5 Signs You Need To Get Rid Of Negative Energy (& How To Attract Positive Energy Instead)

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Are you carrying around negative energy?

Life is fluid. Everyone experiences the ebb and flow of being human with everyday highs and lows. Sometimes relationships start, mature and wither, people get sick, jobs disappear, and disasters can strike.

So how do you know if it’s just life or if you are being affected by negative energy?

Here are 5 clear signs you need to get rid of negative energy in your life:

  1. You are constantly sick for no apparent good reason and none of your doctors can give you a diagnosis — it may be time to explore the energy around you.
  2. You’re experiencing "free-floating anxiety". Again, no obvious reason for your anxiety and yet you are experiencing some level of panic attacks.
  3. You’re constantly feeling drained. You’re tired beyond what would be normal for your level of activity.
  4. You’re at odds with everyone, your friends, family, and co-workers. Constantly.
  5. You feel like absolutely NOTHING is going right. Your world is literally crumbling around you, through no fault of your own.

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If you agreed with one or more of the five signs above and need to get rid of negative energy, what's next?

First, take a deep breath. All of us have stress and some level of stale or negative energy in our lives. The trick is to recognize it and know how to get rid of negative energy before it becomes problematic.

The good news is you can clear it with some simple, effective methods that will turn it into positive energy.

Most clients tell me that they’ll be happier when things start to go right and be more positive when their lives improve. They are always resistant when I explain they have it backwards.

Things will improve in their lives and they will be happier when they get positive. This is often the most challenging part of the change. But it is the critical adjustment that ensures your success.

(Also, please note that if you are getting sick, be sure to rule out all the usual suspects and see a medical professional. If necessary, clean up your lifestyle. Make sure you’re eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and managing your stress. Assuming you’ve already addressed that, then and only then, can you expect these energetic techniques to help.)

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With that said, here are some simple things you can do to clear up stale energy and get things flowing in a positive direction:

  1. Stop talking about everything that is going wrong, how awful life is, and how bad you feel. Instead, start talking about what is going right, however small it might be, and how much you love feeling good.
  2. Feel genuine gratitude for the good things in your life. Every time you are tempted to talk about what’s wrong, pause and find something to say about what’s right.
  3. Stop gossiping and criticizing everyone. Whether you feel they deserve it or not, just stop. Right now! Like mom often reminded us, "If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all." Good advice!
  4. Eliminate or isolate toxic relationships. If you are the one that is toxic, work on your personal clean up.

After taking care of your personal energies, it's time to do house and office cleanup. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Do a physical cleaning. Stale and negative energy can get ‘stuck’ in clutter.
  2. Open windows and ‘air’ the place out. Visualize bringing in fresh, clean energy, bright and cheerful. Turn on the fan to facilitate moving the old out and the fresh in.
  3. If you have sage or incense, you can use those to clear the space.
  4. Use noise to break up stale energy and move it out. Play lively happy music, clap, sing, say prayers, use bells — you can use anything that you have available.
  5. Remove overtly negative items. Be mindful of your surroundings and what you are allowing into your life. Don’t invite problems with demonic images, distressing music, artwork, or anything that would scare your sweet old granny!
  6. Reduce or eliminate watching or listening to highly distressing TV shows, movies, and music. This is a biggie and most of us just allow all this negativity into our homes without questioning the effect it is having on us.

So there you have several simple effective things within your control to improve your energetic problems.

If you have completed all of these suggestions and are still experiencing problems, then you may consider bringing in an expert to perform a house clearing and blessing.

This article was originally published in Purchase Area Parenting Magazine and is reprinted and modified here with the author's permission.

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Susan K. Edwards, L.S.H., is an author, Reiki Master and Energy Healer. Her work centers around reminding people that it's, "All About Love!" She and her husband own Wildhair Studios’ Rock Shop in historic downtown Paducah.

This article was originally published at Paducah Area Parenting. Reprinted with permission from the author.