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I need advice on protecting my aura from negative energy. Last weekend I was taking a dowsing class. We walked passed many old mine shafts where many miners lost their lives. As we walked over a high bridge, I experienced a very strong inner voice saying “Jump, Jump”. I believed that because my aura was open during the dowsing training, miners’ spirits who had passed on but still on Earth had tuned-in into my aura and were relaying negative messages. Can you please suggest how I can protect my aura when I am dowsing in non-beneficial energy areas and also how I can ground myself. I would also appreciate any other advice in this regard.
What a scary experience! Many people have questions about protecting their aura or energy field from outside influences, so I think your question will be of interest to a lot of folks. Even when the negative energy isn't as dramatic as it was in your experience, it's still important to have some tools and techniques for aura cleansing and shoring up your energetic boundaries.
Grounding and centering are essential for maintaining personal energetic integrity. Here's a classic method for grounding:
There are centering exercises both on my website and in the appendices of Chakra Care. Other ways to ground and/or center quickly are:
Place your hand or hands at the top of your pubic bone. Holding the intention to keep your energy distinct, take a deep breath and simultaneously move your hand/hands up the centerline of your body, to your lower lip. You can do this with your hand/s on your physical body, or a few inches away from it. Repeat three times.
This Donna Eden technique works with the central meridian and is a great way to protect your energy field from negative energy and other outside influences.
You'll find other helpful ideas for protecting your aura on this page.
Imagine yourself surrounded by a cocoon of light, all around your body
like an egg, about 2-4 inches away from your body. (This is your energy
field, in a contracted state.)
Bring your elbows close to your sides, palms facing outward. Breathe in deeply, and with the outbreath, push your hands slowly outward, visualizing/imagining/feeling that you are pushing or spreading the light outward.
Go slowly, and you may feel the pressure of your field as you push against it. As you push, visualize that you are also gently pushing out any energy that is "not of you," and any unwanted emotions, energy, or thoughts -- especially those that belong to other people.
Take several breaths like this, pushing your light out with the outbreath, until the light (your field) feels the right size. If your physical arms aren't long enough, use your expanded "energy arms."
Then put your arms down and take a few more breaths, enjoying the feeling of lightness, spaciousness, peace and clarity.
The Shield of Light will help to protect your aura, shore up your energetic boundaries, keep the emotions of others at bay, clear your energy field, and give you more breathing room, energetically and psychologically.
Hope that helps.
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