What I am going to share is going to be controversial for some people to consider, but I would suggest that you just take it in, think about it and then decide.
There are a variety of techniques that are taught, along the same lines of hand washing hygiene. If you give a massage make sure and schedule in time after to cut all the cords, shake off the negatives or sickness, and then circle yourself in a white light, and then drink a glass of water.
The teaching is that if you don’t do all of these things then at the end of the day you will have had cancer pass through the cords into you, and stress, and negative and heavy energy. If you do the proper cleaning then you will push it all out and if you get sick then you must have not kept your energy clean enough. You have probably heard similar teachings.
I teach something a little different though, and am glad to see that people are buying in more (and sharing) to the simpler system. Lets go back to actual germs first. No doubt you know someone who has a great immune system, they never seem to be ill, and they are not germ phobic. In fact they are not always hand washing, and they are not terrified to sit next to the guy that is sneezing at the staff meeting. They don’t encourage him to sneeze on them, or grab and hug and kiss on him; but they are not worried that every germ is going to come over and crawl into them. And they don’t get sick. The self-care work for their mind and body was done well before the staff meeting was even planned, regardless of who was coming.
Perhaps they eat well, or take vitamins, or exercise or meditate - they have a lifestyle that is focused on them and their success. They do not buy into the beliefs that everyone has to get 3 colds each winter, or everyone gets the flu. Instead they buy into the belief that work is where they go to exchange effort for money. Will they never get sick? Of course they will, at some point, they are human.
Now let’s go back to energy work, if you have a healthy energy field, you are the light in the darkness. People will respond to how you show up, and their energy will respond to your energy too. You can raise the vibrations around you, and you can push the negatives away and clear them out of a room, just by you being present. In fact you can do it without even having to think about it.
Before you can say it - I will “well yes but what about bad people?” Yes that happens, and yes cords are real, and yes there is horrible stuff in the world. But it is the same as knowing that someone was killed once in a parking lot, but you don’t have to be terrified in every parking lot.
Energy goes where it is sent, spend yours on your lifestyle and not in defending against everyone you meet.