I have been wanting to write for a while about what Psychic Self Defense and Spirit Warrior Meidicine actually entails. To some people its obvious, but some have never heard of it.
I watched this video below, and there are some very good points in it, that are a good starting place for me to expound further on the subject. It talks about how 1) Self Defense, 2) Martial Arts, and 3) Fighting are not the same thing. They have different purposes and practices, though they overlap.
BJJ and MMA Is Not Self Defense • Martial Arts Explored
Psychic Self Defense is what I practice and teach. Rather its more accurate to say that what I teach is Spirit Warrior Medicine, which is a unique healing art which I personally developed, based on years of practice and research into various healing modalities and Light Warrior paths. Spirit Warrior Medicine is rooted a lot in the Shamanic Warrior way, which is yet a 4th Warrior Art, that can be added to the list above, that also overlaps with those 3, and yet it’s its own path.
In a way, I feel like an eclectic Warrior, because in the search of finding my true path, I have explored, studied and dabbled in many Warrior arts. Yet many fighters have never heard of Psychic Self Defense, and some might even look down on Shamanism as trivial. I can’t agree. Whoever thinks that is missing an important part of the puzzle.
A lot of the spiritual and philosophical principles, strategic thinking, mental self control, cultivation of inner strength, resilience, integrity, respect for yourself and for your opponent, problem solving abilities, the philosophy of the Art of War - are the same, for a Shamanic Warrior as a Martial Artist or professional fighter. But the realms in which these ideas are applied are quite different, require certain problem solving abilities that are unique to that realm, and each Art has a language of its own. And as a result the art appears very different to the outside observer. Even though the intrinsic philosophy is the same. And ultimately the idea of the opponent, being ‘the self’ is the same. Though that self takes on different forms in different realms. And that is the tricky part.
My Art is really in the minority. There are numerous martial arts and self defense schools in every city practically. But you won’t find a Psychic Self Defense school in every city. There might be just be a few people in the country who are teaching these skills publicly. There are quite a few people practicing Psychic Self Defense, but not many who are making themselves available as a teacher to others. To me this shows that we’re in the dark ages, regarding our knowledge of this Art. There are 1000’s of great martial arts movies and books. But you’ll be pressed to find a modern, accurate, relevant for today’s world, actually empoweirng guide to Psychic Self Defense in a movie. There are some decent to good books out there, but just based on what I’ve seen, many of them have very basic introductory level of knowledge, incomplete information, and outdated information, or information based on old religious beliefs, not the ultimate reality and truth.
The reason for this I think is obvious. This is the most mystical and esoteric form of the Warrior Art. And the most terrifying for people. It also speaks to the fact that the modern slaves are mental slaves, not physical. The proverbial Spiritual War, spoken of in all religious and spiritual traditions, is centered around the realms of mind and soul. So as a result, for most people, is no longer as obvious as it was when the spiritual war was reflected in the physical realm, with actual military battles of massive proportions. Like in the movie the Matrix, Morpheus says, that ‘the enemy [of human kind]’ is ‘a prison without walls.’
Morpheus : The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
Neo : What truth?
Morpheus : That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.
Shamans and Light Warriors understand that the 3D Matrix itself is a dark force entity, that it has entrapped human minds in the lower frequency range. We are inside it. Some people believe that a dark force entity can move into their body and reside in it, and they have to kick it out, like detoxing from parasites. That can happen. But the matrix is a much bigger more complex problem. We are inside the matrix. And in a way, you could say it is inside us, inside our minds, reading all of our thoughts all the time. How do you fight a system, of which you are part of, and which is a part of you, into which you are born and which controls/ informs all the aspects of our lives, to the point that that is all we know? (It’s not all I know, but for a lot of people, it is all they know.)
