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Reiki Shield for Protection from Lower Energies

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.

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Here is one way you create your Reiki shield:

  1. Take a deep breath.
  2. Make a request to Reiki:

    “Dear Reiki, please form a protective shield of your energy around me. Thank you”

  3. 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.
  4. 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
Haripriya Suraj

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 Lightworkers connect with their unique soul missions. Haripriya offers Personalised Starseed Transmissions, apart from workshops in Reiki and Angel Healing. She resides in Bangalore, India. Reach Haripriya at lightworkersonearth.com, empoweredmedicine-hospitaldiaries.com on email at angelhealingbangalore@gmail.com and on Facebook at Angel Light.


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  • Angela October 10, 2014, 4:27 pm

    Great. Advice thank you, l love reading all the advice and information on reiki rays daily, thank you thank you thank you ❤️

    • Haripriya October 11, 2014, 4:24 am

      You’re welcome Angela!

  • Kim roadley October 10, 2014, 4:37 pm

    I feel uncomfortable in crowds and lots of noise is terrible to me, so using a shield works for me.love this one I will definitely use it thank you

    • Haripriya October 11, 2014, 4:25 am

      You’re welcome Kim!

  • rakhee October 11, 2014, 4:07 am

    Lovely…great advise i needed it so much ..

    Thanks from the bottom of my heart..

    • Haripriya October 11, 2014, 4:26 am

      Thank you Rakhee!

  • akshayaa October 12, 2014, 3:55 pm

    Thank u very much deeply. .For this. Am also a reiki practitioner. .very much sensitive. .I need few advice from u. .If u wish so..how do I contact you.

  • Haripriya October 13, 2014, 10:05 am

    You’re welcome Akshayaa. You can write to aanandaholistic@gmail.com.
    Many Blessings.

  • Prerna October 13, 2014, 2:31 pm

    Nice artical haripriya. However, what about those who are not attuned to reiki? How can they form a shield. Also can a sheild be created for a particilar number of days or forever?

    • Haripriya October 14, 2014, 5:33 am

      Thank you Prerna. Those not attuned to Reiki can call upon Archangel Michael to surround them in a shield of protective energy or just visualise a shield of white light surrounding them.
      Your intent at the time of creating the shield will decide how long the shield remains. However, you can create it for a specific number of days. While creating it, you just have to mention the number of days you want it on and it will be done.

  • Sharmila Sharma October 29, 2014, 6:26 pm

    Dear Harpriya thanks a lot for your wonderful guidence.please guide me when I sit for reiki I feel the love and joy of universal energy but very soon I get disconnected.please help.

  • Carol October 29, 2014, 7:37 pm

    Thank you for your useful advice which I very much need as the empath part of me tends to get exhausted very quickly

  • Idalis Raquel October 29, 2014, 9:48 pm

    Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it.
    I really needed a easy way to protect myself
    outside my apartment.

    Reiki Light and Love Idalis Raquel

  • Citrine October 29, 2014, 11:37 pm

    You are an Angel. Thank you so much for all your guidance.

  • Vali Mate October 30, 2014, 12:11 am

    It is great. I have a new installed smoke alarm today in my rented house. Actually they are everywhere, in the kitchen, living room, hall, etc… I am aware of the harmful radiation and just wondering how to protect myself. I wish to keep my frequency high… I thought that will ask a question about it in this forum. Checked my emails and found the answer in this article. (law of attraction works very fast.)

    Thank you, Harypriya, for your answer. (Telephaty also works. 🙂 )


    • shweta October 30, 2014, 4:31 am

      Dear haripriya,
      Can we make reiki shield for other?

  • KARMA October 30, 2014, 3:57 am

    I like the Reiki Rays website,love to read new things everytime.

  • shweta October 30, 2014, 4:28 am

    Dear haripriya,
    Can we make reiki shield for other?

    • Ace November 13, 2014, 8:15 pm

      I personally would say yes – protective shield of some form or another- not necessarily reiki, but in my own experiences, I have seen that my desire to protect someone did work. In essence, IMHO, you are surrounding them with a prayer in the form of a shield. The ones who have the most experience doing this I would wager, are mothers praying for the safety of their children – this is a form of surrounding someone with protection.

  • S.Akila October 30, 2014, 5:36 am


    Very nice article of Reiki Shield for Protection from Lower Energies… I have done Reiki I & II level and practicing daily for self… I have got very good tips with this article and also this topic is based on my problems.

  • Cheryl "Ajibike" Rush October 31, 2014, 4:26 pm

    Thank you for this article.

