Learning to trust your intuition

Empathic Shielding and Energy Clearing

Empathic Shielding and Energy Clearing



As empaths we absorb thoughts, feelings, and emotions of others. We are highly sensitive to energies, people, places, and nature.

For those of us who are empaths and often find ourselves being caught up in people’s orbits who constantly lean to us when their life is in turmoil, just know there is help for us to shield ourselves from being drained by low energies, we have only to learn how to use these tools.

The difference between being empathetic and being an empath is empathetic people feel for someone’s unhappy situation whereas an empath actually takes in the vibes of someone, almost like a sponge absorbing feelings, regardless of the emotion they are giving off whether happy, sad, angry etc.

When we’re around negative people giving off their vibes and toxic energy there are a few things we can do to repel those energies from penetrating into our own emotions.

How can we avoid attracting these negative energies when we’re empaths who tend to attract too many feelings? Only what we allow ourselves to give our power to is what can affect us. What permits other’s energy to enter us is when we sympathize with them, leaving us feeling compelled to help. We as empaths, have a dire need to fix people, creating a bond between us and the person in need. We absorb their need for help and that energy stays within us, depleting our own positive energy.

A good head start to avoiding energy draining is to stay protected by first paying attention to our senses. If we begin to feel sensory overload from toxic energy, we must train ourselves to create a mental shield for protection. Besides learning how to shield, it’s important to learn to recognize whose energies around us are stealing our good energy and learning how to keep those people out of our spaces. To limit the amount of people who steal our energy, we must learn to practice avoiding such people. But there will always be times when people will enter our orbit and we may not be able to avoid them, and in those times, it’s time to turn on the shielding.



In order to stay grounded and not enable bad energies to seep into our psyches we must first ground ourselves and set intention. By setting intention we first focus on our desire to shield and sending good vibes out to the universe. Often, setting these intentions will drive vibrations, sometimes making the negative person wanting to leave your presence, not wanting the good you project, but we won’t always get that lucky so we must learn how to deflect.

Picture yourself centered surrounded by pink light. Close your eyes and visualize yourself being poured over with pink light from above your head right down all around you, down through your feet, finishing and sealing yourself in with the light going just below the ground. This ensures you are completely sealed as though you are in a bubble. It may help to envision liquid pink bubbles of light being poured over your head and protecting you like a big round soap bubble. Pink light is ethereal and provides a semi-permeable shield, meaning while it repels negative energies it can still allow your good vibes and loving energy to flow out of it becoming a filter of sorts.

The beauty of shielding is that it can be done anywhere, and nobody has to know what you’re doing.  You can be out in public, at somebody’s home or halfway around the world and you have this ability to use it anywhere. You can also use the shielding in your own home when you’re feeling overwhelmed from a guest in your home or from negative energies which may have been left behind after someone left or even if you’re watching TV and listening to negative news.

At home, you can also use objects to keep your work or living space clean from negative energies by setting up an area you like to spend time in with plants (energy absorbers), negative energy repelling crystals and protective stones, and objects symbolic to you such as: Buddhas or angels or any other meaningful items you desire to provide psychological shielding. If you find you are often drawing in negative energies, keeping protective crystals on your person, in your pocket, purse or under your pillow help to deflect negative energy.

Do keep in mind that you don’t have to wait till you feel like you’re in the midst of toxic energy to begin shielding. You can practice shielding at home and do it as a once a week precaution. Take a good minute to prepare your intention and clear you mind and spend a few more minutes envisioning the shield you cast around yourself and focusing on positive messages.




Journaling – As a writer, I’m going to add, don’t underestimate the power of journaling. It’s another method of getting what bothers you out of your conscience and sent out into the universe.

Smudging – Burning sage is an age-old secret for dissipating negative energies. Scientific studies have been done on sage for disinfecting air and claim that up to 94% of airborne bacteria can be eliminated by burning sage because burnt sage releases negative ions. It’s no surprise the Latin name for sage is ‘salvia’ which is derived from the word ‘healing’.




Meditation – This can help you prepare for mental shielding. Entering a calm state first will help you perform your shielding, making the practice more effective.




