Updated: May 2, 2022
Energetic or psychic protection is the ability to defend yourself against unwanted or harmful energies that may penetrate your aura, your physical body, your loved ones, or your home. When unhelpful energies come into our space, they can cause imbalances in our physical, emotional, and mental layers. If not cleared or appropriately healed in a timely manner, these intrusive energies can lead to a plethora of issues. Just like our physical body can get an infection, a virus or a splinter, our energy body can also unknowingly attract things that can cause us harm.
Protection against yourself and your home also assists to keep negative entities and other unhelpful spirits away. Not all entities are necessarily bad or evil. Some of them simply are bored, lost, or just looking for comfort. But, if they aren't highly evolved and don't have your best interest, then you simply don't want them lurking around.
It is also possible for negative entities and humans to install energetic hooks, etheric tentacles or artificial implants into our spiritual bodies. I see these kinds of spiritual and psychic attacks routinely when working with clients and have also seen them in my own home. These kinds of installments can make people act and think inauthentically or can make you ill. Abusive, needy, or unhealthy relationships can also create cords of attachment that create an imbalance of negative energy flow.
As you can see, there are many reasons why energetic protection isn't just important, but a necessary practice. I recommend that every conscious person should at least know the three basics when it comes to their energetic hygiene: energy clearing, grounding and spiritual protection. You should try to obtain a few tools and techniques in each of these three categories to be a successful healer in your home!
Should I Shield My Energy?
Before we get too far in this discussion, I want to caution you that sometimes energetic protection can be counterproductive. Especially when the purpose is to shield oneself of experiencing specific emotions or experiences. Many empaths and sensitives are taught to shield their energy by "pushing away" certain energies to reject or avoid unwanted realities. However, I find this detrimental because most of our major moments of growth and human evolution comes from challenges and adversities.
A healthier recommendation is to engage ourselves in denser frequencies when they present themselves, such as pain and suffering, so that we may transmute those feelings. After all, we are unable to heal that which we avoid. By acknowledging that darkness, does in fact, exist, it allows us to confront and heal it. We can only flourish in the moments we allow ourselves to be open and vulnerable and present in the face of uncomfortable conditions.
Therefore, I do not find it beneficial to place protection intentions around oneself that only encourage "love and light" to enter. Rather, I teach to set an intention that, "only that which is in my highest Divine alignment may enter." From this perspective, we understand that the challenges and adversities we face are in our highest, best interest because they are meant to teach us valuable lessons about ourselves and our World. We also ensure that we don't miss out on important opportunities or get overlooked by others.
Intention and Prayer
When working with protection I always set an intention for, "impermeable protection." I will also invoke my Spirit Guides and Angles with a prayer:
"Beloved and compassionate Spirits, please assist in protecting me and my family from any unwanted or harmful energies that are not in my highest alignment. Please place and strengthen a protective barrier of Divine light around my body, my aura, my family, and my home. I ask for impermeable protection. I now command that whatever is not for my highest good to not be permitted to enter this forcefield. I love you. I thank you. So it is."
Protection is a conscious practice we must engage in regularly. Simply put, we must set the intention to strengthen the protective barriers around us while creating forcefields that will only allow energies that are for our highest good. Remember that energy flows wherever our intention goes. So, please remember to hold a strong intention of protection whenever you utilize these practices.
When working with healing tools such as crystals, ash, herbs, or talismans you should hold these items in your hands or next to your heart while setting your intention. Ask for your Spirit Guides and Angels to assist in raising the frequency of the object. You can also infuse these items with Reiki healing energy or your own love/light energy through visualization, prayer and intention.
The following exercises are all tried and true methods of energetic protection that I have experimented with both personally and with my clients. Some of these are simple, everyday tools that you can work with to strengthen your aura and protect your space. While others are more ceremonial and can be performed as needed.
Bubble of Light
In this protection strategy, you learn to surround your home and yourself with a bubble of radiant light. Essentially, you visualize a protective bubble all around your aura and your property. It may help to visualize this bubble being filled up with God's love, your inner Divine light, Universal Truth, or whatever terminology most resonates with you. I will often call in my Angels and Spirit Guides to assist with the creation of this bubble.
I will program this bubble to act like a forcefield by setting the intention that only that which is in my highest Divine alignment be allowed to enter, while everything else be rejected. Some teachers will refer to this technique as "shielding", but I do not like to use that terminology for reasons I discussed above. Shielding can often insinuate that we are protecting ourselves from all negative emotions and energies when some of these opportunities are being sent our way to help us grow and heal.
If you are new to this technique, start by focusing your attention on your heart center. Imagine a bubble of light surrounding your heart. Then, with each breath, see if you can grow it. Bump out your light to fill your entire aura. With a little practice, you will eventually be able to push this forcefield out past your home, your community, and even the World!
Solar Plexus Healing
When dealing with a toxic or negative person, place your awareness on your solar plexus chakra. Oftentimes, people who wish to disempower, shame or guilt you will energetically try to enter through this part of your body. I am often working with clients to remove tentacles and hooks that have been energetically implanted by others through this chakra.
