The Art of Self Protection
Ever have drinks or lunch with
someone who spent the entire time unloading every possible problem? In the end they walked away feeling wonderful
and you walked away feeling incredibly drained and depressed. Maybe there was a time you felt someone was interfering with your ability to think rational thoughts or make
you believe something about yourself that just wasn’t true.
In everyday life whether we
realize it or not, we need to constantly check in with ourselves and stay centered
or grounded. You wouldn’t get in a car
without fastening your seatbelt or go into the cold night air without a jacket,
right? Protection is essential in order
to survive. This past week I’ve
received so many calls regarding painful situations and the common theme I have
discovered during these calls are that we all need to focus on getting grounded. When we are grounded our annoyance level
decreases, our negative beliefs about ourselves start to disappear and painful
energy has no room in our bodies. I’m in
the middle of reading a great book called “Your Aura &Your Chakras-The
Owners Manual” by Karla McLauren and in her book she discusses some wonderful
techniques for getting grounded. One
grounding technique she uses is very simple.
Imagine a long cord coming out of your first chakra (see my blog on
Healing Quick Fixes to locate your first chakra), extending down to the center
of the Universe while imagining all negative energy leaving your body and
traveling down the cord. She also talks
about creating a room inside your head with four walls, a floor and
ceiling. You can hang a “Do Not Disturb”
sign outside the room and go to this place whenever you need to get centered. She recommends saying your name out loud
three times to bring yourself back into a grounded place while doing these
exercises. We can ground our homes, our
cars, our computers, etc. When you are
grounded you are living in the present moment.
Grounding your cars and computers is especially effective if you have constant
difficulties on a regular basis. She
warns not to ground other people’s possessions, homes or cars because you may
be interfering with their karma.
Another fascinating book is
“Psychic Protection” by Ted Andrews. In one
chapter, he talks about readings and different red flags to watch out for when
getting a reading, along with how to discern what is false from what is
real. He also recommends using caution
when accepting a gift from someone you suspect of having negative energy,
because even gifts can be charged with negative intentions. It’s a good idea to return or dispose of all
possessions connected with a person in order to sever the ties on a psychic
level. Personal items serve as a link or doorway to
you. Time spent in nature
is also a great way to ground, along with warding off attacks. Bless the person and forgive yourself as well
as the attacker. Brown candles are great
for grounding and stabilizing. Try
burning a white candle to determine the presence of negative energy. According to Ted Andrews, “If it smokes a
great deal and the smoke is dark, negativity is being burned off. As the smoke dissipates and the candle burns
clean, it indicates the environment is clean as well.”
Burning Sage in each room will
help remove harmful energies from your home.
If you find yourself in a
situation that threatens your comfort level, remember to cross your feet and bring
your hands together in your lap with your fingers touching to create a boundary
as well as protection from people trying to take away your energy. When feeling depleted, imagine the golden sun
above your aura, just over your head, and feel the warmth of your gold
sun. This gold sun represents the
infinite amount of energy available to you, which not only helps in healing but
also restoring your energy.
By understanding techniques to
bring yourself back to center, you can save much time and energy spent on
repairing the damage caused by unhealthy situations.
I hope this helps & I look
forward to hearing your thoughts!
Peace & Happiness,
The information and advice
given on this blog is not a substitute for professional advice, self-help or
assistance programs, or any other professional treatment that you would
normally receive from a licensed professional such as a lawyer, doctor,
psychiatrist, accountant or financial advisor.