How Much Protection Do You Really Need? by John Cali and Spirit

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I remember many years ago, when I first started on this spiritual path, some teachers advised to always protect ourselves when we talked to Spirit. The idea was that “evil” entities could attack us, even taking over our bodies and minds.

The Roman Catholic Church, who obviously believe in evil spirits, even have a procedure for removing them—it’s called exorcism.

I was never comfortable with the idea of needing protection. In fact, I never used any when I was channelling—I still don’t today.

If you believe, as I do, that we attract only experiences we are vibrationally aligned with, then it’s fairly easy to avoid negative experiences. I don’t always succeed at it, but now I sure know how to quickly—even instantly—reverse the situation.

Here are a few thoughts from Spirit.


Your thoughts, be they negative or positive, are powerful. The universe matches the vibration of every thought you think, positive or negative. So it behooves you to keep your thoughts positive as much as possible. How do you do that?

First, here are several things you do not want to do:

  • Spend lots of time reading the mainstream news media—which is mostly negative, “bad” news.
  • Spend more than a few minutes every day watching your television, which is one of the most negative influences in your modern world.
  • Associate regularly with negative people.
  • Engage in poisonous conversations with negative people who regularly complain, criticize, and judge others—or who are constantly angry about real or imagined wrongs.
  • For example if someone you know is cooking a meal while very angry, you do not want to eat that meal—it will carry the negative energy of the cook. And you’ll be putting that energy into your body.

There are other things we could put on the list, but that will give you an idea of what we’re saying here.

If you want to know why you are experiencing whatever you’re experiencing, don’t look “out there.” Look within at your thoughts.

Your thoughts create and control your reality. They create the world you experience. Do you believe in evil spirits? Then they will be your experience.

Think thoughts that feel good to you. When you are feeling good, you are aligned with the divine energy of your spirit. Then nothing can harm you. You need no more protection than that. It’s that simple.


Here’s a great, short video, The News Makes Me Unhappy. It has some excellent, balanced advice on dealing with negativity.

Related links:
Protecting Yourself From Negative Energies
Negative Energy
Dark Energy and Life’s Other Challenges


Do you spend too much time on negative news, negative people, etc? If so, how does it affect you?How can you change it? Please share your thoughts and comments with us.


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19 Responses

  1. Susan

    Another wonderful post, John — I wish, once again, to thank you for all that you do! I happened across this Bashar video which may help clarify some things:

    Have a wonderful trip, John!

    Love and blessings,

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Susan — and also thanks for the Bashar video. He and Darryl are just great!

      Love & blessings to you too!

  2. Tiat

    I am just practicing getting big enough to hold it all.

  3. Toni

    This really hit the mark, John. I’d gotten to the point that I was terrified what I was leaving my children and grandchildren to with all that’s going on in this world and gobbled up all kinds of negative political info. I was going to fix the world! It really did a number on me. I now refuse to read about or listen to any of that garbage. Hope you’re enjoying your travels and look forward to your return. Much love.


    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Toni. I completely understand — I used to think it was my job to fix the world. 🙂 Now I realize there’s nothing to fix. As my spirit guides often say, “All is as it should be.”

      Love & hugs,

  4. Sarah

    I remember when I first started learning about esoteric things and energy work and it didn’t make any sense that you could be God in human form, a divine spark of the love that has no opposite and also need to protect yourself from evil entities! No sense at all. I do wholeheartedly agree with limiting/eliminating tv from your life. We haven’t had a tv in our house for years and I love just having the sounds of my 3yo son and, very occasionally when Alex is napping!, silence filling our living space. I notice a definite difference in the kids I know who are growing up with regular tv and the kids who have no exposure.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Sarah.

      Like you, I have no television, and haven’t had one for over 25 years. I don’t miss it at all. As you said, there is a definite difference between kids who have tv and those who don’t — and that goes for adults too.

  5. Tiat

    People will draw to themselves what they believe they need for their own growth. If they believe they need something scary, they will create that kind of experience for themselves. Most people don’t go there.

  6. Jennifer June

    I believe the “evil” spirits and thoughts were put into our heads to control us and for a while I must say it worked but deep inside I think I always knew better. It does add lots of drama and even though it was done to me as a child I forgive those who did it because they didn’t know any better.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Jennifer.

      I agree with you — it does add a lot drama. You and I grew up in the same Roman Catholic parish, and I do clearly remember those days of drama. 🙂

  7. Jeanne

    I, too, have never found any need of protection. If I create my own reality, I create every bit of it. I prefer not to create bogeymen to scare myself with, so I don’t. When I started hearing about Ouija boards, channeling and such, it often came with warnings to beware of evil spirits. Even way back then, it didn’t sound quite right, so I never paid it any attention.

    If an evil spirit ever showed up, which it won’t, I would probably tell it to get the hell out of my reality and stay out. Of course, the fact that I don’t believe in evil sorta negates the whole thing.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Jeanne.

      When I first heard of Ouija boards, like you, I remember all the warnings they came with. It never sounded right to me either.

  8. Tiat

    I do not now nor have I every used “protection” as we all have enough barriers already.

  9. Sarah D

    Hi John,
    Only two days ago was I having a conversation with a close family member who claimed that when people join ‘the truth’ (a name for the Jehovah’s witnesses) they seem to be plagued by evil entities. To the effect that evil is trying to prevent people from ‘knowing the truth’. Not wanting to ridicule I kept quiet!
    When I was a member of a ceremonial magic group back in my younger days, we used a lot of protection rituals and wore special black gowns which were supposed to help shield us from psychic attack.
    I know now that as you believe so shall you experience. So if we find ourselves encountering a lot of negative people or experiences then we need to look within and examine our thoughts and beliefs. We may ourselves be harbouring judgement, criticism etc and this is being reflected back at us from the outer world.
    Blessings to you John and safe travels.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Sarah, for sharing your experiences.

      It’s still surprising to me that so many folks blame their “negative” experiences on outside influences — and give their power away. All they have to do is look in the mirror.

      Blessings to you too, my dear.

  10. Corine

    There are a lot of exercises to protect yourself but I don’t protect myself either. For me,my most important thing to have learned so far is to learn to have a deep feeling of gratefulness all the time.Feel grateful for everything and you feel happy,healthy ,connected and protected all the time. In that state, your energy vibrates on a higher level and it’s impossible that you’ll be harmed!
    I hope you have a nice and safe trip John. Be well. Love,


    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Corine.

      Well, I guess since you and I have survived all these years without protection, we don’t really need it. 🙂 As you said, if you’re vibrating at a high level, that is all the protection we need.

      Thanks very the kind words, Corine.

      Love, John

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