By putting your attention or focus on your solar plexus, you can prevent these chords from attaching to you. If it's helpful, you can visualize your solar plexus spinning open and in a clockwise direction. When it's open and healthy, it will create a vortex-like motion that repels anything that isn't safe for you.
You will even notice that people will unconsciously cover up their solar plexus by crossing their arms, slouching, or turning away to defend against attacks when dealing with toxic people. You may wish to do this as well! You can read more ways to help heal and balance your chakras.
Call Upon the Archangels
Working with the Archangels when we feel unsafe is something that has always worked well for both me and my children. I simply call on four Archangels to stand around the four directions of my home and protect me and my family. I usually do this at nighttime before I fall asleep. I specifically call on Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, and Uriel, however you can use whichever ones resonate with you or simply just ask for "Archangels to assist".
You can also ask them to stand around the corners of your children's bed or around your space whenever you're doing spiritual practices or working with energy, Spirits, or other realms. I always invite the Archangels into my space when I'm conducting my healing sessions, because they are incredible healers and protectors. Nothing gets by them!
Archangel Michael can be particularly helpful in defending against energetic attacks. You can call upon him to use his sword of truth and light to guard against infringements on your Soul.
On occasion, an intrusive energy will get lodged into my aura, especially if I let my guard down. When this happens, I simply call upon the Archangels to come in and remove whatever it is that has caused me harm. And then, I ask them to repair or strengthen my auric field to ensure that there are no more cracks or holes.
Spirit Animals are one of our primary sources of protection in the Otherworld. These powerful beings are assigned to us while we are still in our mother's womb. Every client I have ever worked with has an Animal Spirit that is helping, protecting, and guiding them. Some clients even have multiple Power Animals surrounding them.
Just like all Spiritual Beings, we give them power and strength by recognizing and acknowledging their support in our lives. If you know your Spirit Animal, you can work with them by praying to them, asking them for help and giving them permission to assist. The more you talk to them, the stronger their connection to you becomes. This, in turn, makes their ability to protect you even greater.
Clients who need extra energetic protection or power will often be prescribed a healing modality called a Power Animal Retrieval. In this shamanic practice, the healing practitioner will capture the energetic essence of a person's Spirit Animal and help merge that energy with their client's. It is like a sacred reunion for both the client and the Animal Spirit. A Power Animal Retrieval can act like a boost to your spiritual immune system. If this is something you're interested in, I invite you to please consider scheduling a one-on-one healing session with me.
Crystals and precious gems have been worn and carried for protection for centuries. Dark crystals, such as obsidian, jasper, onyx and tourmaline, are known to be really powerful guardians of our energy.
In addition, orange and gold crystals are known to help protect your personal power. They can also help to heal and strengthen your solar plexus chakra to make you less susceptible against attacks. For this reason, crystals such as amber, citrine, and tiger's eye are also great choices for spiritual protection.
Here's a few more crystals that are excellent guardians:
Amazonite is great for establishing healthy boundaries and protects against harmful electromagnetic waves that can disrupt our energy field. It helps to alleviate worry and fear.
Amethyst dispels negativity, fear, anger, and rage. This crystal helps to repel any kind of interference that challenges your personal freedom and sovereignty.
Clear Quartz can be used to purify and clear your aura of anything that isn't in your highest alignment. Use it to amplify your protective bubble of Divine light.
Fluorite transforms negative energy into positive energy. It is especially useful for empaths and can break up blockages in your aura.
Malachite absorbs painful emotions and negative energies from your body and surroundings quickly.
Herbs and Essential Oils
Using plant medicine, such as essential oils and herbs, is a daily necessity for me! Plants help to raise my vibration and keep all my layers - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual - in balance and harmony. There are many plants that are known to help protect your energetic space.
There are so many ways to work with plants for protection. If the plant comes in an essential oil, you can diffuse or spray these oils to protect your home and office or anoint your body with a protective body oil blend. You can brew herbal teas or hang dried herbs on your doors, windows or above your bed.
A few of my favorite energy protectors are:
White clover helps to protect against psychic attacks and clears negativity. It makes a delicious herbal tea or bath.
Frankincense is the oil of truth and assists individuals in letting go of lower vibrations. I love to burn frankincense resin before my healing sessions and diffuse the essential oil in my home.
Holly leaves and mistletoe were used during ancient times to offer extra protection during the cold, winter months. These plants are great to keep above doorways and beds.
Rosemary can be placed under beds to ward off nightmares and bad dreams. You can also smudge with rosemary to cleanse and purify a room or use rosemary essential oil to clear yourself of unwanted energies.
Clove is especially helpful for those who are easily influenced by other people or have trouble establishing strong boundaries. Clove tinctures can be beneficial to drink when you're not feeling great or need an immune system boost. Clove essential oil on the bottoms of the feet can help you to feel more empowered and protected.
Juniper Berry offers energetic protection during the nighttime and supports us in overcoming our fears. Historically, juniper was hung on the front door to repel evil spirits. Personally, I love adding this essential oil to body oils, blends, and personal perfumes.
