Spiritual Self Protection And Clearing

February 26, 2009 by  

spiritual self protection and clearing

It’s a sad fact that there are negative energies and darkworkers.  How can we, lightworkers, take care of ourselves?  I’ve thought a lot about this for myself and for my Akashic Record Reading clients.

In this article, I will show you one way to disallow negative forces to come in contact with you. I also want to explain how it fits in relation to my professional Akashic Record Reading and clearing work.  Further, the article contains some Dos and Don’ts in energetic self protection.  (Photo by Jijis)

Akashic Record Reading and clearing

First, let me use an analogy to explain what I do in my Akashic Record Reading service.  I’m like a professional housekeeping / maintenance crew.  You sense there is something about your place – on the surface, it looks fine, but it’s making you uncomfortable.  You trip often.  You cough.  You don’t sleep well.  Or maybe it’s beyond that – you actually find problems, say a plumbing issue, so you get it fixed, but somehow it’s not quite right.  Finally, you decide to get the big professional help.

So I come in and do a thorough check.  I find some mess made in this lifetime – some are made by yourself, some were made when your friends came over.  I go up in the attic and find a few more problems, like a huge area of mold, from several lifetimes ago.  I go down the basement and find a termite hub that is weakening the foundation.  Nasty stuffs.

I explain what is going on and how each problem is affecting you.  The subfloor is sinking here and that is why you trip.  The mold in the attic is causing you cough.  Your Reiki healer did fix that plumbing issue, the energetic leak, but the way she did was just to put a patch, so it’s a good idea to repair it properly.  And let’s put some protective sealing on the foundation to prevent further damages. . .

Something like that.  I check over 70 points in each client’s Akashic Records so I won’t go into too much details, but hopefully this analogy gives some idea what it’s like.

For some energetic issues, I just clear them as I go.  For others, I do the initial clearing and then assign clearing homework to my clients to complete it.  This is determined by the kind of energetic issue.

So after the reading and clearing, you place is clean.  Now it’s up to you what you want to do with it.  That is your life.  (A small disclaimer here:  This doesn’t mean ALL the energetic issues get cleared and the soul is back to its original pristine condition with this Akashic Record Reading, or the first comprehensive profile reading.  The first reading takes care of the major issues, which is usually plenty to jump start your life.  And if I add any more clearing to the first session, I could be sending my client to healing crisis.  Having said this, I do offer follow up reading for those who find it helpful.)

How can lightworkers deal with energetic attacks?

Just like the housekeeping, getting the big professional help is great, but that doesn’t mean the house will stay clean that way.  As I said in the beginning, there are negative energies, and you may get their attacks.  The sealing works, but I find it works only so much when it’s just left there – we want to activate it.

But then, is it a good idea to just shut down the house to stay clean?  I don’t think so.  We are here to live, not to stay clean.

It’s also a poor idea to attack back the negative energy.  This only feeds darkworkers, which is what they are really after.

What we lightworkers want to do is:

  1. To be aware of the potential energetic attacks so that we recognize it when it comes.
  2. To have some tools for spiritual self protection and clearing.

Two kinds of energetic attacks

The energetic attacks can be categorized by where it is coming from, or who is directing the attacks:

  1. Energetic attacks from incarnated souls (people)
  2. Energetic attacks from discarnate beings

For #1, the attacker may be someone you know or don’t.  Example of the latter includes readers who get upset at what I have to say on this blog to the point they send me bindings or anger spears.  Examples of the first include both people you currently have contact with (your family, friends, people at work, etc.) and people you knew before.

And while most attacks come from darkworkers, occasionally lightworkers do attack, too.  Aah, tell me about being a human.  For this reason, it’s possible you attack yourself.

#2 kind of attacks are a bit hard to explain.  There are beings that are not in physical bodies but nonetheless exist.  Sometimes they are behind #1 kind of attacks, sometimes they do their own attacks without involving incarnated souls.  When it’s the latter kind, it’s pretty hard to detect what is going on.

Recognizing the energetic attacks

Energetic interferences from incarnate souls often come as some forms of psychological manipulation.  Pay attention how you feel when you are with that person.  Do you feel light, warm, free?  Or do you feel bound, dump, heavy?

