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 that like attracts like, right?
Positive people are drawn to positive energy; negative people are drawn to negative energy.
So what to 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?
“Be realistic” – unsolicited advice?
Sure, sometimes we all feel negative – as in, “go away and leave me alone, world!” for a while. But negativity can also wear a disguise called “reality.”
It’s easy to rationalize that you’re “just being realistic” when you’re not daring to act on a dream – and refrain from truly believing it is possible to achieve!
You may assume that positive people are being naive, that they are in denial with their heads stuck in the sand, that they put on fake smiles in the face of difficulty, and so forth.
But are they really happy idiots, or is there something to their positivity?
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?
Quiz to gauge the level of negative energy within you
- 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, ‘stupid’ in-laws, etc.
- 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? Do you talk about people doing things to you?
- 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 not grateful except when things go right, you are negative.
Gratitude is positive
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.
You are responsible
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, you earned it, etc… but blame external events or other people for your failures?
So how come, when good things happen, they are a result of what you do, but when bad things happen, they are not your fault?
Nobody likes to hear that.
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 some degree! To clear your negative energy and raise your vibration, you will need to retrain yourself to choose a positive attitude.
Here’s another interesting idea to consider:
Have you noticed that positive people seem to get what they want out of life, and even if things don’t go their way, they still enjoy their lives… while negative people whine and moan about their misfortunes and even the good things in their lives?
How to Clear Negative 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!
Did you uncover any unconscious negativity when reading this article?
And is there any practice that helps you clear negative energy?
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