10 Simple Ways to Clear Negative Energy

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Truth: as an intuitive soul, you are more sensitive to negative energy than other people.

Picture this:

The women next to you in the store is not having a good day. Her toddler has broken into a cereal box and redecorated the aisle with Cheerios. The frazzled mom (hey, I’ve been there) proceeds to yell at little Suzy — she only turned her back for a minute!

Of course, the store manager is less than thrilled with the Cheerios creation. Now he and the mom are exchanging words while Suzy cries.

Is your stomach tight just picturing that? Are you cringing?

Negativity can be tougher to stay away from than that chocolate cake calling your name in the fridge!

It affects all of us.

And even if you’re a positive person, it’s impossible to be completely immune to it because it’s all around us.

While we can’t always be in control of the people and situations surrounding us, we can learn to clear out and protect ourselves from negative energy.

In fact, it’s fun and easy to bring a fresh, positive energy into your life. And in this post, I’ll show you how.

What is Negative Energy?

Let’s set the record straight before we begin.

Negative energy doesn’t mean a spooky gremlin or something is haunting you, so don’t panic. Rather, it means that you need a vibrational (energetic) “tune-up.”

Our cars need occasional tune-ups and oil changes to run at tip-top capacity, and so do we. Yet sometimes, we take better care of our cars than ourselves!

Is negative energy affecting you?

Negative energy makes you feel drained after dealing with a particular person or situation.

Of course, in order to combat it, we need to know how to recognize it when it presents its ugly head.

So, if any of the following resonate with you, it could be time for you to clear out negative energy.


  • Felt an unexplained exhaustion after going to a particular place or being with a particular person.
  • Have been dealing with difficult emotions for a while. Coping with a traumatic event, life change or long-term stress can give you the itch to cleanse the energy.
  • Are dealing with a long-term illness. It’s hard living with an illness, especially one that goes on long-term. Intentionally clearing out negative energy is good for the soul.
  • Have been involved with drama. Listen, it’s high time to serve drama an eviction notice. It steals your positive energy and leaves you feeling stressed and anxious.

We could go on and on with this list, but the bottom line is this:

Any time you are dealing with anger, frustration or worry, you should clear negative energy.

How to Clear Negative Energy

1. Diffuse essential oils

Aromatherapy is not just for the granola crowd.

Everywhere you look, people are using essential oils to relax, improve sleep, and more.

I used to diffuse essential oils instead of candles, just for fun. Then I learned from an aromatherapy guru that oils are actually linked to your brain!

So why not put them to use for cleansing negative energy?

Our fave diffuser

The best oils for clearing energy are (links below will take you to Amazon):

You can even buy essential oil blends, which are a lot of fun to experiment with!

Plus, you can find all types of diffusers, including ones for your home, car … and even necklace diffusers!

Using these oils in your diffuser will help ward off negative energy, and clear it, when it sneaks in.

2. Use crystals

Crystals are great at clearing negative energy. Plus, they are so pretty!

Keeping some of these around will protect you from the low energies affecting you. And if you’ve been exposed to negative energy, they can help clear it up.

My favorite is black tourmaline, but there are others that work as well including:

Since I’m intuitive, I pick up other people’s energy easily, and it can really drag me down.

So, I carry a piece of black tourmaline in my pocket on days when I’m out running errands. It protects me so I don’t feel so drained after being around other people.

If you keep the right crystals on you, especially if you know you’re going to be around negative energy, you can avoid a bog down all together.


If you feel drained after being with people, you might be an empath. Here’s a post with 15 Signs that You’re an Empath.

3. Get a Himalayan salt lamp

salt lamp

These aren’t not just for yoga studios anymore.

And they give off the most beautiful glow!

Here’s a simple explanation of how salt lamps work:

Positive ions are created in different ways, including electromagnetic (EM) radiation from our electronic devices (like cell phones).

Positively-charged ions sap our energy, leaving us feeling drained. Why? Because they leak negative energy. (Don’t ask me to explain this in detail. My last science class was long ago.)

Salt is a natural conduit and grabs these positive ions and changes them into negative ions, which emit positive energy.

I have salt lamps all over my home, but I especially recommend using them:

  • Wherever you spend the most time
  • Where you keep and use electronic devices

You can use them all the time, and if you feel negative energy seeping in, crank them up more often.

Tip: If you’re feeling bogged down, sit by your salt lamp and meditate for a few minutes.

4. Burn sage or use sage spray (a.k.a. smudging)

This is one of my favorite ways to cleanse negative energy because it smells great.

And, walking around the house with a smudge stick (or spray) while saying a cleansing mantra is so powerful!

