You have probably heard of the term chi (Qi). It is essentially the energy that gives life. This energy flows through your body and rules the universe around you. Different things can affect that energy by either bringing it “down” or “up”. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with positive energy at home.
When your energy is down, you feel “bad” and when it is up, you feel “good.” Even if you are someone who is not practically aware of your energy, there have likely been times when you have just felt that a person, place or thing has “bad energy”. You know, that creepy or uneasy feeling you get when you are around them or it.
On the other hand, you have also probably come across some people, places or things that simply make you feel great. From a very basic scientific standpoint, everything in this world, including you, is just a big ball of energy that vibrates at different frequencies, thus determining what you see or perceive in a physical form.
In contrast, you have also probably come across some people, places or things that simply make you feel great. From a very basic scientific standpoint, everything in this world, including you, is just a big ball of energy that vibrates at different frequencies, thus determining what you see or perceive in a physical form.
The Science of Good Vibrations
Many quantum physicists have further determined that your emotions are “energy in motion” and they surround your physical body. These, coupled with your foundational energy makeup, can supposedly even be seen with specific technology (1).
Dr. Bradly Nelson, the author and founder of The Emotion Code, claims that emotions, and their resulting energy, are so powerful in fact, that they can literally determine the experiences we bring to ourselves (2).
An award-wining documentary, E-Motion, also explained in detail how these energies even affect our health, causing a slew of diseases (3). Even the American Medical Association (AMA) claims that up to 95 percent of all doctor’s visits are stress related, which is directly linked to our emotional state (4).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also claimed that 85 percent of all diseases have an emotional element (5). A study conducted by The Institute of Heartmath, titled “Local and nonlocal effects of coherent heart frequencies on Conformational Changes of DNA,” revealed that when you think and feel angry, fearful and frustrating thoughts, it actually causes your DNA to alter according to those thoughts (6)!
Essentially, when exposed to these negative thoughts (energy) “…the DNA responded by tightening up. It became shorter and switched off many of our DNA codes. The shutdown of the DNA codes was reversed and the codes were switched back on again when feelings of love, joy, gratitude ,and appreciation were felt by the researchers. When experiencing these emotions, the DNA responded by relaxing and the strands unwound. The length of the DNA became longer.” (7).
Boost Positive Energy in Your Home
What this means is that any negative or lower frequency emotions ( and thus energy) can have a damaging effect on your body. Like a chemical toxin, negative energy can also affect you on a cellular level, damaging your actual DNA and creating diseases (8). Studies have also shown that changing the frequency of a diseased cell, including cancerous cells, can stop them from growing or spreading (9).
Apart from raising your own energy to keep you happy and healthy, the vibration of your home—the place you go for sanctuary and spend most of your time—is also very important. Like anything else, your home has a specific energy, which means you can raise it to create a more welcoming and comfortable space for you and your family and anyone who enters it.
Here are some really easy things you can do to bring more positive energy into your home.
And by field, they mean anything from your emotional, energetic, mental, spiritual or physical body to your environment, which, of course, includes your home, office, or any other space. As the studies show, being around negative energy can be extremely detrimental to your health—mental and physical. One way to remove this stagnant energy is by “smudging.” The art of smudging dates back to ancient times and includes burning sacred plants to clear and bless a space. The smoke that results from burning plants like tobacco, cedar, sweet grass, juniper, pine needles, cypress, lavender, frankincense,
One way to remove this stagnant energy is by “smudging.” The art of smudging dates back to ancient times and includes burning sacred plants to clear and bless a space. The smoke that results from burning plants like tobacco, cedar, sweet grass, juniper, pine needles, cypress, lavender, frankincense, rosemary, and sage, is shown to actually cleanse the air of impurities, including bacteria and viruses. You can “smudge” your space any time you feel like it needs to be cleared.
A good time to smudge an area is when you move into a new home, when you begin a new job or career, after a guest leaves your home, before you meditate or after there has been an argument or someone has been sick (11). You can buy pre-made dried herbs in a smudging stick or you can dry your own. Place them in an aluminum bowl and light the herbs. Blow the flame out gently as you would when you are creating cinders for a fire. As the cinders burn they will release a smoke that will cleanse the air. Carefully walk from room to room, letting the smoke waft through your space. When you are finished, make sure the cinders have died out. This will help attract positive energy into your space.
2. Essential Oil Diffusers
Much like smudging, the heated oils release their cleansing properties into the air, clearing the space of negative energy, including any viruses and bacteria. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to raise your vibrational frequency.
Oils that are known to help include (13):
- Peppermint—An effective astringent that can clear tension and negative energies. Also a great oil for relieving headaches.
- Frankincense—A Biblical oil known for purification of any negative influences.
- Myrrh—Another ancient oil good for purifying your environment. When combined with other oils, myrrh can increase their potency.
- Rose–One of the highest vibrational frequency oils.
- Cypress—Great for purifying and raising your vibration while grounding and protecting you and your home.
- Cedarwood—A wonderful oil to counter excessive negative energies.
- Basil—A sacred oil known worldwide for its protective properties.
- Juniper—Cleanses negative energies that can affect your health while transforming any negative emotions into positive ones.
- Lavender—Good for removing stubborn energies and for neutralize negative frequencies. A well-known calming agent.
- Sage—A popular oil for neutralizing existing negativity energy.
- Palo Santo—A potent oil that helps clear your home of negative energy while bringing good luck!
3. Clear the Clutter
Clutter not only fills your home but it can fill your mind and your energy field. The act of removing unnecessary items will help remove any negative energy attached to these items as well as clear the overall energy of your home. There’s no better way to give your home more positive energy!
Decluttering can cleanse your home and your physical body. Start by getting rid of anything you haven’t used in the past six months. Go through your wardrobe and just ditch anything you don’t wear anymore. Resist the urge to tell yourself that you “might” wear it again. Releasing the bond to these items can be extremely freeing and can also release the cluttered energy attached to it. When clearing out the clutter it is important not to stress over it—stressing causes more negative energy! Just do a little once a week or what best fits your schedule (14)
4. Use Himalayan Salt Lamps
Himalayan salt lamps not only emit a soothing orange, red, pink or whitish glow, they also emit healing negative ions that create fresh, clean air. Himalayan salt is known to increase your energy levels, remove static electricity from the air, and neutralize any electromagnetic radiation and allergens. It also promote good sleep and improve your overall mood (15). These lamps are a great addition to any room and they can help boost positive energy.
5. Play Soothing Music
The benefits of music are endless. Music has existed in one form or another since man could bang sticks and stones together. While it has evolved with technology, it has always been a cultural form of entertainment and has had a bounty of healing effects on the body. Music can also alter your vibration or that of the space it fills, which is why concerts and such events can be so energetic and memorable.
Numerous studies show that music can provide positive benefits for your heart, blood pressure, immune system, energy, learning and memory, sleep and even pain management (16). To fill your home with positive vibes, play music that is uplifting and brings you joy. Certain types of music are also shown to boost positive energy including classical, jazz, folk, orchestral, soul and opera (17).
6. Get a Family Pet
Family pets can bring a lot of love and joy to a home. Just as they love us, they teach us how to love unconditionally and can raise your vibration and that of your home. Studies show they can keep us healthy in a variety of ways, both physically and emotionally. (18)