2017-10-05

Have you been feeling out of sorts? Has misfortune seemed to plague you lately? This could be a run of bad luck or maybe, just maybe, you’re under psychic attack. When most people hear that word, they think of the evil eye, magic, and cursing. But psychic attack is nothing more than negative energy someone sends you consciously or unconsciously. Most psychic attacks manifest as thought forms rooted in jealousy, anger or revenge.

Unconscious attacks are the most common. These occur when someone close to you -- a friend, family member, partner, a spouse or neighbor – is thinking of you so often with feelings of hate, jealousy or anger that these emotions solidify into negative energy which are then directed at you. The person mad at you isn’t even aware the force of their energy is so strong that their negative emotions are send from their mind to you and your aura.

Conscious negative attacks occur when someone intentionally sends you bad energy. Sometimes this can happen in the form of a ritual, spell, or curse. But that is rare. Usually the psychic attack is a form of simple focused intention where the perpetrator willingly sends you bad energy. Don’t let this scare you, however, because this article will help you learn how to protect yourself.

With intentional energy it’s important to remember that whatever you put into the world comes back to you three times. If someone intentionally wishes you harm, that bad energy will return to them threefold. Karma is a busy girl, so this might take some time but it does return to the sender. It always does. As Rumi taught us, “The world is a mountain in which your words are echoed back to you.”

Do you think you’ve been attacked psychically? Sometimes it can be hard to tell. Often bad luck is just a result of poor choices or a hesitancy to make a needed change. Usually you will know because the intensity of the bad luck feels focused on you. Here are some symptoms of being under attack.

  • Extreme fatigue—feeling drained of energy for no reason
  • Nightmares – having your sleep disturbed by frightening images
  • Unexplained pains in your body – especially around the chest, neck, and shoulders. Often psychic attack clusters around the heart chakra. Either way, you should get these pains checked out by a medical doctor
  • Experiencing an increase in anger for no reason
  • Suddenly doubting yourself and questioning your worth
  • Feeling as though a heavy cloud is hanging over you
  • Experiencing a sudden run of bad luck—appliances breaking, computer acting up, difficulties at work, sudden car problems.

Taken separately these are not symptoms of psychic attack. They are merely factors of life. But when experienced together and these issues aren’t a part of your normal life, then they can be a sign that you’re under psychic attack. Check with your medical doctor first and always, but in addition practice psychic protection techniques to put an end to the attack.

Usually, we know who’s attacking us. It could be an angry co-worker, a negative boss, a vengeful ex-spouse, an envious friend you needed to distance yourself from, the crazy neighbor who hates the way you mow your lawn. It’s typically not the person who flipped you off in traffic, the irate customer at work or the irritable barrister at your local coffee shop. In order for a true psychic attack to occur, you must have a sustained relationship with the attacker, and the attacker must hold this negativity toward you with an intensity of emotion for an extended period of time.

There are cases where an individual can psychically attack themselves. We can create, attract, and direct our own dark energy. Years of resentment, shame and guilt directed at oneself can create its own form of attack. This can only occur if the negative self-thoughts have two ingredients 1) time and 2) intensity. You must have these negative thoughts over a prolonged period of time and there must be an intensity of emotion behind the thoughts.

This is why forgiveness is so important. As the old saying goes, “Not forgiving someone is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” When we hold on to anger, resentment and hate we are the ones who suffer – especially if the person we are most angry with is ourselves.

Now that we’ve established how psychic attack works, let’s look at what you can do to protect yourself.

The Aura

The aura is your first line of defense. If your aura is strong, it will cause negative energy to bounce off of you. Health and happiness keep an aura strong. Weekly meditation, a strong spiritual practice, chakra cleansing, a healthy diet, exercise, daily gratitude, self-love and service keep an aura strong. Doing anything to excess like smoking, drinking, or over eating will weaken your aura. Going through difficult times such as relationship turmoil, job loss, or health concerns will weaken our aura. Deep seeded feelings of self-doubt put holes in our aura. Experiencing an illness and having surgery cut holes in our aura. The best way to keep your aura strong through all that life throws at you is to practice self-love. Honor yourself. Believe in yourself. Make you a priority. Set healthy boundaries. Remove yourself from negative people and situations. Imagine your aura filling with light every day.