And keep paying attention how you feel as you go through your day.  Eventually this becomes your way of life so you notice when you are anything less than your natural state of being in Divine Love and Light.

And when you do notice you may be getting the influence of dark energies, stop.  Now remember it’s no good to talk back or attack back to the offender?  This is your time to take care of yourself.  Do something nurturing.

The bubbles of spiritual self protection

This is about activating the sealing, or the spheres of protection around us.  We have spheres, the concentric bubbles around us that disallow negative energies to come in contact with us.  When you have to deal with someone who may be attacking you energetically, visualize these bubbles around you, and keep that person outside.  If they try to make their way in, gently hold them where they are, outside the bubbles.

This is so not only when you are near them physically but also when you have mental interaction with them.

For those of you who are not familiar with the spheres of protection, do this visualization:

  1. Visualize white light coming down from heaven, and it forms a bubble around you.
  2. Visualize more white light coming down, and it forms the second bubble outside the first one.
  3. Do this six time, forming six bubbles around you.
  4. These are gentle shiny bubbles.  Love can pass both ways, no problem.  Only the negative energy is distracted.

You can do this at the beginning of meditation, too.

Spiritual self clearing

I’ve been working on developing an effective self clearing procedure.  I will probably start offering it as a pilot to some of my clients soon.  This is especially important to those who have had Ascension soul shift.  With the Ascension soul shift, you get a brand new soul with no past life.  So it’s critical to care for this soul and keep it in good condition for further spiritual growth.

The point is utilizing your intention in alignment with Divine Love, Light, and Truth, so if you are familiar with prayer request or affirmation, that would work, too.  Additionally, Karen Bishop has a lot of suggestions in her great book The Ascension Primer.  (She does not use the term soul shift nor spiritual self clearing, but the concepts are the same, or at least they appear to be so to me.)

By the way, did I mention this issue of spiritual self protection and clearing is very close to my own heart?  Tell me, if a negative being wants to attack someone, which one do you think would choose:

  1. Someone who are stuck in the middle of light and darkness, or what Hunter Nuttall calls neutralworker
  2. Someone who works in the Hall of Akashic Records day in and day out, releasing light from darkness

Duh, of course #2.  I know.  I am targeted.  And I still do it.

The development and self-testing of this spiritual self clearing procedure is taking up so much of my time that I am seriously behind my schedule of doing the readings.  I’m so sorry for those in the waiting list.  But I believe this work will be in the highest good of all, in the long run.  So please bear with me.

Do you have any questions about spiritual self protection and clearing?  Let me know in the comments!

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19 Responses to “Spiritual Self Protection And Clearing”

  1. Mokihana on February 26th, 2009 7:30 pm

    Akemi, I appreciate the work you are doing to share spiritual self protection and clearing. For all souls this is important self-care practice. Your analogy and explanation about having a clean house/having professional house cleaning and then not expecting to keep things clean just by shutting it up … this is real life stuff!

    Taking time to rest, notice, and ask for clarification serve my soul and body every day. Humor is the other part of self-care that must be powerful anti-energetic medicine. There’s a high resonance to a heart-felt belly laugh.

    Thanks for reminding me of the bubbles of protection that surround us…I can use that visualization more often. And the thing about “attacking yourself”… old habits of self-sabotage and limiting beliefs easily turn into anger spears directed inward. I am envisioning it like your house-keeping analogy … I am the vacuum cleaner and the bag gets filled with ‘junk’ -the bag breaks filling me with the junk. One solution: change the bag more often. Kinda fun, but it might work.

    Your work is valued. Mahalo, Mokihana

  2. Jennifer on February 26th, 2009 7:57 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this. I had asked you about how to protect my new soul from negative attacks and as promised you have delivered a self defense program. Protecting my new soul and keeping it clean and clear is my highest priority. It feels like I have won a brand new car and now I want to keep it as nice as possible so it will last a long time!

