9 Ways to Protect Yourself from Negative Energies

Crowd-of-aurasAnna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Do you find it exhausting to be around stressed out or negative people? Have you ever left a dramatic situation feeling drained, even if you weren’t personally involved? For most people, the answer is yes. This is because we are constantly absorbing the energies of objects and people around us. Thoughts, emotions and words of other people can have a profound impact on our psyche and physical well-being. Just as spending time in nature or working in a garden can lessen stress and improve our mood, when you’re in a crowded place you will draw in the energies of the people around you, whether you feel it or not.

Here are some tools that to help you clear away negative energy and create a “shield” to maintain your personal energy and keep your psyche clear from the impact of other people and negative situations.

1. Crystals

It is common for people to be skeptical about the healing power of crystals, but one should just turn to science and technology to find proof that crystals are objects of measurable effect. Crystals are used in many objects we use every day including silicon, which is used in all computers and mobile phones and LCD’s, and quartz, a silicate material used in watches and clocks to regulate time. When you consider all of these applications, the effect of crystals on outside energies is undeniable.

Many crystals, especially darker colored ones such as black onyx, obsidian, amethyst, fluorite and tigers eye, repel negative energies and will cleanse your aura. The presence of crystals can also alleviate stress, boost creativity, and contribute to healing and raise levels of consciousness. It is important to remember that working with crystals has much to do with your intentions and your openness to allowing the crystal to work.

2. Smudging Sage

The North American native tradition of smudging by burning white sage bundles has been used for generations to clear out stale and negative energy out of the body and spirit. With the right intent and respect, the smudging process can help you clean your energy field, even if you are unaware of any problems. Smudging may help you clear residual feelings regarding a situation that has past, negative emotions such as anger and fear that linger after an event or interaction, tension and stress felt psychologically or physically, as well as the harmful energies of other people that have latched themselves to your psyche. Smudging is a relaxing way to regain composure and recenter your awareness after experiencing distress.

3. Essential Oils

Using the natural healing properties of essential oils has become more popular as people realize the limitations and detrimental side effects of some modern healing modalities. Essential oils such as sandalwood, niaouli and myrrh all have very power cleansing properties, and smell great. The olfactory sense is more closely linked to our emotional system than any of our other senses, and by using essential oils a link is created between healthy psychic states and the physical presence of the now.

When using essential oils it is important to inhale only the aroma of the oil, either directly or using and oil diffuser (which can be very useful when cleansing and protecting a larger space or several persons). Additionally, you can place a drop of oil in a few specific spots around the head, such as back of the neck, crown of the head and middle of the eyebrows.

4. Incense

Similar to sage smoke and diffused essential oils, incense is known for its purifying and cleansing properties. Incense may not be the best option if you need to ward of psychic attacks when in public, but it is a great tool to use when gathering with others and to cleanse away negative and stale energies around your living spaces. Ensure you use natural essential oil incense, such as Nag Champa and Tibetan Incense Sticks, that does not have any toxic or artificial perfumes.

5. Using White Light Meditation

Science continues to prove that meditation is a powerful healing practice. You can use a very easy and short meditation to protect yourself from psychic attacks. During such a meditation, close your eyes, calm the breath, and then image in the mind’s eye a bright white light forming a protective shield all around your body and any other person or object that you want to safeguard. It is up to you how long you keep your eyes closed and how bright your light will grow, and as you open your eyes continue with the meditation by trusting that your white light will continue to surround, protect and comfort you.

6. Cleansing Shower or Bath

The physical action of taking a shower or bath, with the right intention set in your mind, can help wash away negative energy. Similar to the white light meditation, image all of the negative energy lifting off each part of your body as you submerge into your bath or as shower water hits your skin. Baths also allow for the use of essential oils, Epsom salt, crystals and flower petals, for additional healing.

After you’ve completed your cleansing in the water, apply essential oils to dried skin. You can use some of the oils mentioned above, or other calming oils that benefit the skin such as lavender or ylang ylang. Mixing a few drops of essential oil into your favorite lotion or with fractionated coconut oil is also a nice option.

7. Mantras

Words, even if only spoken in your mind, have a powerful effect in creating your reality. When spoken out-loud, words and sounds can have an even more profound effect because they create vibrations that interact with your energetic body, helping it to fall into harmony or disharmony.

Chanting the following mantras repeatedly may help cleanse you of negative energy:

  • KRIM (pronounced “kreem”) – Used to stimulate the lower chakras of the body and begin purifying the body.
  • HUM (pronounced “hoom”) – Used to break down negativity and spread positivity and vitality through the body.
  • LAM (pronounced “lam”) – Used to cleanse impurities that have collected in your body and clearing any energy blockages preventing your prana from flowing freely through all your energy channels.

You can also create your own mantra with phrases and words that resonate with you and help you shed all negativity. Another option is practicing a spoken Metta loving kindness meditation which will release a wave of positivity that can be extremely healing. See the example below.


8. Sounds

Similar to chanting mantras, sounds of chimes, bells and gongs have been used in practices such as yoga to dispel negative spirits. In the modern world, wind chimes are known for their relaxing effect on a person. The vibrations created by sounds of chimes and bells resonate through the air breaking up stagnant and negative energies. They also vibrate your energetic body and attune you to different frequencies, strengthening your psyche and spiritual power.

9. Amulets

Amulets, trinkets and talismans, with the specific purpose of protecting the human spirit, are most common in religious traditions, including items such as the Christian cross and rosary and the Muslim hamsa. These types of symbols are believed to hold great power, but similar to crystals, they react o your intentions. If you believe an item is worthless, then it will offer you no protection.

About the Author

Anna Hunt is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She and her husband run a preparedness e-store outlet at www.offgridoutpost.com, offering GMO-free storable food and emergency kits. Anna is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Read more of her excellent articles here.

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  • sabelmouse

    pity i never found out all of it because of the 1 thing a page slideshow.

  • Kallol Paul

    Simple point is go for the things which are easy for you..easy to get and you feel works easy for you..!

  • Kallol Paul

    We need more of waking and awakening ..from seductive lazy matrix that we have left unattended..for few known faces..!

  • guard4her

    1. Tin foil hats.

    • Soren

      For sale!?

    • Jessica Nicole Simpson-Lucas

      I actually feel sorry for you, I wish you were shown the true meaning of life. You wouldn’t even have the need to be judgmental. I know where you are and I will pray for you.

      • guard4her

        Jessica, to whom or what do you pray? Inquiring minds want to know. You feel sorry for me, so you can answer out of pity.

  • againstcorporaterule

    Essential oils are EXTREMELY harmful if applied directly to the skin. If it isn’t safe for your tongue, then it isn’t safe for your skin.

    Try a drop of essential oil on your tongue and you will never do it again. If the author of this article would just put a drop of essential oil on her tongue, she would never recommend applying essential oils directly to skin again!

    • ValdaDeDieu

      I see. So stick a fork in an electrical outlet–get shocked–ELECTRICITY is bad, not the idiot who misused it? Essential oils are extremely concentrated and most are not meant to be “placed on the tongue” , the same way you would not swallow a spoonful of salt, or black pepper. All essential oils are beneficial; many can be applied directly in minute or diluted forms, depending on the original plant from which they were extracted. You really have no idea what you’re talking about; it is evident that you have done far less research than the author of this article.

      • Ava

        You’re an idiot and should not speak

    • Jessica Nicole Simpson-Lucas

      I’ve applied many different oils, anointing oils and then there are some I know cause bad reactions to the skin, the tongue sounds strange but, can I ask is essential oil, the name of a special mixture of ingredients or how you describe all of oils? Sorry, to ask but, curious because I have even bathed with a special mixture of oils and other ingredients to cleanse away negativity.

    • Firbolg13

      Actually, while most essential oils may need to be diluted, Lavender essential oil ( therapeutic grade) is fantastic applied neat on steam burns or scalds. It brings the heat and throbbing down in seconds, It is also good for sunburn.
      Peppermint essential oil is used in toothpastes and foods. Informing oneself is key.

