How to Deflect/Contain Negative Energy
An Inner-world Exploration
Take a moment to feel yourself safely tucked into a sphere of energy. It can be any color that shows up. If you’re not certain, try golden or indigo blue. It can be opaque or translucent or transparent. Just notice what shows up for you. Sit a moment and feel the energy surrounding you.
This is your protector/reflector and it’s as easy to call upon as it was to imagine it.
If you’re walking into a room of people you don’t know, you may want to feel that protective ball of energy around you. If you’re going into a shamanic meditative journey, you wrap yourself in the protective energy of an envisioned sphere. You can expand a sphere to include an entire group of people – for protection or for amplifying the collective energy.
The protective sphere reflects back to you your own energy
If you’re angry or thinking negative thoughts, those negative responses are reflected right back at you by the shield that’s always around you. If that’s what you want, have at it, but if you’re not happy receiving back your own negative energy, change your thoughts and words and deeds so that positive thoughts and actions reflect back to you from your protective sphere.
How to protect yourself from negative energy
As I was working on finding a solution for protecting myself from negative energy, I had the not-very-nice ideas that I just sit here and reflect the negative energy back to its source. But in one sense that’s already happening. Everyone is wrapped in a sphere that reflects their own energy back to them – positive or negative.
So, the people who are negative and angry are stewing in their own juice so to speak. They can change that by simply changing themselves.
When I shared this idea with a healer friend and asked for her ideas on how she protected herself from negative, she said, “I send a golden egg around them so they get light and that reflects back onto them.” That felt better, sending them light rather than reflecting their own negativity back to them.
Another idea my healer friend offered is to “put a mirror around my protective vehicle so I am invisible.” I can do that. I like the idea of easily reflecting the negative energy away from me from my mirror-like surface. We all have the power to do that.
So not only can you shield yourself from negative energy, but you can also offer light to transform it.
That has exciting potential.
Mudras can feel protective
A simple mudra hand gesture can be very empowering. A mudra directs universal energy, so if I sit with my fingertips together facing toward the negativity, that feels like and is a deflecting shield that lets the negative energy move to either side of me. That’s a great mudra to use if you find yourself in a group and feel the need to deflect some negativity. Hands in your lap, fingertips together pointed toward the negativity to serve as a deflecting shield that sends the energy to both sides of your body. It’s a very powerful mudra.
The Buddhist walking meditation mudra is also very soothing to me – wrap your thumbs in your fingers as you walk. Do this each time you walk down the hall at work or even when you walk from room to room and notice how centering it is.
Experiment with ways to deflect any negative energy that shows up.
The compromise I’m going to work with
I have a very strong need to contain the negativity as close to its source as possible. So when I see and feel negative vibrations, I immediately wrap them in an energetic ball that keeps the source of the negativity contained so that it does not spread. That’s a bit different than having the negative reflect back on the person seeing it out.
After the energy is contained, I focus light on it. If the negativity is particularly intense or destructive, I personally can’t seem to send love. But I can send the highest vibration of light that I can muster, with the intention that somewhere, deep within, the originator of that negativity will recognize the light within him or herself and choose to follow that.
When in doubt, send light.
I want to open a positive connection
Even though we’re all one energy, we may not want to feel connected with everyone. The person or the situation may be too negative and mean-spirited to even come close to. But we can offer positive vibrations from a distance. We can wrap the person or the situation in light. Send them the highest vibration we can manage, whether they’re capable of feeling it or not.
Move through your day with mindful positivity. And let your positive vibrations be soaked in what they will.
I hold myself in the highest vibration that I can manage and I deflect and transform any negativity I perceive.
Shielding yourself is easy
Shielding yourself is just a matter of imagining yourself as protected and feeling it happen. It’s an intention you set.
Remember, you have an individual sphere of protective energy that you create for yourself that reflects back to you, so keep your thoughts and vibration positive inside. Use that energy sphere you create around you to seal off negativity you come across.
If there’s someone negative around you, immediately picture that person in a sphere of light that’s reflecting deep into their heart and talking to their soul level. At the same time, actively raise the level of your own vibration so it’s much, much higher than anything coming from anyone or anyplace else.
Energy cannot be destroyed, it can only be transformed. It’s a matter of disempowering and converting the negative by your intentions and actions and vibration.
Notice the energy you’re putting out
I realized that I was putting out some negative thoughts about choices others were making or not making around a specific topic – the environment, actually.
I have some choices. I can get worried. I can get mad. I can increase my own personal planet-saving efforts and I can see the earth wrapped in a protective cloak of serenity and balanced existence. The earth would like that.
We make up our own life experience
Shift your gaze. Raise your sights. Monitor your own thoughts and actions. And when you see negativity, put it in an energy sphere of containment.
No harm, just lessen the impact, dim the glow, isolate it from the positive wholeness you are holding. And then shine so much light on it that the negativity dissolves!!!
Deeper Song Affirmation
When I experience negativity, I energetically surround the source with a sphere of light that controls and contains the negativity and then I fill the sphere with the light of Oneness.
Deeper Song Process
- Sit quietly and feel yourself as a sphere of light. Surround yourself with protection. The sphere can look like a mirror or it can look transparent. It can be a color. Just notice what shows up. This is your metaphor for self-protection that only you can interpret.
- Feel yourself mentally increase the range of the protective sphere around you until it fills the room. Then the outside, then the city – keep going. Experience the world as one light.
- When you encounter negative energy, deepen your own shield for protection and deflection and then create a sphere around the negativity and fill it with lots and lots of light!
- See how that feels.
- Repeat as needed.
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