Manuka is a powerful plant that helps to transmute denser energies into higher frequencies. I like to add Manuka honey to my teas and treats as well as anoint the crown of my head with essential oil for energetic protection.
Tea Tree or Melaleuca assists with toxic relationships and energetic vampires. It can help to ensure that nothing takes advantage of or feeds off your sacred energy. I love to diffuse tea tree essential oil and place it on the bottoms of my feet.
Power Objects or Totems
Indigenous people have always carried objects and totems with them for protection. In the west, a popular protection talisman is a piece of jewelry engraved with a holy or sacred symbol, such as a cross. Other people will carry a piece of animal fur, a claw, or a tooth to represent their Power Animal. Another option is a to wear feathers as a token of Angelic protection.
Personally, I have two crystal necklaces that act as protection amulets for me. In my office where I conduct personal healing sessions I also have many protection crystals, an assortment of feathers, totems of my power animal, a dreamcatcher and other indigenous technologies to ensure that myself and my space is always divinely protected. Throughout my life I wasn't specifically looking for these objects, but they've always found me when I needed them the most.
Chances are that you already have jewelry, crystals, or other objects lying around that make you feel safe and secure. You can clear, program, and charge any piece of metal, rock or natural material to help protect you. Here's how to do it:
Clear the totem of any negative or unwanted energies. The easiest way to clear your objects is to smudge them or surround them with salt or selenite. Set the intention that the objects be cleared of any energies that aren't in your highest Divine alignment.
Now that the amulet has a "blank slate" you want to program it by giving your object an intention of how and why you want to use it. Place the object in your hands as you pray and set your intentions for impermeable protection for your highest Divine alignment. Give your amulets full permission to assist you in any and every way that they can.
Finally, you want to charge your totems to amplify the energy and boost their intention. There are many ways to do this, including placing them in the sun or moonlight, placing them with an amplifying crystal such as quartz or selenite, putting them near plants, or infusing them with Reiki Energy.
You should always clear, program and charge any crystal or totem before using it. When you start to notice your tools losing their energy, you can repeat this process anytime. Many people choose to clear their sacred tools with each new moon and charge them with the full moon. This is a great way to ensure they're always operating at full capacity!
Another simple technique for protection is to place a crystal grid around your bedroom or property. Crystal grids are a simple ritual tool used for protection, among other things. To create a protective grid, you'll need 4-8 protection crystals listed above. Crystals work the same no matter the size. So, there's no need to worry about how big they are.
You'll want to clear, program and charge your crystals for protection. If you're putting a crystal grid around your entire home, you'll bury the crystals around the four corners and/or directions of your property. I've also put crystals in the four corners of my children's bedrooms, especially when they were dealing with nightmares.
Once you've gridded your space, visualize all the crystals connecting to one another to create a barrier of protection all around you. See yourself and your home in the center as completely held, supported, and protected by the crystals and the Nature Spirits that work with them.
Using Your Torus Field
The torus field is an electromagnetic field that makes up our aura or energy body. The torus teaches us that energy flows both up, down, and all around. The torus flows in infinite directions and sends an equal amount of energy both upwards and downwards, simultaneously.
The torus field also acts as a form of energetic protection. It operates as a force field of spiraling energy that can shield and dispel any negative or unwanted energies. Think of it like a salad spinner that can spin so quickly that it can separate water from the lettuce! Except, in this example, you are the lettuce, and the torus field is the energy that can cast aside anything that isn't in your highest alignment.
If you wish to learn more about your torus field, then you will find this blog post especially helpful. I also recorded a free guided meditation for you titled 'Toroidal Energy Healing'. You can download it and listen for free on the meditation section of my website.
Ash for Protection
This protection ritual works really well during the full moon, but you can perform it anytime that you want to ensure that negative, toxic or harmful energies don't find a dwelling in your aura or your house.
To begin this ritual, you'll need enough ash to surround your property:
Collect ash from a fire pit or create a sacred fire and burn it down. Once the ash is cooled, sift the ash, and remove any large or unburnt pieces.
As you're preparing your ash, program the ash by setting the intention for "impermeable protection." Put the ash in a large container with a lid.
Next, allow your protective ash to charge by placing it under the full moon overnight. If you prefer to, you can surround your ash with protective and grounding crystals!
The next morning, before the sun rises, take your bowl of ash and, with your bare hands, scatter it around the entire perimeter of your home or property. As you do this, say out loud, "Ash for protection." If you like, you can add any other prayers or intentions for protection.
Finally, take a little bit of the ash and rub it on the bottom of your feet.
You can also smear a small amount of the protective ash on each entryway of your home or underneath the beds for added protection during the night. Add a sprinkle of it to your Full Moon Bath, your sacred space, or any other place that you want to invoke extra protection.
In conclusion, I think that the best way to stay protected is to simply keep your vibration as high as possible. A high vibration acts like a very strong spiritual immune system. I have observed that negative entities and toxic energies do not like to hang around people who are consistent in keeping their frequency high.
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