    I am so grateful that you explained the visual concept of the protective spheres. I can use this now as I am doing my daily homework. I think it is a wonderful tool to have. For many months now I have been saying that I felt like God had placed a protective bubble around me and now I know that that is actually true! Not just one bubble but six bubbles! I can’t wait to use these techniques on the negative energies in my life!

    Thank you so much and keep these teachings coming!

  3. Mommy Mystic (Lisa) on February 27th, 2009 2:29 pm

    Wow, Akemi, thanks so much for posting this. No one every writes about this! It is amazing to me. I sometimes feel like the recent emphasis on law of attraction related teachings sometimes leave people unwilling to acknowledge any negativity, out of a fear it will strengthen it. It is a very fine line, and you have done a great job providing tools for sorting it out. You have me interested in a reading now, I will email you…

  4. akemi on February 27th, 2009 7:48 pm

    Your words are so kind and loving.
    I envision my work to be changing rapidly — going forward, writing and doing general education on spiritual development and self-care will have more emphasis than doing the readings for individuals, although I greatly enjoy my Akashic Record Reading work. Ultimately, if no one needs my reading and clearing because they can care for themselves, my work on Earth is done, and I can’t be happier about it.

    Winning a new car — that’s a fun analogy. Or maybe a new driver for your existing vehicle (the body). Whichever way it may be.
    In fact, we have more than six bubbles after the Ascension soul shift. They become 12, then each of these 12 bubbles multiply / or develop multiple secondary layers (so become 12 by X spheres) as we grow spiritually. But that is too much for visualization. For general visualization, 6 is sufficient, I think.

    You are pointing out a very important mistake in how people try to use the Law of Attraction. If they are “afraid” to think about negativity, then they are in fact giving energy to the fear, and the fear increases.
    To get rid of fear, we need the light of clarity. Fear can only exists in darkness.
    And that is why I posted this article. There were so much negative attacks to me, and I knew by bringing awareness to what is going on, I could get rid of them (at least majority of it!) I see it is working.

  5. Cath Lawson on February 28th, 2009 8:23 am

    Hi Akemi – Thank you. I wondered about this. As you know, I’ve had a lot of anger spears (I think that is the right word) thrown at me and I wondered how I could protect myself from this in the future.

    You know the energetic attacks from incarnated people? Am I guessing right that they’re not actually aware that they’re inflicting these attacks upon you?

    Also, I’m wondering about the mental attacks. I have feeling as though I’ve been getting something like that for quite a while.

    There was a person (incarnated) who caused me a lot of harm. I managed to stop this person from harming me more. But there are still things that this person could interfere in that I need to resolve.

    Every time I make an attempt towards doing this, I feel I’m been mentally attacked by that person – it’s as though they’re blocking me from doing what I need to do. Is there anything I can do to protect myself from these attacks and get on with doing what needs to be done? Thank you.

  6. Mokihana on February 28th, 2009 10:46 am

    This is growing … alright! Lisa you HAVE touched on a thought pattern “not acknowledging the negative” that like you describe Akemi, simply attracts more energy. This morning my meditation was different, incorporating the 6 circles of light I called on the Source of all creation, my guides and angels to be with me as I envisioned the bubbles surrounding me. Intuitively I recognized that the anger spears and self-sabotaging beliefs about myself needed loving attention. I included this awareness in my prayers of protection … because as you stated Akemi, lightworkers can turn upon themselves/myself.

    My infant soul is evolved in many matters of higher consciousness. My heavier self: the thinking mind and physical body needs ‘house-keeping’ on a daily basis so the light of 6 meditation with attention to all that is me seems a gentle and caring way to treat ME. That young soul needs to see how human consciousness evolves with loving care, too. Is it a mutual co-creative journey we are on? Hasn’t it always been so?

  7. akemi on February 28th, 2009 11:15 am

    Hi Cath,

    Sometimes incarnated souls (ie, people) are just pissed off and that creates anger spears against the target person. In this case, they know they are angry, but not fully aware that they are inflicting energetic damage to the target.

    Some people, however, intentionally curse, threat, cast a spell, or try to put bindings on the target person. They may not curse or threat in your face, but they are doing so in their own space.