Ask for protection – Don’t be shy or afraid to ever ask Archangel Michael – our protector angel, to shield you with his purple light when you feel you need immediate shielding. Whether you are aware of your protective angels or not, we all have angels around us. Archangels are unlimited in their abilities to be there for anyone who calls on them. All you need to do is ask, Please surround me with your protective shield now Archangel Michael.




The above is an in-depth article on tools to clear bad energy, but this video is a great instructional for beginners:

In conclusion, learn how to set boundaries to keep negative people out of your circles. I know well from experience that is not always possible, but I’ve come a long way learning to dodge situations when my radar detects negative energies. Like anything else in life, we must train ourselves to become aware of our feelings and the energies that surround us to learn to avoid energy suckers. In those instances when we do find ourselves trapped in a situation with a negative or toxic person, practice your shielding.


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  • Sue Dreamwalker

    Thank you for this Debby.. I did some smudging of my own only this week, as I felt the intensity of energies swirling around which I felt were not pleasant.
    We have had a spate of electrical faults within our home and our car… ( car-less for five weeks) until the day of my smudging, funnily enough when the long awaited oversea parts finally were fitted . Now I just have to wait for the washing machine to be fitted ( another two weeks wait ).. Patience.. lol… tested Yes.. 🙂 and other little things which have just gone pop… including torches, batteries etc.. even the pond pump… 🙂

    I am sharing here, as it relates to your empathic post, which is brilliant by the way… Over several weeks ago I felt a heavy shift within my energy field… ( and I put it down to the world wide situation ).. But it was more than that even..
    I only experienced this deep heaviness of actual weight on my back, once before when I was a practising medium and my so called spiritual friends within my circle group had a play for power…. You know how it goes, I was running a meditation group and development group within the church, and some got jealous of the fact and thought they should be the ones.. Anyway to cut a long story short, they waited till I was on vacation and played a dirty trick… The result being most of my circle left the church circle and asked me to set up a private one… As they couldn’t stand the new self imposed circle leader.. who was on her own ego trip..

    Several weeks after, I kept seeing spiders every where… Now I had a childhood fear of spiders, which I had overcome to the point I could easily catch them in a glass and put them outside..
    But these spiders would now appear even in my dreams..
    And each time I went to the bathroom in the middle of the night, as I turned my back on a particular corner of the landing, I would in my mind feel a evil entity at my back… This happened for several nights.. And I asked for and did my protection as I thought was enough.. But it still kept happening..

    Until one night the entity in my minds eye became a spider which was huge, larger than I, within each of its legs held a knife… Stabbing me in the back.. (( Which was what some members of the circle and this woman had done ))
    It then dawned on me it was a bad thought form…. and the group that remained with the church how ever unintentionally were perhaps discussing me and sending bad vibes.. As they had lost over twenty members who came to join my group who left the church, and of course they had lost revenue also.

    The moment I understood that.. I did a Massive House Clearing, I mean it took me ALL day, smudging, chanting, clearing, and I even put salt upon my window sills and near my doors… Because I felt They had in a way cast a spell, and even if unintentional, the thought FORM was manifesting itself, fuelled also by my childhood fear of spiders..

    So I never take things lightly… We so need to SHIELD, especially now, when those vibes are entering our homes via our TV.. and I take myself out of the room when hubby is watching.. But they are energy waves that are still palatable..
    And I feel that is what I had to clear this week…. Since I have done so, like I say we got the car back, and the house feels lighter as do I…

    Thank you for allowing me to rabbit away… But this post is also very special, and important..

    Love and Mega Hugs my dear, dear Debby… Thank you, for your own compassionate self, and for being my lovely blogging friend…
    Much Love <3

    • dgkaye

      Sueeeeeee, thanks for sharing your story here – albeit, not pretty, you’ve shared a good example of how sensitives can be attacked. I mean you of all people who is a sage empowerer still got caught in the web of other’s ego and jealousies. Goes to prove the old saying: Watch what people say about you behind your back, not what they say in front of you. And oye! The technical snafus my friend abound!!!! I’ve had interruption at every turn when it comes to communications. In fact, I’m on my old laptop because I couldn’t find the daily grind with mishaps and time wasters on my regular laptop – pretty sure it’s possessed by Microsoft! Thanks for the reminder. In these times of whirlwind especially, we should be smudging more regularly – which I will be doing today! Remain safe and as you are my friend. The world needs more like you. <3 <3 Hugs flowing across the pond xxx

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