Sometimes life gets us down. We’ve all been there before.
I have seen how negative energy have caused destruction in my life and others.
Negativity is like a suction cup that saps your energy before you can give them away.
Letting go of the hurt, the pain, and the anger can be challenging.
But when we let go of negativity, we will feel lighter and brighter.
We have more clarity, inner peace, and balance.
Acute Negative Energy
Traumas and long held negative energy can stay for years as a blockage in your life.
But we are not talking about long term negative energy, we are talking about the negative energy you take on a daily basis and how you can release them immediately.
This is acute negative energy or the negative energy that is not locked in your mind.
If you want to know about long term negative energy, you can look up on how to get rid of negative energy.
We all receive negative energy on a daily basis. It manifests in “stress”.
Some of these negative energies manifests into some of these feelings: rejection, guilt, shame, anger, blame, numbness, hurt, hatred, rage, worry, fear, abandonment, jealousy and disgust.
When we hold onto those negative energy, it takes a toll on our life.
We have unhealthy relationships, financial difficulties, lower self-esteem, and even become sick.
It reminds us that what we held onto comes back to us.
So what do you do with all those pent up emotions and feelings?
Anyone who has ever lashed out at someone knows in their hearts that they didn’t mean to do it.
But why do they continue to do it?
Every one of us has a certain threshold in our mind.
Our energy threshold is how much stress we can handle on a given day.
When enough negative energy overcomes our threshold, it breaks and we either lash out (assertive) or shut down (passive).
Because the negative impact on our threshold is so subtle, we believe we could handle it because it doesn’t have an immediate consequence.
But soon the negative energy accumulates and then all walls breaks down and our mood radically shifts.
The person next to us becomes confused as it appears that the breakdown happens out of nowhere!
And usually from the smallest events which trigger it.
Every fight started out with this process: tolerance -> build up tension -> breakout -> repent (and repeat).
Once we lash out or shut down, it releases the negative energy all in one swoop but leaves you feeling shameful for how you were out of control.
And even if we promise not to do it again, the process will happen again because the built up tension is subtle and out of our awareness.
If we don’t release the pent up negative energy, it will accumulate and then break out in our subconscious defense mechanism.
What we can do is release them before it gets over our threshold.
7 Ways to Let Go of Negativity and Find Inner Balance
The closer the negativity is to our threshold, the harder it is to focus on love and positivity.
It is because there is a need to release them.
Don’t go out and use distractions or substitutes to get a temporary relief.
They tend to have side-effects both on a physiological, psychological, and spiritual level.
This post is made so that the soul who has accumulated negative energy can free themselves and come back to balance first and foremost.
Here are the 7 ways to release or let go of negativity in your life.
1. Vent it Out
Venting is releasing.
Whether we are venting it out with people, in a confession booth, or in our dreams, it is like lifting a boulder off of our shoulders.
There’s healthy venting and unhealthy venting.
- Healthy venting is talking it out with someone who listens. Express your emotions calmly and letting people know how you feel, especially to someone who is non-judgmental and clear minded.
- Unhealthy venting is yelling, ranting, and raving about your problems. It’s even worse if you are venting toward the wrong people or people who are encouraging the unhealthy venting. Misery loves company.
However, the way the majority vent out to others is unhealthy and made them feel worse.
This is because they are venting out aggressively and so reinforced their aggression to suck up negative energy again.
Aggression precedes aggression. Calm precedes calm. Like attracts like.
When we hold onto negative energy, we may be too emotionally disrupted to think clearly and find the right person because the negativity clouds our vision.
As long as you are careful in who you are venting out with and how you vent it out, you will feel relieved as you return back to balance.
Find the confidante before the negative energy fills up the threshold.
What I like to do is to vent out in journals.
This is because you don’t have to worry about who to speak with and it is much stronger when you burn the letter.
Write out your thoughts uncensored into a journal until you are relieved.
Then burn it (delete it if it is electronic).
Physical writings are much more impactful and burning a will on paper signifies release in the mind.
2. Go into Nature
Nature has a calming effect.
It is as if mother nature is nurturing us in her care and releases the negative energy into her arms.
When out in nature, we forget our negative energy.
It is replaced by awe and inspiration and calmness.
This is the sole reason for doing Grounding in energy work.
Explore the natural surroundings and take a walk with the trees and the seas.