    I know both cases. Yuk. But you know, I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do. I never intend to offend anyone, but if my action or words offend someone, that is that. I’m not going to stop being myself in fear of energetic attacks. Damn it.

    Regarding the “mental attack” — I hope my post on manipulation helps. (You liked it, I remember) Plus the bubble visualization in this article. I’m not talking about physical distance — just keep him or her outside the bubble in your mind.

    This minimizes the energetic attacks — this is self protection. For the damages that still comes your way – - well, this is why I’m developing self clearing procedure.

    You are doing great.
    Life is a co-creative process — at various levels of “me”. I will write about this “me” soon . . .

  8. Cath Lawson on February 28th, 2009 12:37 pm

    Hi Akemi – I will go re-read that post. I guess when I read it the first time round, I wasn’t thinking of this particular situation. Also, I will try the bubble visualization too. Thank you.

  9. Cath Lawson on March 1st, 2009 5:25 am

    Hi Akemi – I re-read the post and I remember it. It was useful for dealing with people around me – such as “well meaning, or not” family and friends. But I don’t think I can apply it to this particular situation. I will see if I can get the bubble visualization to work.

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  11. Sarah-Marie Francis on March 26th, 2009 3:39 am


    This is the first time that i have stubbled across anything that you have taught or written and i was a pleasure to read. I am only 18years old but i know of many spiritual people and sometimes it is difficult to get answers due to process that people are going though. You have explained alot to me in just this one article.

    I would like to say that the light and 6 bubbles is a great source to stop negative energies. There are so many people that try to control being and seak for power. its nice to know that there are so many spiritual people out there at the time. As many of us know there is going to be a big change. i would love to here your views on the shift that is about to happen.

    Thank you so much also for explain that we all need to try something new and not get stuck in a routine, if there is not happiness and love. For we are more vunerable if we do not take care of ourselves. Time is an important thing, no one should take any of it for graunteed.

    Yours gatefully

    Sarah-Marie Francis

  12. akemi on March 26th, 2009 7:45 am

    Hi Sarah-Marie,
    Welcome! I’m glad you find the post useful.
    I will be writing more about the shift of the ages, so please stay around ^_^

  13. Lisa on July 7th, 2009 3:31 pm

    Thank you for easier protection visualization and sharing an information on Ascension Soul Shift. I just came across your writing on Ascension Soul Shift. I got the shiver. It solved my confusion in that a professional soul cleansing person said I had many life times together with some men while I “feel” that I didn’t have any previous life time in this physical body.

    I just had a short re-run of ascension process with a man’s energy who triggered my last stage of ascension process. It was very unpleasant as before. I was told that since the karmic cleansing and entire interaction with that man as a part of the ascension process was so hard on me emotionally since 10/23/08 and I had to pressed them down to go through what I had to go through, it was brought up to the surface again to deal with it. Of course, it was triggered by a similar set of people in better circumstances. Will see where it leads. I am highly guarded.

    I am now struggling with desire to quit this existence. The main trigger is financial difficulty as I have been drawing down my life savings for the 4th time in this life!!!! I long for my career job and I have been asking for it for several months now as soon as I was able to think (fog cleared from my head). They keep telling me to hang on and this will pass by end of this week. (3rd week since it was brought up again.)

    I am totally confused with energy hits from that man and my ego voices. Yes Of course, my telepathy is fully developed over the course of ascension process. Yes, animals have souls as I communicate with them. (I told a deer not to run and that we are not going to hurt it when our car came across a deer crossing a road on Hwy 35 in CA. I felt dubious feelings of that deer but it walked slowly across the road and walked by our car. I know for sure I communicate with animals)

    Now I wear T-shirt with a message “Your thoughts and fantasies are not private or secret.” when I go hiking. And there are those married people who say “I fantasize all the time about a different man or woman but I know I never will act.” They think thoughts and fantasies have no bearings on their outside behavior and their life, and think it’s ok to think one way and act another. Arrrrrrrrhhhhhh!

    I am sorry but at times, I just cannot tolerate those attitudes and consciousness. I became even more intolerant of those things. I am not sure if it’s a good idea to be evolved in this world. I do not like the fact that I became intolerant of those attitudes/consciousness when we are supposedly “non-judgemental”.

