Do you sometimes meditate/pray or chant in your mind in public? Visualizing light, for instance, can be useful for protection (whether walking down the street, in your car, in the subway, on the train, in seedy neighbourhoods, etc.).
But the thing is, the moment you visualize light or meditate on anything else there might be that gaze, that stare in your eyes people might pick up on, and they may find it weird, so it’s a tricky thing to meditate and not allow anyone to notice.
Also, sometimes, I love performing certain spells or rituals outside, not “confined” in a room with four walls and a ceiling, but it’s really hard to do. Even at 1, 2, 3 or 4 a.m., there may be people looking, passing by, cars, etc. Sometimes, it’s neighbours…
When outside, you have the sky directly over your head, so you’re closer to nature, the spirit world, and you may have a more direct link to the Moon, the Sun, the stars, etc.
Even performing a ritual or an invocation at one’s window (to get closer to the air element, the outside) can be hard as neighbours can still be watching… I recently left a Spirit a parchment letter (with his silver amulet) at the window… The neighbours’ kids (Muslims) found it and totally freaked out! lol
E.A. Koetting loves performing rituals outside (plenty of cool vlog entries), but you’ll notice he often goes to the woods or the desert.