Have you experienced periods where you were feeling alive and enthusiastic and then slowly this enthusiasm waned into feeling exhausted, overloaded, and stressed?
In Shamanism (an ancient native healing art), sickness is perceived as a loss of personal energy and power. When you are power-full, full of spirit or pure energy, you are unlikely to be vulnerable to negative or lower forms of energy.
In last week’s article I shared fresh perspective on creating boundaries for a life of balance and this week I’m following up on that to share three tips to clear and protect your energy so you can maintain that balance, or recover more quickly when thrown off balance.
3 Tips to Clear and Protect Your Energy
The following steps will guide you to direct your energy in more healthful ways so you can protect your energy and take back your power!
1. Understand YOUR Energy
Cultivate self-awareness, awareness of YOUR OWN energy so you can best discern what belongs to you and what does not.
It takes a lot of energy to continually protect and deflect and you can quickly feel worn down and exhausted.
Reflect on how you currently manage your energy or direct your energy flow. How do you practice discernment? In other words, are you able to differentiate your own feelings emotions from the feelings and emotions of those around you?
Sometimes, and particularly for empaths or those who are highly sensitive, one has a tendency to absorb the thoughts, feelings and emotions of others. For example, you may feel happy and content one minute, then if someone who is feeling angry can walks by you, you may suddenly feel tense and become irritable.
Has this ever happened to you?
Start noticing how you may be affected by the others moods and get to know yourself really well to be better able to discern what belongs to you, and what doesn’t.
Subtle influences impact you and your energy every minute of every day. It’s vital to become more aware of what you are tuning into and consciously choose what you will allow into your body, mind, and spirit.
2. Establish Psychic Boundaries
Without boundaries you become a “sponge.” You can care, but don’t carry.
Signs you may be carrying the burdens or emotions of others:
- Hard time forgiving.
- Feeling angry, cranky, irritable or tired when in the presence of certain people or even after just thinking about them.
- Aversion or trying to avoid certain people. This could be coworkers, neighbours, friends, family members, or even people you don’t know crossing paths with you.
Establish healthy boundaries by being honest with your needs and truthfully saying “yes” or “no” in response to someone’s request. Really look at your motivation behind what you are saying yes to.
Be conscious of “what you put out there” with your thoughts and attitudes as it will be exactly what you attract back to you.
3. Strengthen Your Energy Field
An energy leak is something that leaves you feeling drained. It can be a bad habit or behaviour, unnecessary worry, a relationship that takes and never gives back, and any time your obstacle gets the better of you. Where does your energy go? DECIDE where you would like to direct it.
Energy leaks can also manifest as distractions or obsessive thoughts. Remember, that momentum will attach itself to whatever it is focused on.
In order to become strong and centred, you can strengthen your being physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Come back into harmony with your natural rhythms and experience the peace that comes from clearing away what no longer serves your Soul.
We tend to focus more on “basic survival needs” such as proper eating, sleep and exercise. Our “higher needs” to feed ourselves spiritually is also important. Honour these needs by taking the time to regroup and engage in self-care practices. Cultivate healthy energy habits. Search deep inside for what is meaningful for you and engage more in those things. You will naturally build more energy this way and life shifts.
You can also call on the angels for guidance. For example, “Archangel Michael, I call upon you now to cut away any cords of fear that are draining my energy and vitality. Thank you!”
One more thing…
Downtime is REQUIRED to regroup, replenish. Give yourself a rest!
Stop as often as necessary to re-connect your energy. Fill yourself up with golden/white light and stay in a state of love. Remember, once you achieve this state of love, no-thing nor anyone can pull more energy from you than you can replace.
You must stay conscious of this process for it to work, especially when you interact with others. This empowers you to practice discernment and make choices that are most life-supportive for you, and protects your well-being.
About the Author
Jennifer Regular is a Soul-Centred Empowerment Coach at Lighting the Path helping Multi-passionate Entrepreneurs find focus on their soul’s path and align with their Divine mission. Download your guide to living with passion and purpose here.