How to Protect Yourself Against Negative Energy


Have you ever been around someone and upon going your separate ways realize that you feel totally depleted? Like all your energy has been sucked? This is a very common problem when interacting with others whose energy may be negative or chaotic. These vampires can literally suck the life out of you. We are all energy. Various vibrations of energy are constantly flowing through us and being exchanged with others and our environments. We are conduits for other people’s stuff, the good and the bad. On a daily basis our energy is bombarded by the energy of technology, co-workers, family, subways, schools, and super markets so it is important to protect yourself from negative energies that leech on to your output.

Pay Attention
Sometimes we inadvertently walk into some gross energy, but most times when we pay attention, we can name the reoccurring sources of negative energy. Tune in to when you feel that your energy has been sucked and begin to identify the source stealing your energy. Maybe it’s your best friend, or a negative co-worker, or a cynical family member, or a nasty sales associate. As your pay attention to other people and their transmissions pay attention to your own thoughts. Are they negative or positive? Are you leaking your own energy?

Create Physical Distance
When you encounter negative energy try to physically create distance between you and the source. If you are in a public space choose to sit or stand elsewhere. In a more personal environment, for example interacting with a negative co-worker, take a few steps back. Creating more physical space helps keep your energy field intact.

Invoke an Energy Shield
Having a strong intention is critical to constructing an aura shield. As I wrote about here, your thoughts are powerful. Giving concentrated thought to your energy field can change it. There are various ways to create a shield around your energy. Some people imagine a mirror like surface at the edge of their own energy field to reflect o energy back to the originator. Alternatively, you can visualize pulling up a zipper from the bottom of your feet up to the top of your head, encasing all your good energy within the zipper. Or my personal favorite, you can create a shield of light that bounces energy off of it. To do this, visualize white light streaming down onto your crown chakra and radiating around your body and under your feet. The energy pulsates outward pushing away negativity and keeping you safe from energy leeches and vampires.

Activate Your Shield
It helps to have a word or symbol that you can hold in your mind to activate your shield on a moment’s notice. This could be a sacred symbol of importance to you or a mantra. Personally, I am a huge Harry Potter fan, so when I activate my energy shield I say, “Expecto Patronum.” And then my energy is protected by my guardians and negativity is dispelled.

Radiate Love
Darkness is banished by love. It’s certainly difficult, but when you encounter someone’s negativity protect yourself and send back positivity and love to them. Sending their energy back will only intensify the darkness. Remind yourself that their actions make sense to them and that very likely they do not even realize that their fear based thinking and feelings are affecting you.

Over the years I’ve realized that I am very sensitive to other people’s energy. And the more time I spend working on my intuition and connection to my authentic self, I feel myself become more susceptible to energy leaks and having my energy sucked. Sometimes I’m blindsided and I can’t get my shield up fast enough. In those times I find the fastest way to raise my vibration is through laughter. So I seek out a good belly laugh and then try to smudge myself when I have the opportunity.

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” – Albert Einstein

Protect your magic.

with love,


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