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spiritual protection

Spiritual protection is something that we could all use a little more of. “Spiritual attacks”, or negative feelings from spiritual energies are more common than you may think. 

Protection From Spiritual Energy | What is Spiritual Protection?

Spiritual protection is as it sounds, protection from spiritual attack or negative energies. The meaning of spiritual attack and negative energies is different depending on who you are. You have to remember that all of the spiritual work that you do, or do not do but find yourself in, is a personal encounter. 

That means that you may not be practicing any spirituality, but still find yourself feeling like there is negative energy around you or your home, or that you are practicing and wish to protect yourself and your space in preparation. 

Are you spiritually protected?

  • Have you ever felt under attack, or uncomfortable around people or in places with seemingly no reason?
  • Do you often wake in the night in a panic?
  • Do you have lots of nightmares?

spiritual protection

If the answer is yes to any of the above, it is likely that you would benefit from some added protection.

There are many ways in which you can add a little spiritual protection into your life. Some you can do on your own without any items, and some will require you to own some things to help. First, let us look at the items that may help you with your protection:

Items for Spiritual Protection:

  • Smudge Kits
  • Tibetan Singing Bowl Set
  • Tingshas
  • Protection Stones:
    • Crystals to Block Negative Energy
    • Crystals for Protection Against Negative Energy
  • Scents
    • Incense Burners
    • Oils
  • Sea Salt
  • Mirrors

Visualization for spiritual protection

Other than the list above, you can use visualization for spiritual protection. This is the cheapest way of any spiritual protection that you can acquire, however, it requires time, dedication, and a good enough memory to remember to do it when you need to. 

What is Visualisation?

Visualization is a technique where you imagine and see something to the best of your ability with your eyes closed. With practice, you will be able to do it with your eyes open, but you are better to start practicing with your eyes closed until you have a routine and ability to do it almost without thinking. 

How Does Visualisation help?

The visualization will help do many things, and if you are on the journey or spirituality, it is something that you must master. It will help with grounding, protection, connecting with guides and loved ones, as well as receiving messages and information.

How to do Visual Protection

Visual protection is usually done after grounding. However, it can be done at any time that you feel the need.

  • Start in a quiet area where you will not be disturbed. I usually find doing this first thing in the morning works best before all the daily stresses start.  
  • Close your eyes.
  • Imagine a white light in your heart. 
  • See that light gently and continuously growing. Until it encompasses your whole body.
  • Allow the light to become your “bubble”. See the light surround you on all sides like it is your personal bubble. in front, behind above, below and on your sides.
  • Keep the bubble around you. Keep this bubble around you all day. If you ever feel like it is not there, or you require extra protection, just complete the simple steps again.

One of my Dear readers have messaged me to ask the question: “Can you visualize white light surrounding your loved ones too?:

I thought this was a very good question and I told them that I would add it into the post. 

My answer was, Yes absolutely. I visualize white light around our car when we are all traveling. You can do this technique to anyone you feel could do with some extra protection.

So thank you for asking Lydia!

Questions are always welcome. They help everyone. 

That is it.

If you want to have physical objects to help enhance the protection, although you can use the physical objects to do the protecting for you, then read on:

Smudge Kits

Smudging has been used for many years and in many traditions such as feng shui, Native American and First Nations rituals and alternative healing. 

The First Nations and Native Americans used herbs to purify and bless people and places, however, the majority of the cultures would not use sage as is more commonplace now. Redcedar was used more widely with the purification and healing ceremonies and it was sometimes used in their hospitals to “cleanse and repel evil influence”. 

The gathering of these herbs that were specifically used for ceremonies would have to have had special care taken as to when they were collected. 

Many other herbs and resins were used by the Native American tribes, and they had different uses, but this is a completely different topic that I would like to do an article on. But as for this article, we will use the more common herb of sage.

Now you have your smudging kit, what do you do with it? 

