Less than one minute after turning on your TV or scrolling through your social media feed, the negativity starts to seep in. Bad news. Self-doubt. Comparison. Negative energy is easy to find. However, you’ll have to work a little harder to bring positive energy into your life.
We’re banishing negativity with five ways to promote positive energy in your life, so you can exude joy, love, and light to everyone you encounter.
Smudge away the stress
The gift of intuition and empathy can be a blessing and a curse. Your intense emotions and insight make you a great friend. That same intuition can also lead to an increased awareness of lingering negativity in your home. The solution? Bring on the smudge sticks!
Set yourself up for a clean slate and prepare for positivity to replace negative energy from yourself, visitors, or previous tenants in your home. Colleen McCann is a shaman and energy practitioner who told Vogue, “Scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria in a space and disinfect the air. When sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people into a positive mood.”
Set your intentions, and always adopt an attitude of reverence and gratitude when you smudge your space. Start by burning sage to clear your space of all energy, then burn palo santo to restore positive energy.
Choose crystals for positivity
Crystals possess mystical properties that can prevent bad energy, reduce anxiety, remove energy blockages, and boost positivity. Whether you wear them, decorate with them, or manifest with them, you might be wondering about the top crystals that bring good energy. Stop scrolling, because we’ve got you covered with the best crystals for good energy.
Choose citrine crystal for a positive outcome
Citrine is one of the best positive energy stones. Often called the “merchant stone” or the “success stone,” you can benefit from the powerful properties of citrine when you use it to manifest positive change.
Here are a few of our favorite mantras to use with citrine for positivity:
- I choose to be happy
- Good things are coming my way
- I attract opportunities that will lead to my success
Turn negative energy into positive energy with ruby zoisite
Turning that frown upside down is easier said than done. Sometimes, you need a little nudge from the universe. Ruby zoisite is the nudge you need. This stone transforms negative energy into positive energy, so you can shake away the negativity and live a joy-filled life.
Amethyst crystal for positive change
What garlic is to vampires, amethyst is to negativity. This stone blocks electromagnetic frequencies and negativity-fostering geopathic stress. Create an air of tranquility when you keep the negativity-zapping amethyst close.
Be sure to cleanse any crystals that aren’t self-cleansing on a regular basis to enjoy the positive benefits of crystals.
Connect with nature
Lest the phrase “connecting with nature” sound a little too hippie for your liking, this claim is actually backed by science. The National Center for Biotechnology Information published a study that found a link between wellbeing and a connection with the Earth’s electrons. The study reports that “Earthing (or grounding) refers to the discovery of benefits—including better sleep and reduced pain—from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth’s electrons from the ground into the body.”
So get out into nature, take off your shoes, and let nature begin to heal you. Take some deep, cleansing breaths with the grass between your toes as the negative ions are absorbed into your body.
Lean into the lunar cycle
We don’t give the moon enough credit. It affects the tides, light, and even our emotions. Most people are passive in their relationship with the moon, but taking an active role in your relationship with the lunar cycle can change your life. The Waxing Crescent Moon is especially helpful in providing hope and positivity as you work toward your goals.
A world-renowned astrologer, whose understanding of the effects of the moon is unparalleled, created Moonology Oracle Cards. She designed this oracle deck to work with the power and energy of the moon, granting you the ability to gain clarity on your life, make informed decisions, and bring positive change where it is most needed.
Ask a question, pull an oracle card from the deck, and the deck will provide an answer based on the phase of the moon.
Repeat mantras to attract positive energy
Manifesting positive energy through mantras is another great way to change your mindset and rewire a brain that’s stuck in negative patterns. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to change– both in structure and function– throughout your life. When you’re caught in a negative mindset, you’re effectively building a “rut” in your brain that reinforces that negative thinking. Through neuroplasticity, you can change those patterns.
That’s where mantras for positive energy come in. The Sanskrit word mantra means “instrument of thought.” These repeatable words or phrases calm your mind and disrupt negative internal thoughts.
Here are a few of the best mantras for positive energy:
- I radiate and attract positive energy.
- I choose to look on the bright side.
- “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.” -coined by French pharmacist and psychologist, Émile Coué
- I am proud of myself.
- I control my thoughts. My thoughts do not control me.
- Good things are coming my way, and my hands are open to receive them.
Use these positive thinking mantras to stop negative thoughts in their tracks and build a new neural pathway for positivity in your brain.
The world needs more positive energy. Make a change in your own life when you boost your positivity using these five proven methods. When you change yourself, you just might change the world.