Protecting what’s precious. Keeping your energy clear in a toxic world

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Protecting what’s precious

Keeping your energy clear in a toxic world


In so many of my interactions with people over the years, one of their most frequently expressed fears is the dread they feel about certain physical situations around them. These are so very often described to me using the term ‘toxic

We talk about how co- workers, authority figures or other people with whom they come into contact will leave them drained or exhausted, often to the point of tears. Some have a sense of being constantly ‘bombarded’ by the feelings and emotions of others around them. Another group of people are so psychically sensitive that they experience a range of spiritual phenomena with which they aren’t familiar and this leaves them feeling very apprehensive, un-grounded and sometimes fearful.

Awareness and Protection

As I examine these issues with them, I often find that so many of these highly energetically sensitive souls aren’t fully aware of their need for psychic or energetic protection or even how to go about this. So, in this article, I want to look at ways in which you can protect yourself and your energy from situations which you feel impact negatively upon you.
I realise that I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who chooses to live, work and teach in a calm and spiritual environment. However, I do also live in the ‘real world’ and have found myself in some pretty spiritually hostile environments at times!  When I’m discussing the topic of energetic protection, I promise you that I’m not trying to dispense wisdom from atop the lofty heights of some ever present spiritual nirvana…… !
Its true that in personal situations we can’t guarantee to get along with absolutely everyone we meet, especially in the context of things like working environments or relationship issues. However,  it can certainly help you greatly in dealing with all challenging situations if you do something to energetically protect yourself in those type of environments.

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In this article, I’m not only referring to the metaphysical energy that we all possess, but also what is proven by the science of physics. Every living thing -according to the science of physics- has an energetic field which surrounds it. We can call it the ‘aura’ or ‘etheric field’ but whatever term we choose, there’s an energy field which exists around our human, physical bodies.
The way I see it is that the physical aspects of our energy fields are inextricably linked to our spiritual selves -and our resultant spiritual well being. If both are in balance, that’s wonderful. If not- then this can be the source of many of the physical, emotional and spiritual problems that we experience.
Protecting our own energetic field – or aura- is a key to physical and spiritual wellness. If this is not something you’d ever consider, then let me apologise here for the following- which may seem ridiculously obvious analogies that show our reasons for doing so.

For example, just consider what if…



It’s pouring with rain and freezing cold outside. You have a warm coat and an umbrella in your closet

However……. you choose not to put the coat on or take the umbrella with you when you go outside into the wind and rain.

 You leave your home to go out, but you choose to leave the front door wide open behind you.
I doubt that any of us would dream of actually doing either of the two things listed above. But many don’t think twice about doing the exact equivalent to their own spiritual energy field.
Basically, what that means to us on an energetic field level, is that it allows anyone to completely ‘rain’ toxic energies onto us, or to just freely enter our energetic ‘home’ to rob or vandalise it.
Apologies for what might read like slightly negative – or even scary- metaphors. However, I’m actually using them to point out how quick and easy it can be to apply psychic or energetic protection. It’s exactly like the physical acts of closing the front door behind you for security, putting on a coat before going outside into the cold or hoisting an umbrella against a torrent of rain that would otherwise soak you through.

Psychic Protection Techniques

Techniques for working with energetic protection are many and varied, just as people have totally different learning and working styles. Here are some ideas on energetic protection that you may like to use. I haven’t linked them to any particular belief system or religion, but you might wish to call on your own Spirit Guides, The Angels, Deities or Totem Animals- whichever you feel is appropriate for your spiritual beliefs-  when using them.

For those who learn or work best by physically ‘doing’.  A Kinaesthetic Technique

If you’re sufficiently physically mobile and able to perform this action safely and without strain, then try drawing a ‘Circle Of Protection’ around your entire body.
⦁    Standing completely upright, lift your arms above your head – extending your middle fingers. In Reiki healing, these are the ‘fire fingers’, the ones we use for channeling the Reiki energy the most powerfully.
⦁    Draw the extended arms and fingers down- fingers pointing outward- to either side of your body until you reach your waist.
⦁    Bend your knees slightly as you continue to move your arms down and around both feet. Then touch the floor with both fingers. You’ve now drawn a circle around your entire body and energy field.
⦁    Gently and slowly move to stand upright again and let your arms gently drop to your sides. As you perform this action say aloud or to yourself:
 ‘I am surrounded by this circle of light and protection I place around myself. Nothing can pierce it. I am safe. I am completely shielded within it from any negative energy that comes toward me’

Spiritual Help


Again, depending on your belief system, you can also invoke help at this stage.
Some people, for example,might ask for the additional protection of the Archangels, in particular of the Archangel Michael. Others may invoke a Goddess or God from a particular pantheon of their religion. Others may ask for the assistance of their protective animal totem such as the bear, lion or wolf. You don’t have to invoke them, but if you like to draw on your own belief system then this is the best time for it.
It will literally only take seconds to perform this action and say this mantra. Many people use this technique right at their front door, before they step out for the day. It always reminds them to perform it if they also link it with prosaic actions, like putting on a coat or lifting a set of keys!

For those who work best by visual means or with images. A Visual Technique

 aprotect2Picture yourself and your energy field bathed and surrounded by a ray or many rays of light. The colours of these rays of light can be linked to the different colours of each of the 7 chakras -or energy centres – of the body.
Violet for the crown chakra which is the seat of our psychic energy and connection

Indigo for the third eye chakra and our ability to sense the emotions of others
Sapphire blue for the throat chakra and our need to express truth to ourselves and others
Pink or Green for the heart chakra and our ability to give and receive love.
Yellow for the solar plexus chakra and our sense of our self belief
Orange for the sacral chakra and our sense of masculine or feminine identity
Red for the root chakra and our sense of security and protection
Or  you can visualise  the pure white light of universal protection.

The ‘Bubble of Protection’

Visualise yourself ‘sealed’ within this light for the whole day ahead. This light can take on any shape you wish. For example a bubble or a circle, a pyramid or any other shape that spiritually resonates with you.
  In any challenging situation, just close your eyes briefly and ‘remind’ yourself visually that you’re surrounded by this impenetrable shield of light. Any negativity sent to you will just ‘bounce’ away from you and the shield, and be sent out to the Universe to be healed.
Objects and totems that can be worn or carried for spiritual protection
Some people prefer to have a protective object or totem that they always carry with them or wear.
I find myself most often drawn to and in turn recommending crystals for this purpose.The particular crystal that I find the most amazingly effective for energetic protection and shielding is Black Tourmaline, which can be very easily and reasonably obtained in good crystal stores. Not only does this lovely and powerful mineral friend help us to deal with negative human energies, but it’s also a wonderful shield against the electromagnetic stresses which emanate from computers and mobile phones/masts.

Black Tourmaline as a natural stone and in polished form. It’s a wonderful protective crystal, whether carried as a ‘pocket stone’ or worn as a pendant, ring, bracelet or as any form of jewellery.
I hope that anything I’ve written in this article is helpful to you on the topic of psychic and energetic protection. Obviously this is not- out of sheer necessity of space- meant to be an exhaustive or all encompassing take on the subject!
However, if you’re new to the concept- or even just refreshing your memory- then it may add some new inspiration to your daily spiritual practices.
I wish you all love, spiritual peace- and protection.