Plus, sage has been used by Native American cultures for eons to cleanse negative energy from spaces and people. So, there must be something to it, right?

Tip: You can get step by step directions for cleansing your house with sage here.

Our sage recommendations:

  • This is my favorite sage spray. I love it because it’s so easy to use! Just spritz it around your house or car and you’re done!

5. Play high vibrational music

Music can tame the savage soul, boost your mood — and cleanse negative energy!

It impacts us so much, so it’s a natural, easy solution for negative vibes.

Music cleanses negative energy by changing the frequencies in the air. This uplifts our mood, making us less susceptible to low energies.

There is no “right” or “wrong” music to play. Just play something that you enjoy.

Now get out there and shake that thing!

6. Raise your vibration

As an intuitive soul, you want your overall vibe to be high.

When we raise our own energetic vibe, negative energies have a much harder time affecting us. Seriously, it’s like “an apple a day” for your soul!

Laugh, smile, surround yourself with beauty—anything that brings you joy. Spend quality time with those people you love. Play with your pet.

Doing what makes you happy keeps good vibrations circulating. This ensures that there is positive energy all around you and your home.

Trust me, this works.

I’ve spent the last 10 years or so learning how to be joyful.

You and I both know it can be hard to feel happy in this crazy world. But living a happy life (even with challenges and obstacles) is possible.

I learned to live a joyful life through the teachings of Esther Hicks.

I can’t recommend enough the book Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires. Everyone should read this book.

7. Cleanse your aura

Your aura is a direct reflection of your psychic energy. If you are feeling down, it’s going to be reflected in your aura.

That’s why you’ll see loving people with a muddy or black aura sometimes.

One of the most fun ways to cleanse your aura is to take an aura cleansing bath. A soak in the tub with some salts and a little essential oil is a great recipe for healthy psychic energy!

8. Surround yourself with white light

To clean up your psychic energy, surround yourself with white light every day. It’s like a suit of armor for the soul!

All you need to do is imagine yourself being surrounded by white light, head to toe.

I like to do it first thing in the morning when I wake up – or I imagine that the water in my shower is cleansing white light pouring down on me.

Then, I hold the image of each of my family members in my mind and imagine wrapping them in white light, too!

9. Imagine yourself surrounded by mirrors

“I’m rubber, you’re glue… whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!”

Do you remember saying that as a kid? I do.

The grown-up version of “I’m rubber, you’re glue” is to imagine that there is a big mirror in front of you facing outward. And bam! Any negativity bounces off it and gets returned to the sender.

10. Burn 9 white candles

I learned this wonderful tip in a Feng Shui class once.

  • Take 9 tea light size candles and place them on a fire-proof surface.
  • Light each candle and let them all burn out on their own (it takes about 4-5 hours).
  • This clears the energy of the 9 areas of your home according to Feng Shui.

P.S. Please don’t leave home while the candles are burning.

Bonus Tips for Negative Energy Cleansing

1. Connect with your intuition

Your intuition will always guide you in the right direction, and for your highest good.

Have you ever felt as though a person/place/situation was just wrong? That was your intuition nudging you.

Getting in touch with your Higher Self and learning to trust your intuition can make life more joyful – which is a natural repellent for negativity!

2. Set your intention

One of the most important aspects of clearing negative energy is your intent.

So, as you use any of these techniques, be sure to set the intention of clearing negativity.

When possible, say your intention out loud. But, setting the intention in your mind works, too (in case you don’t want to look strange talking to yourself!)

There are no particular words you need to use, just say whatever feels right to you.

It can be as simple as “I set my intention that all negative energy be cleared from this space.”

Use the words that resonate with you — there’s no wrong way to do it.

3. Have a healing session

If you can afford to have a healing session like Reiki, I recommend it. But if this isn’t possible right no, no problem!

You can or use one of these meditation alternatives instead or refer to my Beginner’s Guide to Meditation.

If you are ready to sign up for your first Reiki session, here’s the scoop:

Reiki is a healing technique that minimizes stress and promotes good energy. It is administered by touch and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.

Of course, there are multiple other modalities out there that acccomplish the same goal. I’ve tried all of these with success, but do what feels best for you. Here are some ideas:

  • Massage
  • Theta healing
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Cranial sacral therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Polarity therapy
  • Acupuncture


All these techniques work, so it’s up to you which ones you use.

I recommend tapping into your intuition and letting it tell you what techniques to use. You might only use one, or you might combine a few of them.

It all depends on what your intuition is telling you.

I use essential oils, music, and crystals around my home every day to keep the space cleansed. But when there’s a lot of yucky stuff going on, I will kick it up a notch and add one or more of these other techniques in too.

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