Grounding and Protection
You may or may not be consciously aware of people’s energies - but energy can be felt/sensed 'more easily' than we realise. For example, when we meet someone for the very first and we get an instant vibe as to whether we ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ them.
A person’s energy is made up of a combination of their past, health issues, mind-set, controlling thoughts, beliefs and perceptions of the world. Positive energy is radiated by those that are loving, happy, kind, content, compassionate and supportive. Negative people tend to be judgmental, unhappy, always complaining, unsatisfied and often tend to put people down.
Whether you are aware of it or not, when you come into contact with another persons energy - that has dominate traits of negativity, their low vibrational energy can stick to you and leave you feeling drained and emotionally exhausted. Without even realising it, a close loved one can pass their negativity energy onto you - just be recalling the events of their day.
However, by having a simple grounding and protection technique as a part of your daily routine, it will help you throughout the day and to help deal with certain people.
Furthermore, it is important to ground and protect yourself before you start to do ANY psychic, healing or spiritual work. Without protection, we can absorb other people’s negative energy easily. Grounding is equally as important - as this will anchor you in the physical and will provide a shield from any negative energies that you may come into contact with.
Grounding is the ‘earthing’ of your energy to the natural energy field of the earth. If you are not grounded you may feel dizzy, off balance and easily distracted - that you achieve very little throughout your day. Your brain can go into over-drive, think too much, worry excessively, or experience over-sensitivity. Physically, you may have have poor sleep, be constantly tired and could even be in some pain - or pain that is exaggerated. When you are grounded you feel well, happy, energised and focused.
Grounding will connect you to the energy and strength of mother earth - as well as ensuring that you are 'present' within your body.
There are many ways in which you can ground yourself naturally (plus several products on the market that you can buy) but here are a few 'free' simple techniques:-
Visualise roots/vines growing from the soles of your feet and going down into the heart Mother Earth.
Mindfall Walking. Simply walk and stay present within your environment.
Walking barefoot - particularly on grass or sand.
Feet Awareness. Place all of your awareness on your feet, especially the soles, for no less than 30 seconds, all the while, noticing any sensations that you feel. This can be done either sitting or standing.
Here are a simple visualisations that I like to do:-
Beam of Light
Take a few slow deep breaths to centre and calm yourself. Take your thoughts to your heart centre and become aware of your own heart beat. Next, imagine your chest and heart space filled with a bright white/golden light and send this light, this energy, down past your tummy, send it down through your thighs, over your knees, down to your feet and visualise it exiting out of the soles of your feet. Next, see this beam of light travelling down, through the mud, past the rocks, past the molten lava, travelling at the speed of light - right the way down to the centre of the earth.
Now see and feel the light from your heart space merging with the light and love of Mother Earth and draw this combined energy back up- so that it re-enters the soles of your feet and makes it way upto your heart space. Feel the connection between your heart and the Earth’s core.
Protection is a psychic shield that protects your auric field. Here are several ways in which you can protect yourself.
Say to Archangel Michael, 'Please protect me, my family and my home. Keep us all safe and out of harms way. Thank you' (Say three times).
Visualise yourself nestled deep within a platinum or blue bubble/like an egg - which is big enough for you to stand inside and swing your arms. Hold this visualise whilst saying 'Please Protect me Today and Always.
Imagine a large clear glass dome coming over the top of your head and covering your entire body. Visualise the dome being buried firm into the ground beneath your feet - so that you have an invisible barrier all around you. If there is another person who drains your energy, you can visualise a glass dome over them too - so that you are both protected.
Ask Archangel Raziel to Shield your light from darkness. This again will push away any negative energy.
Crystals are another way we can add to the protection. There are lots of crystals that can provide protection but some of the most popular ones are Tourmaline, Jet, Smokey Quartz, Labradorite, Black Onyx and Obsidian. Hematite and Black Onyx, are also good stones for grounding.
Because of busy stressful lives, there are times when we can forget to protect ourselves. It is particularly helpful if you are aware of your emotions and feelings - as it is easier to recognise when we do need a clearing. Signs that you need to look out for are experience low emotions, irritability, tiredness or just feeling down.
An easy way to clear any and all negativity is to have a shower and this clearing process can easily be incorporated into your morning routine.
When the water is cascading down over your body, imagine the water to be a divine white or purple light. Imagine this light spreading down over you and entering through the top of your head into your crown chakra. Sense the light moving within you, entering into each chakra and spreading into every cell of your body, so that your body is ablaze with the divine light - clearing and cleansing anything that no longer serves it. Next, visualise the water/divine light coming out from the soles of your feet and washing away any and all negativity from within you and around you. Feel the negativity flowing from you down into the plug hole.
You can also go one step further by asking Archangel Michael to clear and any and all lower vibrations and negativity from within and around you. Visualise his Blue Light surrounding you. Remember to thank him for this service!
Invoke the energies of Ascended Master St. Germain and Archangel Zadkiel to transmute and transport all negative and imbalanced energies on all levels and visualise a Violet light or Violet Flame surrounding you.
If you don’t have access to a shower, having a Himalayan Salt bath can be helpful in removing negativity and by adding some essential oils can also help remove negative. 'Dr Salts' make a really lovely shower and bath gel with Himalyian Salts.
The following essential oils are particularly helpful for removing negativity. (Safe to use with No Contra-Actions)
Rose – carries the highest vibrational frequency of love.
Frankincense. Known to remove negativity influences in the body, aura, psychic and environment.
Lavender – clears out energies that will not leave a space. Lavender is also relaxing and a natural sedative.
The next essential oils listed need to be used with caution
Use with care and ensure it is well diluted. Do not use if subject to seizures such as epilepsy or high blood pressure, avoid use during pregnancy and whilst breast feeding
Juniper – Negates negativity (Best avoided by those with kidney disorders).
Sage – neutralizes existing negativity and makes a psychic shield against tensions. Very popular in Native American Cultures, Shaman, Pagans and Wiccans.
Palo Santo. Helps to clear the home of bad energy and brings in good luck. The Palo Santo tree is currently endangered and is on a watch-list, please be mindful of this.