Negative energy comes at us in all sorts of ways, often berating us when we least expect it. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, sometimes it’s more manageable. But either way, wouldn’t you want a set of tools you can use for the rest of your life?
Well, these are the tools you need!
1) Set a strong intention to clear these energies
This couldn’t be more important! You must make a conscious decision to let go of this kind of energy. It sounds elementary, but the truth is most people never get this far. They forget that the mind is the principle cause of suffering, and so it takes the mind to unwind that kind of energy. Physically voicing it or writing it down can make your intention even stronger.
2) Laugh it off
Go see a hilarious friend or a funny movie. A little bit of levity goes a long way toward lightening the mood and changing your disposition.
3) Say a clearing and protection mantra
Here are some great examples. Don’t be afraid to repeat these as often as you’d like — in your car, in the bathroom, in the shower, at the gym, anywhere!
Mantra: “My day brings me abundant happiness.”
Mantra: “I am protected in all ways.”
Mantra: “I bring joy to everyone I meet. I manifest positive encounters.”
Mantra: “I end my day in peace and harmony. I release what does not serve my highest good.”
Essential oils are some of the best things we can use to relax the body and mind. They have been scientifically shown to enter the bloodstream via the lungs absorb into the brain! This is one of the many reasons smells are so important to humans, and why scent has such a strong connection to memory.
Energizing oils- Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Wild orange, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Basil
Uplifting oils- Lemon, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Bergamot, Geranium, Melissa
Relaxing oils– Lavender, Lemon, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Ylang Ylang
Sedative oils- Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Vetiver, Frankincense, Melissa
Smudging is an ancient practice rooted in scientific ideas: it cleans out the surrounding area of bacteria and pathogens. In fact, studies have confirmed this again and again. So it’s a powerful way to change your environment! So not only is it a spiritual practice rooted in the idea of setting intentions, it also has a logical foundation.
From one of our articles on the healing effects of smudging:
Shockingly, burning herbs such as sage cleared bacteria by 94%! That is truly incredible. A day later, the space was still found to be disinfected. A month later, many of the original pathogens were still undetectable.
6) Skip like a child
Just like laughing, childlike activities can have a profound effect on our mood. Cut loose and go skipping some time!
7) Find ways to counter stress
Relaxation, exercise, dance, art, a fun activity or meaningful connections, will make you less susceptible to discordant, lower energies attaching to you. Do your best to make rest, relaxation, a healthy diet and laughter a priority, even for 5 minutes a day to keep your energy strong.
8) Watch your words, actions, and karma
Just like setting an intention, this is really important. If you’re insulting others or hurting them, you’re dragging your energies to low levels. Watch your negative thoughts and feelings, and do your best to let go of them. You’ll be happier for it!
Meditation is one of the best ways to raise your vibration. Try sitting in the mornings or evenings, and you’ll notice how much better you’ll feel overall. It will shift your center in a profound way.