On the road to leveling up —whether healing, raising your vibration, and/or just trying to live your best life— you might encounter forces that get in your way or seemingly try to hinder you. That force can be external or it can be from within yourself. Or maybe you’re venturing into a place where the energy is off, tense, uncomfortable, or outright funky. Spiritual warfare defense or spiritual protection practices can help you maintain your balance and prevent you from being knocked off course.
When encountering negativity you want to make sure that you’re not focusing on it too much so that it doesn’t manifest into something worse than it started out as. You don’t want to feed it enegy. Just complete your practice, BELIEVE you are protected, and move on.
Here are a few different things you might want to incorporate into your routine for daily spiritual warfare defense and spiritual protection.
Grounding yourself into your body can help you focus on the here and now. This can help prevent negative thoughts and energies from overcoming you. It’s also an excellent way to clear out your energy and help calm your nervous system if you feel overwhelmed or have anxiety. You’ll find all sorts of grounding techniques on YouTube.
Most practices consist of taking deep breaths while relaxing into a calm position. Once you are centered and relaxed, imagine a cord that runs from your root chakra or the lower half of your body down into the earth. Feel this expand as if roots were coming from your feet and into the ground.
Continue to relax and center yourself while you bring awareness into your body. Imagine being secured to the earth and observing what it feels like to be in your body. Do this for a few minutes to help you feel centered and present. You can repeat when you start to feel off balance.
The strong scent of essential oils is great for grounding you into your body. There are a variety of specific essential oils for protection against negativity. Frankincense essential oil is often used for spiritual protection. It’s also known to bring luck.
You can place it in a diffuser or mix it in a spray or with oil or lotion. Make sure you’re diluting it according to the directions and that it’s safe to use on your skin. You can make the sign of the cross with it over your third eye and heart chakras or place it on yourself where you will smell it often.
Shielding involves imagining an impenetrable protective sphere or bubble surrounding your body. It consists in taking some deep breaths to ground yourself and then envisioning an orb of light forming around you. You can find a variety of methods for how to do this on YouTube.
So, what are binaural beats? Binaural beats are a perceived sound created when two different sound frequencies are played in different ears simultaneously. This results in a synchronization of your brain waves to different frequencies. Different waves produce different results. For example, alpha waves, heard at between 8 and 12.99 Hz, produce a relaxed and sleepy state that allows you to feel calm and creative. They also help you to absorb new information.
You’ll find all kinds of videos on YouTube for binaural beats that claim to do all sorts of things from curing your dog’s from ailments, losing weight, or receiving financial abundance. Some even contain subliminal messages. There is a whole slew that offers spiritual protection. Below are some favorites for protection.
However, be mindful that these sounds could contain subliminal messaging and can temporarily alter your brain waves. So, you’ll want to ensure they’re coming from a creator giving off good vibes. Here are some great ones.
Prayer is one of, if not THE best, defense against spiritual warfare. Say them as soon as you wake up and before bed.
Put on the Armor of God
Put on the Armor of God every day. This comes from Ephesians 6:10-18. This is the armor given to God’s children to protect them against spiritual warfare.
I like to think of the belt of truth as the truth that you are loved by God and worthy, the breastplate of righteousness as having a heart that loves and wants to do good, your boots or “feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace” as a fearlessness when taking action with the peace of knowing you are safe and protected by God. The shield of faith is your ability to fend off any negativity, slights sent toward you, or problems that come your way. The helmet is protection from negative thoughts. The sword is the word of God that allows you to defeat adversity knowing that God is faithful in his promise to protect you.
My favorite phrases for this are:
“The Lord is Faithful. He will Establish you and guard you against the evil one,” – 2 Thessalonians 3:3. You can find more
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness,” – Lamentations 3:22–23
“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no danger, because you are with me; your rod and your staff, they protect me,” Psalm 23:4
You can find more Bible verses about protection here.