Growing up, I let everything around me affect the way I felt and influenced my thoughts and decisions. I was convinced I was cursed. Most of my childhood, I felt misunderstood and unwanted. As a result, I had a lot of angst. I was resentful and depressed. In my adulthood, I learned about the theory that everything is energy. It wasn’t until my 30s, was I able to grasp what that even means.
I’m extremely sensitive to the energies around me, it hits me like a ton of bricks sometimes when I’m not paying attention. It happens a lot in crowds, I let everyone’s thoughts and feelings - their energy enter my aura. I took on my friends and family’s heartache, pain, and frustration as if it were my own. I was a mess! I would always be sick, depressed or easily irritated.
Through Reiki, I learned how vital it is to protect my energy as a daily practice. We encounter negative energy every day from the disgruntled stranger we accidentally brushed up against, through the news and social media, or the rough conversation we just had with your partner. Here are a few ways to tell if your energy is affected by outside influences.
You could be having an amazing day, and then you show somewhere or see certain people and immediately feel drained.
You are easily angered and irritated.
You’re anxious or depressed without a clear reason why.
You are super critical of yourself or others.
You feel a constant resistance, it feels like the world is always working against your desires, goals, and relationships.
I’m sure you’ve felt one or all of these before. The best way to protect your energy is awareness. Once I became aware of the '
difference between my energy and others, it was absolutely empowering. It put me in charge of me!
There are many ways to protect our energy from crystals to physically removing yourself from situations that don’t serve you. Meditation is a great way to throw up the power shields to deflect negative energy.
I like to visualize in my mind’s eye, that I’m protected in a suit of armor made of the purest light, blinding anything negative wishing to enter my field - my space, my bubble.
“According to research using brain imagery, visualization works because neurons in our brains, those electrically excitable cells that transmit information, interpret imagery as equivalent to a real-life action. When we visualize an act, the brain generates an impulse that tells our neurons to "perform" the movement. This creates a new neural pathway -- clusters of cells in our brain that work together to create memories or learned behaviors -- that primes our body to act in a way consistent to what we imagined. All of this occurs without actually performing the physical activity, yet it achieves a similar result.” (Link)
Here’s are few meditations I use to clear and protect my energy.
These are short visualizations and it’s key to practice them everyday, twice a day (morning and nights) is even better! You can do them while in bed, in the shower, even while you wait at the stop light.
It’s best to start any of these meditation, with first finding your breathe. Breathing in nice and deep, visualizing every cell in your body being filled to the brim full of cleansing oxygen. This cleansing oxygen will clear you field. With every exhale, witness all cords and hooks attached to negative energies, detach from your body and are disintegrated into dust.
Plunge in a Pool of Gold Paint
This is a fun one I learned from my acupuncturist, Dr. Mikiko Sankey. Take a dip in an opulent pool of gold paint. As you exit the pool, see the gold dripping and covering every inch of your body in this shimmery glittery gold. Remember to get your eyeballs, a very sensitive area, the back of your ears and the bottoms of your feet. This gold shields you from any and all energies that appear to be negative, unruly, and have a low vibration.
Archangel Michael's Electric Blue Bubble
If you have a connection with Angels, ask for the help of Archangel Michael and his electric blue light. Archangel Michael is the first cosmic ray of Divine Will, Power, Protection, and Faith. He is mentioned in the Bible as a “great prince who stands up for the children of your people.”
Call upon Archangel Michael with a quick invocation in time of crisis and need.
See an electric blue pillar of light, shine down from the heavens. Let it encompass you in a bubble 3 feet on every side of you. The outside of this bubble shines rays of bright blue light and within the bubble is bright white light.
Use this prayer as the bubble surrounds and protects you: (link to source)
Lord Michael to the left of me, Lord Michael to the right
Lord Michael in front and Lord Michael behind;
Lord Michael above and Lord Michael below
Lord Michael, Lord Michael, wherever I go!
Ask Archangel Michael for his protection against non harmonious energies. Next fill your heart with the energy of love dissolving your fears and negative entities.
Earthing, Plug into Earth’s Electrical Field
This is my favorite because Mother Earth and I have been homies for a very very very long time. Being in nature is important for my well being. She is our home and has been nurturing our human existence for millennia. She has the ability to take our woes and transmute them.
The best way to do this meditation is by going outside, kicking off your shoes and stepping on to the bare ground. This is called Earthing, which synchronises our own natural rhythms and cycles. When you get grounded, you are less likely to be affected by the negative energy around you.