Do you continuously feel physically and emotionally unwell without any particular reason, especially when you’re at home? For instance, you might suffer from headaches or feel insomniac and anxious out of the blue.
If that’s the case, you may be tempted to learn how to remove negative energy from your home.
Indeed, our space tends to accumulate bleakness caused by certain emotions, human experiences, or specific details in the space structure itself. But it is fixable.
Turning to the expertise of Marie Diamond, feng shui expert and trainer of Mindvalley’s Feng Shui for Life Quest, she points out, “Take every step that you can to bring more power into your life.” And that includes rearranging your furniture a little bit.
What Causes Negative Energy in a House?
Negative energy can result from unbalanced elements in your home. And that happens because, in feng shui wisdom, a house needs to be protected from four sides:
- North: a big mountain that represents a Tortoise in the back of the house
- South: open to the sun and has space for the Fenix to fly out
- East: hills that represent the back of the Dragon
- West: a small hill that represents a sleeping White Tiger
Of course, that’s quite difficult to materialize in the modern world. However, it’s possible to balance the energy with some feng shui tricks that would compensate for the original elements of nature.
How to Detect Negative Energy in Your Home?
There are a few signs that the energy in your home isn’t balanced anymore, causing you to feel off and unsettled. Here are a few to watch out for:
- Feeling agitated, confused, and drained for no reason
- Avoiding a certain room in your house
- Having a sudden infestation of bugs or other insects
- Experiencing a series of unfortunate events (glasses breaking, misplacing objects, etc.)
- Not feeling “at home” emotionally in your house
Before learning how to remove negative energy from your home, it’s important to understand how to detect it in the first place.
Why is it essential to clear your space?
Your home is an extension of yourself — for better or worse, and it does affect you on multiple levels. It can cause problems with your health and sabotage your success.
For example, this research suggests that there’s a link between elements of your spatial home environment and the proper functioning of your family. Therefore, having a clear and harmonious space where you live will influence the balance in your life as well.
And to banish negative energy from your life, you can learn how to remove negative energy from your home.
How to Remove Negative Energy From Your Home: 15 Tips From Marie Diamond
There are effective ways you can do this, based on the ancient tradition of feng shui recommended by Marie. Additionally, you can try out the feng shui space-clearing ritual to maintain vibrant energy in your house.
Let’s start with specific details in your interior that might cause imbalance and ways you can neutralize its negative effect.
1. Remove clutter as soon as possible
Yes, there’s a reason you feel so good after you clear off your counter.
Energy remains in objects, especially older items. And depending on the energy type, they may physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually block our path forward.
When you hold onto unwanted “stuff,” there is no room for new opportunities to come into your life. So try to make sure that everything you own brings you joy. If it doesn’t, pass it on.
2. Remove mirrors in your bedroom
Marie says, “Mirrors in your bedroom can cause serious problems with your emotional health, such as increase loneliness and stress levels.”
In feng shui, mirrors double the energy in the space where you place them. For instance, if you are single, it doubles your loneliness. If you are a couple, it welcomes more people into your bedroom.
Indeed, you go to sleep with all the emotional baggage accumulated during the day, so by having a mirror in your bedroom, you amplify all negative emotions in space and life.
So if you can’t remove mirrors in your bedroom, you can at least cover them during the night.
Watch this video to learn more about the three most common feng shui mistakes:
3. Cover the TV in your bedroom
The same applies to TV screens as they serve as mirrors. So if you have a TV in your bedroom, cover it before you go to bed.
4. Remove plants and objects with sharp edges
Plants with sharp edges might also create negative energy in your space, especially when placed at the entrance of your house, your working space, and your bedroom.
Replace such plants with those that have round leaves.
In feng shui, knives and other objects with distinguished sharp edges are considered to bring bad luck, too, so store them inside the cabinets.
5. Remove or repair things that are broken
Keeping broken items in your house is bad feng shui and sets the tone for what you will accept and tolerate in your own life. What’s more, broken objects retain negative energy.
If an object is irreparable, then it serves no purpose but to exude that it is in a “stuck” or negative state. Instead, look after, clean, and maintain existing, working household items — clothing, plants, furniture — and see the difference it makes to your mood.
6. Carefully burn some incense
This fragrant smoke has long been a spiritual and meditation practice used to restore life to a dull space. Bonus, it smells delicious, too.
Incense helps elevate energy as its properties create a calm and serene atmosphere. And you can use them for negative energy removal from your home. The best thing is that you’ll have a variety of flavors to choose from, such as warm vanilla, fresh orange, or a refreshing wood smell.
