person means to harm me, then the shield goes up, and defense is ready.
Some people are very sensitive in a way that causes them pain or harm, with the least input, where others like myself are sensitive but would gladly sense a little discomfort than feel isolated by our shields... that would be like standing in full sun, and not feeling the warmth of it on your back... and that would be more disturbing for some people than others. I would find it unbearable.
Sometimes shields can distort the information you are sensing though. Just like wearing gloves makes our sense of touch feel really different. Just as in the medical profession, wearing latex gloves is necessary to protect yourself from a patient who has staff, so in counciling we do have to shield to keep neg energy off us at times. A gentle pat on the hand just isn't as effective if you are wearing gloves though, and neither is indepth counciling with your shields on full.
Shields aren't always even a conscious construction, people shield subconsciously too. This can work for us and against us. As someone who relies a lot on empathing others, sometimes it is hard to keep a strong shield, and still feel close to people, and comfortable with them. In dealing with others I am always straining to grasp the little nuances in their energy and moods. I feel very cut off if I have to intensify my shielding for some reason, or if some intuition raises a powerful shield with out my conscious knowledge. I have consciously broken down shields I didn't mean to put up in order to just keep my bearings with others.
Shielding and other protections are sometimes necessary, but I don't like to overdo it myself.
a'Lan Mandragoran: There is no more life here!!!!!! WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?! mew
Apr 8, 2014 14:01:20 GMT -5
Del: Oh a'Lan...I'm sorry about that....
May 31, 2014 2:51:15 GMT -5
Xavrael: I can only assume that life happened, a'Lan. =]
Jun 6, 2014 21:55:03 GMT -5
a'Lan Mandragoran: Glad to see that people are still alive! sorta... Just lettin people know I'm still kicking, myself. there WAS something going on back in April but I now have forgotten what it was. Meh
Jun 16, 2014 13:41:14 GMT -5
KG: Didn't realize it had been so long. Yes, I am still living... it's been tough lately though. Still hanging in there. Trying to write a book... broke as usual. LOL
Sept 1, 2014 20:32:27 GMT -5
Kata Samoes: There's a box?!
Oct 13, 2014 18:51:41 GMT -5
KG: Help!!!! Things are not going well, and I didn't want to bring you guys down, but I really could use a bit of help from some of you wise sages I was lucky enough to meet.
Apr 2, 2015 10:01:36 GMT -5
KG: Wow one problem has improved already. Anyway, I think things are a lot better... Thanks you guys.
Apr 2, 2015 23:56:23 GMT -5
Del: I should...perhaps, be a bit more attentive to this site, now-a-days...
Jul 21, 2015 9:17:09 GMT -5
KG: I plan to start posting regularly here again. Join me if you like. I just left a post on dark night of the soul. Input is appreciated immeasurably, but not required. Love you all.
Oct 10, 2015 1:20:17 GMT -5