How to Smudge

This may seem complicated, risky, or only for the Shamans of the Native American tribes, but in reality is very easy and completely safe if done correctly and by a responsible adult, taking all precautions necessary. 

Ensure that the time and place are correct for doing the smudging. Make sure you will not be disturbed and make it as much like a ceremony as you can. This will help with the clearing and protection of the space.

  • Gather your smudge kit; a fireproof dish, a dish with salt and a candle in your starting place. Use a safe and sturdy area for this, a dining table or kitchen countertop. 
  • Light the candle while saying a positive, protection affirmation or prayer of your choice. You can either do this out loud or in your mind. It is best to completely focus on this whole affirmation throughout the process.
  • While still saying the affirmation, light the smudge stick at the tip and begin to move it around gently until the smoke forms. 
  • While holding the smudge stick over the fireproof dish, continue to say the affirmation and move it around your space that you are intending to protect and clear ensuring to get the smoke into the corners of the rooms. 
  • If you are smudging yourself or another person, do the same as all other steps, however, you need to move the smoke around the energy field of that person. There is no specific order to do this, just do what feels right. Remember to say the positive affirmation as you do it.
  • When you have been all around the area that you are clearing and protecting, go back to your bowl of salt and gently extinguish the herbs by pushing them into the salt. 

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sets

There are many types of singing bowls, all with different characteristics. Some information that I have read says that there are at least 101 basic types of bowls, with over 170 supplementary types. for now, though, we are only going to concentrate on the more common type, which are bowls that have the same wall thickness throughout the bowl. If you would like to read more about the history and uses of the bowls click here. 

As you may be aware, different frequencies and tones will resonate differently with each chakra and you can get singing bowls for each of the chakras as seen below. This will also be another article that we will cover in the future, but again, for now, you can use any singing bowl for protection.

I find that buying a higher quality singing bowl will be nicer to use, as the metals are purer and this affects the sounds and ease of use. But all singing bowls require a bit of practice to get the techniques right, so make time to get to know your bowl.

Now that you have your bowl and have practiced with it, it is time to put it to use.

Using a Singing Bowl

This is very easy to do once you have got the hang of your bowl, however, the ease of it should not make you nonchalant in its use as a protection and cleansing tool. Use the same principles with the singing bowl as you do with smudging, it is a ‘ceremony’ as much as that is so:

  • Allow yourself the time that you will not be disturbed. 
  • Start in a specific area of the home or space you are working in.
  • Start by saying a positive, protection affirmation or prayer of your choice. You can either do this out loud or in your mind. It is best to completely focus on this whole affirmation throughout the process.
  • Move around the space ringing the bowl with the mallet moving around the rim at a steady, constant speed making the pleasant sound that you have hopefully managed to master. If you haven’t managed to master it, do not worry, just do your best. Keep your intention to the highest good.
  • After entering each space or room while ringing the bowl, move around the whole space and ensure you get into the corners.
  • If you feel that there is a need to add more cleansing or protecting energy to any part of the space, give the bowl a strike with the rubber or felt end of your beater. 
  • Try to make your way around the space in as much of a circle as possible, returning to your start point. 



Tingshas are a pair of small cymbals, usually 2.25 to 4 inches in diameter, that are usually tethered by a leather strap, but sometimes and more rarely, by a chain. 

They are often used to indicate the beginnings and ends of meditations within the Tibetan Buddhist communities. However, they have similar tones to some struck singing bowls which makes them ideal for energy clearing and cleansing.

Other than the sizes and tethers, there are 3 main types of tingsha. Flat, raised images or symbols or embossed. These qualities, alongside the size of them, will make each tingsha set sound unique. However, the higher the quality, the closer the 2 will sound to each other. The highest quality will have identical sounds to each other.

Tingshas are ideal for people who have limited space as they offer the same protection and cleansing as singing bowls.

Using Tingshas

Using these are the same as the bowls, but instead of striking them or running a mallet around them, you hold the leather strap approx 2 inches above each cymbal and strike them together. 

