There are times when I would very much like to be invisible. Stop lights are one of them, especially in Mexico City. It's not uncommon to see a street kid standing on a corner with a squirty soap bottle and a sponge, ready to pounce when the light turns red. They clean your windshield, even if the car has just been washed (or if their friend "cleaned" it just a few streets back). It feels like an assault, though the government considers them "employed" and I am sure they need the money.
Last week I drove through three of these intersections on my way to the osteopath. I groaned when I saw four guys descend on the car ahead of me, dreading the moment when they'd turn their attention to me. It never came. They finished squirting and wiping, stood next to me for half a minute (looking the other way) and picked another car. The same thing happened at the next light. And the next.
So what happened?
Reiki happened! And an invisibility spell. Last week I read a wonderful book by Christopher Penczack called Magickal Reiki. It covers a lot of topics, mostly related to reiki, healing, crystals, flower remedies, herbs, etc. The author also mentions using reiki symbols and energy to help yourself with reiki "spells."
The book goes into lots of detail on protective circles, formulating an intention and then using reiki, visualisation and certain tools to carry it out. I have never been very theatrical so I adapted the "protection spell" and completed a short meditation to make myself invisible to certain people (helpful if you want to stay safe in a country that's not know for it's safety). I visualised an invisibility cloak around myself and intended for it to deflect unwanted attention. Mentally, I imagined a little magic and some sprinkles on the protective cloak. And apparently, the meditation worked! More on that later.
It was a fun experiment. I feel like I did when I was just starting out with angel cards, tarot and readings. You want to believe the results are more than coincidences, but you also wonder if you're reading too much into a situation. At this stage its vital to suspend your disbelief and see where it takes you. The same is true for magic and energy work in general. Trust is also a big factor.