  • Hilary November 12, 2014, 10:14 am

    Exactly what I.need, thank.you so much x

  • Maria November 14, 2014, 10:44 pm

    This was fantastic! thank you, I’ll try it!

  • lavanya November 15, 2014, 9:50 am

    Very nice

  • Jane November 16, 2014, 9:33 am

    Thank you for this Haripriya. I am a particularly sensitive person and feel harsh energies deeply. This will help counteract their negative impact on my soul. Blessings to you.

  • Diana November 16, 2014, 5:46 pm

    Haripriya thank you for this valueble information. I am a Reiki master and I never read this kind if protection. I did this and I emediately felt this.

  • Dr Judith Edwards December 2, 2014, 12:38 pm

    This is amazing- years ago when I taught in a very stressful school of disturbed children I asked my then small son to draw me a knight with a shield to protect me- -he did and it helped a lot. Maybe I will post a version of this for those on http://www.cansurviving.com who have to go for hospital tests themselves–when I was doing this, both my husband and I felt wiped out for days afterwards…And please pass the site on to those who might find it helfpul– It is a one-stop shop for body, mind and spirit, not selling anything except self-empowerment…

  • Steve December 2, 2014, 11:07 pm

    Excellent advice! Thanks.

  • Anish Tataria December 22, 2014, 9:46 am

    It was a nice article and this will definitely help the person with a low energy and be unaffected by any adverse energy.

    Let the love and warmth of REIKI grow

  • rajib bhuyan December 30, 2014, 4:07 pm

    Thanks a lot for your divine information.I will start it from today.

  • Vaishali Patil January 30, 2015, 9:39 am

    Haripriya Mam, thanks a lot for your valuable guidance. All your articles always provide a very useful information regarding reiki. Your guidance for the people who are not attuned to reiki is really appreciable.

  • Shaz February 10, 2015, 6:45 pm

    Thank you

  • Tamara February 11, 2015, 8:12 pm

    Hello friends, please remember that when we take on the belief that we need “protecting” we are also taking on the belief of separation, which is fear-based. We are of Source, which is All, therefore we are pure radiance, pure love, and nothing “out there” can ever impose on that without our permission. We may subconsciously be allowing power of others over us, but standing in alignment of our truth is all the protection we ever need. Much love and blessings to all. <3

    • Tanya November 23, 2015, 7:26 pm

      This is very lovely what you wrote.

  • anjana February 12, 2015, 9:04 am

    thank u ,i realy apriciate ,every 6month my relatives do black megic to me and my children ,business ,job all kind of problem we facing ,i am reiki masters ,how i am stop them i lost my business ,house 35years in this country nowere to live 3times homless ,my children got 5business lost ,house lost ,and mental ,phytsical truma s we got break down ,so much suffering all jelousy they dont want we live life good any suggetion on this please ,i fed were i runaway money is issues i am fed up my children thanks

  • Kehkishan Syed March 20, 2015, 5:59 pm

    Wobnderful explanation and justification to be safe of negative energies,,,,protection this way sounds cool

  • vipul jain April 16, 2015, 4:09 pm

    thank you!

  • Teri May 26, 2015, 12:28 pm

    Thank you so very much! I’m extremely sensitive to other people’s energies & have experienced deep draining, sadness & extreme rage and moodiness after giving Reiki to Certain people in my life even though I do protect myself but the chant may also help me because the visual of the protective shield & white light did not work for me. Do you have any other tips that may help me? Thank you!

    • Tanya November 23, 2015, 6:02 pm

      Wow, i completely understand you. I was taking on to many people and i felt very unstable. I soaked myself in sea salt bath and it really cleaned the energy around me. I prayed after and i felt extremely better. Then i went into the ocean and was completely cleared.

      I have slowed down and really learning about all of this energy. I am a new 2nd degree reiki master and to help myself i am dedicating my work to fertitity and womb reiki. I want to work with a client who really understands the miracle of healing with reiki. I feel as a channel i want to use my body for clients who want to do the work.

      The people i came across they just want a one time deal.. can you give me reiki? At first i was excited and wanted to see how everything work. But then I realized people are going back to there old ways . I realized to honor my body and channel and slow down.

      I worked on a friend who is schizophrenic and her energy was so unstable and her charkas were spinning out of control the energy came so strong and fast through me and i felt my heart being scorced. For a few days i felt i had virtigo, MyReiki teach let me know she was to advanced for me and she was like a energy vampire.

      She said she felt great at the first day then day 2 when the reiki wore off she was nasty to me and said it was fake.