Again, as I have written above, make sure that you ensure you have the time available to be undisturbed and treat it as a ceremony. I will give some examples of some positive affirmations that you could use at the end of this article. 

Protection Stones

All crystals have a vibrational frequency and the type of crystal determines what that frequency is. This, in turn, gives them a vast array of uses; grounding, protection, cleansing, healing, dream aids, psychic enhancements, and even astral projection. We are going to be focusing on protection stones in this article.

Although all of the crystals listed in the tables below will be good for protection in general, I have split them into two groups. The first group is aimed more towards spatial protection and the second, more personal. There will be duplicates, as some crystals can be used for both personal and spatial protection, but I have included different types of the same crystal. 

I have defined spatial protection as anything that will protect you and the space that you are in at a specific time, such as a house. Personal protection is as it sounds. Protection from EMF means Electromagnetic fields, TVs, laptops, microwaves, etc.

Crystals to Block Negative Energy (Spatial Protection)

All of the crystals in the table below are good for spatial protection. If there is no listing for environments in which to use them, you just put them wherever you feel like you need a little extra spatial protection. There is no “right” place to put them, a lot of it is a personal choice. However, if there is a specific location listed, this has been found to be an ideal location for them. 


Angelite Angelites are a general, spatial protection stone. As with other general spatial protection stones, place them around your home and in any area, you feel you require protection.
Black SardonyxBlack Sardonyx absorbs negative energy very well. Use these in areas you know to have negative energy that you cannot otherwise avoid. Work environments are a very good example of this.
CarnelianCarnelian will protect spiritually against envy, rage, and resentment. Place these near your front door to keep these out of the home. 
KunziteKunzites are individual and environmental protection stones. 
PrehnitePrehnite is for protection against nightmares and phobias. Keep these by your bed for protection against nightmares or on your person if you have phobias that you wish to overcome.


Crystals for Protection from Negative Energy (Personal Protection)

Personal protection stones are amazing at protecting your personal space and emotions. I wear some of these daily. There are situations in which some are better than others, however, they will give you added psychic protection whichever you choose. 


Cats Eye (Beryl)Cats Eye has an amazing property for protecting the aura. This helps when meeting people that you get ‘bad vibes’ from.
LabradoriteLabradorite has a mystical protective quality that also deflects unwanted energy from the aura.
Laser QuartzLaser Quartz has been known as the psychic surgery tool as it detaches entities and attachments to people and cuts away negativity of all kinds.
ObsidianObsidian will form a psychic shield to protect negativity.
Staurolite (Fairy Cross)Staurolite has been known as a protective talisman for a long time. Keep it with you when going into areas known to require extra protection.
Tigers EyeThe same as Staurolite, Tigers Eye is another protective talisman, but this is against ill wishes and curses particularly. 
TourmalineTourmaline has been a protective stone to provide a shield around the body during Shamanic rituals.

Protection Stones for personal and spatial use.

The table below is a list of all of the crystals that will be good for either spatial or personal protection. Use these as you will. whether it is as jewelry, worry stones or ornaments.


AmberGeneral Protection.
AmethystThe high vibrational frequency of Amethyst makes it an amazing stone for protection against Psychic attack.
Black TourmalineProtection against EMF (Electromagnetic fields) TVs, Microwaves, etc. Put sones like these near producers of EMF.
BloodstoneGeneral Protection.
Boji StoneGeneral Protection.
ChiastoliteChiastolite is great for when you feel like there may be Ill wishes and curses against you.
Fire AgateThis is another stone that is great against ill wishes and curses.
FluoriteUse Fluorite for situations where you feel like you may be being psychically manipulated. Also great against EMF
Iron PyriteIron Pyrite will protect against negative energy of all types including pollutants and infectious diseases.
JadeJade will protect you against spiritual harm. It was used by Asian countries as burial suits to protect their Royals.
JasperJasper will protect you from general psychic attacks and also from nightmares. 
JetGeneral Protection. 
MalachiteThis is a new and very important stone. It will absorb all negative energies. It must be cleansed on a bed of crystal Quartz before and after use. 
PetalitePetalite was used by Shamans for Shamanic protection.
Smoky QuartzProtection from EMF.


