How to Create an Energy Shield for Psychic Protection

by Anne Reith, Ph.D.
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What is energy shielding?

This simple technique is by far the easiest and most effective way to protect yourself from negative or toxic energy. It only takes seconds to do.

I personally use energy shielding every day, because it works!

Energy shielding involves asking Spirit to place a protective layer of energy between you and whatever is not for your highest good. It’s particularly effective if you are in an area in which there is toxic or dark energy.

However, there is much more to energy shielding than simply “surrounding yourself in white Light.”

In this brief article, my goal is twofold: :

  1. Provide you with directions regarding how to effectively use energy shielding
  2. Suggest many different energy shielding techniques for you to try

NOTE: For much more information about psychic protection, please refer to the following resources:

How do you create an energy shield?

DIRECTIONS: Ask your guides to surround your body with a protective layer or cocoon of energy. This is most often seen as Light of a particular color. 

It’s that simple! Creating an energy shield only takes a few seconds! You don’t need to ask a specific entity or meditate before you do it. As soon as you ask, the Light will be installed around you immediately . . . without exception. It’s your Free Will choice.


  • Although not necessary, some people like to visualize, feel, or even think of themselves surrounded in a cocoon of energy or Light.
  • You can also (a) ask that objects (e.g., your car, your house) and (b) other people be surrounded in energy or Light.

How often do you need to re-establish the shield?

Shields do weaken over time. Therefore, you will need to periodically reestablish your shield(s). 

How quickly a shield will diminish in effectiveness depends on the type of environment you are in.  For example:

  • In relatively peaceful environments, shields can remain powerful for up to 8-12 hours. 
  • In more stressful or toxic environments, you will need to reestablish your shield more often. 

Energy shields using Light and colors

Although many people talk about using white Light, any color can be used.

However, different colors have different qualities and purposes. Here is a list of the more commonly used colors and what they are used for. (NOTE: You will likely notice that the colors often carry the same vibration or meaning as the primary chakras.)

  • White Light – Good for general protection.  Invokes angels to protect you from any harm. 
  • Red Light – This can be very grounding and energizing. Some people find it protective.
  • Orange Light – A great time to use this color is when you are engaged in creative activities of any kind. It also supports all types of relationships.
  • Yellow Light – This is a good color when you need to express your authentic self.
  • Green Light – Helpful to put around yourself or anyone who is ill/injured or who has just received a healing.  It can also protect you from acquiring an illness when you are around someone who is sick. 
  • Pink Light – This color has the vibration of unconditional, spiritual Love. It is both healing and uplifting.
  • Blue Light – This is a good color to use if you are going to do lot of speaking, such as before having an important conversation or if you are going to be giving a speech or teaching a class. Blue will also enhance your clairaudient abilities.
  • Indigo Light – Use this color when you want to increase your clairvoyant abilities or see a situation for what it truly is.
  • Purple or Violet Light – Great color to use when you will be doing psychic or mediumship work. It will help open your crown chakra and enhance your claircognizant abilities.
  • Gold Light – Gold is often the color associated with archangels and carries with it a very high vibration.  Only energy of the highest good can get through gold Light, so it can be used for general protection. It can also be used to increase your vibrational rate, which makes you more resistant to negative or toxic energy and enhances your intuitive skills.
  • Black Light – Black basically contains all of the colors.  I have personally found that this is very helpful when I’m going to be around very toxic energy or those who aren’t feeling well emotionally or physically.  (REMINDER:  Black is simply a color.  It has nothing to do with “dark” energy.)  

Lead shields

This is the ultimate shield against toxic energy. Nothing can permeate lead.  Good times to use it include when you are going to be in a very toxic environment, when you are going to be around a conflict, or when you are feeling vulnerable. 

DIRECTIONS: Ask that a “shield of lead” be installed between you and the person/areas of toxic energy. 

IMPORTANT CAVEAT: The downside of lead is that it is so effective that it blocks all energy, including your ability to pick up external energy (e.g., psychic messages).  Therefore, NEVER surround yourself in lead (360⁰) if you are in an environment that could be potentially dangerous (e.g., with an angry person that could lash out, walking down a city street).  Instead, ask that the lead shield be installed between you and the area/person of concern.

Mirrored ball shields

I find the mirrored ball especially effective when I’m feeling vulnerable or when I have to go into a particularly harsh environment where there will be energy coming toward me from multiple directions (e.g., a crowd, intense business meeting). 

DIRECTIONS: Ask that you be placed inside a mirrored ball, with the mirrors facing outward.  The mirrors will reflect away toxic energy. 

NOTE: Unlike a lead shield, which should be limited to one direction, you can surround yourself with mirrors (360⁰). It will not block your ability to perceive energy around you.     

Layering shields

DIRECTIONS: Pick 2 or 3 of the shields described above. Ask that they all be installed around you. 

EXAMPLES: I often surround myself in white light, gold light, and then a color that matches what I need on that particular day, such as:

  • If I’m going to be teaching that day, then I’ll install blue light for communication.
  • If I’m not feeling physically well that day, then I’ll install green for healing.
  • If I know I’ll be in a toxic environment, then I’ll use black and will also put the mirrored ball around me.

NOTE:  It is recommended that you not install more than 3 layers because this may be too much energy and you might feel agitated or confused. However, everyone is unique; so experiment and find what works best for you!

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