QUOTE(visions @ Feb 1 2011, 07:11 PM)
hi. i am close to another, 'psychic'. this person is able to pull thoughts out of my mind fairly easily. things i wouldnt care to share normally. we are now also physically connected which im sure most of you realize can make the psychic connection more pronounced.
do any of you have any suggestions as to how to set a strong protection around myself to keep him/others out w/out being invited?
i channel fairily easily at times and can be very open to the 'spirit realm' does this make it harder for me to protect myself or easier?
i hate feeling so exposed and almost not safe.
thank you and blessings - visions[/size]
Control over your own thoughts is the best way, the greater the degree of stability and focus your mind develops, the harder it will be for anyone or anything to influence your thoughts or invade them. I don't know of anyone who can willfully invade another person's mind psychically, although there is the possibility of dream walking, etc. I suppose. It could be that you two just have a particularly strong rapport, and breaking that if it comes very naturally can be difficult, but it amounts to changing the way the two of you interact in subtle ways, creating more dissonance between you.
If you are physically connected to this person, do you not feel this is someone you could trust? My partner and I read one another's thoughts constantly, without any intention to really do so, our rapport is just developed to the point that a part of our consciousness just seems shared sometimes. If you are able to develop your rapport with this other person, then why not allow this to continue to develop? Unless there is some reason why you feel that this person is not either trustworthy or someone you want to be so connected to.
Other methods are more temporary, but you could make any number of classic amulets intended to protect one from psychic or magical attack - the Hamsa Hand might apply, for someone who "wants your thoughts" if you think of it this way, otherwise a brass pentacle (brass for mercury, airy communication) on a ring, bracelet, or necklace might work if properly worked over.
Various visualizations could be effective, but it really depends on the state of your own mind. A cone of protective white light, a brick wall around your 'thoughts' etc., something protective or otherwise restrictive of access but, visualization alone is usually not very effective - although, in the case of purely psychic phenomena it might be more so.
Those are some of my suggestions. it would help to know more about your tradition and background.