7 Ways Harry Potter’s Charm ‘Expecto Patronum’ Can Protect You

We can learn a lot from Harry Potter who’ll be wrapping up the multi-billion dollar movie franchise in 2011. In case you didn’t know, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I will be in theaters on November 19, 2010 — Part II will be in theaters in 2011.

One of the charms Harry and the other students learn at Hogwarts is ‘Expecto Patronum’ which produces a Patronus. For those of you unfamiliar with the magical world of Harry Potter, a Patronus is a protector, a positive force that takes the shape of an animal. You must think of a very happy, powerful memory for your Patronus to protect you from a Dementor or a human who’s acting like a Dementor. You must focus and allow your memory to fill you up. By the way, Harry Potter’s Patronus is a powerful Stag!

Believe it or not, ‘Expecto Patronum’ can protect you in your everyday life. All of us have family members, co-workers, bosses, spouses, and other people that act like Dementors. They can ‘suck the life out of you’ in less than 2.5 seconds! Instead of getting angry or irritated, think of your favorite, most powerful memory and say ‘Expecto Patronum’ and watch as your Patronus creates a barrier between you and them. You’ll be protected and feel much better.

7 ways ‘Expecto Patronum’ can protect you

  • Protect you from negative energy at work
  • Protect your from negative energy when you go shopping
  • Protect you from negative people in your home
  • Protect you from relatives during the holidays who’ll ask you “Why are you still single?” or “What do you mean you don’t plan on having children?”
  • Protect you from the ‘real life’ Dementors in your life
  • Protect you from negative energy when you’re driving
  • Protect you from negative energy whenever you communicate with anyone via phone or email

Some people may have a difficult time using the ‘Expecto Patronum’ charm on loved ones but it may necessary to use it from time-to-time. Your well-being is important, and you won’t be able to help others if your energy is sapped all of the time. Do what you can to take care of yourself because there’s only one of you!

Use the ‘Expecto Patronum’ charm with care and if that doesn’t work, try the ‘Stupefy’ spell which “knocks out” your opponent. They probably can use a good nap and will feel refreshed when they wake up. Hopefully, they won’t remember you ‘Stupefied’ them. Then again, you can always use the ‘Obliviate’ charm to erase their memory of it!


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