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Setting Energetic Protections

It is important to protect your energy on a regular basis, especially if you are giving Reiki to other people. However, you don't need to be a Reiki practitioner to practice good energetic hygiene. You need to protect yourself from taking on other people’s energy. There are several effective ways of doing this, which will be outlined below. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but just a few of the ways you can protect yourself.

1. Grounding

There are many methods for grounding. You can walk barefoot outdoors, or go to the beach and put your feet in the water. Go swimming in the ocean or a lake. Take a walk in nature. Slowly stroll through the woods, paying attention to the natural world around you. Listen to the birdsong, see the moss on the tree trunks. Notice the forest animals around you, smell the earthy scent of the leaf litter at your feet. Take it all in.

If you can’t get outdoors, do a Roots Meditation: Sit on a chair with your feet flat on the floor, hands on your lap, palms down on your thighs. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath, hold it for a moment, and let it all out in a big sigh. Take another deep breath, filling your entire belly and chest, and hold. Imagine all of the stresses and tension in your body coming out with that sigh, letting it all out. Take one more deep breath, hold, and let all those tensions out with a sigh. Then visualize roots, like the roots of a tree, growing out of the bottoms of your feet. Grow these roots down through the floor, and into the ground. Grow them deep into the earth. Now, visualize energy from the earth flowing up those roots and into your feet, your legs, filling your entire body. Sit with this visualization as long as you are comfortable, whether it’s five minutes or an hour. Sit with it for however long you can. When you are ready, grow the roots back into your feet, while visualizing the energy in your body. Take three more nice deep breaths, and open your eyes. You’ve just grounded yourself.

2. Bubble of White Light

Before doing any kind of energy work, going into a crowded place, or even having guests in your home, do a bubble of white light meditation. It doesn’t have to take long. Just close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and visualize a bubble of white light all around you. You’ll want to visualize it more like a soap bubble than a rigid shield. A bubble is more flexible, and negative energy is more likely to bounce off. If your bubble is rigid, negativity is more likely to crash into and crack your shield. Keep it soft, keep it flexible. Set the intention to keep this bubble of light around you even if you aren’t actively thinking about it.

3. Releasing Negative Energy

Stand up, and using your hands like a squeegee, briskly brush off your arms and legs three times each, and follow this with a series of quick slaps all over your torso (front and back), while visualizing the negativity flying off of your body and aura. Set the bubble of white light around yourself with the intention to keep it around you even if you aren’t actively thinking about it.

When should you think about setting energetic protections?

You might want to think about setting an energetic protection when you know you are going to be with a lot of people. Situations like a party, going to the movies, at the mall, anyplace you are going to be with people you aren't familiar with. Here's another situation you may not have thought of... What if you know who is going to be there, and there's going to be someone there that always leaves you feeling icky? Someone who exudes an energy that you do not like? Absolutely. Go ahead and set your energetic protections. Then, when you get home/they leave your home, release their energy by following step 3 above for Releasing Negative Energy.

Do you have questions about setting energetic protections? Feel free to contact me using the contact page (click here to contact me) on this web site.

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