The majority of the work in the first 3 forms of Warrior art mentioned above, involves an individual fighting or defending against the attack of another physical person, or a group of people. Most people can deal with that, conceptually. Although no one wants to be attacked by another person, the following idea makes practical sense to every beginner in practical self defense: Kick him in the nuts, then poke him in the eyes, then kick or punch him in the liver, and that gives you enough time to run away and call the police. Professional fighters develop fighting styles and strategies that are based on them fighting a physical body, which they can perceive with the 5 sense (6th maybe a bit, if a person is open to that), but its a body like theirs, and its a person whose psychology is similar to theirs. Conceptually humans can deal with all this with their 3D matrix mind, that is based on materialistic science.
But in Psychic Self Defense, the attacks are coming from unseen realms, from often non human entities. From demons, dark spirits, spirits of the deceased, dark extra terrestrials, curses, spells, dark sorcerers and witches who could be 1000 years old, karmic patterns, and other things that many people have no conceptual frame work for. They may just have a general feeling that it’s a hostile force, or it’s an entity or a group of entities, and it’s attacking and harming them. But they don’t know why, or how to stop it, or where it came from. Some people live without worries, thinking these types of things are relics of the past, myths, or sci fi movie scenarios that can never actually be real, until one day they get attacked so badly, they want to die. And then they look for an exorcist, and realize they were wrong, in thinking that ‘If I don’t believe in it, it can’t hurt me.’
I work closely with the Archangels, particularly Archangel Michael. Just as some Martial Artists have swords, sticks, or a staff, I also have 2 swords, a staff, several different types of armor, a shield, but these are energetic. They are very real, but you can only see them, if you can see energy. I also work with physical tools, such as a Shamanic drum, my Mesa (stone altar), an iron dagger, rattle, feathers, crystals, stones, oils, candles, incense, herbs, pyramids, etc. My tools are my preference, they are not absolutely necessary, they magnify my energy. But I could work with my mind and consciousness alone. I worked that way for many years, before my tools came to me, one by one. They make the energy move faster.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
When dealing with the spiritual realm, the realm of the soul, the mystical realms, many people don’t know either themselves or their enemy. And when it comes to the idea that the very reality, the 3D matrix we live in, is also attacking us, like any other dark force entity/ astral slug, then people are really lost and feel helpless.
However, I don’t want you feel helpless or lost. That’s why I share the Spirit Warrior Medicine with others, thats’ why I teach and guide. There are solutions, which work.
"It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance." ~ Thomas Sowell
You really have to do a lot of inner work, a lot of spiritual and personal self development to be able to think outside the box, with this one. But it is possible to get out of this box, out of this 3D matrix, I promise you. The idea of waking up out of the matrix is correct. And a lot more people have been waking up probably since the 70’s then for a long time prior to that. But then what? Once you realize that everything is a lie, you are still here, so what are you supposed to do? Some people wake up to the point where they do begin to see the 4th density ‘astral zoo’ and all of these dark force entities that exist there, as well as the positive beings that exist there too. Seeing everything makes the work of a Spirit Warrior easier, it does not stop this work. Waking up, actually is the beginning of the Spirit Warrior journey for a lot of people, or the beginning of a phase into more subtle, spiritual realms of one’s journey as a Spirit Warrior.
Though most people can’t see the non-corporeal entities with their physical eyes, these dark force entities are nevertheless real, and cause real harm and damage to people’s souls, minds, sense of peace and well being, health, family life, ability to earn an income, and maintain relationships. These entities exist in non physical realms but have an effect on our plane of existence every single day in innumerable ways, though most people don’t realize they are impacted by and are interacting with these forces, during the course of their daily lives. You have to have your 3rd eye open, your intuitive abilities turned on, to be able to perceive these entities as they are. Astral vampires, leeches, spirits of deceased, demonic creatures, cords to other people or places, and many other types of destructive attachments can come from the unseen realms. Everyone has numerous dark force attachments, once we really look at their energy fields under a magnifying glass. They just can’t see them usually. Not everyone who has dark force attachments has obvious symptoms. Thats a misconception from the media, that ‘possessed’ look and act possessed. Some people look completely ‘normal’, they fit into the 3D matrix, they dress in very expensive clothes, they drive nice cars, they have high paying jobs and they are totally satanic, totally controlled by the dark forces. If you can’t see energy, you may never realize that.
