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5 Effective Ways to Clear and Protect against Negative Energy

We live in an energetic world of duality, and constant change. As much as we try to avoid suffering, its existence gives meaning to our happiness. It it weren’t for the dark, we would know no light. Every struggle we encounter is a lesson in disguise. Energy manifests in all forms.

Often times, increasing in awareness means becoming more sensitive. Suddenly, much of the world seems dysfunctional and you may be left feeling hopeless. This is a lesson! During times of high stress, depression, or transition, we can unintentionally attract negative energies to ourselves. Some signs of this may be feeling sluggish all the time, catching a cold, losing or forgetting things, your phone/computer acting up, or overindulgence of food, sex, or alcohol.

Negative energies may seem to be everywhere, but that doesn’t mean they have to bring you down. With a bit of focus and intention, you can clear these lower-frequency energies and protect yourself against them. Here are 5 ways to get started.


Set a Strong Intention to Clear these Energies

Remind yourself of the immense power you have over your own being. Decide that power is much greater than this negative energy. 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, so use your voice for clearing and protection. Your intention can be something similar to this:

I refuse to allow any living or non-physical being to enter my body, mind, soul, spirit and energy field for intentions that are other than love. I break all contracts, vows and agreements I might have made knowingly or unknowingly in all time, space, and dimension that in any way diminish the fullest expression of my joyful soul essence. They have no power over me. I command that these energies and people to leave my space NOW!  I ask for divine protection from these energies, that they NOT return to my energy field in any way, and for any reason.

Use a Smudge Stick

White Sage is the most popular herb used for clearing energy, but a bunch of dried Rosemary, Cedar, Mugwart or Sweetgrass will also work. Light the smudge stick and, when you have a good flame, blow it out. Using the smoke, circle your own body. Hover the smudge stick over each chakra, as you imagine its energy being cleared and revitalized. Once you have circled the smoke around your entire body, go around your room (or whole house). Be sure to get some smoke into areas where there is stagnant energy (corners, closets, under furniture). Open a window to help the lower energies leave and to let in fresh air.


Watch your Thoughts, Words and Actions

It is very important to be aware of what we are putting out into the world through our thoughts, words and actions because they will come back to us. Like attracts like, so if we are directing negativity to ourselves and others, that negativity is going to come back to us in some way. Sometimes when we are stressed or upset, we don’t pay attention to our thoughts, words or actions. Make an effort to release all feelings of spite, jealousy, resentment, and self-pity. Replace these feelings with gratitude, respect, and love for all living beings. It may take some practice to catch yourself in these negative thoughts and feelings, so ask your ‘higher self’ to make you aware of those times. The more you practice, the easier it will be, and the better you will start to feel.

Give Yourself Protection

Sage does a great job at clearing energy, but you can also use several tools to protect yourself. Many herbs, crystals, and other tools can serve to ward off negative energies before they can settle in. Some of these include sea salt, black stones/crystals, dream catchers (for dreams obviously), blackthorn, birch, rosemary, basil, and clove. You can also ask for protection from any specific entity or guide you feel safe with. For example, the Hindu deity Vishnu is known as the preserver. Because Vishnu’s role is to protect humans and to restore order to the world, a picture or simple visualization can bring protection into your space, internally and externally.


Let Nature Heal

Take a walk on a local trail or at a park. Try to be perceptive and find a tree that “speaks” to you. Lean against that tree for at least 15 minutes and ask it to pull out anything in your energy field and body that is at a lower vibration. The healing energy of mother nature can be found in all plants, and trees especially. Since humans have been on this earth, we have relied on plants for food and medicine. That healing ability also extends to our energy field. Give the tree heartfelt thanks, and you both will end feeling light, uplifted and loved.

Source: 20 Effective Ways to Clear and Protect Against Negative Energy

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