14 Ways to Remove Negative Energy From Your Home

14 Ways to Remove Negative Energy From Your Home

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Want your house to feel stress-free and positive? Explore these 14 ways to remove negative energy from your home.

Do you continuously feel physically and emotionally unwell without any particular reason?

For instance, you might be suffering from headaches or feeling insomniac and anxious out of the blue?

If that’s the case, it can be caused by the negative energy accumulated in your house!

Indeed, our space tends to accumulate negative energy caused by either certain emotions and human experiences or specific details in the space structure itself.

And it is possible to remove that negative energy from your house.

In feng shui, it’s called space clearing.

Why Is It Essential to Clear Your Space After All?

Our homes are an extension of ourselves — for better or worse, and it does affect us on multiple levels. It can cause problems with health and sabotage your success.

 And to banish negative energy from your life, you have to remove negative energy from your home. 

As mentioned above, two main sources create negative energy in your space.

Here are the most effective ways you can do just that based on the ancient tradition of feng shui, as well as the feng shui space clearing ritual that you can do to maintain vibrant energy in your house.

Let’s start with specific details in your interior that might cause it 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.

Man in the living room

2. Remove mirrors in your bedroom

Marie Diamond, the world’s leading Feng Shui master, 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, we go to sleep with all the emotional baggage accumulated during the day, so by having a mirror in our bedroom, we 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.

What this video to learn more about the three most common Feng Shui mistakes:

3. Cover 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 that have 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.

Also, in feng shui, knives and other objects with distinguished sharp edges are considered to bring bad luck, 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. 

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.

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 want to use them in a clean home for meditation.

7. Let in a breeze

The first step to moving negative 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.

Woman meditating

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 into water or use it as an organic essential oil spray.  

A quick spritz of orange essential oil 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 freshen up your space 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.

Does Salt Remove Negative 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.

Which strategies are you going to use to remove the negative energy from your home? Share in the comments below.

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.

Feng shui ritual

What you’ll need:

  • Friday is said by feng shui experts the best time to clear so you can make this ritual on a weekly basis.
  • A smudge stick (sage, palo santo)
  • Sandalwood incense
  • An affirmation or intention. It can be anything that resonates with you that will invite positive and loving energy into your living space.
  • Salt (natural sea salt or Himalayan salt will hold more potent energies but even table salt will do).

The ritual:

  • 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 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. The smoke will clear the energy and absorb anything disruptive.
  • 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 & 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.

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