Have you ever walked into a space and just gotten a bad vibe? It’s hard to put your finger on that feeling, but you know it when you feel it.
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Consider your energy field to be the area around you that absorbs outside emotions and energetic influences—like if someone is in a good mood or a bad mood, and it ends up affecting you, too, explains Greta Hough, a certified energy medicine practitioner. Hough deals with clearing out that kind of "bad mood energy." Hough notes that according to Shamanic teachings, energy is actually neither “bad” nor “good.” Rather, energy can be light or heavy.
“Energy gets trapped from a variety of circumstances, such as the people inside a space, the comings and goings of the particular space, and even energy that is left behind,” says Hough. “This can be emotional energy accumulated over years, or from particularly intense or traumatic past events."
For some people, spending time or living in homes with heavy, or negative, energy may result in experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or an overall sense of uneasiness or stuffiness, says Hough. In a work space, telling signs of dense energy include workers not getting along, a sense of confusion among coworkers, or a prolonged unsuccessful time period for a business.
The good news is Hough has some tactics to change your space's energy for the better. “A helpful practice would be to clear your space frequently,” say Hough, explaining that you can take steps daily, weekly, or monthly to help keep a space clear and free from dense or heavy energetic accumulation. “When moving into a new home, always clear the space first, then you can continue to do maintenance as needed."
You can bring in a professional energy practitioner, or DIY—either way the most important part in clearing the energy of your space, says Hough, is to hold a strong positive intention. She recommends moving about a space slowly while holding the intention to release and clear those dense energies and replace them with "love and light energies."
Here are tips and tools from Hough for bringing up the energy in your home or office: