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Have you ever been to a place where you instantly feel negative vibes in the atmosphere or some discomfort and unease? At times, it can be overwhelming and in turn affect you, emotionally or mentally. One minute, you are happy and laughing but the next moment, you feel so drained and depressed. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone, my friend. What you are experiencing is negative energy and this can happen on a daily basis. Negative energy is found everywhere – people, objects and even surroundings.
Negative energy is toxic to our entire system. Some examples are depression, anxiety and increased blood pressure etc. While we can tolerate negativity for prolonged periods of time because in the modern age, we have been “trained” to deal with stress thus the same applies to negative thoughts and emotions. However, if accumulated, this might cause emotional, mental or health problems.
Therefore it is important that we make time and effort to clear the negative energy so we can continue to thrive and operate joyfully as a person and whatever roles we play in our daily lives. Just think of yourself as a pipe – over time, the pipe becomes choked with sewage and is unable to work well so it needs to be cleared regularly to continue functioning well in the long run.
Now that you know negative energy exists, here are 6 ways to remove or reduce negative energy
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1. Identify the source of negative energy
Do you feel drained or upset whenever you meet a particular person? It could be due to you hanging out with negative people who then transfer their negative emotions or thoughts to you on a subconscious level. Some of these people might be your colleagues, family members or friends. It is not always easy to detach yourself from them. The first step is to slowly cut downtime spent with them. The second step is to create and maintain boundaries so you won’t be put into situations that you do not wish to be involved in.
2. Be complaint free
Have you ever noticed once you start to complain, it somehow becomes a never-ending cycle? Almost every hour, you find new issues to whine or complain about and nothing seems to satisfy you? This creates negative energy and the more you focus on negativity, the more it is created. Instead, choose to focus on positive thoughts and be less whiny. Slowly but surely, you will find that you feel uplifted when you complain less.
Research has shown that when we set time aside for meditation, some of the benefits are decreased stress and improved concentration etc. You can find a quiet spot to sit and close your eyes. Let all of your thoughts, positive and negative, pass you by. As they come up, simply acknowledge them and take deep relaxing breaths. You will soon feel the weight lifted off your shoulders. Start with 5 minutes and slowly increase the intervals as time goes by.
4. Smudging and salt
You can use sage or sandalwood incense sticks for smudging. Recite your intention as you go around smudging your house or office. Be sure to include windows, corners and under the furniture. When you finish clearing the whole house and are back at the original spot, recite your intention again. You can also pour salt into the four corners of your room and let it sit for 48 hours. It will absorb all the negative energy in your surroundings. Thereafter, you can throw the salt away.
5. Clean the house and office
Clutter can affect our anxiety levels, ability to focus, productivity and sleep. Make it a point to declutter every month by clearing unwanted items from both your house and office. Clean your house and office desks often so they remain tidy. When you see them in an organized state, your mind instantly feels relaxed because it makes you feel good that everything is under control. As a result, your productivity is boosted and sleep is improved.
Crystals have been used often in healing rituals, spiritual advancement and as decoration pieces. They are structured in such a way that they respond to the energies surrounding them. The two commonly used crystals are rose quartz and black tourmaline. The former promotes positive energy like raising self-esteem, restoring emotional balance while the latter helps with calming your mind and strengthening your immune system.
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