It’s pretty much impossible to avoid negativity, whether it’s on the news, from a grumpy coworker, or a creation of your own mind. Negative energy is all around us and sometimes it can cling to places and people, making it feel like we’re constantly under a black cloud.
Don’t let that negative energy stick around. You can clear out the negativity in your home or in yourself and start fresh with a few simple actions.
Getting rid of the negativity energy in our lives begins with ourselves. Find a quiet spot at home where you can sit undisturbed. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. If your mind wanders, bring your focus back to your breath. Once you’re feeling calm, imagine a bright white light filling your chest. White represents protection and purity. Let the light flow through you--down to your stomach, legs, and toes, and up through your neck to the top of your head. Picture the white light expand beyond your body. Imagine it filling every room of your home and purifying every corner of negativity energy.
CLEAN YOUR HOME
Just as meditation can wipe the slate clean in our minds, a deep cleaning can bring a fresh start to our home. Start by pulling back curtains and opening windows to welcome in sunlight and fresh air. Put everything in its place and remove clutter, which alone can relieve stress and negativity. Wipe down surfaces, door knobs, baseboards, and floors with natural cleaners like lemon juice, salt, and white vinegar. Be sure to thoroughly clean and sweep the front entrance, which is said to be where energy comes in and out of the house.
SMUDGE WITH SAGE
Burning white sage is a sacred Native American practice known as smudging. This powerful plant has been used for thousands of years in ceremonies and rituals for physical healing and spiritual cleansing. To try it at home, light a bundle of dried sage and wave the smoke around your body, from head to toe. Visualize the smoke absorbing the negative energy. To cleanse your house, go from room to room, wave the bundle every corner. Be sure to use caution when smudging--never leave a lit or smoldering bundle unattended.
SALT THE CORNERS
Many cultures and religions throughout history have relied on salt as a way to ward off negative forces and cleanse spaces. Placing salt in the home is said to absorb negative energy. Sprinkle it in all four corners of a room, let it sit for 48 hours, then sweep or vacuum it up. Throw away the salt and it’s said the bad vibes will get tossed out too. You can take the practice a step further by pouring salt along window ledges and doorways to prevent negative energy from entering your home.
Crystals are a versatile way to absorb negative energy and pump out positivity. Wear them as jewellery or placed in your pocket or purse. Leave them around the home as decoration or tucked out of view. When it comes to cleansing, there are so many crystals to choose from: kyanite, selenite, obsidian, hematite, and desert rose, just to name a few.
Start by cleansing the crystals in salt water, sunlight or moonlight, then place them wherever you like and let them get to work.
CONTACT A SPIRITUAL ADVISOR
If you’re experiencing a serious run of bad luck or feeling overwhelmed by negative energy, it can be difficult to see the way through. Sometimes we’re so overcome by it, we may feel as though things will never turn around. That’s when a spiritual advisor can be your greatest ally. The right Zodiac Psychic can provide spiritual cleansing and guidance on keeping the negativity at bay.
While practicing cleansing rituals can help us get rid of negative energy, it’s important to examine the root cause of the bad vibes. To truly clear out the negativity, we may need to distance ourselves from certain people or certain activities that bring us harm, not joy. We may also need to change our own thoughts and actions. Positivity energy starts within.