If you go to an old oak tree, you will find a healing effect.
You can go from severe depression to healing when you attune your mind with the wise oak trees.
It is truly a miracle in the workings of nature.
3. Let Down Those Tears
In our current society, crying is made to be a big “no-no”.
It makes everyone uncomfortable in public and it makes us feel weak and inferior, especially toward societies who views masculinity as an unnerving rock.
But tears is simply a release of negative energy.
It’s what babies have been doing to release those stresses of new life.
And it’s what we are still doing whether it is in new or old age.
Sobbing is not a weakness, it is a compassionate strength.
When I heard of the Weeping Buddha, I see under those tears a powerful emotion in strength.
You are not hiding yourself. You are accepting your strengths and weaknesses.
If we deny certain truths about ourselves, it creates guilt and shame and furthers the negative energy.
The burdens of life are sometimes too overwhelming and it is okay to release them to transform.
A good way to release negative energy through crying is to intentionally set out a specific time to cry.
This way, it will release when we want it and not have to breakdown at an inconvenient time.
4. Ask Your Higher Self
Allow your Higher Self to take the burdens off of your shoulders.
Most of the time, our built up negative emotions are there because we feel responsible for carrying it ourselves.
Tune into your Higher Self and let him transform it for you.
Simply enter an altered state of consciousness as you request in sincerity (don’t vent, ask genuinely and calmly).
Put your palms together in a prayer position.
When your palms are together, it pulls the energy of the hand meridians toward a center point for release upwards.
You also don’t want to voice it out loud as the thought gets lost in the nothingness when you manifest it into words.
A mental thought is of utmost pure of requests.
You can do it anywhere and at any time.
You don’t need to bow down in a dramatic way.
It is the thought that counts.
5. Acceptance and Humor
Negativity is strife.
The more we fight, the more fight we get.
It is endless because negativity lives through feeding struggle.
But when we acknowledge our negativity, when we accept them, then there is no more struggle.
The cycle ends and you are no longer feeding the negativity.
Negative energy is like a giant slob monster.
It wants you to increase your energy threshold so that it can break free and express itself at the cost of your sanity.
But once we accept the situation as it is, we lose the momentum of negative accumulation.
Accept that life happens.
Accept that you don’t need to be in control of the situation.
Accept that it is what it is.
Once we accept the situation, we can look at it in a more humorous way.
Life is funny not because the situation is funny, but because our perceptions see the funny.
Laughing is also a good way to break out of the mental state.
6. Visualize the Energy Leaving
We hold energy in ourselves.
We have the power to direct our own energy.
When we visualize our energy, we give awareness to it.
With awareness, we can release it.
Visualization is how we use our mind to direct the negative energy somewhere else.
See in your minds eye the color of the negative energy.
See where that negative energy lies in your body. It will have a tendency to focus on a specific portion of your body.
These images naturally show up on your first impression when you set the intention to see the color or the location of the negative energy.
Then imagine you taking this energy and flow it into your hand (your arm or hand will become tight as you do this).
With the motion of your hands, release it into the wind as you shoot the negative energy out of you.
For example, I see my anger with the color red in my spleen. I can also feel my spleen hurting because of such anger.
I transfer this red energy from the spleen toward my hand as I feel my hand tensing up, then I throw it out into the wind.
Keep doing this for a certain period of time until you feel relieved.
7. Purify the Air
Negative energy shows itself in our aura, which is the energy field surrounding ourselves.
The closer it reaches our threshold, the darker it gets.
You can also feel the tension emanating from the person out into the air.
We affect the environment.
And if we affect the environment, the environment also can affect us.
This is an indirect way of releasing energy.
By clearing the air of negative energy, we suck up neutral energy in the atmosphere and that gets us back to balance.
We can use incense to clean our surroundings.
If the tension is stronger than the atmosphere, then the best way is to find a peaceful environment, such as mountains, gardens, and parks, that emanate peaceful energy.
What Happens After You Let Go?
Releasing negative energy feels relieving.
You are no longer fearful, your vision is no longer clouded, and you don’t feel shameful.
It removes the baggage which doesn’t serve you anymore.
When you are under darkness (negativity), all you can see is more darkness.
But we don’t have to go there if we release them before they release us.
Nurture your body, mind, and soul so that our positives outweighs the power of negativity.