All of the above crystals are brilliant for protection and I advise that you own a few. Even if it is only to keep yourself and home protected.

This next Carnelian heart necklace is a very good starting stone. You can keep it with you all the time, and rub it at times that you require a little extra protection:

Scents for spiritual protection

Scents have long been used as tools for many spiritual rituals and use. This part of the article is going to concentrate on some of them, however, there are many more that I will be posting a specific article on in the future. 

Incense for Spiritual Protection


Incense is a lot like smudging. it provides a smoke that will clear negativity and provide protection from all things psychic. I use it daily. There are many types of smell that you can use and we will go through the smells in the oils section below. 

When using incense, you can usually just light them in a room and let the smoke naturally dissipate into the area on its own. However, this does not mean that you can’t move around the room as you would with smudging, just remember to hold something to catch the ash as it drops off!

If you do not like the idea of a backflow burner like the one above, (but why wouldn’t you?) then you can use the stick type.  These hand-rolled sticks are very nice, however, they will not fit into a normal Indian style stick burners, as these have no sticks!

Essential Oils for Protection

Essential oils have also been used for a very long time within the medical community for various things including folk medicine. The earliest known record that mentions methods used to produce essential oils was of an Al-Andalusian (Muslim-controlled Spain) chemist, pharmacist, and physician, Ibn al-Baitar 1188-1248.

They are still used today in modern medicines, however, they are usually talked about in their chemical compound formula names. For instance, Wintergreen oil is used in deep heating creams such as Bengay, however, it is called Methyl salicylate.

Spiritual uses for essential oils date back to approximately 1500 BC and probably much earlier. This has been found in the Ebers papyrus which is one of the oldest and most important medical papers of ancient Egypt, however, it is believed that this scroll was copied from earlier texts. 

This scroll is known to contain at least 700 magical folk remedies, formulas and incantations to turn away disease-causing demons. 

Here are some translated excerpts of the Ebers Papyrus that show one of these treatments:

Ancient uses of oils for spiritual and medicinal purposes 1 Ancient uses of oils for spiritual and medicinal purposes 2 Ancient uses of oils for spiritual and medicinal purposes 3

As you can see, this is an obvious use of spiritual and medicinal techniques used to attempt to get rid of an illness. I find that extremely interesting and informative. If this interests you, you can buy the book here.

How to use Oils for Spiritual Protection

There is a long list of Oils that can be used for spiritual protection, but before we get into what oils can be used, let’s have a look at how to use them in more modernly conventional ways.

They can be added to water and put into spray bottles and spritzed around spaces and people that require the protection. Use like you would smudge and incense, make sure to dedicate time to do it properly.

Before you make these sprays, remember that oils and water do not mix, so you will need to add a surfactant into the bottle to allow them to mix. Just a couple of drops of general, cheap washing up liquid will do the trick. 

This is how I make my spritz bottles:

  • Put 1 or 2 drops of washing up liquid into a spray bottle.
  • Put equal amounts of your chosen oil into the bottle.
  • Fill the bottle to just below the top with fresh, cold water.
  • Shake gently until it is mixed well.

That is it. the amounts of drops of oil and washing up liquid will need to be adjusted for the size of bottle and strength of smell that you desire but just have an experiment. Remember that you can always add more oil. You can buy a pack with everything you need (except for the oils) here.

Oil diffusers

As with incense, you can also just “set up and leave” your oils to do the work for you with an oil diffuser. The one that I particularly like is this one:

This has the ability to be programmed and used with your smartphone so that you can have it running just before you get home from work, or set it to start before you get up in the morning to do your visualization routine.

You can even buy car vent clips here!

Which Oils to Use

Now that you know what to do with them, we need to have a look at which you will want to use. There are so many varieties of oil that you can get, and spiritually, some of them are better at protection than others. 

