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Shielding and Protection

Article by Ananya Sen

Hi everyone! Today I am going to talk about methods of shielding your aura and protection for yourself and for your loved ones. We will also understand why do we need to shield, what are we shielding ourselves from and what happens if we do not shield and ask for protection.

Firstly, why do we need to shield? We need to shield because we are at a high vibration. As Reiki practitioners we are channels of positive energy and we need to keep that energy in our beings at all times. Even if we do self healing or distance healing everyday, we need to ask the divine to shield us during the day. It protects us from all negative energy, people, places and situations.

White Cloud

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Now what happens if we do not shield? You will get drained throughout the day. Suppose you’re travelling by a bus and there are twenty people who are not of the same vibration as you. Guess what, they will unknowingly pull energy from your aura. You will feel drained or tired or have body ache throughout the day. Reiki tends to flow to people and places that need healing or are lower in vibration. Energy flows from a higher to a lower level. You as a Reiki practitioner are at a higher level and Reiki will start flowing from you to surrounding lower vibrations.

Ways to shield

Before you get out of bed in the morning ask the angels to shield you throughout the day. Simply affirm 3 times “Angels please shield me in a white cloud throughout the day.” You’re done! Additionally, shield your loved ones, your home and your vehicle the same way. It is intention that matters.

You can visualize the white cloud around the person or object you want to shield. Those of you who use the purple pyramid to shield, can continue with that. White and purple are divine colors and have protection properties.

What happens when you’re shielded? Your aura is intact and repels negative thoughts and energy. Your shield even keeps your own thoughts positive and we all know that our own thoughts are devilish sometimes! As we go about our day, our shield starts weakening. That’s because you are interacting with many people and situations during the day.

These interactions may not be physical. Even if you’re talking over the phone or mail throughout the day the energy or thoughts of that person remain with you. You will realize this as you will keep thinking about the conversation or that person. In that case refresh your shield the same way as you did in the morning. Whether you are a Reiki channel or not shielding and asking for protection is important. Keep your energy high!

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Ananya Sen

Ananya Sen

Ananya Sen is an Usui and Karmic Reiki Teacher and is also certified in Magnified Healing. She teaches and reads the Akashic Records, Oracle, Tarot and Angel cards. She is highly aura sensitive and gifted with claircognizant abilities. She lives in Bangalore, India. Ananya can be reached via her email address ananyasen8112@gmail.com. You can also follow her page on facebook.com/Zino-Athens.

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  • minal October 12, 2014, 9:20 am

    nyc article..:)

  • akshayaa October 12, 2014, 3:38 pm

    Hi ananya. .true..needed article. Thank you.
    Am also a reiki practitioner. I have some personal doubts. .how do I contact u

  • ashish khurana October 12, 2014, 3:57 pm

    Very nice

  • Carol October 12, 2014, 4:28 pm

    Thanks so much for such an easy way to do these protections.

  • Meetu October 13, 2014, 7:44 am

    Thanks for reminding 🙂
    luv and light

  • Sachin October 13, 2014, 11:11 am

    Thanks Ananya,

    You are right, we meet a lot of people who might be in need of Reiki.

    What I do is, during my morning Reiki session, I ask Reiki to fill me with energy every hour and as and when required. This helps me to stay charged all day long.

    Love & Light

  • Jen October 13, 2014, 2:40 pm

    I keep a piece of obsidian on my body, such as in a pocket or bra, and am good to go.

  • Amudhan October 14, 2014, 8:30 am

    After shielding will it be possible for me administer REiki healing

    • nishu October 16, 2014, 3:22 pm

      why not!! rather it will work better.. you will feel more energized. make free use of all the symbols you know.. you are all set to heal anything.. 🙂

  • Maitry October 15, 2014, 3:07 pm

    Very informative.. as always.
    thanks Ananya..

  • Usha November 13, 2014, 1:53 pm

    Thank you very much,as i am going through it last 15 days. now i wl shield myself
    Thank you again

  • rajib bhuyan November 17, 2014, 3:17 pm

    Thank you for your kind information. I am going to practice this method from tomorrow

  • Harnarayan yadav December 23, 2014, 9:04 am

    Thank you for information

  • sham January 5, 2015, 1:32 pm

    Thank you ….will put in practice

  • Koko San January 5, 2015, 2:03 pm

    Very short and very helpful article! thx!

  • Nita January 7, 2015, 6:40 pm

    Did you ever see a fly coming too near a very bright light ?
    What happened ?
    The fly got burned and at the most the bulb got a small spot. Its light is not less bright and warm though.
    If one can be a very bright light (yes, it’s possible with Reiki) there will be only the small problem of getting rid of the small spot !
    It’s a matter of choice: do you want to be shielded/protected and continue to live in fear? Or do you want to be bright and be NATURALLY invulnerable?

  • Regan January 7, 2015, 6:47 pm

    I like the idea of shielding, and do believe it’s necessary. But we only channel reiki, not use our own energy– Why would its flow to lower vibrations throughout the day make ME feel drained? That’s contrary to what I’ve been taught in my attunements…

    • Glenda February 1, 2016, 5:54 am

      Hi Regan, have you found an answer to your question since you posted it? I am also curious about this.