      I was so upset, one that i felt ill for a few days and my heart was scorched but her ungratefulness.

      Take it easy my friend and maybe you can think about tayoring your practice.

  • Nikki Rose Begley May 28, 2015, 11:35 am

    I’m so thankful that this article mentions watching the news and violent television. When I was younger, I would “feel” everything that I watched. I didn’t understand it at the time. I just refused to go to the theater or watch television. Even now I try to not subject myself to these things, even though I have learned to block them.

  • RK August 5, 2015, 10:12 am

    Dear Madam,

    I am sensitive , smoking and smells , pollutions sound n Air, I am not able to bare.

    Also any solution for it.

  • Sandie August 7, 2015, 1:00 pm

    thank you so much for this. Just what I needed today, and for the future. This arrived when I need it most. Blessings.

  • AMIRAH September 30, 2015, 6:53 pm

    I am first degree Reiki master, i am sensitive to peoples negative energy. I am in love with being attuned and doing self care. People do call me to rant and i have become ill from this. I am working on not accepting these calls and from your article i now know what the invocation to say for protection sheild thank you so much. Blessings to you.

  • Erwina November 10, 2015, 5:12 pm

    I love your advice’s and capability of explaining everything in the simplest way possible. You are appreciated and I thank you very very much. Wish you have a blessed day and wish the same to all of us.

  • Priya November 20, 2015, 10:27 pm

    This article was just in time and felt as if written for me. i could feel the energy flowing in while reading this article. thank you very much. thank you Reiki

  • Priya December 8, 2015, 1:27 pm

    Hi Haripriya,

    It’s a wonderful article that I’m actually looking for long time. Thank a lot. Lots of blessings.

    Love and Light

  • Eli December 8, 2015, 2:44 pm

    Fantastic article! that is exactly what I’m doing, somehow I imagined that’s the way to put on Reiki shield to protect myself and my family from negative energy! Thank you

  • Sudhapatel February 19, 2016, 7:54 am

    Thanks Haripria. The Reikirays website is wonderful. Love and light. Sudha patel

  • S.Karunagaran March 22, 2016, 1:45 am

    Dear Haripriya, I`m usui & kundalini reiki master, can I print out a small Cho Ku Rei symbol give intention to it for protection from all harm and then keep it inside my wallet. Can this give me continuous protection?

  • Elias, Uribe May 18, 2016, 6:07 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful information, NAMASTE ????????

  • Sriyani August 2, 2016, 6:42 am

    I love the idea of a pink protective shield helping the other person as well. Thank you so much for the wonderful article

  • Atul Sharma,the Reiki master and teacher September 2, 2016, 9:27 am

    Thanks Hari priya ji . This is a good book

  • Brian September 19, 2016, 10:15 pm

    Thank you for this enlightening article. I am relatively new to Reiki and wonder if these lower energies are the source of my many migraines. I will use the advice about shielding and contact a Reiki practitioner.

  • Keinaf March 14, 2017, 1:06 am

    Can anyone answer my question?

    How long does a Reiki shield last?
    There is a way of making a Reiki Shield using the symbols from 2nd Level Reiki, but since no shield lasts forever, does anyone know how long does a Reiki shield last?

  • maithilymurthy April 9, 2018, 8:49 am

    How do I shield my dog? The modalities I know are tiger reiki and usui reiki. Kindly tell me how I am help my dog as she suddenly stops eating for a day or two.

  • Veronica January 13, 2019, 2:38 pm

    Oh this is just what I needed thank you🙏🏻🌈🙏🏻

  • Selveena March 6, 2019, 9:54 pm

    Hi i would like to know how to memorize and succeed in exams , i am trying hard but i have pass marks only i would like to score much more than that thanks

  • Sugandha Singla May 28, 2019, 2:44 am

    Loved your advice, thank you thank you thank you so much 🙏🙏 sometimes a gentle reminder is required to change the way we life. Loads of magical dust on you, may you prosper in your life and achieve your dreams.

  • Miki April 19, 2020, 10:36 am

    Hi and thanks for the article, -useful and like it a lot! Same time, anytime I read or hear about “Protection of “negative” Energies of other people” I really ask myself why there a literally zero techniques to find how to protect others from my own “negative” energies. My opinion is as well, that if I get confrontated with those, or any energy during daily life, than it happens for a reason and its a wonderful opportunity to have a closer look at my own situation and what it is, that I have got that affinity, that makes me open to those things.. Anyway thank you, like this page a lot!!

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