You might be surrounded by negative energy right now
I’m sure most of you have heard of the term negative energy. It might have even been in the context of, “that person has a really negative attitude”, “why are you so negative?” or “I’m getting a negative vibe.” Everything is energy. When someone is constantly complaining or are never happy with anything their attitude and general demeanour can pull people down and make them feel bad. It can be hard to shake of this feeling for awhile, and you might need to get out in your own space, be in nature or with positive people to feel better.
Thankfully there are ways you can protect yourself from negative energy and clear you space. Here are a few points below:
1. Set a strong intention to clear these energies
Place both hands on your heart and say your intention out loud. You can write it on a piece of paper and burn it in addition to voicing it. Repeat your intention a few times. We gain and lose a lot of power from our throat chakra. Use your voice for clearing and protection.
2. Yawn away the negative energy
Yawning is said to be a great tool for clearing. You may not feel like yawning but if you start doing the yawning motion and acting as if you are very tired and need to take a nap, you may be surprised to find that the yawning continues. You can do this right after you set the intention mentally and feel a strong resistance against using your voice to call on your power and for divine help.
3. Play drums or drum music in the background
If you don’t have a drum at home, don’t fret. Youtube has many videos of shamanic, African or Native American drum music. Find one that you like and start playing that in the background while you apply some of the techniques mentioned here. If this doesn’t appeal to you, then go to a wooden desk or table you have and start drumming with your hands.
4. Use a smudge stick
White Sage is the most well-known herb used for this clearing technique, but a bunch of dried Rosemary, Cedar, Mugwart or Sweetgrass (cut from your garden) all work well too – see here. Light the smudge stick and when you have a good flame, blow it out, and using the smoke, start with your body. Circle all seven of your chakras and all of your outer energy field. Don’t forget the bottom of your feet. As you go through each chakra, pull your arm away from that area (as if you’re pulling a scarf off of your neck with one hand).
Once you’ve smudged your body, taking necessary pre-cautions against dropping hot embers as you go, using the power of your intention, go around the entire room (or the whole house) with the smudge stick in your hand still smouldering, making sure you get into all the corners and under furniture.
5. Use a rattle to break up the energy into a zillion small pieces
Just like the drums, if you don’t have a rattle, put some pennies in an empty plastic drink bottle (or topper-ware) and shake it in a way what feels right to you. It’s more effective if you move around in your space while you’re doing this.
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