Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master
The world has a huge variety of people and situations. Not everyone is sensitive to others’ feelings. Not every situation is favourable and to our liking. In life, we are bound to meet people who will be unkind and insensitive. We are also likely to encounter people, situations and places with harsh and heavy energies.
Many people are not a wee bit affected by the energies of other people or situations. Their energy fields have the strength of armours that no lower energy can penetrate. And there are others who are easily affected by lower energies and harsh situations. If you belong to the latter category, do not despair. It does not mean that your energy field is not good enough. Just like we are physically different, it is normal for people to be energetically different. The makeup of your energy body suits the purpose you came here to accomplish and the lessons you chose to learn.
Honour your sensitivity. Do not be ashamed of it. To make things easier, stay away from people and situations that leave you feeling vulnerable and drained. Crowded places, violent movies and books, sensational media reports, soap operas, extreme forms of materialism, gossip mongers and the like can have a draining effect on you. As a sensitive person, you tend to absorb the energies emitted by them and feel miserable in the process.
Stay away from these triggers not because you are superior and the rest of the world is fallen. The Ego may take this opportunity to put you on a superficial pedestal of superiority. This is just not true and will leave you feeling more drained eventually. Everyone has the same spark of divinity in them. However, people are here to learn different lessons and they will also grow in awareness when the time is right for them. Since you have already commenced your journey in awareness, your energies resonate more and more with purity and love. You cannot tolerate lower energies until you reach a point on your spiritual journey when nothing affects you anymore. Until then, be gentle with yourself and keep away from anything that drains you.
What about situations that we cannot avoid? Since we live in a practical world, we are often forced to be in situations that leave us feeling vulnerable. For instance, if you need to visit someone admitted at a hospital, you have no choice but to go there physically. Or you may have to attend a party in which you find people gossiping, smoking, drinking excessively or just doing something that is not to your taste. At other times, just talking to some people or visiting their homes can drain you of energy.
You will know you have absorbed harsh energy from other people or situations when you feel irritable, moody, fatigued and drained for no obvious reason. You can protect yourself with a shield of Reiki when you find those feelings coming on. Better yet would be to go into potentially draining situations with a shield of Reiki around you.
Here is one way you create your Reiki shield:
- Take a deep breath.
- Make a request to Reiki:
“Dear Reiki, please form a protective shield of your energy around me. Thank you”
- After you say this, visualise a stream of Reiki moving around you in circular movements and forming an energy shield that resembles a tube. You can start forming this shield from the top of your head and go on till you reach your feet. Visualise the symbols Sei Hei Ki and Cho Ku Rei moving in the shield.
- If you like working with light and colour, you can also add an additional layer of white or pink light over your Reiki shield. If not, just the Reiki shield would do. Make a request as follows,
“Dear White/Pink Light, please form a shield of love and protection around my body. Thank you”
Visualise the light of your choice forming another layer over your Reiki shield and emitting love. This layer not only keeps you from being affected by other energies, but it also emits love and light. This benefits the people or situations that were draining you of energy.
Remember to wear your Reiki shield when need be and venture out fearlessly. No lower energies can touch you when you are enveloped in love and light. Be free and enjoy life!
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Haripriya Suraj is a Reiki Master, Angel Healer and Starseed Lightworker. Reiki is her constant companion from which she derives peace and contentment. She is deeply connected with the Stars and Angels and they form an integral part of her Reiki practice. Her core mission is to help bridge the worlds of Spirit and Science and to help people connect with their unique soul missions. Haripriya offers Reiki healing sessions and training programs in Bangalore, India. Reach Haripriya at lightworkersonearth.com, whenspiritmeetsscience.com on email at email@example.com and on Facebook at Angel Light.