To start with, I cannot say enough how important grounding is.
Please see my grounding article for more information on how to do this. Grounding helps to bring the light energy you're receiving down to earth thus helping you to feel balanced and able to put your plans and inspirations into action.
Step 1- Ground Your Energy
Grounding your energy is really important for your energy system to stay in balance. As a Lightworker you may find that you're very connected with high spiritual vibrations and energy and this needs to be grounded into the earth, so that you can stay balanced and have your mind focused and sharp. This is important for protection too, for it helps to enhance protection techniques. Through having your energetic roots planted into mother earth, this in itself naturally helps with keeping your energy protected. If you are vibrating at a high frequency or if you feel quite spaced out regularly, I would recommend that you ground you energy at least once a day, maybe more if you feel you need too.
Please see my other article- Grounding your energy, for more techniques of how to ground your energy.
Step 2- Cleanse Your Energy Daily
Just as you wash your physical body, it's a good idea to also cleanse your spiritual energy/auric fields too. To fit this into your every day life, visualise doing this when your taking a bath or shower, as this will then become a routine for you. To do this, visualise when you are washing, that the water is running all the way over your aura and through the centre of your spirit, washing away any negative energy from your mind, body and spirit. If you wish, you can visualise different colours, I often find that the colour gold is very powerful. It's also recommended to take a bath weekly with Epsom salts, they are very cleansing and can help to give your spirit a deep cleanse.
Cleansing your energy can also be done through meditation, such as visualising sitting under a beautiful waterfall. As you sit beneath the waterfall, visualise that all your stress, upsets, negative energy and any negative emotions are washing away down a river to be transmuted into positive energy. There are many You Tube videos available if you would like to be talked through this process, just search 'cleansing meditation'. I find that visualising a violet flame to cleanse my energy is very effective and can be a great way of cleansing every part of your inner and outer spiritual bodies. To do this, I visualise a big flame, and I sit in the centre of this. As the flame burns with power and energy, it fully cleanses away any negative energy to a deep soul level.
Step 3- Cord Cutting
You can ask Archangel Michael to cut energetic cords between yourself and other people or situations. In life sometimes, energy cords may be formed between ourselves and other people, which passes energy from one person to another. Through regularly visualising all negative cords being cut away, you will find that you have a sense of freedom and that your energy levels are higher. This can also help you if you're trying to remove negative people or situations from your life that no longer support you or your life purpose. Cutting the cords regularly is important as even after you've cut them, sometimes they can re-attach when you're around the same people or through thoughts passed between you and them.
You don't have to be with someone face to face, cords can also attach through thoughts, so if you spend allot of time on the internet and social media sites, cords can still be sent from one person to another in this way. If you're a Lightworker, this is especially important; because your energy levels are high, people may attach cords so that they can have some of this energy for themselves. This isn't normally done with intent or malice, it's just because so many people are reaching out right now for help and love. Remember to keep your energy protection high, so that only exchanges of love can pass from and towards your energy system, as in doing this you can then send people and situations love energy without being drained or depleted of energy yourself. Also if you are sending out love and healing energy to others, remember to channel this from the source energy, rather than depleting your own resources, for there is an infinite amount of source energy available to us all for ourselves and to send to others if we wish. I have an Archangel Michael YouTube Cord Cutting Meditation available here if needed- http://bit.ly/aamichael
Step 4- Visualise A Protective Shield
This is a very important step and people may choose to do this in different ways. A cloak of protection is a good place to start and can be put on every morning before you venture out for the day. To do this, just visualise a cloak of your colour choice (I use purple as I feel this is a protective colour for me) Visualise putting the cloak around you and allow the hood to also cover your third eye. You can also use instead or as well as, a bubble of light, I use a beautiful Golden colour as I feel this has much protective strength. Visualise this bubble of light covering your whole body and aura. The bubble you can visualise first thing in the morning and it can be enhanced through the day, all you need to do is have the intention of the bubble being there and it will be. Both of these protection methods will help with deflecting away any negative energy and will only allow love and light to pass through. If there's a particularly negative person or situation, that normally would drain your energy or affect you, a mirrored bubble is very powerful, as this deflects away the negative energy back to the sender, so that they can learn and grow from what they're sending out. I find that supermarkets and crowds can be quite overwhelming, so I will often use the mirrored bubble when I'm around them.
You can create whatever protective shields feel right for you, the main part for this to be effective is in having the intent for it to protect and you will then be protected. Some people may like to choose different colours or shapes.
Step 5- Ask for protection from a higher source/guides/God/spirit animals/Angels
For me I believe the protection from God is the highest form of protection I can bring in, although this is down to your personal preference and beliefs. To do this I visualise the light of God passing through my crown chakra and moving down through my body, spirit and aura, clearing away any negative or dense energy and protecting my mind, body and aura. This is also followed by asking for the protection of Archangel Michael, and in circumstances where I'm feeling a negative presence or energy from people and situations, I ask for Archangel Michael to clear the negative energy away and to escort any lower energies away.
So if you ever feel negative energy, just ask him and he will be happy to assist you with this, he has a very powerful presence and is great with clearing negativity away.
If you are doing any kind of spiritual work or healing, ask for Archangel Michael to be present during this and he will keep you shielded from negativity. If you are doing spiritual work, you can also ask for the Archangels to stand in all four corners of the room you're working in, so that they can create a strong protective shield.
Remember that you also have your guides and guardian angels who will act as gatekeepers and will keep you safe, just ask them for their protection. You can also work with your spirit animals for assistance with this. If you wish to know more about who your guides or angels are, ask for them to bring you their names or visualisations and they will bring you in messages and images within your third eye or by other means to communicate their presence and messages with you.
These are just some protection methods and as mentioned previously, protection is all just about having the intent and belief in your mind that you are safe. Know that with the Angels presence around you, and as you work in the light, you are naturally safe anyway and even more valuable than any of the steps mentioned above, is to release all fear. Please remember the saying "Energy flows where attention goes" in other words, keep your thoughts positive, loving and focused upon the light and you will find that naturally this is what you attract around you.
Written with love by Sarah Catori & The Angels