Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lesson #30: Working with Energy (Part 4 - Clearing)

As human beings who are designed to be susceptible to the effects of our environment and other people, the issue of energy clearing is of paramount importance. The more sensitive you are, the more readily you will pick up and absorb the energies and moods of people, places, and other entities that may not serve you.

"Clearing" means releasing accumulated energy that we don't want or need. This undesirable energy may be our own (stress, anxiety, depression, jealousy, anger, loneliness, etc.) or it might come from outside of us.

Fortunately, there are many effective ways to clear energy, a few of which you may already be engaged in. The following is a list of some of the most popular energy clearing techniques:

-Deep breathing
-Expressing you thoughts and feelings, verbally or through writing, art, dance, etc
-Meditation---any kind
-Having a good cry
-Chakra clearing (Doreen Virtue has a good meditation CD for this)
-Communing with nature (including plants, trees and animals)
-Proper diet
-Body cleanses/detox
-Practicing forgiveness, acceptance, and gratitude. Making amends
-Listening to music; singing, toning, or chanting
-Clearing physical clutter
-Physical exercise (aerobic, yoga, tai chi, etc.)
-Releasing through grounding practices
-Crystals, aromatherapy, sea salt baths, etc.
-Overcoming/healing addictions, compulsions, and obsessions
-Native American or other rituals (sweating, burning sage, drumming, chanting)
-Past life (or life between lives) "regression" (Doreen Virtue has a good guided imagery CD for this)

This week I encourage you to spend some time noticing when, where, and with whom you find yourself taking on negative outside energies. Next, try experimenting with some of the above ideas, and see which ones work the best for you. Have a great week.