It’s important to protect yourself from picking up unwanted energy coming off another, whether in a public place, personal interaction or healing situation. Here are some ways to do that:
- Close Your Aura
One of the easiest ways to protect yourself is to make your aura dense and compact. This can be done instantly and means the aura is more difficult to penetrate. Closing your aura is a conscious form of energy protection.
To keep your aura completely dense and close to your body, cross your legs and put your hands together on your lap or the lower abdominal area. There is no need to visualize anything, just use your intention to close the aura. This technique is effective when you are around people at a business meeting, a party, in an airport, etc. It prevents individuals from draining your energy. When you have moved away into a safe space and are no longer subject to energy depletion, set the intention to open your aura to receive love and light and for the same to go out to others.
- Become Nonreactive
When someone gets very angry with you and you do not show a reaction to that negative emotion, have you noticed the person gets angrier? The anger directed toward you bounces back to the individual, creating more of an imbalance around that person’s energy field. What you can do to protect your own energy in such situations is to stay calm and remain detached. Then you will not be energetically affected by their anger. You must be the one to think clearly and respond without attachment to the emotional outburst as long as you are not in danger. Attempt to get the angered individual out of the angry mind-set. Sometimes just saying “I am sorry” or “How can I help you?” or simply listening without interrupting can decrease the anger directed at you.
When you react to someone’s anger, you become vulnerable to the negative thought forms that person is throwing out, allowing the negativity to attach to your aura. Remaining in a neutral and positive state is extremely important. Visualize, imagine and silently chant “peace,” “shanti,” “shalom,” “love and light,” or “peace is with you.” Concentrate on your heart. Bless the person with love and the intention that this negative energy becomes calm, loving, peaceful and understanding. You will also feel better about doing this because your own energy will not be depleted. I know it is sometimes difficult to focus on love when someone is screaming at you, but remain calm and you will see the effect on you reduced.
- Protect Yourself through Loving
Love is a positive and creative force that repels negativity. It empowers you because the strength of love will block any attacking energy and push it away. Negative energy cannot attach itself when you do not welcome unhealthy attitudes or negative vibrations. Always feel and think loving thoughts. I always say in my mind “love and light” to those with whom I come in contact.
- Send Negative Energy into the Earth
When you feel negative energies around you, simply close your eyes, breathe and with every exhale ask the energy to leave, while visualize sending it down into Mother Earth with love and light and healing. Continue sending and visualizing until you feel your aura is clear and lighter energetically. Remember, positive intention creates positive reality.
When Mother Earth receives this unwanted energy, she recycles it into positive energy and sends it back into the atmosphere. You may want to say a prayer when sending the negative energies to Mother Earth: “We are asking that Mother Earth blesses this energy with light, love and power to be regenerated into positive energy.” Just a note here: if you do not want to send the energies down to Mother Earth, visualize a bucket of fire and picture putting the energies in the bucket. Then ask God, the Divine or whomever you pray to, to remove the energies safely to be recycled into positive energy with love and light and healing.
- Ask for Negative Energy to Be Removed
This simple technique is done with the intention of removing residual negative energies when handling, manufacturing or distributing food, clothes, cosmetics, etc., that other people have handled. It is important to clear their energy from the products.
Place the palms of both hands over the food you are about to eat or beverage you are about to drink and ask for any unwanted energies to be removed. Ask for healing energies to be directed onto the food and water. Then eat and drink slowly, visualizing eating and drinking healing light. Do the same with cosmetics, clothes and so on. Ask for the negative energies to be sent to Mother Earth with love and light and healing. Repeat this technique until you feel the items are clear of unwanted energies.
- Cocoon Your Body
Imagine a protective (encircling) cocoon of white and golden light beginning from under your feet and going up around your legs, thighs, hips, waist, stomach, chest, heart, throat, face and head, and around the entire back of your body. Set the intention that any negative energy not penetrate this cocoon but that love spreads out to all people you come in contact with or any situation you encounter. You can cocoon yourself prior to going to work, traveling, having guests come in your home, or going out for a night on the town.
- Sweep It Away
Just as we need to clear our homes and workplace of clutter, our energetic fields must also be cleared of old energy, thoughts and emotions that no longer serve us. When we clear our aura and energy centers, it helps to restore and strengthen our connection to ourselves and to our Divine inner wisdom. It is very important to rid our energy bodies of fear, pain, self-hatred, judgment or any other emotion that does not serve us well. When we do so, we are able to set ourselves free on a conscious level so our body, mind and spirit has the ability to be free to grow.
The intention of sweeping is to remove all negative energies that may have attached to your aura. This technique is quick to use and works very well for those who come in contact with many people throughout the day.
Cup your hands, palms facing you, with your fingers together and fingertips of both hands about three inches apart. Begin about ten inches above your head and move in a downward sweeping motion to your feet in the front of your body. Visualize and set your intention to do the same sweeping motion down your back. Repeat the sweeping motion a few times until you feel the surrounding energy is lighter. Always sweep download and never upward. Sweeping downward clears, but if you sweep upward, you can cause more energy congestion. Always send the negative energy to Mother Earth with love and light and healing to be recycled. Even though you are not touching the physical body while sweeping the aura, this motion heals and balances the aura and directly affects your physical health. The more you use this technique, the more you will notice you are not being affected by other people’s energies.
- Vacuum It Away
The intention would be the same as in the sweeping practice above. Instead of sweeping energy away, sit with your hands on your lap and visualize the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner beginning at the top of your head and moving slowly downward going around your body pulling out all the debris from your aura. Make sure you go all the way down slowly to the bottom under your feet. Make sure you send the unwanted energies collected down to Mother Earth with love and light and healing. If you feel there is still unwanted energy, simply begin at the top of your head again and repeat.
- The White Light Bubble Technique
This technique is the one I use most. I saved it for last because not everyone feels comfortable invoking God and I wanted to show you other options. But I feel the hand of God in what I do, and I always thank God for everything I receive. In my heart I know God is with me, I trust God is with me, and I feel God is with me! If prayers to God are not for you, I encourage you to make up your own words of prayer or affirmations that feel comfortable to you, or perhaps substitute “the universe” or other words that feel more appropriate.
You can use this White Light Bubble Technique anywhere, at any time of the day and as many times as you feel it is necessary. It is a simple and effective way to keep God close to you. It will not only protect you against negative thoughts or energies, it will constantly uplift your spirit.
Say the following White Light Prayer from James Dillet Freeman as you visualize a light sprinkle of the purest, cleansing rays of white and golden light pouring onto your head and covering your entire being, engulfing you in a bubble or a very close and tight outline. Visualize this light cleansing your body while creating an impenetrable barrier.
The light of God surrounds me
The love of God enfolds me
The power of God protects me
The presence of God watches over me
Wherever I am, God is, Amen.