Crystals

Wear or carry crystals for protection. Any black or brown stone holds protective elements. Black Tourmaline and Obsidian absorb negative energy for you. Hematite deflects the negative energy away from you and back to the sender. Smoky Quartz absorbs negative energy from within and is helpful for people experiencing depression. Carry a Black Tourmaline in your left hand or pocket and a hematite in your right. Or you can wear these stones as bracelets. The left receives energy for us and the right releases energy for us.

Grounding

Grounding your energy daily will strengthen your protective auric layer. Imagine tree roots, an anchor, rope or cord coming out of the soles of your feet and going down into the earth grounding you in the healing energy of the soil.

Clean House

Our physical space reflects our interior energy. Feng Shui teaches us that negative energy is always looking for a place to nest and call home. Negative energy loves clutter, mess and chaos. Spending a day clearing out the clutter in your home and office will do wonders for your positive energy. Check out a great book for more on this topic—The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

Prayer

Call on your higher power, your guides and angels to surround you with their love and protective energy. Ask your ancestors and loved ones on the other side to protect you. Call on your spiritual team to sweep away negativity and infuse your energy with love and strength. Archangel Michael and Archangel Chamuel are two great angels to call on for protection. Here’s a prayer you can try, “I call on my angels and guides to fill my energy with love and light. I ask the archangels to ever surround me with their loving protection and help me to follow my spiritual path with strength, truth and guided purpose.”

Cord Cutting

If you do know who’s attacking your psychically, a cord cutting meditation can be very powerful. When we are connected to someone emotionally, physically or sexually, a cord of energy develops between us. For most of our relationships, these are happy cords. Have you ever thought of someone out of the blue and they called the next day? It’s because you sent that energetic thought directly to them through the cord that connects you both. But some cords are negative and need to be severed. To do a cord cutting meditation, visualize you and the offending person standing in front of each other. Imagine a cord connecting you two. It might be a rope, a gray umbilical cord, or a chain. Picture yourself cutting this cord with a knife, scissors or pure white light. See the residue of the cord in each of you dissolving into the white light. Infuse both your energies with white light. Finally, imagine yourself sealed in golden light so a new cord between you two can’t be established. Repeat this meditation weekly until the psychic attack has stopped.

Psychic Shield

You can visualize a shield of protective energy around you when you have to be around the negative person. Each morning upon waking, imagine white light – thick as toothpaste – pouring into your chakras from the top of your head down to your toes. See the light filling up your energy and sealing any holes in your aura. Then imagine yourself stepping into a mirrored disco ball and see the mirrors deflecting any negative energy being sent to you and returning to the sender. You can also call on the elements for protection. If you need someone to cool off, imagine their energy surrounded by a wall of ice. If someone’s energy is chaotic and ungrounded, see yourself surrounded by a mud wall to ground their energy before it hits you. If someone is attacking you from all angles, see yourself surrounded by tornado of white light deflecting all that chaotic energy back to the source.

Pink Cotton Candy

An asylum in England did a study toward the end of the 19th century where they had their patients imagine their energy surrounded in pink light. The study showed that meditating on pink light calms anger and increases feelings of joy. If you’re going to be around an angry person, imagine them surrounded in layers of bright pink cotton candy. It will infuse their energy with love and calm their anger.

Chakra Cleansing

Cleanse and balance your chakras weekly. When you’re under psychic attack your energy centers, called chakras, take the brunt of the hit.

Unbalanced chakras can effect your emotional and physical health. You can listen to a guided meditation to learn how to balance and cleanse your chakras. Doreen Virtue, James Van Praagh, John Holland and the Edgar Cayce center all have excellent CDs and Mp3’s to teach you this.

Sugar

This is an old metaphysical cure that works. Write down the full name of the person who’s being mean and place it in a bottle of water. Sprinkle sugar into the water bottle, seal and place it in the freezer. The sugar sweetens their energy and the frozen water freezes their energy from effecting you.

The key to protecting yourself energetically is to remember to stand in your power. You have a choice every moment of your life. Do you stand there and take what’s being thrown at you or do you stand up and protect yourself? Nothing is more powerful than believing in yourself. Start today by affirming your worth, setting healthy boundaries and practicing a healthy, happy spiritual practice.

more from beliefnet and our partners