Are others draining your energy and surrounding you with negativity? Learn how to cleanse and protect your aura and deflect those negative vibes.
How many times have we found ourselves drawn into situations or come into contact with others who have left us feeling uncomfortable or threatened? These encounters often leave us feeling stressed or drained and exhausted. If these people are family members, friends or work colleagues it isn’t always an option to simply avoid them. Those who drain or leach our energy are known in spiritual circles as energy vampires, they literally suck the life-force from us. These offenders are often unaware of their actions, the problem usually being an inability to open themselves up to channel universal energy, so when they sense their reserves are running low they unconsciously seek out others who have what they need. Babies and young children have weaker auras and need the extra protection from their parents or carers who have far stronger auras. Some children are clingier than others often leaving their carers depleted of energy, most grow out of as they mature and their aura naturally becomes more resilient, although we all know some people who continue this as they grow up!
The thought of energy vampires may make us feel like running out and draping garlands of garlic around our necks but there are other less ‘aromatic’ ways of protecting ourselves!
As an empath and a healer this has been a huge problem for me over the years. Over time I have developed a number of techniques designed to shield myself and to deflect the flow of negative energy. You may not be able to use all of these techniques at the same time, at least not without coming across as looking very strange, but using any of them will help.
- First of all cross your legs at the ankle, easier to do if you are seated! Doing this will close down the cycle of your own energy field allowing your own energy to circulate unhindered.
- Turn slightly to one side, do not sit or stand facing them full on. Facing someone full on exposes all our chakras leaving them vulnerable and directly in the firing line to any negative thoughts, words or emotions of others
- As the right eye is naturally more dominating, avoid this by focussing only on the left eye when you are conversing. You will still be able to maintain eye contact but it will be on an equal level energetically.
- Put your hands together, fingers and thumbs touching, this as with the ankles seals off your aura and continues to circulate your own energy flow.
We are often at our lowest ebb and risk of negative energy hits in public places such as supermarkets leaving us feeling drained and irritable. The fastest way to remedy this is to distance ourselves from the place or situation. Next we need to concentrate on grounding and centering ourselves; this can be done by taking a walk in the fresh air, running our hands under cool running water, playing music which calms or uplifts us.
Focus on your breathing, long, slow, deep breaths, on the in-breath visualise positive energy flooding your body, on the out-breath visualise all the pent up emotions and negativity being cleansed from your body.
The next step is to close down all chakras and then open them again slowly beginning with the base or root chakra, and working up to the crown. Some people like to visualise their chakras as flower petals slowly unfolding, others see them as spinning discs or swirling coloured lights, whatever works for you, try to focus on seeing/feeling them as all being the same size and if they are rotating that they are at the same speed.
When they are all open and balanced draw white light/universal energy through your crown chakra, brow chakra, throat chakra, heart chakra, solar plexus chakra, sacral chakra, and base/root chakra continuing down through your feet and into the ground. When you feel firmly grounded push this energy back up again and then feel/see it flooding out through your crown, streaming down and around you and into the ground you are now fully cleansed and protected.