9 effective ways to protect yourself from psychic attacks

You can’t shake the feeling that you might be under psychic attackOpens in a new tab.. You feel anxious and uncomfortable and exhausted. Yesterday, when on a ghost hunt, an upset spirit sent you a ray of piecing negative energy. How can you protect yourself better next time and get your positive energy back?

In this article, you will find the most effective ways to protect yourself from negative energy launched by a spirit, entity, or person. Yes, the living can consciously or unconsciously attack you as well. That’s why a toxic workplace is utterly exhausting if you are sensitive or psychic.

A high vibrational spiritual state is the best protection against psychic attacks. If you believe in your spiritual strength and bring the world love, negative energy will have a hard time attaching to you. Other ways of protecting yourself are smudging, crystals, prayers, cord-cutting, and shielding.

To learn more about psychic attacks, start by reading the article below. This will broaden your understanding of the complexity of psychic attacks.

Psychic attacks: What they are [not always what you think]

Now, let’s dig into different strategies for shielding yourself from draining psychic attacks. Pick the ones that suit your personality and belief system. The key is to do these protection rituals with self-confidence and intent. If you don’t believe in them or your strength to shield yourself, they will not work. Not one of them.

#1: Sage smudging

Sage smudging is a widely used ritual for protecting yourself against psychic attacks. Smudging can be used proactively to release negative energy attached to you.

Smudging is a ritual that is used by indigenous people around. By regularly smudging yourself, you get rid of negative energy. This, in turn, leads to a higher vibration and an added layer of protection.

Immerse yourself in the smoke from the sage. Let every part of you touch the smoke. Send the Ether with the intent that you are cleansed, and any hooks by negative energy are released. Imagine how the smoke is getting rid of all negativity.

Don’t be sparse on the sage; let it burn until it naturally dies out. When the negative energy is released and detached, the smoke will go out by itself. Make sure you are fully immersed in the smoke. Use a feather or your hand to fan the smoke towards you. Go from the head down to the feet.

Always ensure you have water or a fire extinguisher as you work with burning material.

What you need: Abalone shell (or metallic bowl), matches, feathers, white sage (alternative: Palo Santo, Ceder, Sweetgrass)

  1. Burn your sage in the shell (or metallic bowl)
  2. Don’t blow on the flame; use your hand or feather
  3. Make sure your sage is burning by itself, creating a thick smoke
  4. Purify the feather by immersing it in the smoke
  5. Start cleansing your head, and use your hands or feather to fan the smoke
  6. Smudge your eyes next
  7. Smudge your mouth
  8. Smudge your heart
  9. Smudge the rest of the body
  10. Imagine how the negative energy is detached from you
  11. Give thanks to the white light for protecting us from negative energy
  12. Let the smudge burn out naturally (don’t kill the smoke yourself)

In this video, you can learn how the sage smudge ritual is done in detail.

When you rise above the darkness, the dark energies can’t reach you. This is why Michelle Obama is right in so many ways.

If you don’t like sage, you can also try Palo Santo. I use Palo Santo when I know I’m under attack and White Sage as general protection.

If you need to get a smudge kit, this is all you need to get started. This kit is from Amazon and can be shipped worldwide (affiliate link – Amazon).

#2: Protective and clearing crystals

Crystals are perfect tools for protecting yourself from negative energy. Tourmaline, smokey quartz, obsidian, and snowflake obsidian are powerful crystals for protection.

Be aware of using tourmaline if you are about to go to a haunted site. You can read more about this in my article Cleansing and protection with tourmalineOpens in a new tab..

Place the crystals in your pocket, and wear them in jewelry or amulettes. I often bring my snowflake obsidian with me for a couple of weeks if I feel I might be under psychic attack.

What you need: Protective crystal (Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian, or Smokey Quartz)

  1. Cleanse the crystal by holding it under running water
  2. Imagine all negative energy flowing away
  3. Program your crystal to be your protector of negative energy
  4. Say out loud: I program this crystal to act as my shield and protection against negative energy.
  5. Place the crystal in your pocket or wear it as an amulet
  6. Cleanse regularity to keep the crystal strong and effective

If you don’t have a crystal, you can get one on Amazon. This is an Obsidian, one of my favorite crystals for protection (affiliate link – Amazon).

#3: Cord-cutting with a selenite wand

Cord-cutting with a selective wand is an excellent way of detaching negative energies. It can be done proactively to disconnect any negative energy attached to you. When you perform a cord-cutting ritual, imagine how the selenite wand cuts all the “fishlines or negative energy” and “hooks” from your body that attach to the attacker.

As a proactive ritual, you cleanse yourself from negative energy, elevating your vibration. It is hard to attack you when you have a high vibrational status. Cord-cutting can be seen as a spiritual vaccination.

Make sure you do this ritual with love and healing in mind. What you bring to the world is what you will get in return. If you cut the cords with anger and resentment, you will charge the negative cords and make them even more potent.

What you need: Selenite wand

  1. Start by cleansing your selenite wand by letting it sit in the sunlight for a few hours (don’t rinse it in water as it will harm the crystal).
  2. Use the selenite wand as a “sword” to cut off any negative cords attached to you.
  3. Visualize how the cords are cut off, or it will not work.
  4. Start by moving the selenite wand around your head.
  5. Run the selenite wand down your body.
  6. Cut the cords with love, not anger or revenge.
  7. Imagine how the cords return to the sender filled with bright light
  8. Imagine how the sender is now released and can move on and heal themselves.

Suppose you are doing cord-cutting proactively to strengthen your resistance and elevate your vibration. Imagine how bright light is creating a shield around you. The wand acts like a “paintbrush.”