    How is this suppposed to work when I cannot tolerate those attitudes / consciousness / behaviors because I got more evolved and yet I am supposed to be “non-judgemental”? So far, I found that I have to detach my attention from those things that bother me, and I feel better. I don’t see the point of being evolved while being in this world. Do you? (Yes, people are drawn to me/my inner light but I can only deal with few select people and my body rejects some people because of their vibrations. They feel yuck, and I wonder again why do I need to be here?)

    They told me my deepest pains of having to go through the ascension process against my free conscious will have been brought up as I have repressed them for all of 13 years. So, if you wonder if you can get off the ascension process by your free will, my answer is no. I wanted to get off of it for the entire 13 years it took me, and I was not allowed to. Now I am venting all those years of pains and frustrations I had to go through because of ascension process against my conscious free will. Perhaps dealing with it and releasing it. It sure is not fun.

    I am sorry about my perhaps too honest comments. I feel all of us were brainwahed to present to outside only the positive and loving aspects of ourselves as spiritually evolved beings. I am supposedly a spiritually evolved being and all signs point to that except the way I feel last few weeks and perhaps 13+ years of repressed pains, disappointments and frustrations.

    I want to be honest about the pains and difficulties of “being evolved”. Quite frankly, I miss my old days 13+ years ago of not being aware of energies/not having telepathy fully developed. I was more tolerant of various people, attitudes, behaviors, consciousness, etc. Perhaps too innocent/ignorant but nonetheless happy both inside and outside and definitely much more tolerant

    Thank you for reading my long post. But the truth needs to come out. After you read it, feel free to delete it if this sounds too heretic. :-)

    Thank you.

  14. uta on September 13th, 2009 11:02 pm

    Dear Akemi,
    thank you for posting such wonderful website. It is so true that we are here to be who we are, yet we get caught up with all the people around us energetically.
    Especially when we want to help them, people may affect us negatively energetically.
    So we need to do our personal clearing all the time. Then when we are clear we can help more other peoples, to clear them…and gradually increase the overall vibration amongst people on earth.

    My question is : how do i undo a curse?
    Much laughter and joy

  15. Maria on November 22nd, 2009 6:25 pm

    For Lisa:

    (And Akemi I dont mean to hijack) I’m late anyways so…

    Lisa…your post reminded of a verse in the Bible, in the New Testament when Jesus said that if a [married] man desired another woman, he has just committed adultery. It took a long time for me to understand and now that I understand how much power there is in our thoughts and intentions it makes more sense.

    As far as your issue with not tolerating these attitudes, and it being emphasized by your improved telepathy, I recommend practicing love. Sending Love to thse people and also remember you are here for them. To teach them. To make this earth a better place so practice love and with this, your understanding and forgiveness will follow.

    Another verse from the New Testament: ” Father forgive them for they know not what they do” can mean how so may earth souls dont realize how their thoughts create reality and the responsibility this carries.

    Again, I do not mean to hijack the post or even present myself as all knowing, but i just had to send this message along in hopes that it will help you.



  16. akemi on November 22nd, 2009 8:14 pm


    Looks like I’m the one who is late in responding… sorry.

    Part of the reason is I honestly have no idea what Lisa (above) is talking about. It doesn’t sound like what I call Ascension at all. So I appreciate Maria stepping in to help.

    In general, I encourage all readers to bounce ideas to one another, not just at me. This is a community. :)

    Regarding uta’s question about clearing. In my Akashic Record Reading, all clearing is included. Basically, it’s a sophisticated form of prayer request.


  17. Andrew on November 25th, 2009 10:17 am

    I could really do with learning this stuff. Right now I do visualisation Erin Pavlina channelled for me: I visualise white light coming down on me like rain, forming a protective shell.

    Of course… lightworkers are targeted. That’s a pretty hard thing for me to swallow. I still want to keep going, though.

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  18. akemi on November 25th, 2009 10:49 am

    Interesting how similar Erin’s visualization is to my spheres of protection visualization. Truth is truth and omnipresent, I guess :)
    Hang in there,

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