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Clearing, Cleansing
and Protecting Your Energies

Why Set Protection
There are many reasons why you would want to protect your energies. You may want to set-up a force field of sorts around your being each morning when you rise, that will sustain you until the evening. You definitely want to clear and cleanse your being and set up a shield of protection during any spiritual work or ritual. You might even want to protect your house, property, or pets.
Why is all this protection needed? Is it really necessary to walk around thinking the world is out to get you? Well, no and yes. Let us look at an example:
Have you gone to the grocery store, excited about an up coming dinner or party only to be confronted with an irate check-out clerk. As the clerk angrily totals your groceries, your good mood has come down a little. As the clerk barks out the total amount of your bill as if you're hard of hearing, your mood falls farther. When you leave the store, you feel angry and you're not even sure why.
The above scenario is just a small example of a typical everyday occurrence. As we go through our day, we encounter people with personal problems, previous confrontations or irritations that occurred long before we crossed their path. The interchange with these types of people can drain your energies. If you're a sensitive, the affect of their mood can effect you even further. But if you start your day with a little ritual of protection, the clerk won't have an effect on you at all. In fact, it's more likely that your good mood will inspire them.
You can protect yourself against others who may wish to do harm to you. Against the unseen negative forces that may wish to interfere with you spiritual development. You can protect your home from unexpected mishaps. If you live in an apartment or a townhouse/row house you might even want to protect your space from the energies of your neighbors that might be affecting you. You can protect your animals for all the same reasons and many many more.
One of the best methods in clearing and protecting yourself is to use visualization. Albert Einstein said in a theory paper "Thought is energy, to create it, just use your imagination." There are two different ways to protect yourself with this method.
  1. Simply surround yourself with white light, and imagine a force field being established around your physical body. However - to me this is equivalent to "trapping" unwanted stress, anxiety or negative energies within your physical body and inside your shield. So you might be blocking the external negative forces, but you're trapping your own negative energies that you create yourself, within your shield.
  2. The better method is to generate a protection shield from the inside of your being and "push" those unwanted energies out of your body and your energy pattern as you build the shield around you. This way you're clearing, cleansing and setting your shield of protection at the same time. You can even add a little step to this process to bring in positive Divine energy into your being to add to your wellbeing or mental state of being as well.
Clearing, Cleansing & Setting Protection
The following is a step-by-step process for pushing the negative energies out of your body and calling upon the Divine forces to lift your "spirit" and aid in your protection. It doesn't take long to perform this mini-ritual. But you can certainly add to this with candles or other tools to enhance the process. I'll give some examples after this step-by-step process.
  1. Sit in a comfortable position, to help you alleviate the stress within your body.
  2. Close your eyes and take in a deep cleansing breath. Fill your lungs to their fullest capacity. Then release the breath through your mouth and push all the air out of your body. Take in 3 deep breaths through the nose, imagine the white light from the universe coming into your lungs and collecting at your solar plexus. (the solar plexus is located in the center of your abdomen, right where you ribs connect at the bottom).
  3. With all 3 exhales, image all the stress, anxiety and negativity you have leaving your body carried out to the universe on a gray smoke where it can be dissipated and no longer do harm to anyone.
  4. With each inhale, imagine the light collecting at your solar plexus beginning to enlarge. Each in take of white light, increases the size of the white bubble of light. See this white light moving up and down the inside of your body from this point. Imagine the warmth of the white divine energy as it passes through your muscles and organs. Feel the tingling sensations as the light moves down to your toes and simultaneously up your body to the top of your head. Imagine your entire body filled by this white divine light, from the inside out.
  5. As the light of divine energy grows imagine any left over negative stresses, anxieties and unwanted energies being forced out of your body. See this as a cloud of gray smoke being pushed out of your being by the growing divine white light.
  6. As you breath in the energy from the divine, image the light is growing so much that it pushes through the confines of your body. Imagine the light growing to encompass your physical body about 2 feet in diameter. See the last aspects of the unwanted energy floating out into the universe where it too can be dissipated and no longer do harm to anyone.
  7. Say a prayer asking your guides and teachers to come to you and to help with the purpose of this protection. State your intention clearly and ask The GreatSpirits to help you with your purpose. Don't forget to thank them up front for their efforts.
  8. You can add a little step here for putting an exclamation on setting divine protection if you'd like. Take one more very deep breath and see a strong gold divine light, shimmering down into your body to your solar plexus. See this light quickly grow and pass through the white light you have established as your shield. The two light sources do not mix, they should remain clearly separate. Think and see the gold light as the GreatSpirits hand passing through the shield you created and within seconds and forming it's own shield around yours. Seeing clearly the outer rim of gold, protecting the inner white shield. Think of this as a hard shield of Gold from the GreatSpirits own hand, setting a hard outer shell to protect the white energy shield you created. Make sure you add a special thanks to the GreatSpirits for their addition to your energy.
Clearing, Cleansing & Setting Protection
You can easily add tools and elements to this process. Here's a few examples.
  • You can use a white candle to help you focus the creation of light within your being. Imagine your spiritual essence, lighting a flame in your solar plexus. This is your divine light, the spirit within you that will provide the energy to the wick of your candle and the work ahead. When you take in the first deep breath, imagine the white light coming from the flame and collecting at your solar plexus.
    • If you're conducting this exercise specifically to perform a clearing and cleansing of energies, you might want to add a step that specifically focuses on the negative energies you're trying to get rid of. You'll need pen, paper and a fire bowl (a bowl that you can place the paper in and burn).
      • Take a piece of paper and write down the issues you're trying to release or push out. Make an itemized list giving it as much detail as you feel you need to or have time for.
      • Conduct the above process for clearing, cleansing and setting protection.
      • Open your eyes and take the paper with your written items. Fold the paper and imagine these things having no affect or impact on you ever again. Set the paper on fire and put it in the fire bowl. Make sure you're taking precautions so that the paper is the only thing that's going to burn. Safety first! You might keep a glass of water handy just in case an accident occurs.
      • As the smoke rises from the paper, see the issues you wrote down losing all energy and all importance as it floats out into the universe. Never able to do harm to you again.
  • You can also place your ritual into a talisman that you want to wear for protection. For this, pick the item you want to use as a talisman or amulet. Hold it in your right hands as you go through each step. See the item as being part of you and your being. It's going through every step of this process with you. This is a quick and easy way to program the item to hold this entire process. When you've completed setting the protection say an additional little prayer to the GreatSpirits stating the purpose of the talisman. Something as simple as saying, this talisman now holds my the ability to clear and cleansing my mind/body/spirit from harmful energies and quickly set a shield of protection whenever called upon. Then imagine a shield of gold being set around the talisman as well. As if you're locking the entire process inside it. When ever you feel you need some help for protection or to fight against someone who might be yelling at you for instance, just hold your talisman and call upon it's energies to help you. You might even add a command to activate the item, something like "protect me now" is simple and to the point. But if you do this, remember you have to also program that into your steps before you lock the item.
Additional Protection Articles:
 Clearing and Cleansing an object or space.
 Clearing, Cleansing, Balancing and Protection.
 Grounding & Balancing For Ritual Work
  A Protection Ritual
  A Healing Ritual
  Blessing Rituals
 Cleansing & Blessing A New Home
 Blessing For An Animal

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