In the video below, you can learn how cutting cords with a selenite wand is done.

You can find one on Amazon if you don’t have a selenite wand. I use a wand like this for my cord-cutting rituals.

#4: Psychic shielding

Shielding is a must if you are going for a ghost hunt or is about to conduct a paranormal investigation. As you intend to connect with the spirits, they will manifest in the way they are capable of. Psychic energy transmission is a common way for spirits to connect. It is the transmission that psychics use to read the message or feeling of the spirit.

Sometimes the psychic transmission might be seen as “attacks” if they are negative. Always remember that the intention might not be to harm you. The spirit is just feeling so much pain and anger. If you shield yourself, you might also close the door for friendly specters in need of assistance.

Shielding is when you imagine a ball surrounding you. It can be imagined as a disco ball transmitting bright light. The ball is protecting you against negative energies and darkness. Light always wins over darkness. Imagine how darkness disappears when you turn on a light bulb.

Shielding can be used proactively when you feel you have been attacked to cut cords (you can also use this technique in combination with the selenite wand ritual). Be sure you are transmitting loving light. What we bring to the world, we get in return.

What you need: Nothing

  1. Start focusing on your heart.
  2. Imagine how bright light is shining out of your heart.
  3. Imagine how the light creates a “disco ball.”
  4. Imagine how the “disco ball’s outer edges ” shield you from lower vibrations or negative energy.
  5. The code of light in your heart expands.
  6. The orb is now glowing outside the “edges” of the disco ball to repel any negative energies.
  7. Imagine how the glow is endlessly beaming into eternity.

This video is beneficial if you want guidance on creating a psychic shield. You can use the bright light of the Divine if you are not into religious rites.

#5: The law of karma

The law of karma is a powerful mindset to expel negative energies from your life – including psychic attacks. If you accumulate good vibes, you will get good vibes in return. It is the law of cause and effect. As you saw, you shall reap.

The lower vibrational entities can’t touch you by elevating to a higher vibration. This is one of the most powerful protection techniques there is. There is nothing more potent than a loving heart beaming positive bright light.

This is a way of living and not something that can be achieved with the help of a how-to list.

When you face negativity, imagine it as a ball of darkness. Recognize it and acknowledge its presence. Imagine you holding the ball in your hands. Return the energy with a cord-cutting prayer.

I acknowledge the gift of negativity. I will not accept this energy as it is not mine to bear. I humbly give it back, with love and light, so that you can proceed on your way to healing. The cord is cut, and I wish you love and light.

Cord-cutting prayer

It is the same as the cord-cutting ritual, but this is more of a way of living. If you want to learn more about the law of karma, watch the video below.

#6: Energy healing

An appointment with a trusted energy healer is a great way of elevating your vibrational state. They can scan you and target weaknesses in chakras and aura. Energy healing is a way to restore energy that is out of balance or not beneficial for the person.

If you have a weakness in your energies, you are open to psychic attacks.

Working proactively with an energy healer is a great option if you are a ghost hunter, paranormal investigator, sensitive, or psychic. As you encounter and work with energies in your line of work or life, you are constantly giving and receiving energy. Therefore it is a great option to get help restoring your optimal energy flow.

You can also get help from an energy healer if you are under attack. I think the best solution is continuously working to up your vibrational state.

Watch the video below to learn more about energy healing and how it is performed. The sound is not the greatest, but I think it brings lots of valuable information.

#7: Psychic reading

You can get a psychic reading to pinpoint if you have any attachments that are impacting you. The psychic might do a scan and sweep your house. This can be a great option if you suspect you have attachments you could not cut yourself (with the help of cord-cutting).

There are many types of psychic readings, so make sure when you book an appointment that they can scan for negative energy attachments.

The psychic will scan you and inform you if you have any attachments that you need to detach. They might not be able to do it for you (some are, but not all). In that case, I recommend going to an energy healer, shaman, or clergy.

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#8: Regain control of your energy

The best way of protecting yourself against psychic attacks is to regain control over your energy. If you are strong, feel self-love and self-compassion, and eject love into the world, psychic attacks will not harm you.

If you feel you can take on any energy thrown at you, you will have an automatic shield that works around the clock. It is when you fear attacks or think you will be attacked that you are vulnerable.

This is my personal belief. I seldom use any protective spells, rites, or techniques. I trust my power to repel whatever is thrown at me. I know many paranormal investigators, such as Ami BruniOpens in a new tab., are doing the same. In my article about how to protect yourself from ghosts following you home, I describe this in more detail. You will find a link to the article and a video about this belief system.

Can ghosts follow you home? [Things you must know]

#9: Protective prayers

Protective prayers are a powerful way of repelling negative energies. Protective prayers are best used when you know you will or might face negative spirits or persons. The prayers don’t have to be religious.

Protective prayers are often used before a ghost hunt, paranormal investigation, or psychic sweep.

These are versions that I use myself. As you notice, I don’t use religious prayers. I trust my power to repel whatever comes at me.

My name is X and I come in peace. No spirits, entites or negative energies are allowed to attack or attach to me or my belongings. Only positive energy and love is allowed to communcate with me in any shape or form.

Protection prayer

This is a protective prayer that is calling for Archangel Michael to protect you.

Saint Michael the archangel, please protect us from evil and darkness. Shield our body and soul from harm. In your divine light, protect us from anyone who come at us with malicious intent.

There are no dedicated protection prayers for psychic attacks. You have to go with your gut feeling and your belief system when deciding on what route to take.

Claudette Beaulieu

A certified paranormal investigator, accredited demonologist, and psychic stuck in the Victorian era.

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