According to the Chopra Center, “If you’re feeling stuck, negative, sluggish, or even downright depressed, it may be due to some stagnant energy in your field.” (10).
And by field, they mean anything from your emotional, energetic, mental, spiritual or physical body to your environment, which, of course, includes your home, office, or any other space. As the studies show, being around negative energy can be extremely detrimental to your health—mental and physical. One way to remove this stagnant energy is by “smudging.” The art of smudging dates back to ancient times and includes burning sacred plants to clear and bless a space. The smoke that results from burning plants like tobacco, cedar, sweet grass, juniper, pine needles, cypress, lavender, frankincense,
One way to remove this stagnant energy is by “smudging.” The art of smudging dates back to ancient times and includes burning sacred plants to clear and bless a space. The smoke that results from burning plants like tobacco, cedar, sweet grass, juniper, pine needles, cypress, lavender, frankincense, rosemary, and sage, is shown to actually cleanse the air of impurities, including bacteria and viruses. You can “smudge” your space any time you feel like it needs to be cleared.
A good time to smudge an area is when you move into a new home, when you begin a new job or career, after a guest leaves your home, before you meditate or after there has been an argument or someone has been sick (11). You can buy pre-made dried herbs in a smudging stick or you can dry your own. Place them in an aluminum bowl and light the herbs. Blow the flame out gently as you would when you are creating cinders for a fire. As the cinders burn they will release a smoke that will cleanse the air. Carefully walk from room to room, letting the smoke waft through your space. When you are finished, make sure the cinders have died out. This will help attract positive energy into your space.
2. Essential Oil Diffusers
Much like smudging, the heated oils release their cleansing properties into the air, clearing the space of negative energy, including any viruses and bacteria. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to raise your vibrational frequency.
Oils that are known to help include (13):
- Peppermint—An effective astringent that can clear tension and negative energies. Also a great oil for relieving headaches.
- Frankincense—A Biblical oil known for purification of any negative influences.
- Myrrh—Another ancient oil good for purifying your environment. When combined with other oils, myrrh can increase their potency.
- Rose–One of the highest vibrational frequency oils.
- Cypress—Great for purifying and raising your vibration while grounding and protecting you and your home.
- Cedarwood—A wonderful oil to counter excessive negative energies.
- Basil—A sacred oil known worldwide for its protective properties.
- Juniper—Cleanses negative energies that can affect your health while transforming any negative emotions into positive ones.
3.Clear the Clutter
Clutter not only fills your home but it can fill your mind and your energy field. The act of removing unnecessary items will help remove any negative energy attached to these items as well as clear the overall energy of your home. There’s no better way to give your home more positive energy!
Decluttering can cleanse your home and your physical body. Start by getting rid of anything you haven’t used in the past six months. Go through your wardrobe and just ditch anything you don’t wear anymore. Resist the urge to tell yourself that you “might” wear it again. Releasing the bond to these items can be extremely freeing and can also release the cluttered energy attached to it. When clearing out the clutter it is important not to stress over it—stressing causes more negative energy! Just do a little once a week or what best fits your schedule (14)
4. Use Himalayan Salt Lamps
Himalayan salt lamps not only emit a soothing orange, red, pink or whitish glow, they also emit healing negative ions that create fresh, clean air. Himalayan salt is known to increase your energy levels, remove static electricity from the air, and neutralize any electromagnetic radiation and allergens. It also promote good sleep and improve your overall mood (15). These lamps are a great addition to any room and they can help boost positive energy.
5. Play Soothing Music
The benefits of music are endless. Music has existed in one form or another since man could bang sticks and stones together. While it has evolved with technology, it has always been a cultural form of entertainment and has had a bounty of healing effects on the body. Music can also alter your vibration or that of the space it fills, which is why concerts and such events can be so energetic and memorable.
Numerous studies show that music can provide positive benefits for your heart, blood pressure, immune system, energy, learning and memory, sleep and even pain management (16). To fill your home with positive vibes, play music that is uplifting and brings you joy. Certain types of music are also shown to boost positive energy including classical, jazz, folk, orchestral, soul and opera (17).
6. Get a Family Pet
Family pets can bring a lot of love and joy to a home. Just as they love us, they teach us how to love unconditionally and can raise your vibration and that of your home. Studies show they can keep us healthy in a variety of ways, both physically and emotionally. (18)
7. Add Plants and Fresh Flowers
Nature automatically uplifts and raises your vibration so bring it into your home whenever you can. Live plants and fresh flowers create a beautiful positive energy in any home.
The simple act of being in nature has been shown in studies to lift depression, improve your overall mental health and your general well-being.
A recent study by NASA scientists also found that having plants inside your home can help remove potentially harmful gases such as formaldehyde, Volatile Organic Compounds (benzene and trichloroethylene or TCE), airborne biological pollutants, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, pesticides and disinfectants (phenols), as well as radon (19).
8. Give your Rooms a Colorful Facelift
We all have a favorite color but did you know that studies show that certain colors have higher vibrations than others (20)?
- Orange—Creates excitement and boosts your energy.
