Negative energy can turn your life upside down. It can cause you to feel unsettled or “off.” Negative energy can seep into your entire life. It can be hard to determine exactly what is causing the negative energy, but removing it from your life is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Well, I have some good news! There are some simple, inexpensive ways to rid yourself and your surroundings of negative energy. Below, I have listed 6 ways to do just that.
Smudging is the common name given to the Native American tradition known as the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing. Smudging has been a part of the spirituality of Native Americans for thousands of years, and you can do it yourself in your own space.
Most people use sage for smudging, but there are other herbs you can use, too, such as frankincense, sandalwood, palo santo and myrrh. Simply place the dried herb leaves in a fire-proof bowl or bundle them tightly together. Light the pile or bundle, let it burn a moment, then gently blow the flames out. You will be left with a smoldering bundle/pile that will release smoke. Fan the smoke gently as you walk around your home and imagine the smoke passing through you, drawing out all of the negativity.
When you reach the stopping point in your home, open a window to allow all of the negative energy to flow out.
Since we all have our own vibration, it makes sense that music would help re-align our energies. Playing an instrument, singing or just listening to music can bring positive energy into your space. There are also some positive health benefits that can occur when you sing and/or play music.
It can improve cognition, strengthen your lungs, improve your posture, lower your blood pressure and improve your mood. Music attracts positive energy and the best thing is, you can take it with you everywhere you go.
Plants have been scientifically proven to clean the air inside our homes. They’re also a great natural negative energy filter.
Place at least one plant (more if possible) in each room in your home and you will begin to notice the difference right away. Opening curtains and allowing sunshine into the home is also a great negative energy cleanser.
4. Room spray
Using room spray made with essential oils is also a good way to clear away negative energies. Some of the best oils to use are rose, frankincense, lavender and patchouli. Just get a clean spray bottle, add a cup or two of filtered water or witch hazel and a few drops of essential oils.
Using a scent you enjoy will work more effectively in your environment. Shake to mix, then spray your room. You can even use this on yourself!
5. Black tourmaline
Black tourmaline is an inexpensive crystal that helps to absorb negativity. Place some in each room, especially around electronics because they tend to create chaotic energy in your home.
It’s important to remember that YOU have more to do with your environment than anything else. While clearing negative energy can be incredibly helpful, you still have to take responsibility for your own thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, health, and relationships. Negative energy in our environment can be a factor in our well-being, but it should not be blamed for destroying relationships, “making” you be a certain way, causing illness, etc. Well-being is about changing YOUR energy, too.