Negative energy affects all of us. Even if you’re a happy person, it’s impossible to be completely immune to it because it’s all around us. Even a cranky teenage grocery-store bagger can drag our energy down if we let it!
While we can’t always be in control of the people and situations we’re surrounded by (if only!), we can learn to clear out bad energy. In fact, it’s fun and easy to bring in fresh, positive energy into your life. And I’m going to show you how right now.
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How do You Know Negative Energy is Affecting You?
Let’s set the record straight before we begin. Negative energy doesn’t mean a spooky gremlin or something is haunting you, so don’t panic. It just means that you need a vibrational (energetic) “tune-up”.
Negative energy means that you feel drained after dealing with a particular person or situation, long or short term.
Our cars need occasional tune-ups and oil changes to run at tip-top capacity, and so do we! And sometimes, we take better care of our cars than ourselves!
If any of the following resonate with you, it could be time for you to clear out negative energy. You:
- Feel exhausted after going to a particular place, like the mall or your sister’s house. If you feel deflated instead of elated after spending time someplace, it’s probably because there is some icky energy around – like maybe someone was arguing or is in a bad mood.
- Have been dealing with difficult emotions for a while. Coping with any type of traumatic event, life change or situation that causes you stress can give you the itch to cleanse the energy.
- Are dealing with an illness. It’s hard living with an illness, especially one that goes on long-term. Intentionally clearing out negative energy is good for the soul.
I could go on and on with this list. The bottom line is that any time you are dealing with a lot of confusion, anger, frustration or worry, you will probably get the urge to clear negative energy so that you can feel better and lighter!
How to Clear Negative Energy
Diffuse Essential Oils
Aromatherapy is no longer for just the granola crowd. Everywhere you look, people are using essential oils to reduce headaches, improve sleep and increase relaxation. So why not put them to use for cleansing negative energy?
There are certain crystals are great at clearing negative energy. Keeping some of these around your home will protect you from the low energies affecting you and others in the environment.
My favorite is black tourmaline, but there are others that work as well including:
Since I’m intuitive, I pick up other people’s energy easily, and it can really drag me down, let me tell ‘ya. So I carry a piece of black tourmaline in my pocket on days when I’m traveling or out and about running errands.
It really protects me, so I don’t feel so drained after being around other people.
Tip: If you feel drained after being with people, you might just be an empath. Here’s a post from my sister site with 15 Signs that You’re an Empath.
Get a Himalayan Salt Lamp
Let me give a quick, simple explanation of how salt lamps work:
Positive ions are created in different ways, including electromagnetic (EM) radiation from our electronic devices. Positively-charged ions sap our energy, leaving us feeling drained. They leak negative energy. (Don’t ask me to explain this in detail. My last science class was long ago.:)
Salt is a natural conduit and grabs ahold of these positive ions and changes them into negative ions, which emit positive energy. I have them all over my home, but I especially recommend using them wherever you spend the most time and wherever you have electronic devices. You can use them all the time, and if you feel negative energy seeping in, you can just crank them up more often.
Burn Sage or use Sage Spray
Sage has been used by native cultures for eons to cleanse negative energy from spaces and people.
This is one of my favorite ways to cleanse because it smells great and the ritual of walking around the house with a sage smudge stick (or spray) while invoking a cleansing mantra feels so powerful!
Tip: You can learn exactly how to cleanse your house with sage in this post.
Our sage recommendations:
- My personal favorite, by a landslide is this sage spray. I am in LOVE with this stuff because OMG it’s soooo easy! Just spritz it around your house or car and voila! Done!
- If you prefer to burn sage, these are my favorite white sage sticks (which have over 1,000 5-star reviews on Amazon).
Play High Vibrational Music
Music can tame the savage soul—and cleanse negative energy!
Music impacts us so much, so it’s a natural, easy solution for negative vibes. It cleanses negative energy by changing the frequencies in the air, which uplifts our mood – making us less susceptible to low energies.
There is no “right” or “wrong” music to play. Just play something that YOU enjoy.
When we raise our own vibrations, those pesky negative energies have a much harder time affecting us.
So the best thing to do to drive away yucky energy is to be joyful. Laugh, smile, surround yourself with beauty—anything that brings you joy. Spend quality time with those people you love. Play with your pet.
Doing what makes you happy and healthy is guaranteed to keep good vibrations circulating, so there are positive energies all around you and your home.
Trust me, this works. I’ve spent the last 10 years or so learning how to be joyful! You and I both know it can be hard to feel happy in this crazy world we live in, but living a happy life (even with challenges and obstacles) IS possible.
The way I learned to live a joyful life was through the teachings of Esther Hicks. I can’t recommend enough the book Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires. In my opinion, this book should be required reading for EVERY human being on Earth.
Not only did Ask and It Is Given change my life, it saved me.
I also highly recommend The Teachings of Abraham: The Master Course CD Program. I own almost ALL of Esther Hicks teachings, but this CD set is one of my absolute favorites! I listen to it every day for a positive energy pick-me-up :)
Set Your Intention
The most important aspect of any and all these ways to clear negative energy is your intention.
Setting your intention that all negative energy be cleared from your body or your space is easy to do and should accompany any of these other techniques.
When possible say your intention out loud, but thinking it works too if you are in a situation where you don’t want to look weird by talking to yourself.
There are no particular words you need to use, just say whatever feels right to you. It can be as simple as “I set my intention that all negative energy and influences be cleared from this space.”
Use the words that resonate with you—there’s no wrong way to do it.
All of these ways work, so it’s totally up to you which ones you use. I recommend tapping into your intuition and letting it tell you what techniques to use. You might use just one, or you might combine a few of them, depending on the energy you are working with or what your intuition is telling you.
I use essential oils, high vibrational music, and crystals around my home every day, just to keep the space protected and cleansed. But when there’s a lot of yucky stuff going on in our lives, I will kick it up a notch and add one or more of these other techniques in too.
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