You have to be very well trained in the Art of Psychic Self Defense, in order to ‘win fights’ with these dark forces. Predictably, they don’t want to leave their host. They have to be forcibly removed and properly disposed of. And you have to learn how to keep your frequency high and how to keep your psychic doors closed. If these entities are not properly dealt with, they can return to the same spot. Or another one can attach to the same spot on a person’s energy field. If you don’t even know you have psychic doors, and any dark force entity can open it, then you can become like grand central station, with all kinds of astral traffic moving through your mind, using up your energy, and you won’t know why your life is falling apart, why you are exhausted all the time, and why you keep having nightmares.
In working with clients, I do a lot of Spiritual Clearings and cleansings and then I train people how to manage their energy so they don’t get negative attachments in the future. I also teach people how to clear themselves, their loved ones, their homes and their property of any negativity. Some people ask me, how do I manage to not get other people’s negativity on me. The simple answer is, because I’m very good at what I do. Not bragging, just answering that question. Answering that question more deeply goes beyond the scope of this blog, however I may write more about that later. If you take my course, I will teach you exactly how I do what I do! Also read the other blogs on this site, and they may answer that question as well.
I find that the study of Martial Arts, Fighting, and practical Self Defense is very useful for me to expand my skills in Psychic Self Defense. Even though my instructors typically don’t know what I do. They just teach me what they know, and then I process that knowledge through my own experience and practice of that art. Whatever golden nuggets I distill out of that, get added to my Medicine. And I would say it would be very useful for professional fighters and Martial Artists to learn Psychic Self Defense. It would expand their consciousness, and provide them with the soul healing and clearing that I find many of them don’t even know exists, or don’t know much about. And yet their entire life would improve if they healed the soul and spiritual wounding they carry, and removed the spiritual baggage which they carry but don’t see, like all human beings do on this Earth, until they start to address it. I think all Warrior paths have something to teach each other, and learn from each other. I agree with Bruce Lee on that point a lot. In creating Jeet Kune Do, he was cultivating a warrior mind set into which all other martial arts styles can plug in and be useful. When I was a child, I thought all warriors did this (because I did), took the best from each path and made their own Warrior path. But I learned over the years, that many paths become self contained and people don’t color outside of those lines. They keep their traditions static and to themselves, and don’t want to change them. I am the opposite of that. I integrate change, I integrate everything that is real and useful; the process of integration of wisdom from all experiences is a core Shamanic healing practice. I believe a Warrior path must adapt to be relevant for people living today. Spirit Warrior Medicine is about producing results of health for real people, here and now. Not 1000 years ago when the conditions of life were different and people’s daily problems were different.
The purpose of Spirit Warrior Medicine and Psychic Self Defense includes the following:
- To protect and cultivate that which is sacred - your Self, your Soul, your Spirit and your connection to Source (aka the Creator, God, the Great Spirit, your Higher Power, etc.)
- Personal and Spiritual Development to move from 3D (3rd density false matrix, disconnected from Source) to 5D (5th density natural universal matrix, connected to Source) and beyond
- To integrate one’s own deeper creative potential trapped in one’s unconscious, aka ‘the shadow’ in Jungian psychology. This process is called Shadow Integration. No, it does not mean you integrate evil into yourself. The idea is that once you face the dark parts with love, they transform into light. You integrate the light that was unknown to you.
- To have the capability, skills and mindset of a Spirit Warrior who effectively overcomes all dark forces which block one’s progress and spiritual evolution
- To take the red pill :)
If you or someone you know is interested in learning Psychic Self Defense, or if you or someone you know is dealing with negative attachments and needs Spiritual Clearing and Cleansing please contact me. If you are going through a dark night of the soul, I can help as well. I would be happy to help you on your healing journey.
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Arriale Starbird is the founder of The Psychic Self Defense Training Program. She is a Spiritual Counselor, Shamanic Energy Healer, Reiki Master, Past Life Regression Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor, Fitness and Nutrition Coach. She is a Teacher of Teachers and a Coach of Coaches. She is available for private sessions by phone or zoom, to clients anywhere in the world. To book an appointment, please contact us.