  • Johan Hendrick

    the comments no doubt..reveal better info that page 1.. it yet again is sad ..that the 1 st page reveals the article is click bait..

    a promise of 9 ways to protect the id.. of the ego self..begins with item one..dark crystals [but think please]..if crystals really avert negative energies ..why the heck are you removing them from our earth mother…?

    can i really believe an article ..[oops sorry 8…NINE articles..]..that begins on such a note that makes commerce from finding ..plundering commercialisation..of our eath mothers protections..[for everyone..plus the plan*et we live on by privatasation of the earth mothers protections measures…then says follow me and let me reveal point number 8..?..[the temptation is to turn away from these energy wasters..but they might actually have better or worse points ..do I even bother taking up de-bait?..sadly I must

    inevitably..then when I click on another page.. so the watchers who need to watch all we think say and fo on -line..’we can follow you to learn how many of these tips you read’..its sad..that we need to turn the page so many times..when the first page privatises the very protections of our eath mother…

    this is a very serious topic..and all the first page did is summon up my anger demons ..[we get angry by attracting the victim status that feeds inner and outer demons..we are selfish so we blame other external forces for ‘stealing’ our energies ..our vibe..when life cannot exist without energy changing state..stasis means death

    even then as this click bait..drains away at my guides..with conflicted advice..[maybe removing the earths mothers ..crystals wont make her sick…but even so the point is these things were encased into stone for reasons..but back to read page two of the words

    as the 1 st page.. sucks away my positive energies..crystals are in the wilderness for good reasons..they have dark/light known +unknown.. energies with-in them..your life is surrounded by new age crystals ..even covering ya roofs with it..get it?..

    what affectation does the many yards of crystal do to you..that could have been explained..on page one..or a more complete crystal guide..or finding these things..or why they were pit there in the first place..so much a wasted..effort [who knows [just don’t let the demons I exorsized by these words enter your..own system

    at least the comments might be higher value [presuming their not here to sell crystal product..looted from our earth mother..for mere money..at great risk to life and limb..for what?,..,an ego protection system..or a crystalised demonic capturing [or]..releasing system..[who really knows so much not said ..but lets turn the page

    so much a real article could have revealed about crystallisations of these secretive batteries,,for captured and the capturing of negative energies..that were earthed in our earth mother..but now are there hanging around your neck capturing yours..or releasaing theirs..again who really knows…

    sorry ..not a good beginning point..but its my negative energy ..not yours…of it makes you better ..do as you must..the real powers lie broken in the dust..dusts of time.

  • Marigold

    This is quite an interesting article, however as this is a website apparently interested in truth I’d like to add my bit. Real truth is painful and come over as negative. So you have a choice, ignore it and label the messenger as ‘negative’ or digest what is being said and look into it with impartiality until it can be empirically proven. Open your eyes and your heart and you will get to the truth. You can use all the pointers in the world to try and reduce negativity, but you are not being very brave in your search for the truth are you! In fact it is a very negative facet itself, trying to reduce ‘negativity’ because avoiding the hurt will only end-up in tragedy. I can give you a very good example of my point, if you’re interested or brave enough. On the other hand you can pretend to be all love and light and have no real idea what truth is. Truth comes from the heart first. Observe with an open heart and you will get to it and gain bravery. Do not avoid negativity.

    • Marigold

      Just to add to this; having a genuinely open and caring heart means you are a spiritual soul; be patient and you will gain strength and wisdom to ignore that which is fake negativity and to absorb that which is a genuine concern. It’s not easy, but I am constantly learning, thanks to the Bible too.

      Everything Jesus said has more relevance in your life than you’d care to admit. He said hurtful(and if you want to label it ‘negative’) things, which were aimed to break-down your vulnerability to evil spirits and to build you back-up spiritually. We don’t need guidance from anyone, but only God the Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit is all you need to make you conscious, and give you the strength and wisdom you seek in this life. Be humble, be prepared to learn and remain modest in all things; everything else will follow. We are facing very testing times, and nothing ever stays the same.

      If you find your friends and family alienating themselves from you because you are becoming too different for them, it is because the Holy Spirit is working to divide you. It is you God wants on his side, otherwise this wouldn’t be happening. Have faith in the Word and know you are here for a purpose.

