How To Strengthen & Protect Your Energy Field Daily
We are all sensitive to Universal, cosmic energy (even if we aren’t aware of it) and you are most likely feeling a lot of intense energy and changes going on right now. This summer has been and will continue to be quite the astrological journey for us all- and whether you chose to subscribe to the effect everything above us has, there are still things shifting and impacting our energy fields.
As we continue to open ourselves up to our sensitivities and heightened awareness, there can be some common side effects of taking on other people’s energy or becoming overwhelmed in groups. I get asked often, “how can I keep myself from taking on other people’s energy?” or, “whenever I am around a group of my coworkers, I leave feeling so drained - how can I avoid this?”
For those of us here that live in highly populated cities, being mindful of maintaining our auric field is even more important. We are all energy workers; if you didn’t know that before, congratulations, you have just been initiated! At all times we are contributing to the energy of a space and those that are in it with us. That’s why it is our responsibility to maintain a high vibration within ourselves and take action to maintain healthy boundaries in our day-to-day.
One way to keep your energy field high and vibrant is to make changes to the people and environments that you spend time in. Begin to eliminate toxicity in your life where you can. We are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. So right away, a golden key to charge and protect your energy field is to choose to be around people who fill you with energy and are also living in a conscious way. Please note, however: there is a big difference between toxic people and challenging people.
Here are some tools you can use for maintaining our energy field that will help regardless of the environment that you are in.
1. Keep Your Core Strong
The core (our solar plexus chakra) is in the center of our body and lives in the middle of the home of our body. When you maintain a healthy physical body with a strong core, you are able to sustain your energy longer and also radiate a stronger energy field. When you are radiating your energy, it is easier to stay in your own energy rather than taking on others’, especially those energies that are of a lower frequency from those who are looking to cling to something that can fill their cup (when they could be doing that for themselves!).
2. Run White Light from Your Feet to the Top of Your Head, Then Zip
Before you leave the house for the day, allow yourself to get rooted into a spot with your bare feet (if you are able to do this on grass or sand, even better). Closing your eyes and breathe deeply, dropping into your inner-world, and begin to notice a bright white light at your feet.
Once you see this light, with each breath allow yourself to run it all the way to the crown of your head and then bring it back down. Continue this movement of light up and down your body until you feel your body radiate (and you will). Once you feel full and complete, bend down to your left foot, and at your big toe, find the invisible zipper. Hold on and zip up your body, bringing your energy field into this bubble you have created.
Setting the intention, “today I will share my energy in a way that honors and protects my highest, greatest good,” can help solidify the practice. Give it a shot!
3. “I Got Nothing But Crystals In My Pocket…”
Carrying crystals and stones are a great way to work with your energy. There are thousands of different kinds of crystals, and you can select which is best for you in your current circumstance. Crystals really do carry personalities of their own. There are several online guides to help you get familiar with the different stones. It’s always best to follow your inner guidance to what you are being called towards, and if possible, to pick your stone in person based on how it feels when you hold it in your hands.
Some great crystals to work with specifically for protection are:
- Black tourmaline - helps repel lower energies
- Labradorite - helps protect from psychic attack and ill wishes placed upon you
- Jet - clears internalized emotions (great for empaths)
For more on different protection stones specifically, you can check out this great guide with stone types and usage.
4. Go Smudge
Smudging is the act of bathing oneself in the smoke of a sacred cleansing plant like sage or palo santo. It is an ancient ritual used in many cultures all over the world. The essence of the smoke of these plants will help to purify the energy in the space around you, clearing any energies that are incompatible with you. When preparing for your day, adding smudging to your routine will help you return to a blank canvas as well as create a protective shield. There is great power in our words - so saying out loud your intentions when smudging helps especially when first beginning with these practices. When smudging, a practice that works well is:
- Light the smudging tool, expressing that you are calling in the Highest Power to work with you in purifying your space and surroundings.
- Beginning at your head, cupping one hand (or using a sacred feather) to help the smoke bathe you, express “may I think clearly.”
- Moving to your eyes and third eye chakra, express “may I see clearly.”
- Move to your throat and express “may I speak only my truth.”
- Then at the heart space, “may I be present with an open heart and a state of love.”
- Move to the belly (the solar plexus), “may I have the strength to be fearlessly me.”
- Down to a couple inches below the belly button (the sacral chakra), “may I express my emotions, creativity, and relations with others with love and highest good of all”.
- Using the smudge and bathing the smoke around your genitals and base of the spine (root chakra), “may I remain grounded and fully present in the now.”
- Continue to cover the rest of your body with the smoke, staying focused on the intentions you are setting for the day. Reminder! Your mind and intentions are the roadmap for the way your life is unfolding.
Some of my personal favorite smudging tools are the beautiful handmade goodies from smudged.co & anima mundi apothecary. Both sources focus on using organic and high vibe plants for their products. Also, white sage has become overharvested over these last few years, so both of these companies use sage that is sustainable and certified organic.
We are in a time of expansion and rapid growth right now as a collective. It can feel intense at times; be gentle with yourself. Some common side effects to new levels of awakening include fatigue, headaches, and hearing high pitched sounds or seeing flashes of light.
Everything is great, surrender to the flow - you are safe and held. Cleanse yourself and your space often. Protect yourself always. Trust your intuition and the power of the Universe.
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