A Practical Guide on How to Protect Your Energy

A Practical Guide on How to Protect Your Energy

Before you begin incorporating intuitive or spiritual practices into your daily routine, it’s a good idea to learn how to protect your energy. We all have our own tank of energy – it is ours alone, and we are beholden to that energy in particular. However, “energy vampires” (or people who steal our energy intentionally or unintentionally) can cause imbalances in our energy field. 

Protecting your energy ensures that you’ll be less impacted by external forces.

To help you get started, here’s a simple 4-step guide on how to protect your energy effectively.


Step #1: Meditate and Clearly Set Intentions

Take at least 10 minutes to meditate each day.

After you meditate, you can repeat this reiki phrase silently or aloud:

“I say with love and respect that I do not give anyone permission to take this energy. This energy is mine alone, but I hope I can use it to help others find their inner light.”

Sharing this intention ensures that your aura (your body’s energetic field) is well-protected, instead of allowing your energy to drift out and be inadvertently influenced by others.


Step #2: Use Visualization Techniques to Protect Your Energy

Visualizing a gold, white or purple light around you can help strengthen your auric field. These colors are most effective because gold is highly protective, white is the color of intuition, and purple is the color of the crown chakra (which sits at the top of your head and connects you with your spirit guides and the angelic realm).

By using these colors in your visualization practice, you’re effectively asking your angels, spirit guides, ancestors, and everyone else watching over you to help protect you.

This visualization technique is especially helpful to practice before entering public spaces such as supermarkets, hospitals, graveyards, or bars. These spaces are subject to a lot of energy exchanges in general, but also harbor wandering spirits who have not fully transitioned into the next realm. If you want to read more about this, I recommend checking out the book The Unquiet Dead by Edith Fiore. 


Step #3: Visualize Your Highest Self

Envision your healthiest, happiest, and most fulfilled self. This is what you’ll be like when your energy is most powerful.

This will help motivate you to transform to exactly where you want to be in the future.

The same way that a drop of water lands in the ocean and sends out ripple effects, visualizing yourself in your highest-vibrating essence boosts your energetic field and helps you set boundaries more intentionally.


Step #4: Beware of Energy Vampires and Limit Your Interactions With Them

Energy vampires are people who take our energy, both consciously and unconsciously. It’s important to protect your energy by firstly identifying who they are and limiting contact with them as much as possible.

A clear sign that someone is an energy vampire is if you constantly feel drained after spending time with them, and immediately feel more at ease when you aren’t together anymore.

If a co-worker or someone you see on a regular basis is an energy vampire, visualize a protective shield of white light around you before or during your interactions.

You can also recite “I do not give this person permission to take my energy” silently or aloud. 

Energy transcends time and space, so even if the energy vampire is not physically present with you,  it’s still important to protect yourself before having remote calls or meetings with them – those interactions are still energetic exchanges.

I hope this guide was helpful and gave you the clarity and guidance you need to protect and preserve your energy intentionally!