We tend to perceive negative energy as something other people have. But did you know that negativity can be so ingrained in you that it goes unnoticed?
You know the old adage: like attracts like?
Well, positive people are drawn to positive energy; negative people are drawn to negative energy.
So, what do you do when you are unwillingly attracting negativity into your life? Could it be that you’re unaware of your own negativity? And if so, how can you change your vibration?
What Are Negative Vibes?
As you know, energy is all around us. In every person, in every room. And even though you can’t see it, it’s still there.
Have you ever met someone that you immediately liked or disliked? That has everything to do with their vibes. People’s energy, or vibe, can be either positive or negative. And we pick up on these energetic frequencies on a subliminal, subconscious level.
What are the symptoms of negative energy in a body?
Negative vibes are contagious.
Think of a time in which you visited a friend who was having a hard time. Regardless of how you felt going into the encounter, you likely left it feeling pretty bummed out, right?
There you go! Negativity is contagious.
Of course, it’s totally normal to feel sad or angry from time to time. But when these feelings occur more often than not, you may be harboring negative energy in your body:
- Anxiety or depression
- Sudden mood swings
- Confusion and tension
These are all signs that negative energy has collected in your body.
Where Does Negative Energy Come From?
The truth is, negative energy can take many forms. And one of those forms can be called, “being realistic.”
Being realistic isn’t automatically negative. But if your version of “reality” is negative and you view the world from a “realistic” standpoint, you can’t help but radiate negative energy.
In that case, you might be conditioned to believe that whatever can go wrong, will go wrong and whatever can go right, will probably go wrong too. And this sounds like the complete opposite of what you’d want from the Law of Attraction, right?
Your unconsciously held beliefs turn you into a negative person – without your being aware of it!
If the negativity is so ingrained in you that you don’t notice it, how do you stop attracting the wrong people, the wrong situations, and the wrong feelings?
How can you be sure you’re not unconsciously perpetuating that negativity?
Negative Energy Quiz
Ready to find out where you fall on the negativity scale? Ask yourself the following:
- Do you complain? All the time or just sometimes?
- Do you often discuss what’s wrong in the world more than what’s right? This includes the ‘terrible’ weather, ‘horrible’ traffic, ‘idiotic’ government, ‘lousy’ economy, and ‘stupid’ in-laws.
- Do you criticize? All the time or just certain people?
- Are you attracted to drama and disaster (can you unglue yourself from the TV when there’s a news story of a disaster and can you avoid getting involved in the lives of dysfunctional celebrities?)
- Do you blame? All the time or just certain situations?
- Do you believe that you have no control over most of your results?
- Do you feel like a victim?
- Are you grateful for what is? Or will you be grateful when things finally start going right for you?
- Do you feel like things are happening to you? Or do you feel that they are happening through you?
The last two points are important:
If you’re only grateful when things go right, you have a dilemma on your hands.
Learn to accept responsibility for the good and the bad
If you are grateful for what is (including the unpleasant school of life lessons), then you can invite more and more positive energy into your life.
Believing that things happen to you puts you in the role of victim. It’s easy to be negative in that role because it’s convenient to give up that power.
So, consider this alternative: Who or what is to blame when good things happen to you?
Do you acknowledge that you are responsible for the good things – as in, you worked hard and earned it – but blame external events or other people for your failures?
When good things happen, why are they are a result of what you do? But when bad things happen, they are not your fault?
Do you see the conundrum?
It takes courage to accept that you create your life experience!
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are holding on to negative energy! To clear your negative energy and raise your vibration, you will need to retrain yourself to choose a positive attitude.
How Do I Cleanse My House Of Negative Energy?
If you want to remove negative energy from your life, you will have to remove negative energy from your own home first!
Here are a few things you can do:
- Let some fresh air and sunlight in
- Burn some gorgeous incense
- Smudge your home with sage
- Bring in some crystals
So, we have a basic understanding of how to rid your home of negative energy.
But what about purging negative energy from the body?
How Do You Turn Negative Energy Into Positive Energy?
To clear negative energy, try this 3 -step process:
1. Take ownership
WHEN YOU THINK EVERYTHING IS SOMEONE ELSE’S FAULT, YOU WILL SUFFER A LOT. WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT EVERYTHING SPRINGS ONLY FROM YOURSELF, YOU WILL LEARN BOTH PEACE AND JOY.
– THE DALAI LAMA
2. Cancel negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts
This takes practice, dedication and making a decision to see the world through the eyes of “what can go right” instead of “what can go wrong.”
You’ll have to catch yourself anytime you are acting out or speaking out your negativity, and immediately change your tune.
Nobody wants negative energy to permeate their lives, yet many of us allow it.
But we allow it unconsciously, based on past conditioning that suggests an inevitable outcome to certain situations.
3. Realize you have control over your situation
When you overcome that conditioning and realize that the future is NOT cast in stone but that you have more control over your circumstances than you believe – then you can begin to consciously design your life.
Why not choose positive energy?
Make some changes within, and you’ll quickly see positive changes in your life.
Enjoy the good feelings and abundance!