Ever get so bogged down in critical thoughts about yourself that you start believing your own (negative) hype? We tend to be our own worst critics, even though those hurtful comments we make to ourselves are usually not even true. Then, there are the bad vibes coming from the world around us that we also have to contend with. Fortunately, you can use various energy practices to boost your positivity. Try these four energy practices when negative energy starts weighing on you.
Use Reiki to Recognize and Release Negative Energy
Reiki, a Japanese method of energy healing therapy, is based on the idea that all people have energy fields keeping us alive. Reiki energy work seeks to promote good health by balancing your energy fields. You can go to a Reiki practitioner, who will place their hands on or just above your body, then redirect that negative energy.
Can't fit in your regular visit with a Reiki practitioner? You can also use Reiki principles in your day-to-day routine to boost your positivity. This might look like:
- Recognizing, then intentionally letting go of, angry feelings and worries.
- Practicing gratitude.
- Recognizing your consciousness (try yoga or meditation!)
- Practicing kindness — toward others AND toward yourself.
Use Yogic Mantras to Open Your Chakras (and Encourage Positive Self-Talk)
A chakra, or an energy center in your body, can get blocked, leading to physical or emotional symptoms related to that particular chakra. Yogic mantras can open up your chakras while giving you a useful tool for pushing away negative thoughts about yourself when they start creeping in.
So, what's a mantra? It's a sound, sentence, or word you use in repetition to aid in meditation or concentration. Mantras lull your overactive mind, allowing you to fully commit your thoughts on a feeling or phrase. Some mantras to try when you need to encourage positive self-talk include:
- I am enough.
- I am capable.
- I am healthy.
- I am strong.
- I am present in this moment.
- Peace begins with me.
Speak to a Psychic to Align Your Intentions
You can also speak to a psychic to create a plan for incorporating practices that boost those positive vibes on a daily basis. Speaking with a psychic can boost your positivity and help you align your intentions, giving you motivation while you create a clear course of action.
Use Smudging to Invite Positive Energy Into Your Space
Smudging, or lighting sage, is a traditional Native American method of purifying a specific space. You can perform the ceremony using Palo Santo sticks, loose herbs and an abalone shell, or with herbs bound in a smudge stick. Smudging involves burning the herbs and fanning the smoke created around the space from which you want to clear out unwanted vibes.
Smudging can instantly reset the energy of a place and boost your mood. You can use smudging to invite more positive energy when:
- You move into a new home.
- You're welcoming a birthday or new year.
- You want to lift bad vibes after arguing.
- Whenever you bring other energized objects into your home, such as crystals or antiques.
Not sure where to start? Get a psychic reading for personalized guidance about using these energy practices in your own life.