      Evil will continue to confuse and make your life difficult, but do not fall for revenge and all the human failures and distractions which are designed to take you away from God. Rejoice!; if you understand this, you are on your way. 🙂

  • Victor Gagnon

    I think “We the sheeple” has the right wording. It you have a negative thought then simply let it go because if you hang onto it, it simply grows. Don’t make them wrong but simply let them go. They don’t serve anyone. The reason they simply show up for us is our training to always be negative, we are immersed in this lifetime and many lifetime before this. Generation after generation. Consider that 98 % of one thoughts are negative.
    Food for thought

  • Maharishi told me to distinguish between being weak and being sensitive. He implied that my sensitivity was just weakness.

  • We the Sheeple

    All of these have been passed around and around and around for years, decades, centuries and they can be good placebos (or just about anything else for that matter). And when one seeks “protection,” they are falsely believing that negative energies are “out there” somewhere as well as deeply fearful that these illusional energies will harm us in some way.

    What these people are simply unaware of is that the each of us is intimately connected to the collective experiences of humanity – across all generations and from whenever day one of humanity began. In this collective matrix resides incalculable fear, anger and sadness. Each of us have different resonances with these attributes of being human in infinite ways but we are most directly influenced by the energies we inherit from our parents (and subsequently all ancestry back to day one). To that, each of us carries the seeds of fear, anger and sadness. How much these seeds are watered is dependent largely upon our childhood experiences. And since everything is energy and the principles of energies as we understand them indicate that like energies attract like and disharmonious energies repel each other, we are simply resonating with collective fear, anger and sadness.

    So, if any of us are feeling “negative energies,” it is simply an expression of an attraction that has surfaced out of the subconscious realms and into our conscious awareness that is essentially giving us an opportunity to be mindful of such energies and to transcend them rather than trying to hide from them with the forms of resistance that are numbered in this article. And of course, it is being human in wanting to avoid our painful realities within each of us. But dealing with uncomfortable energies is the only way to be free of them.

    • Anonymous

      You are basically saying that if you have a problem you need figure out how to deal with it instead of thinking it will go away on it own?

    • Matt

      this is an oversimplification, sure you are right about the root cause of being pre disposed to negativity and even the web of life and collective consciousness, but its not the whole reason for negativity. Negativity may stem from yourself, but this does not mean it is always your own negativity, it can be the energy that stemmed from anyone else, your explanation only really applies if you are the person generating the negative energy that your feeling. Can you feel others happiness? does it make you happy? are you empathetic towards others? then you can definitely feel someone else’s negativity and be affected by it. Yes Like attracts like in terms of vibrations and energy but depending on which energy is stronger the other submits when it comes to positive and negative and because we are comprised of so much water we can be affected by others vibrations fairly easily. what this article is trying to teach people is how to create barriers to protect their own positive energy or vibration. Essentially what your doing is telling everyone to be responsible for their own problems and discounting useful information that as you said has been around for a long time. This information has been used by some of the oldest known civilizations on earth, do you really think that this knowledge and practices from ancient civilizations and religions were un-aware of collective consciousness and the web of life? I think to believe that is very naive. Alot of the time people need help and cant deal with it on their own so they seek help from others and subsequently offload it onto others or unconsciously project it into the space around them as they are vibrating at that vibration. Sure, sometimes you need to step back and ask yourself if it is you or not that’s generating the negativity but its pretty obvious when it is yourself. Look if you don’t mind sorting through other peoples negativity yourself and calling it your own then that’s fine but take not that it becomes alot harder to deal with your own problems when you have to deal with others.

    • Jessica Nicole Simpson-Lucas

      I don’t agree with you. When you experience a true spiritual awakening, these things start to be unimportant, any answers we seek are being released on a day to day basis. Your whole perspective changes and I didn’t have a clue what was truly happening to me. I grew up in an extremely negative dysfunctional abusive home . Yes that caused many different problems for me, but I sought out help to change my negative thoughts because I was becoming ill. Only when you start to understand the truth, and you awaken from societies sick grip and your blinders are removed. Only then can you understand how badly we need to escape negativity and those who can’t see to the ability to change have not been awakened. I was scared, bewildered, skeptical about what was happening to my own mind. I found that when I really needed the information to understand that I was not in a depressed only being oppressed by other people’s negativity, I instinctivley knew what to do or was guided by a higher self. The limitations society has placed upon us are not easy to break away from and not everyone is meant to. I never asked for all of these changes but, I couldn’t imagine living in the fake world, created to keep up distracted and has people needed to work many more hours giving them no time to think, or spend time with the people we love. Positivity attracts positivity, what do you think negativity attracts. Once you are aware, the truth is exposed and your set free. Many small negative thoughts are easily dismissed and eventually the largest of issues is no longer important to you. You will be shown your True self and seek out your purpose.