Here is a list of oils that you can use for the spiritual protection of all types either in a spray, burner or diffuser.

  • Eucalyptus
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Lemon
  • Rosemary
  • Orange
  • Tea Tree
  • Peppermint
  • Turmeric Oil
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Basil
  • Cedarwood
  • Bergamot
  • Cinnamon

This list is by no means extensive, and this article is not designed to go into the individual properties of all of the benefits of all of the oils that are available. However, the list above is a very good start. If you own some of the oils then feel free to experiment with them. If you like oils and feel like you will use them a lot for protection and other spiritual uses then you can buy a set with these and a few other oils in.

Sea Salt for Spiritual Protection

We have all seen the movies and programs where salt is used to protect from negative energy, but unlike Allison from Hocus pocus, we do not recommend that you throw salt around your room.

Salt has also been used as a protective aid in spiritual work for many years. While you may initially reach for table salt, this is not quite the same. Table salt is a chemical that is produced to put on your food. It may have some spiritual benefit, however, what you want is natural sea salt. 

There are Asian beliefs such as Buddhism and Shintoism that have used salt to repel evil and purify spaces for many many years. 

Salt is very good for cleansing as well as protection but this article is about spiritual protection so…

How to use Sea salt for protection

Sea salt is one of the easiest methods of protection, however, you still need to put a little time and effort into it. Let’s have a look at how to do it.

  • Get a nice bowl. This will be the one you use for your salt all of the time.
  • Get some nice sea salt and place it in the bowl.
  • Place the bowl in an area where you want to be protected and say a positive, protection affirmation or prayer of your choice while concentrating on the bowl. 
  • Leave the bowl there. That is it. If you want to keep more areas cleansed then you can add more salt in more areas.

You can also add it to water to protect whatever you clean with it. Add it into a spray bottle and clean areas of your home if you wish. However, be careful with this as it may leave salt stains!

Also, of course, you can add sea salt to your bath to give yourself a boost in personal purification and protection.

Mirrors for Spiritual Protection

I personally like the amulet necklace type of mirror as it will give you protection for the whole time that you are wearing it. I like ones such as this:

Mirrors have had a spiritual connection for as long as they have been being made. They can be used in more than one way, such as scrying, etc. But this article is only looking at the protective ability of them.

Using a mirror for protection is as easy as using a crystal. First, we have to look at how they work for protection. Mirrors will, if intended, reflect all negativity away from your Solar Plexus Chakra back to the people that are aiming that negativity towards you. 

How to use a Mirror for Protection

Now that you have your mirror (preferably a necklace as it will sit directly in front of you all of the time.) It is time to use it. Getting this sort of protection really is quite easy. However, as with most of these protection options, you will need to dedicate some time and effort to it. 

I like to do this at the same time as I do my own visualization protection, as it encompasses the mirror at the same time.

  • At the time of starting to do your visualization protection, make sure that you are wearing your necklace. 
  • While seeing the white light coming from your heart and start to grow, be sure to see that light go into the mirror at the same time.
  • When you have visualized that light encompasses you, see the light shoot straight out of the mirror in a cone shape. This light will be there all of the time and will reflect all of the negativity that is directed towards you.

If you have already done your personal “bubble” and then decide to wear your mirror to add to the protection then you can do something like this:

  • Hold it entirely between your hands and in front of your heart chakra.
  • Close your eyes
  • Imagine a bright white light growing and encompassing the mirror and shooting out from the mirror. 
  • Wear the mirror as normal.

That is it. 


I have tried to give you as many varieties as possible with as many details as possible for one article. However, there is more to some of the methods that I have gone through, but they are only additions and extra information. If there is enough extra information for any of the topics I will try and do separate articles for those topics. 

I hope that the information I have provided will help you on your spiritual journey. Be sure to leave a comment below if you use any of the above techniques, or indeed if you have any other techniques that you would like to share with us. 

I hope this helps. Blessings to you.

J2A 🙂