“Whatever you wanna be, just, at the end of the day, if you’re being a good person, which is not hard to be, and you’re putting positive energy into the world, and you’re appreciative and loving to the people around you that care about you and everybody in general, then it’ll work out.” – Gnash
While most of us recognize the existence of positive and negative energies in the world, the true power of these forces on our lives is often overlooked. Furthermore, it is easy to overlook the negative energies in our own lives, believing that negative energy is something that other people is something that others have to manage in life. The reality is that each of us will be exposed to both positive and negative influences, and their ability to truly impact and alter our path is completely dependant on which we welcome into our lives.
There is a belief that states that you will attract that which you put out into the world. By this logic, if you choose to be positive you will attract positive energies whereas if you give in to the negative influences you will be welcoming negativity into your life. Impacting our thoughts, decisions, actions and reactions – these energies can heavily influence our life’s path, therefore bringing long-term consequences. For this reason, it is important to pay attention to what energies we are welcoming into our lives on a day to day basis.
Here are 9 tricks to surrounding yourself with positive energy at home:
#1 – White Sage Smudging
The practice of smudging with white sage is one that dates back generations, believed to clear and cleanse the energies in the area and promote healing. It is also said to provide protective benefits to the spaces in which it is used.
#2 – Keep Your Home Brightly Lit and Feeling Fresh
In order to maintain a fresh home free from toxic pollutants and negative influences, you need to understand the importance of natural light and fresh air. When the weather permits, open your windows allowing the air to circulate and welcoming the sunlight. If you have an area of your home that you can’t clear with fresh air, consider purchasing an air purifier.
#3 – Incense and Essential Oils
Both incense and essential oils can be an incredibly useful tool in the effort to cleanse the home and welcome positive energies. Essential oils can be spritzed in a room, dispersed using a diffuser or worn on the body by dabbing them onto our clothes or various types of diffuser jewelry. Some scents associated with positive energies include lavender, rose, jasmine, rosemary and patchouli.
#4 – Fresh Houseplants and Flowers
Houseplants can help to improve the flow of positive energy in your home, purifying the air, relieving stress and promoting a better overall well-being. While any plant can help to bring positive energy into a space, some are believed to be carrying more benefits than others including peace lilies, jasmine, orchids, chrysanthemums and English ivy.
#5 – Clear Your House of Clutter
The presence of a large amount of clutter in your home can actually block the flow of positive energies. Without this flow the energy in your home can remain stagnant, draining any inspiration, energy or motivation which, in turn, will open the door for negative energies to move in. Take the time to sort through your home regularly, donating, selling, giving away or throwing out any items that you don’t use.
#6 – Himalayan Salt Lamps
The use of a Himalayan salt lamp in a room has been found to boost positive energy, improve sleep, and cleanse the air within a given space. Their soft glow can also be incredibly calming, helping you to release any negative energies that you may have been holding on to.
#7 – Vibrations from Singing Bowls or Bells
Experts in the practice of feng shui have long promoted the use of sound vibrations in order to create a positive flow and bring the energies in a space into alignment. This may be done by ringing a bell, using singing bowls, or hanging a set of windchimes.
#8 – Adopt a Pet
Having a pet in your home has been associated with a number of different benefits, one of which is the focus on positive thoughts. A pet shows you unconditional love despite whatever may currently be happening in your life, helping you to accept and love yourself, releasing your toxic thoughts and negative energies.
#9 – Crystals
Crystals are said to have the ability to release blockages of positive energy in a space or a person’s body while also welcoming the healing energy of the planet into our lives. Each crystal has its own benefits and uses. Turquoise, rose quartz, citrine and celestite are some examples of crystals that will promote positive energies.