Meditate to Protect Yourself from Evil Attacks


How do I meditate? I want to see spiritually because I want to protect myself against all the evil attacks.

—Johannes, Namibia


Dear Johannes,

Meditation is the answer! We are forever vulnerable to negative influences in the world if we are not in touch with God’s Presence and Peace. Yogananda taught a simple and very effective meditation technique that you can learn on our website: a free meditation mini-course.

Another great help is affirmation which reprograms that part of our brain that responds with fear. Our founder, Swami Kriyananda, wrote this affirmation for security.

“Man struggles all his life to store up treasures for himself, to insure his property against loss and his health against the devastations of disease. He rests his faith in outward measures, and sees not that such faith is like asking a wave not to move! Security is his alone whose faith rests in the Lord. Most practical of men is he who offers his life to God, praying, “My safety is Thy responsibility, Lord.”

This does not mean we should not be conscientious. But after doing our very best, we should leave the worrying to God!

Affirmation: I live in the fortress of God’s inner presence. Nothing and no one can break through these walls and harm me.” -Swami Kriyananda, Affirmations for Self-Healing

I suggest you practice this affirmation several times a day. Concentrate at the point between the eyebrows which is the center of our spiritual awakening as you practice. The meditation link above will explain how to concentrate at that point. First, repeat the affirmation out loud with lots of energy. Then repeat it in a quieter voice but with even greater concentration, then repeat it in a whisper taking it inward. Finally, repeat it silently several times concentrating deeply at the point between the eyebrows. A good time to do affirmation is after you do a few minutes of meditation but it can be done any time during the day.

Many Blessings,
Nayaswami Mukti