Last week I wrote about how to be a witch in times of crisis. What I didn’t wrote about is, how to protect yourself from negative energies – not only now but in general! If you follow the law of attraction – something I am getting more and more immersed in – then you know it is absolutely important to keep your energy positive. Because like attracts like and the more negative you become yourself, the more negative things you will attract. Of course that doesn’t mean to run around smiling and ignoring what is going on in the world. But still, you can try to keep the impact on you as small as possible. Here are some ideas on how to protect yourself from negative energies!
Set Healthy Boundaries
You need to set clear boundaries in order to protect yourself from any negative energies around you. This might be actually telling people in your life about your boundaries, physically setting a boundary between you and toxic people, or just mentally and spiritually putting your guard up.
One way to set boundaries is to have mental red flags that act as warnings for you to avoid certain people or situations. You might have noticed that your energy is deeply affected, when you are in a room of people gossiping or sharing drama about someone. In that case, you should exit the situation as quickly as possible. This way, you have set this boundary for yourself.
Sometimes, people in your life have negative influences on your energy, especially if you are an empath, and you will need to have very clear boundaries for those people.
Mindfulness can help!
You can also protect yourself from negative energy around you by being more mindful.
Mindfulness allows you to stay in the present. You can check what you are thinking and feeling, instead of looking outward. When you focus on yourself during any moment, you are charged by your own energy and not the surrounding energy.
This way, you renew your own positive energy, and avoid the possibly toxic energy that might be circling around you.
Protect Yourself with Crystals
There are many crystals that you can use for protection spells and to keep negative energy away from you. Black tourmaline, pyrite, obsidian, and clear quartz are fantastic crystals for this purpose! You should charge the crystal you intend to use for protection with your clear intention in mind. When you know you are going to be in a place with difficult energies, bring this crystal with you and keep the intention of protection in mind as you use it.
Identify and Avoid Energy Vampires
Energy vampires are people who tend to drain you of all your positive energy. Of course, they don’t do it on purpose! Some of them do this completely subconsciously, where they just have habits that create negative energy in your presence, or they like to ask too much of you and suck up all your energy. Other people are more malicious and have negative thoughts like jealousy, bitterness, resentment, or envy that can also severely drain your good energy.
If you feel absolutely exhausted mentally and physically whenever you are around a particular person, then you know they are energy vampires and should probably be avoided in the future.
Please stay sane and healthy in these difficult times.