Your home and workplace are the two locations where you probably spend the most time. So they should be places that you enjoy. Do you feel at peace or upset there? Any stressful or uncomfortable feelings may be caused by negative energy around you. Everything in your environment has an energy vibration. You can’t see those vibes, but you can feel them — and they affect your well-being. That’s why it’s important to clear negativity out and welcome positive energy into your space.
Just as you clean up dirt and germs you can see, you can clear away negative energy you can feel. The result of doing so regularly will be a positive environment you look forward to living and working in every day. Here are 4 ways to do so:
1. Pray or meditate in your space: Start by asking God to send the cleansing power of his positive energy in the form of white light shining throughout your home or office. You can ask verbally, by praying, or silently, by visualizing the white light while meditating. As the brilliant light of God shines into your home, it will reveal negative energy that has become attached to your home through any type of negativity that’s happened there in the past — from arguments in which harsh words were spoken to unhealthy behavior like feeding an addiction of some kind. Anything negative that has been said or done in your space can lower the vibrations there. You can feel the effects of its low vibrations, which cause fatigue (and sometimes illness) both physically and emotionally. The white light will show you what specifically needs to be cleared out to restore a healthy environment in your home.
2. Use music: Since sound creates very strong energy vibrations, beautiful music can also help you clear negative energy out of your home. Any kind of music that has good harmonic balance (such as classical music) or that evokes feelings of peace or joy (such as chimes, bells, and drums with uplifting rhythms) sends sound waves with positive, high vibrations throughout your home or workplace when you play it there. Music that contains inspirational lyrics also exudes powerful, positive energy, since positive words also express high energy vibrations.
3. Use salt: Salt is a crystal that powerfully absorbs the energy surrounding it. You can sprinkle salt in different areas throughout your home and workplace and leave it there for a few hours to absorb negative energy out of the air. Or, you can place salt in the sun for a few hours to absorb its life-giving energy, and then sprinkle it throughout your home to disperse positive energy.
4. Use essential oils: Essential oils are the natural oils that come from inside plants. Due to their purity, they contain powerful energy with high vibrations. So they’re useful tools for clearing out negative energy and welcoming positive energy into any space where you diffuse them. You can use essential oils in your home in a variety of ways, such as by burning them in candles you set in different rooms, spraying them in the air around your home, or placing drops of oil directly onto household items. Certain types of essential oils are especially powerful to use when you’re trying to clear negative energy out of a space. The most useful are sage, frankincense, and sandalwood.
Make a habit of praying or meditating to clear out future negative energy on a regular basis from now on. Just like you clean up clutter from your home and workplace regularly, do energy cleaning on an ongoing basis, as well. That will help keep your living environment healthy so you can live and work to your fullest potential.
Whitney Hopler works as Communications Director at George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB) and has written for many media organizations, from About.com to the Washington Post. Connect with Whitney on Twitter and connect with CWB on Twitter and Facebook.