7. Let in a breeze
Another way to cleanse negative energy air out of your home involves nature. Open up all your windows, or at least the ones that allow for optimal air to come through.
Fresh air helps to move and “air out” any negative energy. Stagnant energy can be suffocating, so be sure to get the fresh air flowing (and shake out your sheets and pillows, too).
8. Cleanse antiques of negative energy
Antiques are beautiful objects — but they come with their energetic histories.
To make sure you don’t take on the heavy energy of an antique’s past owner, clear each object individually of negative energy.
Wash items well, maintain them carefully, and give them a new lease on life so you can enjoy the full extent of their beauty.
9. Smudge your entire home with sage
A popular Native American technique for removing negative energy is lighting sage, then blowing out the flame. The smoke of the burning sage cleanses the air and removes impurities — both literal and metaphorical.
You should always start at the front door and work around the rooms in a clockwise direction.
After “smudging” the entire home, visualize your intentions for your home as the smoke fills every crevice.
10. Protect your space with crystals
Different crystals hold different energies, and certain crystals are perfect for fending off negative energy.
Black tourmaline is known to ward off and dissolve negative energy, while rose quartz replaces negative emotions and feelings with positive ones.
Try putting these crystals next to electronic appliances to equalize the energy balance. Make sure to cleanse your crystals from time to time of the energy they gather.
11. Spray orange essential oil around your home
This fresh citrus scent will revitalize your home and your senses, clear negative energy, and uplift your mood.
Just add a couple of drops to water and use it as an organic essential oil spray. A quick spritz will help breathe life into previously heavy areas in your home.
12. Rearrange furniture
Change can be challenging — but it doesn’t need to be daunting. An excellent way to remove negative energy from your home is to play around with the arrangement of your furniture. This could be as simple as switching the layout of two armchairs, or it could involve redoing a whole room.
Either way, experimenting with rearranging furniture each month will help to give life to your home — and it doesn’t cost a cent.
13. Ring a bell in your room
Audio cues from just one ring of a bell in each corner of the rooms and doorways help revive your physical space.
Use the tone of the bell to focus on getting rid of negative energy — and attracting abundant energy instead.
14. Use salt to clear energy
Salt crystals have an extraordinary ability to absorb bad energy. No wonder you feel so great after going for a swim in the sea or the ocean.
One way to take advantage of the healing power of salt? Put a Himalayan salt lamp up in your home. These salt lamps have numerous healing benefits and can also act as a magnificent home accent.
15. Feng shui clearing ritual
This incredibly potent feng shui clearing space ritual is more than a thousand years old. It works like magic and guarantees to effectively clear your space and welcome new energies into your home and life. Friday is said, by feng shui experts, to be the best time to clear so you can make this ritual every week.
What you’ll need:
- A smudge stick (sage, palo santo)
- Sandalwood incense
- An affirmation or intention that will invite positive and loving energy into your living space (e.g., “My home is filled with love and light.”)
The ritual goes as follows:
- Clean your home physically, letting go of anything which carries old, stagnant energies reminding you of the past.
- Open all windows and doors to allow maximum energy to flow in.
- Put on some joyful or calm music.
- Focus clearly on your intention for yourself and how the home may help you hold it.
- Light the sandalwood and smudge yourself from your head to your toes.
- Recite your intention as you smudge the house. Start with the entryway and move clockwise through the room. Be sure to include windows, corners, closets, and behind and under the furniture.
When you return to the entry, you can move on to the next room. The smoke will billow heavier in the places with more stagnation. (Nothing magical here, but it is a good indicator of where energies in your home get “stuck.”)
- If you have multiple levels, start at the bottom and work your way up, sending all the energy out the front door.
- Once you’ve cleared the whole house and returned to where you began, clear yourself again by reciting your affirmation.
- Use the salt and put a pinch in every corner (clockwise again in the same order that you cleared). This will absorb any “negative” energies as they enter your space.
- Replace the salt occasionally, but it is best to repeat the entire ritual when you do.
You can try incorporating this ritual into your weekly or monthly routine and see what changes it brings to your overall energy and well-being.
Make a Change, Start With Your Home
No matter what happens in your day-to-day life, it’s always comforting to know that you have a safe place to return to. A place that truly feels like home.
Discovering how to remove negative energy from your home can help you restore that feeling in case you missed it for a while. And if you need some guidance along the way, you can check out Mindvalley’s Feng Shui for Life Quest, guided by Marie Diamond.
Additionally, by unlocking your free access, you can try out sample classes from this Quest and many others. You can choose from a variety of programs to draw more abundance into your life and your environment.
The best part of it all is that you don’t have to do it all alone. You can join a community of like-minded people that would already feel like home to you.