  • Arcania

    Sea salt is your best protection against evil spirits.

  • Seb *hantagit

    I would just like to start by saying awesome article. I just want to add a few things, my intention is not be a d**k as i respect what you are saying.

    with section 1 crystals:

    while the crystals listed here are good for protection, Obsidian and black onyx are more suitable for people looking for releasing and healing problems via meditation, as they have been well known to bring surface problems within the psyche and emotional body in order for the person to deal with them and be released from the energetic ties to them.

    although amethyst can be used for protection its purpose and vibration is focused on restoring inner peace.

    all of these crystals require much attention and care as they are living entities And ‘absorb’ negativity away from you, which means they need to be routinely cleansed and charged as they like any living thing and have their own energetic field.

    If you are to wear any of theses crystals on an everyday basis, I would suggest wearing it in conjunction with selenite, as part of selenite’s mission is to cleanse and charge other energetic fields and is linked closely with angelic realms. one draw back of keeping this beautiful crystal close to you is that because of its intricate striated structure it is very delicate and subject to breaking with very little force. selenite also is eroded by any contact with water.

    My personal suggestion would be Black tourmaline. If black tourmaline was an animal it would be a 9 foot, four headed, flying dog. Not only does Black tourmaline protect all of the 4 bodys, but unlike other protective Crystals, it does not absorb and store negative energy, due to its structure (make sure you have it in its raw form, not tumbled) and properties it takes in negative energy from one end and transmutes it into positive energy releasing via the other end for the wearer which it has an ‘established relationship with’ to use as she/he wills. Any others of the tourmaline family are also excellent but much harder to come by.

    Section 3, essential oils:

    An essential oil not listed which has a higher vibration than any of the oils listed (in HZ) is lavender at 118 HZ , which is also fairly in-expensive, it is extremely useful for cleansing spaces and people, animals ect.

    Another Essential oil not mentioned in this list is rose oil which has the highest vibration of 320 HZ (it is very expensive if it is true rose oil that is un-adulterated with other oils. supposedly there is 100 or so rose petals that go into every drop).

    Another thing to be aware of is the purity of the oil you are buying, as many oils you can buy are artificially scented and are either of low purity or are not an essential oil at all. The best is aromatherapy grade essential oils, if you can afford at the time.

    Section 5, white light meditation :

    So glad you mentioned this, probably the most useful form of protection, however sometimes white light protection can be so powerful that it stops all energy even helpful energy or energy that you would like to be receptive to, from entering your energy field (however sometimes this is very useful especially if you are trying to meditate on public transport).

    one of the alternative methods you can use, which is good for before partys, social events or everyday use is:

    – while in a light meditative state intuitively feeling for the edges of your auric field and plugging up any holes if you know how to (psy balls), if not you can ask Archangel Raphael (with intention or out loud) to come to your assistance and heal your energetic bodies mending any holes (I would just like to point out at this point that Angels are not restricted to any particular religion or groups of followers of religions and are mentioned extensively in many different religions. They are universal higher entities and are there to serve to the highest good of all creation regardless of wether you are religious, atheist or spiritual etc, and will answer to anyone’s needs (you cannot call upon angels in vain, it actually just dosn’t work).

    -drawing down the white light into yourself (charging yourself up) and then either projecting a translucent sphere around you like a crystal or crystallizing the edges of your aura.

    -then with your intention or words out loud you can charge your shield with words such as : I charge this protective shield to protect me from all harmful energy both negative, positive and otherwise and reflect love back onto the source of harm etc (program it in accordance to your specific needs).

    Rant over.


    • KayM

      I really enjoyed reading your comment. do you have a website or news letter I could subscribe to?

      • Seb *hantagit

        Hi KayM,

        Sorry, I dont.

        There are plenty of online resources available, but i have found the best resources are through teachers and books, as both are very personal and both come your way when you are ready for them to.

        Good Luck!

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