- Red—Red can raises the energy in a room drastically and it is known to increase adrenaline and circulation. Because of this, it can be far too stimulating for some spaces or even people as it can also invoke feelings of rage and hostility. It is definitely not a good choice for a bedroom where you want peace and tranquility.
- Green—Green is the easiest color for your eyes and it encourages a feeling of well-being, calm and growth.
- Yellow—This vibrant color is energizing and uplifting and creates joy (like being in the sunshine). It also stimulates happiness but like too much of a good thing, too much yellow can cause frustration and anger in some people.
- Blue—While blue can be calming, relaxing and serene like the ocean or water in general, it can also cause sadness in some people—the “blues.”
- Purple—Deep tones convey a sense of luxury, creativity and drama while lighter hues such as lavenders are more soothing.
9. Keep Healing Crystals
People have been using crystals for healing and raising energy and vibrations levels for thousands of years. In fact, amulets made of amber date back 30,000 years. The Sumerians used crystals in potions for healing and the Egyptians used stones for protection and health. On the other hand, Greeks used numerous crystals for their healing and protective properties. Many of the names of various stones today come from Greek words.
For instance, the word ‘crystal’ comes from the Greek word for ice, since the ancient Greeks believed clear quartz was permanently frozen water. The Chinese are also widely known for their use of jade in medicine.
Here are some of the most popular crystals to help raise the vibration and positive energy of your home (12):
- Clear Quartz Crystal—High vibration master crystal that brings clarity to your mind and soul and it clears, protects and expands the auric field around you and the energy of your home.
- Smoky quartz—Removes negative energy.
- Rose quartz— Opens and heals heart energy.
- Turquoise—The master healer regarded for its protective and ‘lucky’ properties.
- Bloodstone—Energizes, boosts enthusiasm and emotional wellbeing.
- Carnelian—Attracts good fortune and encourages creativity and motivation.
- Celestite—Reduces stress and encourages happiness.
- Aventurine—Brings new opportunities.
- Amethyst—High vibration crystal that promotes higher consciousness, calmness, serenity, and healing.
9. Expel Harmful Toxins
Poisonous chemicals, for example, those found in family unit cleaners and paint can essentially affect your wellbeing. They can likewise bring down the vibration of your home as per all encompassing healers. There are various successful normal cleaners you can purchase and also make all alone that can enable you to wipe out the greater part of the unsafe chemicals in your home. Your wellbeing and magnificence and individual care items are another wellspring of poisonous chemicals.
Thinks about demonstrate that these chemicals are causing innumerable infections including tumor. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has done various reviews on the effect these chemicals are having on our wellbeing and condition (13). Begin investigating better choices and in the long run dispense with whatever number of these as could be expected under the circumstances from your every day life.
10. Open Your Windows
It’s nothing unexpected that a home that is deficient in new, clean air can be stuffy and upsetting for the basic reason it is inadequate in a crisp wellspring of oxygen. By simply opening up your windows once every day (notwithstanding for a couple of minutes in the winter months) you can help discharge developed poisons and enable positive vitality to stream into your home.
Expanding the oxygen levels in your home can likewise build the productivity of the greater part of the responses in your body. You will soon observe that everybody in the family is more joyful and more advantageous. You will even observe that by doing only this one stage each day, you will rest all the more soundly and be revived when you stir (14).
Bring positive vitality into your life by clearing your negatives contemplations and refocusing your psyche. Reflection will free you from stress and dread while likewise advancing unwinding and satisfaction.
As you increment your great vibrations, it will likewise influence your quick condition. It’ll even enhance your fixation, mindfulness, and self-acknowledgment and advance better heart wellbeing, safe capacity, and life span.
12. Fill Your Home with Happy Memories
Welcome your loved ones regularly in your home and make open doors for new recollections to be made. Give you a chance to home turn into a place where positive vitality is duplicated and appreciated by all!
Print out pictures from your most loved treks and minutes. A similar thing goes for the s in your home: in the event that it brings you bliss, keep it and show it!
Like clockwork experience your stuff and dispose of anything with nonpartisan or miserable implications.
13. Cut Down on Electronics
TV and different screens can without much of a stretch move toward becoming diversions that make you inefficient. Most television programs are additionally smelling with pessimism. Observing excessively television is even connected to wretchedness, tension, rest issues, and depression (15,16).
Investing energy before the screen is additionally a type of idealism that brings us facilitate far from ourselves and our objectives.
14. Light Candles
Nothing sets the state of mind very like lighting a couple candles. They can change a boring room into an unwinding desert spring or a plain restroom into a lavish spa. Lighting a flame is a certain fire approach to help the great vibrations in your home. Simply try not to abandon it unattended.
Most scented candles contain dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde and “aroma”. In the event that you need a decent aroma while your light consumes, settle on a beeswax flame injected with fundamental oils. Light fueled oil diffusers additionally do the trap.
15. Make a Space for Relaxation
Your home ought to your definitive haven. Fill it with things that make your glad and don’t be reluctant to enrich. Discover a corner in your home only for yourself and spend a couple of minutes consistently simply appreciating the space.
Above all, every time you stroll through the entryway, leave your stresses outside.