Signs of Negative Energy & How to Cleanse It

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:

  1. Headaches
  2. Stomachaches
  3. Anxiety or depression
  4. Sudden mood swings
  5. Restlessness
  6. 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?

There are so many reasons negative energy builds up in a house or in a place of business. Negative emotions, arguments, illness, and even stagnant air can produce negative vibrations that linger. And strangely enough, the causes of negative energy are also sometimes the signs! So how do you tell if negative energy is building? Here are 12 signs of negative energy AND how to cleanse it.

Signs of Negative Energy Build-up

1. Mood Swings

When you go home or to your workplace, do you automatically find yourself in a bad mood? Maybe you were in a good mood until you stepped in the door. Mood swings or moods that come out of nowhere are the number one sign of negative energy in a house or workplace.

2. Financial Troubles

Lately, it seems your bank accounts have been suffering, as well as your family’s prosperity. If you’re having money troubles, it’s possible this is a sign of negative energy in a house or at your job. Negative energy tends to block the flow of other energies – and money IS energy so it may be blocked by the negative.

3. Random Illness

Are people in your house getting sick inexplicably and more often lately? Random illnesses and infections are a sign of negative energy in a house or workplace. Side note: be sure to rule out mundane reasons for illness/infection in a house like changing your air filter, making sure there’s no mold in the house, dusting/cleaning regularly, etc.

4. Nightmares

One of the first signs of negative energy in a house is nightmares, in my personal opinion. Whenever I start having nightmares regularly, I know I’m past my date to cleanse my home. Bad dreams and nightmares are often caused by a build-up of negative energy in one’s house.

5. Negative Thoughts

Similar to experiencing mood swings for no known reason, negative thoughts out of thin air are also a sign of negative energy build-up. Negative vibrations affect humans holistically (meaning on every level: body, mind, soul).

6. Fatigue

Your body will be weighed down by negative energy around you and cause you to feel tired. This is a sign that a lot of negative energy has taken up space in your house or workplace, particularly if others are always tired too.

7. Arguments

Just can’t seem to get along with your family members or roommates lately? Arguments and spats are a sign of negative energy BUT also cause negative energy in a house or place. It’s a negative feedback loop! One begets the other and so on.

8. Broken Glass and Objects

Clumsiness from more than one person in a house may indicate a build-up of negative vibrations. Has glass been broken more than once? Are you constantly dropping things? Negative energy weighs on our auras and can cause us to feel scattered and imbalanced thereby causing physical clumsiness.

9. Shadows

Shadows in your peripheral vision or in places they aren’t normally seen are a BIG sign of negative energy building up in your house or workplace. I don’t just mean shadows, I mean darting shadows of looming darkness. This could be the negative energy itself OR a negative entity that’s been attracted to the negative vibrations.

10. Lost Items

Similar to breaking things and being clumsy, losing items like your keys, jewelry, money, etc. indicate you’re dealing with negative energy that’s leaving your brain scattered.

11. Stress and Anxiety

You’re normally an easy-going, happy individual. But lately, you’re stressed out for no particular reason. Maybe you’re even dealing with panic attacks or constant worrying. These are signs of negative energy getting stuck in a place. It’s affecting your ability to cope with daily stressors.

12. Miscommunications

It doesn’t matter what you say or how you say it, your family member is mad at you. All the time lately. Not being able to articulate your emotions or thoughts clearly PLUS your family members not understanding your intentions is a sign of negative energy in the house.

What To Do About 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:

  1. Clean
  2. Let some fresh air and sunlight in
  3. Burn some gorgeous incense
  4. Smudge your home with sage
  5. Bring in some crystals

So now you understand why these stressful things have been happening – it’s negative energy! You now also have a basic understanding of how to rid your home of negative energy. But what do you do to get rid of the negative energy building up at home or at work? There are a few effective ways to remove negative energy – all methods of spiritual cleansing.

1. Smudging and Cleansing

Smudging is probably the most effective way to remove negative energy and eradicate negative spirits from a home. Before you smudge, you MUST open the windows or a door to allow the negative energy to escape. You don’t have to use white sage – rosemary is just as effective. If you can’t smudge, try sweeping with a besom, spraying with smudge spray, or playing Tibetan singing bowls.

2. Fresh Air and Sunlight

In addition to smudging, open a window. Let the sunlight and fresh air in! Dark, stagnant places are breeding grounds for negative energy.

3. Raise the Vibrations

Since you understand that negative energy caused these issues, you have to be the one to change it. Raise the vibrations in your house or workplace by being a positive role model for others. Instead of arguing or getting irritated, try to understand what the other person is saying. Add high-vibration and soothing crystals to the space like selenite, rose quartz, sodalite, and lapis lazuli.

4. Music and Mood

Play soothing or uplifting music at home or at work to help lift the mood and vibrations. Diffusing essential oils like eucalyptus, mint, orange, lemongrass, and lavender help to invite positive energy into a space.

5. Clean and De-clutter

If it’s been a while since your house or office has had a thorough cleaning, now’s the time. Dirt, debris, and clutter all serve as ways to trap negative energy. The Chinese practice something called Feng shui which is basically a way to keep the energy flowing well through a house or space – often this consists of a clean, open space! Get rid of things that no longer serve you. Clean and organize. You’ll feel better.

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


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 feeling ❤️

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