      • Jan E May 14, 2018, 5:42 am

        Reiki energy only flows through intent and does not need symbol work, however symbol work designates how the energy is used or its intensity according to which symbols are used. Reiki does not flow if there is no intent for its placement. If you are feeling drained by another they are drawing on your Auric energy. You must ground and surround yourself in protective light to protect your sura.
        Carry protective stones, e.g. tourquoise, selenite, black tourmaline. There are symbols you can use to help strengthen your aura. But not enough time to explain here. See other Reiki ray articles for similar info. Living with Light Joules Healing..jan

        • Glenda May 18, 2020, 8:48 am

          Hi Jan, thanks for your helpful reply to my question that I have somehow not seen till now 🙂 Have you seen Myrna’s post- “personally I ask Reiki to fill me so full to oozing so that it can be shared with all I come into contact with. After all Reiki is limitless and will never run out, so why not share it.” Do you think that that intention is enough?
          Kind regards, Glenda

  • Myrna January 7, 2015, 8:51 pm

    personally I ask Reiki to fill me so full to oozing so that it can be shared with all I come into contact with. After all Reiki is limitless and will never run out, so why not share it.

  • Linda January 8, 2015, 10:40 am

    great thanks Ananya our auras are precious x

  • Brenda January 16, 2015, 9:02 am

    Thank you very much. Yesterday i had gone for a funeral and later was completely drained out no energy

  • carol w February 2, 2015, 10:07 pm

    Excellent short prayer of protection

  • Marce M February 3, 2015, 12:07 am

    Yes it is truly. I just ask the white light to covert me , my loves, my house and cars as a big bubble. I feel protect but like you said i have to renuew sometimes during the day. Thanks

  • aileen@benergytnr.com April 13, 2015, 12:56 pm

    Thank you. I am a busy practitioner and needed this advice. I feel like the life has been sucked out of me since starting my practice.

  • Charles April 29, 2015, 5:49 pm

    As an empath I FEEL what others feel. The scenario you describe (being on the bus) happens all the time to me. I cannot ride the subway any more for this reason. Shielding helps somewhat but not completely. I often become physically ill suddenly. I know all about shielding, grounding, calling upon angels, etc. but still, this keeps happening.

  • Anoushka February 26, 2016, 2:46 pm

    Thank you!! Will start doing this everyday to keep myself and my family protected. Thank you ????

  • Tania Helene September 22, 2016, 5:13 am

    Thanks Ananya! Your writing is beautiful and I look forward to your articles. Much Love! Tania

  • Mike Shaw September 23, 2016, 5:17 am

    I have thirty years experience as a Reiki practitioner and twenty five years experience as a Reiki Master. I was trained by one of Hawayo Takatas original Masters Beth Gray and Mackenzie Clay trained in the lineage of Phillis Furomoto who is Hawayo Takatas granddaughter. It appears to me that a lot of people have missed out on something in their Reiki training. If you have been attuned to Reiki by a true Reiki Master face to face then you should have been taught that their is no need for “so called protection” from negative energies or entities. Daily practice with Reiki brings about a state of balance of the mind body connection and creates a sense of inner peace and happiness. Reiki comes from the source of all creation and is impervious to any form of negativity. However our thoughts feelings and emotions send a message to the source and the result is negative thoughts negative result positive thoughts positive result. When you practice Reiki on a daily basis acknowledge the source and focus on the purity of the energy flowing through you. Over time you r life will change for the better mind, body, spirit. If you don’t use Reiki on yourself then it won’t work, simple. If you are being drained by others then you are not using Reiki. If anyone wants to chat you can contact me at mikeshawinoz@gmail.com Reiki blessings to all

    • Jan E May 14, 2018, 6:07 am

      My understanding is that if we are diligent in our daily Reiki sessions we would maintain a very healthy balanced, mind soul, body spirit and our chakras would be in balance. Therefore our auric field would be very strong ( subtle bodies ). Having a strong aura is not sufficient protection from some of the darker energies that you can encounter. It was Guides and Angels that emphasized the need to ground and protect oneself. 1) working with Intent to channel Reiki affects our vibration. It isn’t healthy to be over energized due to channeling Reiki. Ground yourself. Then protect yourself. Darker energies want either the divine energy we channel or our auric energy. We are also susceptible to being drawn from by Guides who we channel messages through. Protect yourself. This is only meant to give a short explanation and not to intend fear. Living with Light Joules Healing…jan

  • niharendu majumdar September 28, 2016, 6:28 am

    very practical.thank you.

  • omshanti7 April 19, 2017, 1:56 pm

    Thanks for the Shielding details. I sent one E-mail please reply. Thanks in advance

  • omshanti7 April 19, 2017, 3:29 pm
  • Natalie Bridges June 14, 2017, 9:21 pm

    Thank you so much for this. I was just doing the first step/exercise: connecting with my soul. I can not explain except to say I saw my younger self, the inner me and wow, I believe I even said that out loud. I cried the whole time and thanked them for coming through, my soul has been waiting for me to come through. I thanked my soul for keeping my younger self safe all these years. I saw a radiance coming from my younger self that Ive never seen, it was so beautiful. I just cant explain it.. Im so grateful, thank you.

  • Fink July 22, 2017, 11:04 am

    I needed shielding from my Reiki ‘healer’. Be careful who you choose and what they may be subconsciously transferring to YOU.

  • Michael May 30, 2018, 6:01 pm

    Peace and light! Thank you!!!

  • Meghana sharma March 2, 2020, 8:04 am

    Well explained. Very good article. Thanks Ananya.

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