Many times we think of protecting our homes, cars , valuables and so on yet we do not think of protecting our energy. This is why we may often feel very drained after speaking to a loved one who is “needy” or after being in a crowded mall and other public places. We do not realize that others are unconsciously ‘plugging ‘ into our energy. We arrive home feeling exhausted and drained yet unsure as to why we feel this way. Thus, it is very important that we cleanse our energetic field and ‘plug in’ to refill our depleted stores.
One way to cleanse your home, work environment and car after a long day is through saging. You can purchase a sage stick to burn or you can purchase ‘smokeless’ sage that is misted. Sage cleanses your environment so that you do not pick up the negative energy. It is important to go into corners with the sage stick or spray —-if burning sage , you will need to open a window and also be very careful putting it out afterwards. So when saging, go into each corner, starting in the lowest level of the house and say whatever prayer is most meaning to you as you sage. Even go behind doors in order to cleanse the energy.
In order to ‘plug in’ and replenish ourselves, it is also important to be centered and grounded. You can imagine a grounding cord that starts at the base of your spine and travels all the way down to the center of the earth. Anchor the cord into the center of the earth and release all drain, worry, fear, anxiety, stress, unfinished projects, anyone pulling at your energy etc. Breathe deeply and slowly as you do this and then imagine that the grounding cord is flexible and goes with you throughout the day. In this way, you continually release down the grounding cord any negativity and pull up the nourishing energy of the earth through the cord.
Finally, after cleansing and grounding, it is very important to shield ourselves. This can be done in many ways , you can imagine a bubble of white light surrounding you , or a golden net which allows only positive energy to flow in or out or a column of light that surrounds you completely. In this way, you can go about your day and feel the protection of this Divine White Light. It provides a sense of boundaries so that your energy is not drained by others. You will feel more energetic and able to love others even more as you come from this daily place of feeling centered, grounded, protected and safe.