There was a time when I couldn’t figure out how a basically happy, optimistic and contented person like me could feel so suddenly depressed or heavy or ill, especially when I’d been having an otherwise better-than-okay day. Now I know.
It’s those negative energies that not only build up inside us but can surround our bodies and fill our spaces with clouds of negatively charged ions.
We’ll explore how to get rid of them in another post.
For now, allow me to limit this post to discussing negative energies that affect us at a personal level. In other words, negative energies we create ourselves (knowingly, as well as unconsciously) and negative energies generated primarily by other humans that affect and infiltrate us.
There seems to be no lack of ability for the majority of us to create our own internal storehouse of negative energies. We create them any time our thoughts, words, deeds and behaviors are less than positive.
I don’t know about you but try as I might I can’t completely rid myself of thinking or uttering unkind words from time to time or wallowing in moments of self-pity and low esteem. I believe that over the years I’ve become less critical of myself and others. But slip up I do. And more regularly than I’d like to admit.
Adding to what we muster up all on our own are the unreleased energies we’ve absorbed from others. Problem is, we are often slow to acknowledge when we’ve been zapped and slower still in taking conscious action to release them.
With acknowledgment comes responsibility. And it can be oh so hard at times to remember that we are in charge of our thoughts. And oh so easy to slip into victim mode. To blame others for our troubles, for our moods, for our inability to take action. And, most stifling of all, for our inability to believe that any action we take can result in positive outcomes.
During readings, the intuitive symbol my guides often show me when someone is holding onto a lot of negative energy inside is a bowl of rising bread dough. How far the yeasty dough has risen can indicate how close they are to rupturing from the pressure.
Or how depleted they feel if the dough has been punched down so hard and too often that it now has no sign of any active yeast left that would allow it to rise again of its own accord.
(Notice how my guides take advantage of my cooking experience when creating what amounts to intuitive shortcuts to understanding. 🙂 Work with your own guides to develop your own intuitive shorthand.)
Why not take some time to examine any negative energies you might have lingering inside.
Where did they come from?
Were they internally generated by negative thoughts, words, deeds, or behaviors?
Do you have pockets of unreleased negative energies absorbed from others?
Are you ready to take responsibility for them?
In other words, are you ready to do what is within your power to flush them from your physical, emotional and spiritual system? Are you ready to make room for more positive energies to fill you like a warm, fragrant yeasty bread dough rising to its full and delectable potential.
In a future post, we’ll explore other external sources of negative energy.
Please take a moment to share your questions, experiences, as well as what has worked for you in helping recognize and release negative energies.