Protection ~ What is it?
Generally protection is the act of keeping oneself, another or something safe from being harmed or damaged. From a spiritual perspective it is the same concept however it is more specifically the safeguarding of your energy fields in order to keep your energy clear of others energy and/or negative influences.
Energy which is not your own, and if energy which is less than positive, can influence you causing stress, imbalance, mood swings, tiredness, lack of confidence, illness. Such energy can actually depletes your own energy leaving you without the vitality you need for general living.
When you interact with another person there is an energy exchange. Even if that energy is positive. Daily we interact with EMF’s – electromagnetic fields which we can’t see yet are received with us.
Same too with energy. When you interact with people, or even when passing by strangers, your energy field connects or interacts with them, this especially happens when our energy centres are “open”. However negative energy seems to be more easily transferable, particularly to people who are resonating higher. The “darker” energy gravitates to “light”.
Negative energy is created via:
- Destructive emotions (such as hate, jealousy, anger, fear)
- Victim, pessimistic and negative attitudes
- Hostile environments (Arguments, disagreements)
- Controlling people or environments
- Misuse of sex, drugs or alcohol
- Chaos and disorder
In general you need to protect our energy field in a general sense. It is important to keep you energy your own so you are centred and clear. Even if you are interacting with positive people.
However you don’t only interact with energy from the earth plane. Depending on your beliefs there are also unseen energy forces who are positive and negative.
In the spirit plane there are light beings who assist and guide us and there are “dark” beings who are mischievous and like to cause confusion and chaos.
These are often spirits who are either not aware that they have passed over or who are not yet ready to leave the earth plane, therefore they are drawn to those with vibration with light and will therefore attach themselves to such people.
How do I invoke protection?
There are many ways to ensure you are protected and it is important for you to chose one which suits and works for you. Likening protection to a pair of shoes, there are some that will fit better than others.
Also just like shoes, the method you use can become so comfortable it wears out. So it is ideal to change and mix up the protection methods you are using. The reason for this is when we regularly use a particular method we can become over familiar with it and become lax when implementing, thus loosing it’s potency. In addition our vibration changes and thus a different protection method is required.
Protection ideally becomes a ritual which is best done in the morning before you start your day, and can easily be done in bed before your get up or in the shower. Until it becomes a habit I recommend adding a reminder in your phone or on your mirror.
Its important to know that protection may need “reapplying” during the day (and sometimes more than once) particularly when you know you are going to interact with someone who drains your energy.
Once you become familiar with what is your energy and what belongs to another you will be able to determine quite easily how often you need to top up your protection. If having trouble you can simply use a pendulum to assist you.
See (or feel) lying in front of you a deep blue sleeping bag made of fine silk thread, as you pick it up you notice how light it feels and that it changes to the appropriate colour you need for the day.
Open the bag and step into it slowly bringing it up over you, seeing it cover and hug to your body and feeling the sensation of its rich material cover your energy field.
Bring the bag up and over your head and as it does become aware that the opening has now fused keeping you and your energy safe from those you encounter during your day.
See (or feel) in front of you a gigantic ball of bright light of colour, it may be the colours of the rainbow or perhaps a specific colour you are resonating with (preferably not white though).
Make your energy ball large enough that it encases your whole body and energy field (2cm’s around your physical). See/feel the energy ball gently pulsating with pure energy and beckoning you towards it.
When you are ready step into the centre of the ball seeing and feeling it envelope your body and auric fields, sensing it not only putting you in a sphere of protection you also energising you inner force.
Surround the ball with a casing of crystal dust, adding an extra layer of protection for your day, and when you are ready bring your awareness back to the chair and room in which you are sitting.
Stand with your feet slightly apart and palms upright, bringing your focus to your breathing allowing yourself to relax and be in the present moment. When you are ready, say:
“God above me, God below me, God beside me and God behind me, keep me safe and within your divine protection for the day. Namaste”
Close your eyes and take your focus to your solar plexus, allowing it to open slightly just enough to allow a stream of yellow light to flow, swirling around you forming an egg shaped cloud surrounding your physical and auric bodies.
Next see or feel pouring from the heavens above you a brilliant glow of pure white light, sending just the right amount to create a secondary stratum around the first egg of energy.
Now encase those two layers of energy with a shell which is made of a reflective material, perhaps hematite, gold or even a mirror which rebounds negative energy. Sit allowing yourself to feel and see each layer at work, sensing the strength with each of them.
INVOKE THE ANGEL OF PROTECTION
Close your eyes and state out loud:
“Please Angel of Protection I need your help. Please help me protect my energy fields, keeping my energy my own and clear of other’s energy. Please surround me with your blessed light and help me vibrate with my own.”
For those who have undertaken Reiki II training, draw a large Sei He Ki symbol, with the intention of protection and step into it, alternatively you can draw it over yourself.
When used in conjunction with Cho Ku Rei it increases the energy and purpose of the Sei He Ki.
Crystals are a wonderful tool to protect your energy field, I personally would not use them on their own yet in conjunction with any of the exercises above.
Common protection crystals: Amber, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Snowflake Obsidian or Smokey Quartz
Essential or Resonate Essence oils are an easy way to protect your energy field. I tend to use this option as a quick way to invoke protection.
Common protection oils: Lavender, Frankincense, Sage, Palo Santo and Resonate Essence Protection
We use these exercises ourselves although we add a mirrored or reflective layer (such as hematite) with the purpose to reflect less than desirable energies back to the Universe for it to transmute and transcend.